Project Officer - Transformed Church for Transformed Community

Position: Project Officer –Transformed Church for Transformed Community

Reporting to: Project Manager

Grade Level: 12

Work Location: Kakuma

Please note that you will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview In case you are shortlisted

Purpose of Position

This position provides technical support in planning, implementing and evaluating the Transformed Church for Transformed Community (TCTC) Kakuma project ensuring integration with other Kakuma projects and Faith & Development models and approaches.

Major Responsibilities

Project implementation 30%

  • Ensure timely and effective implementation of all project interventions as well as the successful achievement of proposed outcomes and intended impacts.

  • Establish operational priorities and monitor monthly project performance against targets

  • Ensure that project interventions are integrated with other projects within the Area Program.

  • Facilitate identification of partners (SNC FBOs, Schools, Churches, Pastors Fellowship) processes and systems for effective implementation of the project.

  • Support and document donor visits as per shared schedules

Partnerships, Networking & Advocacy, 30%

  • Facilitate sensitization of staff and partners in the TCTC Project in Kakuma and on Church Engagement policies and approaches

  • Engage and build positive relations with churches, Para-church and other Faith Based Organizations who are significant in the realization of the grant goals and objectives

  • Ensure that there is integration of the TCTC project with other grants and operations in Kakuma.

  • Maintain regular communication with all churches and other FBOs engaged in the project implementation.

  • Ensure that church and other FBOs are involved in the implementation of Spiritual nurture of Children, Celebrating Families Curriculum, Channel of Hope models are according to required standards

  • Ensure training of church leaders in theology and development is implemented as prescribed in the grant.

  • Follow an integrated approach in the implementation all the F&D modules in the grant.

  • Strengthen implementation of all the F&D models and approaches

  • Conduct necessary follow up to ensure successful roll out of all the F&D models and create opportunities for Continuous coaching and mentorship for their roll out

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, 20%

  • Conduct monitoring of TCTC activities in line with the Grant M & E plan

  • Prepare and share timely, high quality, accurate and informative project reports for internal and external utilization

  • Participate in Kakuma GFD office planning and review meetings.

  • Ensure timely and appropriate utilization of the budgeted project resources.

  • Ensure that project initiatives meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with WVK, the donor and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines;

Interfaith Engagement & Staff Christian Formation, 10%

  • Facilitate sensitization of staff and partners in Kakuma on Interfaith policies and approaches

  • Embrace Kakuma multi-religious context and encourage dialogue between Christian and Muslim leaders towards proper implementation of Faith and Development Models and approaches.

  • Maintain a database of all faith institutions engaged in the TCTC Kakuma project.

  • Support staff spiritual formation including leading of daily staff devotions and management devotion Rota.

Resource Mobilization, 5%

  • Develop concepts and proposals for growing the TCTC Kakuma grant Project

  • Participate in concept and proposal writing integrating Faith and Development initiatives.

  • Develop timely and accurate similar funding proposal in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with sector specialists.

Any Other duty 5%

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Bachelor's degree Community Development, Development studies, Sociology, Education, Religious studies or any other related field. Training in theology is an added advantage

  • At least 2 years work experience in a programming environment, especially integrating Christian Faith into programming.

  • Experience with international development organization desired.

  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must have proven analytical, problem solving skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Must be well respected in society for Christian values and professionalism

  • Must be actively involved in a church

  • Proven ability to cultivate long term partnerships with faith community

  • Should demonstrate ability to work in multicultural, multidenominational and multi-faith environments

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in implementing any of the Christian Commitment models.