Kenya nationals: Project Officer (UNDP)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Nairobi, , KE

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the National Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Project Officer – Baringo Portfolio will:

  • Attend meetings, trainings and workshops at the landscape on behalf of GEF SGP
  • Keep the SGP secretariat informed of the progress and challenges at the site
  • Assist grantees to write progress and financial reports as per expectations of GEF SGP and submit them on time.
  • Attend NSC meetings when called upon to do so, to give NSC members update of the progress of portfolio implementation at the landscape/seascape.
  • Visit projects on a regular basis to monitor progress and assess accomplishment of milestones
  • Engage grantee and communities in a mid-term review and an end-of-project evaluation.
  • Work with strategic partner to (i) organize grantee workshops for experience exchange and information sharing as well as eco-fairs to display and communicate the outcomes of the complementary projects; (ii) organize field visits for SGP staff and key stakeholders; (iii) engage media personnel (TV and radio) for featuring SGP; (iv) produce quarterly and annual reports (v) mobilize grantees and communities to celebrate/observe international environment days, such as World Water Day; International Day of biodiversity, World Env Day, World Day to Combat Desertification, etc (vi) support the multi-stakeholder platform (vii) produce knowledge management material
  • Any other tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
Bachelor degree or equivalent

First level university degree in rural development/development studies, public policy, environmental/natural resource management studies, sociology; or related field.

36 Months
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience working in rural areas on issues related to community development.
  • At least 2 years of experience in addressing issues related agricultural development; environmental conservation; sustainable rural development is an asset.
  • Experience in project management, particularly at community level.
  • Experience in producing results-based management reports.
  • High level of professionalism and maturity,
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills,
  • Flexibility to work in harmony with staff members of different cultural backgrounds,
  • Ability to function in a high pressure environment under tight deadlines,
  • With a spirit of team work and initiative to produce assigned tasks with minimum supervision,
  • Computer literacy in writing, spread sheets and presentations,
  • Self-motivated and with organizational and analytical skills,
  • This is a field-based position, located within the Lk. Bogoria production landscape, Baringo County.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Possession of a valid motorcycle license and a motor vehicle licence is a plus.
  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Development programme management, Community participation and development
Yes

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:23-08-2020


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