Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany Jobs in Kenya

1. Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany Project Officer Jobs in Kenya


The Project:


VSF Germany is an international Non-Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.

It focuses on Livestock, food security and Livelihoods, Natural Resources Management, Peace and Conflict, Good governance, Disasters & Emergency, and Agriculture, marketing, but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.

VSF Germany is implementing an EU funded project in Laisamis and Saku sub-counties of Marsabit County. The title of the project is Community Action for Improved Drought Response Resilience (CAIDRR) and Covers Marsabit central and Laisamis Sub-counties respectively.

The overall objective of the programme is ‘to contribute towards improving food security in ASAL livelihoods through enhanced response and resilience to drought’.

The action is being implemented through a consortium of three NGOs (Community Initiatives Facilitation and Assistance- CIFA; Water Right Foundation-WRF and VSF Germany – being Lead agency).

The project intend to achieve the following results:
(i) Capacities and systems for local preparedness, response to asset protection and management actions are improved;
(ii) Access to services and management of livelihood resources and assets are improved and (iii) Communities contribute to knowledge exchange and policy influence

We seek to recruit a qualified and well experienced Project Officer to support the implementation of the project. The Project Officer’s position is field based with frequent visits to other locations within the project area.

The project ends in September this year hence the duration of employment is 9 months.

Key responsibilities:

I. Project Administration
  • Provide coordinating and administrative support as directed by the Project Manager.
  • Monitor the security situation in the project area and at the satellite office.
  • Draft internal inter-staff communications.

    II. Project Planning & Implementation
  • Participate in activity planning and develop data collection systems enabling effective monitoring of defined indicators.
  • Maintain project Calendar, budget and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Help coordinate and follow up on project activities under components implemented by Project partners.
  • Act as liaison point between project partners, the Project Manager and project Consultants to ensure timely implementation of projects.
  • Track project activities to ensure they are progressing as per schedule.
  • Coordinate and organize stakeholder meetings, and serve as Secretary of the said meetings.
  • Support in developing training or other materials for community stakeholders and others.
  • Responsible for implementing the natural resource Management (NRM) & drought preparedness component of the project livestock marketing & trade component.
  • He/She will be required to identify & provide training for the Community Animal Health Workers.
  • Coordinate the procurement of veterinary supplies and equipment for local veterinary stores.
  • Responsible for liaison with District Steering Groups, Ministry of Livestock, NGOs and other partners in fulfilling the livestock and market access components of the project.
  • Develop work plans, financial projections and verify all financial reports on the respective component.
  • Manage the flow of technical reports and compilation of the same in the project narratives.
  • Respond to cross cutting issues affecting the community in cooperation with specific expert agencies.
  • Provide Business training for pharmacy owners.

    III. Project Monitoring & Reporting
  • Prepare and submit timely progress and obstacle activity implementation reports as required.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager.
  • Permanently monitor activities and report progress to the Project Manager
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager.

    Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required
  • University Degree in Social Sciences/Animal Science or Development related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in development work.
  • Team leadership experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with pastoral communities
  • Excellent computer knowledge, managerial and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of Pastoral market access issues in the region
  • Working knowledge of EC rules and regulations.

    How to Apply:
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to:

    VSF Germany, Piedmont Plaza, Off Ngong’ Road, 2nd Floor,
    P.O Box 25653, 00603
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: [email protected],

    Indicate on the subject the Job Title applicable.

    Closing date for receiving applications is 14th January 2017, on or before mid night (East African time).

    2. Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

    We seek to recruit a qualified and well experienced Project Manager to support the implementation of the project.

    Key responsibilities:

    I. Leadership & Operations
  • Provide direct leadership, management and supervisory for all project staff.
  • Develop, implement and improve systems for transparent and sound project implementation
  • Lead the staff on the ground in planning and efficient use of resources.
  • Assure completeness and high quality of project reports of team members and address issues as appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with standard policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees.

    II. Project Management
  • Pro-actively organize and conduct (baseline) surveys and focus group discussions
  • Responsible of the project implementation including control of project expenses.
  • Produce and compile internal and donor reports, including coordination and reporting on the project areas.
  • Provide technical support and advice to project staff.
  • Be proactive in the development of project designs and proposals
  • Manage the development of team by ensuring, that project tasks are in line with the project description or Logical framework.
  • Minimize the organization’s exposure and risk on project.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Comply with- and enforce standard project implementation policies and procedures.
  • Spearhead Monitoring and evaluation activities of the project.

    III. Technical support & capacity building
  • Provide support and understanding to staff on project implementation and other relevant project areas.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of team capabilities and lobby for the right upgrade.
  • Identify staff development and training needs especially in areas relating to the core services of the organization and.
  • Ensure capacity building of staff

    IV. Communication
  • Compile and submit internal and external, technical and progress reports to the line manager
  • Active participation in technical meetings and committees on national and project level.
  • Develop and maintain partnership with the government ministries stakeholders and collaborators within the project area.
  • Participate in the project management, monitoring and analysis of output and outcome indicators
  • Keep the project team well informed of changes within the organization and general corporate news.

    IV. Financial Management
  • Develop project activity budget, work plan and expenditure forecasts, for submission to the Head of Finance and Country Director for Kenya.
  • Develop monthly activity related financial budget and project expenditure forecasts
  • Submit punctual monthly expenditure report according to donor guidelines.
  • Review timely monthly financial report on correct bookings and correctness
  • Ensure all project legal documents are complete
  • Manage project budget to ensure funds are responsibly utilized as allocated.

    Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required
  • University Degree in Social Sciences/Animal Science or Development related field.
  • Postgraduate degree in development related field preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in development work.
  • Team leadership experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with pastoral communities
  • Excellent computer knowledge, managerial and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of Pastoral market access issues in the region
  • Working knowledge of EC rules and regulations.

    How to Apply:
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to:
    VSF Germany, Piedmont Plaza, Off Ngong’ Road, 2nd Floor,
    P.O Box 25653, 00603
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: [email protected]

    Indicate on the subject the Job Title applicable. Applicants will be assessed on a continuous basis alongside internal candidates

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    Closing date for receiving applications is 14th January 2017, on or before mid night (East African time).

    Disclaimer: VSF Germany does not charge for its recruitment nor ask the applicants to pay any form of fee.

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