By Kibet Tobias
Are you applying for an NGO job in Kenya? Do you need to write a cover letter for a job?
Well! Your cover letter is your first, and best, chance to sell you to the employer on your candidacy for employment, so make sure it’s perfect.
It takes a little extra time, but be sure to write a unique cover letter for each job. Your cover letter should be specific to the position you are applying for, relate your skills and experiences to those noted in the job posting.
It can be helpful to look at cover letter samples when writing your own. A sample can help you decide what to include in your letter, and how to format the letter.
Read through this sample, and customize your own cover letter that shows why you should be selected for an interview.
Here Is A Sample Cover Letter For NGO Job For A Program Officer
P. O. BOX XXX-00100
22nd February 2018,
The Hiring Manager,
ABC Kenyan NGO,
P.O. Box XXX-00100
Dear Mr Oluoch,
RE: Application For A Programme Officer Position
Following your advert regarding the position on Career Point Kenya website on 22nd February 2018, I forward my application in response. I possess Bachelors degree in Development Studies and experience with data collection through surveys, observations, interviews, and focus groups.
I am especially interested in this position for several reasons. First, I have over 2 years of thoroughly enjoyable experience in working closely with community service organizations at the local and state levels. Second, I have conducted several practical studies of community service organizations which have resulted in strengthening their roles at the local level.
Furthermore, my research work has placed me at the center of the policy process where I have worked effectively with government officials and other community groups and helped create solutions to domestic violence at the county level.
I have practical experience in project planning, implementing of project interventions, budgeting, report writing, documentation, supervision, monitoring & evaluation, linkage negotiation, coordination, facilitating meeting, seminar, workshops and campaign etc;
My communication skills will also come in handy as I am comfortable making presentations to large groups of people while demonstrating integrity and understanding during interactions with the public.
I strongly believe that my competency of precise knowledge on management along with the experience will contribute in making a good outcome for your projects and organization as well.
Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
The writer is a content writer at Career Point Kenya. For any Cover letter queries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.