Project Officer

at ICS
Published November 7, 2022
Location Kisumu, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

We are looking for applications from individuals with relevant experience and technical qualifications to join our team in delivering this project and contributing to the agenda of reducing violence in and around schools in Kenya.

Purpose of function

Under the mentorship and support from the Project coordinator, the Project Officer(s) for the project will be responsible for the day-to-day engagement of the different community and stakeholder cadres while overseeing locational level plans are successfully implemented, contributing to the overall success of sub-county level plans. 5000 parents and caregivers have improved knowledge and skills to nurture and support their children’s learning both at home and in school. This project seeks to ensure that:

a) Schools are knowledgeable, resourceful, have in place and use policies, practices and a variety of strategies that support and facilitate parental engagement in positively promoting children’s learning

b) Key service providers and communities understand the role of parents in promoting student learning and have the capacity and willingness to support schools with appropriate services, programmes and resources to improve parental engagement and learning

c) Children from 12 schools have access to resources and safe spaces where they can learn child rights and develop life skills that will enable them to achieve success in school and life

d) Evidence and best practices available to demonstrate benefits of parental engagement and the need to increase investments in national roll out of PEE guidelines

Objectives of this project will be:

1. To provide parents with opportunities to acquire necessary information, knowledge, and skills to support their children’s education at home and at school.

2. To build capacity of public primary schools to have in place policies, practices and structures that support parental engagement and collaboration and that yield higher levels of student academic success.

3. To mobilize and build capacity of service providers and communities to collaborate and provide schools with appropriate support and services that enhance parental engagement and student learning

4. To create safe spaces and platforms in public primary schools where children can continuously learn and practice their rights and life skills

5. To inspire and influence national roll out of the Parental Empowerment and Engagement Guidelines (PEE) through research and advocacy.

Roles and responsibilities
Project implementation
Train parent facilitators to provide, skilful parenting training ,advisory services and referral support to parents
Facilitate parent educators to implement and train parents on parenting skills, PEE and how to partner with schools
Community awareness and outreach on parenting and importance of parental involvement in education
Facilitate partnerships with community organizations to provide support and resources for parent engagement
Conduct annual case conferencing for families to share information about their children’s goals, strengths, and special talents
Train school leadership and teachers on PEE and importance of parental engagement
Train school leadership and teachers on how to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower parents and strategies that promote parental engagement and partnerships
Promote standards for safe and protective learning environments
Provide guidance that support parent/ teacher conferences and meetings
Project monitoring and reporting
Prepare periodic reports, financial reports and records on project activities on a timely basis ,
Monitor progress, ensures adherence and evaluates first line performance of the project
Receive monthly reports from Field officers and community facilitators, review and refine before sharing with Programme officer
Highlight areas of concern vis-à-vis the project performance indicators agreed upon
Collate lessons learnt, success factors and facilitates dissemination as necessary, including providing content to the communication unit for the development of materials

Education

Degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent

Experience

Minimum of 3 years of work experience in project implementation position in a relevant project targeting children and families and communities to care for children

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