CESVI – EIDHR Project Coordinator – National Position (Nairobi with travels to Kericho and Kisumu Counties).

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CESVI – Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus
In the frame of an EU-EIDHR funded project, CESVI is the lead agency of a consortium with local partners, including Legal Resource Foundation (LRF) and Special Education Professionals (SEP). The action, Increasing the capacity of Human Rights Defenders for the protection and promotion of children best interest in the Kenyan Juvenile Justice System in the 3 Counties of Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho, will support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and HRD organizations at grassroots level, improving Alternative Care services for children in contact and in conflict with the law, with a special focus on children with special needs in the Juvenile Justice System(JJS). The long-term change envisions a strengthened Alternative Care system and awareness grounded in the best interests and rights of children separated from their families, resulting in courses of action in conformity with the principles of non-discrimination, protection, survival and participation.
Job purpose:
Under the supervision of the Regional Head of Programme (HoP) and the Regional Head of Mission (HoM), the incumbent will be charge of coordination and management of the project titled “Increasing the capacity of Human Rights Defenders for the protection and promotion of children best interest in the Kenyan Juvenile Justice System in the 3 Counties of Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho.”. This includes being responsible for the effective, efficient and timely implementation of project activities and the overall coordination of the project consortium.
(S)he is responsible for the overall supervision of the project’s administrative and financial management, including partners’ accountancy and financial reporting, as well as of project staff (human resources), project security matters and quality control.
Specific tasks:
  • Manage the EU funded project across 3 counties (Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho)
  • Ensure that the project is implemented according to the contract signed with the donor (the European Union), its rules and regulations (including, but not limited to, reporting, visibility, project documentation, monitoring and evaluation), CESVI’s internal policies and procedures, and the consortium partner’s MoUs;
  • Consortium management, predisposition of work plans, M&E plans, financial forecast plan, procurement plan, recruitment and coordination of project staff, supervision and coordination of the implementation of the activities, narrative and financial reporting;
  • Ensures sound technical support and guidance in the field of Human Rights and juvenile justice to all the consortium members;
  • Responsible for the effective and efficient management and maintenance of CESVI’s assets/properties related to the project;
  • Support the HoP and the HoM in the identification and development of new project proposals in the area/region, in the field of human rights/child protection/juvenile justice;
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Management of the entire local staff under the project, ensuring adherence to Cesvi policies and security regulations, in coordination with the Cesvi Co-ordination Office in Nairobi.
  • Provision of high-level liaison and coordination with the other consortium members and other relevant stakeholders, such as government authorities and agencies, and representation of CESVI in key meetings related to the project’s thematic area;
  • Daily project implementation and follow-up on activities at the field level;
  • Management of the project budget and the fund requests to Nairobi Coordination Office, administrative and financial management of the project and collection of the necessary documentation for the financial report from all the consortium members;
  • Formulation/update of the projects work plans, monitoring tools and regular reporting according to requirements of the donor and CESVI internal policies;
  • Draft/revision and submission of periodical project reports required by the donor, and CESVI Coordination Office;
  • Procurement of goods and services according to CESVI’s and the donor’s procedures in collaboration with the field staff and supported by the Co-ordination Office; Information to the Regional Head of Programme concerning relevant amendments and/or challenges concerning the project which may compromise the observance of contractual bonds and/or the staff management and/or the presence and the good name of CESVI in the area/country;
  • Availability to perform any other task assigned by the Regional Head of Programme in line with the profile.
Persons qualified for this position are invited to submit their CV (including 3 referees) and COVER LETTER ONLY to CESVI to the e-mail address
Please quote the Position (i.e. EIDHR Project Coordinator _your name) in the subject line of your e-mail application. Please do not apply twice, applicants should not attach certificates at this stage. Inquiries on phone or e-mail will not be entertained.
Please notice this is a national position.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Closing date for applications is 10 December 2019 at midnight (EAT). However, Cesvi reserves the right to close the vacancy before the above-mentioned date in case a large number of applications is received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
CESVI is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
CESVI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).




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