Friday, 12 April 2013

Twaweza Program Officer Job in Kenya

Program Officer

Twaweza, a dynamic East Africa wide organization, is looking for a competent, effective and energetic Kenya Program Officer

Salary Grade: 5/6
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: Regional Program Manager
Start Date: As soon as possible

Overall Responsibility:

With the guidance of the Regional Program Manager, the Program Officer will analyze and implement Twaweza’s Theory of Change/strategy and themes, identify key opportunities and develop and implement a deeper Kenya program focused on media partnerships. 
The Program Officer will implement positive and effective relationships with key media partners and contacts in the interest of promoting Twaweza objectives. 
The Program Officer will be responsible for implementation of the country program, which will consist of 5 or 6 media partnerships.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Analyze the country situation, particularly the media landscape, in relation to Twaweza’s Theory of Change.
  • Maintain close relationship with the 5 or 6 media partners and work with them on regularly basis to ensure Twaweza’s objectives are met
  • To find high quality specialists and when need arises contract and manage them as consultants for specific assignments with media partners
  • Collect data and information from partners for monitoring purposes and enter in database
  • Use monitoring data to draw lessons and continuously nudge partnership outputs to superb level
  • Work closely with the Learning Officer to bring out and publish lessons, and to use lessons drawn from monitoring, evaluation and international knowledge, in the current partnerships
  • Maintain high quality documentation throughout.
General Responsibilities
  • Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities (and associated budgets) in work plans, consistent with Twaweza interests and policies.
  • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Twaweza’swork.
  • Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza approach, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
  • Participate actively in organization‐wide learning and other joint activities.
  • Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the Regional Programs Manager or the Head of Twaweza.
Core Qualifications
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field, minimum 3 years working experience, in Kenya/East Africa;
  • Keen understanding of country political and social dynamics; analytical and conceptual skills, and ability to translate these into program development;
  • Creative thinker, imaginative, able to think outside the box and make unorthodox connections. Strong affinity with the thinking behind the Twaweza concept;
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience in working with mass media;
  • Excellent networking, relationship building and negotiation skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently, self driven.
  • Demonstrated team working qualities, and ability to deliver quality results;
  • Excellent verbal, writing and communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Curiosity and passion to learn, push the envelope, innovate, be creative, take thoughtful risks and get things done.
Changes and Amendments:

This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to, including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. 
In the subject of your email write your name and the position you are applying for.


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