I Choose Life – Assistant Project Officer- Economic Empowerment, Laikipia

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Job purpose
To increase the life chances of marginalized girls in Meru, Mombasa and Laikipia counties by increasing performance, learning, transition through an integrated approach. In addition, support counties in the actualization of their county strategic plans aligned to Vision 2030.

Key responsibilities
Project Planning and design
a. Participate in reviewing the goals and objectives as set out in strategic plan
b. Schedule tasks, deadlines and milestones for all stakeholders and resources
c. Create project Economic Empowerment work plans
d. Develop and maintain relevant database of data and serve as a hub of data that may be required by other stakeholders

Value chain development
a) Assess the current prevailing conditions among farmers in regards to agribusiness development
a) Develop upstream and downstream linkages for farmers
b) Assist in design a business model, SACCO structure, farm production plan, training manual, model farm, farm production protocols, communication plan and sponsorship protocols.
c) Implement the designed plans for the County
d) Monitor and evaluate the project
e) Develop replication plans to a wider geographical scope

Project implementation and training
a. Carry out entrepreneurship trainings of the different target groups; parents, guardians
b. Train the parents and guardians of marginalized girls in the implementation of group savings, loans and business development skills
c. Participate in the development and update of training materials.
d. Forge partnerships within the project sites for the attainment of project goals.
e. Collaborate with partners in corporate mobilization

Project Monitoring& Evaluation
a. Compile reports (narrative and data) and submit them to the Project Officer (M&E) as per the set deadlines
b. Participate in the design, data collection and analysis of surveys and routine data
c. Ensure proper documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt.
d. Evaluation of trainings conducted.
e. Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees.

a) A Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences preferably in Education or agribusiness
b) Diploma in project management will be an added advantage

Knowledge and skills
a. Be an excellent facilitator and can create partnerships within the project area.
b. Knowledge on programming highly desirable
c. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, a keen eye for details, good presentation and interpersonal skills and excellent report writing skills.
d. People management skills as well as mentorship experience and capability.

Experience and Abilities
a) A minimum of three years training experience
b) Ability to work with a team, foster a team approach and incorporate capacity building activities into the program
c) Ability to analyze and utilize program development gaps for designing Programs.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

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