World Vision International NGO Project Officer - Economic Empowerment (Riziki Kijini Project) Jobs in Kenya

World Vision International NGO Project Officer - Economic Empowerment (Riziki Kijini Project) Jobs in Kenya


Purpose of Position

  • Provide technical support and guide the implementation of the Riziki Kijijini project in Viwandani, Korogocho and Katwekera sub-locations within Nairobi County. The Economic Empowerment Officer will ensure the effective and efficient implementation of activities directly related to: Enhancing financial inclusion for vulnerable youth and women; Entrepreneurship skills development; promoting viable urban agribusiness options, market access and linkages; nutrition awareness; capacity development of county technical staff; and enhancing social accountability dialogues among youth, women and duty bearers geared towards fostering socio-economic empowerment and mitigate effects of COVID 19 on youth and women in urban informal settlements through gender transformative approaches.

    Major Responsibilities

    Project coordination and planning 25%

  • Work with the local administration and relevant stakeholders to recruit the most vulnerable youth and women to participate in the project

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Riziki Kijijini initiatives are effectively applied on a timely manner in project implementation including integration of cross cutting themes.

  • Prepare quarterly, monthly and weekly activity work plans (4D Matrices) and budgets for effective activity implementation

  • Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools and plan accordingly

  • Coordinate with respective government and private partners to ensure synergy building and joint execution planning

    Technical support and project implementation 40%

  • Provide technical support and timely implementation of the project activities and ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.

  • Promote financial inclusion among youth and women as a platform for incubating savings to promote income generation and diversification in the informal settlements.

  • Support creation/strengthening of Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) for enhanced financial inclusion.

  • Promote sustainable urban agribusiness to support production of nutritious and safe food for communities living in the informal settlements.

  • Work with relevant stakeholders to create awareness on nutrition and encourage better nutrition practices in the community.

  • Build the farmers capacity of youth and women on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, viable urban farming options, social analysis and action as well as digital learning and skills initiative.

  • Support coaching activities for youth and women on entrepreneurship and business start up.

  • Identify and facilitate linkages for the youth and women to markets, financial services, extension service providers.

    Quality Assurance - M&E, Reporting and Documentation 15%

  • Register, track and maintain an updated database of youth and women.

  • Conduct regular group monitoring, data collection and analysis in coordination with the relevant stakeholders.

  • Contextualize and use reporting guidelines to track and develop quality, weekly, monthly, quarterly and end of project reports.

  • Attend weekly and bi-monthly project review meetings held by World Vision Kenya and Woeld
    Food Program.

  • Facilitate regular review and peer to peer learning meetings with government, target communities and relevant stakeholders.

  • Facilitate documentation of lessons and project impact to facilitate adoption in the course of the project implementation.

  • Support project assessment and learning processes.

    Advocacy, Networking & partnerships 15%

  • Foster partnerships with the key government departments to promote collaboration and close working relationships.

  • Mobilize communities and train them on Citizen Voice and Action to enable them advocate, engage and mobilize increased allocation and investment into youth and women economic development and resilient building.

  • Work with respective County Governments to leverage existing county government funds and initiatives to support the youth and women.

  • Facilitate linkages with market actors, financial service providers, input suppliers, digital learning initiative among others.

  • Represent the project in county and sub county technical working groups, advocacy working groups, key national and county forums and events.

    Others 5%

  • Participate in committees and taskforces, as assigned.

  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture /Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness/Agricultural Extension from a recognized university.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in climate smart agricultural production, agribusiness, economic empowerment projects including gender mainstreaming with a bias in urban context.

  • Experience working with groups in urban set up is an added advantage.

  • Must have a good understanding and experience on economic empowerment approaches.

  • Experience working with youth and women groups.

  • Highly flexible and organized, able to coordinate government and private sector players for effective support and implementation of program interventions.

  • He /she must have ample experience in capacity building, public relations, be a strong team player and have good coordination skills.

  • Experience in working with partnerships, including county governments, civil society, donors and local community’s structures;

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication and presentation skills;

  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision.

  • Proficiency in computer.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision International NGO Project Officer - Economic Empowerment (Riziki Kijini Project) Jobs in Kenya


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