Programme Officer Job in Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Programme Officer Job in Kenya 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Salary:  KES 60000-
80,000 per Month 
Answers to: Leadership

Xavier Project is
registered as an NGO in Uganda, an international NGO in Kenya and a company and
charity in UK. All operations are in Kenya and Uganda, but a proportion of
funding is raised in the UK. We have a three way partnership agreement between
the branches of Xavier Project and one executive team primarily based in the
Xavier Project headquarters in Nairobi. Xavier Project currently employs 28
permanent staff.

Xavier Project´s
implementation model   promotes building holistic partnerships with
refugee led organisations (RLOs) across East Africa through which we promote
community-led learning, community capacity-strengthening and enterprise
development. We act as facilitators, supporting the RLOs to deliver education
services and scale-out enterprise within their communities. We currently
support six RLOs in six different locations in Kenya and Uganda. Through
community-led solutions, we aspire to provide more refugee children with access
to quality learning, delivered in environments that are safe and inclusive, and
foster social, emotional and extra-curricular learning. This is done through
various innovative programmes such as tablet-based learning programme for
primary school children, online-based learning programme for out-of-school
youth or outreach programme aiming to improve the access of refugee children
with disabilities to quality education. Xavier Project partners with a wide
range of Institutional Donors, Foundations and Trusts.
Xavier Project is
looking to recruit for the position of Programme Officer in our Kenya office.
Corona Virus pandemic has had adverse impact on the education of millions of
children across the world. While schools remain closed, learning cannot be
suspended without profound consequences on the children’s psychosocial
wellbeing and continuity of learning when schools resume. Alternative
approaches must therefore be adopted to not only keep children engaged but to
offer them Mental Health and Psychosocial Support during this challenging times.
During this season,
Xavier Project is offering   innovative, adaptive and robust
education opportunities to refugee children in Kenya’s urban areas. These
education interventions will not only ensure sustained learning during the
school break but also seamless transition when schools re-open among the
targeted groups. Furthermore, Xavier Project in consultation with other key
education actors such as the Ministry of Education, the Kenya Education in
Emergencies Working Group (EiE) and the Education Development Partners
Coordination Group (EDPCG) will work with School Heads and Boards of Management
to achieve post- COVID   safe-back-to school.
Under the Education
department Xavier Project runs a sponsorship programme for ECD , primary and
secondary students besides an Accelerated Education Program that targets older
youth. To supplement the radio and television lessons offered by the Ministry
of Education, Xavier Project team has been involved in production and
dissemination of educational podcasts and will be running a mobile library to
support the students’ remote learning. The Programme Officer’s role will be to
support the implementation of these education projects in Nairobi and other
locations when the need arises.

The Programme Officer
will be expected to:
  • Implement
    education activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans
  • Continuously
    monitor and evaluate the projects, document lessons learnt and improvement
  • Mediate
    and improve Xavier Project’s relationships with various donors and
    partners including Refugee Led Organisations (RLOs)
  • Contribute
    to the growth of the Education Department by initiating innovative
  • Take
    part in preparing fundraising proposals
  • Actively
    participate in promoting Xavier Project’s vision and mission
  • Represent
    FXP in various stakeholder forums
  • Any
    other duties assigned.
  • Bachelor’s
    Degree or equivalent, Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Advanced
    understanding and experience working in the education sector.
  • Excellent
    communication and technical writing skills including for proposals and
    reports particularly in English
  • Good
    knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability
    to work sensitively with refugee population or demonstrated experience
    working with marginalised communities
  • Ability
    to work effectively with other people both as an individual and as a
    member of a group
  • Experience
    or ability to work with people from various backgrounds
  • Excellent
    administration and organisational skills
  • Good
    problem solving skills
  • Experience
    in managing budgets
  • Willing
    to travel within Kenya
In place of the cover
letter, interested candidates should submit complete the google forms On this link  and
submit their CVs ONLY to 
Applicants are urged to
apply as soon as they can and not wait until the deadline of 24th August 2020 if
possible. Candidates should use email title Kenya Programme Officer and
include their name in the email title. Please also include the names and
contact details of two referees. Successful candidates will be expected to
produce a Certificate of Good Conduct. Kindly note that only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.  For more information on what we do please

Xavier Project is an
equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of
religion, race, colour, origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.