Kenya: Senior Project Officer – Natural Resource Management – REF: SPO/11/2017– Mandera County

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Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Dec 2017

Job Summary

The holder of this position reports to the Project Manager and will be based in Mandera. He/she will be responsible for Planning and implementation of the project NRM activities, Project Monitoring, Evaluation and documentation; Representation and Coordination at the County level; and maintenance of Project resources among other activities related to achievement of BORESHA project objectives, within Mandera Triangle, Kenya.


RESPONSIBILITY 1: Planning & implementation of BORESHA Project, NRM activities

§ Be directly involved in project implementation in the targeted areas together with community structures leading to impact and quality results in NRM program activity implementations

§ Ensure timely management and resource utilization in line with the developed Annual and Quarterly work plans.

§ Support the Senior Program Coordinator in Planning, and implementation of the project activities resulting achievement of targets.

RESPONSIBILITY 2: Project Monitoring & Evaluation

§ Support in building a monitoring mechanism for activities implemented in the project

§ Conduct regular field monitoring and reporting on project indicators as outlined in the Project Logframe (Outputs and Outcomes)

§ Ensure that data is made available for periodic and timely reporting on monthly, bi-annual and annual reports for planned activities to ensure compliance with recommended guidelines, formats and standards

§ Draft and submit timely monthly reports to the Supervisor for consolidation in readiness for submission to the Consortium /Project Management Unit (PMU)

§ Document most significant change (MSC) stories as part of Impact documentation of the project progress and achievements.

§ Collaborate with the Consortium agencies field staff in programming approaches, donor standards, regulations, and impact reporting

RESPONSIBILITY 3: Representation, Coordination & Liaison

§ Work with the local government and community structures to implement the NRM activities

§ Establish working relationships and serve as a field representative with partners field staffs in delivery of planned NRM activities in line with approved budget, milestones, work plans and log frame

§ Establish regular planning meetings with the local Government structures, communities and other stakeholders

§ Attend key coordination meetings with the other consortium members as need arises in Mandera

RESPONSIBILITY 4: Maintenance of Resources

§ Adhere to internal financial controls, policies, procedures and functioning to facilitate project NRM activities as per donor regulations.

§ Submit relevant information to the program support team, to ensure timely payments of services provided at the field level

§ Ensure prudent use of Organization resources and assets at your disposal to ensure efficient and effective delivery of project activities and consequently project impact.

RESPONSIBILITY 5: Other responsibilities

As deemed relevant and necessary within the BORESHA project and other duties as assigned by the Management/PMU within Mandera Triangle- Kenya

CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS (internal & external):

The program requires maintenance of relationship, high degree of tact, and judgments with complex changing of situations from time to time.

The main contacts will be; BORESHA Project Management Unit, BORESHA Consortium members and County Government of Mandera, Security Director DRC. Others include;

  • NGO/Agencies working in Mandera
  • County Government of Mandera relevant departments
  • National Drought Management Authority – NDMA
  • Community members and leaders


  • CD
  • Resilience Sector Manager
  • Deputy Director Safety and Security

BORESHA NRM SPOs in Ethiopia and Somalia

Required Qualifications

§ Bachelor degree in Natural Resources Management (NRM) with advanced skills in community training/facilitation skills

§ Excellent understanding of rangeland management and sustainable environment

§ At least 4 years’ experience in working with environmental institutions/ NGO’s/Consortium

§ Experience of work with National/County government and communities in challenging contexts /fragile ecosystems

§ Excellent facilitation skills, and proven ability to develop and manage trainings for various audiences

§ Team player, able to develop strong collaborative relations with other team members and stakeholders

§ Excellent writing and reporting skills

§ Fluent in the local language used by the local community in the project site

Working Conditions:

Based in Mandera town, Mandera County with substantive travel to project sites within Mandera triangle in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somali. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement to and from work station will be under strict adherence to security SOPs and instructions all the time. This will be a full time job, 40 Hours, Monday through Friday. The incumbent may be required to travel to Nairobi office for official duties when need arises.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staff are required to comply with the Code of Conduct and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies. CARE is committed to protecting the rights of the communities whom we serve, and therefore reserves the right to conduct background checks and other screening procedures to ensure a safe, dignified work environment.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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