NGO Jobs in Kenya – World Vision 2021
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – World Vision 2021
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Child Protection Project Officer

Reporting to : Cluster
Manager

Grade Level : 12

Purpose of Position

Provide technical
support and guide the successful implementation of child protection (FGM and
child marriage) interventions in the WVUS-funded “The Kenya Big Dream” project
being implemented in Samburu County contributing to empowerment of Households
to protect, nurture and support girls and boys from all forms of abuse and to
improve children wellbeing outcomes

The Project Officer will
ensure the effective and efficient community mobilization, implementation,
monitoring and reporting of interventions directly related to awareness on the
negative effects of child marriage and FGM, adoption of social norms that
prohibit FGM and Child Marriage, integration of Alternative Rites of Passage
that is communally accepted and owned, strengthening of local Anti-FGM
movements among women, men, girls, boys and youth as well as circumcisers,
empowerment of communities to create safe and protective environment for
children to thrive and strengthening formal systems for child protection, both
National and County level.

Major Responsibilities

Effective Project
Design, Planning and Implementation (35%)

  • Facilitate adoption of best
    practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the
    child protection and gender integration in The Kenya BIG DREAM project
  • Ensure that business processes,
    standards and guidelines related to child protection initiatives are
    effectively applied in project implementation and monitoring
  • Participate in the preparation
    of overall work plan and budget for the Kenya BIG DREAM project
  • Develop activity plans and
    budgets for technical support activities related to child protection
    component of the project.
  • Collaborate with relevant ward
    and County government ministries and partners at the Ward/County and
    community levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of
    all child protection activities.
  • Support establishment of
    well-coordinated child protection/Anti FGM collaborative network among key
    government and nongovernmental institutions
  • Ensure quality implementation
    of child protection interventions in close consultation with the Project
    Manager.
  • Contextualize/adopt design
    guidelines and ensure utilization at Project/ADP level.
  • Ensure compliance to Design,
    Monitoring & Evaluation(DME) as well as donor guidelines and standards
  • In liaison with programs
    identify local needs and resources and take appropriate programming
    measures
  • Lead in the development of
    quality project Annual Work Plans, budgets and Detailed Implementation
    Plan.
  • Ensure timely mobilization and
    effective communication with communities and supervisors during the
    implementation
  • Ensure timely submission of
    reports and other relevant DME products
  • Make technical input into the
    planning and design of project specific operational researches, including
    baseline and end line evaluation related to child protection outcomes.
  • Work closely with the Project
    manager and other program staff in identification of existing gaps in
    child protection, women and girls empowerment
  • Ensure adoption of best
    practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the project
  • Work closely with relevant
    authorities to ensure all child protection interventions deployed in the
    communities are in alignment with Child Protection Standards.
  • Work together with other staff
    to ensure that key trainings meet the standards required to facilitate,
    provide knowledge and reinforcement of desired child pro behaviour and
    practices.
  • Participate in the review of
    DIP/budget and other key implementation tools and initiate innovative
    approaches that will open new frontiers for child protection in the area
    of operation.
  • Ensure maximum participation of
    the community, children and partners in planning, implementation and
    monitoring.

Quality Assurance –
Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation (25%)

  • Support M&E role of child
    protection activities in coordination the DME officer.
  • Routine data collection on the
    project specific output indicators.
  • Provide technical support and
    timely feedback to the Program Manager on Child Protection interventions
    outlined in the Kenya BIG DREAM project proposal.
  • Build capacity of project
    resource persons and stakeholders (CBOs, community groups, children and
    youth clubs) on Child protection, women and girls empowerment.
  • Identify other opportunities in
    an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching goal of the
    Program.
  • Track and prepare monthly,
    quarterly, bi-annual and annual progress reports related to key
    indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes
    stories
  • Contribute to the development
    and dissemination of publications for learning.
  • Support supply chain by
    offering all the technical advice on Child Protection and Child Friendly
    procurements related to the project.

Enhanced Empowerment
& Capacity building (20%)

  • Mobilize and sensitize
    community for empowerment & program sustainability
  • Build capacity of communities
    and partners on models that facilitates adoption of child protection
    systems.
  • Take a lead in building
    capacity of teachers and child to strengthen prevention and response
    mechanisms at school level
  • Together with partners, conduct
    Anti FGM and Child Marriage campaigns and open days during the celebration
    of international days.
  • Mobilise, equip and empower the
    Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate
    child protection interventions

Advocacy, Engagement,
Networks & Partnerships (10%)

  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be
    used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for
    external engagement with decision makers in respective counties
  • Establish and sustain working relationships with
    Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the Kenya BIG DREAM
    project focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels
  • Ensure that Project beneficiaries and partners are
    kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the
    Technical aspects being implemented and any changes to government laws,
    policies and budgets
  • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in
    advocacy activities with the government structures at the Ward/County
    level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level
    advocacy initiatives
  • Ensure effective mobilisation of community groups,
    youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to
    accountable through utilization of advocacy approaches such as Citizen
    Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA)
  • Support community groups, youth and children to
    engage constructively at all levels with duty bearers and service
    providers to improve access to, and quality of, essential services
  • Ensure representation of WV Kenya in key Child
    protection stakeholder forum/meetings at the Ward, Sub-County and County
    levels.
  • Actively participate and contribute to County
    level technical working groups to learn, share and inform
    policies/strategies relevant to Child Protection
  • Provide support to community led processes of
    monitoring public service delivery.

Resources Acquisition
(5%)

  • Participate in development of timely and accurate
    funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in
    collaboration with Project Manager, other sector specialists
  • Mobilize the community for community contribution
    for project interventions
  • Support development of technically sound funding
    concepts/proposals through provision of information & data and review
    in collaboration with Project Manager and other sector specialists.
  • Support successful donor visits.
  • Ensuring organizational visibility within the area
    of operation and beyond

Others (5%)

  • Participate in Trans teams and support other
    initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor
    or designee.

Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social
    sciences such as Social Work, Gender Studies, Development Studies,
    Community Development, Sociology or their equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years working
    experience in GBV/FGM projects at community level with proven leadership
    experience
  • Experience in working with
    partners including State Department of Gender affairs, Ant FGM Board,
    Children Department, local organization (CBO, FBO)
  • A good understanding of
    International, Regional and National framework on human rights for women
    and children such as Convections on the Rights of the Child, Convention
    for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, Africa
    Charter on the Rights and Welfare of Children, Prohibition of female
    Genital Mutilation Act, Children Act among others.
  • Good understanding of State
    Department of Gender affairs, Ant FGM Board, Children Department, Child
    Protection, GBV/FGM programming models, standards and guidelines, Child
    protection Information Management guidelines and Systems
  • Proven track record as a staff
    and community trainer and capacity builder in Child Protection, GESI,
    Prevention and Response to Child Abuse/SGBV and other harmful cultural practices.
  • Good understanding and working
    experience of Advocacy Approaches and referral systems.
  • Facilitation and training
    skills capable of building staff and community capacity in child
    protection as well as a team player.
  • Ability to take initiative, a
    team leader able to work with minimum supervision
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and
    emotional maturity and ability to incarnate in the community
  • Ability to maintain performance
    expectations in diverse cultural and inter-faith contexts.
  • Excellent English communication
    skills (both oral and written).
  • Excellent computer skills,
    including proficiency in MS Office or another main email system such as
    Microsoft Outlook

Method of
Application

Interested
and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya on
careers.wvi.org
 to apply

 

IMARA Senior Program
Manager

Reporting to: Program
Director

Grade Level: 16

Work Location: Nanyuki

Purpose of Position

To provide programmatic,
technical and managerial support in the implementation of IMARA program in
Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot and Turkana Counties which aims at strengthening
the target groups towards sustainable natural resource management for improved
livelihoods. The job holder will be required to give feedback and reports to
IMARA Consortium, partners, donor, National, Regional and subsequent Area
Program Office where IMARA program is covering. S/he will be an active
participant in the consortium reporting and participating in meetings and
forums under the IMARA Secretariat.

Major Responsibilities

Program Coordination and
Management (40%)

  • The jobholder will be the accountable person for
    the Program under World Vision Component and will work in close
    collaboration with the AP Managers, program staffs, Government line
    ministries in the Counties and Cooperating partners of this grant –
    Northern Rangelands Trust, Masai Mara Wild Life Conservancy Association,
    Saferworld and Stockholm Environment Institute.
  • Provide technical support and guidance in
    implementation of the program objectives
  • Monitor and ensure that grant is managed and
    executed as per plans within time and budgets, meeting donor, World Vision
    and community accountability;
  • Monitor Budget Utilization in line with planned
    Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) as per WVK Financial Standards and
    donor requirements
  • Provide effective, innovative and strategic
    coordinating role in the IMARA program implementation;
  • Ensure that all IMARA initiatives within the
    program’s area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are
    implemented timely;
  • Ensure program implementation is in compliance
    with Donor standards, WVK Policies & Procedures and aligned to
    acceptable financial & operational audit results.
  • Ensure inclusion of cross cutting themes including
    gender, youth, conflict sensitivity, disability and social inclusion
  • Ensure integration between the IMARA Program
    activities and other WVK livelihoods and resilience development programs
    in Kenya, and other relevant Global WV entities
  • Actively participate in IMARA Program meetings,
    Technical Working Groups, and Program Team meetings as appropriate
  • Manage and coordinate the IMARA team ensuring
    competent and motivated staff as well as manage performance of staff and
    encourage on-the-job coaching, identify and address learning and training
    needs and opportunities
  • Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (30%)
  • Ensure accurate and quality Program Design
    Documents (PDD) are on file
  • Contextualize and utilize planning guidelines for
    the IMARA Program
  • Ensure accurate and quality Annual Operation Plan
    (AOP) and Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) for the program in place and
    utilized
  • Work closely with IMARA Secretariat MEAL to
    effectively support the program to carry out all measurements and
    assessments – baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations
    – in accordance with donor requirements and WV established standards,
    policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate with the IMARA Secretariat MEAL to
    ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in
    place and being utilized in a timely manner;
  • Ensure the program achieves Child Well-Being
    Outcomes in line with the organization’s Ministry Framework and
    Development Approach, and WVK’s strategic priorities and the program
    designs.
  • Develop monthly schedule for monitoring together
    with communities and partners;
  • Ensure community capacity building plan on
    monitoring is in place and utilized;
  • Participate in monthly data collection –
    (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools
  • Monitor monthly program expenditure
  • Ensure effective communication between IMARA
    Secretariat, communities/partners and the baseline/evaluation team;
  • Ensure all targeted respondents / stakeholders are
    mobilized in a timely manner during data collection exercise.
  • Apply Contextualized and utilized reporting
    guidelines
  • Generate quality Monthly Management Reports (MMR)
    informed by accurate analysed data written using language that is
    appropriate to the reader and in line with World Vision reporting
    guidelines;
  • Generate Quality & Accurate quarterly,
    semi-annual and annual reports informed by MMR and in line with donor
    regulations;
  • In liaison with Communications Officer, Develop
    context specific electronic and live media communications on program
    activities
  • Work with MEAL Coordinator ensure effective
    reflection and learning forums in the counties
  • Work with MEAL Coordinator to build the capacity
    for designing, monitoring, evaluating and learning from market-based
    approaches – to collate, synthesize and communicate the evidence base for
    the economic development component.
  • Participate in quarterly monitoring visits to the
    field to review progress, gather stories of change associated with Market
    systems development, sustainable natural resources-based VCs, and
    financial inclusion to identify and address strategic gaps;

Engagement, Networking
and Fundraising (20%)

  • Represent WVK in county, national and other
    Regional forums as approved by the Program Director.
  • Coordinate and Manage Relationships with credible
    research institutions and private sector to support research component and
    market systems strengthening component in the program under the agreed
    framework.
  • Participate in Turkana, West Pokot and Elgeyo
    Marakwet County Environmental Stakeholders forums/technical working groups
    as well as supporting WVK the program staff and cluster managers on
    engagement in relation to Natural Resource Management as well as
    articulating Environment and Climate change objectives in the forum.
  • Participate in development of innovative NRM,
    Climate Change Adaptation and other Resilience Building concepts and
    proposals for building community resilience for fundraising as well as
    marketing Integrated NRM to various Learning forums.
  • Build and Maintain effective communications and
    pro-active relationships with partners including the county government and
    the donor
  • Collaborate with line ministries and departments
    in providing technical support and assistance to the program
  • Support implementing staff to successfully engage
    with key internal and external stakeholders, including other IMARA
    entities, private sector, community, religious leaders and other civil
    society representatives in order to maximize the impact of interventions;
  • Support timely development of funding proposals in
    line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with
    Resource acquisition department;
  • Actively engage with peers across the IMARA
    Consortium and WV Partnership
  • Participate in public forums and events as
    appropriate.

Advocacy: Policy and
Budget Influence (5%)

  • Coordinate advocacy and policy influence
    initiatives of the program at county and national level
  • Increase the visibility of WVK and the donor by
    maintaining active engagement and advocacy on NRM related matters
  • Ensure that staff capacity around policy and
    advocacy is built.
  • Take lead on integrating World Vision Global
    Campaign on Ending Violence against children

Others (5%)

  • Participate in Trans teams and support other
    initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor
    or designee.

Knowledge, Skills, and
Abilities

  • Degree in Natural Resource Management,
    Agriculture, Agro-forestry, Range land Management, Agricultural Economics,
    Agribusiness Management and Marketing, or any other related discipline.
  • Post graduate degree in any of the above or
    Business/MBA/Leadership/organizational development is desirable
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience five
    of which must be in Managing multi agency livelihood and Resilience grants
    in ASAL Counties;
  • Knowledge in renewable energies and alternative
    technologies are of advantage;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in designing,
    planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on integrated
    sustainable Natural Resource-based Value chains marketing, Business
    Development, Enterprise development and/or Livelihoods programming
  • Experience in working with consortium partners,
    county governments, private sector, civil society, donors and local
    communities;
  • Good understanding of NRM in ASAL context and
    Dryland Agricultural systems Market systems strenthenings, Peace
    Programming and Governance.
  • A broad grasp of socio – economic policy issues
    with respect to NRM, Agriculture, Food security, livestock and other
    Livelihoods, range management and marketing in both rural and often
    fragile context
  • Familiarity with participatory market approaches
    and making Markets Work for the Poor approaches
  • Deep understanding and ability to work in a
    fragile often interfaith context
  • Understanding of gender and diversity issues and
    commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of
    responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and strict
    deadlines
  • Understanding of development/relief issues with
    commitment to humanitarian principles and action
  • Good financial/budget management
  • Good people management, training and coaching skills
    with strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • The ability to work independently, think
    innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team

Method of
Application

Interested
and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya on
careers.wvi.org
 to apply

 

Farmer Managed Natural
Regeneration 
Project Coordinator

Reporting to : Cluster
Manager

Grade Level : 13

Work Location : Magunga

Purpose of Position

Provide technical
support for the successful implementation of Farmer Managed Natural
Regeneration (FMNR) activities within the designated project sites in Magunga
Area Programme, Homa Bay County as well as ensure smooth coordination of the
overall project implementation, reporting and feedback to the Cluster Manager
including Regional Office and National Office as may be required.

Major Responsibilities

Project Planning,
Coordination and Implementation (50%)

  • Responsible for the in the coordination and
    implementation of the all activities in the FMNR project
  • Train the partners, selected groups and community
    members on the various recommended focal areas (FMNR, Climate smart
    agriculture, Sustainable energy options, soil and water conservation,
    advocacy and policy influence etc).
  • Contribute to effective and timely implementation
    of all FMNR field level interventions and initiatives with communities and
    partners.
  • Ensure that all FMNR initiatives within the
    projects area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are
    implemented in full compliance with the projects guidelines
  • Liaise with Cluster Manager, Regional Design &
    MEAL Coordinator to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and
    evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner in all
    FMNR measurements.
  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate
    utilization of budgeted resources for all FMNR related project
    interventions.
  • Proactively enforce controls and checks as well as
    ensure effective and timely response plans to all financial audit findings
    of FMNR initiatives and take the needed measures to prevent future
    recurrence.
  • Participate in proposal development and resource
    mobilization.
  • Provide supervision to Community Mobilizers and
    Driver to ensure FMNR project objectives are met – effectively manage
    staff performance.
  • Attend the regular weekly and monthly planning
    meetings as called upon.

Quality Assurance –
Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation (30%)

  • Supervise and monitor project interventions in
    strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations and other
    agreed standards.
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and
    partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support
    from the DME specialist.
  • Ensure project data is captured, validated and
    updated on horizon and or any other approved World Vison Kenya (WVK)
    DM&E system.
  • Coordinate with Cluster Manager, Regional Design
    & MEAL Coordinator and relevant technical teams at the national Office
    to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements
    baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations – in
    accordance with WV established standards, policies and procedures.
  • In Liaison with AP Accountant, track project
    implementation expenditure levels, manage work plans and budgets
  • Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and
    annual reports and submit to the Cluster Manager and Technical team at the
    National Office.
  • Regularly document success stories / innovation
    for sharing across the partnership
  • Develop context specific electronic and live media
    communications on FMNR and NRM activities.
  • Ensure the Project design document is updated as
    per DME standards.
  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be
    used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for
    external engagement with decision makers.

Advocacy, Engagement,
Networking and Partnerships (10%)

  • Participate in the Annual County Government’s
    Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the
    priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Program Area
  • Partner with Community, relevant Government
    authorities, research institutions and other stakeholders; provide
    technical assistance regarding FMNR implementation.
  • Participate in County Sector Technical Working
    groups and forum and at Sub-County and Ward levels as will be appropriate.
  • Ensure that Program participants and partners are
    kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to FMNR
    and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets.
  • Work with stakeholders and partners to promote
    FMNR to influence policy on complimentary activities

Capacity Building (5%)

  • Build the capacity of partners (FBOs, CBOs,
    Farmers Groups) to enable them effectively intervene in food security
    & economic empowerment appropriately
  • Ensure integration of FMNR with other
    project/programmes in the Aps
  • Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment
    & sustainability
  • Establish specific capacity building methodologies
    for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions
  • Take a lead in building ADP staff and community
    capacities in food security & economic empowerment sector
    interventions through trainings and other information sharing avenues to
    handle project activities effectively.
  • Together with partners, conduct regular reflection
    and learning events;
  • Facilitate and coordinate farmers FMNR exposure
    tours.

Others (5%)

  • Participate in Trans teams and support other
    initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor
    or designee.

Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities

  • Degree in Forestry, Agroforestry and Natural
    Resource Management related field
  • Membership to professional body (FSK, EIK etc)
  • At least four years on job experience and
    specialties in Forestry, Agroforestry, Natural Resource Management with
    some experience in Agriculture.
  • Knowledge on GESI with additional training or
    skills in gender mainstreaming / integration is an added advantage
  • Ability to engage with local communities, partners
    and government authorities
  • Must have a good understanding of the different
    systems of extension delivery.
  • Exposure to gender biased programming
  • Able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view,
    emotional maturity and physical stamina.
  • Good organisational, analytical and interpersonal
    skills
  • Ability to ride a motorbike is an added advantage
  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral
    and written).
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency
    in MS Office or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook

How
To Apply

Interested
and qualified? Go to 
World Vision Kenya on
careers.wvi.org
 
to apply