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Program Manager - KBD Program - Northern Region

World Vision

Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management

Ensure proper planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Kenya Big Dream project interventions in the project areas. Provide technical support and leadership to Project Officers, Accountant and drivers to enable them effectively guide and support project interventions in the County. Ensure all project interventions are implemented within schedule, plans and budgets and regularly review project status. Ensure that the project interventions are integrated with the Technical Programmes and cross cutting themes. Ensure identification of local needs and resources and take appropriate programming measures. Ensure Mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues (Gender, CC, environment, advocacy, disability etc) across all project interventions Establish operational priorities and monitor performance targets for the respective field project staff Ensure that project initiatives meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with WVK, the donor and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines. Ensure that managerial, administrative, and financial procedures comply with World Vision and donor guidelines, policies, business processes. Serve as the official contact person and provide overall project management and strategic direction for the project

Design Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

Lead in the development of the project design and ensure compliance with WVK and donor guidelines and standards. Work closely with MEAL Officer to effectively support the project to carry out all tracking and assessments – baselines, assessments, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with donor requirements. Ensure timely and effective implementation of all project interventions as well as the successful achievement of project outcomes, outputs and intended impacts. Ensure timely and appropriate utilization of the budgeted project resources. Ensure proper application of business processes, standards and guidelines related to the project in accordance with the donor requirements. Ensure that the project achieves acceptable financial and operational audit results by implementing activities in accordance with established norm and policies. Ensure that all the activities are implemented and evaluated in accordance with the WVK and donor standards. Support the project officers to set up and maintain effective complaints and feedback mechanisms to ensure that beneficiary concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. Ensure that an effective and participatory and effective M&E system is established in a decentralized manner. Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the project agreement and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed in the design of project M&E. Ensure quality monthly, quarterly, semi annual and annual reports are compiled and submitted in a timely manner in line with the donor requirements. Ensure a joint monitoring schedule is in place and executed. In consultations with Communications office, develop context specific and appropriate documentation on best practices and lessons learnt. In consultation with MEAL officer, ensure effective reflection and learning forums in the county.

Capacity Building

Identification and sharing of capacity building gaps among project staff, communities and partners. Lead the project in capacity building initiatives for staff, communities and partners to enable them effectively advocate for and implement project interventions. Ensure ongoing coaching and mentoring of project staff in order to ensure that they are able to perform and achieve the desired results.

Advocacy, Engagement and Networking

Ensure adequate representation with the donor, the Government of Kenya officials (National and County), private sector, Civil Society Groups, including Faith-Based Groups. Ensure close working collaboration with key Government line ministries and other like-minded partners. Ensure that Project beneficiaries and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical aspects being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets. Ensure effective mobilization of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to accountable through utilization of advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) Actively participate and contribute to County level technical working groups to learn, share and inform policies/strategies relevant to project.

Resource Mobilization

Map resource mobilization opportunities at local level and develop concepts and proposals in collaboration with the Cluster, Regional and National office teams. Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions. Facilitate successful donor visits. Ensure organizational visibility at the county level and beyond Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time. Participate and contribute in committees and task forces which you may be appointed to Participate and lead devotions as appropriate

Knowledge/Qualifications for the Role.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences preferably in child development, humanitarian aid/development, child rights, public policy, law, sociology / social work or other related field (A bachelor’s degree in Education and experience working in child protection: including child protection program design, implementation and monitoring will be considered) A degree in Social work, Anthropology, Project Planning and Management, Agriculture/Agricultural Economics or a closely related field from a recognized University with relevant work experience working with International non governmental organizations will be considered. Must have a minimum of five years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, and implementation; supervising and reporting on integrated development projects. A good understanding of International, Regional and National framework on human rights for women and children such as Convections on the Rights of the Child, Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, Africa Charter on the Rights and Welfare of Children, Prohibition of female Genital Mutilation Act, Children Act among others. Experience in GBV/FGM projects at community level with proven leadership experience. Experience in working with partners including State Department of Gender affairs, Ant FGM Board, Children Department, local organization (CBO,FBO). Good understanding of State Department of Gender affairs, Ant FGM Board, Children Department, Child Protection, GBV/FGM programming models, standards and guidelines, Child protection Information Management guidelines and Systems. Good understanding and working experience of Advocacy Approaches and referral systems. Experience supporting strategic programme development including successful proposal development for humanitarian donors Strong evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills Budgetary and financial management skills Highly flexible and organized, able to manage multiple, simultaneous demands and willing to take on new tasks on an ad hoc basis Ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment while adhering to deadlines Proficient in written and spoken Kiswahili and English. Notable experience of deployment in response to rapid and slow onset emergencies, including in a programme lead role

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