SHOFCO Community Program Officer Job

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Job Scope: The Community Program Officer is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating community programs for the Mathare community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research and develop community programs

  • Assess the program needs with the community and identify areas where new programs are needed
  • Communicate with the community to determine their needs and interests
  • Ensure a variety of programs and activities are planned and implemented
  • Document and report on program progress

Plan and implement community activities

  • Develop plans of work for the various community programs
  • Oversee the implementation of the community program activities
  • Recruit and expand the beneficiaries’ base for the community and market the activities undertaken
  • Offer strategic direction and oversight for Ghetto Mirror- a monthly community magazine produced by the youth
  • Recruit, train and oversee different community program team lead members
  • Encourage local community to participate in local, regional and national programs

Promote community programs

  • Ensure that community are aware of available activities
  • Coordinate a community relations campaign to promote community  programs
  • Arrange for advertising of community programs
  • Maintain contacts with local, regional and territorial organizations


  • A degree in development students, program management or community development
  • 3 years experience in management of community programs
  • Experience in working in informal settlements especially the youth
  • Good communication skills and conflict resolution skills
  • Self-motivated, innovative and self-directed
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a computer literate

How to Apply

Submit your applications together with a detailed CV to [email protected] quoting their current and expected salaries The subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Applications without this information will not be considered. Applications should reach us not later than 14th December, 2016