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Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

CARE International in Kenya is looking for qualified Kenyan National to fill the following position:

Project Coordinator – Partnerships & Capacity Building

Ref: PCPCB/09/2016 

(1 Position)

Job Summary & Purpose: Reporting to the Climate Change Specialist, the Project Coordinator - Partnerships and Capacity Building is responsible for leading in analyzing local policies and programmes to identify opportunities and barriers for community-based adaptation. 

The position will also give technical oversight and coordination of the ALP field team. 

The position holder will contribute to formulation and implementation of national-level advocacy strategy in collaboration with the Project Manager and also participate in partner selection to engage local implementing partner organizations to work on local advocacy. 

S/He will evaluate capacity of local government partners and of implementing partner organizations working on local advocacy and facilitate monitoring of processes and results by partners working on local advocacy.

Tasks and Responsibilities


R1: Leadership role in developing and implementing advocacy strategy for local-level advocacy (30%)
  • T1: Take a lead role in analyzing local policies and programmes to identify opportunities and barriers for community-based adaptation
  • T2: Take a lead role in participatory development and implementation of an advocacy strategy for local-level advocacy, based on key issues identified through vulnerability analysis
  • T3: Contribute to formulation and implementation of national-level advocacy strategy in collaboration with the Project Manager
  • T4: Work with Information & Knowledge Management Officer to set up appropriate monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management systems for advocacy
  • T5: In collaboration with Project Manager, organize annual stakeholder meetings at local level, sub national, national and regional levels
R2: Coordinating activities of local and sub national partner organizations working on advocacy (20%)
  • T1: Contribute to institutional mapping exercise to identify local actors on adaptation and advocacy
  • T2: Participate in partner selection to engage local implementing partner organizations to work on local advocacy
  • T3: Support partners to develop work plans and strategies to achieve project results
  • T4: Monitor activities of local partner organizations
  • T5: Facilitate regular coordination meetings among partners working on County level and sub national level advocacy.
R3: Building capacity of local government partners and partner organizations working on local advocacy (20%)
  • T1: Evaluate capacity of local, sub national and national level government partners and of partner organizations working on advocacy
  • T2: Develop capacity building strategy for government partners and of partner organizations working on advocacy
  • T3: Provide training, mentoring and ongoing technical advice to partners
  • T4: Facilitate external training opportunities for partners at the local, national and regional levels
  • T5: In collaboration with the capacity building work stream, evaluate and develop capacity of partners at the national and regional levels.
R4: Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of processes and results at local governance level (20%)
  • T1: Contribute to development of project information and knowledge management system
  • T2: Facilitate monitoring of processes and results by partners working on local advocacy
  • T3: Support partners in reporting on processes and results
  • T4: Monitor, evaluate and report on changes in capacity of local government partners
  • T5: Facilitate reflection and learning exercises among partners to identify key lessons learned
  • T6: Compiling partner reports for submission to Climate Change Specialist
R5: Collaborating with Country Project Team (10%)
  • T1: Participation in regular meetings of Country Project Team
  • T2: Participation in learning and reflection exercises including the capacity building and gender work streams
  • T3: Close collaboration with project team to link local governance and advocacy activities to household/individual activities as well national level processes
R6: In close consultation with the Climate Change Specialist, provide strategic leadership to the Field team
  • T1: Overall oversight of work plans and operations at the field level
  • T2: Regular update of the budget tracking tool at the field level and provide monthly cash projections for the field level work
  • T3: ALP asset management at the field level field level
  • T4: Represent the project at the weekly Embu level Senior Management Team meetings
  • T5: Direct supervision of the project assistant and two field officers.

Qualifications (Know - How)

Education
  • Minimum qualification of a University Degree, in a relevant discipline such as rural development, community development or agriculture and livelihoods,
  • Practical experience in local governance and advocacy and of working with diverse teams.
Experience
  • At least eight years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of five years working on local governance and capacity building
  • Strong experience and knowledge of local advocacy approaches
  • Strong practical experience in working with local government and civil society organizations
  • Positive experiences in relationship-building
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to gender and diversity
  • S/he must be an experienced and mature officer; capable of working largely independently. He /she will be supervised by the Climate Change Specialist. 
  • S/he is expected to interact closely with other members of the Country Project Team, as well as the Programme Technical Team.
Skills and Competencies
  • People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership. Demonstrated ability to listen to and support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Computer Skills: Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook; and, advanced internet searching skills.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances. Willing to be in the field up to 40% of time.
Authority:

1. Spending Authority: N/A

2. Supervision: Direct supervision of the project assistant and two field officers

Decision Making: The position holder can make decision at the field level based on the field conditions but in consultation with the Climate Change Specialist.

Contacts/Key Relationships (Internal & External):

Project/ CARE Team
  • Climate Change Specialist supervisor
  • DRR and Livelihoods Officer
  • ALP field officers
  • Project staff in the WASH and Agriculture sub sectors
  • M&E coordinator – Livelihoods sector
  • Regional programme Coordination Team (PCT)
Coordination
  • Local County Government
  • Departmental Heads
  • CSG
  • Relevant CBOs/ NGOs/CSOs
  • Local private sector and research institutions
Working Conditions: The position is based in Embu with at least 50% field travel
 
How to Apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements for this position, please email your application indicating the vacancy reference number as the email subject title, along with an updated CV comprising of email and telephone contacts of three professional referees to: 

The Human Resources & Development Manager, 
CARE International in Kenya, 
Email: Vacancies@care.or.ke 

to be received not later than 22nd September, 2016.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

**CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

***CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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