Position: Project Implementation Officer – Digital Birth Registration (DBR) – Advocacy
Department & Location: Programs (Kilifi)
Reports to (position): The DBR Advisor with a dotted line to the Tulinde Tusome Project Manager
Purpose (How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?): Founded over 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world.
We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty particularly those who are excluded or marginalized.
We deliver high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits and work in partnership with others. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity.
Plan believes that gender equality is central to achieving our vision for change, a world in which all children, both girls and boys, realize their full potential and societies that respect people’s rights and dignity.
Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations and is an equal opportunity employer.
The Digital Birth Registration (DBR) programme helps governments to improve birth registration (BR) rates and extend the reach of registration to the marginalized through the appropriate use of technology and strengthened Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems.
The main responsibility of the Project Implementation Officer – Digital Birth Registration (DBR) – Advocacy is to work together with various partners to lead implement the non-technical DBR programme.
The position will conduct day-to-day DBR programme activities in local communities within the framework of the 5 year DFATD grant funded project Tulinde Tusome: Creating Safe and Protective Spaces for Improved Learning in Kwale and Kilifi Counties, Kenya.
The project aims to support the intersecting areas of education and child protection to keep children safe in schools.
Dimensions of Role: The Project Implementation Officer (DBR) – Advocacy is responsible for the development and execution of work as per the approved DBR activity plan.
S/he is responsible for contribution to designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the DBR project activities.
The role includes Child Protection responsibilities during the implementation of the project as per the
Plan International Child Protection Policy
Key Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:
- Coordinate development of a strategic communication plan for digital birth registration in Kilifi and Kwale counties
- Coordinate development of communication and behavioral impact campaigns content and subsequent implementation of behavioral campaigns within the community through various media to increase birth registration, guided by strategic communication plan.
- Coordinates the production and dissemination of the communication messages and materials
- Play an advocacy role to ensure that the birth registration process takes into account gender considerations in ensuring right of identity
- Ensure that activities are implemented and are on track as per donor approved implementation plans and budget
Capacity Building Trainings:
- Support in various advocacy capacity building in DBR stream under Tulinde Tusome project
- Stakeholder Relationship Management:
- Provides technical support to government counterparts in the development and appropriate use of DBR communication for behavioural impact interventions.
- Through collaborative approaches, engage various project implementation teams and coordinate with other partners and private sector players working within the operational areas to avoid duplication of efforts.
- Promote effective working relations with county and sub-county stakeholders while ensuring an up-to-date stakeholders matrix is maintained.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation:
- As per the project M&E framework, contribute to design and rollout of project baseline, midterm and end-line studies, other focused surveys, routine monitoring and facilitate the dissemination of findings from such studies/monitoring to the relevant audience
- Submit regular/scheduled, accurate and timely consolidated reports that conform to prescribed formats and other parameters from Plan and the donor.
- Contribute to documentation and sharing of best/promising practices
- Communication and Working Relationships:
- Incumbent expected to maintain a high level of external communication/contact at the community, Sub-County and County levels to facilitate appropriate project implementation.
- Medium level external communication with the INGO, LNGO and CBOs partners in the county level.
- Low level external interface with Plan National Office (NOs) sponsorship communications.
- Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Educational Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Development Studies.
- Relevant experience in the area of communication, social change communication, communication for behaviour change.
- Experience in developing communication strategies focused on behaviour and social norms changes.
- Experience in developing communication tools/materials.
- At least 2 years’ experience in management/coordination of a project that required significant business change.
- Experience in project involving improvement of birth registration to ensure children are accessing right of identity an added advantage
- Good knowledge of civil registration (registration of vital events) in Kenya an added advantage
- Knowledge in donor reporting requirements an added advantage.
- Conversant with gender and child rights issues.
- Key Skills specific to the post:
- Strong behavioural impact and change advocacy skills
- Content development skills (media campaigns)
- Strong report writing skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Community facilitation, networking, partnership development and management skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Creative and Innovative
- Committed to delivering high quality ethical work.
- Sensitive to different people and cultures.
- Attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines, with minimum supervision.
- Commitment to development humanitarian values and standards, gender equality and child protection.
- Physical Environment and Demands:
- Field based.
- Frequent travels within Kwale and Kilifi County during the entire period of the project.
- The incumbent will use the motorbike as the primary mode of transport for the frequent visits to the field sites, guided by the fleet policy.
Level of Contact with Children: High level – Frequent interaction with children
How to Apply
If you meet the requirements, please visit http://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/ to access the full job description and make an online application.
The deadline for application is 2nd Sep 2015.