Project Officer- Cash for Work
World Vision, Wajir, Kenya
Closing Date for Applications:
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.
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.
- 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:
- The job holder must have at least a Degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Community Development or related course.
- Demonstrable technical capacity in Cash for Work programming.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in designing and supporting the implementation of CfW and community development programmes.
- Understanding of partnership approaches and experience of working with local partners.
- Experience of working in insecure environments.
- Working under own initiative with a variety of different stakeholders.
- Good knowledge of humanitarian principles, resilience, emergency response, rehabilitation and recovery.
- Experience working with NGOs and ability to cross Mandera Triangle Borders will be an added advantage.
- Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery in an inter-faith context.
- 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.