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Project Officer Job in Kenya

Project Officer

An international organization using radio for extension services to small holder farmers invites applications for the above position.

The Project Officer is responsible for prompt and satisfactory reporting by project partners in compliance with the set guidelines.

The position is for immediate hire for a short time contract, ending 31 May 2012

Scope of Work
  • Work under the supervision of the Country Director and in close collaboration with FVR project partners and technical team
  • Attend all meetings of the Project Steering Committee and other meetings as may be assigned and report on them
  • Provide technical support to all sub grantees, including progress monitoring, quality assurance and deliverable certification
  • Review deliverable reports from sub grantees to ensure they fulfill the guidelines for success and that all required documentation is provided
  • Identify any challenges to timely completion of partners’ deliverables according to set standards
  • Work closely with the Finance and Admin Officer to obtain the necessary documentation for submitting deliverable reports to the regional office
  • Update the partners’ deliverables tracking sheets at the end of the month
  • Update the input for the project monitoring report on a monthly basis
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
Qualification and experience

The Project Officer should be a fast learner with:
  • A first degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least five years experience in project implementation in the NGO sector
  • Ability to learn/adapt to unfamiliar reporting tools, based on strong reporting experience
  • Extensive testing/validation of data and report results
  • Team player and an effective communicator
Candidates should send their letter of application and a detailed CV, including three referees to by 31 January 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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