Finn Church Aid: Program Officer Internship 2019

By | February 25, 2019

Finn Church Aid: Program Officer Internship 2019

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid organisations.

FCA Kenya is looking for a Program Officer

Primary purpose of the position: Responsible for developing and supporting planning, learning, documentation, reporting and research within Kenya Country Programme and its projects

Duties and responsibilities:

Assist program staff to develop data collection systems especially for new projects, assuring consistency with the FCA guidelines and tools, and in accordance with specific donor requirements

Together with program staff write project logframes for new project documents to support the continual improvement of program design

Ensure that projects’ documents and reporting deadlines clearly reflect FCA’s contributions to the rights holders (especially the most vulnerable) and duty-bearers

Ensure that complaints handling and feedback mechanisms are synchronised and continuously documented

Act as the Focal Point for FCA AKF forum

Ensure a project baseline is planned, coordinated and implemented within the first 3 months of a project start-up

Ensure that project documents considers aspects such as output, outcome, process and country context levels and that appropriate data collection and reporting tools are developed and used

Carry out field visits to document stories of change emerging from project participants, conducting data verification, quality assessments and reporting the findings

Develop tools to gather relevant data according to project logframes, assuring the feed into FCA Country Programme Results Framework

Train FCA and partners’ staff on data collection, including mobile data collection

Synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data received on a monthly/quarterly basis

Develop and update project level databases when needed

Prepare mid-term and end of project FCA/donor reports

Organize and facilitate trainings on documentation of best practices for capacity development of FCA and partners’ staff

Orient and support new staff on data requirements of their projects

Together with programme staff facilitate periodic reviews with partners for dialogue, learning and reflection from assessments, program progress monitoring etc

Competence and Personal Requirements:

Minimum Bachelor degree or higher in Social Sciences field

3 years field experience in Program Design and Development and Capacity Building

Understanding of the concept of accountability and its implications to donors

Demonstrated ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data, and use it for high quality reporting and learning

Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal training

Previous experience in developing, planning, and reporting on project documents and data collection tools

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team

Good organizational and time management skills

Excellent analytical skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Computer proficiency in word processing, Power Point, database, spreadsheet and graphics presentations and other applications

Experience of working with development, humanitarian and/or advocacy programs in Kenya

Integrity, objectivity and professional competence

Demonstrated sensitivity to (cultural) diversity and gender issues


Interested candidates should submit their motivation letter and CV to by 28th February 2019.This is a fixed term position to 31st December, 2019.