Position title
Senior Project Officer – Case Management/Social Services
Description

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) is a voluntary charitable nongovernmental organization, registered in Kenya as a non-profit organization in 1993. AMURT has implemented over 22 projects countrywide and has supported and worked with local communities, local administration and organizations offering development services.  AMURT’s focus areas are emergency relief, OVC support, education, health care, income generation and capacity building, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, TB control, Nutrition, WASH and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in 9 counties. AMURT is located in Central region, Nyanza region, Samburu County and Coastal region of Kenya.

AMURT recently won an award for KENYA HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS FOR QUALITY SERVICES (KHPQS)-OVC/DREAMS program, and seeks to recruit the following positions based in Mombasa and Kilifi Counties.

Reports to: Technical lead social services

Country/Location: Coast region, Kenya

Length of Contract: Two years

Job Summary:

As a key member of the Tujitegemee Project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities related to Case Management/social services with respect to OVC in support of Tujitegemee work serving targeted beneficiaries. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other Tujitegemee Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Responsibilities
  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned Tujitegemee project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with OVC programing guiding principles and standards from the donor.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data in line with specified mechanisms and tools.
  • Collaborate with LIPs to prepare quality reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of LIPs, provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities, assist in identifying information for case studies /reports on promising practices and actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge.
  • Represent Tujitegemee project in relevant meetings at county and Sub County including technical working groups and other events.
  • Forging relations with the County government, GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities as per donor and standards and established schedules.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Health sciences, Public health, or a related field. Master ‘s degree will an added advantage
  • At least 6 years of progressive work experience in the field of child health and development, adolescent and young people focused integrated programing, HIV/AIDS, and other health-related projects in Kenya and for an NGO.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understating of department of child services -GOK and how OVC services are integrated for roll out at County level.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Strong communication, relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented. 

Proficiency level

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Travel Required

Up to 80% of travel time to Tujitegemee LIP project sites

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Project Officers OVC

External: Representatives of the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

Contacts

All applicants should urgently email a letter of application, CV, certificates and relevant testimonials to jobs@amurtafrica.org by 25th March 2021 indicating current and expected Salary. Candidates should clearly indicate the position applied for and its Reference number as the email subject. Interview will be done on a rolling basis and Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

“AMURT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to child safe guarding.”

Job Location
Date posted
March 12, 2021
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