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  • Posted: Dec 1, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Project Officer - Peace Building - Lodwar

    Key Responsibilities:

    Peace Building management in the AP

    • Provide support for responsible and accountable management and coordination of the ECaP activities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei in accordance with WV Policies and guidelines to WV Kenya.
    • Promote good stewardship and high accountability through efficient and economical utilization of resources in the project
    • Liaise closely with the Project Manager, Senior Manager Disaster Management and AP Manager in all matters pertaining to effective management and implementation of Peace Building activities in the area program.
    • Liaise with the Project Manager and the Senior Manager Disaster Management   to handle visitors including donors, partners, support offices and national office staff visiting the project.
    • Work closely with other peace stakeholder in Turkana County to foster peace in Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

    Carry out project    design, implementation, monitoring and reporting

    • Execute activities as per ECaP  Detailed Implementation Plan timely and responsibly
    • Monitor progress of activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on LEAP framework.
    • Participate in program design process specifically in assessments and generating community priority needs in Peace Building
    • Generate regular monthly, quarterly and annual site Peace Building reports
    • Support ECaP  staff  and partners to implement and monitor project activities towards realization of project outputs in a timely and effective manner
    • Participate in project periodic review meetings

    Representation and Networking

    • Represent ECaP in Peace Building Forums at the field level and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations
    • Establish and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding  project activities to ensure and promote a coordinated  approach to project implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and to keep the Project Manager and  the National Peace Building Coordinator informed on the same
    • Develop a network of gathering and documenting of information relevant  to Peace Building operations
    • Establish appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the County and neighboring counties. 

    Community mobilization and sensitization

    • Assist communities identify their priorities, opportunities and resources for effective Peace Building project implementation
    • Facilitate communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community ownership and sustainability of Peace Building program through sports, cultural events, national and international events
    •  Facilitate awareness creation and sensitization of communities in Peace Building
    •  Enhance synergies within the communities to achieve integration and attainment of regional peace objectives
    •  Facilitate peace forums aimed at promoting peace in communities including elders dialogue sessions, women forums and Peace Committee forums
    •  Facilitate identification and capacity building of community leadership and community based organizations in Peace Building matters
    • Enhance and sensitize communities and partners in Local Capacities for Peace (LCP) and ensure LCP and Do No Harm (DNH) principles are mainstreamed in development planning across different sectors of the project

    Qualification, Knowledge and Skills

    • Requires a degree in Peace-Building, Sociology, International Relations, Conflict studies or other related field and at least 2 years field experience working with Communities in Peace-Building programming focusing on children and familiar with program design and management in an NGO context.
    • Experience in working with communities. Very strong communication skills
    • Knowledge of humanitarian industry including sphere standards (Core Humanitarian Standards), NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter, LCP and DNH.
    • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
    • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment
    • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
    • Ability to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is a requirement
    • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement
    • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context
    • Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos and participation in devotions
    • The holder of this position must be in possession of a valid motorcycle riding license and able to ride.
    • Knowledgeable of MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.

    Method of Application

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