Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland and operates as an international NGO in over 20 countries worldwide. Working with some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable; Trócaire supports communities in delivering long-term change in people’s lives.Trócaire now requires the services of an experienced and dynamic Programme Support Officer to assist the integrated Gender Based Violence (GBV) and HIV programme.
The Programme Support Officer (HIV specialism) will be an integral part of the programme team within the Kenya Office.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
- Support the Programme Officer (PO) HIV/GBV in the ongoing management of current programmes and design of any new programmes.
- Under the guidance of the PO HIV/GBV, and with the administrative support of the Programme Assistant, carry out all relevant administrative procedures in relation to project and programme management to the highest standards.
- In line with the M&E Framework and under the guidance of the PO HIV/GBV ensure that partners have appropriate monitoring and documentation systems in place to gather the information needed for reporting in a timely fashion.
- Ensure that partners are aware of the grant management and reporting requirements of back donors and where necessary provide training and support to partners in order to meet these demands.
- Contribute to HO communications initiatives, including accompanying visitors to the field and documenting stories of change
- Support the POs to ensure that all institutional funding for the programme is managed in line with donor requirements and that reports are compliant with donor needs, including IA and Trócaire’s internal needs
- Promote and strengthen partnership with government particularly in building capacity of duty bearers in target communities.
- Play an effective role within the HIV/GBV Integrated Programme and Kenya Country Programme teams.
Essential Qualifications and Skills
- Professional qualification in an appropriate technical subject or subject relevant to development/ community work/ health and project management
- Minimum 3 years experience supporting a HIV prevention and response unit
- Experience of working in support of national NGOs and partners in developing countries
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with donor reporting.
- Proven experience in capacity building processes and techniques, and the provision of technical advice (particularly in the area of HIV) through on the job training
- Coordinating or managing development programmes through local partners
- HIV prevention and response programming
- Program cycle management including strong experience in documentation, monitoring & evaluation work
- Experience of working with international donors
- Representational skills
Interested applicants, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and cover letter to the HR Officer through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of the email as Programme Support Officer- HIV by 4th June 2014.
Cover letters should indicate current salary, salary expectations and notice period.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.