Project Officer-Livelihoods & Resil.-Wajir,Tana River, Kilifi

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Purpose of the position:

Provide technical leadership and guide the implementation of livelihoods and resiliency interventions in the OFDA funded Emergency Response project being implemented in Wajir, Tana River and Kilifi Counties. The L&R Officer will ensure the effective and efficient implementation activities directly related cash and voucher-based programs, Crop and livestock production and marketing and Savings for Transformation,

Major Responsibilities:

L&R Programming and Project management 30%

  • Facilitate adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the project

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Livelihood & resilience initiatives are effectively applied in project implementation.

  • Coordinates L&R value chain for economic empowerment & sustainable interventions.

  • Coordinate as applicable sector integration interventions for ensuring integrated L&R implementation

  • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to L&R.

  • Participate in the preparation of overall work plan and budget for L&R activities for specific Counties

  • Collaborate with relevant ministries and other relevant partners at the County and community levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of all L&R activities.

  • Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting Project Quality Assurance (PQA) on L&R interventions.

  • Effective and timely implementation of all interventions outlined under L&R and any other related and cross cutting programme activities in the project.

  • Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation related to L&R.

  • Work closely with relevant authorities to ensure all L&R interventions deployed in the communities are in alignment with L&R in emergency Standards.

  • Work together with other staff/ to ensure that key trainings meets the standard required to facilitate, provide knowledge and reinforcement of desired L&R behaviour and practices.

  • Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools and initiate innovative approaches that will open new frontiers for L&R in emergency learning.

  • Spearhead rapid/field needs assessment including Baseline surveys in L&R activities and determining most technically appropriate water supply and sanitation options.

Technical support 25%

  • Provide technical support and timely feedback to the Project Manager on L&R interventions outlined in the emergency response project.

  • Support M&E of L&R activities in coordination with relevant stakeholders.

  • Build capacity of field staff and partners (CBOs and Farmer groups) on L&R interventions, Crop & Livestock production and management, Climate Smart Agriculture, Credit and Savings.

  • Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching goal of the project.

  • Track and prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual progress reports of activities relates to L&R KPIs/indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes stories.

  • Lead and contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

  • Support preparation and conducting training for water Users Associations to empower them to run their own water supply systems on a sustainable way

  • Support preparation and conducting hygiene and sanitation promotion training sessions.

  • Provide overall L&R site management in strict adherence to the approved designs, standards and guidelines.

  • Supervise the Development and rehabilitation of appropriate L&R infrastructure in the emergency program

  • In consultation with the County Government, conducting feasibility studies, designing and preparing tender documents (includes bills of quantities) and technical guidance to the program during tendering process

  • Facilitate field visit for all respective line ministries to inspect progress of works and validate all the inspection reports (this includes quantified work done)

  • Supervision of contractors during implementation to ensure quality workmanship, safety and value for money is achieved within schedule.

  • Facilitate Site-possession, handing over and commissioning of projects

  • Carry out Technical Design of L&R project interventions as need arises

  • Preparation of the tender documents (Technical Specifications, Bills of quantities and Terms of Reference).

  • Participate in the ADP tender committee to offer all the technical advice.

  • Facilitates Topographical Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment and GIS activities

  • Maintain an updated Site Book for all construction works

  • Facilitate communities to identify viable L&R project activities and negotiate for way leaves and easement and ensure their participation in the implementation of the same

  • Ensure cross cutting themes are integrated into the L&R project interventions

  • Ensure integration of Child Sponsorship Management in L&R interventions where relevant.

Quality Assurance-Monitoring, reporting, Evaluation and Documentation 20%

  • Supervise and Monitor L&R interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.

  • Development of Project Designs and Annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets).

  • Facilitate project surveys (Assessments & Baselines) and evaluations.

  • Develop quality monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and end of projects reports in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.

  • Document and disseminate best practices on L&R Sector in the project.

  • Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.

  • Facilitate regular L&R review meetings

  • Ensures participatory monthly data collection are conducted (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools

  • Contextualization and utilization of reporting guidelines

  • Prepare and submit situational/monthly/quarterly progress reports to the Project Manager.

  • Ensure successful completion of L&R construction works with submission of completion certificates to the Contractors.

  • Supervision of the construction processes of different L&R infrastructures to their completion like.

  • Document and disseminate best practices on L&R Interventions and other meetings in field level as may be required.

Advocacy, Capacity Development, Engagement with strategic partners, Linkages and networks & partnership development 15%

  • Ensure representation of WV Kenya in key L&R stakeholder forum/meetings at the Ward, Sub-County and County levels.

  • Actively participate in County level technical working groups on L&R relevant to policy forums.

  • Facilitate community education on Laws, Policies and Standards on L&R Service delivery

  • Provide support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery.

  • Ensure communities are mobilized and participate in their L&R interventions

  • Actively contribute to County level policies/strategies on L&R.

  • Support advocacy and Technical lead colleagues with technical messaging on L&R, external reports and publications.

  • Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment & sustainability

  • Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for synergy & Community based monitoring for sustainability.

  • Establish specific capacity building for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions

  • Build the capacity of partners (FBOs, CBOs, Farmers Groups) to enable them effectively intervene in food security & economic empowerment appropriately

  • Take a lead in building Project staff and community capacities in food security & economic empowerment sector interventions through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively

  • Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events

  • Mobilise, equip and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in Livelihood interventions

  • Mobilise and empower faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in livelihood interventions

Resource Mobilization 5%

  • Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with Project Manager, other sector specialists

  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventionsSupport development of technically sound funding proposals through provision of information & data and review in collaboration with AP Managers, other sector specialists.

Others 5%

  • Any other duties as assigned by Supervisor or designee

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/Agricultural Economics/Forestry/ Environmental Education/Agricultural engineering or a closely related field from a recognized university. Food Security/ED /Environment

  • Minimum two years of work experience in food security, emergency response and related sectors including cash transfers

  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.

  • Ability to conduct community L&R needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of L&R interventions