Overview

Area Program Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities

Program Management

Provide oversight, support and supervision in implementation of program activities.
Coordinate program activities between programs staff, Pillar managers and Head of Programs
Understand CFCD program activities carried in the programs department and implementation guidelines and procedures.
Develop and implement the program area plans integrating all aspects of programming in collaboration with the respective pillar managers and coordinators.
Responsible for ensuring key program outputs and milestones are achieved.
Responsible for requesting, monitoring, managing, and reporting on office stock, in collaboration with procurement.
Coordinate external and internal communication and represent FEED in key stakeholder engagements at County level.
Responsible for field office inventory and proper use of office equipment.
Plan for program staff on field activities
Make regular reporting with Head of Programs

Financial Management

Responsible for the disbursement, correct use and accountability of financial resources in the field.
Liaise with pillar managers in regular updating of accounts records for project activities and program financial reports.
Prepare field office project financial documents for audits.
Process cash requests for all projects and handle petty cash.
Manage rent payment and bills for project field offices

Strategy and policy

Participate in developing the ‘FEED’ country strategy and program implementation strategy.
Communicate ‘FEED’ Mission, Vision, Strategic goals and program objectives among project staff and other stake holders to create mutual understanding, ownership and increased visibility**.**

HR Management

Process payment of wages for locum staff at the field office level.
Maintain attendance record, annual leave, and off days, in liaison with HR office.
Update on security situation.

Logistics

Handle transport requests for program activities in liaison with operations office**.**
Report needs for vehicle maintenance with operations office.
Liaise with operations for IT support for the office.
Effectively plan field trips between different projects.

Qualifications and Requirements

Good understanding of the integrated Program activities
Relevant Degree in social sciences or relevant program area and knowledge in project management.
Three to five years working experience in office management position and program implementation.
Project management knowledge and excellent computer skills
Self-reliance and an ability to work in a challenging and demanding environment.
Excellent People management skills.
Ability to interact well with the local community and culture.
Ability to multitask and work with minimum supervision
Knowledge and understanding of Child Protection issues

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About Feed the Children

Feed the Children is an international, non-profit relief organization that was founded in 1979 with headquarters in Oklahoma City, United States of America. In Kenya, Feed the Children was registered in 1993 under the Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board Act. Feed the Children Kenya office’s first program in the 1990s was the Dagoretti Children’s Centre (DCC) which assisted children who were physically challenged. In 2000, the organization opened the Abandoned Baby Centre (ABC) which rescued children who had been abandoned by family. In 2004, the organization began implementing the School Feeding Program (now called School Meals Programs). The program was in partnership with WFP and Ministry of Education and was aimed at encouraging children to attend school, improve school retention rates and reduce school drop-outs rates.