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Programme Officer - PACJA Continental Secretariat, Nairobi

Job Purpose

The Project Officer will be responsible for the management and implementation of an OSIEA

funded project aimed at engaging the pastoralists sector as the key Actor and partner in the

efforts to combat climate change and enhance food security through increased advocacy and

policy coherence responses

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management

· Assist in preparation of training materials and manuals and help to conduct necessary

training and workshops at different levels as and when required in the process of implementation of the projects ;

· Undertake regular visits to the field to understand the ground situation and take necessary actions for improvement in quality of community mobilization ;

 Planning and Implementation:

· Draft coordinated plans with the teams of various units to support the implementation

of the project in a timely manner ;

· Preparation of work plans and operation plans for various elements/ components of

the project ;

· Monitor progress on regular basis and give suggestions to the project coordination

team in a timely manner for corrective actions.

Coordination with the Partners:

· Establish Network and Linkages with the key actors in the climate change and

Natural Resource Management ;

· Provide with information on concept and approach of the project and the tasks

various units to project staff ;

· Support activities of various units of the project so that activities are implemented in a

systematic, coordinated and sequential manner.

· Provide policy advocacy support in various aspects of project implementation to

OSIEA Partners ;

Qualifications and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or any

other related discipline ;

· A Minimum of 5 years of work experience related to development programmes

and/or projects, with national/international agencies ;

· Experience in Project Management will be an asset;

· Working experience in Policy advocacy at national and local level will be an

Advantage ;

· Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work independently,

handle a variety of concurrent activities, rank priorities, organize work efficiently, and

deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;

· Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, in English;

· Computer skills in MS Office.

· Strong analytical and practical problem solving skills


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