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  • Posted: Apr 4, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 14, 2024
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    SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organization which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
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    Project Officer, Leave No Youth Behind (LNYB)

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Officer will be responsible for planning, revising and implementing project activities while working with the location programs team under the leadership of the Project Manager, Leave No Youth Behind. In order to achieve these milestones, the office holder will develop a strong database for all the partners including Young Care Leavers, relevant County and National Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) private sector entities and others to champion the youth agenda. Under the supervision of Project Manager and in partnership with M&E Officers, he/she will collate and generate and submit project progress reports based on internal and external timelines and quality standards.

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

    •  Conduct regular visits to project sites to support the implementation of project activities; monitor project implementation by implementing partners, gather feedback from beneficiaries; generate and submit detailed progress reports.
    •  Assist to identify and address capacity needs and opportunities among implementing partners, networks and community groups by conducting capacity assessments and corresponding capacity strengthening plans.
    •  Assist to develop and strengthen the capacity of local implementing networks, partners and community groups in line with the capacity building plans and SOS Childdren’s Villages in Kenya’s partnership policy.
    •  Collect data on project indicators and maintain an updated database on project progress.
    •  Assist in tracking project performance at community level and report, monitor and follow up on project activities.
    •  Support the Project Manager to prepare periodic project reports based on accurate and evidence-based data/information.
    •  Identify and document human-interest stories and case studies based on the successes of implemented projects.
    •  Ensure sound financial and asset management in relation to project finances and other assets in line with SOS Childdren’s Villages in Kenya’s financial management and other related policies.
    •  Work with the project team, networks and partner implementing partners and community groups to mainstream or integrate climate change; safeguarding; data protection; localization; gender and social inclusion in the project cycle

    Minimum Qualifications & Experience Required

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences e.g. Project Management, Community Development, Sociology, Social Work or other related disciplines.
    • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in development work preferably in a NGO context in working with community/grassroots groups, networks and organizations.
    • Sound understanding on and experience working with children, youth and communities/groups living in vulnerable settings.
    • Experience working with Government agencies on development, policy influencing, formulation and implementation.
    • Sound understanding of human rights, rights based approach to programming; human rights frameworks related to children and youth.
    • Strong monitoring and evaluation experience related to development and review of monitoring plans and tools; data collection and collation; analysis; processing, documentation and report writing.
    • Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database software programs.
    • Strong communication skills; team work; empathy; conflict resolution and adaptability. 

    Method of Application

    If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send a Cover Letter & updated CV in PDF with details of 3 traceable referees one of which must be immediate former employer to addressed to the Human Resource Manager to reach us on or before 14th April 2024.

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