DSW OVC Project Coordinator NGO Job in Mombasa, Kenya

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Position: Project Coordinator – OVC

Department: Programmes & Projects

Duty Station: DSW Kenya Field Office – Mombasa

Background: DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organisation, which focuses on achieving universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). 


DSW’s mission is to empower young people and communities in low and middle-income countries by addressing the issues of population dynamics and health as a way to achieve sustainable development. 
For more information, kindly visit www.dsw.org

DSW seeks to recruit a Project Coordinator – OVC to be based in the Mombasa field office, Kenya. The Project Coordinator’s position will spearhead Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) interventions in Kilifi County.

Areas of Responsibility: Working with the Regional Programme Coordinator, Programmes & Projects Manager and other staff, the Project Coordinator provides leadership on OVC related activities in Kilifi County. 

This is alongside working with and supervising Field Officers to ensure the OVC project is implemented to the highest standards.

Specific Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Regional Project Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

I. Project Development and Planning

  • Prepare monthly activity work plans with details of resources required against the budget
  • Support in identifying potential areas of growth for program development
II. Project Implementation
  • Ensure the project is implemented according to plan, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes
  • Provide coordination support to ensure that activity requests and surrenders are submitted on time
  • Provide technical support and capacity development to field officers to ensure adherence to national guidelines and standards
  • Perform project budget tracking and submit timely narrative and financial reports to the supervisor
  • Develop partnerships with different community groups to orient them on the project goals and to solicit their involvement in its implementation
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with communities, partners and the County Government to ensure smooth implementation of OVC interventions
III. Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitor children enrolled in the program and ensure that care is being provided as outlined in the program goals and objectives
  • Support and monitor the delivery of high quality programming outputs
  • Make continuous informal observation of the project implementation, noting and reporting any problems, successes and suggestions for improvement.
IV. Reporting and Documentation
  • Prepare high quality reports as per stipulated guidelines and within the agreed deadlines
  • Capture evidence of project’s impact
  • Document the project’s best practices for scaling up and application
Minimum Requirements:
  • University degree in Social/Behavioral Sciences, Community Development or related field from an accredited institution
  • At least 3 years experience in OVC work
  • Excellent command of English and Swahili languages (written and oral) is required
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and writing skills
  • Strong team ethics and ability to provide leadership
  • Flexible in responding to changing work priorities
  • Strong IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc)
  • Ability to work and deliver results under minimum supervision
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Compassionate, and respectful of all people
  • An eye for detail
DSW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.

If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “Project Coordinator – OVC” clearly indicated in the email subject line to: vacancies@dswkenya.org

Deadline for application:  June 3rd, 2016

Ideal start date: Immediate

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend interviews in Mombasa.
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