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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 1, 2021
  • 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 Manager - FMNR

    Reporting to : Livelihood & Resilience Technical Advisor

    Grade Level : 14

    Purpose of Position

    The purpose of this position is provide project management, coordination and technical oversight to support timely and quality implementation of the FMNR Scale up Project in Kenya. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall strategic and operational management and coordination of the project, toward the realisation of the projects objective i.e. to Promote the upscaling and implementation of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) through advocacy, media, and capacity building interventions among key stakeholders in Kenya (Nakuru, Marsabit and Migori counties).

    Major Responsibilities

    Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation 35%

    • Participate and coordinate quality review and capacity building meetings of staff and stakeholders on NRM with including FMNR.
    • Integrate the FMNR activities with those of the three existing project while ensuring cost effective use of resources.
    • Support the development of training materials in line with the identified project needs for staff, partners and communities.
    • Ensure Operation standards of the project are maintained leading to acceptable audit performance
    • Participate in the implementation of financial and operational Prior Audits.
    • Ensure timely and effective implementation of all project interventions as well as the successful achievement of proposed outcomes and intended impacts.
    • Ensure proper application of business processes, standards and guidelines related to the project in accordance with the donor requirements.
    • Ensure financial aspect of the project are adhered to in compliance with Donor set standards.
    • Monitor and support through cluster accountants, timely and appropriate utilization of the project budgeted resources to ensure project expenditure remains within the acceptable levels.
    • Ensure that GIZ grant requirements is adhered to during project implementation and that monitoring and the relevant reports (weekly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual) are submitted in a timely manner and meet the donor quality expectations.
    • In collaboration with design monitoring and evaluation team, Consultants, AP team, ensure all project indicators are properly baselined, monitoring and mid or end term evaluation project is done as per the proposal and Detailed Implementation plans (DIP) and that any recommendations are promptly acted upon.
    • Use Monitoring data to compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports for forwarding to the Regional manager, NO as well as support office as advised.
    • Ensure implementation of risk and audit recommendations

    Technical and Strategic leadership and management 25%

    • Ensure project’s initiatives meet or exceed planned outcomes and in full compliance with the projects guidelines and donor requirements.
    • Provide field level technical support in the implementation of the project within the three counties.
    • Support introduction of new and existing technology and ensure FMNR initiated interventions are sustainable
    • Develop appropriate implementation strategies for the Project as per approved PDD and budgets.
    • Ensure social inclusion (mainstreaming gender and youth) and conflict sensitive programming.
    • Provide a linkage and coordination between the project with support office and L&R National office staff.

    Partnership, Coordination, Networking and Resource Acquisition 25%

    • Represent the project and WVK in forums as approved by CL&HHR TP manager.
    • Coordinate and Manage Relationships with the key project stakeholders
    • Engage with and manage relationships between Partners, and act as the main link between the project and World Vision Germany and GIZ.
    • Support development and implementation of MoU framework clearly specifying the roles and responsibilities of Project’s partners/stakeholders.
    • Participate in Nakuru, Marsabit and Migori Counties Environmental Stakeholders forums/technical working groups as well as articulating project’s objectives in the forum.
    • Increase the visibility of WVK and GIZ by maintaining active engagement and advocacy on FMNR matters.
    • Participate in development of innovative FMNR, Climate Change Adaptation and other Resilience Building concepts and proposals for building community resilience for fundraising as well as marketing FMNR to various Learning forums.
    • Build and Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with partners at the counties, including visits by donors.
    • Strengthen networking with relevant government departments especially Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Water and Irrigation, Forestry and Natural Resources, to lobby for their active participation in building relevant structures for sustainability.
    • Ensure good working relations with the County governors/ Executive Committee Members as well as Legislative arm of the County Governments.
    • Ensure active engagement on policy at both the National and County level on issues to do with sustainable use of natural resources.
    • Ensure that Project interventions are in synergy with other related projects within the Nakuru, Marsabit and Migori counties for sustainability.

    Reporting learning and documentation 10%

    • Ensure identification, documenting and sharing of best practices, change stories and lesson learnt over the project implementation period.
    • Ensure quality monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual reports are compiled and submitted in a timely manner in line with the donor requirements.
    • Ensure production and dissemination of communications resources of the project to key stakeholder.

    Other responsibilities 5%

    • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor or designee
    • Attend and participate in daily and weekly chapel and devotional meetings.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • The jobholder must have a Degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Environmental Studies or Agro-forestry related.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in the above fields and with some experience in Agriculture.
    • He/she must have proven supervisory and project management experience in the related fields.
    • Experience working with NGOs will be an added advantage.
    • Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery.
    • Proven experience working with different stakeholders in matters of environment and climate change
    • Communications advocacy strength with rich NRM experience
    • National scope/wide view of issues
    • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation.
    • Strong Project management background, with skills in budget management.
    • Experience in building capacity of national technical staff during support supervisions.
    • Excellent writing and programme reporting skills.
    • Experience in working with donors, government and other stakeholders.
    • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).

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    Technical Specialist - NRM

    Reporting to : Program Manager - IMARA Program

    Grade Level : 13

    Work Location : Dol Dol

    Purpose of Position

    The purpose of this position is to offer Natural Resource Management (NRM) technical support in implementation, capacity building, coordination and monitoring functions of IMARA Program in Laikipia North

    Major Responsibilities

    Technical Program design, Planning and Implementation 40%

    • To provide effective, innovative and technical leadership in the IMARA Program towards reaching the Program goal.
    • Responsible for the implementation of all activities in the IMARA Program with focus on Restoration of rangelands, Rangeland/dry land forest management, DRM and Renewable energy options in partnership with partners within the consortium
    • Work with CBOs, Group Ranches, Partners to restore degraded rangelands – Acacia Raficiens, Opuntia, Mathenge etc
    • Provision of technical skills in integrated natural resource management practices and governance across communities and partners in targeted areas
    • Train the partners, selected NRM CBOs, Group Ranches and partners on the various recommended focal areas (Community Based Natural Resource management, Dry land forestry, Sustainable energy options, soil and water conservation, Disaster Risk management, NRM Advocacy and policy influence etc).
    • Develop a Program capacity building plan of action for partners, CBOs and Community Owned Resource Persons as per context with specific focus on NRM.
    • Ensure timely and efficient expenditure at acceptable levels as per donor requirements
    • Actively participate in the collection and collation of views from stakeholders for the development of Program plans and budgets
    • Providing strategic leadership and supporting collaborative partnership engagements within the IMARA NRM focus areas across county
    • Contribute to effective and timely implementation of all levels of interventions and initiatives with communities and partners;

    Partnership, networking and resource acquisition 35%

    • Gender and Youth integration in program activities through the implementation strategies.
    • Coordinate stakeholder / partner forums on IMARA counties strengthening strategic NRM alliances.
    • Coordinate reflection and learning forums for community and partners for purposes of providing forums for experiential learning & reflection.
    • Strengthen advocacy on prioritization and increased resource allocation for NRM related activities by county government and other CSOs.
    • Build capacity on community groups on advocacy to engage service providers and participate in forums to relating to sustainable NRM and related interventions

    Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting & Documentation 20%

    • Participate/Support Program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices
    • Coordinate joint monitoring visits with key partners to track and document Program progress in target areas
    • Actively participate in NRM Technical working groups both inhouse and external.
    • Support the development and submission of Program reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards.
    • Support development of technical papers and or policy briefs on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

    Other responsibilities 5%

    • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor or designee
    • Attend and participate in daily and weekly chapel and devotional meetings.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Rangeland Management, Forestry, or Climate Change;
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in implementing sustainable natural resource management (SNRM) Programs in ASAL/degraded parts of Kenya integrating livelihoods strengthening; with demonstrable competencies in designing, planning, implementation, documenting, record-keeping and reporting;
    • ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player
    • Must have skills and ability to provide training and mentorships;
    • S/he must be a self-starter, able to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships.
    • Experience working with private sector, local communities, institutions, governmental and traditional authorities in ASAL regions;
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;
    • Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player

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