Senior Program and Operations Coordinator

Requisition ID: req21140

Job Title: Senior Program and Operations Coordinator

Sector: Program Administration

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Description

The IRC leads the humanitarian field by implementing high-impact, cost-effective programs for people affected by crisis and by using our learning and experience to craft policy and practice. To achieve that vision, the Technical Excellence Unit provides technical assistance to country program staff and shares what we learn to influence global health.

The senior program coordinator will manage the grants and operations team for a large multi-country immunization project, supporting the project director to ensure program performance through monitoring of activity progress, financial status, and contract compliance.

Specific Responsibilities:


Monitoring and Learning
Ensure that the MEAL coordinator is assessing and documenting progress and learning from the project
Accountability for donor reporting
Administrative and Financial systems
Overall management of project operations including finance and administration
Contract compliance and partnership management
Understand the donor’s terms and conditions for project execution and ensure systems are in place to adhere to them
Oversee due diligence and contracting process for partners
Ensure partners have appropriate operational support and capacity sharing
Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelors degree, preferably in administration/management/finance.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Demonstrated expertise in project and/or operations management, with specific expertise in either finance or contract management with multiple partners
Experience producing donor reports in a timely manner
Able to work with remote, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills and ability to facilitate teamwork
Ability to transfer technical knowledge and skills.
Excellent organizational skills
Language Skills: Fluency in English required;
Working Environment: Up to 35% travel may be required. This position will be based in Nairobi.


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The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.