Programme Coordinator Jobs in Kenya


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The Driver will report to the Administrative Assistant and work under the overall supervision of the Chief Technical Officer.

Programme Coordinator Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate 10M’s Mixed Migration Programme and ensure that the project manager is implementing the activities stipulated in the project documents in a timely manner.
  • Anticipate constraints to project implementation and work out solutions with the project manager and project officers. Liaise closely with other 10M regional programmes on the same.
  • Coordinate closely with the Mixed Migration Programme Project Officers on the strategy and approach of mixed migration programmes to ensure harmonious implementation of the projects within the areas of coverage. Ensure regional approach within the region by organizing regional meetings.
  • Represent 10M in the Mixed Migration Task Force (MMTF) cluster meetings such as protection and other related agencies as well as in donor meetings.
  • Participate in field-based MMTF meetings and activities, analyse data collected by MMTF Coordinator and missions, guide field activities based on data/recommendations; oversee the organization of the MMTF Regional Conference.
  • Develop and maintain necessary relationships with local authorities, United Nations (UN) agencies, national and international institutions, non-governmental organizations, voluntary agencies, required to promote 10M and its transitional activities, and to facilitate the implementation of ongoing activities. Ensure use of all 10M partnership and mixed migration tools, and update and disseminate regularly with lessons and input from the field and partners.
  • Highlight mixed migration issues on UN forums and funding mechanisms such as the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP), Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and other institutions. Coordinate with regional institutions such as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), European Union (EU), Arab League and other donor forum.
  • Monitor and ensure that budgets and work plans are implemented as planned in coordination with the Monitoring Officer and the Resource Management Officer. Provide feedback on areas related to gaps and improvement in the MM programme implementation and management.
  • Coordinate technical support requirements with the Regional Programme Officer for Technical Cooperation and other relevant units in 10M.
  • Develop new programmes and activities, especially in areas were IOM technical expertise would improve the humanitarian response (Internally Displaced Persons, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration and Emergency Response) in cooperation with the Interagency Standing Committee members (IASC), relevant authorities and public/private entities in relation to both internal and international migration. Work closely with donors agencies to identify opportunities for partnership and cooperation and develop related fund-raising strategies.
  • Advise COCF Nairobi about developments in the field of migration and related governmental policies affecting the work of the Organization.
  • Prepare regular and special reports covering 10M’s activities, prepare briefings and background information requested by the Government, donor (s) and other entities. Analyse and report on information regarding migration as well as information related to the activities of regional organizations having a presence and involved in migration issues.
  • Support Headquarters units in preparedness and response to migration emergency and recovery strategies while maintaining credible image of 10M vis-a-vis the local authorities and other partners in the country.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications for the Programme Coordinator Job

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • Relevant management, operational and field experience in coordinating, implementing mixed migration programmes in various countries covering the following components: awareness raising, livelihood, technical cooperation, capacity building and border management, and counter human trafficking among others;
  • Experience writing project documents, proposals, and reports, managing and monitoring programme budget required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Somali and/or Arabic is an advantage.


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 29 January 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to the job description here.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.