World Vision Household Economic Strengthening Advisor Jobs in Kenya

World Vision Household Economic Strengthening Advisor Jobs in Kenya


Job Details

  • World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

  • To provide the technical expertise, and coordination of Household Economic Strengthening (HES) component of the OVC Grant ensuring that the overall goal of the program is achieved.

  • She/he will take technical leadership role in designing and promoting use of low-risk initiatives to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project to address different levels of household economic vulnerability. .

    Major Responsibilities

    Technical Leadership and Program implementation, 50%

    • Advise the consortium on HES matters to ensure proper implementation.

    • Provide supervision to the HES team ensuring translation of designs into actual implementation

    • Ensure timely and quality implementation of the HES interventions

    • Facilitate the integration of House Hold Economic Strengthening with other result areas including but not limited to increased access to health and social services for OVC and their families

    • Ensure linkage with OVC Project consortium members to enhance leverage, coordination quality programming

    • Ensure Competent HES staff are in place

    • Identify staff capacity gaps, develop training plans and facilitate their development

    Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, Learning and Innovation, 20%

    • Provide technical guidance to ensure quality assessments, researches and evaluations of OVC Grant’s HES program

    • Influence and support county and National Government line Ministries/Departments such as Ministry of Agriculture Livestock & Fisheries institutionalize and scale up using proven operational evidence

    • Ensure quality HES reports developed and submitted to donor in time

    • Ensure government and/or consortium HES Management Information Systems are strengthened to collect, collate, analyze, and interpret data for reporting and decision making

    • Coordinate innovations, documentation, publishing and sharing of the findings appropriately

    Engagement Networking and Advocacy, 25%

    • Coordinate national and county government support to the project for sustainability

    • Provide oversight to the social accountability initiatives ensuring contribution to the program

    Advocate for policy translation, position papers and influence to county plans

    • Strengthen linkages between the Project and other WVK programs

    • Ensure OVC Grant representation in key strategic HES/Livelihoods technical working groups and forums at the county and national level

    • Actively participate in the Project meetings, and other WVK forums and meetings as appropriate

    • Spearhead learning forums to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices

    • Contribute to engagement, publications, to communicate program progress and successes

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong budgetary and financial management skills;

    • Good interpersonal and organizational skills with management experience an added advantage;

    • Ability to build capacity of staff on relevant technical fields;

    • Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment;

    • Ability to work with minimum supervision;

    • A team player, capable of building staff and partners in HES sectors

    • Cross-cultural sensitivity, and emotional maturity

    • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural

    Qualification

    • Master’s Degree in in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration, or equivalent from a recognized University;

    • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in HES programming with experience in project designs and

    • Demonstrated experience in integrated OVC focused HES/Livelihood related programming preferably in the areas of business skills, employment creation, market access and micro-finance services (savings, credit and micro-insurance) and;

    • Proven experience in Research.

    • Work experience in implementation of USAID and other major donor funded Community-led OVC management and/or HES/Livelihood Projects and;

    • Experience in proposal development

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Household Economic Strengthening Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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