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Local Coordinator- Samburu

Therefore, the Consultant will be responsible for the following activities and deliverables:

  • Overall project management, coordination and implementation.
  • Annual planning of activities in Samburu County, monitor and supervise execution of activities, provide updates on changes, and ensure the timely and responsive delivery of outputs and reports.
  • Maintain close contacts and relations with relevant local partners and projects in and around the project’s target area.
  • Maintain close contacts and relations with local stakeholders. Liaise with relevant government stakeholders, NGO’s, other partner organizations and projects, to ensure good coordination and collaboration.
  • Monitor, coordinate and solve issues in the project from implementation phase to handing over of the project.
  • Monitor and promptly report project progress and handle any issues that arise from time to time.
  • Prepare and maintain comprehensive project documentation and reports at least once a month.
  • Prepare monthly reports and provide information about the local issues, which may affect the project.
  • Participation to relevant and sectorial coordination tables/working groups in Samburu and visibility activities.
  • Support the development of M&E tools aimed at monitoring, evaluating the project and assessing its impact.
  • Support the collection of achievements and lessons of the project activities and support the dissemination to partners and stakeholders.
  • Support feasibility studies, data collection and new project proposals development.
  • Any other duty as required by the line managers/supervisors.

Diploma / Level of studies:

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Required: BA/BSc Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Human Sciences, Humanities, Human Resources Management or other related field.

Desired: MA degree International Relations and Development or related field.

Experience:

· A minimum of 3 years in international cooperation and development field and coordination related experience preferably from NGOs sector.

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· Ability and willingness to manage project implementation

· Actual grassroots experience, working with communities and CSOs

· Good numerical, report writing and administration skills.

· Experience in the monitoring of implementation and evaluation of international programmes.

· Experience in community mobilization, program management and programs development.

Counsellor – Samburu 

Role and Responsibilities:

· Coordinate and implement the Child Protection – PSS component of the project, in accordance with agreed objectives and indicators, in order to meet the project objectives within the budget and the allocated period.

· Develop an annual detailed work plan for the project component for which he or she is responsible with support from the line manager; review this plan each month.

· Develop and implement an appropriate and effective PSS strategy for the project, including proactive planning for a responsible exit.

· Development of a training plan, in modules, on Psychosocial Support and management of cases of GBV victims.

· Delivery of the training plan and the training sessions to the school staff (trainer).

· Provision of adequate and individualized psychosocial support to girls hosted in a centre located within the primary school, girls at risk and/or victims of GBV. Implement the Psychosocial activities according to the work plan in line with donor and Tree of Life requirements, including proposing any necessary changes.

· Provision of support to the school’s teaching staff in identifying other cases at risk of GBV in the school and in providing an ongoing basic PSS service.

· Identification / development of information material for psychosocial support and training activities.

· Organization and participation to family home visits.

· Support to the organization of awareness campaigns on the Rights of the Child and Education.

· Participation to relevant and sectorial coordination tables/working groups in Samburu and visibility activities; networking with key stakeholders of the sector in the area, supporting the creation of linkages and partnerships with government and private entities and services.

· Compile and aggregate narrative and quantitative reports, in line with donor’s guidelines and requirements.

· Support to the collection of visibility and information materials about the project.

· Support the development of M&E tools aimed at monitoring, evaluating the project and assessing its impact.

· Properly document the achievements and lessons of the project activities and support the dissemination to partners and stakeholders.

· Collect receipts, administrative documents with the support of the Tree of Life Finance office, ensuring that all expenses are properly documented and done according to the available budget.

· Work as a team player providing relevant information and assistance to colleagues and ensuring project components for which she or he is responsible are interlinked.

· Ensures that gender considerations are taken into account at all stages of the project cycle from design through implementation to evaluation.

· Any other duty as required by the line manager commensurate with the post and relevant to the achievement of Project objectives.

Minimum requirements

Knowledge and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Counselling psychology or any other relevant field of study with specialization in counselling.

· Knowledge and experience of (primary) mental health care principles and management.

  • Strong ability to work with partners using effective interpersonal and communication skills and to respectfully interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical skills, report writing, administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills.
  • Solid organizational/time and project management skills as well as proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

· Computer skills (Microsoft office word, excel, etc.)

· Data handling skill

· Excellent spoken and written English and knowledge of the Samburu language will be an added advantage

Supervisor of Infrastructural works & Project activities

Role and Responsibilities:

· Preparation of operational agreements with the selected construction company.

· Preparation of the works schedule, in collaboration with the construction company.

· Daily monitoring of the progress of infrastructural works, in compliance with the time schedule and work plan.

· Check and ensure compliance with safety standards set by the Kenyan legislation.

· Check and ensure compliance with local regulations and specifically the anti-covid regulations of the staff of the construction company, to protect the school staff and pupils.

· Prepare and share with the line managers monthly updates and status/progress of the works.

· Immediate reporting of any critical issues and challenges in carrying out the works.

· Supervision of the testing and the quality check of the infrastructural works, to make sure that they meet adequate standards.

· Provision of solution of difficulties and challenges related to the implementation of the infrastructural works.

· Support the supervision and overall coordination, planning, management and implementation of all project’s activities and components, acting as assistant and deputy supervisor based on the needs, in accordance with agreed objectives and indicators, in order to meet the project objectives within the budget and the allocated period.

· Support the implementing partner in achieving the project objectives and indicators.

· Participation to relevant coordination meetings, tables/working groups in Samburu and visibility activities, when required; support the networking with key stakeholders of the sector in the area, supporting the creation of linkages and partnerships with government and private entities and services.

· Compile and aggregate narrative and quantitative reports, timely and high quality reports in line with donor’s guidelines and requirements.

· Collect visibility and information materials about the project.

· Support the development of M&E tools aimed at monitoring, evaluating the project and assessing its impact.

· Support the collection of achievements and lessons of the project activities and support the dissemination to partners and stakeholders.

· Support the collection of receipts, administrative documents with the support of the project’s Finance team, ensuring that all expenses are properly documented and done according to the available budget.

· Work as a team player providing relevant information and assistance to colleagues and ensuring that all project components are interlinked.

· Support feasibility studies, data collection and project proposals development.

· Any other duty as required by the line manager commensurate with the post and relevant to the achievement of Project objectives.

Minimum requirements

Knowledge and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management or related built environment field (i.e. construction management, Architecture, Building Economics or Civil Engineering).

· Knowledge and technical expertise in infrastructural works; architectural skills.

· Knowledge and experience of project management.

  • Strong ability to work with partners using effective interpersonal and communication skills and to respectfully interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical skills, report writing, administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Solid organizational/time and project management skills as well as proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

· Computer skills (Microsoft office word, excel, etc.)

· Data handling skill

· Excellent spoken and written English.

· Knowledge of the Samburu language will be an added advantage.

Other Skills Required

· Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn – open to learning new ways of doing things.

· Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, participatory approach and sustainable development.

· Planning and management skills.

Experience:

· A minimum of 3 years in the project management, architectural works, and coordination preferably in the NGOs sector.

· Past experience supervising public buildings and works is a plus.

· Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.

· Good numerical, report writing and administration skills.

· Experience in the monitoring of implementation and evaluation of donor-funded programmes.

Confidentiality

Employees must sign a child Safeguarding Policy and a confidentiality agreement, and may not share organizational materials without the express written permission from a supervisor; and

Respect – the Tree of Life aims to always show respect and appreciation for team members, Partners and all.

Working schedule

Working hours will be agreed upon. However, flexibility will be required to suit the project’s needs.

Budget and salary

Available budget for this position is between 70,000 and 110,000 Kshs. all-inclusive, depending on the work experience.

How to apply

The application should include the following:

· Cover letter (stating current salary and expected salary, and how your profile fits the position and the skills required).

· CV having 3 references with contacts.

The soft copy application should be sent to: kenya@alberodellavita.org

CC: finance.kenya@alberodellavita with the subject heading indicating the position applied for.

Deadline for application is 14th of January 2022.

Do not attach in this phase ID documents, school or university certificates, or any other document that has not been requested.

Applications received after the deadline or incomplete will not be considered. Only short-listed candidate (s) will be contacted.

Due to the urgency of the position applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Tree of Life is an equal opportunity employer, and respect all gender, nationality or religious affiliations.

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