Program Associate -Nairobi

Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a national Kenyan not-for-profit women’s rights organization. We are committed to advancing women’s rights; and work towards achieving a society free from all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). COVAW was founded in 1995 as a response to the silence of the Kenyan society to addressing VAWG.

COVAW implements projects under five (5) strategic focus areas including: Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Services; Women’s Economic Empowerment; Women’s Leadership Development; Access to Justice; and Institutional Development.

COVAW’s interventions deliberately address norms, attitudes, laws, policies and practices that affect women and girl’s safety and wellbeing in general. This is done through supporting development and implementation of gender progressive laws, policies and guidelines and consistent engagement with different actors to prevent and respond to VAWG and to hold perpetrators of these violations accountable. Our key actors are the community, civil society, government and private sector.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Development of periodic project work plans to guide and track accurate implementation of project objectives in Nairobi.
  • Implement project activities in Nairobi such as: Awareness raising on human rights violations including SGBV facing women in paid childcare; capacity building of women-led paid childcare providers and stakeholders on how to organize, diversity and inclusion and effective collaboration;Review of existing curriculum from women’s rights/ safeguarding and disability inclusion perspective among others.
  • Take lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of project activities at community level and with key actors
  • Support project activity documentation based on key interventions that are implemented, working with the other project teams.
  • Identify, support and work with community level beneficiaries through strategic intermediaries to meet the intended priority outcomes
  • Support the program team in the engagement of civil society organisations, private sector actors, government and communities to enhance their capacity to conduct coordinated lobby and advocacy, addressing GBV in paid childcare ecosystem.
  • Work with the program team in strengthening linkages and networks between key actors from community, county and national level with a view to strengthening the effectiveness of each actor
  • Work with the project team in supporting design, production, dissemination and documentation of content and materials for use in lobby and advocacy and capacity enhancement trainings.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports of all program activities. Prepare monthly narrative reports
  • Monitor the utilization of project budgets in adherence to donor and organisational rules and policies
  • Support in conducting program monitoring and evaluation, outcome and end of implementation evaluation

Performance standards

  • Represent COVAW in meetings and forums with partners and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to COVAW’s values and principles in a fulfillment of all roles and responsibilities
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours, including occasional weekends and holidays
  • Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW’s assets in use.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community Development, law or related social science.
  • Three years work experience in program implementation and community engagement.
  • Financial management and basic procurement experience.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse people and cultures.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently but able to consult effectively, prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical abilities.
  • Ability to work in the field, under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Computer Literacy (including excel skills).
  • Experience in implementation of projects promoting the rights of childcare workers will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage

How to apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as one pdf document to with the subject line “COVAW Program Associate-Nairobi”.

Deadline for application is 30th April 2024, 5.00pm. COVAW encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work

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