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Friday, June 15, 2012

ACK Mothers Union Project Officer and Assistant Project Officer Jobs in Maralal Kenya - Maternal Child Health Project


Project Officer and Assistant Project Officer
 
Maternal Child Health Project, Samburu
 
The Mothers Union of the Anglican Church of Kenya (MUACK) is implementing an Australian government funded maternal-child health (MCH) project with the nomadic pastoralist communities in Laikipia and  Samburu.
 
The project will run till June 2016.
 
The MCH project has two vacancies for mature and skilled personnel seriously committed to improving the health of the mother and child. 

The positions are based out of Maralal and will work in close communication with the head office in Nanyuki.
 
Project Officer
 
Reporting to the Project Coordinator the Project Officer will carry overall responsibility for successful implementation of the project in Samburu. 

This involves:
  • Manage Samburu project team including the Assistant Project Officer, Link Persons and Community Facilitators
  • Work with the entire project team to deliver quality planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities.
  • Support the Samburu project team to work with and build the capacity of Community Development Committee’s in each project site.
  • Provide leadership and guidance towards improving the involvement of women in making decisions that affect their lives.
  • Efficiently manage the finances allocated to the Samburu project site.
  • Build strong networks and working partnerships with government departments, NGOs and other relevant organisations, particularly the Department of Health.
  • Maintain strong and frequent communication links with the project office in Nanyuki. Submit regular progress reports including successes and challenges.
Required Qualifications
  • Possess a relevant Diploma, for example in fields such as Social Science or Development Management.
  • Have at least three years experience in a comparative position.
  • Have proven strong financial management skills.
  • Speak, read and write fluent English.
  • Be fluent in the Samburu language, and understanding of Samburu culture.
  • Be computer literate, including use of the Microsoft Office suite and emails.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of honesty, confidentiality and trust.
  • A high level of self-organisation and motivation is necessary.
The annual salary package for the role is between KES500,000 and KES650,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
 
Assistant Project Officer
 
Managed by the Project Officer, the Assistant Project Officer will be the key link between the project office and the community based field staff.
 
Coordinate between the Maralal project office and field teams. Provide the Project Officer and field teams with clear, accurate information.
 
Support the field teams to work with and build the capacity of Community Development Committee’s in each project site.
 
Participate in planning meetings, and provide regular progress reports.
 
Undertake other appropriate tasks as directed by the Project Officer.
 
Required Qualifications
  • Previous experience as a field officer or similar on a community development project.
  • Be committed to the involvement of women in making decisions that affect their lives.
  • Be fluent in the Samburu language, and understanding of Samburu culture.
  • Be fluent in speaking and understanding English.
The annual salary package for the role is between KES350,000 and KES500,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Submit applications to AnglicordAssist@aacestrlt.co.ke.
 
Applications should comprise a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining how you meet the selection criteria, a CV to the maximum of 3 pages, and contact details for three professional referees. 

Only applications submitted electronically will be accepted, and only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications from suitably qualified women are welcomed. 

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 25 June 2012.