Programme Coordinator – Prevention of Violence against Children At ICS

About ICS SP

We work towards a better future for children. Together with families, communities and other stakeholders we initiate programmes that create safe and nurturing environments for them. Visit to see organizational projects and impact.

Job Function: Programmes Coordinator – Violence against Children

Location: Kisumu

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Purpose of function

The Programme Coordinator – VAC Prevention will provide overall leadership and oversight of all of VAC prevention and response interventions. This includes the conceptualization, implementation, and monitoring of the VAC Prevention and response programme in Kenya which includes scaling up of the ICS SP skilful parenting, whole school approach and girl empowerment interventions as well as engaging key stakeholders on VAC prevention at sub national, national and regional levels.

Roles and responsibilities

Programme coordination and implementation: Coordinate, and implement the VAC Programme interventions in Kenya.

Networking and partnerships: Develop and maintain productive relationships with key individuals in relevant government ministries, civil society, learning partners, NGOs, and funding partners. Represent the organization in meetings, conferences and networks as assigned

Monitoring and evaluation: Conducts first line evaluation of program effectiveness and recommends and/or takes appropriate action. Collate and provide VAC impact content, and conceptual thought pieces for internal and external consumption.

Reporting and knowledge management : Promote knowledge management including through drafting/finalizing inputs into VAC programme documents, manuals and reports, including donor reports, sharing good practices, lessons learned, and knowledge/information exchange with all partners and harnessing knowledge institutions resources and partnerships as appropriate.

Resource mobilization: Develop and implement strategies for mobilizing resources and raising funds for ICS SP VAC projects and activities

Financial management: Ensure that programme funds are utilized well and coordinate the preparation and timely submission of the financial reports to management, stakeholders and donors**

Human resource management: Organize VAC team, foster positive working relationships and provide day-to-day supervision and technical support to VAC staff, including overseeing annual performance reviews.

Organization development: Collaborate with the management team and contribute to the development of strategic directions and new program areas, leading new initiatives as appropriate, and contribute to the thinking and monitoring of the organizational strategic plan.


· Minimum of basic degree in social sciences /development studies/ community development or related disciplines

· At least 7 years proven programme experience (with at least 3 years at supervisory level

· In-depth knowledge of VAC prevention and education sector nationally, regionally, and globally

· Extensive understanding of development and programming trends globally and in Africa

· Strong project management and administration experience

· Solid understanding on planning, budgeting and project reporting

· Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

· Able to manage self and, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate programme management processes are being used

ICS SP absolute priority is protecting children, vulnerable communities and our own staff. We have zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. Successful applicants will be required to sign and adhere to our safeguarding, child protection and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) code of conduct and policies.

How to apply

If you are a professional with a passion to make a difference in children and young people’s lives, send your application letter and resume to . Deadline for submitting applications is 02nd February 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.