Kenya Red Cross Society – Project Officers: Wajir, Marsabit, Tanariver.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the wellbeing, health and resilience of communities in Kenya.  The Society is seeking a qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Position Title:             

3 Project Officers: 

Locations: Wajir, Marsabit and Tana River counties: Please indicate location of preference in application reference.

Reporting to:              

Program Officer

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Program officer, the Project officer will be responsible for monitoring, evaluation, data management, coordinating, implementation, and documentation of strategies to effectively address project interventions. The officer will oversee the day-to-day implementation of COVID 19 vaccination project activities at the community level in close collaboration with program officer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and oversee the day-to-day project implementation against project milestones and activities, against scheduled work plans and overall project objectives
  • Work with all relevant stakeholders to facilitate training on COVID 19 vaccination and capacity-building needs and deliver relevant interventions to the beneficiaries in the project areas.
  • Maintain necessary communication both internally and externally to facilitate effective coordination for project delivery
  • Ensure that project volunteers and staff have necessary tools and capacity for implementation of the planned activities at the field level.
  • Work with partners to identify needs for technical support and capacity building and help facilitate the provision of these needs in line with project goals.
  • Proactively manage change and project risks at field level to continuously improve project implementation process, in accordance with timelines and budgets.
  • Prepare periodic progress and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variance and areas of improvement.
  • Participate in design and implementation of project evaluations. 
  • Engage target communities in all aspects of programme design and implementation.
  • Coordinate with County and Sub County Health Management Committees in the outreach vaccine roll out administration.
  • Work with community structures (chiefs, CHVs, KRCS volunteers among others) to coordinate risk commination and community engagement activities.
  • Coordinate the community awareness and referral on vaccine sites and information through the CHVs and Kenya Red Cross Volunteers.
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of donor funded programmes in order to evaluate progress, ensure accountability, determine impact and report on significant achievements to ensure organisational learning
  • Prepare inception weekly, monthly and final reports showing achievements against planned targets
  • Monitor project expenditures and ensure budget is strictly adhered to, financial procedures are observed

Minimum Qualifications and Experience 

  • University degree in public health or similar areas from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in planning, managing and implementing public health programmes, including experience in expanded programme on Immunization (EPI) and new COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Working experience at field level with recognized Organization with expertise in health and emergencies response.
  • Experience in implementation of projects in multi-stakeholders’ environment.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in database collection and management.
  • Proven ability to multi-task across various planning and implementation processes.

Key competences

  • Knowledge of Public health programming, humanitarian relief issues, epidemics response.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and political issues.
  • Technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management as well as programme monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilization including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals. 
  • Ability to develop and implement accountability and performance management systems, as well as provide support for professional development.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of personal integrity; establishing productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through https://www.redcross.or.ke/Careers so as to reach us not later than 12th November 2021;

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Job disclaimer and notification: Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

Kenya Red Cross Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

 

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