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Project Assistant
Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust (RWMT) is an organization operating in Rarieda Sub-County in Siaya County. The organization began as a grass-root CBO in 2003 to assist orphaned children and youth through community empowerment.
Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust has since developed into a dynamic organization, focused on empowerment and development, both within the community and the organization.
We are currently seeking to recruit talented, progressive and team-oriented individual to fill the position of Project Assistant, based in Rarieda Sub-County in Siaya County, Kenya.
Due to the rural set-up and challenges associated therewith, all applicants should have a personal commitment to working with the vulnerable community.
Applicants should take time to reflect and make sure they resonate strongly with Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust’s vision and mission before considering to apply.
Vision: People believe in themselves and work together to build a vibrant and progressive community.
Mission: Empower people and build their capacities to create positive change for children and youth within their community.
Assist in implementation of DREAMS IC Project in West Uyoma, East Asembo, and West Asembo Wards of Rarieda Sub-County within set timelines, quality standards, and budget to meet the requirements and exceed expectations of the Institutional Partner (IP) – ICS SP, ICS SP collaborating partners (Agrics and OGRA Foundation), donor (USG), donor institutions (USAID and PEPFAR), donor grant manager (JSI Inc), RWMT, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities

·         Working with ICS-DREAMS IC Project Coordinator:
·         Assist in group follow ups for both farmer’s groups and Skillful Parenting (SP) groups.
·         Assist in monitoring of HIV prevention trainees in the three wards.
·         Follow up on field reports done by the Community Facilitators and HIV trainees.
·         Carry out administrative duties, providing necessary tools that are required by Community Facilitators e.g. attendance sheet, pens and note books amongst others.
·         Assist in booking of rooms, requisition of any necessary resources required during projects meeting and workshop within RWMT.
·         Make sure both Community Facilitators and HIV prevention trainees submit their daily submission accompanied with attendance lists.
·         Mobilize Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and parents of AGYW with the help of community facilitators.
·         Carry out regular update of AGYW database and stakeholder database.
·         Assist in following up any cases reported by Community Facilitators and HIV prevention trainees in the community.
·         Filing and proper record keeping of DREAMS IC reports and documents.
·         Provide any recommendations from report while in the field.
·         Participate in stakeholder forums, meetings, and events as instructed from time to time.
·         Assist in coordination of donor visits and field activities.
·         Assist in documentation of project challenges, best practices and success stories in the implementation of the project.

Requirements

·         (The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be required through a combination of formal schooling, self –education and prior experience or on – the –job –training.
·         Certificate or Diploma in Community Development, Social Work or related field.
·         Three years of experience working in Community-Driven Development (CDD), social work or related field with focus on household and community economic strengthening, skillful parenting, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
·         Proven project activities implementation, monitoring and reporting in a rural context.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are requested to email: (1) Cover Letter, stating the position for which you are applying, along with current remuneration or last remuneration, if currently unemployed, (2) Three paragraph motivation statement and why you feel you meet the requirements, (3) Three references and (4) An updated C.V. to: jobs@rafikiwamaendeleo.org by 29th September, 2017.
All four (4) above mentioned steps must be followed. Applications not following all steps will automatically be disqualified.

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