World Vision Project Officer Job in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 100,000
The position is responsible for the successfully implementation of local level advocacy project in Mwala Area Program that contribute to child wellbeing outcomes.
Specifically the Project Officer will lead the implementation of initiatives that strengthen engagement between citizens, Non state actors and Government officials to enhance governance processes and public service delivery.
In order to successfully do so, the Project Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.
Effective Project, Planning and Implementation 60%
- Develop and roll out the Project’s detailed implementation plan and ensure project effectiveness and efficiency
- Ensure timely and effective community & partner mobilization for meaningful involvement in project implementation
- In liaison with partners develop monthly project work plans with clear targets, budgets and detailed implementation plans.
- Undertake participatory training of community members and partners on public planning, budgeting and monitoring service delivery using various advocacy approaches.
- Manage the project budget and ensure regular review of project expenditure
- Establish effective cross-functional linkages with other WVK projects in Mwala Area Program.
- In liaison with project accountant track project implementation expenditure levels and budgets
Monitoring, reporting and documentation 20%
- Develop project monitoring plan jointly with communities and partners
- Conduct monthly monitoring of indicators as per M&E plan
- Ensure data collection is conducted in accordance with the monitoring plan and standards in line with the Project M&E plan and ITT
- Develop quality reports such as weekly briefs, monthly reports, in-line with WV and donor(s) reporting guidelines;
- Clean, organise and archive the project data according to the monitoring system guidelines; and store data in a safe, secure and accessible location
- Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice and make improvements as may be appropriate
- Review the learning and monitoring reports developed during the reporting period
- Document best practices, human interest stories and work with Area Program manager and Knowledge Management officer to refine the stories for publication
Engagement and networking 15%
- Undertake comprehensive annual external context analysis identifying all key local level institutions and stakeholders for engagement
- Establish, maintain and update database of all the strategic institutions and stakeholders (e.g. community groups, Government, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector)
- Effectively represent of WVK in stakeholder meetings and forums at county, sub-county levels and other relevant platforms
- Support the development of Engagement Agreements / Memorandum of Understanding with Strategic local level institutions as may be appropriate
- Ensure WVK visibility in the local level Public Participation for a
Other duties 5%
- As assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
- Degree in Political Science, Sociology, Community Development, Law or a related field.
- A minimum of 3 years (Degree level) experience in working/programming in community development and leading advocacy initiatives
- Experience in conducting Advocacy related trainings
- Experience in providing technical support to communities and partners to engage in discussion with the government, duty bearers and service providers.
- Experience in engagements with government departments and decision makers in policy dialogue, as well as networking and collaborating with other non-government stakeholders
- Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management
- leaders and other stakeholders
- Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
- Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
- A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity Advocacy.
- Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view and emotional maturity.
- Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
- Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.
- Other responsibilities: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, WVI reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when necessary.
- Must be willing to perform other duties as required.
How to Apply
For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is April 5, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.
World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.