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Project Officer Job in Lodwar, Turkana Kenya

Vacancy: Project Officer

Purpose: To support SAPCONE in enhancing child safety net programmes

Responsible to: Head of Support Services/Director

Location: Lodwar office with travel to Naoros and Naotin

Period: Fixed term till 31st January, 2015.

Hours: 5 days per week
 
Closing date: 10th December, 2013

SAPCONE and the work we do.

SAPCONE – is a Kenyan based non-profit organization supporting the education of orphans and vulnerable talented children. The organization is committed to the promotion of education as a fundamental human right.

SAPCONE  mission is to facilitate the empowerment of children, youth and women through non-violent means, conflict transformation and peace education/training, livelihoods and networking in order for them to participate in building positive peace, sustainable development and respect for human dignity in realizing a just and friendly world.

SAPCONE achieves its objectives through the following thematic areas: Education, Livelihoods, Peace promotion and Governance.

Project Context: The project document will be made available to those candidates meeting the initial requirements for second round of interviewing.

Responsibilities

The Project Officer will be expected to:
  • Contribute to the overall delivery of the project, through team work and supervision of specific delegated responsibilities for running aspects of the project
  • Manage specific targets as set out in the project document related to the reintegration of beneficiaries of the project
  • Coordinate to ensure effective, efficient delivery of components deemed the responsibility of specific agencies, notably ILO but also ensuring coherence with UNICEF on schools kit, FAO and IOM on livelihoods.
  • Work within the project team to define work plans
  • Undertake a supervisory role for the implementation of work plans when so delegated by managers and advisors associated with the project
  • Ensure close collaboration between technical experts and individual agency financial and administration systems for the effective delivery of multi component processes in different geographical locations

Further, the Project Officer will:
  • Supervise processes within the relevant organizational finance and administration, draft service agreements/other contractual arrangement with partners and prepare terms of reference (ToR), work plans and budgets; as well as means to supervise and monitor such agreements. Support the procurement process including the adjudication of tenders.
  • Participate and contribute to project and thematic collaboration and other processes
  • Complement the work of  ILO  technical advisers and team members, ensuring linkage between the project and other components within the ILO Kenya Strategies
  • Contribute to “UNHSTF” harmonization processes; participate in specific clusters/working groups of the UN joint programme framework.
  •  In close collaboration with other UN partners, develop strategic entry points to enhance linkages among similar UN supported initiatives, in particular support to macro-level policy, institution building and common systems
  •  Promote the ILO Decent Work as it applies to project activities.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with NGOs, other UN Agencies and government departments operating complementary activities and initiatives
  • Promote full participation of all the stakeholders in order to promote empowerment and ownership and contribute to the 'one UN voice' on gender, human rights and HIV/AIDS in particular.

Qualifications, Experience and Personal Attributes
  • University degree in public administration, development project management or related field.
  • At least 2 years professional work experience in youth focused or demobilization and reintegration or employment generation programmes
  • Experienced in active labour market programme development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the Turkana context.
  • Demonstrable extensive working experience in project management,
  • Have high degree of professionalism, consistently approaches work with energy and positive, constructive attitude. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Maturity to peer manages partner relations in all facets of project work.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
  • Aptitude and attitude to learn and develop personally within the present and future requirements of the programme
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops work plans consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve defined project results; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Ability to work in a multi-disciplined and multi-cultural team.
  • Communication: Ability to write in clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Ability to speak, read and write in Turkana  distinct advantage
  • Willingness and ability to spend 50 percent of time on mission in various parts of Turkana a prerequisite.

To Apply

Please submit your Updated C.V. and cover letter indicating the position on the subject line to info@turkanapeople.org Handwritten application must be addressed to undersigned before close of business on 10th December,2013.

The Director,
SAPCONE-Turkana
P O Box 125, LodwaR 30500
Lodwar.


Note: SAPCONE is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

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