ChildFund is an international child-centered development organization.
We are a member of the ChildFund Alliance; a global network of 12 organizations that assists more than 15 million children in 58 countries
around the world.
We work with partners in communities throughout Asia, Africa, the Americas and the United States to change the underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their potential.
In Kenya, ChildFund works through 13 Local Partners comprising of 51 Community Based Organizations spread across 26 Counties.
Through Funding from DAI, ChildFund Kenya intends to strengthen the capacity of pastoral communities to address Food Supply Gaps through Rangeland Management under Climate Change Governance in Samburu North and Turkana Central Sub- Counties.
Child Fund Kenya is recruiting for the following position on 20 months fixed term contracts.
Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator
Tracking Code: 302821-818
Reporting to: Programs Director
1 Position (20 months contract).
Project to be implemented in Samburu North and Turkana Central Sub- Counties
Project: Strengthening the Capacity of Pastoral Communities to Address Food Supply Gaps through Rangeland Management under Climate Change Governance
Position Description: The incumbent has the overall responsibility for project implementation and preparation of reports, working directly with respective County Governments and the community members on the ground.
He/she also provides technical support to all stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of the project.
In liaison with the Program Manager of the area, the incumbent will actively participate in program planning, implementation and reporting to both Country Office and the donor.
Key areas of responsibility include:
- successfully strengthen the Community Based Management of Environment and Natural Resources and build the capacity of targeted communities in climate change adaptation and environmental skills
- Providing leadership and guidance to the project team on all activities that will be implemented
- Identifying and applying effective measures to realize the rights of the children, their families and communities through strengthening the Capacity of Pastoral Communities to address food supply gaps through rangeland management
- Identification of capacity building needs of community members including children and youth on the project to ensure informed selection, planning and management of community activities.
- Provide technical advice, backstopping and capacity building to staff, partners, children, community based organizations/structures and community volunteers in climate change adaptation and rangeland management.
- Designing and implementing capacity building activities that ensure that children, youths and communities understand the importance of community based management of environment and natural resources.
- Coordinate the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the “Strengthening the Capacity of Pastoral Communities to Address Food Supply Gaps through Rangeland Management” project
- Ensure constant monitoring of activities to ensure the impact of the project
- Identify and apply effective measures with and for communities to be able to manage their own grazing zones.
- Ensuring that the project budgets of the Strengthening the Capacity of Pastoral Communities to Address Food Supply Gaps through Rangeland Management project is spent according to the implementation plan
- Establishing partnerships with NGO’S and government entities and various stakeholders to increase long term sustainability of the project
Candidates will need to demonstrate possession of:
- Degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resources or other related studies
- Three (3) years working experience in the field of environment, climate change adaptation and livelihood.
- Five (5) years’ experience in project management
- Experience in coordination, facilitating learning processes and managing relationships of various stakeholders
- Experience in writing donor reports
- Strategic thinking
- Nurturing & developing others
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
- Team-playing skills
- Facilitation skills
- Good interpersonal skills
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Deadline for submission of applications is on Wednesday 21 February 2018.
Child Fund is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.
All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background and reference checks. The position is open to Kenya citizens. Only short listed candidates will be contacted