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Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) – Project Officer – ECOSEC.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is one of the largest national humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of preventing and alleviating human suffering. 

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

 

Position Title:

Project Officer-ECOSEC

Reporting to:

 County Coordinator-Garissa

Job location:

Masalani, Garissa county

 

 

 

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the County Coordinator, the Project Officer will be responsible for implementation, coordination, monitoring, evaluation, data management and documentation of ECOSEC project activities. S/he will support in the coordination of project activities in Garissa county with technical support and guidance from the Program Manager at HQ.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership:

  • In liaison with the Program manager, support management, monitoring and coordination of ECOSEC project activities.
  • Promote livelihood programing and mainstreaming within the county government through capacity building and on-going coaching and mentoring
  • Conduct awareness and training sessions to build capacity in target communities
  • Document pre and post-training assessments, and develop timely progress and final reports as required
  • Research, compile, summarize and present information/ data on innovative local actions towards livelihoods programing
  • Support establishment of early warning early action plans for potential disasters;
  • Carry out Monitoring and Evaluation of activities and purpose corrective action required during the course of implementation of the work plan.

 

Planning & Budgeting:

  • Participate and/or coordinate the development and implementation of the annual plans and budget under the project.
  • Ensure proper accounts in accordance to the KRCS regulations and donor requirements.
  • Consolidate programme implementation of work plans that capture all donor requirements as well as planned activity accomplishments, outputs, and verifiable indicators.

Coordination:

  • Coordinate implementation of ECOSEC activities at the County level
  • Support the program manager in developing strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships and networks with stakeholders, and other players on the ground to ensure enhanced effectiveness project implementation.
  • Support in designing of capacity building programmes to effectively prepare communities to respond to disasters, restore family links as well as put in place systems for community reconstruction and environmental conservation. 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Project focal persons

 

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

Technical:

  • A good understanding of community work, development programming and effective project management.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals at national and sub national levels aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering in the urban context.
  • Able to coordinate and network with partners to build synergies that enhance sustainability of the project outcomes.
  • Sensitive and responsive to gender, ethnicity, disability and other social issues.
  • Good communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publication.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and political issues.
  • Self-motivated with a passion for the work and keen to learn as well as share knowledge and new ideas around resilience building.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Community development, Social Science or other related field with an in-depth understanding of livelihoods programing
  • Demonstrated experience in livelihood programming with a specific focus on community engagement and accountability
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with administrative and community structures in development and emergency context;
  • Proficient and experienced in planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations
  • Possess skills in proposal and report writing, project cycle management and participatory monitoring and evaluation of projects.

 

Key Competencies

  • Knowledge on humanitarian sector
  • Good M&E skills
  • Demonstrated technical experience in project planning and budgeting
  • Ability to foster teamwork and communication among staff and stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and political issues
  • 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 to reach us not later than 8th July 2022; 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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