World Vision Project Officer (Livelihood and Resilience) Jobs in Kenya
World Vision Project Officer (Livelihood and Resilience) Jobs in Kenya
Purpose of PositionProvide technical support and guide the implementation of livelihoods and resilience interventions in the KIERP project to be implemented in Wajir, Tana River, Kilifi, Garissa and Mandera Counties.
The L&R Officer will ensure the effective and efficient implementation of activities directly related cash and voucher-based programs, climate smart crop and livestock production and marketing and Savings for Transformation in the respective county.
Project Planning and Implementation 25%
Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Livelihood & resilience initiatives 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 for technical L&R county specific activities
Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools and initiate innovative approaches that will open new frontiers for L&R in emergency learning.
Coordinates L&R value chain for economic empowerment & sustainable interventions.
Coordinate as applicable sector integration interventions for ensuring integrated L&R implementation.
Technical support 25%
Provide technical support and timely feedback to the Project Manager on L&R interventions outlined in the emergency response project.
Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching goal of the project.
Provide overall L&R site management in strict adherence to the approved designs, standards and guidelines.
In consultation with the County Government, conduct feasibility studies, design and prepare tender documents (including bills of quantities, technical specifications and terms of reference) and technical guidance to the program during tendering process for irrigation infrastructure and supervise the rehabilitation works
Ensure child safeguarding and integration of Child Sponsorship Management and in L&R interventions where relevant.
Quality Assurance – M &E, Reporting and Documentation 20%
Supervise and Monitor L&R interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.
Supporting Project Quality Assurance (PQA) through organizing and supporting monitoring visits on L&R interventions in coordination with the relevant stakeholders
Development of Project Designs and Annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets).
Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
Make technical input and support the planning, design and execution of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation, market assessments, post distribution monitoring related to L&R.
Contextualize and use reporting guidelines to track and develop quality weekly updates, situational reports, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and end of projects reports, key lessons and success stories in accordance with BHA and WV Kenya requirements.
Facilitate regular L&R review meetings with government, target communities and staff
Ensures participatory monthly data collection are conducted (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools
Supervise and ensure successful and quality completion of L&R irrigation infrastructure construction works as per the set guidelines and standards
Document and disseminate best practices/approaches/models on L&R Interventions and other meetings in field level as may be required to facilitate adoption in the course of the project implementation
Advocacy, Engagement, Partnership and
Ensure representation of WV Kenya in key L&R stakeholder forum/meetings at the Ward, Sub-County and County levels.
Actively participate in County level technical working groups
on L&R relevant to policy forums.
Work closely with relevant authorities and communities to facilitate community education on Laws, Policies and Standards on L&R Service delivery and ensure all L&R interventions in the communities are in alignment with L&R in emergency Standards
Provide support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery.
Ensure communities are mobilized and participate in their L&R interventions
Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events
Mobilise, equip and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in Livelihood interventions
Capacity building 10%
Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment & sustainability
Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for effective delivery, synergy & community based monitoring for sustainability.
Take a lead in building Project staff and community capacities in food security & economic empowerment sector interventions through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively
Build capacity of field staff and partners (CBOs and Farmer groups) on L&R interventions, Crop & Livestock production and management, Climate Smart Agriculture, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Agri-business, Micro-irrigation, Apiculture, Pasture Production and Management, Credit and Saving to enable them effectively intervene in food security & economic empowerment appropriately
Work together with other staff/ to ensure that key trainings meets the standard required to facilitate, provide knowledge and reinforcement of desired L&R behaviour and practices
Resources Acquisition 5%
Contribute timely and accurate funding proposals development in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with Project Manager, other sector specialists through provision of information & data and review in collaboration with AP Managers and other sector specialists.
Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time
Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/Agricultural Economics/Forestry/ Environmental Education/Agricultural engineering or a closely related field from a recognized university. Food Security/ED /Environment
Minimum two years of work experience in food security, emergency response and related sectors including cash and voucher programming.
Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
Ability to conduct community L&R needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of L&R interventions
Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in L&R sector through training.
Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts
How to Apply
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