Plan International Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Project Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Plan International Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Project Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Who We Are

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation.

Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work.

About COSME Project

Plan International's Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (COSME) project aims to significantly scale up Plan International Kenya’s current women-led, climate-resilient livelihoods and coastal management project in Kwale and Kilifi counties.

It takes an ecosystems-based approach in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Canada, COSME will also capitalize on opportunities for South-South learning by working between Kenya/Tanzania cross-border communities within the same marine coastal and coastal forest eco-regions.

Several local partners and stakeholders will also play an essential role, including the C-WEED Corporation, the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), including its Beach Management Units, and Pwani University.

The Role

The Project Coordinator- Climate Change and Natural Resource Management will ensure successful initiation, planning, implementation as well as monitoring and reporting of the project interventions and budget.

The incumbent will be responsible of direct management of the implementation Project Officers and ensure effective establishment of key relationships with key stakeholders in the county and the project locations within the county. With support from the project manager, he/she ensure liaison with other project teams for synergy and integration of project interventions.

Accountabilities and Main Work Activities

Effective Technical Project design, Planning and Implementation

  • Responsible for county level implementation of nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation interventions in the selected eco-locations which include mangrove restoration and conservation; restorative aquaculture and locally-led forest management and conservation.

  • Coordinate adoption of small-scale conservation agriculture practices to build the resilience of women in selected communities.

  • Provide skills, knowledge, and inputs necessary to enable local communities, especially women gain climate and risk-informed economic opportunities, restore and conserve the natural environment to reduce future climate risk and increase biodiversity for sustained ecosystem service.

  • Facilitate effective mobilization of community members, especially women, to create awareness and develop their capacity to analyse their vulnerabilities and act on climate risks including improving awareness of policies.

  • Support exchange visits within, and outside for women to learn about alternative livelihoods- (including Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture.

  • Support development and advocacy for adoption of the women led community climate risk preparedness plans.

  • Facilitate communities led by women to advocate for development and implementation of climate change and NRM policies by the county government.

  • Support communities led by women to engage government duty bearers for increased resource allocations and implementation of the community identified climate change adaptation models/ alternatives through the annual planning and planning processes ensuring their demands are included in the annual development plans.

  • Work with partners on developing community sensitization and information material, protocols and approaches for NRM interventions in their project contexts

  • Establish specific capacity building methodologies for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions.

  • Ensure gender- transformative approaches are employed in the project to challenge power and gender inequalities that undermine responsive, locally-led climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation.

    and Networking

  • Ensure collaborative roles and partnerships with key county partners, County Government, National Government line Ministries, KEMRI, KFS, KEFRI, Private sector, Community Based organizations, NGO, Learning Research institutions and any relevant authorities.

  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers.

  • Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process to influence environment, climate and NRM policy and planning for ecosystem restoration.

  • Participate in Sector Technical Working groups and forums at county levels as will be appropriate.

  • Ensure that programme stakeholders and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to NRM and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets that may affect implementation of the programme.

  • Coordinate reflection and learning forums for community and partners for purposes of providing forums for experiential learning & reflection.
    Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting &

  • Support program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices.

  • Support the Project Manager and the MEAL team in setting project targets and monitoring/tracking milestones.

  • Mobilize community partners and support joint monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targeted counties.

  • Develop monitoring plan for the project with partners and other stakeholders agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the MEAL Coordinator.

  • Ensure project data is captured, validated and updated on approved programme M&E system.

  • Coordinate with the Project Manager and partners to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements, baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

  • Support the development and submission of program reports and core documents as per donor standards and guidelines.

    Financial Management

  • Develop and regularly update annual and quarterly project implementation plans and budgets.

  • Monitor expenditures to promote prudent budget management and adherence to approved budget.

  • Promote compliance with relevant donor policies, contracts, and agreements.

    Risk Management

  • Identify and manage project risks
    Promote compliance with Plan Kenya and donor requirements and regulations in project implementation

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

    Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Rangeland Management, Forestry, or Climate Change from a recognized University.

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in implementing sustainable natural resource management programs; sustainable utilization and management of coastal and marine ecosystems and climate change adaptation in Kenya integrating sustainable livelihoods with demonstrable competencies in designing, planning, implementation, documenting and reporting

  • Technical knowledge in NRM, Agriculture/Food security, DRM and other Livelihoods, Gender issues and Youth inclusion.

  • Experience in Rights based Approaches.

  • The holder of this position must be a result orientated person.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;

  • Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player.
    Experience desired:

    Applying a “three pronged” approach to gender and inclusion: policy dialogue; gender and inclusion mainstreaming; and targeted programming for girls and women.

  • Working with women and youth in livelihood programmes

  • Working with local partnerships in projects

  • Application of Social Action Research and evidence based policy advocacy.

    Languages required

  • High level English oral and written communication skills, including representation and liaison skills. Knowledge of Kiswahili an added

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Project Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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