An NGO Needs A Project Officer In Kenya
Be part of the solution…….
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international federation of member organizations working in development through volunteers to fight poverty and disadvantage.
VSO Jitolee is a member of the VSO federation based in Nairobi with an East African regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from Kenya and Uganda to serve as volunteers in VSO programmes in 37 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
In addition, VSO Jitolee contributes to Kenya’s national development through international volunteers who work with local partners across the country. VSO Jitolee is an independent INGO registered in Kenya and governed by a local board.
VSO Jitolee is looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to lead the Strengthening Citizens’ Participation in Governance of Education (SCPGE) project.
This is a project funded through the Drivers of Accountability Programme (DAP) and will be implemented in 13 counties across Kenya. The project aims to ensure that Special Needs Education is mainstreamed into the New Education Policy and implementation framework.
The project seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity of community institutions to undertake advocacy and to demand accountability and responsiveness on Special Needs Education at school and county levels as well as to strengthen the capacity of Disabled Persons Organizations to engage in mainstreaming Special Needs Education into the New Education Policy and implementation framework.
As the project officer, you will be responsible for planning, implementation, financial management and monitoring and evaluation of the project.
You will work with the implementing partners to identify capacity gaps and develop appropriate interventions and provide technical assistance to Community Based Rehabilitation groups and Disabled Persons Organizations on comprehensive advocacy, program design and implementation.
You will provide support to the national and international volunteers within the project.
You will be a Bachelor’s degree holder preferably in the social sciences or development studies with further certification in project management. Your experience of project management will be critical to your success in planning and implementing the project.
Experience in monitoring and evaluation and advocacy at local and national levels within the Basic Education Sector is essential. Knowledge and experience in Disability and Education programming and Special Needs Education will be advantageous.
You will have excellent communication, leadership, negotiation and relationship-building skills.
If you find this a worthy career challenge, send your application – composed of a CV and an expression of interest of not more than two pages explaining why you meet the person specifications, and are the ideal candidate for the job.
Please include telephone and email contact.
Applications should be sent to:
The Human Resources Manager, VSO Jitolee:
Please quote the job reference number VSOJPO/ 03/12 on the email subject line.
Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer).
Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.
VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.
Application deadline 14th March 2012
Interviews 3rd Week March 2012
Expected Start Date (Subject to negotiation) 1st week of April 2012
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