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Thursday, December 30, 2010

World Vision Africa Program Enhancement Officer Job in Nakuru Kenya

Job Title: Program Enhancement Officer

Country: Kenya

Location: Nakuru

Closing Date: January 05 2011

Purpose of the Position:

To effectively lead and coordinate the respective Sub Branch DME operations in order to:

1) promote learning;

2) provide guidelines and standards for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all Sub branch based program interventions and;

3) ensure compliance with relevant norms and policies. He/she will work closely with IMQ DME and Program Enhancement Coordinator at the branch.

In order to successfully do so, Program Enhancement Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

    * Lead the successful roll out and implementation of all DME related initiatives such as LEAP/TDI/ STEP/PMIS/IPM/CHARMS/HAP/SPHERE at the IPA and Sub Branch operational levels;
    * Coordinate and support the implementation of IPA level community capacity building initiatives that ensure local participation and project ownership;
    * Ensure that Program Enhancement related activities regarding measurements, design, redesign, monitoring, evaluations and other DME interventions are successfully implemented and that relevant learning is documented, disseminated to staff and used to inform future DME guidelines and decisions;
    * Lead monitoring efforts at the Sub branch level to ensure full compliance with partnership and international standards for learning and improvement to ensure that IPA staff meet or exceed the required standards;
    * Ensure the implementation and use of quality program monitoring framework (tools and processes) and reporting, formats and proposal review systems for the Sub Branch;
    * Promote an enhanced culture of learning and discipline in the skills and practice of LEAP/DME throughout WVK’s three track ministry in the Sub Branch;
    * Provide support to IMQ(Program Enhancement unit) to establish, coordinate and/or consolidate the necessary systems, procedures and support services required to achieve or surpass performance targets in relation to the program ministry standards;
    * Lead capacity building initiatives for Sub Branch staff which generate learning for higher quality programming, and which lead to measurable and sustainable development.
    * Ensure the appropriate use of information management systems for all Sub branch programs and projects in order to enhance and inform design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
    * Facilitate integrated designs and redesigns and thereafter follow up on their approval and or agreements
    * Lead efforts towards assessment and establishment of new projects and programmes in the sub branch
    * Establish a comprehensive and an updated data base for all projects and programmes in the sub branch
    * Facilitate implementation of key community capacity building promising practices and best practices to contribute to other sectoral efforts aimed at transformational development at IPA level.
    * Coordinate the preparation, review and posting of all program/project reports in the sub branches
    * Maintain links with other organizations for collaboration, networking, resource sharing, materials development, and learning activities.
    * Provide guidance in planning and budgeting for STEP processes
    * Provide training and coaching for quality assurance in STEP processes
    * Provide technical support in analysis and interpretation
    * Provide quality check in utilization of STEP generated information

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

    * The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably program management or economics related studies.
    * They must have a minimum of 5 years experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects;
    * They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles;
    * The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;
    * He /she must also have ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player.

Job Details

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How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than January 5, 2011.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
P.O. Box 50816 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Please indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line the position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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