Job Summary

The Project Officer (PO) will be responsible for the steering and coordination of all project activities including those implemented by partners. The PO liaises closely with relevant stakeholders in the field and ensures that organization quality standards are met.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

• Preparation and timely submission of annual and monthly work plans and budgets for approval,
• Supervision and implementation of the project in line with agreed work plans and budgets,
• Close coordination with other organization projects and particularly the cluster Displacement and Migration
• Advise on latest approaches regarding ICT applications in formal and non-formal education, as well as for all other project component,
• Ensure that all activities are carried out in a gender sensitive manner,
• Ensure close adherence to the Do No Harm principle,
• Coordinate, supervise and steer the implementation by contractual partners,
• Ensure alignment of all activities to the Turkana County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) and the Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Plan (KISEDP),
• Coordination with relevant stakeholders in the field, especially the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS), the Turkana County Government and UNHCR,
• Report any observations made during field visits on major developments including the political and institutional context that could have an influence on the implementation,
• Plan and supervise any assignments of short-term experts,
• Advise the supervisor on requirements for strategic re-alignment in view of new developments affecting project activities.
• Support in overall project management (e.g. operational planning, knowledge management, reporting, preparation of progress reports) and quality assurance,
• Support in setting up of a monitoring system where relevant, incl. documentation of project files and records, best practices and lessons learnt,
• Any other task as directed by the supervisor.

General duties
• Participate in office work with colleagues as a good team player,
• Be an active role model towards refugee and host communities as well as all partners, by adhering to a healthy personal behaviour and life style,
• Maintain a non-judgmental and supportive attitude towards colleagues, beneficiaries and partners regardless of their background,
• Represent THE ORGANIZATION towards the beneficiaries, partners and other entities including NGOs, government authorities and the UNHCR upon request by the supervisor and write
detailed back-to-office reports,
• Adhere to and respect THE ORGANIZATION guidelines on integrity as contained in the Code of Conduct and all other related documents.

Qualifications/ requirements
• University degree (Masters preferred) in social sciences, project management or related field
• At least five years of relevant work experience with proven track record in coordination, project management and project monitoring in refugee settings, preferably in Kenya or Sub-Saharan Africa (work experience in Kakuma and Turkana West is a strong asset)
• Extensive experience in implementation of innovative and digital approaches in formal and non-formal education
• Familiarity with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR)
• Profound experience in working with vulnerable groups and sound knowledge of the Do No Harm Approach
• Good command of English and Kiswahili, knowledge of Turkana is a strong asset
• Discipline and punctuality
• Good team player
• Resilience and patience
• Willingness to work in a remote duty station with limited access to amenities
• Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
• Willingness and ability to be adhere to the coordination structure in the field.

Contract Information
• Duty station: Kakuma, Turkana County, Kenya

Job Requirements
Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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