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Oct 9, 2017

Council of Governors Program Officer (Gender, Infrastructure and Energy) Job in Kenya

Council of Governors
Job Opportunity: Program Officer – Gender, Infrastructure and Energy
The Council of Governors (CoG) is established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 with the mandate to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).
To enable the Council achieve its mandate and vision, the Council wishes to recruit results oriented individual with drive, vision and creativity to fill the above position.
Objective of the assignment: The Council of Governors have established a secretariat that coordinates operations of the committees and facilitates information sharing amongst counties and other stakeholders.

The Infrastructure and Energy Committee of the Council of Governors requires program Officer to support the mainstreaming of Gender within the sectors
Position Summary: The program officer will support the Infrastructure and energy committees and also work closely with the Gender Committee of Council of Governors to support the integration of a
gender approach in policies, legislation and other County Strategies.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Program officer will ensure effective and flexible coordination and implementation of CoG programmes under the Infrastructure and Energy Committee by ensuring activities are implemented as per their terms of reference and that gender is mainstreamed.
Key duties and responsibilities
The job holder will perform the following duties:
  • Coordination of intra and inter agency and governmental consultations on Infrastructure and Energy sector issues, including existing and evolving energy policies, legislation, regulations and programmes;
  • Coordination and harmonization of CoG views and perspectives on energy and infrastructure matters;
  • Providing technical assistance in terms of information, research, policy analysis, and resource development for county governments across a range of policy issues targeting the development of transport infrastructure for increased accessibility of all parts of the country;
  • Establishment of an effective research and knowledge management platform for sharing best practices in the sector in comparison to other jurisdictions to enhance improved service delivery;
  • Review legislation and policies affecting the sector and making proposals for the benefit of the Counties interests, to be done in close collaboration with stakeholders in the sector;
  • Report on progress and achievements to the Council of governors;
  • Providing a framework for the review and mainstreaming gender and development partners engagement and support to county governments on energy provision and management issues and
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelors Degree in law, Development Studies, International Relations, Public Administration or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in programme coordination or relevant assignments
  • Strong leadership capabilities and a demonstrated record of successful leadership of multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Understanding of gender issues;
  • An understanding of the Kenya Constitution 2010 and devolution;
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Have demonstrated a high degree in work ethics and competencies.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
Desirable Competencies:
  • 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, and 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 CoG.
Contract duration: The contract duration is for one (1) years renewable subject to availability of resources and performance.
The position category: CoG6 Kshs. 93,500 x 6,000 – 117,500 x 8,000 –141,500 x 8,500 – 167,000 pm
How to Apply
Interested persons should download and duly fill the COG APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT FORM and send the duly completed form, CV, cover letter, copies of ID, certificates, testimonials, current and expected remuneration, names and addresses of three referees to [email protected] on or before Friday, 13th October 2017 and indicate the name of the position you are applying for as the Email subject.

Applicants must attach certificate of clearance from the following institutions:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department (CID);
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
Council of Governors is an equal opportunity Employer. 

Persons living with disabilities and Persons from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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