World Vision Kenya Project Officer - Livelihood & Resilience Livestock - Jobs in Kenya

World Vision Kenya Project Officer - Livelihood & Resilience Livestock - Jobs in Kenya

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    Key Responsibilities:

    Job Purpose
  • Provide technical support and guide the successful implementation of the Livestock Sub-Sector of the Tana River Integrated Recovery Project in Tana River and Kilifi Counties. The Project Officer will ensure the effective and efficient community mobilization, implementation, monitoring and reporting of interventions directly related to livestock production and management aspects. In order to successfully accomplish this job purpose, the job holder must be a professional able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as a good example to others.

    Main Responsibilities

    Project Planning and Implementation
    •Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Livestock Sub-Sector are effectively applied on a timely manner in project implementation including integration of cross cutting themes,
    •Participate in the preparation of overall and activity work plans and budgets (annual, quarterly, monthly & weekly) for the project specific activities,
    •Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
    •Collaborate with relevant ministries and other relevant partners at the County and community levels to ensure integration and high-level implementation of the planned activities
    •Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools as well as initiate innovative approaches that will open new opportunities for project success
    •Conduct continuous activity and budget analysis to ensure adherence to the approved work, budget and procurement plans.
    •Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation and other relevant project assessments

    Technical support
    •Take lead and provide technical support and timely implementation of the livestock sector project activities
    •Collaborate with the local administration and relevant stakeholders in drought-stricken areas to identify project beneficiaries
    •Conduct community mobilization and awareness sessions on project initiatives
    •Work with the county livestock office, KFS, NEMA to build capacity of grazing management committees on participatory range management
    •Support emergency feeds and supplementary nutrition for parent/breeding stock (goats & cattle) whilst ensuring compliance to relevant guidelines and procedures regarding 1) raw material procurement, raw material acceptance, raw material inspection, raw material unloading, raw material storage, raw material acquisition, raw material processing. 2) feed formula design, approval, sending and receiving, supervision and other procedures to ensure that the formula does not adversely affect feed product quality.3) Feed packaging, storage & transportation
    •Build the capacity of farmers on correct usage of emergency feeds
    •Enhance the farmers capacity on improved animal production and livestock marketing including slaughter & commercial offtakes as a risk mitigation measure.
    •Integrate with the WASH sector to ensure provision of water livestock use
    •Ensure child and adult safeguarding Livestock sub-sector interventions where relevant.
    •Observe the Humanitarian imperatives, the Kenya Red Cross Code of Conduct and WV Partnership policy on disaster response to protect people affected by drought
    •Enhance meaningful access, accountability, participation and empowerment of all project beneficiaries
    •Ensure gender mainstreaming and inclusion in all the project activities
    •Adhere to Disaster Risk Reduction Mainstreaming and Environmental Considerations and safeguarding during project execution

    Quality Assurance - M &E, Reporting and Documentation
    •Register, track and regularly update beneficiaries’ database
    •Effectively use BHA reporting guidelines to track and develop quality, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual and end of projects reports, key lessons and success stories in accordance with the guidelines
    and standardized tools.
    •Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DMEAL specialist.
    •Conduct regular group monitoring, data collection and analysis in coordination with the relevant stakeholders
    •Facilitate regular review and peer to peer learning meetings with government, target communities and relevant stakeholders
    •Support project assessment and learning processes including baseline surveys, midterm reviews and end of project evaluation.
    •Supervise and monitor project interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, BHA, Kenya government regulations and other agreed standards.
    •Ensure project data is captured, validated and updated on approved World Vison Kenya (WVK) DM&E system.
    •Ensure quality Monthly, Quarterly, Semi- Annual and Annual reports prepared and submitted on timely basis

    Capacity building
    •Mobilize and sensitize community for livestock sub-sector activities
    •Build capacity of the grazing management committees on participatory range management
    •Build the capacity of farmers on correct usage of emergency feeds
    •Enhance the farmers capacity on improved animal production, livestock marketing and destocking
    •Work together with other relevant stakeholders to ensure that key trainings meet the standard required to facilitate, provide knowledge and required skills set on various livestock management aspects

    Advocacy, Engagement, Partnership and Networking
    •Ensure representation of WV Kenya in key stakeholder forum/meetings at the County level
    •Actively participate in County/sub-county food security technical working groups and relevant to policy forums.
    •Ensure joint quarterly planning, implementation, monitoring and progress evaluation in partnership with Tana River and Kilifi county government departments of Agriculture and Livestock, National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), other NGOs, local community institutions and beneficiaries.
    •Ensure communities are mobilized and participate in the project interventions
    •Other duties
    •Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
    •Participate and contribute in committees and task forces which you may be appointed to
    •Participate and lead devotions as appropriate

    Qualification & Skills
    •Minimum two years of work experience in livestock development projects.
    •Experience in Project Management including program design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting
    •Knowledge of and experience working with the Government and community structures
    •Experience in implementation of integrated development programs with a focus on livestock management in ASAL areas
    •Must have ability to develop good working relationships/partnership developed with all stakeholders (GoK, INGOs)
    •Excellent communication, Networking and advocacy skills
    •Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Animal Health Management, Livestock husbandry, Livestock Production, Veterinary Medicine or any other related discipline from a recognized university/institution.
    •Experience in implementing livestock drought response projects is an added advantage
    •Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
    •A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in entrepreneurship sector through training.
    •Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
    •Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
    •Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational diversity challenges
    •Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts
    •Good analytical and interpersonal skills
    •Computer literacy particularly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    •Working knowledge on Gender and Social Inclusion with additional training or skills in gender mainstreaming/integration is desirable.

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Kenya Project Officer - Livelihood & Resilience Livestock Jobs in Kenya

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