Reporting to: Program Manager
Contract: One year, with possibility of renewal.
Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a Kenyan women’s rights organization founded on human rights and feminist principles, that seeks to promote women’s rights. COVAW works towards a society free from all forms of violence against women and girls
Purpose: This position provides programme support and opportunity in building capacity towards legal response to violence and access to justice for women, and girls. The position will provide an opportunity to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for women in Narok County by addressing gender inequalities that are sustained by social norms, attitudes and cultural practices contributing to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting(FGM/C), as well as aid in legal redress to issues arising to survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) across COVAW’s projects.
Reporting to the Programs Manager, the Programme Officer will:
- Lead and oversee the planning, implementation monitoring and reporting for the COVAW projects on Female Genital Cutting(FGC), Sexual and Gender Based Violence(SGBV) and other related interventions in Narok County, in line with COVAW’s strategic plan.
- Ensure the implementation of the project activities in line with the proposal, work-plan and budgets.
- Act as COVAW’s contact person with the community and other stakeholders in Narok including representing COVAW in relevant technical working groups and meetings, as assigned.
- Provide legal advice to COVAW programs and clients including support and advice on GBV cases liaising with COVAW pro bono lawyers and COVAW’s community paralegals.
- Training on GBV, referral mechanisms and related legal processes to the COVAW target groups including law enforcement officers, health workers and county government officials.
- Oversee case management and client record management.
- Identify, support and work with custodians of culture, community activists and paralegals on community mobilization approaches that address gender based violence
- Contribute/ lead in the development of relevant project materials including IEC, policy and advocacy resources as required within the projects.
- Prepare accurate and timely reports of all program activities and expenditures
- Ensure that project monitoring is conducted diligently and qualitative and quantitative data management is done to ensure project learning.
- Manage project budgets in adherence to donor and organizational rules and policies.
- Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW’s assets in use.
- Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours.
- Strong commitment to COVAW’s values and principles.
- Adherence to project rules and policies including on safeguarding, child protection and anti-fraud policies.
- Adherence to work-plans, timelines and deadlines.
- Outputs and outcomes of the projects achieved and documented.
- Display innovativeness and creativity in implementation of program.
- Accurate, timely and high quality progress reports and project documentation, including photographs.
- Project funds utilized in cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money.
- Project funds fully accounted for in line with donor rules and organizational policies.
- Enhancing team work and mutual respect between colleagues and project partners.
Required qualifications and competencies
- Bachelor’s degree in Law preferred
- A practicing advocate of the High Court, with legal Practice/ representation and court attendance experience
- At least 4-5 years of experience in community engagement including facilitating trainings and community dialogues, safeguarding and child protection issues
- Project Management Cycle training and experience in managing GBV, SRHR and access to justice projects.
- Specific experience in managing FGM projects will be an added advantage
- Excellent reporting skills
- Project budget management skills
- Ability to demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills including in research
- Experience in stakeholder engagement including relevant government officials at national and county levels
- Ability to work with diverse people and cultures
- Ability to work independently, prioritize, set and meet goals
- Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
- Self-starter, able to work independently but able to consult effectively, prioritize and handle multiple tasks including through delegation
The successful candidate must also demonstrate COVAW values of Integrity, Dignity, Courage, Solidarity and Commitment.
How to apply
Send your application and cover letter marked “Program Officer -Narok County” to firstname.lastname@example.org. by 24th February 2023.
No phone calls please. CVs will be reviewed as they are received. COVAW encourages, promotes, and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.