Project Accountant and M&E Project Officer Jobs at Caritas Catholic Diocese of Isiolo

On Monday, April 8th, 2013
Caritas Isiolo
Project Officer-Monitoring and Evaluation/Information Communication and Advocacy
Start date; 1/05/2013
Duration; 1 year with possibility of extension
Location; Isiolo
Department: Caritas/Development and Social Services Department
Reports To: Project coordinator
The Organization

Caritas Isiolo is the social development arm of the Catholic Diocese of Isiolo and has been in existence since the establishment of the first parish before it was curved from the Diocese of Meru in 1994.

The M&E project officer will be responsible for conducting monitoring and evaluation in the implementation of the integrated food security project in the diocese.

He/She will also double as the information, communication and advocacy officer in the same project.
He/She will also ensure effective and timely implementation of the project activities as well as coordinate reporting and documentation
Job purpose Key responsibilities
  • Develop, review and analyze Monitoring and Evaluation tools and data (50%):
  • In collaboration with the project coordinator, review and develop databases for the integrated food security project.
  • In consultation with the project officers’ review, design and develop M&E systems appropriate to the project.
  • Produce regular reports for M&E work for learning and programme development
  • Coordinate and link integration of programme M&E data / programme audit checking for accuracy and consistency and ensuring quality in order to improve the accessibility and use of M&E information
  • Ensure M&E approaches, methodologies and tools address the relevance and impact of development work.
  • Ensure quality assurance in M&E of both  for CARITAS  and institutional donor funded programmes and projects by documenting and disseminating change, lessons learnt and best practices
  • Work closely with Project coordinator and Project staff ensuring internal and external programme reports are of quality standards and demonstrate change.
  • In collaboration with other officers coordinate technical studies which include feasibility studies, baseline surveys and evaluations.
  • Represent Caritas in planning forums and sectoral meetings with the government and other stakeholders
  • In liaison with the field teams, hold regular review meetings to assess the progress against the set targets and advice the supervisor and the management with recommendations on the progress as per internal policies, donor regulations and the project timelines
  • Information, communication and advocacy (50%)
  • The PO will oversee the implementation of various CARITAS supported governance, advocacy activities in conformance with CARITAS requirements.
  • Coordinate trainings on governance and advocacy issues in the diocese
  • Represent Caritas in planning forums and sectoral meetings with the government and other stakeholders
  • In liaison with the field teams, hold regular review meetings to assess the progress against the set targets and advice the supervisor and the management with recommendations on the progress as per internal policies, donor regulations and the project timelines.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree in social science with a strong background in governance and advocacy work.
  • Good reporting writing and communication skills
  • Understanding of project management and project cycle
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver desired results
  • Knowledge of participatory development methodologies
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with communities on governance and advocacy
Project Accountant
Duration: I year with possibility of extension
Location: Isiolo
Department: Caritas/Development and Social Services Department
Reports To: Project coordinator
The incumbent will be responsible for tracking the projects financial transactions and ensure full compliance with guidelines designed to comply with applicable rules and regulations of CARITAS which govern expenditures made by CARITAS as well as tax regulations with utmost completeness of the financial records to facilitate prompt reporting.
Key responsibilities
  • To maintain a sound financial system which entails entering information on accounting system: cheques, bank transfers, petty cash, bank reconciliations, reallocations to ensure up to date cash book at all times and accurate and timely monthly reports with minimal or no queries.
  • To promptly prepare and submit accurate and complete monthly financial reports as required.
  • To promptly prepare and submit monthly wire projections/cash forecasts to CAFOD.
  • To effectively and efficiently facilitate all audits
  • Preparing adhoc reports as may be required from time to time
  • Perform any other relevant financial and administrative duties that may be assigned.
Desired skills and experience
  • Experience in working for donor funded projects e.g. DFID,EU
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office packages
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to perform, prioritize multiple tasks and work within short deadlines
  • Good communication skills and a team player
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in commerce (Accounting) or CPA K
How to apply
  • Applications for the position should include;
  • A cover letter, illustrating your suitability for the position and salary expectations
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Names and addresses of 3 referrers, all of whom are professional /immediate line managers.
All correspondence should be addresses to.
The Director, Caritas Isiolo P.o Box 162, 60300 or
Email:[email protected]
Applications will be considered up to 11th April 2013.
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