Thursday, 26 April 2012

Project Officer NGO Vacancy Kenya

Oxfam Novib seeks applications from persons with academic qualifications relevant to humanitarian assistance preferably in health sciences, Nutrition, Public health who, together with us and many others, wants to work towards creating a just world without povertyProject Officer – Nutrition (IMAM)
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Expected start date: As Soon as Possible

Oxfam Novib (ON) is part of Oxfam International (OI), a world-wide confederation of 15 organizations working together in 92 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty and is driven by a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, provided they are given the chance to do so.
We respond to humanitarian needs in more than 120 countries and work with hundreds of thousands of supporters and volunteers who make up our international network of concern, action and solidarity.
We support local projects in developing countries, and lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and to increase our impact on development and humanitarian issues.

Purpose of the job
To ensure effective and efficient coordination and facilitation of the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Integrated Management Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) programme.
Required knowledge:
•Academic qualifications relevant to humanitarian assistance preferably in health sciences, Nutrition, Public health.
•Suitable combination of experience and training in the technical and programmatic requirements of the post.
•At least 3 years project management experience in the project’s technical focus or a related field.
•Familiarity with sphere standards, have strong skills and experience in technical project management, monitoring and evaluation;
•Knowledge of Somalia context and hands on experience in working in insecure contexts;
•Good networking skills, as well as report writing and participatory planning techniques.
•Team player and bridge builder, results-oriented and with excellent social skills that allow you to build good working relations inside and outside the team.
•Strong communication skills in written and oral English and preferably in Somali is a requirement,
•Ability and willingness to travel extensively in a region that is insecure and affected by conflict and/ or natural disasters,
•Experience of working with and supporting partners in delivering humanitarian programming.
This position is offered for one year with a possibility for further renewal..

Application procedure
Applications (full curriculum vitae and motivation letter) to: for a full job profile you can request on the above mail address.
Application deadline is Friday 4th May 2012; COB.
ONLY short listed candidates will be contacted.

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