Build Africa Project Officer - ECD Jobs in Kenya

Build Africa Project Officer - ECD Jobs in Kenya


  • Build Africa is an international NGO with offices in the UK and supporting organisations in Kenya and Uganda.

    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

    Programme

  • 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)

    Competencies

  • 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

  • hr@build-africakenya.org 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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