Project Officer Job in Kenya

Vacancy:
Project Officer


About
ICS SP

We work towards a better future for children. Together with families,
communities and other stakeholders we initiate programmes that create safe and
nurturing environments for them. We are looking for individuals with a passion
to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people to join
us in our journey of building stronger, capable and connected families where
children are well nurtured and enabled to realize their hopes and aspirations.
Visit www.icsafrica-sp.org to
know more about us.**

Job
Function: Project officer

Location:
Kisumu

Reports
to: Programmes Coordinator

Purpose
of function

The Project Officer will work with the Programmes Coordinator and other
team members to achieve project success. Specifically, they will work to ensure
that project activities are successfully implemented in accordance with ICS SP
programming guidelines, ICS SP rules and regulations, project proposals and
donor compliance requirements.

Roles
and responsibilities

Project
implementation

  • Work with
    the team to develop short and long-term plans for the assigned project

  • Implement
    project activities as per approved plans

  • Ensure
    successful generation of planned outputs and attainment of key project
    objectives

  • Liaise
    with field officers by providing necessary technical support in
    implementation of project activities

Project
monitoring and reporting

  • Prepare
    periodic reports, financial reports and records on project activities on a
    timely basis ,

  • Monitor
    progress, ensures adherence and evaluates first line performance of the
    project

  • Receive
    monthly reports from Field officers and community facilitators, review and
    refine before sharing with Programme officer

  • Highlight
    areas of concern vis-à-vis the project performance indicators agreed upon

  • Collate
    lessons learnt, success factors and facilitates dissemination as
    necessary, including providing content to the communication unit for the
    development of materials

  • Periodically
    monitor and update beneficiary database of the projects and update in
    before finally sharing with Programme officer well as other interested
    departments

  • Update
    project documentation on a timely basis

Networking
and resource mobilization

  • Maintain
    effective interface with government authorities and partners as well as
    broader network of stakeholders at implementation level **

  • Contribute
    to the development of proposals, project concepts and communication
    materials for visibility and fundraising

  • Represent
    the organization in meetings and networks at project level and as assigned

Human
Resource Management

  • Supervise
    field staff and community volunteers by articulating performance and
    behavioural expectations, displaying model behaviour, maintaining open
    lines of communication and being clear about roles and relationships

  • Organize
    meetings on regular basis with designated field staff and community
    facilitators to foster positive relationships

  • Support
    field staff and community facilitators in formulating performance
    objectives and indicators and conducts performance reviews

  • Support
    development of field staff and facilitators by initiating mentorship and
    coaching processes

  • Coordinate
    recruitment of community volunteers

  • Proactively
    identifies and resolves field staff and community facilitator conflicts
    and concerns

Financial
Management

  • Scrutinize
    funds requests by field staff and community facilitators and approves or
    recommends them as appropriate

  • Ensure
    proper accountability of fund requests by self and other field staff

Requirements

  • At least 3
    years proven project implementation experience

  • Extensive
    understanding of child, family, community engagement approaches
    development and programming trends globally and in Africa

  • Strong
    project administration experience

  • Sound
    understanding of community engagement and facilitation approaches

  • Implementation
    knowledge of child development and child wellbeing programmes

  • Strong
    interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills

  • Basic
    degree in social sciences /development studies/ community development or
    related disciplines

How to
Apply

If you are a
professional with a passion to make a difference in children and young people’s
lives, send your application letter and resume to 
[email protected]. Deadline for
submitting applications is 
31st July 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate
the position you are applying for as the subject of your email. Interviews will
be conducted on a rolling basis.
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