The Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

Job Advertisement

Position: Programme Coordinator

Organisation: Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

Office Location: Nairobi, Kenya (Africama House, 260 Dagoretti Road, Karen. P. O. Box 1540-00502)

Job Duration: 1-year renewable contract (funding permitting)

Supervisor: Project Director

Working language: English (a knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is an advantage)

Start date: October 2022

Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

The Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) is seeking to hire a programme coordinator who will be assisting and accountable to our project director in organising and implementing our project on Synodality (“African Synodality Initiative”). The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring various aspects of the project and expenditures; contacting stakeholders and organising and participating in stakeholder meetings; and ensuring that project objectives and deadlines are met in a timely manner. This position may involve a limited amount of travel.

Programme Coordinator Responsibilities:

• Providing administrative support to the project director.

• Maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules and expenditures.

• Undertaking assigned project tasks.

• Creating a project management calendar for fulfilling each goal and objective.

• Monitoring and tracking project strategies and timelines, and updating the project director on the project’s progress.

• Ensuring project deadlines are met.

• Identifying project risks and issues and providing solutions where applicable.

• Assisting with planning and logistics for project events (virtual and in-person).

• Organising, attending and participating in project team and stakeholder meetings (virtual and in-person), and taking minutes.

• Preparing necessary presentation materials for meetings.

• Chairing and facilitating meetings where appropriate and distributing minutes to all project team members, participants and stakeholders.

• Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings.

• Ensuring that the project adheres to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for the purposes of reporting.

Programme Coordinator Requirements:

• A right to live and work in Kenya.

• A close knowledge of the structures of the Catholic Church.

• Ability to work on tight deadlines.

• Competency in using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

• Familiarity with the use of social media.

• Proven exceptional verbal, written, presentational and organisational skills.

• A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field of study.

• At least one (1) year of relevant experience is required for consideration.

• Ability to work efficiently both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a diverse team.

• A creative self-starter.

• Willingness to commit to JCAM Safeguarding Policy (available on JCAM website) and undergo a police background check.

How to apply: Application letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV), photocopies of academic certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, and a short sample writing (maximum 1,000 words on a related topic. See: should be mailed or emailed to the Human Resources Delegate: on or before Friday 16 September 2022 at noon.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.