Project Officer – Rangelands and Livestock at Catholic Relief

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Project Officer – Rangelands and Livestock

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  •  Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  •  Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices
  •  Lead the contextual analysis of Rangelands and Livestock structures, policy environment and livelihoods issues affecting the target groups;
  •  Lead the development and implementation of innovative Rangelands and Livestock interventions, through community-based systems, addressing the needs of the most vulnerable members of society;
  •  Participate in the development and implementation of operational work plans in accordance with the budget, results framework, and administrative guidelines approved by the Program Steering Committee (PSC);
  •  Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  •  Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.
  •  Strengthen program linkages and foster good working relations with civil society organizations, government representatives, private sector and community-based organizations.
  •  Facilitate training needs identification and capacity building for the county staff and other public and private partners;
  •  Support the information/data management officer to develop annual learning agenda, data analysis from the field and producing customized reports for various applications/interventions;
  •  Collect and analyze program data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices to facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to livestock and Rangelands and Livestock learning agenda.
  •  Monitor compliance of Rangelands and Livestock activities contract service providers, consultants and implementing entities contracted by the CR

Required Languages – Excellent verbal and written communication in English, able to write reports in an understandable manner

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  •  Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
  •  Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  •  Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities


Basic Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Range management, livestock production, Natural Resource Management or Environment, a master’s degree will be an added advantage
  •  At least 3 years work experience in Rangelands and Livestock
  •  Experience in Rangelands and Livestock approaches in ASAL contexts
  •  Experience in market systems development
  •  Experience in county government engagement and representation
  •  Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.


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