Job Summary

The Project Officer will be responsible for planning, revising and implementing project activities while collaboratively working with location programs team.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya is a member of the SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) Federation. SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya is a child-focused Non-Governmental Organization established in 1973 to provide care and support to children who have lost or are at risk of losing the care of their biological family.

The organization’s vision is “No child should grow up alone” and its programmes are driven by the mission of “building families for children in need, helping them shape their own futures and sharing in the development of their communities”. In this regard, the organization works to reduce poverty; increase access to quality education and decent work; reduce inequalities and build strong institutions as laid out in SDGs 1, 4,8,10 and 16.

This is done through programmes that are geared towards addressing the political, economic, health and social root causes that lead to high levels of child vulnerability and put families at risk of breaking down. The programmes focus on Alternative Care, Family Strengthening, Youth Empowerment, Education, Health Care and Advocacy.

SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya implements programmes in five (5) of Kenya’s 47 Counties namely Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu and Meru. SOS Children’s Villages. We seek to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the positions of; Project Manager, Project Officers (2) –Mombasa & Eldoret), Monitoring & Evaluation Assistants (2) Mombasa & Eldoret and Project Driver for SOS CV Kenya, based in National Office, Nairobi.

2. Project Officer: Eldoret

Job Summary: The Project Officer will be responsible for planning, revising and implementing project activities while collaboratively working with location programs team. In order to achieve these milestones, the office holder will develop a strong database for all the partners including Young Care Leavers, relevant State Departments, CSOs, and other related CBOs with whom to champion the youth agenda. Under the supervision of Project Manager and in partnership with M&E Officers, he/she will collate routine reports and submit them timely for review.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:
1. Conduct regular visits to project sites to monitor the implementation of activities, gather feedback from beneficiaries and submit detailed report about the activities and findings
2. Assist to develop and strengthen local projects networks/partnerships
3. Assist to identify needs and opportunities by conducting training needs assessments.
4. Collect data on project indicators and maintain an updated database on project progress
5. Assist in tracking project performance at community level and report, monitor and follow up on project activities.
6. Support the Project Manager to prepare periodic project reports based on accurate and evidence-based data/information
7. In collaboration with M&E Officer, support in the tracking of outcome of activities evidenced by accurate data to enhance quality of reporting.
8. Identify and document human-interest stories and case studies based on the successes of implemented projects.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience Required
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Community Development, Sociology or related field
• At least 5 years of demonstrate depth of experience and effectiveness preferably in an NGO context in working with community/grassroots people and organizations, specially focus on Development Projects.
• Strong data collection and collation skills, processing, analysis and report writing.
• Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database software programs.
• Experience working with civil society groups and government authorities.

How to Apply
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application & updated CV (with details of at least 3 traceable referees one of which must be immediate former employer should be to recruitment@soskenya.org addressed to the Human Resources Manager to reach us on or before 3rd May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

SOS Children’s Villages holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

SOS Children’s Villages is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.