Local Coordinator Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Local Coordinator Job in Kenya 2021
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Local Coordinator

Samburu

Closing
date: January 14, 2022

Organizations Profiles

Missione Calcutta Onlus is an independent organization registered in Italy
and in Calcutta, India. Its aim is to pursue a positive environment for
children and teenagers’ growth and development through the promotion of their
rights. The organization was born in 1992 after an exchange of correspondence
between the founder, Hélène Ehret, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

From then on,
Missione Calcutta Onlus has been actively working in India, Thailand, Somalia,
Kenya and Italy, contributing to the development of the local families and
communities.

The activity of Missione Calcutta in Kenya started in the early 2019,
mainly focusing on the promotion and implementation of children and mothers’
wellbeing and rights. Starting 2022, post Covid pandemic, Missione Calcutta
Onlus, in collaboration with Caritas Maralal, is planning the rebuild and
refurbishment of the Consolata Primary School, and focusing on Emergency and
Development programs.

Fondazione L’Albero della Vita – The Tree of Life Kenya is an organization registered in Kenya as a Trust with the aim of
ensuring the wellbeing, protection, and promotion of the rights of children and
their families, and encouraging community development.

The Tree of Life envisions a world without poverty where children can enjoy
their rights; grow up in a safe environment, protected from all kinds of
violence and abuse, with equal access to opportunities.

The Tree of Life has been working in Kenya since 2011, focusing on
Children’s rights and protection.

In Samburu County, the Tree of Life has been implementing activities to
strengthen education and protection of girls, including the prevention of
harmful practices such FGM and early marriages, the support of a network of
Primary schools in remote areas.

The Tree of Life intervention in Samburu has also been focusing on
Emergency and Development programs, through the perspective of building
resilience and climate-change adaptation, working on Food security and
Nutrition, NFIs distribution, and WASH to strengthen the resilience of pastoral
communities.

The project

Missione Calcutta Onlus is the leading agency of a project, in partnership
with Caritas Maralal and The Tree of Life Kenya, in Samburu County, Consolata
Suguta. It’s aimed at contributing to the protection of children living in
Suguta – Maralal area, through the improvement of the services provided by
Consolata Suguta Primary School, located in a strategically a few kilometers
from Maralal, the capital of Samburu County.

The objective of the project is to improve the Educational, Nutritional and
Protection services offered by the Consolata Suguta Primary School to benefit
vulnerable children in Samburu.

In line with these efforts, Missione Calcutta Onlus is seeking an
experienced Local Coordinator Consultant (a consulting agreement is offered) to
support with the planning and implementation of project activities. Such
support includes coordination, logistical and administration tasks as well as
monitoring and evaluation of activities. A Consultant is an independent
contractor and is not an employee, partner, or co-venturer of, or in any other
service relationship with the Supervisor. Therefore, Consultant shall be responsible
for all taxes arising from compensation and other amounts paid under this
Agreement and shall be responsible for all payroll taxes.

Job Title:** Local Coordinator (Consultant)

Supervisor: Missione Calcutta Director and The Tree
of Life Coordinator

Duty station:** 50% Suguta Marmar, Samburu
County-Consolata Suguta Primary School; 50% Maralal.

Starting date:** 22nd January 2022

Type of Contract: Consulting Agreement

Duration of the assignment:** 12 months

Deadline for application: 14th January 2022

Duties and Responsibilities of Consultant:

This position covers an essential role for the delivery and the
implementation of the project in the target areas.

The candidate should have a very strong knowledge of the territory where
the project is to be implemented. The person will work with a high level of
independence.

S/He should have strong partnering skills, be organised and flexible, adapt
at dealing with sudden change, and able to work across cultures.

The Local Coordinator (consultant) will be the only direct point of contact
for Missione Calcutta Onlus (on the territory) for the entire time of the
project, making sure to meet project goals and necessities established by
Missione Calcutta. Therefore, strong management skills including ability to
provide strategic guidance, project oversight and planning, develop workplans,
and manage budgets and project expenditures are highly required.

Moreover, the Coordinator shall be responsible to monitor, coordinate,
liaison and resolve issues in the project from implementation phase to handing
over of the project.

The person acts as a focal person for Missione Calcutta in Samburu County
and shall work in close coordination with Caritas Maralal and The Tree of Life
Kenya to ensure successful implementation and delivery of Educational,
Nutritional and Protection services.

Therefore, the Consultant will be responsible for the following activities
and deliverables:

  • Overall
    project management, coordination and implementation.
  • Annual
    planning of activities in Samburu County, monitor and supervise execution
    of activities, provide updates on changes, and ensure the timely and
    responsive delivery of outputs and reports.
  • Maintain
    close contacts and relations with relevant local partners and projects in
    and around the project’s target area.
  • Maintain
    close contacts and relations with local stakeholders. Liaise with relevant
    government stakeholders, NGO’s, other partner organizations and projects,
    to ensure good coordination and collaboration.
  • Monitor,
    coordinate and solve issues in the project from implementation phase to
    handing over of the project.
  • Monitor
    and promptly report project progress and handle any issues that arise from
    time to time.
  • Prepare
    and maintain comprehensive project documentation and reports at least once
    a month.
  • Prepare
    monthly reports and provide information about the local issues, which may
    affect the project.
  • Participation
    to relevant and sectorial coordination tables/working groups in Samburu
    and visibility activities.
  • Support
    the development of M&E tools aimed at monitoring, evaluating the
    project and assessing its impact.
  • Support
    the collection of achievements and lessons of the project activities and
    support the dissemination to partners and stakeholders.
  • Support
    feasibility studies, data collection and new project proposals
    development.
  • Any other
    duty as required by the line managers/supervisors.

Diploma / Level of studies:

  • Required:
    BA/BSc Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Human
    Sciences, Humanities, Human Resources Management, or another related
    field.
  • Desired:
    MA degree in International Relations and Development or related field.

Experience:

  • · A
    minimum of 3 years in international cooperation and development field and
    coordination-related experience preferably from NGOs sector.
  • · Ability
    and willingness to manage project implementation
  • · Actual
    grassroots experience, working with communities and CSOs
  • · Good
    numerical, report writing and administration skills.
  • ·
    Experience in the monitoring of implementation and evaluation of international
    programmes.
  • ·
    Experience in community mobilization, program management and programs
    development.

Skills Required

  • · Project
    management skills.
  • ·
    Excellent communication skills in dealing effectively with different
    actors, beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • · Computer
    skills (Microsoft office word, excel, etc.).
  • · Data
    handling skill.
  • · Good
    analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and
    determination to meet deadlines
  • ·
    Excellent spoken and written English is mandatory.
  • ·
    Knowledge of Samburu language
  • · Firm
    belief in teamwork, gender equality and participatory approach and
    sustainable development
  • · Training
    and facilitation skills
  • ·
    Excellent interpersonal skills, positive and professional attitude,
    ability to lead and work well in a team setting and with multiple partners
  • ·
    Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods, community
    development and partnership

Soft Skills/ Other:

  • · Impact
    evaluation
  • · Honesty
    and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position
  • · Ability
    to work independently and as part of a team
  • ·
    Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn – open to learning new ways
    of doing things.
  • ·
    Professional attitude, pro-active and results oriented with a professional
    attitude towards work
  • · Flexible
    and adaptable in working with an up-and-coming not-for-profit organization

Confidentiality

Every personnel must sign a Safeguarding Policy and a confidentiality
agreement, and may not share organizational materials without the express
written permission from a supervisor. **

Working schedule

Working hours will be agreed upon on the basis of the experience and the
expected deliverables.

Budget and salary

Available budget for this position is between 60,000 and 87,500 Kshs
monthly. all-inclusive, depending on the work experience. The consultant is in
charge of paying all related taxes.

How to Apply

The application should
include the following:

· Cover letter (stating
current salary and expected salary, and how your profile fits the position and
the skills required).

· CV having at least 3
references with contacts.

The soft copy
application should be sent to:

kenya@alberodellavita.org

And

m.casella@missionecalcutta.it

With subject heading
indicating: Local
Coordinator – Samburu

Deadline for application
is 14th of
January 2022.

Do not attach in this
phase ID documents, school or university certificates, or any other document
that has not been requested.

Applications received
after the deadline or incomplete will not be considered. Only short-listed
candidate (s) will be contacted.

Due to the urgency of
the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Missione Calcutta Onlus
is an equal opportunity employer, and respect all genders, nationalities and
religious affiliations.