Project Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

CESVI – Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus

Job Title: EIDHR Project Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya – with travels
to Kericho and Kisumu Counties (Kenya)

Sectors: Child Protection, Human Rights,
Juvenile Justice

Expected Starting date: June
2020

Closing date vacancy: 8th May
2020

Duty station: Nairobi

Line Manager: Project Coordinator

Duration: 12 months renewable

Essential Qualifications

·        
BA in Social Sciences or related
field;

·        
2-3 years’ experience in NGO sector,
preferably in the area of Child protection and human rights programming;

·        
Experience in monitoring and
evaluation, including data collection and data analysis;

·        
Experience in providing technical
assistance to Civil Society Organizations and familiarity with government
structures and processes in Kenya;

·        
Proven leadership and management
skills including planning and management of training; and

·        
Familiarity with EU logical framework
and M&E guidance and requirement.

Other requirements:

·        
Previous experience working in Kenya;

·        
Previous experience working in a
consortium is a STRONG asset;

Summary of the program

In the frame of an EU-EIDHR funded
project, CESVI is the lead agency of a consortium with local partners,
including Legal Resource Foundation (LRF) and Special Education Professionals
(SEP).

The action, Increasing the capacity
of Human Rights Defenders for the protection and promotion of children best
interest in the Kenyan Juvenile Justice System in the 3 Counties of Nairobi,
Kisumu and Kericho, will support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and HRD
organizations at grassroots level, improving Alternative Care services for
children in contact and in conflict with the law, with a special focus on
children with special needs in the Juvenile Justice system(JJS).

The long-term change envisions a
strengthened Alternative Care system and awareness grounded in the best
interests and rights of children separated from their families, resulting in
courses of action in conformity with the principles of non-discrimination, protection,
survival and participation.

JOB PURPOSE

The incumbent will work in close
collaboration with the Project Coordinator and will support processes of
planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the project in line with
and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, and CESVI policies, requirements
and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support to Coordination and
Management of Projects Implementation

·        
Support the Project Coordinator to
ensure effective, efficient and timely implementation of project activities at
the project sites, namely Nairobi, Kericho and Kisumu counties.

·        
Support the Project Coordinator to
ensure the project is implemented according to the contract signed with the
donor (the European Union), its rules and regulations (including, but not
limited to, reporting, visibility, project documentation, monitoring and
evaluation), CESVI’s internal policies and procedures, and the consortium
partner’s MoUs;

·        
Collaborate with the Project
Coordinator and the Logistic Department in procuring goods and services
according to CESVI’s and the donor’s procedures, Informing the Project
Coordinator any relevant amendments and /or challenges concerning the project
which may compromise the observance of contractual bonds and/or the presence
and the good name of CESVI in the area/country

·        
To support the Project Coordinator in
development of new project proposals in the area/region, in the field of human
rights/child protection/juvenile justice;

Support in Supervision and Monitoring

·        
In collaboration with the Project
Coordinator, monitor the achievement and progress toward the project objectives
and expected outcomes and impacts

·        
Support the PC in the daily project
implementation and follow-up on activities at the field.

·        
Establishes and maintains
relationships at the community level.

·        
Support the PC in the
formulation/update of the projects work plans, monitoring tools and regular
reporting according to requirements of the donor and CESVI internal policies

·        
Support in drafting of periodical
project reports required by the donor, and CESVI Coordination Office;

·        
In collaboration with the Project
Coordinator, consortium members and government stakeholders staff, identify
gaps and facilitate capacity building training and other support for Human
Rights Defenders.

·        
To perform any other task assigned by
the Project Coordinator in line with the job description and employment
contract.

How to apply

Persons qualified for this position
are invited to submit their CV (including 3 referees) and COVER LETTER ONLY to
CESVI to the e-mail address;

Please quote the Position (i.e. EIDHR
Project Officer _your name) in the subject line of your e-mail application.
Please do not apply twice, applicants should not attach certificates at this
stage. Inquiries on phone or e-mail will not be entertained.

Please notice this is a national
position.

Closing date for applications is 8th
May 2020 at midnight (EAT).

However Cesvi reserves the right to
close the vacancy before the above mentioned date in case a large number of
applications is received.

Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted

CESVI is an equal opportunities
employer.

Female candidates are encouraged to
apply.

CESVI does not charge a fee at any
stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or
training).
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