Fondazione L’Albero della Vita Local Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Fondazione L’Albero della Vita Local Coordinator Jobs in Kenya


The project

  • Missione Calcutta Onlus is the leading agency of a project, in partnership with Caritas Maralal and The Tree of Life Kenya, in Samburu County, Consolata Suguta. It’s aimed at contributing to the protection of children living in Suguta – Maralal area, through the improvement of the services provided by Consolata Suguta Primary School, located in a strategically a few kilometers from Maralal, the capital of Samburu County.

  • The objective of the project is to improve the Educational, Nutritional and Protection services offered by the Consolata Suguta Primary School to benefit vulnerable children in Samburu.
    In line with these efforts, Missione Calcutta Onlus is seeking an experienced Local Coordinator Consultant (a consulting agreement is offered) to support with the planning and implementation of project activities. Such support includes coordination, logistical and administration tasks as well as monitoring and evaluation of activities.

  • A Consultant is an independent contractor and is not an employee, partner, or co-venturer of, or in any other service relationship with the Supervisor. Therefore, Consultant shall be responsible for all taxes arising from compensation and other amounts paid under this Agreement and shall be responsible for all payroll taxes.

    Duties and Responsibilities of Consultant:

    • This position covers an essential role for the delivery and the implementation of the project in the target areas.

    • The candidate should have a very strong knowledge of the territory where the project is to be implemented. The person will work with a high level of independence.

    • S/He should have strong partnering skills, be organised and flexible, adapt at dealing with sudden change, and able to work across cultures.

    • The Local Coordinator (consultant) will be the only direct point of contact for Missione Calcutta Onlus (on the territory) for the entire time of the project, making sure to meet project goals and necessities established by Missione Calcutta. Therefore, strong management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, project oversight and planning, develop workplans, and manage budgets and project expenditures are highly required.

    • Moreover, the Coordinator shall be responsible to monitor, coordinate, liaison and resolve issues in the project from implementation phase to handing over of the project.

    • The person acts as a focal person for Missione Calcutta in Samburu County and shall work in close coordination with Caritas Maralal and The Tree of Life Kenya to ensure successful implementation and delivery of Educational, Nutritional and Protection services.

    • Therefore, the Consultant will be responsible for the following activities and deliverables:

    • Overall project management, coordination and implementation.

    • Annual planning of activities in Samburu County, monitor and supervise execution of activities, provide updates on changes, and ensure the timely and responsive delivery of outputs and reports.

    • Maintain close contacts and relations with relevant local partners and projects in and around the project’s target area.

    • Maintain close contacts and relations with local stakeholders. Liaise with relevant government stakeholders, NGO’s, other partner organizations and projects, to ensure good coordination and collaboration.

    • Monitor, coordinate and solve issues in the project from implementation phase to handing over of the project.

    • Monitor and promptly report project progress and handle any issues that arise from time to time.

    • Prepare and maintain comprehensive project documentation and reports at least once a month.

    • Prepare monthly reports and provide
    information about the local issues, which may affect the project.

    • Participation to relevant and sectorial coordination tables/working groups in Samburu and visibility activities.

    • Support the development of M&E tools aimed at monitoring, evaluating the project and assessing its impact.

    • Support the collection of achievements and lessons of the project activities and support the dissemination to partners and stakeholders.

    • Support feasibility studies, data collection and new project proposals development.

    • Any other duty as required by the line managers/supervisors.

    Diploma / Level of studies:

  • Required: BA/BSc Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Human Sciences, Humanities, Human Resources Management or other related field.

  • Desired: MA degree International Relations and Development or related field.

    Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years in international cooperation and development field and coordination related experience preferably from NGOs sector.

  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation

  • Actual grassroots experience, working with communities and CSOs

  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills.

  • Experience in the monitoring of implementation and evaluation of international programmes.

  • Experience in community mobilization, program management and programs development.

    Skills Required

  • Project management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills in dealing effectively with different actors, beneficiaries and stakeholders.

  • Computer skills (Microsoft office word, excel, etc.).

  • Data handling skill.

  • Good analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines

  • Excellent spoken and written English is mandatory.

  • Knowledge of Samburu language

  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality and participatory approach and sustainable development

  • Training and facilitation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive and professional attitude, ability to lead and work well in a team setting and with multiple partners

  • Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods, community development and partnership

    Soft Skills/ Other:

  • Impact evaluation.

  • Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn – open to learning new ways of doing things.

  • Professional attitude, pro-active and results oriented with a professional attitude towards work.

  • Flexible and adaptable in working with an up-and-coming not-for-profit organization.

    How to Apply

  • The application should include the following:
    Cover letter (stating current salary and expected salary, and how your profile fits the position and the skills required).

  • CV having 3 references with contacts.

  • The soft copy application should be sent to:

  • kenya@alberodellavita.org

  • CC: finance.kenya@alberodellavita with the subject heading indicating: Supervisor of infrastructural works & of project’s activities (assistant coordinator) – Samburu

  • Deadline for application is 14th of January 2022.

  • Do not attach in this phase ID documents, school or university certificates, or any other document that has not been requested.

  • Applications received after the deadline or incomplete will not be considered. Only short-listed candidate (s) will be contacted.

  • Due to the urgency of the position applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • The Tree of Life is an equal opportunity employer, and respect all gender, nationality or religious affiliations.


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