International Republican Institute (IRI) Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

International Republican Institute (IRI) Program Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • The International Republican Institute (IRI) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on democracy, human rights and development.

  • IRI is seeking resumes / CVs for local hire for the position of Program Officer to support and guide program implementation for the international Republican Institute’s Kenya portfolio.

  • Hiring for this position is contingent upon the International Republican Institute (IRI) receiving funds to conduct work in Kenya.

  • The Program Officer will work to ensure that all program activities are implemented efficiently, timely and ¡n line with the values of the organization.

  • S/he will work as part of the organization’s program team and assist in developing program strategy, drafting program activity proposals and reports, working with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer and oversee logistics an administrative tasks in a manner in line with the values of the organization.

  • The Program Officer performs these functions according to direction provided by the Resident Program Director RPO) and the Program Manager (PM).

    The Program Officer will Possess

  • at least 3 years of experience in human rights and international development;

  • work on civil society strengthening, devolution, organizational strengthening and inclusion;

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in political science, international relations, development or related field;

  • Experience working on domestic or international donor-funded democracy, civil society strengthening, organizational development and good governance programs;

  • Experience in project cycle management, coordinating project activities, and monitoring and evaluation;

  • Experience writing reports and project proposals;

  • Ability to prioritize, plan arid organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities;

  • Conversant in matters related to devolution, constitutional literacy, participatory governance, electoral processes, women and youth inclusion, research methods for development and legislative strengthening;

  • Knowledge of methodologies and best practices for promoting gender equality, equity and women empowerment in general and in Kenya in particular;

  • Knowledge of media and technology to promote citizen understanding and engagement;

  • Facilitating and assisting capacity building and goal achievement for local organizations and civic groups.

  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Experience with project design, planning and management tools that include but not limited to log frames, Gantt charts, monitoring and evaluation plans and budgets;

  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace;

  • Understanding of
    the social, political arid economic context of Kenya; Basic financial management skills.

    Primary Functions and Responsibilities

  • Coordination and implementation of IRI’s program activities according to grant requirements and project workplans

  • Research, write and edit time-sensitive program documents and budgets, activity reports, funding proposals, success stories, case studies and training materials;

  • Monitor and provide timely research and information on Kenya’s socio-’economic and political dynamics for the PM and in reports, approved social med la and blogs as needed;

  • Provide efficient and timely action on administrative and financial matters, written assignments and submission of reports;

  • Cultivate relationships and communicate with civil society organizations relevant government officials, local partners, and members of the diplomatic and donor community on behalf of his/her supervisor, and represent IRI at public functions as requested;

  • Work in concert with IRI M&E and program personnel to monitor and evaluate the performance of IRI and partner organizations program activities, identifying successes and failures and recommending program adjustments accordingly

  • Mobilize program participants, the media and stakeholders for events and program activities;

  • Ensure efficiency and transparency in the use of program resources;

  • Travel from time-to-time, independently and/or as part of a team, to various locations throughout Kenya to support IRI’s programmatic objectives; and

  • Establish and maintain filing systems for the office including both electronic and hard copy files.

  • Keep records and maintain program records, Including office expenses:

  • Manage calendars, meetings and special events for IRI

  • Set up meetings and appointments and prepare files with background materials;

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and current resume/CV to

  • IRIKenyajobs@IRI.org by March 13 2020.

  • Please include the following in your cover letter current salary; how your experience and qualifications fit the requirements; any language skills or specific technical skills; and available start date.

  • IRI is an equal opportunity employer.


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