Project Officer Job Vacancy in Turkana West, Kenya - Association for Aid and Relief Japan

Position Title: Project Officer - Kenyan National ONLY 

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that reaches out to the most vulnerable populations around the globe. AAR Japan is to launch a new project of in-kind food distribution to address food insecurities in Turkana West Sub-County, from this November 2022. Therefore, AAR Japan is seeking for a Project Officer for the abovementioned project. The successful candidate will be on duty at AAR Japan Kakuma Office, which is located in Kakuma, Turkana West, Turkana County. The candidate will work under the direct supervision of AAR Japan’s international staff. The details of the position in concern are as follows.


  • Provide direct supervision to Field Officers to implement the project;
  • Liaise with stakeholders (local authorities, local-led organizations in communities or other agencies in food security sector) to select beneficiaries, arrange food distribution points, develop distribution schedule and logistics, conduct post-survey to assess the impact of the project;
  • Support AAR Japan’s international staff in necessary arrangements for the project, analysis and documentation of collected data, and any other assistance needed;
  • Submit a monthly report to AAR Japan’s international staff by the end of each month to report the progress of the project implementation;
  • Perform any other duties instructed by AAR Japan’s international staff.


  • More than 3 years’ experience in humanitarian work;
  • Work experience in project management, including supervising and leading a team of 3 or more members;
  • Work experience with UN agencies or international NGOs is highly valued;
  • Experience in distribution of in-kind items, especially food items, is highly valued;
  • Fluent language skills of English;
  • Following additional language skills, Kiswahili, Ng’aturkana, or Japanese, are highly valued;
  • Teamwork skills;
  • PC skills (Microsoft Office is a must).

Period (subject to change due to internal circumstances);

From 15th November 2022 to 14th June 2023 with 3-month probation period

Salary (Gross);

60,000 KES to 75,000 KES per month (amount will be determined based on experiences or skills)

Other Benefits;

  • Medical insurance
  • Work injury benefits
  • Accommodation, including utilities
  • Telecommunication (only for work-related purposes)
  • Paid leave in accordance with AAR Japan’s work regulation

How to apply

Interested candidates are required to submit their applications consisting of the following documents to via email by 8AM on 17th October 2022.

  • Cover letter (A4, 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees (include their contacts (email address and/or phone number))
  • Copy of academic or professional certificates

*Any submission after the deadline or incomplete submissions will NOT be considered. *Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. *Any inquires on assessment process/progress of an application will NOT be accepted.