Church World Service Project Officer Jobs in Kenya
Church World Service Project Officer Jobs in Kenya
Church World Service (CWS) is an International Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1946. The mission of CWS is to transform communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.
CWS’ headquarters is in USA - New York with regional representation across the world.
CWS iscurrently looking for a highly qualified Project Officer to lead the management and implementation of a newly launched project that is aimed at strengthening resilience and expanding livelihood options for refugees and host communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlements.
This position is responsible for the management and implementation of the Resilience Strengthening Project for Refugees and Host Communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlements in line with the project strategies and donor requirements ensuring high technical quality.
The Project Officer will also identify and nurture relationships with strategic partners both in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement; working in close coordination with CWS colleagues and partner organizations.Undertake project start up activities- identification of participants, needs’ assessments, stakeholder consultations, community engagement and mobilization and induction of facilitators
Develop learning curriculum and oversee adult literacy instruction in consultation with the department of Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) in Turkana West
Facilitate implementation of the four stages of VSLA namely; Preparatory phase, the Intensive phase, the Development phase and the Maturity phase
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
Promote the rights of refugees in line with SPHERE standards
Provide day-to-day support to the adult literacy and VSLA Facilitators--formulating clear work plans and targets
Administer business start-up grants to VSLA project participants
Actively participate in relevant coordination forums including camp level working groups and county forums.
Recruit, induct, supervise and manage adult literacy and VSLA facilitators
Coordinate with protection and inclusion partners to support the implementation of key protection mainstreaming actions plan
Provide regular status reports to the Education Program Coordinator and prepare donor reports as required
Any other tasks assigned by the line-manager
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study (e.g., Education, Sociology, Community Development, Project Management, Business Management and any other social science) or four (4) years of paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree is required.
At least three years of experience working with refugees in a camp setting.
One year of project management experience, including: project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills and preparation of quality donor reports required.
Prior experience in adult education and VSLA/livelihoods programing is a great asset.
Knowledge of functional adult literacy, TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and livelihoods programming
Strong organizational and time management skills
Computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel
Training facilitation skills
Proposal and report writing skills
Practical knowledge of international humanitarian standards (SPHERE Standards, Do No Harm, Humanitarian Inclusion Standards etc.)
Fluency in English and Kiswahili languages - both written and verbal
Must have a valid driving license
The Program Officer must have the ability to:Manage confidential information
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of CWS
Follow instructions from the supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude
Deal effectively and courteously with government officials, associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public
Maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail
Carry out all the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision
Lead others and address issues as they arise
Manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities
Work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation
Effectively manage CWS’ resources
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 6th September 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Church World Service Project Officer Jobs in Kenya
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