Employment Opportunity: PROJECT OFFICER

The Network together with Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), Islamic Relief Kenya (IRK), The Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) and Tangaza University is implementing a project “Religious minorities in Kenya: Overcoming divides, respecting rights”. The objective of this project is to address the problems affecting the full enjoyment of rights by the Muslim minority and the African Traditional Religions (ATR) communities in Kenya, arising from mistrust and excessive repression by the State authorities, misunderstandings with other faith-communities, and limited knowledge of constitutional rights, including promotion of gender equality.

The Network is looking for a Project Officer based and employed by FCA Kenya Office in Nairobi to coordinate the implementation and monitoring of the project “Religious minorities in Kenya: Overcoming divides, respecting rights”. The main tasks and competence required are described below:

  • Coordinate the overall implementation of project activities led by the Network, and under supervision of the Network Program Manager, including the coordination of the planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting (internal and external) of those activities
  • Support the development of a communication strategy and social media platforms to promote religious tolerance and inter-faith dialogue
  • Coordinate with local partners on programmatic, financial, procurement and logistical issues
  • Maintain good relations and communication with project partners together with Network Program Manager
  • Preparing work plans and produce timely reports – financial and progress reports
  • Promote identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning
  • Maintain effective communication with the project team in FCA Kenya Country office and Network Secretariat
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Network Program Manager

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in peace and conflict studies, development studies, human rights, anthropology, religion/theology, project management or similar
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in development aid/peacebuilding/project management
  • Proven strong project coordination skills and knowledge about the Project Cycle Management
  • Experience of financial reporting, project administration and procurement
  • Experience in utilizing different media channels in advocacy and campaigning
  • Ability to work independently and proactively manage work
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Experienced in working in a multicultural and global environment
  • Ability to travel to security risk areas
  • Strong knowledge of the local context of Kenya, especially coastal and Somalia border regions; assets include experience in inter-faith initatives, promotion of human and constitutional rights, community mobilization, prevention of violent extremism
  • · Excellent teamwork and inter-personal skills
  • Proficiency in English and in Swahili (oral and written), working knowledge of Arabic or Somali is an asset
  • Well and timely implemented project
  • Quality narrative and financial reporting
  • Effective and well-functioning collaboration with project partners

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their motivation letter and CV to recruitment.esaro@kua.fi by COB 22nd August 2019 by 6pm (EAT/EEST).

For the original posting, please visit: https://reliefweb.int/job/3251794/project-officer