Project Location(s):Nairobi, KE
Education:Degree in Agriculture, Nutrition, Community development, Sociology or any other related development fields. A diploma in combination with 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree
Centre for Behaviour Change and Communication (CBCC) Africa is a Kenyan organisation dedicated to providing locally driven comprehensive Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) solutions across different sectors using evidence-based programming, continued innovative approaches and strengthened partnerships. We have demonstrated expertise in SBC programme design, planning, implementation, evaluation, training, capacity strengthening and research. CBCC Africa is committed to achieving transformation of communities as well as creating lasting and impactful societal change through our contribution to SBC policy and practice in Kenya and the rest of Africa.
CBCC Africa is seeking to recruit 3 Project Officers to be based in Western Kenya (Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga) for an anticipated project in implementing agri-nutrition capacity building for grantees in the selected project sites. The project goal is to roll out a Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health approved nutrition training curriculum through a capacity strengthening cascade model that will enhance adoption of dietary practices aimed at improving nutritional outcomes.
These positions are contingent on availability of funding
Reporting directly to the Senior Programme Manager – Operations and Capacity Strengthening, the Project Officers will be the direct linkage to beneficiaries at the field level. They will be responsible for farmer group mobilisation, providing technical advisory to project beneficiaries, planning and administering trainings, monitoring, report writing and other day to day project activities as per the approved work plan.
- Conduct Trainer of Trainers (ToT) to lead farmers using the Agri Nutrition community dialogue cards and Talking Books, who in turn train their farmer groups
• Deployment of the Talking Books materials, monitoring and reporting sessions with the other partner organisations and their lead farmers
• Identification of farmer groups among the partners and grantees in the 4 counties
• Farmer group mobilisation to ensure that the right partners are reached as well as ensure optimal participation
• Training of small holder farmers/farmer groups on Agri Nutrition using the community dialogue cards and Talking Books
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Undertake timely data collection and reporting of project progress towards set training objectives and plan through pre-post-test assessments, pre-awareness and post training impact assessments, and routine monitoring
• Prepare formal monitoring reports as required (monthly, quarterly and annual)
• Carry out regular and planned supervisory visits to ensure smooth implementation of trainings and dialogue sessions by lead farmers
• Develop a database of all the trained farmer groups on Agri Nutrition and its members from the capacity strengthening activities
• Document success stories, case studies, best Agri-Nutrition practices and lessons learnt as required
• Ensure generation of detailed training reports (with signed attendance lists and GPS coordinates)
• Participate in periodic evaluation of the project as planned to determine impact on key Agri-Nutrition indicators
- Co-ordinate project management activities, resources, equipment and information
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, and reports
• Work with the finance department in reference to budgets, financial reports, project expenditures, claims and other financial issues
• Work closely with the direct supervisor in reference to document requests, workshop planning and logistics, program implementation and administrative issues
• Implement quality assurance and quality improvement measures for the overall activity
Strengthen Linkages with Government and Partners
- Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants
• Liaise with clients to identify and define requirements, scope, and objectives
• Make sure that clients’ needs are met as the project evolves
Knowledge and Skills
- Degree in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Nutrition, Community development, Sociology or any other related development fields. A diploma in combination with 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in direct implementation of donor-funded projects at the site level, interacting directly with beneficiaries, mobilisation, etc.
• Proficiency in planning, organization and report writing
• Facilitation/training skills
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Knowledge of at least one of the local languages spoken in Western Kenya is an added advantage
How to apply
If you would like to join CBCC Africa team, please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter and send your CV, application letter and three work related referees through email@example.com.
The closing date for submitting applications is 6th January 2020 at 5 p.m. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.