Programme Officer-PACJA

Ref. No. PACJA/022/17

Place of Work PACJA Continental Secretariat, Nairobi

Reports to Programme Manager

Manages Implementation of the OSIEA funded Project

Budget Responsibilities None

Scope Regional (East Africa)

Job Purpose

The Project Officer will be responsible for the management and implementation of an OSIEA funded project aimed at engaging the pastoralists sector as the key Actor and partner in the efforts to combat climate change and enhance food security through increased advocacy and policy coherence responses.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management

. Assist in preparation of training materials and manuals and help to conduct necessary training and workshops at different levels as and when required in the process of implementation of the projects

. Undertake regular visits to the field to understand the ground situation and take necessary actions for improvement in quality of community mobilization

Planning and Implementation:

. Draft coordinated plans with the teams of various units to support the implementation of the project in a timely manner

. Preparation of work plans and operation plans for various elements/ components of the project

. Monitor progress on regular basis and give suggestions to the project coordination team in a timely manner for corrective actions.

Coordination with the Partners:

. Establish Network and Linkages with the key actors in the climate change and Natural Resource Management

. Provide with information on concept and approach of the project and the tasks various units to project staff.

. Support activities of various units of the project so that activities are implemented in a systematic, coordinated and sequential manner.

. Provide policy advocacy support in various aspects of project implementation to OSIEA Partners.

Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting:

. Ensure timely preparation of monthly progress updates.

. Ensure that regular reports (monthly, quarterly and annual) as agreed with the

National partners are provided on timely manner in local languages.

. Help translating documents of urgency at the times of need both from English to Mongolia and vice versa. .

. Promote and undertake the documentation of good practices and synthesis of lessons learned, and ensure that these are reflected in improved training and management tools.

. Support the Monitoring and evaluation officer in obtaining and documenting success stories, new articles, inputs to newsletters, websites etc.


. Represent PACJA in various interagency and stakeholder forums with knowledge and expertise of PACJA’s thematic areas of works.

. Represent PACJA in workshops, seminars, meetings of Adhoc and thematic nature.


. Any other duties and responsibilities assigned within the incumbent’s expertise and experience.

Qualifications and Experience:

. Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or any other related discipline

. A Minimum of 5 years of work experience related to development programmes and/or projects, with national/international agencies.

. Experience in Project Management will be an asset;

. Working experience in Policy advocacy at national and local level will be an advantage.

. Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, handle a variety of concurrent activities, rank priorities, organize work efficiently, and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;

. Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, in English;

. Computer skills in MS Office.

. Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills

PACJA is an equal opportunity employer and committed to equity and justice for all. In this regard, women, people living with disabilities and people from marginalized groups with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
All Applications should be submitted online via the following emails:  Hr@pacja.org   copied to info@pacja.org  not later than Friday, 20th January, 2017, 12.00 Midnight. All applications should reference the job tittle as the subject.

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