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Desk Officer

Nairobi, Kenya
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Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management
Description: We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide began working in Kenya in May 2002 with the development of an urban programme in Nairobi. Our work expanded into a multi-sectoral programme focusing on urban and rural livelihoods, primary education, HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, and health and nutrition in both Nairobi and Marsabit. In partnership with local organisations, Concern also responds to a number of emergencies in Kenya resulting from floods, drought and violence.
Job Description

Programme Support

  • Assist the assigned countries in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of country programmes, applying current thinking and best practice and involving Strategy, Advocacy & Learning (SAL) as appropriate in this process.
  • Appraise and feedback on all project-related documents within the GMS - i.e. concept notes, proposals and reports, both narrative and financial, assessments, evaluations, reviews, etc.
  • Monitor progress and provide inputs towards the development of quality proposals and reports.
  • Contribute towards staff training and organizational learning in assigned countries through participation at and facilitation of country level workshops, as required. Train any new country management team members on GMS and support IPD GMS training.
  • Support and participate in the development and review of country-specific Strategic Plans.
  • Follow up on queries to and from the field with relevant departments – i.e. finance, purchasing/logistics, HR and IT.


  • Contribute to the improvement of the Concern’s Global organisational co-funding portfolio, and to coordinate country funding strategies, including participating in relevant seminars/meetings and liaising with all Concern fundraising offices.
  • Ensure all new funding applications are reviewed and properly saved on GMS and add any donor feedback onto GMS
  • Finalise donors’ proposals and reports, both financial and narrative, to the highest standards and donors requirements.
  • Advise and direct country management in the development of funding strategies for assigned countries.
  • Source funding for individual project proposals. Work with Funding Specialists in IFSU when additional support for funding applications is needed.
  • Represent Concern to funders as required and to deal with their proposal and report related inquiries.
  • Be familiar with & brief colleagues as needed in relation to donor strategy, donor guidelines, formats and processes.
  • Update as the GMS, grant records and reporting schedules as required.


  • Assist in the financial management of assigned countries.
  • Ensure the accuracy of country budgets, budget revisions and financial reporting packs and ensure they meet the needs, resources, and activities of assigned countries.
  • Assist in managing the financial information provided by the field and other sources.
  • Work with the Country Finance Controller (CFC) or Country Finance Manager (CFM) to ensure financial details in the GMS are accurate and up to date
  • Work closely with the global compliance team to ensure adherence to policies & procedures


  • Take the lead on recruitment of staff for assigned countries, including shortlisting, review of video interviews and participating in interviews in collaboration with the HR department
  • Ensure pre-departure security briefing and assist the HR department with pre-departure and induction processes.
  • In conjunction with the recruitment team agree on the selection of personnel for overseas positions.
  • Liaise with the HR department to ensure best practice in all health and safety matters.

Organizational Learning

  • Actively participate in cross organisation working groups that develop policy and promote organisational learning, both internal and external to the organisation, utilising past experience as appropriate.


  • Brief management and other staff as required on current programmes and political, economic and social analysis of assigned countries.
  • Run reports with relevant country information in the GMS for use in decision making by RDs
  • Support advocacy, communications and development education activities by liaising with relevant departments.
  • Ensure all international staff deployments and consultants vising fields are briefed and aware on Security protocol & procedures and Concern’s code of conduct. The role also involves engagement in tracking the Security Incident Reports (SIRT) for each country programme.

Skills you will bring:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in an NGO or similar organization based overseas in a humanitarian or development context
  • Educated to a degree level, ideally in a development or humanitarian-related field
  • Excellent understanding of development and humanitarian issues
  • Strong written and spoken French
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good financial ability and understanding
  • Experience and knowledge of donor requirements


  • Previous experience in a similar role is an advantage
Education: Degree, Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time
Contact Information
Name: Hiring Kenya

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