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Plan Kenya Kisumu Jobs - Project Officer , Learning and Advocacy and Monitoring Research and Evaluation Officer

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan Kenya started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to improving the lives of poor children, their families and communities using Rights Based Approaches to development. Plan has the following vacancies:

1. Project Officer , Learning and Advocacy 
Based in Kisumu

Plan Kenya is seeking to recruit for the position of Project Officer, Learning and Advocacy based at the Kisumu Development Area to implement a two year Banking on Change Project.

The job holder will be responsible for the facilitation and


implementation of the Banking on Change Project through coordination and management of the Learning, Advocacy and Communications Component.

Key responsibilities
  • Participate in BoC Implementation Team decision making.
  • Continuously monitor the Banking on Change Project progress consistently to achieve an in-depth understanding on what works and capture and document outcomes accurately
  • Strengthen the Partnership voice in advocacy.
  • Communicate Partnership aims to external audiences and seek external support
  • Maintain a high standard of knowledge sharing and learning amongst the Partners.
  • Keeping all parties informed and engaged to derive maximum benefit of the unique partnership set up.
  • Promoting the success stories of the initiative and insights on innovation to savings-led microfinance practitioners and stakeholders.
  • Manage the relationship with stakeholders and development partners.
  • Prepare project reports and ensure reporting in time.
  • Strengthen existing and build new channels for networking and sharing information.
  • Draw on external and internal knowledge and learning to shape innovation and maintain high performance
  • Document best practices and learning and ensure these are shared within the organization, with partners and with other stakeholders and utilized.
  • Document and communicate methodologies, innovation and lessons developed by this initiative both with respect to Partnership working and savings-led microfinance.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, economics) or law.
  • 4- 6 years hands on experience engaging in microfinance advocacy.
  • Facilitation and training in advocacy and governance.
  • Strong Analytical, Documentation and Communication skills
  • Facilitation, training and social mobilization skills
  • Experience with process of engaging in advocacy initiatives in microfinance sector.
  • Advocacy and Governance skills with bias on microfinance.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Willingness to work with communities at all levels.
  • Strong team building and motivational skills
  • Committed, honest and sincere
2. Monitoring Research and Evaluation Officer 
Based in Kisumu

Plan Kenya is seeking to recruit for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, based at the Kisumu Development Area to implement a two year Banking on Change Project.

The job holder will be responsible for Banking on Change project planning, information gathering and synthesis, reflection and reporting processes.

Key responsibilities
  • Participate in BoC Implementation Team decision making.
  • Provide measurement and assessment of performance in order to effectively manage outcomes and outputs of results.
  • Enhance organizational and development learning through participatory processes.
  • Update of the corporate system (PPM) to reflect project achievements.
  • Documentation/sharing of successes (best practices) and failures on a regular basis.
  • Participate in development of yearly project budgets and project operational plans.
  • Review and/or develop monitoring and reporting tools including but not limited to MIS support function for the project and based on the internal work plans as necessary.
  • Facilitate undertaking of Baseline Survey and End Term Evaluation Exercises as per plans
  • Facilitate collection of quantitative and qualitative project progress data on output/results indicators as defined in the project agreements
  • Review Quality of training and service delivery to GS&L Groups
  • Investigate opportunities for further studies as well as facilitate the design and undertaking of agreed on operational research
  • Facilitate community based information sharing and dissemination systems for evaluation and other special studies.
  • Facilitate Annual Participatory Program Review and Reflection and documentation of lessons
  • Enhance children participation in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Based on monitoring results report project progress in appropriate frequencies to Coordinator, the PM and Implementation Team.
  • Participate in the development of donor reports with the respective Implementation Team members and ensure the reports are in line with the agreed upon indicators
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, economics).
  • 5-7 years hands on experience in monitoring & evaluation of community-managed microfinance initiatives.
  • Demonstrated skills in usage of at least one recognised statistical package
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Demonstrated training skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Willingness to work with communities at all levels.
  • Fluent in written & oral English and Kiswahili. Strong team building and motivational skills
  • Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
  • Committed, honest and sincere
  • Innovative and independent thinker.
Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above position and would like to be a part of it in our commitment to children, please send your application letter, detailed CV, phone and email contacts of three (3) references; and your current remuneration package to jobs.plankenya @ plan–international.org by 31st March 2010.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website
 www.plan-international.org

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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