World Vision Project Officer (Economic Development) Job in Makueni

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities.

World Vision wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidate to fill the following vacancy in the organization:

Project Officer – Economic Development (Makueni)

Reference: 9290-12N12052

Location: Makueni, Kenya

Category: Food Security & Livelihood

Type: Fixed term, Full-time

International Role: No – Only National applicants will be considered.

Duration: Less Than 1 Year

Purpose of the position:

Ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of Economic Development interventions aimed at contributing to improved children wellbeing outcomes within the ADP.

To effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Effective project design, planning and implementation 40%

  • Ensure identification of local needs and resources
  • Contextualize/adopt design guidelines and utilize at the ADP/Project level
  • Ensure accurate and quality in PDDs based on the partnership approved ED PMs (Savings Groups, Business Facilitation and Local Value Chains Development)
  • Develop quality project Annual work plans with clear targets, budgets and 4D matrices
  • Mobilize Communities for project implementation
  • Provide field-level technical implementation leadership on ED
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of ED interventions in the ADP/Project as per approved PDDs, WVK standards and donor requirements
  • Ensure effective integration of ED interventions with other projects in the program
  • Implement project audit recommendations;
  • Ensure integration of Child protection, Disability, Gender mainstreaming and environmental protection into ED interventions
  • Track, in liaison with ADP/Project Accountant, project implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets;
  • Timely Mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations

Monitoring, reporting and documentation 35%

  • Engage community leaders and partners in the planning of the monitoring activities in an appropriate manner;
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DME specialist;
  • Build the capacity of communities and partners on monitoring including using Savings Groups MIS, BF and/or LVCD data collection forms;
  • Ensure monthly monitoring of indicators as per schedule developed together with communities and partners;
  • Analyze and utilize ED PMs data including SGs MIS, BF and LVCD data and take appropriate programming measures as may apply;
  • Ensure participatory monthly data collection (involving community groups and partners);
  • Support the utilization of DME and ED PMs softwares for accurate data entry and analysis using the standardized tools;
  • Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice to make improvements as needed.
  • Contextualize and utilize reporting guidelines;
  • Develop quality reports (CWB, Annual, Semi-annul and Monthly Management Reports) in-line with WV reporting guidelines;
  • Monthly monitor project expenditure and level of implementation and report on any variances to ADP/Project Manager and NO Programme Officer for decision making;
  • Ensure documentation of local needs and resources;
  • Identify best practices on ED within the ADP/Project for documentation;
  • Liaise for guidance in documentation of best practices from the regional office and national office;

Advocacy, Advocacy, Engagement and Networking 20%

  • Ensure that the key laws, polices, regulations and government service delivery standards in Economic Development are shared, interpreting and explained to communities
  • Effectively represent of WVK in Economic Development stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels.
  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at county and sub-county level
  • Participation in National/International Poverty Eradication Days and Trade Fairs at county and sub-county level.
  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level
  • Work with the Ministries of Agriculture, Trade, Social Services, Devolution& Planning, and Enterprise Development for technical directions and leveraging of resources to support Economic Development interventions in the ADP/Project.
  • Facilitate community members to advocate on Economic Empowerment issues to relevant stakeholders;
  • Work with Private sector, other NGOs, CBOs , FBOs, Committees and Groups with related objectives for synergy and sustainability and;
  • Support community, sub-county and county level forums that facilitate identification of hindrances to effective economic empowerment interventions.
  • Work with community groups and other CSOs to develop Memorandum and/or petitions for engagement

Others 5%

  • Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications: Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • A first degree preferably in Business Administration/ Commerce/ Agribusiness/ Economics or related field
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in Economic Development projects at community level
  • Experience in partnerships including Ministries of Trade, Agriculture, Planning, Social Services and churches
  • Have practical business knowledge with an emphasis on marketing and financial management
  • Having research, monitoring and evaluation skills is an added advantage

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges
  • Must have good oral and written communications and relationship skills
  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, EPI Info
  • Willing to perform other duties when required


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Application Deadline Date: 30-Jan-18

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Updated: January 20, 2018 — 10:07 am