Jamii Thabiti aims to increase security and safety for men, women and children in Kenya through increasing the capacity of key institutions (such as the police and county government) to prevent and respond to violence
Until December 2017
Security represents a significant challenge for Kenya. Poor and marginalised Kenyans suffer from a multiplicity of violent attacks. Almost 500 Kenyans were killed and over 55,000 displaced due to inter-communal violence and resource conflicts during 2013. Women and children were most affected by the brunt of sexual violence, killings, injuries, and loss of property and displacement that occurred. Kenya ranks at 12/124 in the Global Terrorism Index. A nationwide perception survey reported that approximately 20% of respondents had been victims of crime or violence during the preceding year. Countrywide, 39% of Kenyan women aged 15-49 have experienced sexual or physical violence, according to the latest Kenya Democratic Health survey.
In order to address these high levels of violence DFID Kenya established the Jamii Thabiti Programme, also known as the Kenya Improving Community Security Programme (ICS). Jamii Thabiti is a £13.5 million, 3.5 year DFID funded problem driven programme that aims to increase security and safety for men, women and children in Kenya through increasing the capacity of key institutions (such as the police and county government) to prevent and respond to violence. In doing so, the programme will address three types of violence: criminal violence, inter-communal violence and violence against women and girls (VAWG) initially in eight counties: Kisumu, Bungoma, Wajir, Mandera Nakuru, Baringo, Kwale and Kilifi.
The programme brings together DFID's work on conflict resolution, police reform and violence against women and girls in Kenya. It is designed to respond to opportunity presented by devolved government under the 2010 constitution in Kenya and will work at the national, county and local level to address specific drivers of violence and insecurity. The Impact of the programme is "increased security and safety for men, women and children in Kenya through greater capacity to prevent and respond to violence." The Outcome is "improved safety and security institutions at national level and in 8 counties that provide more effective, accountable and responsive services to a public that is actively engaged in improving safety and security."
The outputs are:
Output 1: Strengthened national frameworks for enabling improved safety and security interventions at the county level.
Output 2: Enhanced effectiveness, coordination, oversight and accountability of safety and security actors at the county level.
Output 3: Improved community knowledge of, and interaction with, safety and security service providers in resolving violence.
Output 4: ICS programme is supporting effective partnerships, programming and lessons learning at the national level.
County Programme Officer (CPO) – 4 positions (Rift Valley, Western, North Eastern, Coast)
The CPO will provide support to the implementation of the Jamii Thabiti programme at the county level. The CPO will work closely with the County Cluster Coordinator and will be expected to play a key role in monitoring programme activities by downstream partners.
The CPO will:
Support the implementation of Jamii Thabiti Programme activities at the county level.
Support the Cluster Coordinator in ensuring that implementing partners' activities are implemented in a timely manner and in accordance with the approved work plans.
Provide logistical and administrative support to Jamii Thabiti work at the county level.
Provide reports of meetings and activities undertaken with or by downstream partners.
Participate in data collection activities at the county level, namely data collection in the four selected Jamii Thabiti police stations.
Support the development of county context updates and county progress reports.
Support collection of data for monitoring, evaluation and lessons learning at the county cluster level.
Adhere to all security advice from Coffey's Risk Management Team.
Adhere to Coffey International Policies and Procedures as outlined in the Operations Manual.
Adhere to Coffey International's behaviours: Ingenuity, Collaboration, Respect, Intelligent Risk, Integrity and Delivery.
Engage in the activities of the Programme Management Team and contribute to the progression of the programme, to ensure delivery of project outputs and outcomes in line with Jamii Thabiti's logframe. This will involve routine programme meetings (each week) to undertake detailed review of progress against the logframe, adjusting workplans and resourcing on an on-going basis to remain on track.
Some travel and out of hours work may be required.
Perform any other duties as may be required for the exigency of the programme.
Qualifications and experience
A degree in Social Science or any relevant subject
Experience or knowledge in implementing justice and security related programmes in Kenya
Experience working with key government and implementing partners will be an added advantage
Demonstrated experience in project management
Good master and working knowledge of Microsoft applications is a must
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How to Apply
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