Project Officer- Cash for Work

World Vision, Wajir, Kenya

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th November, 2018

Job Description

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:
  • 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.


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