Project Officer

April 25, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    April 25, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
  • Experience
    2 Year
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Associate Degree
  • Career Level

Job Description

World Vision, with over 70 years of experience, is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. They work with children from all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by their Christian faith. World Vision is hiring a skilled Project Officer to join their team of 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

  • – Implementation of 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 the elimination of GBV and harmful practices
  • – 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 Child Marriage, including in emergencies
  • – Mainstream/Enhance Engagement of men and Boys as a strategy to prevent and respond to GBV and harmful practices
  • – Coordinate the project research and learning agenda in close collaboration with identified academic partners and donor office
  • – Participate in project field visits, monitoring, evaluations, and ensure appropriate accountability, monitoring, and evaluation tools are in place
  • – Ensure compliance with all donor requirements on MEAL, including documentation of best practices
  • – Develop Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs) and a risk register for the project
  • – Generate quality quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports
  • – Develop context-specific electronic and appropriate documentation on best practices and lessons learned
  • – Establish and sustain working relationships with key stakeholders
  • – Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level
  • – Participate in national-level coalitions on SGBV advocacy issues
  • – Participate in relevant Annual County Government Planning and Budgeting processes
  • – Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or designee
  • – Participate and contribute to committees and task forces
  • – Participate and lead devotions as appropriate


  • – Minimum 2 years of experience in implementing SGBV-related projects and community development work (familiarity with Child Marriage/FGM projects a plus)
  • – Thorough understanding of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization
  • – Good understanding of International, Regional, and National frameworks on human rights for women and children
  • – Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting
  • – Ability to influence, network, and collaborate with county-level government, NGOs, and UN Agencies 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
  • – Ability to manage resources efficiently and effectively
  • – Experience in implementing faith and development models and working with faith leaders
  • – Committed Christian able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges
  • – Excellent oral and written communication skills, team player, and proficiency in English and Kiswahili

World Vision encourages qualified candidates to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your resume and cover letter, highlighting your relevant experience and accomplishments.