International Alert NGO Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Project Officer will provide support to the implementation of multiple projects

within International Alert’s Kenya portfolio, including on peacebuilding, extractives
and preventing violent extremism, including overseeing activities, supporting
monitoring and evaluation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Implementation

  • Support the planning and implementation of activities for Alert’s peacebuilding
    programmes in Kenya
  • Support the engagement with project participants and partner organisations periodically to ensure that activities meet participants’ needs, project objectivities and the key activities are taking place as planned
  • ngage with key government and non-government interlocutors, including donors,
    companies and peacebuilding agencies, through project activities

    Budget Management

  • Support finance administration relating to project implementation, including preparation
    of cash requests and donor financial reporting
  • Maintain the project filing system and ensure the effective recording, documentation, and filing of project activities, M&E data, internal and external project meetings
  • Support the coordination and logistics for workshops and field visits

    Project design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Support the collection of relevant information from partners to feed into the monitoring and evaluation of the project and work on drafting donor reports and project completio reports in coordination with the

    Programme Development and Assessment Manager

  • Contribute and develop ideas for new projects, building upon the impact achieved by
    existing projects
  • Follow M&E guidelines, processes and using the M&E tools designed for this project
    by the Programme Development and Assessment Manager.
  • Monitor project progress and impact and advise on adjusting indicators and activities
  • Undertake project monitoring with partners and project staff
  • Support drafting of success stories and documentation of lessons learned
  • Assist in drafting project proposals, where appropriate

    Contribute to Alert’s organisational processes and strategies

  • Contribute to team-wide communications and knowledge management, and participate
    in organisation-wide events and discussions on related topics/projects
  • Any other tasks as may be reasonably required

    Travel requirements

  • Based in Nairobi with frequent travel within Kenya, particularly Turkana, and occasional
    travel to London


  • University degree in relevant subject
    NGO project implementation experience – including activity implementation community
    engagement, monitoring and reporting
  • Excellent working knowledge (spoken, written and read) of English
  • Experience of implementing community-based programming
  • Experience in engaging with partners and other stakeholders
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Excellent report-writing and editing skills
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage personal workload and meet deadlines
  • Kenyan National (or in possession of right to work in Kenya)

    Desirable Requirements

  • Master’s degree in relevant subject
  • Experience of implementing governance or peacebuilding programmes in Kenya
  • Understanding of oil industry in Kenya, and/or preventing violent extremism programmes,
    especially desirable
  • Knowledge of M&E methodologies
  • Experience of financial administration gained in an NGO/INGO
  • Understanding and familiarity with conflict-sensitive approaches to development
  • Familiarity with gender and development concepts, and experience of implementing gender sensitive programmes

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 24th August, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; International Alert NGO Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

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