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Project Manager - FMNR

Job Description

We are seeking to 2 positions based in Eldoret and Migori County

Purpose of the Position:

Provide project management, coordination and technical oversight in the implementation of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Project (FMNR).

The holder of the position will communicate World Vision‘s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Leadership

  • Ensure that all Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) initiatives within the project’s area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with the projects guidelines and donor requirements and ensure community accountability;

  • Provide technical support in the implementation of all Environment and Climate Change adaptation development activities in the 5 ADPs/project sites.

  • Manage and coordinate the FMNR team ensuring competent and motivated staff as well as manage performance of staff and encourage on-the-job coaching, identify and address learning and training needs and opportunities

  • Participate and coordinate quality review and capacity building meetings of staff on NRM with including FMNR

  • Participate in the annual program planning and budgeting review exercises

  • Integrate the FMNR activities with those of the 5 ADPs ensuring cost effective use of resources.

  • Mainstream FMNR Concept in at least a quarter of the ADPs within WVK before project phase out.

  • Support the development of training materials in line with the identified project needs for staff, partners and communities.

  • Facilitate dialogue and accountability forums with various stakeholders on issues of livelihood ( community groups, service providers, private sector, the county and national government, civil society organizations, churches and schools)

  • Support introduction of new and existing technology and ensure FMNR initiated interventions are sustainable

Partnership, Networking and Resource Acquisition

  • Provide a linkage and coordination as per need between FMNR projects with support office with support from L&R National office staff.

  • Represent WVK in EARO and other Regional forums as approved by Associate Director for Livelihoods and Resilience

  • Coordinate and Manage Relationships with credible research institutions to support research component in the project under the agreed framework.

  • Participate in Nakuru, Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet County Environmental Stakeholders forums/technical working groups as well as supporting WVK the project officers and cluster managers on engagement in relation to Environment and Climate change as well as articulating FMNR objectives in the forum.

  • Participate in the coordination - -FMNR vision trips within the targeted project areas.

  • Increase the visibility of WVK and ANCP by maintaining active engagement and advocacy on FMNR and Clusters related matters

  • Participate in development of innovative FMNR, Climate Change Adaptation and other Resilience Building concepts and proposals for building community resilience for fundraising as well as marketing FMNR to various Learning forums.

  • Build and Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with partners at the counties, including visits by donors.

Compliance

  • Ensure Operation standards of the Project is maintained leading to acceptable audit performance

  • Participate in - the implementation of financial and operational Prior Audits in host ADPs.

  • Monitor and support through Project Officers and cluster accountants, the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all FMNR related project

  • Ensure Project expenditure remains within the acceptable levels

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Ensure that ANCP donor grant requirements are adhered to during FMNR project implementation and monitoring and the relevant reports (weekly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual) are submitted in a timely manner and meet the donor quality expectations.

  • In collaboration with design monitoring and evaluation team, Consultants, FMNR and ADP team, ensure all project indicators are properly baselined, monitoring and mid or end term evaluation of FMNR project is done as per the FMNR proposal and Detailed Implementation plans (DIP) and that any recommendations are promptly acted upon.

  • Take lead in the documentation and sharing of best practices on livelihood mainstreaming and the dissemination of any project technical reports.

  • Facilitate community identification of issues, needs, assets and resources which help children thrive in a participatory and inclusive way.

  • Together with project officers develop and roll out community based monitoring system for key child wellbeing indicators and targets.

  • Develop context specific electronic and live media communications on project activities.

  • Plan tracking for key CWB indicators of strategic relevance from secondary and primary data, with partners and communities.

  • Review the learning and monitoring reports developed during the reporting period and using them as the basis for the project report

  • Use Monitoring data to compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports for forwarding to the Regional manager, NO as well as support office as advised

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. The job holder must have a Degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Environmental Studies or Agro-forestry related, with at least five years’ on job experience in the above fields and with some experience in Agriculture.

  2. He/she must also have proven supervisory and project management experience in the related fields. Experience working with NGOs will be an added advantage.

  3. Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery.

  4. Proven experience working with different stakeholders in matters of environment and climate change