Capacity Development Officer (One Position)

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Website creawkenya Centre for Rights Education and Awareness



CREAW  with  funding  from  Global  Affairs  Canada through CARE Kenya,  is seeking to implement  the Women’s  Voice  and Leadership (WVL) project in nine Counties. This project will be implemented in a consortium of four partners including CREAW, URAIA, CRAWN Trust and Urgent Action.  WVL is a four-year  project  to  support  the  capacity  and  activities  of  local  and  national  women-led  organizations seeking to  increase enjoyment of human rights by women and girls and the enjoyment of gender equality in Kenya. To achieve this, the project will provide funding to local women led organizations and networks in recognition of the funding gaps they face. The WVL Program aims to achieve the following:

  1. Improved management, programming and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Kenya, particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls.
  2. Enhanced delivery of quality services and advocacy by women’s rights organizations to advance gender equality in Kenya.
  3. Increased effectiveness of national and sub-national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect gender sensitive policy change and policy implementation in Kenya.

Kenyan based local women-led organizations operate in a challenging environment with limited resources to support their advocacy agenda or invest in their institutional growth. The WVL Program aims to provide targeted support to selected local women-led organizations to address these challenges and help them respond to gender inequality and issues that affect women and girls. The WVL Program will strengthen the capacities of local women-led organizations through providing:

  1. Multi-year funding grants to women’s rights organizations
  2. Fast responsive  funding  for  short-term  discrete  advocacy,  innovative  and  strategic  activities (through a separate process)
  3. Institutional capacity building support
  4. Networking and alliance building among women-led organizations.

Job Description


Reporting to the Program Manager, The Capacity Development Officer will ensure the WVL project achieves the Gender Equality outcome results and is of high quality, mainstreams feminist approaches by documenting and utilizing learning and knowledge from within and outside of CREAW to develop/design and improve project to achieve high impact.

S/he will build the capacity of local WROs sub-grantees in Gender Equality results based reporting and feminist delivery principles and processes, and will ensure that all sub-grantee – WROs have structures and processes / systems to deliver on, monitor adherence to CREAW’s programming principles and abide by agreed CREAW standards and donor guidelines on Gender Equality Outcomes delivery.

The Incumbent will work with the WVL Team in the fulfillment of the gender equality results, ensuring that the intervention methodology for the project is feminist, responds to the goals and objectives of the project’s gender strategy.

S/He will also work with the Project MERL Officer to ensure efficient monitoring of Gender outcomes/ gender data collection during ongoing monitoring and timely evaluations.

Tasks and Responsibilities 

R1: Capacity building of local WROs/partners and technical Support on Gender Equality Results outcomes (60%) 

  • Facilitate the active participation of local WRO partners in the design and implementation of the WVL gender analysis and gender strategy.
  • Together with local WROs, design and implement a gender outcome capacity strengthening strategy based on a participatory capacity assessment and capacity strengthening and building plans.
  • Guide and support the local partner WROs technical staff, in the implementation of the Gender strategy and any other agreed gender equality results in line with the WVL Program proposal/Design.
  • Coordinate Local WRO partners and provide updates on progress made on WVL project in regard to the gender results outcomes and contribution to WRO strategic goals. 

R2. Supporting development and implementation of WVL project Gender Equality outcome results (30%) 

  • Coordinate all Local partners WROs’ activities under the WVL Project to ensure the project achieves its gender outcomes.
  • Oversee the development, update and implementation of the gender analysis and strategy to deliver on the Gender Equality results including support to the Local partners WROs specific gender equality outcomes outlined in the Capacity Building plans.
  • Facilitate participatory processes with project’s Local WRO partners for the development and implementation of the gender strategy.
  • Represent CREAW and the WVL Project in various gender meetings, networks and opportunities to support the project. 

R3: Reporting, Documentation, Knowledge management and Learning support (10%) 

  • Coordinate and guide partners in their gender equality results reporting and documentation responsibilities. Ensure that the reporting meets the evidence and communications needs of WRO partners.
  • Review project gender equality outcome results achievements against indicator targets with a view to strengthening reporting, planning, implementation as well as decision making.
  • Keep up to date project gender related data and reports for reference by the project team as well as other stakeholders. 

R4: Any other appropriate duties assigned by supervisor 


  • Education: Degree in Social Sciences, Gender and development studies or other relevant discipline coupled. 

Additional Information

Experience required: 

  1. At least 5 years’ experience in coordinating position in gender equality outcome results delivery and program quality in development programs in at least two of the following areas: gender equality, women’s rights, organizational strengthening, or feminist movement building.
  2. Excellent written, verbal English and presentation/communication skills.
  3. Demonstrable ability to develop and implement gender transformative results outcomes, systems and plans, and applied knowledge and understanding of feminist approaches and principles.
  4. Experience in using collaborative, consensus based and approaches to build local partner skills and knowledge, provide training and foster effective and participatory decision making amongst partners meet evolving Project gender equality results outcomes.
  5. Demonstrated strong coordination, teamwork and planning skills.
  6. Strong gender related technical skills, including ability to understand the different and complex dynamic affecting / supporting adequate delivery on the gender equality results.


  1. Knowledge and understanding of the Kenya’s women’s Rights movement.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

Technical Skills 

  1. People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  2. Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CREAW’s core values.
  3. Resilience/adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances and to interact effectively with a geographically dispersed multicultural team.
  4. The job will involve frequent travel to various counties across the country.

Those who qualify and are interested should send an application letter expressing their interest, Salary expectation and their updated curriculum vitae (CV) to: [email protected] by 2pm on the 28th February 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis –as and when received until a suitable candidate is identified.

CREAW will give Special considerations to female applicants. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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