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Project Officer Job in Loitokitok, Kenya

The AMREF Kenya Country Office is looking for a qualified and highly motivated individual to join the Unite for Body Rights (UFBR) Project, a project funded by the Dutch Government through the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance.

The goal of this project is to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of youth aged 10-24 years.

Purpose of the Job

To take lead in technical expertise and coordinate project activities and implementation of the project strategy at the district.

Specific Areas of Responsibility
  • Coordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities using Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) methodologies
  • Take lead in monitoring and evaluation of project activities at the district level
  • Ensure data quality assurance and support partners in data management
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project as per donor requirements
  • Participate in operation research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising
  • Plan and Implement capacity building activities for partners and stakeholders
  • Plan and participate in field visits and meetings with relevant partners
  • Manage and strengthen networks and partnerships
  • Participate in the development and distribution of information, education and communication (IEC) materials for SRHR
  • Control and account for the use of project resources and assets by stakeholders and communities
  • Manage project finances and ensure accountability in all financial transactions.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors degree in relevant Social Sciences, Community Development, Public Health or its equivalent, a post graduate degree is desirable. Excellent ICT skills. Four (4) years working experience in project management in a busy NGO. Experience in SRHR and community development are essential. Should demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks and produce reports on time and work independently in multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment. Should be a team player, have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please quote the position and reference numbers (KCO/HR/057/2011) in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, November 18, 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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