Build Africa Project Officer - ECD Jobs in Kenya

Build Africa Project Officer - ECD Jobs in Kenya

Vacancy for Position Project Officer (ECD)

  • [Build Africa Kenya (BAK), an affiliate of Street Child UK, is a Non-Governmental Organization committed to developing the potential of young people and supporting their participation in sustainable development programmes.

  • BAK implements programmes in Nakuru County in Kenya and this year will add two new projects; an Early Childhood Education (ECD) project funded by Comic Relief (Rise and Shine) and a pilot Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP) by an individual donor.

  • The overall aim of the both projects is improving the educational rights and outcomes for children in the county by addressing factors that impede effective ECD education both at school and within the community as well as focus on Secondary Level to complement its ongoing primary school projects.

  • The intervention is a joint partnership of Build Africa (UK), Build Africa Kenya and Street Child (UK).

    Job Purpose

  • The Job holder is responsible for implementing of a high quality program including, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

  • They will ensure the practice and initialization of a culture of innovation and creativity in programs.

  • The job holder will be expected to continually observe the day to day effectiveness of programme delivery, noting and reporting any areas where improvements are possible.

  • This post also supports planning and design process.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Support program planning processes by informing and supporting the program planning, designing and budgeting processes.

  • Prepare and submit high quality reports.

  • Collect, analyze and submit accurate Monitoring & Evaluation data.

  • Line Manage Project Driver and 10 community Based Trainers Mobilizers (CBMTs)

  • Networking and partnership development at Sub Office Level.

    Key Responsibilities


  • Overall project management, including the development and execution of the Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP) in line with the approved plans.

  • Ensure plans are implemented according to approved budget and donor guidelines, and that BAK procedures and policies are adhered to at all times.

  • Regularly monitor and evaluate ECD project activities implementation and use the information to improve project quality.

  • Mobilize communities including caregivers, local leaders and other project partners/stakeholders towards project services provision and up-take.

  • Analyze interventions’ results, and trends for sharing with Implementing Partners and stakeholders to enhance knowledge sharing.

  • Timely preparation and submission of quality progress reports that meet BAK’s and donor requirements as stipulated in the contract.

  • Ensure staff involved in project implementation adhere to BAK’s programming principles, procurement, administrative and financial policies.

  • Organize and participate in project related trainings for project staff and beneficiaries at community and Sub-County levels.

  • Pro-actively identify risks related to contract compliance and prescribe, implement and manage corrective actions.

  • Participate in developing new projects in line with identified needs.

  • Take lead in identification, analysis, documentation and dissemination of lesson leant, best practices and success stories from the project for

  • Identify
    and inform the Programme Coordinator of potential program partnerships.

  • Respect the needs and cultural sensitivities of the communities with whom BAK works and continually look for ways to make our interactions with communities more successful.

  • Ensure that child protection issues are monitored in BAK’s program implementation

    Identify and inform the Programme Coordinator of any deviation from the work plan for remedial action to be taken (this is to include change of timelines, community contribution etc)

  • Working with Community based trainers to ensure that community contribution is well documented and in time.

    Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Capture evidence of program impact through identifying and writing success stories and capturing beneficiary voices.

  • Capture, analyze M&E data and prepare reports – the position is also responsible for maintaining a reliable M&E database.

    Representation and Other Tasks

  • Represent BAK at various fora as and when requested

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Programme Coordinator.

    Person Specifications

  • Degree level qualification in Development or Social Science with minimum 4 years’ experience in ECD project design or any other relevant qualification.

  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), and donor contract management experience
    Experience working with pre-school children of age 3+ and caregivers.

  • Demonstrated experience implementing programs with Non-Governmental Organizations
    Ability to work with minimum supervision, manages multiple priorities, and meet strict deadlines.

  • Training and facilitation skills and experience are required.

  • Team Player with excellent communication skills

  • High level of credibility and integrity

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and report writing skills

  • Strong organizational and planning skills
    Advanced computer literacy (Microsoft Office)


    Good communication skills

  • Ready to speak up and proactively raise issues

  • Have Participatory Rural Appraisal skills Practical monitoring, review and evaluation skills

  • Good report writing and computer skills.

  • Strong line management skills

  • Good training and facilitation skills.

  • A good team player.

  • Creativity and innovation.

  • Knowledge of Child Safeguarding.

  • Able to work with minimum supervision.

  • Analytical

  • Able to work under harsh field conditions

    How to Apply

  • Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications to enclosing detailed CV and relevant testimonials by COB 20th January 2020.

    NB We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

    Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of shortlisting process

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