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.
The Programme Officer (PO) will provide support to the implementation of the Jamii Thabiti programme primarily at national level but with some contribution to county level implementation. The Programme Officer will work closely with the technical team.
The PO will:
Support the implementation of Jamii Thabiti Programme at the national level - planning, organising and attending partners’ activities and meetings.
Support the technical team in ensuring that partners’ requests are processed and activities are implemented in a timely manner.
Provide logistical and administrative support to Jamii Thabiti work at the national level.
Support the reporting and documentation of Jamii Thabiti programme activities such as contributing to data entry, filling, drafting programme minutes and reports of technical team meetings and meetings with implementing partners.
Together with the RME Officer, collect information to support the documentation of lessons learnt.
Contribute to the visual profiling of the programme by ensuring visual material like photos are collected and filed.
Support the RME Officer in the implementation of research, monitoring and evaluation activities especially in data collection at the national level.
Manage the programme’s website, Facebook and twitter accounts, and any other communication outlets, ensuring at all times that information is updated regularly and that material posted are in consonance with Jamii Thabiti’s values;
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 office hours work may be required.
Any other duties as may be required for the exigency of the programme.
Qualifications and experience
A degree in Social Science or relevant subject
Demonstrable knowledge of justice and security related programmes in Kenya
Practical experience working in similar programmes
Outstanding knowledge in project management
Working knowledge of Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint is mandatory