Reporting to the Project Manager – Disability Inclusive Development (DID), the Project Officer contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country where s/he is based. The project officer contributes to the implementation of his/her project, ensuring the optimal quality and the impact of the project. S/he works closely with the programme technical team

S/he will be responsible for

Missions / responsibilities

Mission 1: Operational implementation

Responsibility 1: Contribute to project planning and implementation in line with the existing frameworks

  • Contributing to planning and preparing activities, tools and the associated resources, and implement the action plan in conjunction with the support services and the technical unit.
  • Ensuring that activities are implemented and that resources are correctly allocated as authorized by the project manager.
  • Ensuring regular reporting of activities, and contribute to the internal and external reporting as requested by the project manager.
  • Contributing to identifying areas of the project in which adjustments are required and put forward adaptations to the project manager.

Responsibility 2: Contribute to project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

  • Contributing to project monitoring, specifically activity progress indicators and the expected outcomes.
  • Contributing to project evaluations at the request of the project manager, and ensure that project evaluation recommendations are followed.
  • Contributing to the setup and smooth running of accountability mechanisms.
  • Contribute to project learning.

Responsibility 3: Ensure project data management

  • Ensuring that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place and are used correctly on the project, in line with global standards.
  • Collecting and compiling project-related data in the relevant database.

Responsibility 4: Contribute to the coordination of project teams

  • As authorized by the project manager, facilitate coordination meetings between the project teams and the support services located in the area when necessary.
  • Ensure that the project teams and the support teams (shared and technical services, in particular) work well together in order to facilitate the implementation of the project in the country.

Responsibility 5: Contribute to external project communication

  • Contribute to HI’s external influence by taking part in networks, when required.
  • Build effective partner relationships with the DID Project consortium partners, County and National government education departments, OPDs, stakeholders, and like-minded INGOs/national NGOs.
  • Communicate about the project to partners, authorities and stakeholders when relevant.

Mission 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Contribute to the programme’s emergency preparedness initiatives, and in an emergency situation, adapt his/her working arrangements in order to contribute to an effective humanitarian response from HI.

Qualifications and skills required

  • At least a Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Special Needs Education, ECDE or any related courses
  • Demonstrable experience with inclusive ECDE and disability issues including dealing with Children with Disabilities, skills training/development, and partner engagement. Certificate in Inclusive Education or sign language will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working as special need /inclusive education teacher.
  • Experience in working with EARC.
  • Skills in using the Child Functioning Module (CFM) of the Washington Group set of questions
  • TOT certificate will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge on Inclusive education policies and UNCRPD

How to Apply

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV by email to :- jobs.kenya@hi.orgThe email subject line should be marked: “Application for Project Officer – Inclusive Early Childhood Education(ECDE) – Kakuma”. Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

All HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.

Humanity & Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply