Field Officers, Data Assistant, Area Finance & Admin Officer at ChildFund International

On Friday, October 18th, 2013
ChildFund International exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities
ChildFund promotes societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.

ChildFund Kenya is recruiting for the following position:
Field Officer – FFA Project

Tracking Code: 302318-818

Job Description

  • Fluency in written and oral English, Kiswahili and Ngaturkana
  • Knowledgeable in community Community Based Targetting, Community based Resilience Analysis, Rain Water Harvesting Technologies, Participatory planning and learning techniques and Sphere Standards
  • Proficiency in use of relevant computer packages
  • Strong communication, report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Willing and ability to work and live in rural set-ups with minimal supervision

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Agriculture related training, social science/community development.

Required Experience: 3 years working experience in designing, implementing and monitoring  donor funded projects

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Mobilize communities and support in the identification of FFA projects, Generation of site specific proposals and in the implementation of FFA Projects through close supervision and monitoring.
  • Supervise community based Targeting, Identification, Registration and Distribution processes according to CBTD and FFA guidelines and Ensure a gender responsive distribution system where Women/Girls’ have direct access to their entitlements.
  • Ensure timely, efficient and accountable distribution of Food and Non- Food Items in various FFA Sites/Final Distribution Points
  • Provide feedback on work norm achievements and constraints encountered during FFA projects implementation and make recommendations and suggestions on a monthly basis.
  • Facilitate meetings with Relief and Asset Management Committees /Project Committee and Beneficiaries and keep records of such meetings.
  • Continuously update and maintain all Beneficiary Documents and Records in close collaboration with Relief and Asset Management Committees / Project Committees, Data Assistant and Logistician at the Sites and Cluster Offices.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely monthly, Quarterly and Annual monitoring report on FFA projects, Food and Non-Food Items distribution and collect relevant data at field level for onward discussion with the Project Officers to generate recommendations/ suggestions.
  • Train communities on use of appropriate rain water harvesting technologies for assets creation, Asset Ownership and Sustainability.
  • Resolve conflicts and disagreements as they arise during project implementation with the assistance of Relief and Asset Management Committees and local administrative structures..
  • Liaise with other implementing partners, government line ministries and community stakeholders in the implementation of the Food for Assets projects.
  • Promote voice of children and youth in implementation of the projects by upholding child protection policy.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Job Location: Lodwar, North-Eastern (Kaskazini Mashariki), Kenya

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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Field Officers – Turkana DRR Project

Tracking Code: 302291-818

Job Description

The Field Officer for the Turkana DRR project will be tasked with the implementation of the project activities.

The officer will undertake the day to day project activities at the field level. 

S/he will ensure timely activity implementation and monitoring of the activities at the field as well as facilitating regular updates to the PO and rest of Turkana programme team. 

The field officer will ensure that at the field level the project is implemented in synergy with ChildFund Kenya, Turkana program.  

The incumbent will ensure a smooth working relationship and in collaboration with other partners and personnel on ground from relevant line/county ministries and NGOs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mobilizing and sensitizing community on the DRR project  goals and objectives
  • Facilitating of the pre and post KAP surveys in the target areas.
  • Organizing and facilitating local documentation and dissemination of KAP survey findings and good practices to local stakeholders.
  • Facilitating mobilization, training/workshops and running of community based risk reduction management committees.
  • Facilitating dialogue among the community local leadership, government, and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitating and supporting the community in linking up with the established local SMS based platform disseminating DRR and climate change information
  • Ensure smooth collaboration with vernacular radio station for dissemination of whether forecast information and education of agro – pastoralist communities in the target area
  • Facilitate establishment of 2 youth led mobile public theatres for integrating child protection in community managed disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
  • Conduct mobilization and formation of community groups for trainings
  • Facilitate the various groups trainings including VSL, DRR, CCA and the follow up with mentoring and support   with relevant livelihoods inputs
  • Facilitate 3 water resource users groups in registration, training and development of sub catchment management plans.
  • Undertake regular field monitoring of project interventions
  • Develop and submit progress reports on timely manner and as per the donor agreement.
  • Any other duties that may be allocated to him or her by the supervisor.

Required Skills

  • Proven organizational, analytical, negotiating, communication (oral and written) and training skills
  • Knowledge of local language and sensitivity to culture is very necessary.
  • Community mobilization & sensitization skills
  • Team player skills,
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills

Required Experience

  • A minimum of a Degree, preferably in natural resource management
  • A minimum of 1 year proven experience in working/programming in emergency relief, recovery or development.

Job Location: Lodwar, Nairobi, Kenya

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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Data Assistant – FFA Project

Tracking Code: 302319-818

Job Description
  • Fluency in written and oral English, Kiswahili
  • Knowledgeable in Community Based Targetting and Community Based Resilience Analysis.
  • Proficiency in use of relevant Computer Packages (MS Word, Excel, Database, Publisher and SPSS)
  • Strong communication, report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Willing and ability to work and live in rural setups with minimal supervision
  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology/Computer science and or statistics
Required Experience
  • 3 years working experience in implementing and monitoring  donor funded project
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design, develop and implement the database at field level for storing, sharing and analyzing data in all areas of the projects’ undertakings.
  • Work with the Project Officers and Field Officers to check and verify data relating to all project activities, and develop suitable monitoring and reporting tools.
  • Coordinating and supervising methodologies of data collection and verification through the use of computer applications like word processing, spread sheet analysis, access programs among other utilities.
  • Ensure information on food distribution, Non-Food Items distribution and work norms achieved is keyed in for reporting purposes.
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of all the project activities according to established procedures.
  • Process and distribute a variety of reports including minutes, monthly and annual reports to their respective respondents as required.
  • Handle data processing operation relating to specific or multiple projects and general maintenance of the database which entails compiling, sorting and verifying accuracy of data entered by comparing with source documents and making the necessary adjustments.
  • Provision of IT support which entails advising on the operations and maintenance of computer hardware and software.
  • Develops and maintains relevant databases and filing systems for optimal management of project information and contacts.
  • Contribute to the project monitoring of performance indicators and regular reporting systems by preparing data analysis, summary sheets and reports in accordance to project needs.
  • Work in conjunction with the Logistics officer and Office Assistant to provide administrative support to the Project Staff.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Job Location: Lodwar, North-Eastern (Kaskazini Mashariki), Kenya
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Area Finance & Admin Officer – Emali Program

Tracking Code: 302321-818

Job Description: Description of the Role: Reporting to the Area Manager, the Area Finance Officer will be in charge of the financial management in the area

Required Skills:

  • Competent with all Microsoft Office & accounting packages
  • Good organisational and time management skills
Required Experience
  • At least two years Professional experience in accountancy and administration especially in an NGO
  • CPA III, A Bachelors degree will be an added advantage
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintaining all cash books
  • Issuing cash payments/petty cash management
  • Ensuring that floats are used for the purpose for which they were issued and that they are recovered on a timely basis
  • Ensuring that all cash expenditure are appropriately approved
  • Ensuring that cash expenditures are coded correctly and charged to the appropriate donor/project cash accounts.
  • Processing cheque payments and ensuring that appropriate supporting documentation is attached to all payments
  • Ensuring that all invoices are paid on time and that expenditures are appropriately authorized.
  • Preparing of the monthly management accounts and donor reports;
  • Preparing financial reports/reconciliation for internal monitoring.
  • Maintaining the finance department’s filing system
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Area Manager
Job Location: Emali, Eastern (Mashariki), Kenya

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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