Technical Specialist - Cash For Asset
Purpose of the position:
To provide technical oversight in collaboration with the GOK & WFP to ensure Cash for Asset (CFA) project is appropriately designed, implemented, monitored and reported.
Technical point person in CFA
Participate in the identification of clear boundaries of the watershed
Take lead in the development of viable project proposals for the implementation of the identified projects and develop an actionable work plan for implementation of the CFA activities in the sub counties.
Liaise with the Livelihoods team in the development of project designs in line with the WVK strategic objective
Present the project designs and proposals for approval through the relevant structures
Supervise the implementation of CFA projects and ensure the projects meet the technical standards.
Monitor and manage performance to field monitors throughout the project cycle
Ensure that all commodities/cash are properly accounted for and bring to the attention of the Project Manager any discrepancies in accounting.
Ensure that distribution plans are prepared and approved in advance to enhance efficient field operations.
Ensure that damaged/unfit commodities are kept separately at the FDPs. Arrange for the disposal of all commodities unfit for human consumption upon receipt of the necessary authorization. Ensure proper documentation of such activity in the proscribed form in case there are damages at the centers.
Ensure that Last Mile Mobile Solution (LMMS) system is implemented, utilized and monitored.
Ensure that commodities/ Cash are received by the targeted beneficiaries. Spot-check FDP stores to ensure they are properly maintained and all equipment functioning properly
Co-ordinate with other WVK programs and projects in the area of operation in implementation of CFA activities.
Co-ordinate with GoK/CIC, WFP, NDMA, County and other implementing partners to enhance effectiveness of the CFA program.
Develop monitoring schedule together with community and partners.
Foster appropriate partnerships (with GoK, NGOs, CBOs) for the most efficient and effective implementation of the projects
Consult the community leaders and communities on the most suitable intervention focusing, but not limited to appropriate RWH for the specific areas
Represent WV in CFA Coordination forum.
Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation
Compile and submit timely reports on the project implementation and any other reports required by WFP, WVK and donors.
Review Field Monitors’ reports and align them with the deliverables in the project Design
Collate data from the project that will be used to track the contribution to the child well-being outcomes as well as inform program decisions.
Maintain updated records for CFA projects and ensure they are maintained as per FFA guidelines, CBTD and commodity manual.
Document best practices on CFA projects for reflection learning, replication and decision making
Consolidate the community training needs and participate in the designing of training modules addressing those needs.
Train staff and community members on technical aspects of CFA
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Degree in agriculture engineering/soil science, Water and environmental management/natural resources management or related
At least three years’ experience in relevant field
Proven experience of working with rural communities and participatory planning
Good understanding of dry land farming (crops and livestock)
Good understanding of community mobilization and participatory methods
Experienced in engaging with Government authorities, communities, community leaders, private partners and other stakeholder
Work environment: office based with frequent field visits
Travel Required: Mainly domestic
On call: During emergencies