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Project Officer- Economic Development (Makueni)


Purpose of the position:

Ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of Economic Development interventions aimed at contributing to improved children wellbeing outcomes within the ADP.

To effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Effective project design, planning and implementation 40%

  • Ensure identification of local needs and resources

  • Contextualize/adopt design guidelines and utilize at the ADP/Project level

  • Ensure accurate and quality in PDDs based on the partnership approved ED PMs (Savings Groups, Business Facilitation and Local Value Chains Development)

  • Develop quality project Annual work plans with clear targets, budgets and 4D matrices

  • Mobilize Communities for project implementation

  • Provide field-level technical implementation leadership on ED

  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of ED interventions in the ADP/Project as per approved PDDs, WVK standards and donor requirements

  • Ensure effective integration of ED interventions with other projects in the program

  • Implement project audit recommendations;

  • Ensure integration of Child protection, Disability, Gender mainstreaming and environmental protection into ED interventions

  • Track, in liaison with ADP/Project Accountant, project implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets;

  • Timely Mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations

Monitoring, reporting and documentation 35%

  • Engage community leaders and partners in the planning of the monitoring activities in an appropriate manner;

  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DME specialist;

  • Build the capacity of communities and partners on monitoring including using Savings Groups MIS, BF and/or LVCD data collection forms;

  • Ensure monthly monitoring of indicators as per schedule developed together with communities and partners;

  • Analyze and utilize ED PMs data including SGs MIS, BF and LVCD data and take appropriate programming measures as may apply;

  • Ensure participatory monthly data collection (involving community groups and partners);

  • Support the utilization of DME and ED PMs softwares for accurate data entry and analysis using the standardized tools;

    • Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice to make improvements as needed.

  • Contextualize and utilize reporting guidelines;

  • Develop quality reports (CWB, Annual, Semi-annul and Monthly Management Reports) in-line with WV reporting guidelines;

  • Monthly monitor project expenditure and level of implementation and report on any variances to ADP/Project Manager and NO Programme Officer for decision making;

  • Ensure documentation of local needs and resources;

  • Identify best practices on ED within the ADP/Project for documentation;

  • Liaise for guidance in documentation of best practices from the regional office and national office;

Advocacy, Advocacy, Engagement and Networking 20%

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

  • Effectively represent of WVK in Economic Development stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels.

  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at county and sub-county level

  • Participation in National/International Poverty Eradication Days and Trade Fairs at county and sub-county level.

  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level

  • Work with the Ministries of Agriculture, Trade, Social Services, Devolution& Planning, and Enterprise Development for technical directions and leveraging of resources to support Economic Development interventions in the ADP/Project.

  • Facilitate community members to advocate on Economic Empowerment issues to relevant stakeholders;

  • Work with Private sector, other NGOs, CBOs , FBOs, Committees and Groups with related objectives for synergy and sustainability and;

  • Support community, sub-county and county level forums that facilitate identification of hindrances to effective economic empowerment interventions.

  • Work with community groups and other CSOs to develop Memorandum and/or petitions for engagement

Others 5%

Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

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:

  • A first degree preferably in Business Administration/ Commerce/ Agribusiness/ Economics or related field

  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in Economic Development projects at community level

  • Experience in partnerships including Ministries of Trade, Agriculture, Planning, Social Services and churches

  • Have practical business knowledge with an emphasis on marketing and financial management

  • Having research, monitoring and evaluation skills is an added advantage

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges

  • Must have good oral and written communications and relationship skills

  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision

  • Good computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, EPI Info

  • Willing to perform other duties when required