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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.


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 Handwritten application must be addressed to undersigned before close of business on 10th December,2013.

The Director,
P O Box 125, LodwaR 30500

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

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