Project Officer at CARE

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Project Officer at CARE

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CARE International is a major humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects.

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Project Officer


CARE Kenya in partnership with the Diageo Community and CARE UK, is implementing a six-month pilot project strengthening capacities of women smallholder farmers on Agribusiness skills and leadership in Siaya county. The aim is to pilot effectiveness of the tailor-made agribusiness and leadership training module in enhancing women meaningful participation in the production and market systems and as well in community leadership forums, for future adoption and scale up by the Diageo community development programmmes.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project officer will be responsible for all project mobilization, planning, and implementation and monitoring of DIAGEO project activities, implemented in Siaya county. The Project officer will coordinate profiling of target beneficiaries, and ensure delivery of quality services, manage partnership with stakeholders at County level and represent CARE Kenya at all County development forum, in consultation with the Project Manager. The Project Officer shall work in collaboration with the Gender expert and MEAL Coordinator.

Project Planning and Implementation (40%)

  • Coordinate profiling of beneficiaries in Siaya County.
  • Mobilize beneficiaries and stakeholders to participate in project activities, in collaboration with the Gender Expert and MEAL Coordinator.
  • Facilitate women voices and leadership training to project participants.
  • Facilitate Agribusiness skills training to project participants.
  • Coordinate and liaise with relevant County heads of departments relating to Agribusiness, Gender, and Social Services, for sustainability in project implementation.
  •  Assist the project manager in designing and development of training modules, visual aids, participatory tools, and other IEC materials.
  •  Assist the project manager in planning, coordinating, and execution of training to partner staff and Community Based Trainers.
  •  Prepare and submit monthly activity updates, and quarterly reports to the Project Manager.
  •  Assist in tracking project expenditure by keeping good and up to date records of activity expenses and advances on weekly/monthly basis.
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Program Quality and Learning (30%)

  •  Proactively engage in CARE Kenya knowledge and learning activities in line with the organization’s objective of becoming a learning organization (CARE Academy, mentorship programs, international days, knowledge sharing workshops, support staff field visits, etc.).
  •  Assist the project gender expert and MEAL coordinator in field data collection/research activities.
  •  Document quarterly Most Significant Case Studies (MSC) to accompany end of project evaluation study.
  •  Assist in documentation of lessons learnt, best practices and innovations during the project implementation.

Internal and External networking support (20%)

  •  Enhance teamwork and synergy among and between the project team and other CARE Kenya programs, as well as project partners.
  •  Participate in relevant networking forums at County level and other CARE organized functions.
  •  Liaise with the county government officials, CBOs, collaborators and other stakeholders as appropriate.

Resources management/Administration (5%)

  •  Administer/maintain assigned motorcycle, computer and any other CARE properties assigned to you.
  •  Manage, utilize and account appropriately project finances under your custody i.e., project advances and TER.
  •  Prepare leave plans and complete online timesheets on time.

Other Responsibilities as assigned (5%)

  •  Perform any other official duties as may be deemed relevant and necessary by the Project Manager.


  •  Degree in Development studies/Sociology/Agriculture/Agribusiness or Diploma in Community Development/Social Work with 5 Years experience in implementing Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA), financial literacy and enterprise development.
  •  3 years’ experience in implementing community development programs including VSLA methodology and enterprise development programs in general.
  •  Experience in gender transformative interventions.
  •  Experience in community entry processes, team building and accomplishing tasks on time withminimal supervision.
  •  TOF/TOT Experience.
  •  Knowledge of adult learning methodologies.
  •  The ability to ride a motorcycle is a MUST.
  •  Computer proficiency in Microsoft office.
  •  Team player and reliable.
  •  Good analytical and problem-solving skills,
  •  Results oriented with ability to work well under pressure with minimum supervision while undertaking multiple tasks.
  •  Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards.
  •  Industrious with innovative and creative skills.
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This role is expected to establish and maintain open, professional, and cordial relations with COs’ internal and external customers. These include and not limited to.


  • Other Country Office teams; Program teams, Finance and Program support teams.


  • Partner organizations, Government agencies, Peer organizations.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to CARE on to apply


Project Officer at CARE

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