Mercy Corps Reporting Officer Jobs in Samburu, Kenya
Mercy Corps Reporting Officer Jobs in Samburu, Kenya
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USAID Nawiri is a $100 million (USD) five-year Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) funded by USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) that began on October 1, 2019.
Nawiri aims to sustainably reduce levels of Persistent Acute Malnutrition (PAM) in Samburu & Turkana by addressing the root causes of food insecurity and malnutrition and seeks sustainable solutions that go beyond humanitarian assistance.
Mercy Corps, in consortium with Save the Children, Research Triangle Institute (RTI), the BOMA Project, African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC), and Caritas Lodwar is implementing the USAID Nawiri Program in Turkana and Samburu counties.
The USAID Nawiri program is anchored by a robust learning agenda that is executed in close collaboration with county governments, civil society organizations, private sector players, and benefiting communities in Turkana & Samburu counties.
Evidence generated from the various studies commissioned by Nawiri has informed design of the program interventions.
The interventions will contribute to strengthening communities on nutrition resilience by bridging critical knowledge gaps and transformed practices, relating to the understanding of the complexities and the interplay of casualties contributing to PAM in Turkana and Samburu County.
A program as large and complex as USAID Nawiri requires multiple ongoing reporting streams to be managed simultaneously, therefore, the primary responsibility of the Reporting officer (s) is to develop and manage accurate up-to-date programmatic communications.
With the program in the process of scaling up, the imperative for accurate record keeping, diligent knowledge management, and efficient reporting coordination has only increased to ensure both operational and technical quality.
The Reporting Officer (s) will administratively report to the USAID Nawiri County Director while maintaining technical reporting and accessing technical support, mentorship and coaching from the Program Quality and Reporting Manager (PQRM) – and both these managers will support performance management requirements.
The incumbent will work closely with USAID Nawiri county program teams to support the development of weekly reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, workshop/event reports, and reports documenting learning activities.
In addition to reporting support, this person will help with information and knowledge management of the teams’ documents and ensure USAID Nawiri is compliant with the Mercy Corps standards and programmatic best practices.
They will support senior management by responding to information requests, drafting success stories, and monitoring and reporting
on the impact of the program.
The Reporting Officer will also collaborate closely with their counterpart to develop the larger quarterly/annual reports and ensure consistency in format and quality across the two counties.
Provide technical support to the consortium program teams to edit and finalize reporting and communications materials including weekly reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, workshop/event reports, and reports documenting learning activities.
Work with program teams and the PQRM to prepare reports for donors, partners, and government on program progress, ensuring all reporting requirements for donors are met on time and in a quality manner.
Track reporting requirements for all activities, including regular follow-up with responsible actors.
Support the program teams with administrative tasks such as maintaining required documentation, Program Files, and internal USAID Nawiri knowledge management systems.
Support the PQRM in stewarding the Program Management at Mercy Corps (PM@MC) minimum standard requirements, as well as additional best practices in program quality.
Support Field Directors and senior management by responding to information requests, drafting success stories, and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the program.
Work with the Communications Advisor to facilitate information sharing among internal and appropriate external audiences.
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
Excellent written and verbal English language skills, including concise analytical and technical writing, that meets the standards of Mercy Corps and USAID reporting.
At least 3 years’ experience in a relevant position plus experience in a coordination and/or management support role.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, master’s degree preferred.
Demonstrated experience meeting USAID and other donor reporting requirements.
A high degree of organizational skills using computer-based tools/software (Google Suite and MS Office) with demonstrated attention to detail.
Proven record of project management as well as trouble-shooting skills.
Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate frequently and effectively in both verbal and written form.
Proven ability to conduct him/herself professionally under pressure.
Previous experience supporting a complex USAID-funded program; familiarity with USAID rules and regulations.
Previous experience as a full-time staff with Mercy Corps and demonstrated knowledge of Mercy Corps systems, procedures and program priorities is an advantage.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Reporting Officer Jobs in Samburu, Kenya
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