Project Officer, Climate Change Adapt

Date Posted: Dec. 5, 2022, 5:50 a.m.

Church World Service (CWS)

Job Description

Essential Duties

  • Takes lead in the implementation of the CWS Climate Change and Adaptation & Resilience Project in Kitui County
  • Expert training of Lead farmers as well as community members on climate change, climate resilient agriculture, early warning systems and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
  • Linkage meetings between the community, the Kenya meteorological department and the ministry of agriculture to undertake climate smart agriculture and use of indigenous knowledge and sharing of the developed advisories.
  • Train farmers for use of technology to get weather information smart agricultural practices including crisis digital transformation for Climate-Related Preparedness in the event of natural disasters due to climate change and weather unpredictability.
  • Train young farmers on modern climate smart poultry and bee keeping; business management, inclusion of technology in agriculture production including marketing
  • Create linkage with private sectors in the poultry value chain for access of services and markets while working closely with local animal health assistants for continuous extension services
  • Coordinate trainings on poultry husbandry practices which will include housing, feeding, vaccination and marketing.
  • Training communities on appropriate conservation agriculture technologies
  • Manage the establishment of kitchen gardens for improved food security and nutrition.
  • Train the target groups on financial literacy and review VSLA record keeping from time to time
  • Undertake FMNR participatory sensitization and training meetings at group level (with MOA and forestry department).
  • Train and support establishment of tree nurseries in the established water structure. This will in turn support restoration of Degraded lands.
  • Train and promote of energy saving stoves - at household level
  • Identify and train community resource persons (CORPs) on Soil & water conservation and equip them with terracing kits/levels.
  • Strengthening key institutions involved in catchment management, strengthening the multi-stakeholder approach in solving water-related challenges in different catchment areas. Support to establishment of appropriate institutional structures and capacity building, such as County Government Departments
  • Building Water Resilient Communities: Improving community knowledge in application of IWRM strategies,
  • Provide regular project updates to the Coordinator.
  • Adapt and use training materials and ensure existing training materials are up to date.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly project reports both quantitative and qualitative, aspects of the project.
  • Maintain up to date project documents/file
  • Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental studies, Natural Resource Management, Community Development, Agricultural Related courses with two years’ experience or Diploma in the relevant field with five years of paid work experience.


  • Two to Five years of experience is required.
  • One (1) year of direct supervisory experience is required
  • Experience writing reports and proposals are required.
  • Previous experience conducting community trainings or presentations preferred
  • Previous reporting and monitoring and evaluation experience preferred


  • Thorough knowledge of the Natural Resource Management; Resilience and Community Development.
  • Knowledge of National Climate Change Action Plan.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Climate Change Adaptation; Disaster Risk Reduction or Resilience.


The Project Officer – Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience must have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Follow instructions with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • Deal effectively and courteously with collaborators, government agencies, and members of the general public;
  • Conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of CWS Africa;
  • Maintain a high-performance standard with attention to detail;
  • Carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Take initiative in the development and completion of projects within the specified timeframe;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with CWS and operational information;
  • Manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • Work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation.
  • Effectively manage CWS resources; and

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to Church World Service via their career portal using the link Jobs at Church World Service

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