TdH NL Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

TdH NL Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • The Project Officer will coordinate all Joining Forces activities in Busia County under the EU funded project while working closely with other JF members present in the County.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of TdH-NL Programme Officer (PO):

  • Take lead role for the planning, implementation and monitoring of all project activities while ensuring donor and TdH-NL compliance guidelines are met

  • With support of the Programme officer, maintain regular contacts and good working relationships between TdH- NL and County Authorities (Ministry of Health, Department of Children Services, Police, Judiciary, Ministry of Education), representatives of other organizations (INGOs, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs), relevant child protection networks and the community.

  • Ensure implementation of COVID-19 response activities are implemented within the established guidelines by the government

  • Conduct capacity strengthening activities (in positive parenting, lifeskills, PSS) with key stakeholders (including children) as defined by the project target and ensure continued mentorship for improved CP services

  • Initiate and facilitate structured community dialogues with opinion leaders, community leaders, traditional leaders with aim of influencing for change of negative norms and adopting positive norms that promote protection of girls and boys against violence and exploitation

  • Ensure participation of the community (especially children through child rights clubs and groups) in child rights and child protection, participatory development of IEC materials and in marking keys events such as the Day of the African Child, International Day of the Girl Child, the World Children’s Day, etc

  • In strategic collaboration with other like minded actors, organize and participate in joint advocacy forums targeting relevant authorities to address identified gaps by incorporating them in their plans and budgets

  • Strengthen coordination meetings at county and sub county levels - eg Area Advisory Councils, Child Protection Technical Working Groups and disseminate Violence Against Children messages and related documents to these structures

  • Manage and support the project volunteers to ensure timely, efficient and effective implementation of the project.

  • With support of the Finance and Administration Officer, ensure efficient use of project resources and that programme and finance commitments as per donor contract are being fulfilled.

  • Monitor the context in Busia vis a vis the development and humanitarian situation and child protection concerns and provide feedback and advice to the PO, Country Manager and others as appropriate for decision making.

  • Ensure that all scheduled project reports such as progress and financial reports are
    delivered timely and that they are of high quality

  • With support of the PO, lead monthly, quarterly and annual Review Meetings and ensure follow up actions are implemented.

  • Support the Regional Marketing and Communication Officer at Regional Office with information and materials for marketing and communication, e.g. news items (case stories, articles) and photos.

  • Apply Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ tools in organisational assessment, M&E and capacity building and regularly update project documentation/ files for reference by all concerned.

    Qualification, Experience and Behaviours necessary to achieve role purpose

  • Bachelor's degree in development studies, project management, child rights, or relevant fields

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a similar position

  • Knowledge of and experience in project cycle management, including the use of Theory of Change and other planning tools

  • Experience with financial management

  • Experience with Lobby & Advocacy, good understanding of policies and budgeting processes/cycles in Kenya

  • Experience with Child Rights programming is an advantage

  • Strong analytical and with report-writing abilities

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills- written and orally

  • Language skills: oral and written fluency in English, oral fluency in Kiswahili

  • Computer literacy, particularly in Google cloud as well as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • High degree of taking initiative, working independently and with the ability to adapt to changing priorities

    How to Apply

  • Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by email to:

  • clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position and your expected remuneration, no later than 10th July 2020 by 5.00 pm (EAT). For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.

  • Please note that this is a national position.

  • Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Kenya. Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • The selection procedure will include an assessment test and procedures (including child safeguarding), and checking of recent professional references.

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