Changing The Way We Care (CTWWC) Project Officer Job Vacancy in Kisumu, Kenya - ICS

Position Title: Project Officer

Closing date: 21 Oct 2022 

Project officer; Changing The Way We Care (CTWWC)

Job Location: Kisumu

Reporting to: Project Coordinator, Changing the Way We Care

About Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS SP)

We work towards a better future for children. Together with families, communities and other stakeholders we initiate programmes that create safe and nurturing environments for them. Visit to see organizational projects and impact.

Purpose of function

The Project officer, CTWWC will be responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting to ensure overall success of the initiative through working with the Department of Children’s Services, Charitable Children’s Institutions, Statutory Children’s Institutions, Child Protection Volunteers and other partners at sub-county level. He or she will be responsible for the day-to-day engagement of the different community and stakeholder cadres while overseeing the implementation of sub-county level plans.

Roles and responsibilities:

  1. Project planning and implementation in line with the workplan
  • Participate in annual and periodic project planning;
  • Prepare activity requests including Scopes of Work for specific activities;
  • Work directly with families, community structures, CCIs, SCIs and children to achieve project results;
  • Organize and deliver high quality trainings for different community cadres and stakeholders;
  • Support CCIs and SCIs to implement case management for reintegration and ensure case plan achievement and successful reintegration;
  • Conduct Family Risk Assessment of referred families, prepare reports and care plans for families found to be at risk of separation; and follow up on implementation of the care plans

2.Budgeting and budget management

  • Participate in annual and periodic project budgeting processes;
  • Allocate adequate financial resources to sub-county and community level activities;
  • Deploy the budget to project activities as per plan and document liquidations;
  • Monitor budget performance by tracking individual activity expenditure to ensure budget compliance;

3 .Organization representation

  • Participate in meetings and trainings- both internal and with external partners as assigned by the supervisor;
  • Prepare and deliver presentations depicting CTWWC results to different stakeholders’ gatherings;

4 .Maintaining partner relations

  • Organize and/or attend Sub-County and community stakeholder forums for the advancement of project goal and objectives;
  • Continuously build and maintain relevant and strategic partnerships and networks at Sub- county and community levels for project information sharing and cross learning;
  • Maintain day to day communication with Sub-county DCS officers regarding CTWWC implementation.

5.Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  • Offer guidance and mentorship to the Project Officer in activity planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting;
  • Conduct field visits to monitor activities being implemented, and to engage beneficiaries and stakeholders for purposes of project planning and improvement;
  • Collect and respond to feedback from project beneficiaries;
  • Conduct monthly volunteer meetings to track implementation status, address challenges and receive or share feedback for overall project improvement;
  • Collect and report on relevant project output data for assessing progress towards project objectives;
  • Participate in periodic review meetings including monthly, quarterly and annual meetings for reflection and learning;
  • Prepare and submit progress reports as per reporting requirements and schedule;
  • Conduct project activity documentation including case studies, success stories and lessons learnt;
  • Participate in the development of project annual plans and activity schedules in line with approved templates and planning and implementation frameworks;

Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project implementation position in a relevant project targeting children and strengthening families and communities to care for children.
  • Experience working with vulnerable children and their families in Kisumu County.
  • Practical experience working in collaboration with the Department of Children Services, especially in the application of case management principles.
  • Good writing skills, including case studies.
  • Experience in activity budgeting and expenditure tracking.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills.

How to apply

ICS SP absolute priority is protecting children, vulnerable communities and our own staff. We have zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. Successful applicants will be required to sign and adhere to our safeguarding, child protection and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) code of conduct and policies.

If you are a professional with a passion to make a difference in children and young people’s lives, send your application letter and resume to . Deadline for submitting applications is 21st October 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.