Project Officer ASD Project

Isiolo, Kenya
Apply by 24 April 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 11 April 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Project Officer –Accountability for Service Delivery

Job purpose:The purpose of the post is to provide leadership in implementing Accountability for Service Delivery Project effectively in Laikipia and Isiolo counties

* Totally responsible for effective delivery of all project deliverables and monitoring of project activities to achieve project outcomes
* Lead project evaluation activities such as Political Economic Analysis, baseline, and end line evaluation and ensure project M&E plan is in place and adhered to
* Compile comprehensive internal and external periodic reports and timely submission of the same
* Lead in project’s budget planning, tracking and ensuring timely submission of monthly projections variance analysis reports and donor financial reports
* Engage in national and county level lobbying and advocacy processes with relevant Civil Society Organisations on matters accountability for service delivery in ECD provision particularly in target counties
* Relationship building with project partners, collaborating with county level organizations, county government and networks to maximize project outcomes.
* Managing direct reports and partners according to VSO best practice, including providing continuous coaching and mentorship for their development
* Participate in financial planning, administer and monitor expenditures against budgets and assist the project assistant to maintain budget tracking records for ASD project.
* Work cooperatively as a member of ASD Project and Inclusive Education programme team and support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project and the larger Education programme
* Lead in mainstreaming VSO’s core approaches (Social inclusion, Social accountability and Resilience) among project primary actors and stakeholders in target counties
* Any other duties as may be required from time to time by the Programme Manager

Skills, Knowledge and Experience
* Bachelor’s Degree in Education or relevant social sciences: Masters in Development work is an added advantage
* At least 5 years relevant experience in formulation, implementation and review of development strategies and effective project management
* Experience in developing and implementing accountability, advocacy and campaign strategies
* Experience working with ECD primary actors, parents, school governance and county government officials is an added advantage
* Knowledge on effective provision of pre-primary education and accountability practices
* Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
* Proven experience in coaching and mentoring of team members
* Excellent written and oral communication
* Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills
* Evidence of professionalism and high integrity
* Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance

Location(s): Kenya - - Isiolo and Laikipia

About the Organization

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

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