Program Coordinator at Center for Education and Development (CED)

On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

CED seeks to recruit qualified and committed Individual to join CED team and fill the position of Program Coordinator.

Location: 50%Nairobi,    Kenya and 50% Mogadishu, Somalia

Closing Date: January, 31, 2014

General Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director is expected to manage, lead and shape a vision for the organization by aligning the strategies, implement the aligned country strategy to provide quality program management; policy and advocacy work as well as lead on other organizational systems to drive the needed change agenda at the national level. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for overall leadership in planning, coordination, proposal writings, preparation of budgets, narrative reporting and financial accounting for both CED and donors in appropriate formats. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating different programs and ensuring program quality. S/He also backstops the Executive Director in his absence. The Program Coordinator will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to project sites in Somalia.

Qualification and Experiences

  • A minimum of 7 Years experience in humanitarian work both in emergency and development program.
  • Post-graduate degree in social sciences, development studies, agricultural economics, international relations, project planning or any other related field.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with key Donors (ECHO, USAID, UN, DFID and other donors).
  • Understanding of relevant humanitarian and development policy issues. Strategic management and direction of large scale projects including implementation, management, monitoring & evaluation, risk assessment & mitigation and contract compliance.
  • Strong skills in writing proposals, concept notes, narrative and financial reports, and development of program frameworks.
  • Ability to demonstrate confident representation skills, proven coordination, influencing and negotiation skills, excellent teamwork skills and the ability to build good relations with both internal and external audience.
  • Self-directed, independent worker who takes initiative and is able to create systems and processes to support the inherent duties of this position.
  • Flexibility and poise in dealing with a very diverse range of individuals and organizations, including but not limited to the local community, local authorities and other organizations working in the area.
  • Good communication skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

Language Skills

1. Excellent written and spoken English

General Skills

  • Excellent good proposal and report writing skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent training / facilitation and capacity building skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Good team management skills
  • Good planning and analytical capacities
  • Good Research skills
  • Able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to travel frequently to project sites.
  • Ability to work under pressure and extreme time constraints.
  • Excellent communication and supervisory skills. Contract period: one year, with possibility of renewal

Contract period: one year, with possibility of renewal

Women are encouraged to apply.

If your profile matches with above, kindly submit your application and detailed CV. Each applicant package will include the following:

  • Cover letter explaining why consider yourself qualified for this position with the applicants current contact information
  • CV including work experience and education
  • Copies of Certificates
  • Three professional referees with their complete contact information
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews and tests. All applications should be sent to Abdullahi Ali Hassan, [email protected] and copied to [email protected] with the subject of the e-mail marked “Program Coordinator”


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