Kibera Day Care Centre for the Elderly (KDCCE)
Job Vacancy: Project Officer
Kibera Day Care Centre for the Elderly (KDCCE) was established in 1989 and is an epicentre of support and hope to older persons living the sprawling and poorest informal settlements in Kenya.
KDCCE partners with the local administration and with the 17 sub-counties in Nairobi where violence, abuse and neglect of older persons is rampant, to provide direct support to an average of 150 to 250 older persons per week at the Day-care centre, administer feeding programmes, conduct home visits to the elderly, support older persons to know and advocate for their rights and strengthens their cohesion and voice by establishing associations.
Further, KDCCE supports the bedridden due to old age and sicknesses amongst the most vulnerable older persons in the program and supports those who take care of their grandchildren.
KDCCE has partnered with HelpAge International since 1989 to date to support feeding programs and adopt a granny’ programme to sponsor grannies with income generating activities and food donations
KDCCE seeks to hire a qualified Project Officer, to be based in the KDCCE office in Kibera.
Reporting to the Director, the position holder will be responsible for mobilizing and coordinating partner level work, reporting, financial and programme Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning of projects. The position holder will partner with the HelpAge International project team.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Responsible for coordinating project activities and all other aspects of project cycle including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in accordance with the mission and goals of KDCCE
- Ensure that the quality of the programs/projects is maintained through an effective monitoring system and that accurate data and information on best practices is documented.
- Write program funding proposals to guarantee new development towards the beneficiaries.
- Develop budgets and work plans.
- Manage donor project partnership contracts and be responsible for ensuring compliance to the Terms and Conditions of the Grant as agreed with the donor and KDCCE’s internal contract management policies and procedures
- Track/monitor day-to-day progress against project milestones and activities, against scheduled work plans and overall project objectives.
- Ensure project narrative reports are prepared and submitted on time using donor reporting requirements.
- Proactively manage change to continuously improve service delivery, in accordance with timelines and budgets.
- Work with KDCCE management to identify needs for technical support and capacity building and help facilitate the provision of these needs
- Promote shared learning and collaboration other local partners/NGOs by facilitating partner networks and meetings with KDCCE.
Finance and Reporting Management
- Assist KDCCE’s finance officer in preparations of budgets and expenditure forecasts
- Ensure project budgets are regularly tracked, deviations identified, investigated and corrective measures taken promptly
- Monitor project expenditures and ensure budget is strictly adhered to, financial procedures are observed, and all supporting documents are provided
- Ensure KDCCE submits timely financial returns, prepare and submit project financial reports to compliment narrative reports to funding partners/donors.
- Ensure that KDCCE manages and utilizes project assets as per organization’s policy.
- Follow-up with finance officer on implementation on internal or external audit recommendations that affect their individual projects
Representation, Advocacy, Information and Communication Management
- By delegation by the KDCCE Management, represent KDCCE at various forums, meetings and advocate for ageing issues, health and policies.
- Provide the KDCCE Management with information, case studies, interesting news stories etc relating to the projects the Officer is responsible for.
- By delegation by the KDCCE Management, participate in advocacy activities in Kenya including, Age Demands Action campaigns during key international days, e.g. International day of older persons, World Abuse Awareness day and World Health day.
- Any other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications and experiences:
- A Degree in community development, Public Health, Community Health, or equivalent. A Higher Diploma holder with a combination of considerable experience will be considered.
- Five years’ work experience in an NGO environment implementing community, health and social protection programs
- Experience supporting subawards
- Experience in compiling, producing and disseminating information
- Fluent spoken and written English
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong M&E skills, numerical skills and IT Skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of team
- Ability and willingness to be administratively self-supporting
- Ability and willingness to travel within the country and the region if required
- Knowledge and interest of ageing, social protection and older persons’ health and wellbeing issues will be an advantage.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are advised to send an application letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Project Officer.
Deadline for applications is Monday, 26th October 2020.