Program Development Officer (Wajir County) at DAI Global

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

Background:

NIWETU is a USAID-funded four-year (August 2016 through August 2020) project with a goal to reduce violent extremism (VE) among at-risk individuals and communities in Kenya. NIWETU aims to strengthen Kenyan communities’ and government institutions’ motivation and capacity to take the lead on countering violent extremism (CVE) by building the capacity of and fostering strong relationships among individuals, communities, and civil society and county and national government actors.

NIWETU works in five counties: Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Nairobi, and Wajir. The Program Development Officer is NIWETU’s primary program representative at the County level.

Responsibilities

  • Lead all NIWETU strategy, programming, and relationships with Government and partners in the County.
  • Act as the Head of Office, and oversee the County Community Mobilization Officer’s (CMO) activities.
  • Technically supervise the CMO in coordination with the program team.
  • Work closely with the program team to develop concepts under NIWETU’s tasks, including sub-grants to local organizations, and support to government. Manage the implementation of County level activities through the activity cycle.
  • Ensure that all operational functions follow contractual terms and conditions, DAI policies and procedures, USAID and other relevant U.S. Government regulations.
  • Provide regular situational awareness, and updates on changes in context and opportunity, feeding into strategy shifts, and programming priorities.
  • Represent NIWETU in external meetings and forums such as coordination and partnership building meetings with Government representatives, civil society, and community representatives
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation team and partners in program monitoring, evaluation and learning by:
    • Support in tracking of partner’s activities – by attending partner events in your county;
    • Support partners on activity-level M&E efforts, ensuring quality, reliability, and consistency in data collection efforts using NIWETU M&E templates;
    • Contribute to the review of all partner deliverables and milestones. These deliverables and milestones must be signed off by either the PDO or CMO before submission to Nairobi office and
    • Help identify lessons learned from project implementation and facilitate the incorporation of those lessons into the activity development cycle
  • Lead regular bi-weekly reporting from the County
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent relationships and network with government, civil society and communities in the selected County.
  • Degree in Peace Building, Social Sciences or any other related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in similar roles.
  • Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision.
  • Highly developed analytical skills, including the ability to co design targeted activities to positively affect desired CVE outcomes with at-risk individuals and communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organization and coordination skills.
HOW TO APPLY:

Submit your CV providing details highlighting your relevant qualifications and experience to [email protected] with a subject title ‘Application for PDO Wajir Position’. The closing date for receipt of applications is November 30, 2018 at 5:00pm. Applications that do not comply with this requirement will not be reviewed.