ERIKS – Programme Monitoring Officer (Kenya).

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Country: Kenya
Education: Degree or Diploma, Post Graduate Degree an advantage
Function: Programme/Project Management
Sector: Charity and NGO
Type: Experienced, Graduate, Permanent, Full Time

The main responsibility for managing ERIKS’ support to projects implemented by local partner organizations in East Africa lies with the Regional Office for East Africa, located in Kampala, Uganda. 

In order to strengthen the monitoring of the programmatic aspects of the support, ERIKS is now recruiting a Programme Monitoring Officer (PMO) for Kenya to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The assignment of the PMO consists of continuous monitoring of the interventions supported by ERIKS, capacity building of the implementing partner organizations, and networking. 

The position is full-time and the PMO will work closely with the Financial Monitoring Officer and colleagues within the region and the wider organisation.

ERIKS Development Partner

ERIKS Development Partner (ERIKS) is a Swedish NGO and foundation, promoting the rights of the child. ERIKS’ work and commitment to the fulfilment of the rights of the child is guided by our identity and values: the spirit of Erik Nilsson (the founder of ERIKS), Christian values and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

ERIKS currently supports projects in 16 countries in partnership with local civil society actors. To support our partners, ERIKS has established regional offices in South East Asia, East Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe. 

ERIKS’ vision is a transformed world where children’s dreams come true. The primary focus of our interventions concern education, health and protection. 

In Europe, ERIKS is working in three countries: Belarus, Moldova and Romania. 

In Belarus ERIKS supports interventions targeting integration and de-institutionalization of children and youths with disabilities or in conflict with the law. 

In Moldova ERIKS supports projects that are focusing on adolescents’ health, education and protection for vulnerable groups of children, and in Romania the work is primarily focusing on social inclusion of Roma in the areas of education, health and protection.

Job description

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Elaborate country strategies and annual country reports.
  • Identify potential partner organisations for the implementation of the country strategies.
  • Perform organisational and project assessments.
  • Follow up and support partner organisations in the implementation of projects.
  • Review and give feedback to partner organisations on regular narrative reports.
  • Make regular visits to partner organisation’s offices and field visits to project sites.
  • Assess partner capacity needs and develop and execute capacity development plans for the efficient and effective implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects.
  • Follow up challenges and recommendations identified in organisational assessments, capacity development plans, reports, evaluations, and audits.
  • Participate in the development of the annual regional programme budget.
  • Ensure that internal requirements, requirements from back donors and auditors are communicated and understood and implemented by partner organisations.
  • Assist partner organisations in elaborating terms of reference and identifying consultants for mid-term and final evaluations of interventions.
  • Participate in elaboration of applications to back donors and calls for proposal.
  • Participate in elaboration of new steering documents, templates, and instructions.
  • Participate in relevant networks at country level.

General responsibilities

  • Comprehend and adhere to ERIKS’ values, vision and mission.
  • Administrative oversight of ERIKS office in Nairobi
  • Be acquainted with and adhere to ERIKS’ Code of Conduct and ERIKS Child protection Policy.
  • Know and contribute to ERIKS’ general objectives and strategies.
  • Carry through work and assignments in line with ERIKS’ policies, guidelines and routines, with personal responsibility for the quality of the work done.
  • Brand development

Qualifications

Education

  • University degree in project management, development studies, social sciences, Human Rights, sociology or equivalent. A Masters Degree in humanities is an added advantage.

Experience

  • Professional experience in project design and management.
  • Professional experience in the field of project monitoring/ evaluation in an international development agency or a national NGO.
  • Good understanding of Human/ Children’s Rights and experience in Child Rights Programming.
  • Practical experience in Institutional and other forms of Fundraising.

Competence

  • Well acquainted with the following computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • High capacity in reading, writing and communicating in English. Knowledge of Swahili is of great advantage.
  • Well informed of the development context in the East Africa countries of intervention.
  • Self-starter with the ability to deliver on specific tasks without supervision

Ability

  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Attitude of listening, initiative and creativity.
  • Interpersonal competence and ability to maintain good partnership relations.
  • Capacity to work with national and international organisations, authorities and various management structures.
  • Analytical skills, capacity to gather, summarize and present information in a professional and convincing way.
  • Aptitude for planning, foresight and problem solving.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and beyond time limits.

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