Project Officer – Prevention and Response to Sexual & Gender Based Violence (SGBV) at World Vision Kenya (WVK) – May 2024

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Project Officer – Prevention and Response to Sexual & Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

Key Responsibilities:

Implementation of the project related activities.

  • Map and strengthen the capacity of networks tackling harmful gender and social norms.
  • Scale up community driven initiatives/solutions to prevent and respond to GBV and harmful practices such as; FGM, Child Marriage etc.
  • Develop, package and disseminate key messages to communities and advocate for elimination of GBV and harmful practices-to be distributed during the international campaign days on ending GBV/FGM.
  • Promote economic empowerment interventions for community networks on prevention and response to GBV and FGM.
  • Establish and activate community social accountability mechanisms for prevention and response of GBV and harmful practices.
  • Revitalize gender sector working groups addressing GBV, FGM, and CM including in emergencies.
  • Mainstream/Enhance Engagement of men and Boys as a strategy to prevent and respond to GBV and harmful practices.

Project Quality Assurance, Monitoring Evaluation, Documentation and Learning

  • Coordinate the project research and learning agenda in close collaboration with identified academic partners and donor office.
  • Participate in the project field visits to carry out all tracking and assessments, monitoring and evaluations and ensure appropriate accountability, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and are utilized in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor requirements on MEAL including documentation of best practices.
  • Working closely with the line Manager & Matrix Manager, ensure an accurate and quality Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) for the project is in place and is utilized as required. DIPs should be developed semi-annually or as needed based on project changes.
  • In liaison with the DMEAL coordinator and the field program managers, develop a regular schedule for monitoring and support visits and organize reflection and learning forums.
  • Working closely with the line Manager & Matrix Manager, generate Quality & Accurate quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports informed by Monthly Management Reports and in line with donor requirements and regulations.
  • Working closely with the communications team, develop context specific electronic and appropriate documentation on best practice and lessons learned.
  • Working with your line Manager & Matrix Manager develop a risk register to ensure risk mitigation in implementation and ensure accountability.
  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Reviews, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner.

Advocacy, Networking, Collaboration & Partnerships

  • Establish and sustain working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at County level to address the SGBV needs of local communities within the project areas of operation.
  • In coordination with the relevant TP Managers and the WVK GESI Advisor, participate in national level coalitions on SGBV advocacy issues.
  • In collaboration with the cluster manager, ensure that project participants and partners are kept informed of all Government laws and policies and WVK policies in respect to SGBV, PSEA and Child protection and Child and Adult safeguarding.
  • Participate in relevant Annual County Government Planning and Budgeting processes and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups in the project area.

Other

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
  • Participate and contribute to committees and task forces which you may be appointed to.
  • Participate and lead devotions as appropriate.

Qualifications/Requirements for the role

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in implementation of SGBV related projects and community development work. Familiarity with Child Marriage /FGM projects a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development or Relief Projects.
  • A good understanding of International, Regional and National framework on human rights for women and children such as Convections on the Rights of the Child, ACRWC, ANTI-FGM Board operations, Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, Africa Charter on the Rights and Welfare of Children, Prohibition of female Genital Mutilation Act, Children Act among others.
  • Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
  • Demonstrate ability to influence, network and collaborate with county level government, NGO and UN Agency on SGBV and child protection initiatives.
  • Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in Child Protection, GEDSI, Prevention and Response to Child Abuse/SGBV and other harmful cultural practices.
  • Familiarity with GEDSI approaches to programming, advocacy approaches and referral systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrate experience in implementing faith and development models and working with faith leaders.
  • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges.
  • Excellent oral and written communications, team player, and proficient in English and Kiswahili.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya on worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com to apply