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Oct 26, 2016

Plan International OVC Manager and County Coordinators Jobs in Kenya

1. Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager - Mombasa (1)

2. County Coordinators - Mombasa (1) and Nairobi (2)

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
We are inviting applications for the following positions:
1. Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager
(Mombasa Based)

Plan International is seeking an Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager for the $41 Million USAID-funded Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya project (Nilinde).

The OVC Manager provides high-level guidance for the technical implementation of Nilinde, ensuring access to services for improving health, nutrition, education, protection, economic security and psychosocial wellbeing for orphans and vulnerable children.

S/he reports directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and will advise and support the COP in developing and implementing the strategic vision for and coordination of the program, and in ensuring the quality of processes and results of all program activities.

At a minimum, the OVC Manager will have:
  • A Master’s Degree in social sciences or related field;
  • Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya.
  • Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
2. County Coordinators

Locations: Mombasa – 1 Position, Nairobi - 2 Positions
S/he shall be Nilinde’s first point of contact for a select number of SDPs on all programmatic, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and operational support issues. 

The County Coordinator will thus play a key role in the project’s capacity building agenda, by providing hands-on support to SDPs in their assigned counties. 

Working under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party in the Coast/Senior Technical Advisor. 

In partnership with technical staff, the incumbent will ensure that SDPs are oriented on the Nilinde standards (technical and monitoring & evaluation) and implement their respective scopes of work (SOW) according to the standards, timelines and targets provided.

The county coordinator will have:
  • Minimum degree qualifications in social science, education, community development or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • 3 -5 years’ experience managing community development programs with emphasis on OVC programming or HIV and health programming.
  • Two years’ experience in working with USAID-funded Programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience managing work plans and budgets.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Plan International is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children. Accordingly, we are an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

Further, Qualified Kenya nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.

If you meet the above requirements and are interested, please visit 

to access the full job description and make an online application by uploading a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form (for the position of DCOP), and resume in English. 

The deadline for applications is 3rd November 2016.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Disclaimer: Plan International Kenya does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. We therefore advise the general public to exercise due diligence when applying for employment.

To read more about Plan International Kenya, visit our website

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