World Vision Kenya Project Officer – Cash & Markets - Jobs in Kenya

World Vision Kenya Project Officer – Cash & Markets - Jobs in Kenya

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    Key Responsibilities:

    Job Purpose
  • To plan, implement, monitor and document all Markets and Cash transfer activities in a semi-arid to arid context within the designated BHA project sites in Kajiado/ Kitui/ Makueni/ Kwale/ Kilifi/ Tana River Counties. Provide necessary technical support on Cash Transfer initiatives, identification and registration of beneficiaries, Related trainings, Stakeholders engagement, Market Assessment, follow-up, targeted community members, stakeholders and partners and also provide feedback and reports to the Project Manager including National Office within stipulated timeframes.

    Major Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the implementation of the all Humanitarian Cash & Markets activities in the County with focus on Food Assistance
  • Contribute to effective and timely community-led identification and registration of Cash Transfer beneficiaries.
  • Mobilize and sensitize representatives from line Government ministries, County Government and other stakeholders to proactively take part in strengthening community Structures.
  • Identify/map out all existing players in Cash/Food Assistance programs in the project areas.
  • Develop and impart necessary trainings for staff, community members and partners related to Cash & Voucher strategies.
  • Jointly with partners take part in participatory assessments to inform best Cash & Voucher programming approaches.
  • Support the implementation of Cash & Markets Initiatives through cash-based programming and or through other applicable approaches.
  • Develop and maintain networks with partners and other stakeholders in the County and Sub County where the project is domiciled in order to maximize the impact of Cash & Markets efforts.
  • Liaise with the Cash & Markets Technical Lead, Project Manager, and the DRR/DM Coordinator to effectively support the project to carry out all Cash & Markets Initiatives – assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with WV established standards, policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all Cash & Markets interventions.
  • Ensure Adherence to the CVP Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) in rolling out the Cash & Markets Initiatives.
  • Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports for forwarding to the Project Manager and to the National Office capturing the progress against approved work plans and budgets.
  • Attend the regular weekly and monthly planning meetings as called upon.
  • Set up and build capacity of the Community Based Feedback Structures across the project sites
  • Regularly document success stories, key learnings/innovation for sharing across the partnership.
  • Adapt context specific digital processes on Cash & Markets activities
  • Set up monitoring, accountability and learning systems to CVP programs: CHD, CRM among others
  • In Collaboration with the Cash & Markets Technical lead and the M&E, to facilitate market monitoring and document lessons for sharing internally and with key partners
  • Coordinate with the Project Manager and Project M & E Officer to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner in the Cash & Markets component
  • Promote the use of digital systems (LMMS) for Activity tracking, Beneficiaries registration, Cash Distribution/Post
  • Distribution Monitoring (PDM) monitoring and humanitarian accountability and document lessons and share best practices to different stakeholders.
  • Ensure regular program reports are generated and shared internally: Activity reports, Monthly reports, Semi Annual and Annual Reports.
  • Ensure internal control
    systems are in placed to identify and manage potential risks associated with cash Transfer at the community level.
  • Capacity assessment and training facilitation on the identified gaps to project staff and partners
  • Develop and impart necessary trainings for staff, community members and partners related to Cash & Voucher Interventions, to enable them effectively implement innovative digital solutions.
  • Ensure ongoing coaching and mentoring of Community structures and project staff to ensure delivery of the desired results.
  • Technical review and support the key project design documents and reports within DMT and across the WVK TPs
    Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Cluster Manager, and Project Manager or designees.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for WVK to strengthen Cash & Markets initiatives in the County

    Qualification & Skills
  • Bachelor degree in the fields of: Social Science, Science in Economics, Statistics or related field. A postgraduate training in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Agriculture or related field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in Cash & Voucher Based Programming including Market Price Monitoring, Community Based Beneficiary Targeting and Registration Process, and Implementing Cash for Work/Asset Interventions in an emergency Response Context.
  • Strong evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Financial Service Providers (FSPs).
  • Experience working with both local and internal partners to design programs, implement or build capacity
  • Experience in setting up functioning monitoring and accountability systems
  • Understanding of program design process, and monitoring/evaluation Processes
  • Management of complex government/institutionally funded programs/projects
  • Highly flexible and organized, able to coordinate Community, Partners and Stakeholders including private sector players and guide the technical decision-making process.
    •Demonstrate experience in Integration of Faith & Development in Disaster Management and beyond
    •Able to manage multiple, simultaneous demands and willing to take on new tasks on an ad hoc basis as assigned by the supervisor
    •Ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment while adhering to deadlines
    •Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility, ability to coordinate and build consensus.
    •Ability to work well in and promote teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
    •Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with internal and external stakeholders
    •Team player
    •Ability to provide support and training to staff and partners on project requirements
    •Basic financial awareness, with the ability to support budget development
    •Strong partnership and networking skills
    •Strong negotiation and presentation skills
    •Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills and detail orientation, even under time pressure
    •Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet) required
    •Willing and able to travel within and outside the county for work assignments and/or to attend stakeholders’ meetings and events
    •Previous experience in cash & food assistance is desirable
    •Proficient in written and spoken Kiswahili and English.

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Kenya Project Officer – Cash & Markets Jobs in Kenya

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