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Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) Field Officers Jobs in Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Office of the Prime Minister

Ministry of State for Planning,

National Development and Vision 2030

MDGS Phase II Programme

Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) Field Officers

The Government of Kenya is set to implement Phase two of the Mainstreaming, Coordinating and Accelerating Millennium Development Goals in Kenya’s Development Process Programme (MDGs Phase II Programme) in collaboration with the Government of Finland.

MDGs Phase II Programme is intended to build on the earlier MDGs Programme of 2005-2009 with focus on the District level and is aimed at accelerating initiatives to achieve the MDGs in Kenya by 2015.

The Programme will cover the larger nine districts namely: Bondo, Siaya, Suba, Bungoma, Turkana, Meru South, Murang’a North, Garissa and Kilifi. In this context, the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 is seeking to recruit MDGs Field Officers (12 posts)who will be based in these areas.

The candidates should have a clear understanding of national long term and short term development policies and their links to the Millennium Development Goals and how to cascade these to a regional context.

This is a one year contract renewable annually up to a period of three years based on satisfactory performance.

Terms of Reference

Each MDGs Field Officer will assist District Development Officers (DDOs) in their respective regions in coordination of MDGs related activities; reporting to the DDOs and closely liaising with the Head, MDGs Unit.

They will specifically assist in localization of the MDGs in their regions and lower levels and monitoring and evaluation of all MDGs activities.

Further, the MDGs Field Officer will:
  • Determine MDGs information needs, design monitoring schedules, guide monitoring activities and consolidate monitoring reports.
  • Under guidance of the DDOs, assist in preparing Pilot Project Proposals, implementation and monitoring of funded Pilot Projects.
  • Assist in ensuring that District Development Plans (DDPs) are aligned to reflect the MDGs.
  • Contribute to optimal teamwork and spirit through maintaining close working contacts with Government counterparts, private sector and development agencies at the district level.
  • Assist the DDOs in preparing district specific development data.
  • Coordinate MDGs capacity building and training programmes for district technical officers,
  • Civil Society Organizations and other MDGs Stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the National Coordinator MDGs
Reporting Responsibilities

The MDGs Field Officer shall report to National Coordinator MDGs PIU, Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 through respective DDOs for assignments.

  • Should be Kenyan Citizen aged between 25 and 35 years, and willing to work in any of the greater millennium districts above.
  • A Bachelors Degree in Economics, Development Studies or any related Social Sciences.
  • Post graduate qualifications in community development will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years experience in development work preferably in the field.
  • Good knowledge of the Millennium Development Goals and the current Status in Kenya.
  • Working knowledge of computer (Office Packages).
  • Good interpersonal and report writing skills.
  • Be able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and English.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should forward their application letters, Curriculum vitae and copies of relevant testimonials to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030
P.O. Box 30005 – 00100

or they can be delivered to :

Treasury Building,
3rd Floor, Room 303,
Harambee Avenue,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on or before Monday, 16th May 2011.

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