Job Opportunities

PURPOSE:

The Project Officer is responsible for providing support in planning, implementation and monitoring of key project activities in close coordination with different stakeholders and service providers.

The incumbent will work closely with the Program Manager (National Youth Coordinator) in strengthening youth development at county and national level through promoting livelihood and economic empowerment initiatives in KRCS and with stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • In liaison with the County Coordinator, oversee overall management, monitoring and coordination of ECDM project activities at the county level.
  • Promote youth development (livelihood and economic empowerment ) mainstreaming within the county government through capacity building and on- going coaching and mentoring and support similar initiatives at the national level in liaison with the National Youth Coordinator.
  • Conduct youth development  awareness and training sessions in Mukuru Informal Settlement.
  • Document pre and post-training assessments, and develop timely progress and final reports as required
  • Participate in Youth Development assessments and participate in the development of County Youth Policy and implementation of the Kenya Youth Development Policy within Nairobi County.
  • Research, compile, summarize and present information/ data on Youth Development initiatives undertaken in Nairobi County.
  • Support establishment of new, and strengthening of existing local youth networks with Nairobi County
  • Carry out Monitoring and Evaluation of activities and purpose corrective action required during the course of implementation of the work plan
  • Assisting the County Coordinator in preparing workplans and budgets for submission to the Headquarters for compilation
  • Develop strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships and networks with stakeholders, and other players on the ground to ensure implementation of programmes that enhance effectiveness.
  • Ensure proper accounts in accordance to the KRCS regulations and donor requirements
  • Keep the project activities implementation and reporting on schedule and on track
  • Maintain necessary communication to facilitate effective coordination for project delivery
  • Ensure Red Cross representation and visibility during the rolling out of the project and throughout its implementation period.
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
  • Support the trained resource KRCS volunteers in the implementation and reporting of the project
  • Ensure that the knowledge acquired by the volunteers is trickled down to other youth in the Branch
  • Ensure coordination at different levels within the project and externally
  • Ensure that project plans and budget reflect the actual situation in implementation and suggest adjustments when necessary

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Development Studies, Sociology, Public Administration and Management, Social Sciences or in a related field from a recognized institution, and in depth knowledge of the current youth development priorities in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated experience in youth development work with a specific focus on livelihood and economic empowerment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with administrative and community structures in development context;
  • Proficient and experienced in planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations
  • Possess skills in proposal and report writing, project cycle management and participatory monitoring and evaluation of projects

Key Competencies 

  • A good understanding of community work and development programming and effective project management.
  • A good understanding of the County Government structures and national youth development strategy.
  • A good understanding of the local area,culture and language in Mukuru Informal Settlement.
  • Able to coordinate and network with partners to build synergies that enhance sustainability of the project outcomes.
  • Sensitive and responsive to gender,ethnicity,disability and other social issues
  • Participatory and team approach to work and behaviour
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Able to provide timely,well written and analytical reports to the project team as required.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
  • Self-motivated with a passion for the work and keen to learn as well as share knowledge and new ideas around livelihoods.
  • Prior volunteerism and knowledge of Kenya Red Cross Society’s work will be an added

Apply Via https://www.redcross.or.ke/Careers?utm

05 Jul, 2021

Finance and Administration Manager – Deadline: 15/07/2021

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible for:

  1. Managing the Revenue Generation Process to ensure competitiveness, profitability and sustainability of the Corporation;
  2. Ensuring compliance with regulatory authorities on finance related matters;
  3. Developing and implementing office administrative and personnel systems;
  4. Advising on compliance by the Corporation or its entities with the Kitui County Corporation Act, Public Finance Management Act 2012 and any other relevant law;
  5. Designing and developing revenue generation systems and procedures;
  6. Developing and ensuring the implementation of an effective internal control system for prudent financial management;
  7. Reviewing financial accounting reports for adequacy and appropriateness;
  8. Advising on financial risk profile of the Corporation; and
  9. Coordinating the preparation of guidelines relevant to revenue generation, enhancement, administration and debt collection.

For appointment to this position, a person should:

  1. Have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance Options) Business Administration, Economics or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
  2. Have at least ten (10) years post qualification experience in Financial Management/ Revenue mobilization, five (5) of which should have been in a senior position or at a top management level in the Public Service or Private Sector, preferably in the Apparel Industry;
  3. Be a Member of either the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Certified Secretaries or Institute of Internal Auditors;
  4. A relevant Master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.

Method of Application

NB: Applicants will be required to satisfy all the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and avail clearances from the following institutions:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

To be considered, your application must be received by not later than 15th July 2021 and addressed to:

The Chairperson

Kitui County Textile Centre

(KICOTEC)Board of Directors

P.O Box 72 – 90200

KITUI

Or

Through the following email address:   kicotec@kitui.go.ke . Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

 

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