Program Officer Turkana County - National Position
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Malteser International (MI) is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas,Â Asiaand the Middle East, we support people in needÂ â regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.Â Malteser International has been present in Kenya since 2001 with focus on health, WASH, Food Security, and livelihood programs in Nairobi, Marsabit and Turkana Counties.
MI is implementing a three-and-a-half-year emergency response in Turkana County called Malteser International - Emergency Programme Africa (MI-EPA), with funding from the German Federation Foreign office, that aims to provide lifesaving support for people affected by crisis in Kenya by improving their response to shock. The project will be directly implemented in Turkana West Sub-County with strategic engagements with Turkana County Government. The mode of implementation will be both partner led (AIC Health Ministries and Kakuma Mission Hospital) and direct implementation in close collaboration with key partners within Turkana County Government and within Kakuma Refugee Camp and host communities.
Malteser International is seeking to recruit a motivated and experienced Program Officer to provide oversight in the implementation of the MIEPA project in Turkana County.
As a Program Officer, you will be part of a dedicated team in developing and implementing strategic interventions that promote sustainable livelihoods, economic recovery, and resilience for affected populations, in line with MI's country development plan. In addition, the Program Officer will provide overall leadership and guidance to the project teams and partners within Turkana County. This will also entail collaboration with the county governmentâs officers and other non-state actors implementing programs in the areas of implementation especially in the sectors of WASH, FNSL and Health.Â
Your responsibilities:Plan and coordinate Malteser International activities with core national and international partners and other stakeholders in collaboration with relevant Government offices Act as the liaison person for Malteser International including updates on the Country Developments plans and strategic direction and represent the MI projects at local authorities and partners at county level Monitor and evaluate regular project progress based on goals, objectives, and results with attention to core and wider stakeholders and process management and together with MI local partners, organize and monitor regular project development including field site visits to ensure continued progress Prepare comprehensive monthly and quarterly reports of all activities carried out as per the assigned projects and submit them to the country office Setting up an evidence and forecast based action plan that includes early action protocols for various scenarios, intervention methods, and attributing fueling costs to possible interventions Participate and play an active role in coordination meetings, workshops, and stakeholder meetings especially in the MI core sectors of One Health, WASH, Health and FNSL Contribute to the development of local strategies/action plans and ensure linkage to the Malteser Country development plan
Your profile:Graduate degree in Public Health/Water and Sanitation/Environmental health and any related field, and at least five years hands-on project experience in public health, community health advocacy, management, and coordination of stakeholders and teams Experience in M&E comprehensive data collection, management, compilation, and analysis Demonstrate collaborative approach including working with government officials, non-Governmental organization within the county of operation and community stakeholders Possesses initiative and can work with minimum supervision Good interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and support others in their work Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet, etc Familiarity with the context and dynamics of implementing ASAL projects including understanding of the socioeconomic and political factors influencing livelihood opportunities in a similar context is an added advantage
What we offer:Start Date: As soon as possible Duty Station: Turkana County Duration of contract: 1 year renewableÂ Salary according to qualification and experience, medical insurance package will be provided.
Working for Malteser International
MalteserÂ isÂ anÂ equalopportunityemployerÂ andÂ welcomesapplicationsfromÂ allÂ people,Â regardless ofgender,Â confessionororigin.
Malteser International is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Malteser International conducts reference and background checks for all staff (including criminal records check for specific roles). Any candidate offered a job with Malteser International will be expected to sign MIâs Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Whether you work as a specialist on overseas service or in one of our regional offices - we offer you a challenging working environment in an experienced international team. More than 1,000 national and international staff are currently deployed in various crisis and disaster areas around the world as well as in our regional offices in Cologne and New York City.
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