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World Concern – Project Officer.

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Job description.

Key Roles

  • Guide and oversee the overall project implementation.
  • Introduce World Concern to new villages, including outlining our mission, vision, values, goals and objectives as well as the integrated, asset-based nature of the program.
  • Strengthen World Concern partnership with churches in Mukuru Kwa Njenga and lead in the training of the pastors
  • Establish networks with government offices and other development partners on the ground as necessary for the effective operation of the project at field level.
  • Represent World Concern in meetings with communities, churches, government and local leadership, exemplifying the values and beliefs of the organization.
  • Documentation of good case studies to inform programming.
  • Develop monthly and quarterly project work/activity plans in order to achieve objectives, maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Project budget development and Management.
  • Timely reporting for both Monthly and Quarterly project reports.
  • In consultation with Programs Manager, develop project concepts and proposals.
  • Ensure that all project data and reports are well documented and posted on Share point.
  • Participate in the Monthly Program Review (MPR) meetings.
  • Support facilitation of community dialogue meetings.
  • Build and maintain World Concern relationships with the informal settlement community in Mukuru Kwa Njenga and other stakeholders.
  • Actively promote WC approach to livelihoods’ business segment with emphasis on promoting group development through support, coaching, mentoring, feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.
  • In consultation with the Programs Manager identify opportunities and innovative approaches to support livelihood business activities in the informal settlements.
  • Support facilitation of community groups and business associations to identify needs and encourage involvement in livelihood business activities.
  • Build capacity of existing businesses, establish business groups and the formation of community focused networks.
  • Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of services in the organization.
  • Provide a positive witness of Jesus Christ through personal work integrity.
  • Explore and establish partnerships with the local church.
  • Integrate spiritual development opportunities, including outreach and discipleship opportunities

Qualification and Experience

  • Mature Christian committed to serving Jesus Christ and with passion for evangelism. Past experience in missions will be a key asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in Microfinance or Entrepreneurship, or relevant tertiary qualification in Cooperative or Development studies, and/or experience in related fields.
  • At least 2 years of progressive programming experience including understanding.
  • Ability to promote empowering and developmental models in community work through highly effective communication skills.
  • Proven credibility, integrity and professionalism.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to assist groups to formulate their ideas into constructive actions, ability to undertake community-based research, and to effectively complete projects.
  • Exercises sound judgment and political sensitivity – especially in relation to the informal settlement community organization

Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit their applications and CV to wcafricahr@worldconcern.org not later than 5th February 2023.

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