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  • Posted: Mar 12, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 21, 2021
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  • World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
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    Program Officer – Livelihood and Resilience

    Reporting To: Child Learning and Household Resilience Manager.

    Grade Level: 15

    Purpose of Position

    To ensure successful implementation of the Livelihood and Resilience projects including; Food Security (FS), Economic Development (ED) and Environmental & Climate Change (ECC) grant and sponsorship projects, all aimed at contributing to the improved children wellbeing outcomes within the Area Programs.

    Major Responsibilities

    L&R Grants Tracking and Reporting, 30%

    • Ensure successful roll out and implementation of L&R grants at the ADP and Regional levels’ including timely start of grants projects;
    • Effective follow up on L & R project implementation to ensure they are timely and as per design document and donor standards;
    • Technical support rendered in analyzing and utilizing relevant monitoring data by different stakeholders to AP and grant projects teams.
    • Standardized monitoring tools applied by project teams including appropriate monitoring for Child wellbeing targets;
    • Lessons learned from different projects shared to enhance local planning and implementation, modifications that might be necessary at the local level suggested based on evidence and lessons learned.
    • Implementation and expenditure levels regularly reviewed & tracked and work plans and budgets managed with the finance team.
    • Timely follow up on implementation of project audit recommendations.
    • Effective cross-functional linkages established among L & R projects and between other Technical Programs.
    • Timely recruitment of Project staff supported and new staff properly oriented on L&R specific programming processes, products and specific donor requirements;
    • Staff capacity built on specific grants programming guidelines as per donor specifications.

    Expected End Results

    • Timely and quality execution of grant projects
    • Lessons learnt during project implementation are applied to improve implementation
    • The projects are up to date with their expenditures without any under/overdentures
    • Ensure that all audit queries are responded are acted upon and/or responded to on time
    • The incoming project staff understand the project well as well as WVK systems that will ensure effective implementation.

    Quality Assurance and Technical Support, 20%

    • Ensure assessments, designs, monitor and evaluation of Projects in alignment with set standards realized;
    • Ensure that Project designs and implementation plans are reviewed and appraised;
    • Timely and relevant analysis and recommendations provided to project leadership and staff ;
    • Ensure well-coordinated baselines and evaluation processes and participation in these events;
    • Implementation of established guidelines and policies monitored for critical milestones in the life cycle of L&R projects during surveys, reviews, evaluations and reports.
    • Management and donors notified of any significant changes through regular communication.
    • Relevant data from across area programs and grant projects collated, analyzed and interpreted in a systematic way
    • Regular narrative and financial progress reports prepared and shared (monthly, quarterly, semi- annual and annual reports) with the NO, Government, SO, donors and other partners.
    • Support baseline surveys/assessments/situational analysis on L&R needs, community including reviewing of ToRs and Supply Chain Management in recruitment of Consultants.
    • M & E plans are compiled and indicator tracking tables are tracked and updated.
    • Appropriate use of information management systems for L&R grants for management decision making;
    • Tracking of the set targets and report on project’s contribution to the Well-Being of children
    • Documentation of all projects initiatives for accountability well-coordinated;
    • Lessons learned from monitoring shared with national office operations staff in a way that supports ongoing learning and development
    • The L&R projects profiled internally and externally in liaison with the Communications department;

    Expected End Results

    • Timely and quality execution of project M&E activities
    • Donor guidelines and expectations are met
    • Cross learning among projects enhanced for synergy;
    • Donors are updated on the progress in the implementation of their projects
    • Completed projects reports are consistent with National Office strategic objectives and WV standards and donor requirements
    • Effective management of project data at national level.
    • Projects are well documented for marketing and sharing of experiences;
    • Best practices in RFNS well documented and shared with donors through WVI channels

    Resource Acquisition 25%

    • Ensure timely and accurate funding proposals are developed in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with the other L&R sector specialists and RAM;
    • Calls and queries by Government, Donors and Support Offices on the projects effectively responded to in coordination with RAM and L & R leadership
    • Concepts and proposals to deepen and scale up the impact of the projects and other livelihood initiatives developed in close liaison with RAM and the other L&R team

    Expected End Results

    • All planned activities are sufficiently funded with high quality grants and PNS proposal/concepts win rate (>80%)
    • Meeting and/or exceeding yearly approved L&R resource/funding targets
    • WV Kenya is a preferred choice for Support Offices, Donors, Government and other Partners

    Advocacy, Networking and Engagement with Strategic & New Partnerships Development, 20%

    • Representation of WV Kenya in key L&R stakeholder forums/meetings at the National level;
    • Effective linkages and collaboration forged with key structures that include the GoK’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, the Ministry of Irrigation, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, UN, Donors and other INGOS and International Agencies;
    • Support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery provided and Community capacity enhanced for participation in policy & advocacy;
    • Effective networks established with stakeholders at County and National level
    • SO and donor field visits coordinated in liaison with RAM and L & R teams,
    • SO and donor queries and requests are timely and satisfactorily responded to

    Expected End Results

    • Effective representation of WV Kenya in appropriate fora and partnerships
    • Strengthened and functioning L&R TP Strategic Partnerships & Networks
    • Increased L&R Policy advancement
    • Communities are mobilized and participate in L&R interventions;
    • Sustained donor engagement for L&R TP resource mobilization

    Other duties 5%

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness/Agricultural Extension Forestry/Natural Resource Management/Environmental Studies/Livestock Production, Agricultural Engineering/Biosystems Engineering, or a closely related field from a recognized university: higher degree will be an added advantage
    • At least 5 years of work experience in Livelihoods & Food Security and related sectors;
    • Experience in designing, planning, implementation, supervising, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of Livelihoods and Resilience related projects;
    • Experience with LEAP and WV partnership Management Information Systems such PMIS, Horizon, etc. is an added advantage.
    • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands
    • Ample experience in capacity building, public relations, be a strong team player and have good facilitation skills,
    • Should have a good technical grasp of core L & R programming models and FS sector guidelines and standards
    • Proficient in written and spoken English and with strong writing skills
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage at a strategic level with government and other stakeholders
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds;
    • Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals
    • Independence and self -motivated.
    • Budgetary and financial management skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya on careers.wvi.org to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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