IGAD Assistant Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

IGAD was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development(IGADD), which was founded in 1986. This followed the recurring and severe drought and other natural disasters between 1974 and 1984 that caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the Eastern Africa region.

Although individual countries made substantial efforts to cope with the situation and received generous support from the international community, the magnitude and extent of the problem argued strongly for a regional approach to supplement national efforts.

In order to enhance coordination of resilience related information, IGAD is establishing an integrated Information Management Unit (Unit) that brings together Resilience Analysis Unit (RAU), Food Security and Nutrition Work Group (FSNWG), and Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

The Unit provides opportunity for CEWARN to contribute to and benefit from the resilience information generation in line with the expanded thematic focus of CEWARN.

Consequently, CEWARN would like to recruit and place an Assistant Program Officer within the Unit. The Officer will be primarily deployed to the Unit but will maintain regular contact with CEWARN in executing his or her duties.

Job Title: Assistant Program Officer

Reporting to: CEWARN Conflict Analyst

Supervision: Head of the IGAD Information Management Unit

Duty Station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be CEWARN’s contact and resource person at the Information Management Unit,
  • Assist in conceptualizing integrated IGAD Information Management Unit and in developing information management strategy, protocols and controls, including internal management of information, dissemination plan,
  • Assist in implementing and regularly updating the information management strategy,
  • Assist in developing and managing information sharing platform e.g. web portal,
  • Assist in providing custody of resilience information assets,
  • Gather information from relevant institutions which may be of use to both the
  • Unit and CEWARN work including identification of appropriate secondary data,
  • Support initial analysis of data,
  • Facilitate integration of conflict early warning information into the Unit and vice versa, including exploring prospects for establishing and coordinating conflict early warning working group within the Unit,
  • Ensure that information needed to support the work of CEWARN is regularly collected, organized and shared with CEWARN Conflict Analyst,
  • Work closely with related
    CEWARN staff including Conflict Analyst, Data and Information Manager, GIS Officer and Situation Room Officer,
  • Participate in CEWARN, Kenya CEWERU and resilience related meetings and provide necessary support in presenting relevant information,
  • Support promotion of data and information sharing across IGAD fraternity,
  • Undertake any other assignments that may be assigned by CEWARN Director, Head of the Unit


  • Language: Proficiency in English is mandatory while French is an added advantage
  • Skills: Knowledge of data collection methodologies, demonstrable ability to support generation of information briefs,


  • At least Bachelor Degree or equivalent in information management or related field;
  • Recognized professional qualification and membership in the Information Technology.
  • At least two years’ work experience in executing functions in ICT undertakings or knowledge.
  • Working in multinational and cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of English and French language skill is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy.

    How to apply

    Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above can apply.

    Application accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details must be addressed to the following address and must be e-mailed / submitted in such a way that they are received on or before 2:00pm on 12th July 2018. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. The for application should be made to:

    The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD,
    Avenue Georges Clemenceau,
    O. Box 2653
    E-mail: hr@igad.int,

    Copy to: antony.kosgei@igad.int

    IGAD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    For more information and job application details, see; IGAD Assistant Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

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