Job title: Program coordinator, Kenya Closing Date: Friday, 11 May 2012 The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall design and implementation of the livelihood program at PU level. S/he will ensure that program activities are implemented in line with the organizations' mission and vision whilst ensuring linkages, networking and partnership with all the respective stakeholders within and without the county. The position reports to the Program Unit Manager and is the overall Program budget holder. They directly supervise between 1- 4 staff. Key responsibilities * Supervision of staff whilst ensuring all the respective Program goal(s) and objectives are met * Lead in design and implementation of respective program and projects in tandem with the PU Long Term Plan * Resource mobilization to fill any the resource gaps within the respective program * Tracking project(s) and budgets implementation to ensure prudent resource management, timely and quality investment * Lead their team(s) to develop realistic monthly and quarterly plan of actions * Ensure timely and quality production of monthly and quarterly reports * Manage staff performance * Give program guidance and leadership on the technical area * Establish and maintain strong program level networks and partnerships at district and county levels Educational Qualifications, Skills and Experience * A Bachelor's degree in Social Studies * Experience in Village Savings & Loans Approach to enhance economic security * Experience in Value/chain supply analysis, business and marketing development * Experience in Participatory methodologies * Demonstrated experience in drought preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery * Demonstrated experience in implementation of livelihood strategies/programs in arid and semi-arid areas including multiple uses of water and management of natural resources * Strong coordination and organization skills * Skills in managing performance is critical * Good communication, negotiation and influencing skills * Strong report writing and review skills. * Strong resource mobilization and budget tracking skills How to apply: HOW TO APPLY Those interested should send their applications in the prescribed format (see attached application form below) to Jobs.Plankenya@plan-international.org The subject of your application should only bear the title of the job exactly as it appears above followed by location e.g. PROJECT OFFICER, MACHAKOS PROGRAM UNIT Applicants should submit their applications on or before 11th May 2012. Please note that the application form should not exceed one page. Please attach updated curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager. You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org. We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.