POSITION IS CONTINGENT TO DONOR FUNDING
THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION OPEN TO KENYA NATIONALS OR PERMIT RESIDENCE OF KENYA ONLY.
The objective of the TWENDE project is to reduce the cost of climate change induced drought on Kenya’s national economy by increasing resilience of the livestock and other land use sectors in restored and effectively governed rangeland ecosystems. The project will contribute to improved adaptation to climate change of Kenya’s national policy of “Ending Drought Emergencies”, as outlined in “Kenya Vision 2030. The Project addresses the overarching climate change challenges through three components, and their relevant outputs and activities:
Component 1: Climate change adapted planning for drought resilience. The National Drought Management Authority (“NDMA”) will act as the Executing Entity for this Component;
Component 2: Restoration of rangeland landscapes for ecosystem based adaptation. The Government of Kenya (“GoK”), acting through the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (“MoAI”), will act as the Executing Entity for this Component;
Component 3: Climate change resilient ecosystem management for investments. Conservation International (“CI”) will act as the Executing Entity for this Component.
The project will strengthen climate change adaptation in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). The project will be implemented in 2 landscapes encompassing 11 counties, which have devolved powers under Kenya’s new constitution. The project will benefit 620,000 people in 104,000 households and will protect or restore 500,000 hectares of rangelands in a landscape of 2.5 million hectares. The target landscapes are dry season grazing areas: critical resource zones that provide refuge during periods of drought.
Under direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer, the Programme Officer (PO) will be responsible for day to day programmatic and administrative support of project activities implementation at site level within respective hubs. The Project manager will be expected to closely coordinate his/her activities with the executing entities technical teams in managing the realization of project outputs at the site level.
• Ensure adherence to the project’s work plan, prepare revisions of the work plan, if required
• Work with other field based staff in collecting data, carrying out surveys and preparing reports as needed
• Prepare site-based work plans based on project activities as provided in the Funding Agreement
• Provide appropriate field guidance and local knowledge support to landscape management team and other consultants
• Facilitate processes that support stakeholders to successfully implementing climate change resilient strategies as envisioned by the project
• Assume primary responsibility for daily project coordination both organizational and substantive matters, such as budgeting, planning and general monitoring of the project at site level;
• Coordinate field activities with the team of project executors, technical specialist and technical experts for smooth implementation of project activities
• Assume overall responsibility for the proper handling of logistics related to project workshops and events;
• Providing other logistical support, including: organizing arrangements for partners visiting
Ensure adequate information flow, discussions and feedback among the various stakeholders of the project
• Undertake public awareness about the TWENDE project at site level of operations
• Perform any other duties assigned by landscape coordinator within their area of technical competence
• Submit periodic reports as required by the landscape coordinator
iv) Any other duties
• Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science/Sociology/community development or other relevant subject.
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Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the “Apply” button.
Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.
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