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Kenya: Programme Officer

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Kenya: Programme Officer

Deadline for application: 
26 Jan 2020
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
Africa Platform for Social Protection
Job type: 


The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) is a pan African network of organizations operating at grassroots, national and regional levels, with a commitment to promoting and strengthening the social contract between states and citizens. APSP works with governments, private sector, development agencies, research institutions and grassroots communities in Africa by designing, testing and delivering appropriate poverty alleviation models to the poor and under-served communities through Social Protection programmes. APSP creates partnerships with civil society & other organizations to engage with governments & International Development Agencies (IDAs) to develop & implement innovative Social Protection strategies & programmes that make a difference in poor and vulnerable households in Africa. APSP exists to strengthen civil society engagements with state and non-state actors for effective service delivery in Social Protection. The APSP is keen to promoting Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) and Child Safeguarding programmes in Africa.

The APSP is seeking to recruit a Programme Officer for a fixed term of one year.

Overall Purpose:

To work with the Programme Manager and the rest of the APSP team to ensure effective implementation of the APSP’s Strategic Plan and to participate in the implementation and evaluation of programmes, including interacting with APSP Platforms across Africa to increase awareness and engagement in Social Protection initiatives; engage with key partners at the policy, programme and funding levels in order to influence a response in the development of lasting Social Protection programmes in Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Advocacy Coordination

  • Develop and disseminate advocacy materials and information on Social Protection to the APSP audience.
  • Regularly compile content collected from progress made in different countries where APSP works.
  • With the program team, organize, participate, lead and implement awareness campaigns, lobbying and advocacy activities aimed at promoting and developing social protection in Africa in line with the APSP’s action plans.


  • Support /Advocate for mainstreaming of children’s needs/rights in Social Protection policies and programmes, with special emphasis on Child safeguarding programmes.
  • Support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of designated projects.
  • With other programme team members, develop proposals and compile regular internal and external (donor) reports.
  • Work with the Programmes Manager and Finance and Administration Manager who maintains internal programme monitoring systems to ensure due dates for internal and external reporting are met by relevant departments.
  • Represent the APSP and make presentations covering key aspects of Social Protection.
  • To be involved in the organization of training and other events organized by the APSP.
  • Maintain programme monitoring systems including updating information systems about reports due, reports received and proposals due.



  • Degree level of education in social sciences.
  • At least 5 years work experience with an NGO
  • Experience doing communications and advocacy work for an NGO.
  • Knowledge and understanding of social protection policies and programmes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management.
  • Experience in compiling, producing and disseminating information.
  • Possess adequate experience in working with children.
  • Have experience in child rights programming and regional and international instruments on child protection.
  • Familiarity with the child rights and socio-economic context of children in Africa.
  • Possess excellent writing skills.
  • Kenyan national.


  • Excellent written and spoken English as well as a critical eye for editing.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in a timely manner.
  • Strong team work skills.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in a timely manner.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and application letter to the Executive Director, info@africapsp.org not later than 26th January 2020, stating your current and expected salary. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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