Church World Service (CWS) is an International Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1946. The mission of CWS is to transform communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. CWS’ headquarters is in USA - New York with regional representation across the world. CWS iscurrently looking for a highly qualified Project Officer to lead the management and implementation of a newly launched project that is aimed at strengthening resilience and expanding livelihood options for refugees and host communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlements.
Division: Relief and Development Program (RDP)
Duration: One year (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Project location: Kakuma Refugee Camp, Turkana County
This position is responsible for the management and implementation of the Resilience Strengthening Project for Refugees and Host Communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlements in line with the project strategies and donor requirements ensuring high technical quality. The Project Officer will also identify and nurture relationships with strategic partners both in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement; working in close coordination with CWS colleagues and partner organizations.
This position reports to the reports to the Education Regional Program Coordinator
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study (e.g., Education, Sociology, Community Development, Project Management, Business Management and any other social science) or four (4) years of paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree is required.
The Program Officer must have the ability to:
This position requires bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level, using fine finger movements and lifting/carrying heavy loads.
Incumbents in this position will be exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, dust and infectious diseases, harsh weather climates, long work hours, bumpy roads, extended travel, excessive sun exposure, and non-ventilated spaces.
Certificate of Good Conduct issued within the last one year (12 months) is required before the start of employment. Background check which includes references and an educational criminal check is required before the start of employment. The candidate should be of good health, willing and able to work in harsh environmental conditions, and have a high degree of flexibility. Employee will be entrusted with the receipt, custody and payment of money.
Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.
Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.
Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.
Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations, etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.
Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.
Successfully lead a group to achieve operational goals. Examples of skills and behaviors include priority setting; timely decision making; planning and organizing; delegation; and managing and measuring work.
Building and Leading Effective Teams
Earn the respect of team members, create strong morale and spirit on the team and utilize the unique skills of all team members. Examples of skills and behaviors including managing diverse relationships; flexibility; being open and receptive; running effective team meetings; and exhibiting integrity and trustworthiness.
Accurately anticipate future consequences and trends and translate them into the fulfillment of workable strategies and plans. Examples of skills and behaviors include problem solving; dealing with ambiguity, creativity; innovation management and business acumen.
Interested and qualified? Go to Church World Service career website on rscafrica.applicantstack.com to apply