World Concern Project Officer Job at in Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Nairobi

World Concern

Job Advert: Project Officer

Reports to: Program Manager

Liaises with: Churches and other Partners on ground

Duty Station: Mukuru Kwa Njenga

Job Summary: To play a central role in supporting innovative livelihoods initiatives to facilitate a broad based entrepreneurial mind-set and a new set of business development ideas among slum dwellers in Mukuru Kwa Njenga in Nairobi.

This will involve working with other World Concern staff, the church, partner organizations/mentors and the target community in the slums.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Project officer will provide administrative and technical support to the overall slum livelihoods intervention, plan and support individuals and business groups in the area.

  • Develop and nurture appropriate documentation in respect of good case studies in collaboration with the regional Communications officer.
  • Improve on reporting the success of the interventions and the revolving funds.
  • Work in collaboration with and support of accounts department for improved business performance.
  • Write and submit periodic quality reports on time.
  • In consultation with Program Manager develop project concepts and proposals.
  • Ensure that socio economic profiling is conducted in the project area.
  • Serve as the primary link to the slum community and play facilitative role in organizing community dialogue meetings.
  • Establish and build World Concern relationships with the slum community in Mukuru Kwa Njenga and other stakeholders.
  • Identify linkages and areas of collaboration and synergy with other organizations implementing Livelihood-business related activities in the project area.
  • Actively promote the WC approach to livelihoods’ business segment with emphasis on promoting group development through support, coaching, mentoring, feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.
  • Identifying opportunities and innovative approaches to support livelihood business activities in the slums.
  • Enable individuals, groups and business associations and communities to identify needs and encourage involvement in livelihood business activities.
  • Support the development of existing businesses, the establishment of business groups and the formation of community focused networks.
  • Ensure that targets and work schedules are adhered to in order to achieve objectives, maintain appropriate documentation and prepare monthly activity and achievement reports.
  • Carry out evaluation of initiatives and actions in a systematic manner.
  • Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of services in the organization.
  • Continually assess the business environment for better programming.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Microfinance or Entrepreneurship, or relevant tertiary qualification in cooperative and Economic Development studies, and/or experience in related fields,
  • Experience in community policy development & advice; facilitating, coordinating, and managing project plans.
  • At least 3 years of progressive programming experience including understanding of and ability to promote empowering and developmental models in community work through highly effective communication skills
  • Proven credibility, integrity and professionalism – demonstrates these characteristics at all times.
  • Ability to assist groups to formulate their ideas into constructive actions, ability to undertake community based research, and to effectively complete projects.
  • Exercises sound judgment and political sensitivity – especially in relation to the slum community organization, local governments etc.
  • Mature Christian committed to serving Jesus Christ.

Interested candidates should submit their applications and CV to not later than 8th June 2018.

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Mukuru Kwa Njenga in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

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Updated: May 28, 2018 — 8:33 pm