Friday, September 18, 2009

Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) Jobs: Project Coordinator and Project Officer

The Government of Kenya (GoK) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) are implementing a social transfer programme (HSNP) to deliver long term, guaranteed cash transfers to chronically food-insecure households.

HSNP is complex and has largely been delivered outside GoK.

There are five delivery components; administration, rights, MIS, payments, and M&E. Co-ordination between the five components needs to be strengthened for sustainability and integration with the wider social protection system and to have a closer level of operational engagement with GoK.

GoK and DFID require the services of 2 consultants to support delivery of HSNP (Phase 1) against agreed objectives specified in the Project Memorandum and scale up the programme (Phase 2: April 2011 – July 2017).

Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for effective implementation of HSNP Phase 1.

S/He will report jointly to Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands and DFID’s Rural Livelihoods Adviser for programme management.

The ideal candidate will be educated to Masters degree level, preferably in Social Sciences or any other related subject; s/he will have extensive practical knowledge in management of complex and diverse donor funded projects involving the public sector; the formulation and negotiation of policy interests involving multiple stakeholders; influencing; networking and building sound personal relationships; budgeting and financial management.

Roles and responsibilities will include modification of the HSNP1 delivery model and development of a model that can be gradually rolled out across the Arid Lands; engaging effectively with all stakeholders; ensuring appropriate branding, partnerships, communication flow and resource planning.

More information, including details of how to apply, may be downloaded from DFID Recruitment Agency using this email address: coordinatorhsnp @ adeptsystems.co.ke

Project Officer

The Project Officer will be responsible for regular review of progress for the operations at district level and will report to the Project Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, preferably with a Masters in Social Sciences or any other related subject; s/he will have extensive knowledge in monitoring and evaluating of projects at the field level; project reporting to multiple stakeholders; influencing and networking.

Roles and responsibilities will include the co-coordination and communication with complementary development initiatives at district level, harmonising programming to effectively deliver shared outputs and outcomes; engaging effectively with partners at the field level and information flows and resource planning.

More information, including details of how to apply, may be downloaded from DFID Recruitment Agency using this email address: officerhsnp @ adeptsystems.co.ke





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