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14 Mar 2017

Project Officer Jobs in Kenya (5 Posts) - Leonard Cheshire Disability

Reporting to: Project Coordinator
Location: Kisumu, Kenya or in any of the 4 sub counties: Kuria East; Migori; Siaya and Homa Bay.
Duration: 1 year

Purpose of the Role
To provide administrative and programme support for the implementation of the UK Government-
funded Transition phase of the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC T) project , which will address barriers to education of girls with disability in the project schools.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and maintaining project deliverables under the direction of the Project Coordinator and the management team as a whole.
  • Play an active role in developing, maintaining and updating monthly, quarterly and annual project activities timelines
  • Coordinate medical and educational assessments of children with disabilities and facilitate their enrolment in school
  • Ensure the involvement of families and communities, particularly males, in the implementation of project activities
  • Support the organization and implementation of community awareness raising events and community-based training workshops
  • Gather and report on data against the project’s indicators, particularly those in the logframe
  • Monitor project progress, achievements and challenges
  • Assist in a variety of administrative duties including disseminating project information to stakeholders and arranging logistics for meetings, training workshops and other project-related events
  • Participate in networking activities
  • Ensure compliance with LCD’s child protection policy and procedures and report any concerns to the relevant individuals and authorities
  • Ensure full compliance with the GEC T grant holders’ manual
  • Supervise the Education Social Worker in the subcounty you will be working in.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with the project partners, the government and other stakeholders involved in the project.
  • Undertake any other relevant tasks as may be assigned by LCD.

Qualifications
Essential

  • Degree in education, social studies or any other relevant field.
  • At least two years’ experience working in development with an NGO and with local communities
  • Experience of project cycle management, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • Knowledge of disability issues and the Kenyan education system
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and other key data processing software
  • Leadership skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working with children with disabilities
  • Sign language interpretation skills
  • Ability to speak the local languages

How to Apply
Apply here for the Project Officer Jobs

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Female candidates and candidates with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Positions to be offered subject to funding by the potential donor

Application closing date: 20 March 2017 (midnight UK time)

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