Project Officer – Direct Action Relief – Nairobi

Job Brief Overview
Direct Action Relief, under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Coordinator, the job holder will be responsible for supporting implementation of Direct Action Relief-Kenya projects in the Uasin Gishu Regions in collaboration with partners and stakeholders in the region.

Specific Skills Needed
Ability to multi-task, work within given deadlines/schedules and attention to detail
Good analytical and organizational skills
Good knowledge of Direct Action Relief and the environment in which it operates.
Must be able to read, write and speak English and Kiswahili fluently
Ability to productively interact with different stakeholders and citizens to advance Direct Action Relief work
Good analytical and project administration skills
Ability and experience to conceptualize, implement and evaluate governance and policy programmes
A good appreciation of advocacy and community engagement.

Key Responsibilities
Coordinate, manage and promote Direct Action Relief programmes/projects in the Region
Develop and implement strategies for community mobilization and empowerment to enable community groups to promote transparent and accountable institutions locally and nationally
Ensure timely adherence to donor reporting requirements
Ensure timely submission of project reports, both narrative and financial for both internal and external stakeholders.
Liaise with the Regional coordinator in defining institutional and programmatic priorities and objectives advised by the regional dynamics
Support effective implementation of the Direct Action Relief Strategic Plan by implementing plans for the region and reporting accordingly;
Develop strategies in liaison with the Resource Mobilization coordinating team, for sustainable funding for the regional office and the organization; •
Develop budgets, and monitor project expenditure for the regional office
Petty cash management for the Regional Office.

Educational Requirements
A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantage;
At least 2 years of demonstrated experience in implementing NGOs projects and working directly with communities and government officials at county level;
Computer literacy- Understanding of data entry, basic computer skills and knowledge of databases;
Experience and ability to conceptualize, implement and evaluate programmes.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.