FaIDA Project Manager, Livelihoods Project Officer, M&E Officer and Finance Officer Jobs in Alinjugur Garissa Kenya

Background Information:
 
Fafi Integrated Development
Association (FaIDA) is an NGO operating in Fafi District. FaIDA has
received funding support from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) under
the Kenya Drought Recovery Program. 
The project will
support restoration of livestock assets and provide training
to pastoralists in animal health, improved animal husbandry practices and
marketing. 
In order to implement the project successfully FaIDA seeks to fill the positions to be based in Alinjugur.
Position Title: Project Manager
 
Location: Alinjugur Office
 
Reports To: Programs Coordinator
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Plan the various stages of cash/vouchers transfers for the project beneficiaries during and after animal fairs ;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Coordinate a process of documentation that ensures that key processes, outputs and approaches are continuously documented and submitted (Monthly, quarterly and final reports) and ensure the reports are timely and of the highest quality.
  • Set up technical evaluation exercises during and following implementation.
  • Ensure that financial, programming and reporting requirements for vouchers and cash operations are met, in consultation with CRS HC Program Manager
  • Liaise with CRS HC Program manager on issues related to cash/voucher transfers during and after the animal fairs
  • Manage all staff working under him/her in the project including, appraisal, management, general well-being, job descriptions and work schedules etc. and set clear objectives for staff and guide staff to develop their skills (capacity building).
Academic/Technical Qualifications:
  • A masters degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Science, OR demonstrated equivalent qualifications including extensive relevant experience in livelihoods & water engineering.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in a similar post with NGO or international organizations or INGO especially on implementation of cash transfers projects
  • Excellent communication , analytical and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;
Other Skills Required
  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Able to prioritize clearly, enforce procedures, multi task, work under pressure, high level of organization, leadership & project management skills
  • Good communication skills; Knowledge of the Somali language is an added advantage
  • Excellent Computer skills including working knowledge of GPS systems.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate financial and monitoring skills of communities through capacity building efforts;
Position Title: Livelihoods Project Officer
 
2 Positions
Location: Alinjugur Office
 
Reports To: Project Manager
Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for management of the livestock restoration and Community Resiliency Project in Fafi District;
  • Prepare monthly/Quarterly narrative and financial reports based on CRS guidelines
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager and M & E Officer, develop program monitoring systems that include participatory methods for gauging activity progress, effectiveness of interventions, achievement toward objectives, ability to measure stated indicators, program adherence to methodology, and financial expenditures;
  • Work closely with the community, DLPO, DWO AND DVO to identify the most vulnerable households to be targeted, using a transparent, criteria-based process
  • Participate in the Identification and training of Community Based Animal Health Workers on Livestock Emergency Guidelines
  • Participate in distribution of vouchers to beneficiaries before the livestock fairs
  • Work with relevant stakeholders in the preparation of the livestock fair
  • Mobilize traders, vendors and beneficiaries to effectively participate in the market fairs
  • Identity and participate in capacity strengthening for WUAs in the respective project areas
Academic Qualifications:
  • University degree in a development related field;
  • At least 3 years of progressive professional experience in the livelihood sector at NGO level
  • Prior working experience and knowledge of the project area will be an added advantage
  • Excellent analytical skills.
Other Skills Required
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting on programme financial performance;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
  • Fluency in English required, Knowledge of the local language is desirable
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management software 
Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
 
Location: Alinjugur Office
 
Reports To: Project Manager
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Organize capacity building efforts in the areas of research and analysis, implementing monitoring and evaluation systems and effective reporting and communication of program results;
  • Ensure positive community involvement and participation in program implementation.
  • Ensure that donor requirements and project targets are met during program implementation and suggest adjustments where necessary.
  • Present weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports to the Project Manager
  • Coordinate and support project coordinator, Manager and Livelihood Officers in the planning and undertaking of field assessments and technical evaluations of current and ongoing projects.
  • Take the lead in data collection, entry, analysis, cleaning and validation to ensure quality and consistency; compile and disseminate reports in appropriate formats as needed for project planning and progress reviews and/or as per donor and CRS requirements.
  • Regular updating of the FaIDA Website
Academic Qualifications
  • University degree in a development related field;
  • At least 3 years of progressive professional experience in M&E at NGO level
  • Prior working experience and knowledge of the project area will be an added advantage
  • Excellent analytical skills;
Other Skills Required 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Report writing and editing skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills and data treatment applications
  • Strong English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Knowledge of the Somali language is an added advantage
Position Title: Finance Officer 
1 Position
Location: Alinjugur Office
 
Reports To: Project Manager
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for program accountancy.
  • Organize the sending of field accounting files to Garissa on a regular basis (maximum every two months).
  • Ensure that accounting files are properly followed up and identified.
  • Responsible for accounting cashbooks follow up.
  • Along with his/her Project Manager, supervise the financial follow up (expenses, cash forecast …).
  • Responsible to ensure that donor’s rules and regulations are respected.
  • Responsible to ensure that cash flow between Garissa and Alinjugur, is properly organized, planned and that all payment made by the local transfer companies are duly documented.
  • Share with the Project Manager every information about Financial needs
  • Participate in the monthly general planning of the program
Academic Qualifications
  • University Degree in Financial Management, Accounting, Commerce, or any other relevant fields
  • Three (3) years or more experience in audits, financial management and reporting, budgeting and accounting
  • Experience in working for an NGO is an added advantage.
  • Experience in writing Narrative and Financial reports writing and presentation
Other Skills Required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Report writing and editing skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to transfer knowledge through formal or non formal trainings
  • Excellent IT skills and data treatment applications
How to Apply
 
Interested applicants should submit a CV and one-page cover letter outlining their motivation and suitability for the above position by
 
email to recruitment@faidakenya.org by 18th June 2012.
 
or
 
The Finance and Administration Officer,
Fafi Integrated Development Association (FaIDA)
P. O. Box 1556 70100, Garissa
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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