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Project Officer - Social Accountability (Kakuma)


Purpose of the position:

The position is responsible for the successfully implementation of Kakuma Social Accountability Project and related interventions that contribute to child wellbeing outcomes.

Specifically the Project Officer will lead the implementation the Social Accountability project, support development of staff and community capacity on Social Accountability, participate in mobilization of project resources and ensure timely implementation and reporting.

In order to successfully do so, the Project Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Effective Project, Planning and Implementation

  • Develop and roll out the Project’s detailed implementation plan and ensure project effectiveness and efficiency

  • Ensure timely and effective community & partner mobilization for meaningful involvement in project implementation

  • In liaison with partners develop Annual project work plans with clear targets, budgets and detailed implementation plans.

  • Undertake participatory training of community members and partners on Social Accountability

  • In liaison with Partners ,mobilize communities to participate in project implementation during assessments, implementation, monitoring and evaluations

  • Ensure full adherence to Social Accountability standards and guidelines during project implementation

  • Manage the project budget and ensure regular review of project expenditure

  • Establish effective cross-functional linkages between the Social Accountability project and all other WVK projects in Kakuma refugee camp

  • In liaison with project accountant track project implementation expenditure levels and budgets

  •  In collaboration with project manager, ensure the timely preparation and implementation of phase-out strategy

Monitoring, reporting and documentation 20%

  • Develop project monitoring plan jointly with communities and partners

  • Conduct monthly monitoring of indicators as per M&E plan

  • Ensure data collection is conducted in accordance with the monitoring plan and standards in line with the Project M&E plan and ITT

  • Develop quality reports such as weekly situation reports, monthly reports, Semi-annual and Annual in-line with WV and donor(s) reporting guidelines;

  • Monthly monitor project expenditure and level of implementation and report any variances to Project Manager and/ or NO Programme Officer focal person for decision making

  • Facilitate the use of participatory monitoring techniques, especially those that involve children appropriately

  • Clean, organise and archive the project data according to the monitoring system guidelines; and store data in a safe, secure and accessible location

  • Manage any challenges related to project monitoring in a timely, sensitive and collaborative way

  • Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice and make improvements as may be appropriate

  • Review the learning and monitoring reports developed during the reporting period

  • Document best practices, human interest stories and work with project manager and national level M&E officer to refine the stories for publication

Advocacy, Engagement and networking 20%

  • Develop and submit concepts and/or proposals on Social Accountability in the humanitarian contexts

  • Effectively represent of WVK in stakeholder meetings and celebrations at county, sub-county levels and other relevant platforms

  • Ensure that the key laws, polices, regulations and government service delivery standards in the refugee contexts are shared, interpreting and explained to refugee communities

  • Facilitate Partners engagement especially with the Kakuma and Kalobeyei

  • Ensure high quality representation with donors, NGOs, Government and other stakeholders.

  • Work with the Grants Acquisition and Management (GAM) Unit in the development of highly competitive humanitarian-related grant acquisition concept notes and proposals.

  • Represent the Organization in

Other duties 5%

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Degree in Humanitarian Emergencies, Political Science, Sociology, Law or a related field.

  • A minimum of 3 years (Degree level) experience in working/programming in either relief or development including managing community based Social Accountability projects with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects

  • Experience working in the Humanitarian Sector (Refugee context will be added advantage).

  • Well vast with humanitarian resources such as the Core Humanitarian Standard, Sphere Standards, Red Cross code of conduct, International Refugee Law and Refugee Regulations and Policy in Kenya.

  • Experience in conducting Social Accountability related trainings

  • Experience in providing technical support to communities and partners to engage in discussion with the government, duty bearers and service providers.

  • Experience in engagements with government departments and decision makers in policy dialogue, as well as networking and collaborating with other non-government stakeholders

  • Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).

  • A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity Social Accountability

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view and emotional maturity.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Other responsibilities: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, WVI reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when necessary.

  • Must be willing to perform other duties as required.