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Programme Officer-Nakuru


  • Organization: CBM - Christian Blind Mission
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Programme Officer-Nakuru

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About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

The Project Officer will be responsible for enhancing the capacity of targeted counties to implement medical assessments and registrations of persons with disabilities, creating community awareness, strengthening referral systems, and providing technical assistance to various stakeholders. This role will involve extensive collaboration with partners, conducting analyses, and ensuring disability inclusiveness in various counties and stakeholders.

This position is only filled locally. With contractual conditions of the respective country. An expatriation is not intended.

These are your responsibilities

  • Strengthen capacity of target organizations of persons with disabilities to implement project activities.
  • Support partners to develop and implement project work plans.
  • Coordinate periodic project review meetings.
  • Strengthen participation of persons with disabilities in project activities.
  • Ensure timely communication and flow of information at the field level.
  • Conduct user feedback surveys to improve portal accessibility. 
  • Coordinate training stakeholders on inclusive recruitment processes and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
  • Follow-up on findings, recommendations, and Action Plans to ensure they are closed or updated.
  • Keep track and ensure project documentation, filing, data base and reporting is up to date in line with donor requirements.
  • In collaboration with Deputy Chief of Party provide effective, innovative, and supportive supervision to ensure operational efficiencies and outcome for planned activities.
  • Train stakeholders on inclusive recruitment processes and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
  • Take lead in community mobilization and dialogue activities.
  • Provide support and follow-ups for internship placements.
  • Train stakeholders on inclusive recruitment processes and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. 
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with partners in developing a disability inclusion framework.
  • Engage in advocacy to create awareness among stakeholders on disability inclusion.
  • Strengthen referral networking among various stakeholders at the County level.
  • Support advocacy efforts by organizations of persons with disabilities to promote disability rights and inclusion within the community and County level networks.
  •  Conduct periodic project monitoring visits and supportive supervision.
  • Support in landscape analysis on disability as maybe required.
  • Support documentation, analysis and reporting of project progress; maintain project data in accessible formats through regular and timely progress reporting. 
  • Coordinate timely submission of agreed upon reports as per reporting schedule and protocol.
  • Ensure relevant knowledge, project lessons learned, and other learning are internalized, documented, and shared with relevant stakeholders.  
  • Responsible for delivering the CBM Brand, Media, and Advocacy events to meet Program priorities.
  • Provides strategic and coordination support planning, administration, and relevant networking in the areas of disability inclusion.
  • Takes lead for information gathering and dissemination. 


  • Carry out the role-specific responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk (as guided by CBM’s relevant policies)
  • Comply with all safety and health procedures and requirements at CBM and, at all times ensure your own safety and health and that of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions.
  • Ensure that all activities conducted within scope of work or as an employee with CBM comply with the IT and data protection principles.

These are your qualifications

  • Relevant degree e.g. Development Studies, Social Sciences, Public Health, Business Administration.
  • Demonstrated experience of at least 2 years in the non-for-profit development sector, 
  • Working knowledge of systems strengthening approach towards achieving Social Development Goals.
  • Ability and experience in communication for different purposes, to deliver both complex and simple material to meet the desire of the target audience.
  • Experience in participatory monitoring, and impact assessment with a specific focus on monitoring and evaluating outcomes of disability inclusive programmes. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of project cycle management 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, web-based and data application tools like Power BI
  • Ability to establish, sustain and strengthen collaborative initiatives.
  • Intercultural, gender and diversity competence. 
  • Excellent organizational skills attention to details and ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Local Language (professional proficiency / advantageous).
  • Willingness to commit and adhere to CBM mandate, mission, vision, and values.

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world's leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions in the country you apply for
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY NOW).
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.
Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

Your contact person: Ms. Regina Kagwiria 

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.

*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!
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