The Project Coordinator is
envisioned as a primary support to the Deputy Project Lead and to help ensure
the quality of project deliverables at the county level. They will
play a vital role in ensuring that our advocacy efforts are strategic, and
evidence-based, and effectively contribute to progress in the milestones of the
project. The functions of the role will include implementation of the county
advocacy outcomes for the project that will ultimately result in political will
and commitment towards refugee children’s holistic skills development.
This position is
contingent upon donor approval and funding.
Strategy development &
The project coordinator will provide leadership in advocacy,
learning, and policy support to the area office and offer support to
ensure there is a coherent process linking the county and national-level
advocacy efforts for the project.
Maintain an in-depth understanding of refugee education legal
and policy reform initiatives at the County level.
Ensures that all advocacy messages and documents are
evidence-based and of high quality.
In close collaboration with the project leads, the Head of
Advocacy, and the Education technical specialist, develop and implement
county advocacy strategies for the project. that will seek to
Responsible for the delivery of an annual
implementation work plan.
Develop and implement relevant context-specific strategies
for effective child participation within the advocacy activities in
collaboration with the field office teams and relevant staff at the
Support project leads in identifying policy and practice
change, which would improve education outcomes for refugee children.
Advocacy and Communications
In liaison with the MEAL Officer support the county-level
monitoring and evaluation of advocacy-related objectives, mapping of key
opportunities and events, organisation of Save the Children ‘moments’ and
events related to the project
Contribute to the development of advocacy materials –
including policy briefs, position papers, press releases, Questions and
answers, and opinion pieces for county and national advocacy.
Formulate, consolidate, and support key policy and advocacy
messages (including direct communication and advocacy) for the project to
influence county and national government, donors, and other implementing
Develop good knowledge of county government structure,
political processes, and key decision-making structures about refugee and
education issues at the county level.
Identify local networks and coalitions and develop sustained
partnerships/ alliances that are critical in the dissemination and/or
application of research findings and/or learning to influence the policy
and practice landscape about refugee education issues.
Representing Save the Children at strategic county forums,
networking with strategic CSOs, and other social movement processes that
are relevant to Save the Children’s policy work including refugee
education. It also includes identifying and helping to identify and
nurture refugee education ‘champions’ to support our advocacy agenda.
Support area offices to build partnerships with communities
and program beneficiaries in establishing accountability mechanisms,
capacity building, and knowledge management.
Support the capacity building of program and field staff and
key partners on advocacy through training, sharing best practices, and
supporting learning and knowledge management.
Work collaboratively with external partners and stakeholders
including government to align implementation efforts with broader project
Participate in Save the Children program meetings and related
sessions to draw out research-based advocacy messages in programs.
Keep abreast of current research, national and donor policies, and debates
in Kenya, relevant to the project.
In collaboration with program managers, monitor and evaluate
project activities within budgets, ensuring that indicators and methods
are in place to allow evaluation of the achievements and develop regular
Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications & Experience
At least 3 years experience in advocacy work, as well as
contributing to the development and implementation of advocacy strategies.
Experience working within Kenya’s Health systems is an added advantage.
Excellent understanding of Kenya’s budget cycle and moments.
An understanding of policy and legislative development
processes at both national and county levels.
Superior written communication skills, including the ability
to translate complex arguments into accessible English for a
non-specialist audience, and the ability to write articles that would be
published in the mainstream press.
Knowledge of the devolution processes, and their impact on
the health sector.
Excellent verbal communication skills, appropriate for
high-level external representation (for example lobbying county governors,
ministers, and MCAs)
Experience in developing advocacy strategies, knowledge and
understanding of a range of advocacy techniques
Experience of effective teamwork and outstanding
interpersonal communication skills
Experience in coalition building and working with civil
society actors to deliver change
Excellent understanding of Sustainable Development Goals,
Vision 2030, policy, and legal provisions in support of child survival.
Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili
Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values
An academic qualification with a minimum of a Bachelor’s
degree in Law, Political Science, Governance, International Development,
Community development, or related field of study.
Experience and training in policy and advocacy.
Good knowledge of refugee and education issues including the
work of academic/research contacts, NGOs, UN agencies
Good presentation and analytical skills.
Great negotiation and persuasion skills.
Experience in policy research, having written and published
policy reports and briefings and evaluating evidence of their impact.
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