• Project Officer – Disease Control & Prevention Program Nairobi
  • Amref Kenya in Nairobi, , Kenya
  • jobs
  • 4 days ago

jobs description


Under the leadership and guidance of the Project Manager, the Project Officer will be responsible for ensuring that project activities are fully implemented through provision of technical support and mentorship in accordance with Amref rules and regulations and donor requirements. This is a field-based assignment with travel to Nairobi as required.


Project coordination & implementation
• Co-ordinate and participate in design, planning and implementation of project activities in the county.
• Participate in preparation of annual work plans and progress monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project reports as per donor and organizational requirements.
• Work with the Ministry of health and stakeholders to ensure highquality project implementation while nurturing their talent and career growth
• Provide operational assistance to the project team to ensure smooth continuity of project activities
• Develop capacity of HRH and... county leadership to implement, monitor and report on the project progress through provision of technical advice and mentorship.
• Financial management Support project implementation by taking activity advance, travel imprests and ensuring implementation as per the budget
• Support project work plan implementation for a healthy financial standing with acceptable financial performance and burn rate
• Ensure timely surrender of field activity advances and compliance to financial SOPs and protocol

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation
• Support project M&E activities including report writing and uploading programme data on AIMs
• Assist in preparation and tracking of quarterly and annual budgets, and work plans
• Write project reports (monthly, quarterly and annually) as required by the donor and the organization Upload project data in AIMS on a monthly basis as required
• Provide day-to-day program updates and status reports as needed
• Support in the preparation of work plans, budgets, M&E plans and performance frameworks for the project.

Documentation and Knowledge Management
• Document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt locally and internationally to influence policy and action.
• Prepare technical monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports relating to the project as per donor requirements as well as for internal purposes.


Education and Professional Qualifications
• The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social sciences, Public Health or related field.
• Demonstrated expertise in the design and development of capacity enhancing programmes.
• In depth knowledge of capacity development approaches and methodologies
• Knowledge in human resources for health (HRH) development, adult learning methodologies and leveraging technology for learning.

Required Experience
• At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy donor funded program with focus on health programming preferably community/public health or health development programmes.
• Hands on experience in project coordination monitoring, reporting and documentation.
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing programme from start-up under limited time constraints.
• Hands on experience in project development, proposal writing and grant management.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
• Good interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills
• ICT proficient
• Ability to work under minimal supervision
• Facilitation & Presentation Skills
• Commitment, Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
• Self-confidence
• A team player
• Integrity
Nairobi Kenya


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