Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a Kenyan women’s rights organization founded on human rights and feminist principles, that seeks to promote women’s rights. COVAW works towards a society free from all forms of violence against women and girls.Duties and responsibilities include:
Take lead in the implementation of the project activities at community level and with civil society actors to reduce vulnerability of girls and young women to child marriage, child trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation and to increase their access to economic empowerment.
Identify, support and work with community level beneficiaries through strategic intermediaries to meet the intended priority outcomes among the rights holders
Engage with civil society organisations to enhance their capacity to conduct coordinated lobby and advocacy
Engage with county government on their role in addressing GBV and economic empowerment, with a focus on legislation and policies and existing gaps.
Identify and develop linkages and networks between key actors from community, county and national level with a view to strengthening the effectiveness of each actor
Identify and engage private sector players on their role in addressing GBV and economic empowerment and protecting vulnerable girls and young women from violations
Design and conduct community, media and national campaigns towards achieving organisational and project goals
Design and produce content and materials for use in lobby and advocacy and capacity enhancement trainings
Identify knowledge and capacity gaps among project beneficiaries, identify and conduct the most appropriate capacity building approach.
Develop periodic project work plans and monitoring tools to guide and track accurate implementation of project objectives
Prepare accurate and timely reports of all program activities
Prepare accurate and timely financial reconciliations and expenditure reports in accordance with donor requirements and COVAW policy.
Monitor the utilization of project budgets in adherence to donor and organisational rules and policies
Represent COVAW in meetings and forums with partners and other stakeholders
Demonstrate a strong commitment to COVAW’s values and principles in a fulfilment of all roles and responsibilities
Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours, including occasional weekends and holidays
Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW’s assets in use.
Adherence to all relevant projectriles and policies in particular child protection
Adherence to timelines and deadlines
Outputs and outcomes of the projects achieved and documented
Activities implemented as planned
Projected rated successful by evaluators
Accurate, timely and high-quality progress reports
Comprehensive, timely, accurate and quality documentation maintained
Project funds utilized in cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money and fully accounted for in line with donor rules and organisational policies
Display innovativeness and creativity in implementation of program
Enhancing team work and mutual respect between colleagues and project partners
Required qualifications and competencies
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community Development or related social science
Two years work experience, preferably with communities and in project management
Ability to work independently, prioritize, set and meet goals in a dynamic work environment
Highly developed presentation and interpersonal skills.
Strong time management and organizational skills.Ability to work in the field, under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Computer Literacy (including excel skills).
The successful candidate must also demonstrate COVAW values as follows**: Integrity,**
Dignity, Courage, Commitment and Solidarity. More Information
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