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Project Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Handicap International 
Job Vacancy: Inclusive Elections Project Officer
Responsible to:-Inclusive Elections Project Manager

Location: Nairobi 

Closing date: 30th June, 2017, 5:00 PM.
The Organization: Handicap International is an INGO specializing in the field of disability and development. 

A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.

The Position: Under the supervision of Inclusive Elections Project Manager, the Inclusive Elections Project Officer is responsible for ensuring that the project activities are implemented within a project area as per the Programme strategy.
S/he will be responsible for
1. Implementation of project activities
  • Implementing the activities defined in the project respecting all the donor and HI requirements
  • Supporting and assisting the partner(s) in the implementation of the activities planned in the proposal, making sure that HI and donor requirements are respected
  • Ensuring the quality and efficiency of the intervention
  • Ensuring the activities are implemented in the best interest of the targeted beneficiaries and propose adjustment if needed
2. Monitoring, reporting and evaluation
  • Following up the implementation of the activities and fill in on a regular basis the data collection tools drafted by the Project Manager.
  • Ensuring that the data collection tools are properly filled in by the partners and sent on time.
  • Monitoring and tracking progress of partners against action plans and compile the information for review by the project manager
  • Participating to the regular update of HI Monitoring and Evaluation tool
3. Acting as the liaison with project partners
  • Planning regular meetings with partners and stakeholders
  • Ensuring effective communication among partners, organizations and the community
  • Ensuring resource sharing and knowledge transfer
4. Providing technical (disability and mainstreaming) support and capacity building for implementing partners and actors
  • Identifying the technical need for training
  • Supporting, designing and developing training plans, training curricula and training materials and making sure they are validated by the technical advisor(s) and the project manager
  • Developing ToRs and participating to the selection of facilitators and/ or consultant
5. Contributing towards the development of the project
  • Participating in the assessment of gaps and needs in the sector of intervention and exchange information with the Project manager
  • Participating in review of strategies and project planning
6. Respecting of HI identity, rules and policies
  • Knowing, understanding, applying and respecting HI code of conduct and ethic, HI mandate and values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies (child protection policy, policy and mechanism for the prevention of and fight against bribery, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy) and make sure they are known, understood, applied and respected by its team
  • Knowing, understanding, applying and respecting HI security rules and making sure they are known, understood and applied by its team
Qualifications and skills required:
Education : 
  • A Degree relevant to the specific project thematic area.
Experiences :
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in project implementation and management
  • Technical competencies in the project sector (disability inclusion and advocacy)
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Cash forecasting
  • Report writing skills
  • Public relations
  • Writing proposals
  • Budget analysis skills
  • Disability mainstreaming, advocacy and inclusion
  • Good knowledge in computer; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and electronic messaging system
Behavioural competencies :
  • Relational capabilities.
  • Enjoy and understands how to work with persons with disabilities.
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- 

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Inclusive Elections Project Officer Position”.
Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.
Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.
Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Languages: English: read, write and speak fluently

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