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  • Posted on: 8 November, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    ChildFund is an international child-centered development organization. We are a member of the ChildFund Alliance; a global network of 12 organizations that assists more than 15 million children in 58 countries around the world. ChildFund Kenya works through 13 consolidated local partners (LP’s) comprised of 38 community organizations in 26 counties. The thematic areas that we focus on are Child Protection, Household Economic Strengthening, Early Childhood Development, Education, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Emergency Response, Health and Nutrition. Our three-fold mission is to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children improve their lives and become adults who bring positive changes to their communities; to promote societies that value, protect and advance the worth and rights of children; and to enrich supporters’ lives through their support of our cause.

    ChildFund Kenya, a Reputable Non-Governmental Organization That Serves All People Regardless Of Ethnicity, Gender, Race Or Religion Is Seeking To Recruit a Self-motivated And Dynamic Individual For The Following Position


    Project Officer -Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change adaptation (DRR/CCA)


    Job description

    Scope of the Role

    Under the supervision of and in regular consultation with the supervisor, implement the Marsabit Disaster Risk Reduction Project ( DRR), Responsible for the technical contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to advance the survival and well-being of children and Pregnant and Lactating Mothers in affected communities within the County. Additionally, provide necessary technical support, related trainings, follow-up, and guidance to the staff, targeted community members, stakeholders and partners and also provide feedback and reports to the Project Manager including ChildFund Country Office within stipulated timeframes.

    Duties And Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the implementationof the all activities in the livelihoods and resilience project with focus on DRR/CCA in partnership with targeted communities and other stakeholders within the County.
    • Contribute to effective and timely implementation of Community Led-DRR/CCA interventions and initiatives with communities and partners.
    • Mobilize and sensitize representatives from line Government ministries, County Government and other stakeholders to proactively take part in strengthening community resilience to shocks caused by drought.
    • Develop and impart necessary trainings for staff, community members and partners related to DRR strategies and community based approaches.
    • Jointly with partners carry out vulnerability and capacity assessment exercises and develop and update hazard risk maps.
    • Develop and maintain networks with core actors for benefit of coordination and synergies on DRR, Early Warning/Early Action and emergency response/recovery.
    • Support the contingency planning process putting into consideration disaster preparedness and response interventions.
    • Liaise with the Project Manager and County DRR/CCA coordination arm of the Government in carrying baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations and document lessons learnt and recommendations as per ChildFund and donor requirements and procedures.
    • Coordinate with the Project Manager and Project MEAL Officer to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner.
    • Participate in concepts and proposal development and general resource mobilization/acquisition.
    • Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports for onward transmission to Project Manager, and Country Office based DRR/CCA contact person capturing the progress against approved work plans and budgets.
    • Attend monthly planning meetings and other stakeholder meetings as called upon from time to time.
    • Regularly document success stories, key learnings/innovation for sharing across the partnership.

    For full job description details and submission of applications, please use the link on our website: https://www.childfund.org/aboutus/whoweare/careers/

    Deadline for submission of applications is on Tuesday, 20th November 2018.

    ChildFund is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

    All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background and reference checks. The position is open to Kenya citizens. Only short listed candidates will be contacted

    Required Skills

    • Degree in Disaster Management, Development Studies or any other discipline in social sciences.
    • Demonstrable technical capacity in disaster risk management, resilience and rural development.

    Required Experience

    Minimum 3 years’ experience in designing and supporting the implementation of DRR and resilience building through livelihoods programmes.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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