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Project Officer- Cash for Work (based in Mandera)

12048-12N32066
Wajir
29-Nov-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Purpose of the position:

To plan, implement, monitor and document all the Cash for Work (CfW) activities in a semi-arid to arid context within the designated Building Opportunities for Resilience in the Horn of Africa - BORESHA project sites in Mandera Triangle. Provide necessary technical support on CfW, identification and registration of beneficiaries, related trainings, follow-up, targeted community members, stakeholders and partners and also provide feedback and reports to the Project Manager including National Office within stipulated timeframes.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Management 65%

  • Responsible for the implementation of the all CfW activities in the project with focus on livelihoods, DRR and resilience programming within the Consortium.

  • Contribute to effective and timely community-led identification and registration of CfW beneficiaries.

  • Mobilize and sensitize representatives from line Government ministries, County Government and other stakeholders to proactively take part in strengthening community resilience to shocks through CfW activities.

  • Identify/map out all existing players in CfW programmes in the project areas.

  • Develop and impart necessary trainings for staff, community members and partners related to CfW strategies.

  • Jointly with partners take part in participatory assessments to inform best CfW programming approaches.

  • Support the implementation of CfW projects through cash based programming and or through other applicable approaches.

  • Develop and maintain networks with external actors in the Triangle and across the border on CfW.

  • Liaise with the Project Manager, and the DRR/DM Coordinator to effectively support the project to carry out all CfW measurements – assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with WV established standards, policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate with the Project Manager and Project M & E Officer to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner in the CfW component measurement.

  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all CfW interventions.

Reporting and Documentations 30%

  • Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports for forwarding to the Project Manager and to the National Office capturing the progress against approved work plans and budgets.

  • Attend the regular weekly and monthly planning meetings as called upon.

  • Regularly document success stories, key learnings/innovation for sharing across the partnership.

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

Others 5%

  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Cluster Manager, and Project Manager or designees.

Identify and recommend opportunities for WVK to strengthen CfW initiatives in the Northern corridor and Triangle as a whole.

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:

  1. The job holder must have at least a Degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Community Development or related course.

  2. Demonstrable technical capacity in Cash for Work programming.

  3. Minimum 3 years’ experience in designing and supporting the implementation of CfW and community development programmes.

  4. Understanding of partnership approaches and experience of working with local partners.

  5. Experience of working in insecure environments.

  6. Working under own initiative with a variety of different stakeholders.

  7. Good knowledge of humanitarian principles, resilience, emergency response, rehabilitation and recovery.

  8. Experience working with NGOs and ability to cross Mandera Triangle Borders will be an added advantage.

  9. Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery in an inter-faith context.

  10. Computer literate.

Other Competencies / Attributes:

  • Self-driven and able to work under stress.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Compatible with WV mission, ethos and core values.

  • Must be committed to WVI Core Values, able to stand above denominational or religious diversities.

  • A good communicator who is willing and able to work as an active member of the BORESHA team.