Hivos Junior Program Officer Job in Kenya

Junior Program Officer East &West Africa
Making All Voices Count (MAVC)

Making All Voices Count supports innovation, scaling-up, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

Vacancy Name:  Junior Program Officer East &West Africa, Making All Voices Count (MAVC)

Number of hours:  Full time (40 hours a week)

Region:  East Africa

Office:  Regional Office, Nairobi Kenya


The Junior Program Officer supports the MAVC Program Officer for East and West Africa in implementing the MAVC program. Special focus is on administrative tasks for overall grant system of MAVC.

  • Support the PO with project management i.e. identifying, assessing, selecting and contracting potential grantees
  • Contract Management including preparing contracts, planning & evaluation of reports
  • Internal and external communication e.g.  preparing presentations and meetings
  • Contributes to writing annual work plans and annual reports.
  • To contribute to the Hivos overall organizational and policy development.
Profile & competences
  • Masters in International Development and / or international communication (preferred)
  • 3- 5 years work experience in relevant sector (required)
  • Knowledge of ICT for development, democratization processes, civil society and transparency and accountability.
  • Demonstrable skills in project management
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (required)
  • Academic and analytical thinking (required)
  • Proactive attitude and often come up with new ideas
  • Willing to work, responsible and independent and can perform under pressure.
Deadline: Apply before June 30th, 2013 to  with reference code “JPO, MAVC”