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ChildFund-Kenya Jobs: Community Development Officer (CDO)

Job Title: Community Development Officer (CDO)

Job Location:Thika/Kiambu District W.S.N Program
Overall Description
General Description of the Programme:

ChildFund started working in Kenya in 1960. The National Office was established in 1973.

Over the years ChildFund-Kenya shifted from addressing disasters such as hunger and famine in the 1970s to increased parent participation, community-based approach and quality programming

ChildFund Kenya improves the lives of over 1.2 million needy children through 52 Community Based Organisations all located in 32 districts in Kenya.
ChildFund’s integrated development model is made up of interventions in several sectors: Early Childhood Development, Child Protection Initiatives, Education, Health and Nutrition, Livelihood, Water and Environmental Conservation and Emergency Relief.

Currently, ChildFund is implementing an OVC Program funded by USAID, dubbed Weaving the Safety Net (WSN), in Thika and Kiambu Districts.
General Description of the Role:

The CDO will be responsible for Community mobilization and coordinating development activities within their area of jurisdiction.
Overall Objectives of the Position:

To be a link between ChidFund Kenya– WSN and Local Implementing Partners (LIP) to facilitate timely implementation of program activities.
Key Duties:
  • Community Mobilization at divisional level.
  • Enhancing linkage and partnership with stake holders.
  • Identify, Assess and recommend local implementing partners.
  • Identify and ensure enrollment of target group (OVCs).
  • Conduct training needs assessment, plan and facilitate community trainings based on the identified needs.
  • Facilitate community capacity building to meet the needs of OVC.
  • Coordinate activities of Local Implementing Partners.
  • Ensure identified OVCs receive essential services as recommended by USAID and as per identified needs.
  • Conduct Follow-up visits to program beneficiaries to monitor progress.
  • Compile quarterly, biannual and annual reports.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisors.
Requirements: (educational, professional, language, etc.)
  • Minimum Degree in Community Development or Social Work or Sociology. Skills in Public Administration/Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage.
  • Good Communication and reporting skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Flexible and ready to put in long hours of work.
  • Team Player and ability to resolve conflict.
Reporting to: Program co-ordinator
Contract Duration: 8 months. 

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their applications stating expected salary accompanied by a detailed CV with (3) three names and contacts of referees to to reach not later than 16th July 2010.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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