AAH Program Development and Quality Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

AAH Program Development and Quality Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

About the Job

The Program Development and Quality Coordinator (PDQC) will be responsible for the coordination and management to key program processes, particularly in proposal development, grants management and M&E.

H/She will coordinate with the Program Director and relevant sector coordinators/specialists to ensure timely reporting to donors, developing and implementing Core Humanitarians Standards (CHS) within the Somalia program and contributing to donors and Action Against Hunger's internal compliance.

Key activities

  • Develop a Program Development and Quality strategy and review organogram to reflect, functional Program Development and Quality capacity in line with Action Against Hunger's Country strategic vision.
  • Recruitment, train and manage qualified staff to carry out regular Program Development and Quality functions, Formal and on the job training for Program Development and Quality staff.
  • Provide support to the review and development of Program Development and Quality systems and tools, in collaboration with senior technical management and technical advisor teams of Action Against Hunger.
  • Supervise the development of a central information management system platform for Action Against Hunger which will consolidate data and allow for timely reporting of progress towards key current contract, Action Against Hunger standard program indicators, and feed into the mission information system.
  • Contribute to the appraisals of Program Development and Quality staff as required by Action Against Hunger guidelines and ensure proper adequate training is carried out in view of career development and Mission Training Plans.
  • Work closely with the Program Director, Project Managers and Technical Coordinators to design competitive final proposals responsive to donor guidelines and requirements
  • Coordinating with country and sub-offices on the delivery and timely submission of reports.
  • Technically support teams in the capacity building and management of grants and awards
  • Support the country and sub-offices to ensure the inclusion of programmatic strategies standards and policies in the program development process.
  • Support the reviewing of proposals for consistency with the requirements of solicitations, requests or calls for proposals, predicting or preventing bottlenecks in the proposal development process and securing the necessary information to complete process.
  • Support the Country Office in ensuring that the proposal development process takes into consideration the mainstreaming of global cross cutting themes such as Age, Gender and Diversity, and lessons learnt from previous programming.
  • Contribute to the production of high quality program progress reports as per donor and Action Against Hunger requirements.
  • Ensure that program reporting needs, formats and timelines are updated and shared with all relevant staff.
  • Ensure the Program Development and Quality team (working with the M&E Units) generates, documents, disseminates and communicates program stories, relevant best practices and key lessons; to donors, local authorities and other humanitarian and development partners.
  • Ensure relevant communications tools and strategies are in place and all key staff involved in generating communication items are well versed with the tools/strategy and complying with its requirements.
  • Provide technical input in the development of program monitoring and reporting plans.
  • Provide trainings to program teams on program activity monitoring and reporting.
  • Assist programs in defining sampling and assessment methodologies.
  • Assist programs on logical framework development.
  • Assist program teams in development of project specific databases.
  • Advise and update the Technical and Field
  • Coordinators on all aspects of Program Development and Quality regularly.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices, produce case studies and human interest stories through knowledge capitalization workshops, production of learning documents and other means.
  • Organize learning, knowledge sharing and capitalization workshops and ensure knowledge is used in future program design.
  • Establish and monitor accountability mechanisms in line with HAP across the PCM.
  • Undertake internal project evaluations, support the development of Terms of Reference (TORs) and inception reports for external evaluations and manage evaluation consultants.
  • Support the quality, timeliness and dissemination of Program Development and Quality outputs internally and externally.
  • Ensure that lessons in planning, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and impact assessment are documented, shared and considered in the design of new projects and technical plans and are discussed during periodic program reviews and ultimately fed into current work and future program development.

  • You have a Master of Arts or Science/Bsc+5/6 (or higher) in International Relations/Affairs, Humanitarian Affairs, International Development, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Demographics or related field.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar role, with minimum 2 year humanitarian experience.
  • You have experience in two or more country contexts.

    Required Skills & Competencies
  • Fluency in English Skills and Experience
  • Essential: Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent team management, budget management and representation competencies.
  • Experience in humanitarian PQA or M&E.
  • Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
  • Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies.
  • Skills on statistical and other software (SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.) Familiarity with Management Information Systems (Databases) and GIS.
  • Experience in multi-sector and participatory assessments and data collection tools.
  • Familiarity with Action Against Hunger and acceptance of Action Against Hunger's principles.
  • Preferred: Prior experience with Action Against Hunger International.
  • Prior experience in Somalia.

    How to Apply
  • Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
  • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note.
  • Closing date for applications: 27th September 2019.
  • The applications will be assessed on rolling bases.
  • For more information and job application details, see; AAH Program Development and Quality Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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