Project Officer

Date Posted: Nov. 14, 2022, 5:48 a.m.

Corporate Staffing Services

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of all project activities and ensure VIVA activities are effectively implemented and in accordance with project standard documents, work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure that procedures for financial requisition, accounting and reporting are effectively fulfilled by all implementing partners and other collaborators.
  • Supervise, oversee and support the implementation of the DSW’s Youth empowerment approach, of working with Youth Empowerment Centres (YEC), youth clubs and/or partners and advise them as appropriate e.g. in terms of management, implementation and mobilisation.
  • Build and strengthen strategic networks and linkages with key actors including decision makers, existing advocacy networks within the project areas and link these efforts with County level actions.
  • Jointly with the Project lead-VIVA, participate in the preparation and execution of VIVA project plans & budgets.
  • In close collaboration with Youth Officers from MoICTIYA support the identification of capacity training needs, development and execution of training modules and coordinate the Youth Empowerment activities.
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and undertake periodic project reviews and reflections.
  • Undertake regular visits to project areas to backstop challenges and ensure project implementation is on course.
  • Strengthen the use of sports as a medium to mobilise young people for behaviour change.
  • Maintain positive relations with government agencies, civil society, multilateral and bilateral partners in the areas of operation.
  • Create strategic linkages of Youth Empowerment Centres with local community, decision-makers, health facilities, micro-finance institutes, and other CSOs.
  • Lead the preparation of quality and timely project reports in accordance with the project document.
  • Ensure effective collaboration and coordination of key project partners, including YECs, service providers and Government officials at county levels for attainment of project results.
  • Support the resource mobilisation efforts to ensure continued resourcing of DSW Programmes.
  • Lead the documentation of lessons and actions to profile project outcomes.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences or related field.
  • Relevant training in Project Management, participatory methodologies and related fields an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of youth and women empowerment and Reproductive health issues.
  • Good networking and capacity building skills, good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have prior working experience of not less than 3 years in an NGO setting.
  • Ability to work with and understand the youth while maintaining professionalism is key.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Proficiency in Micro Soft Office.
  • High level of personal integrity.

How To Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; kindly send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to [email protected] or [email protected]

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