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  • Posted: Dec 21, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 11, 2021
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    Project Officer- Livelihoods and Resilience

    Job Summary

    Assist and guide the implementation of livelihoods and resilience interventions in NAWIRI project and provide relevant information to facilitate ability to develop activity ideas, report and monitor progress.

    Key relationships to the role:

    Internal: Programme, M&E, Finance unit staff and Head of Programs

    External: Existing and new partners, CSOs and Faith Based organizations, government institutions, Parishes, communities, and other actors.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the implementation of the all livelihoods and resilience activities with focus on building resilience and self-reliance
    • Support the scheduling and production of formal and informal reports on all aspects of the program in a timely and efficient manner; capturing the progress against approved work plans and budgets.
    • Assist in conducting community livelihoods and resilience needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livelihoods and resilience interventions.
    • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness and impact of activities and make recommendations for improvements.
    • Supporting Project Quality Assurance through organizing and supporting monitoring visits on livelihoods and resilience interventions in coordination with the relevant stakeholders.
    • Contextualize and use reporting guidelines to track and develop quality weekly updates, situational reports, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and end of projects reports, key lessons and success stories in accordance with NAWIRI and Caritas Marsabit requirements.
    • Facilitate regular Livelihoods and resilience review meetings with government, target communities and staff
    • Assist in documentation and dissemination of best practices/approaches/models on livelihood and resilience Interventions.
    • Advice the Project coordinator on necessary changes as observed on the ground in order to improve implementation of planned interventions.
    • Represent Caritas Marsabit at Sub-county level coordination and technical forums in areas of interest of livelihoods such as livestock production and natural resource management forums.
    • In collaboration with the M&E staff, ensure adherence to the project M&E framework.
    • Work closely with relevant authorities and communities to facilitate community education on Laws, Policies and Standards on livelihoods and resilience Service delivery and ensure all livelihoods and resilience interventions in the communities are in alignment with livelihoods and resilience in emergency Standards together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events
    • Conduct community mobilization and sensitization meetings with ward and community-level leaders to introduce NAWIRI and follow-up
    • Liaise with other project teams and staff to ensure that all NAWIRI interventions are well-coordinated and prioritized;
    • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness and impact of activities and make recommendations for improvements.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications:

    • Degree in Sociology, Agriculture, Community Development, Social Sciences or related field.

    Relevant working experience / skills and competencies:

    • Minimum of 3 years’ progressive experience in development or humanitarian programming including implementing livelihoods projects.
    • Demonstrated knowledge in natural resource management, making markets work for the poor and value chains development.
    • Demonstrable experience in designing and implementing projects focused on DRR, climate, drought resilience, preparedness, response and recovery.
    • Ability to conduct community needs assessments, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of resilience interventions and commitment to participatory approaches at all stages of the project cycle.
    • Understanding of partnership approach to development work and experience of working with local partners
    • Experience in reports writing especially for USAID funded projects.
    • Experience in community mobilization, needs assessment and report writing.
    • Proven proposal and reports writing skills.

    Method of Application

    Caritas Marsabit is an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified candidates to apply not later than 11th January 2021.

    The application should contain attachments of; one-page cover letter, updated CV with clear details of a daytime telephone contact, email address, names and addresses of three referees.

    All applications should be addressed to:

    The Director, Caritas Marsabit,

    P. O Box 62 – 60500,

    Marsabit,

    and submitted via email address(info@caritas-dom.org)

    NOTES:

    • The job title of the position applied for should form part of the subject matter of the email.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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