Project officer- Child learning and HouseHold resilience

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

To ensure timely and successful implementation and monitoring of child learning and household resilience project.

Project design, Planning and Implementation  Contextualize and adopt the Child Learning & House Hold Resilience TP technical guidelines /designs at the AP level.  Ensure timely implementation of the Child Learning and House Hold Resilience program activities within the AP.  Lead in the timely reviews and documentation of APs child learning gaps, interventions and impact  Provide effective, innovative and technical support to other programs ensuring effective integration for synergies, efficiencies and greater impact.  Ensure sector programming with a focus on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) from the AP community  Identify and ensure implementation and reporting of the Households Resilience Technical Program activities in the AP  Design appropriate program strategies (specific sector interventions) that prioritize needy areas  Collaborate with relevant line ministries to implement ECD interventions within the AP  Ensure accurate and quality Child Learning PDDs, Project AoP’s and 4D matrix  Ensure equity in education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) by focusing on the Most Vulnerable  Ensure effective integration of peace building and environment themes including appropriate linkage with other sector priorities  Provide technical guidance in enhancement of literacy skills for the targeted girls and boys including development of locally made reading materials.  Mobilize community members and facilitate empowerment programmes for ownership and sustainability of the Child learning project activities

Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for synergy and community based monitoring for sustainability of ECD interventions  Establish specific capacity building mechanisms for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions  Build the capacity of education (e.g PTAs,BoMs, CBOs, ) to enable them effectively intervene in education .  Engage, empower and equip staff and partners to implement spiritual nurture of children and youth  Take a lead in building AP staff and community capacities in education through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively  Ensure Integration of the child learning activities with the Sponsorship Programs and other programs in the AP  Ensure appropriate programming for child wellbeing issues reflected in Single STEP

Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation  Ensure alignment of all CL&HHR Design, Monitoring and Evaluation activities with the stipulated DME standards  Ensure documentation of AP Child learning gaps, interventions and impacts  Lead in timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines, evaluations and other relevant programming activities.  Engage relevant education leaders and partners in planning and monitoring activities  Guide community leaders and other partners in monitoring education progress on a scheduled basis.  Analyze, share and appropriately utilize the education information gathered in all AP monitoring activities  Facilitate regular reflection meetings to ensure action on all issues from the monitoring reports.  Develop quality education reports whether Annual, Semi-annul or Monthly Management Reports in line with WV reporting guidelines.  Identify best practices in at the AP for documentation  Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events  Facilitate the community in identification and responding to quality ECD needs  Ensure effective integration of education interventions with other projects in the program.

Collaborations, Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships  Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers  Establish and sustain working relationships with the relevant government departments and agencies within the programme’s focus area.  Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Programme Area  Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the education sector and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets.  Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the education needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives  Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.  Support to engage constructively with duty bearers and service providers to improve access to, and quality ECD services.  Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for ECD  Support Development of timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with AP Manager and other sector specialists  Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

Others  Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.  Participate and contribute in committees and task forces which you may be appointed to  Participate and lead devotions as appropriate  Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

  • Experience in project management and functional knowledge of the project management cycle
  • Experience in implementing integrated programs
  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
  • A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity through training.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
  • Experience in ECDE, Child Rights, advocacy and/or Community Development with strong partnership with GoK ministries and Churches
  • Experience in Advocacy, Child Rights and/or Community Development with strong partnership with GoK ministries and Churches
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, Early Childhood Education, special needs education (or equivalent) from a recognized university
  • Registration and licensed by the with licensed by the Teachers Service Commission is an Added advantage
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in community development work implementing Early Child Development programs
  • Experience in Project Management including program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting
  • Experience in the development and humanitarian sector implementing education programming
  • Knowledge of and experience working with the Government and community structures
  • Experience implementing integrated development programs with a focus on House hold Resilience Programing
  • Excellent communication, Networking and advocacy skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Experience implementing Education in Emergency and development contexts.
    1. Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
    2. Sound understanding of education policies and legal framework in Kenya and global perspectives.
    3. Ability to design, monitor and evaluate education programs.
    4. Must have ability to develop good working relationships/partnership developed with all stakeholders (GoK, INGOs and county government)
    5. Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff.
    6. Registration with Teachers Service Commission will be added advantage

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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