Pan African Climate Justice Alliance – Project Officer, ‘BUILD PROJECT’.

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A. Position Information

Job Title:

 Project Officer, ‘BUILD PROJECT’’


Full time

Working hours:

Monday to Friday reporting in the office from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 P.M


Resilient People, Society and Economies Thematic Lead



Duration of Contract

 One-year renewable contract subject on satisfactory performance

Duty station:

 PACJA Secretariat, Nairobi Kenya


PACJA (Pan African Climate Justice Alliance) is a consortium of more than 2000 organizations from 48 African countries, and brings together a diverse membership drawn from Faith-based Organizations, Community-based organizations, Non-Governmental organizations, Trusts, Foundations, Indigenous Communities, Farmers, and Pastoralist Groups with a shared vision to advance a people-centered, rights-based, equitable, just and inclusive approach to climate response. The tremendous growth of the Alliance membership and mandate has necessitated a rethink of its governance, which seeks to accord more role to its base at the sub-national/national level by establishing National Platforms that will henceforth serve as Pillars of mobilization in countries and sub-national levels. This is consistent with the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030, which underscores people and local communities’ role in achieving their stated goals.

PACJA’s Programme mirrors three thematic areas, namely Resilient People Societies and Economies (ReSPE), Just Transition and Energy Access (JTEA), and Climate Finance (CF). PACJA works with people at the frontline of climate change, especially women in rural settings, and believes that environmental and climate justice will be achieved only if governments recognize the right to justice and respond with policies, resources, and actions to meet the needs and aspirations of their citizens and that vulnerable groups such as women, indigenous peoples (Ips), youth, people living with disabilities (PWDs), must be included in all aspects of decision-making processes especially in climate financing and in climate information and services (CIS).

The “BUILD” project
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and its partners: PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc (PFPI), Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD), Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and FHI360, are implementing a project titled Building Capacity for Integrated FP/RH and PED Action (BUILD) with funding from USAID. BUILD brings together southern leadership and organizations from Africa, Asia, and USA that, together, have proven technical expertise in promoting cross-sectoral interventions in Population-Environment-Development (PED) and in advocating for voluntary family planning (FP) and capacity strengthening. The BUILD program will strengthen individual and institutional capacity in advocacy, policy communications, and negotiations and increase commitment for cross-sectoral approaches to integrate population, the environment and climate change, food security and livelihoods, and governance. In this regard, PACJA is recruiting a competent project officer to execute the PACJA’s component in the project.

Project Officer job Profile
Under the strategic direction from the Resilient People, Society and Economies Thematic Lead the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day implementation of the assigned PACJA project. S/he will be responsible for planning, coordinating implementing project activities, including scheduling, timely and quality reporting, organized requisitions, and documentation.

B. Duties and Responsibilities
a) Ensure effective project(s) implementation in strict adherence to the donor requirements
b) Ensure the agreed partner project management methods, standards and processes are maintained throughout the project lifecycle.
c) Organize weekly briefing meetings with the Resilient People, Society and Economies Thematic Lead
d) Assist the Resilient People, Society and Economies Thematic Lead in the development and implementation of project plans.
e) Develop and maintain the project library, filing, recording, and reporting systems.
f) Develop and implement appropriate configuration project management procedures
g) Coordinate the production of high quality reports and produce project summary reports in a timely manner.
h) Define and document procedures in accordance with the agreed methodology
i) Advice and assist project team members in the application of project procedures, disciplines, and recording and reporting standards.
j) Maintain risk and issue logs and change control records.
k) Participation in the partner review meetings
l) Develop and support effective communication mechanisms between the project teams and stakeholders
m) Undertake any other administrative tasks as specified by the line manager.

C.Required Competencies
a) An agile, strategic and critical thinker, with the ability of setting process, performance, and outcome goals.
b) Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written English, ability to speak French will be an added advantage
c) Ability to pay attention to details
d) Excellent planning and organizational skills to manage own workload and co-ordinate
the work of others.
e) Ability to work autonomously and in a team

D.Qualifications and Experience
a) A degree in a Social or Environmental Science, project management, or a related field
b) Certification in project management will be an added advantage.
c) At least 3 years of work experience in a similar position
d) Minimum 3 years’ experience in the implementation of advocacy, conservation and climate change projects.

E. Terms of Appointment
This is a full-time position with a 1-contract renewable subject to performance and availability of funding. successful candidate being based at the PACJA Secretariat in Nairobi-Kenya

F. How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their motivation and detailed CV to copying by 11th/06/2021.




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