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Education Development Trust

Job Vacancy: Senior Field Officer (WWW Project) – Coast
Location: Coast Region
Salary Details: Ksh 85,000 – 92,000 per month
Group: Education Services, SSA
Dept / Project / Service: Programmes
Reports to: Regional Coordinator (as designated)
Responsible for: Community conversations and outreach programmes
Usual office base: Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, Kenya
Closing Date: 31 Jul 2018
About the Role: Education Development Trust is looking for qualified and suitable person for the Senior Field Officer position based in Coast region to support the Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu project (WWW – ‘Let Our Girls Succeed’).
The project is aimed at supporting 72,000 girls who are currently in Primary school to complete their current phase of education, achieve improved learning outcomes and transition successfully to a productive and positive next phase.
The project works in 521 primary schools and 45 secondary schools and in the communities they serve in two contexts: Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) namely: Turkana, Samburu, Marsabit, Tana River, Kwale and Kilifi and urban slums that include Nairobi and Mombasa.
The Senior Field Officer has primary responsibility of assisting the Regional Coordinator in the day-today implementation of the project outputs in the community, households and girl level.
The post holder will ensure that the components of the projects as designated to him/her are completed on time and within budget and that the project component(s) objectives are met.
About the organisation: Education Development Trust, is a not-for-for profit international education services company with 50 years’ experience, working in more than 80 countries. Our vision is to provide outstanding, sustainable education solutions that transform and improve the school education and life chances of children and young people worldwide.
Education Development Trust through the Sub Saharan Africa regional office is implementing the GEC- T Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu (WWW) project in Kenya.
Job purpose: The Senior Field Officer is a key part of the GEC Transition Kenya –Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu (WWW project) with primary responsibility of assisting the Regional Coordinator in the day-today implementation of the project outputs in the community, households and girl level.
The post holder will ensure that the components of the projects as designated to him/her are completed on time and within budget and that the project component(s) objectives are met.
Job Objectives:
·         Oversee and serve as technical lead in community programmes within the designated geographical areas with an aim of propagating Project agenda within communities and households.
·         Assist the Regional Coordinator in drawing and implementing Project block work plans and budgets;
·         Actively provide model and mentorship programmes for other Field officers;
·         Assist in compiling, developing, analyzing, review of monthly, quarterly and emerging field reports and data; and ensure timely submission of these reports to the immediate and supervisor
·         Take lead in consultation with the Regional Coordinator in the supervision, appraisal, training, and recruitment of field support teams such as CHVs and CFS;
·         Represents the Regional Coordinator in Project related activities and forums;
·         Take part in organizing, raising requisitions and training activities targeting teachers, school management committees, community leaders on Social accountability, Gender, community health strategy and behavior change activities in schools;
·         Attend stakeholder forums and enhance partnership with GOK, CSO, PTA and head teachers by attending stakeholder forums and maintaining good working relationships within the program period.
·         Make follow ups in liaison with other Field officers on enrolled and re-enrolled girls to ascertain school attendance, transition and learning outcomes with the intent of restructuring out of school support.
·         Take charge of distribution processes of project materials to beneficiaries including development of distribution plans.
·         Oversee the implementation of Catch up centers, community holiday programs for girls and work hand in hand with the TVETS managers.
·         Oversee implementation of project activities through community and other Target groups
·         Coordinate follow ups of beneficiaries of TVETs and secondary schools’ scholarships
·         Analyze, consolidate, and maintain the various girls’ databases/profiles within the region
·         Assume duties of the RC during leave and out of county project assignments
·         Consolidate child safeguarding matters for follow up by the regional CP focus person
Person specification:
Knowledge:
Essential:
·         Holder of at least Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Education, public relations and administration, sociology, community Development, Community Health, counselling psychology

·         Three (3) years’ experience in field related activities that involve community engagement in participatory approaches.
·         Strong interpersonal skills
·         Fluent in English and understanding of local language will be an added advantage
·         Demonstrated experience in implementation of behaviour change and health related activities
·         A good knowledge of and understanding of project management tools and techniques.
·         Ability to manage and analyse project data;
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience:
Essential:
·         Proven successful experience in project co-ordination role at field level, including preparation of project plans, risk and issues logs; management of project action plans.
·         Activity based budget development and management.
·         Planning and performance management
·         Ability to use initiative demonstrating commitment and flexibility.
·         Evidence of having operated in a hardship environment.
·         Ability to prioritise workload, and work to deadlines.
·         Ability to recognise ‘drift’ and develop and implement remedial actions
·         Working on multiple projects and tasks
·         Monitoring work, ensuring its quality and acting to correct problems arising.
Skills:
Essential:
·         Proficiency in MS Office Suite;
·         Excellent planning and organisational skills;
·         Very strong stakeholder liaison and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams and with a wide range of external stakeholders, including the client, schools and consultants, including the ability to speak publicly and work effectively as a member of a team;
·         Good data management and analysis skills;
·         Excellent analytical and writing skills;
·         Effective time management skills with demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload in a fast-paced environment;
·         Concern for detail to ensure the accuracy of information;
·         Completer/finisher
·         Strong leadership skills
·         Self- starter with ability to work unsupervised and good team player;
·         Ability to ask for help as required;
·         Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and the safe and effective operation of the organisation
Scope: Will involve relocation and/or frequent travel to remote locations within Kenya.
Competency Band: 4
Key Competencies for the role:
How to Apply
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