Programme Coordinator (Kenya)

Open to Kenyan nationals 

Based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the field.

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and internationally.

Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network and all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older persons, including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.

Kenya, a country of approximately 50 million has about 1.8 million older people. The Government of Kenya over the years has been developing various policies and programmes aimed at improving the wellbeing of older persons and has the potential to play an important role within Africa and international forums advocating for older persons rights. In Kenya, HelpAge International has been working closely with various ministries of the Government of Kenya and other partners to develop relevant policy framework and programming for older persons focused on the issues of social protection, health and emergencies.

HelpAge international seeks to recruit a Programme Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the AFD and MH projects in Kenya as per the plans and the parameters of the budget ensuring project achieves its intended goals and is implemented in accordance with good practice programme and financial management principles.  The post holder will be responsible for coordinating activities across the designated partners, providing required technical and management support while working very closely with the Government of Kenya (GoK) Department of Social Protection, the Ministry of Health (including NCDs Division and Ageing Unit) and the wider state and non-state actors working on various components of health and care social protection.

The post-holder should have a post-graduate degree in public health, experience in public health programming through engagement with various stakeholders, strong health research and advocacy skills as well as strong financial management and ability to monitor project budgets.  Ability to network, communicate and write effectively and representation skills to a wide range of audience is essential to this role.

A detailed job description is available on the right hand side of this page.

To apply, send your cv and cover letter, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role to by 16th August, 2018


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