ChildFund Project Officer NGO Job in Kenya

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 Officer

Tracking Code: 302822-818

Reporting to: Project Coordinator

2 Positions (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

Overall Responsibility: Work closely with the Project Coordinator and Program Manager as well as Local Partner staff in planning, implementation and reporting of the Strengthening the Capacity of Pastoral Communities to Address Food Supply Gaps through Rangeland Management

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Providing technical & logistical support for all project implementation activities within the County.
  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator and other key supporting staff in implementation of the project
  • Design, develop and implement specific work plans related to the Strengthening the Capacity of Pastoral Communities to Address Food Supply Gaps through Rangeland Management project
  • Maintain the existing partnerships and seek new partnerships for program sustainability
  • Write and submit periodic project reports.
  • Initiate official cash imprest requests in a timely manner and promptly account for such cash at the end of the activity.
  • Organize and coordinate stakeholder’s forums and other project activities
  • Work with the Resource Poor Households throughout the implementation of activities under the Strengthening the Capacity of Pastoral Communities to Address Food Supply Gaps through Rangeland Management Project.
  • Organize and conduct trainings targeting the youth, men, women on Rangeland Management
  • Organize for monitoring &follow up, other technical support and follow-up visits conducted by the Country Office, County Government and the donor
  • Continually come up with innovative and creative practices and mechanisms that will help in climate resilience and adaptation for the community.

Candidates will have to demonstrate possession of:

  • A degree in Agriculture, Development studies or Community Development. Specialization & experience in both Crop and Livestock production a plus. Understanding of climate issues will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, organize workloads, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Be a team player
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, particularly in relation to dealing with pastoralists, youth& women groups
  • Knowledge on climate change adaptations

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


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Updated: February 7, 2018 — 3:10 pm