Program Coordinator

Job Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Provide robust technical backstopping and ensure effective program alignment by leading program staff on the monitoring of program budgets, prioritization in the activity implementation, analysis, and quality control throughout the program lifecycle.
Oversee progress review on a regular basis and recommend program adjustments based on lessons learnt and other dynamics.
Coordinate technical reviews and provide extensive support on research and evaluation efforts, including literature searches, data collection and analysis, translation of data and evidence into actionable decisions and compelling reports.
Support the development of a comprehensive research base and knowledge management processes at AWARD.
Proactively engage partners and stakeholders in the implementation plans, prioritizing interventions and fostering a culture of best practices in areas relating to gender perspectives in agriculture, agricultural policy development and related issues.
Lead the internal reporting from the Programs team including data compilation and analysis; and support the consolidation for the external reporting (donor and annual reports);
Constantly identify and develop innovative ideas for program marketing to the desired target audience, and design of viable project proposals for consideration by the Programs team and Senior management.
Prepare working documents (paper abstracts, working papers, etc.) for communication in various conferences/workshops.
Supervise a small team of colleagues by providing mentorship, coaching and the necessary support for team motivation, personal and professional growth.
And perform any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.


An advanced university degree, preferably a master’s degree in agricultural sciences, economics, international development, business management or any related field. A strong focus on gender, policy analysis, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) is required.
A minimum of six (6) years of significant experience and demonstrated technical expertise in international programming, multi-level and multi-stakeholder programs in agricultural development, policy, and development in Africa.
Excellent knowledge of African agricultural research systems, policy landscape, international development organizations and their perspectives on/approaches to gender-responsive agriculture.
Excellent knowledge of research methods, evaluation design, impact assessment and other strategic analyses focused on gender, agri-food systems, and related research topics.
Prior experience in donor engagement and fundraising including related requirements, systems, processes, and networks.
Strong ability to prioritize, multitask and manage different aspects of program, design, planning, and execution, managing data and reporting in a fast-paced environment.
Good knowledge of data mining techniques and experience other data management systems, data analysis software and MS Office package.
Sound experience with staff supervision.
Fluency in both oral and written English and French is highly desirable.

Skills and Competencies

Self-starter with outstanding planning, organization, and prioritizing skills.
Results and detail oriented.
Flexibility and adaptive capacity to respond to changing contexts and priorities.
Fast thinker, keen learner with a lively and creative mind.
Strong team player with excellent listening and problem-solving skills.
Self-motivator, positive and eager to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.



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About World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

The World Agroforestry Centre, is an international institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and founded in 1978. The Centre specializes in the sustainable management, protection and regulation of tropical rainforest and natural reserves.