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Project Officer-Education

About the Role

The project Officer will assist in the implementation of Educational activities of the Kilifi county Integrated WASH and Education Project (KIWEP) Project in Kilifi County He/she will directly report to the Field Coordinator.

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Project planning and implementation (50%)

  • Conduct social mobilizations, project target identifications, setting target criteria for the integrated project activities.
  • Work closely with the Community focal persons in Mobilization, sensitization and general implementation of the project including handling beneficiaries complains.
  • Development of project implementation plans and budgets within the project framework.
  • Supporting and keeping track of day-to-day activities implementation at the selected sites.
  • Preparation of weekly project implementation plans/acceleration plans
  • Ensure timely implementation of project activities as per the work plan budgetary, standards and procedures
  • Ensure filling of project documents in accordance with IRK policy and procedures.
  • Assist in any other implementation duty assigned by line managers.

Monitoring, Documentation, Communications, and reporting (30%)

  • Ensure the project target is achieved in line with project plans and result framework
  • Assist in Developing project implementation tools including Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs), MEAL Plans, Procurement Plans, Communication plan, weekly/monthly work plans as may be necessary.
  • Document community and stakeholders’ feedback and share with relevant stakeholders for appropriate action.
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of project implementation at field Level.
  • Prepare and submit timely monthly, quarterly, annually narrative, and financial reports.
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of the IRK’s MEAL System, Core humanitarian Standard (CHS) and other relevant policies.

Coordination and Networking (20%)

  • Coordinate with other partners working in the area in support of programme,
  • Represent IRK at relevant stakeholder forums as may be requested by the line Managers

Qualification and experience

  • Preferably a university degree in education, social sciences, statistics, agriculture, community development, project management or any other related field.
  • Minimum of at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position or project management in both emergency and development projects.
  • Vast knowledge and experience in programme management cycle-planning, monitoring, evaluation, documentation/reporting /sharing and learning.
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Personal skills and competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong beneficiary/local partner-service focus
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people as a member of multi-cultural teams.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and control processes.
  • Experience in projects planning, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning.
  • Knowledge of the key issues and trends in Education
  • Maturity, diplomacy, tact, and discretion, with strong negotiation skills.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues
  • Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, skills/experience in peace initiatives-workshops, trainings, rallies, peace events. and awareness campaigns.

Method of Application

Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, national Id card, names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to:  by 23rd September 2022

Note: Please note that this recruitment shortlist will be done on a rolling basis.

Disclaimers: The Islamic relief does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process thus during the application, interviews processes, offer/ contract, or training.


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P. O Box 417 – 00202, KNH, Nairobi

Tel: 0727531220.

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