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Aug 8, 2017

Plan International Sponsorship Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Plan International is an independent global child rights organisation committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalised children and their communities to be free from poverty. 

By actively connecting committed people with powerful ideas, we work together to make positive, deep-rooted and lasting changes in children and young people’s lives. 

We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. 

For over 80 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives.

Plan International has been operating in Kenya since 1982 and to-date continues to work in 19 counties: Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi, Siaya, Bungoma, Busia, Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Vihiga, Kakamega, Lamu, Kisii, Migori, Homabay, Kisumu and Marsabit.

Position: Sponsorship Officer

Department & Location:
Sponsorship Department, Kisumu Program Unit

Grade: C1

Contract Duration: 3 Years fixed term

Reports to: Sponsorship Coordinator

The role is responsible for building effective & meaningful working relationships that benefit children with multiple stakeholders in the sponsorship program.

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
  • Monitor and support Community Based Organizations (CBOs) sub-granted to undertake sponsorship activities.
  • Production of timely and quality sponsorship communications.
  • Capacity build CBOs and community volunteers on sponsorship processes towards enhancing compliance to global guidelines.
  • Build and strengthen working relations with local structures (local administration, schools among others) and ensure they are adequately consulted/informed of Plan’s operations.
  • Mobilize and sensitize sponsored families to ensure their active participation in sponsorship and program activities.
  • Undertake regular monitoring of sponsored families through scheduled home visits.
  • Ensure appropriate consultation, participation and feedback to the community in relation to Plan programs and policies.
  • Promote children rights in sponsorship and ensure that Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Principles are adhered to by all associates.
  • Regular monitoring, reporting and documentation on sponsorship processes in the field.
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Educational Qualifications, & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Community Development.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with communities in sponsorship communications.
  • Experience working with community based organisations.
  • One year experience of motorcycle riding.
  • Basic computer literacy.
Key Skills Specific to the Post
  • Presentation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Takes initiative
  • Takes responsibility
  • Team orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Monitoring and control
  • Multi-tasking
Values: Commitment to Plan Values.
Physical Environment and Demands: This position requires 80 - 85% frequent visits in field monitoring and working with the communities.

Level of Contact with Children: High level - daily interaction with children.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

The closing date of applications is 20th August 2017.

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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