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Position: Senior Project Officer (SPO)- HES

Location: Nairobi

Required Travel: Up to 80% of the time to Tujitegemee project sites

Supervisory: HES officers 

Reports to Technical Lead HES. 

External: Private Sector Providers, Community, LIPs and relevant GOK departments. 

Job description

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) is a voluntary charitable nongovernmental organization, registered in Kenya as a non-profit organization in 1993. AMURT has implemented over 22 projects countrywide and has supported and worked with local communities, local administration and organizations offering development services.  AMURT’s focus areas are emergency relief, OVC support, education, health care, income generation and capacity building, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, TB control, Nutrition, WASH and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in 9 counties. AMURT is located in Central region, Nyanza region, Samburu County and Coastal region of Kenya.

AMURT recently won an award for KENYA HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS FOR QUALITY SERVICES (KHPQS)-OVC/DREAMS program, and seeks to recruit the following positions based in Mombasa and Kilifi Counties.

The SPO- House Hold Economic Strengthening (HES) will be responsible for efficient and effective roll-out of HES activities in targeted counties within the coastal region.  He/ She will implement, monitor and report age appropriate and gender -responsive project activities on HES. This will also entail capacity strengthening through training, accompaniment, and technical support to field and LIPs staff in support of Tujitegemee project. The SPO –HES will appropriately work with the Private Sector to link savings groups with Financial Education (FE) marketing training, Private sector financing, entrepreneurship and franchising opportunities. His/her thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving livelihoods and economic wellbeing for targeted beneficiaries. H/she will coordinate closely with other Tujitegemee Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Responsibilities
  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all HES project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with Tujitegemee program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, GOK requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Provide capacity strengthening to LIP staff through trainings, workshops, facilitated group interactions, as well as accompaniment through regular communication, and site visits to support the successful implementation and monitoring of HES project activities.
  • Collect information on technical assistance needs of LIPs, provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities and assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent Tujitegemee project in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and Tujitegemee project standards and established schedules.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Management, Social Sciences or a related field. Master’s degree will be added advantage
  • 6 years of work experience in household economic strengthening programming for Vulnerable households
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • At least 4 years’ experience on Savings-led Microfinance models- SILC, VSLA, Community-based savings for empowerment- Saving for Change etc
  • Experience in economic strengthening of communities through social assistance, asset growth and promotion and income growth.
  • Knowledge and experience of SMART Skills and Pathway to Prosperity and their application in improving livelihoods
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Detail- oriented and excellent time management skills
  • Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English
How to apply

All applicants should urgently email a letter of application, CV, certificates and relevant testimonials to jobs@amurtafrica.org by 25th March 2021 indicating current and expected Salary. Candidates should clearly indicate the position applied for and its Reference number as the email subject. Interview will be done on a rolling basis and Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

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