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  • Posted: Oct 18, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 28, 2021
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  • The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is a family of Christian communions and organisations in fellowship and witness. It was established in June 1913 during the United Missionary Conference held at Thogoto, near Nairobi. The delegates in the conference, representing the missionary institutions working in the country at the time, affirmed their...
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    Project Officer – Self-Help Groups & Food Security

    JOB TITLE: PROJECT OFFICER-SELF-HELP GROUPS & FOOD SECURITY
    COMMENCEMENT DATE: JANUARY, 2022
    DUTY STATION: NCCK IKUTHA CCCD OFFICE
    DURATION: 1 YEAR, RENEWABLE CONTRACT BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    The Project Officer (PO) will report to Project Coordinator (PC). The Project Officer collaborate with the other Project Officers to oversee smooth implementation of project activities as per KITUI CCCD project Multi-annual and Annual plan. The PO will take full leadership for the thematic area for which (s)he is responsible and ensures good complimentarity and integration with other thematic areas of the project.The PO will ensure good stewardship of the organization’s resources and ensure successful delivery of high impact, high quality and cost-effective programs to the Project beneficiaries. The Project Officer will receive day-to-day supervision from the KITUI CCCD Project Coordinator.

     FIELD OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Result Area 1:

    1. In cooperation with the CCCD project team, the PO will actively contribute to the contextualized design of the CCCD program, including contributing to:
    2. Development and/or updating of the CCCD project Theory of Change and Multi-annual plan;
    3. Development of CCCD Annual plans and budgets, based on the Multi-annual plan;
    4. Development of CCCD Annual Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) framework;
    5. Development of CCCD Annual and Quarterly Work plans.

    Result Area 2:

    1. In cooperation with the CCCD team, the PO oversees smooth implementation of Project activities for the thematic focus areas (Self Help Groups & Food security), including:
    2. Developing a Quarterly Work plan for thematic focus areas and ensuring good balance of activities per Quarter to ensure Quarterly and annual targets are reached;
    3. Overseeing successful implementation of activities for the thematic focus areas as per the Annual plan;
    4. Ensuring the program achieves the maximum impact on its beneficiaries by providing good program supervision for SHGs and Food security initiatives;
    5. Participating in regular (quarterly) programmatic reflection sessions with other POs and the PC;
    6. Coordinating regular program feedback sessions from beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the SHG and food security sector;
    7. Ensuring complimentarity between the focus areas and other thematic activities in the Project;
    8. Represent the organization well to its beneficiaries and stakeholders;
    9. Collaborating with other experts in the area of SHGs and Food security to maximize both learning and complimentarity;
    10. Documenting best practices and lessons learnt, and applying these in the next planning cycle.

    Result Area 3:

    1. Ensure proper program and financial accountability:
    2. Ensures proper time and resource management towards quality program delivery;
    3. Ensure proper planning of the activities for timely funds requests;
    4. Ensures  the segments of Project Supplier payment documents and cash requests are provided to the PC on time;
    5. Ensures proper accountability for all funds received through the Project office;
    6. Ensures the segments of the finance reports and corresponding supporting documents are completed and sent to the PC on time;
    7. Ensures the segments of narrative reports, Annual plans, budgets and PMEL database are provided to the PC on time.

    Result Area 4

    1. Proactively manage any risks to the project and/or organization.

     JOB SPECIFICATION AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO THE JOB

    Level of Education/Academic Qualification

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Business development  or other relevant field from recognized university

    Specialised Training/Professional Qualifications

    1. Community Mobilisation Skills
    2. Planning and Organisational Skills
    3. Fund raising skills

    Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

    1. Ability to speak the local language
    2. Mature Committed and Christian
    3. Strong analytical and planning skills
    4. Ability to multitask and work with minimum supervision
    5. Self-motivated and ability to take initiative
    6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    7. Strong inter-personal and communication skills

    Relevant Job Experience

    1. Minimum 2 years experience in community development work, especially in rural areas;

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    Program Coordinator

    JOB TITLE: PROGRAM COORDINATOR
    COMMENCEMENT DATE: JANUARY, 2022
    WORK STATION: NCCK IKUTHA CCCD OFFICE
    DURATION: 1 YEAR, RENEWABLE CONTRACT BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    The Project Cordinator ( PC) will take full leadership of the KITUI CCCD project and oversee the smooth implementation of project activities as per the Multi-annual and Annual plan.The project coordinator will provide support to staff and ensure ensure successful delivery of high impact, high quality and cost-effective program to the project beneficiaries.

    FIELD OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Result Area 1:

    In cooperation with the project team, the PC will  actively contribute to the designing of the IKUTHA CCCD program:

    1.  Ensure development of CCCD Annual and Quarterly Work plans.
    2.  Ensure development of CCCD Annual plans and budgets, based on the Multi-annual plan;
    3.  Ensure CCCD Annual Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) framework are carried out and updated;
    4.  Provide updates on CCCD project Theory of Change, strategic plan and Multi-annual plan;

    Result area 2:

    Ensure implementation of  specific thematic areas (Education, ECD, Program Sponsorship, Children Groups, Parent Groups, Farmers Groups,  SHGs, Youth and Work and  Water, Sanitation & Hygiene – WASH):

    1. Ensure networks and collaborating with other stakeholders  in the CCCD thematic areas  for learning and sharing of ideas;
    2. Ensuring maximum impact of the program is achieved on the benefeciaries by  providing good supervision for thematic areas initiatives;
    3. Ensure regular feedback sessions from beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the thematic focus areas;
    4. Development of Quarterly Work plan for the thematic areas and ensuring planned targets are reached;
    5. Ensuring  successful implementation of activities for the thematic focus areas as per the Annual plan;
    6. Ensure Participation  in regular  program reflection sessions with other NCCK staff;
    7. Documenting best practices and lessons learnt, and applying these in the next planning cycle.

    Result areas 3:

    1. Ensure implementation of CCCD social and economic program:
    2.  Ensure implementation of CCCD social and economic program activities as per the Annual plan;
    3. Ensure the implementation of the CCCD’s Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) framework;
    4. Ensuring good balance of activities per Quarter based on the Annual Work plan;
    5. Conduct regular reflection sessions with staff and community facilitators on progress made and way forward for the program.
    6. Ensure Coordination with key stakeholders on information sharing and provide updates on project progress and partnership.
    7. Providing oversight role to ensure quality and cost effective program delivery

    Result area 4:

    1. Ensuring proper financial accountability:
    2. Ensure timely  funds requests for activities for IKUTHA site office;
    3. Ensure proper accountability for all funds received through the Project office;
    4. Ensures that the activity funds requests, corresponding supporting documents and finance reports are sent to the Programme Manager and Project Accountant are accurate and made on time;
    5. Coordinate with the Regional Manager to ensure that CCCD Project Supplier documents and corresponding payments are accurate and are made on time;

    Result area 5:

    Responsible for supervision of staff and office operations.

    1. Liaises with Programme Manager to ensure that job descriptions,contracts and appraisals are up-to-date;
    2. In conjuction project  staff identify opportunities for learning and capacity building;
    3. Holds regular meetings with the  CCCD Project staff (and NCCK program staff) as needed.
    4. Ensures timely submission of the Quarterly and Annual narrative and finance reports (including PMEL database) to Program Manager.

    JOB SPECIFICATION AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO THE JOB

    Level of Education/Academic Qualification

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, community development or other relevant field from recognized university

    Specialised Training/Professional Qualifications

    1. Community Mobilisation Skills
    2. Planning and Organisational Skills
    3. Fund raising skills

    Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

    1. Ability to speak the local language
    2. Mature Committed and Christian
    3. Ability to multitask and work with minimum supervision
    4. Self-motivated and ability to take initiative
    5. Excellent computer skills
    6. Strong inter-personal and communication skills

    Relevant Job Experience

    1. Three to five years experience in community development work, especially in rural areas

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    Household Economic Strengthening Officer

    JOB TITLE: Household Economic Strengthening Officer (1 Post)
    DUTY STATION: Thika
    DURATION: 11 Months

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    1. Provide Leadership in Implementation of OVC Household economic empowerment program as guided by the case plans in collaboration with Field agent Supervisors (FAS).

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Support and mentor beneficiaries in Savings for Transformation Groups (S4Ts) to utilize their full potentials.
    2. Act as the focal person in management of HES system used in tracking progress of HES interventions
    3. Training, supervising the FAS and the Household Economic Strengthening community business trainers (CBT) and providing necessary technical support.
    4. Grouping OVC caregivers based on their Vulnerability category and providing them with the appropriate empowerment package to achieve sustainable economic ventures that earn them enough income to meet household and OVC basic needs.
    5. Prudent planning for and utilization of project resources for economic strengthening.
    6. Cultivate community ownership of the HES interventions to enhance sustainability.
    7. Continually liaise with the project Coordinator and project technical officers on project progress, challenges and support required to deliver on the project objectives.
    8. Map and Promote linkages to suitable enabling economic products and services for caregivers in the project.
    9. Work with the DCS, youth and agricultural departments and Private Sector Actors to advocate for linkage of caregivers to GOK cash transfers, in kind agricultural support and other subsidies.
    10. Target older youth from OVC households who are out of school and support uptake of marketable vocational skills training, apprenticeships and appropriate economic strengthening initiatives.
    11. Support school based agricultural enterprises in schools with significant OVC presence.
    12. Convene regular review forums with key stakeholders and service providers in household economic strengthening.
    13. Monitoring and evaluation of the economic strengthening activities and making recommendations for improvement of intervention.
    14. In collaboration with project staff and CBT Document best practice, progress and success stories for inclusion in the periodic project reports.

    JOB SPECIFICATION AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO THE JOB

    Level of Education/Academic Qualification

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Business administration and management, Agro business, Economics, community development or equivalent degree or
    2.  Diploma in the stated Fields with over 3 years’ experience

    Other Competencies / Abilities / Skills Required

    1. Computer literate (MS Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint, Ms Outlook, Internet)
    2. Excellent problem-solving skills
    3. Financial management skills
    4. Strong interpersonal communication and cross- cultural skills
    5. High personal integrity
    6. Creativity and innovativeness in business
    7. Decision making skills and ability to work under minimum supervision
    8. Professional proficiency in one or more local languages of the operational area
    9. Have a certificate of good conduct

    Relevant Job Experience

    1. Experience in undertaking economic empowerment work among disadvantaged rural households.

    Method of Application

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

     

    Interested candidates should visit NCCK Job Application form to fill the Recruitment Form not later than 12:00 pm on October 28, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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