Project Assistant, Economic Recovery, Job in Kenya

Overall purpose of the role: 

The responsibility of the Project Assistant is to support an Economic Inclusion and Social Protection 3 years’ funded project by BPRM in Nairobi county and hopefully in its expansion to Nakuru and Mombasa subject to funding availability and intervention outcomes including lessons learned in its Nairobi implementation in year one. The International Labour Organization (ILO) with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) have come together to work on a project that will seek to promote pathways to economic inclusion and social protection for urban refugees and host communities in Kenya. The role will technically be supervised by a Project Coordinator (PC) and support the day-to-day implementation of the project besides expected to closely work with other urban project teams to enhance programmatic integration and complementarities. In addition, he/she will undertake other duties relevant to the success of the project as assigned by the Project Coordinator in a matrix line management arrangement with the Urban Area Manager and technical collaboration and coordination with the Project Officers and sector leads to ensure the project expectations are met.



Work in collaboration with project colleagues under the technical guidance of the project coordinator to implement economic inclusion and social protection activities in the BPRM project.

Support in identification, mobilization and registration of deserving beneficiaries as defined by the project documents to enroll in the project for support.

Remain abreast of topical developments and policy shifts as well as laws/regulation related to economic inclusion and social protection that will promote community participation and stakeholders’ engagements in the project hence improving decent livelihoods and social protection well-being of those the project aims to assist. 

Contribute to promote sector learning and knowledge management in the social protection and livelihoods sector through collating findings/or information collected from the field as well as routine monitoring to draw lessons.

Support to develop and or adopt sector guidelines and tools in support of decent livelihoods and social protection implementation. 

Assist to develop internal and external project reports based on specific project implementation output and support in sound budget implementation.

Support communities to gain access to information, resources, other relevant stakeholders and opportunities that are likely to empower them to promote economic inclusion and social protection.

Contribute to establish good working relationships with local communities and their leaders, and endeavor to uphold the reputation of DRC including maintaining/strengthening the institutional linkages already established and yet to be established, with communities in project locations.

Support in the collaboration with DRC Protection, Gender, MEAL and Advocacy & Communication colleagues/or teams to enhance program integration and showcase impact through well-thought-out strategic strategies

Support the project in kick-off, review and project closure meetings including periodic program review and planning meetings and external meetings as often and as requested by the supervisor

Experience and technical competencies: 

Minimum 1 to 2 years of relevant field experience in implementation focusing on providing support in an economic inclusion or livelihoods and social protection programming in an International NGO’ or other relevant agency

Good understanding of project cycle management.

Experience working and knowledge in urban displacement responses and in multi-sectoral interventions and diverse communities.

Good planning, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding working environment.

Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to the effective and efficient delivery of project targets and aims.

Some level of understanding of IT and ERP tools commonly used in NGOs.

A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, partners, local organizations, and other stakeholders including project target communities. 

Good level of communication/interpersonal and computer skills.

Agile, self-starter with an ability to work autonomously and in a team


Bachelor degree level education in social sciences, economic, business administration, project planning or any other development related fields.


English – Fluent

Swahili – Fluent

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