Project Officer

at German Foundation for World Population
Published November 9, 2022
Location Mombasa, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


DSW seeks to recruit a Project Officer.

The Project Officer is responsible for the VIVA project implementation based in any of the two counties above

Overall Goal: The Project Officer supports the Programs and Projects department in successfully implementing Project goals. This position reports to the Project Lead-VIVA.

The project officer is responsible for overall project implementation in the project area, activity coordination and engagement with Youth Empowerment Centres and other key partners in the project area to ensure the realization of project objectives.

Working closely with key partners and in support of existing youth clubs and Youth Empowerment Centres, s/he will mobilize young people to use digital platforms and support the voucher distribution models that will energize the youth, help increase demand for services geared towards youth empowerment, and increase the adoption of healthier behaviours.

Specific Responsibilities:

· Lead the implementation of all project activities and ensure VIVA activities are effectively implemented and in accordance with project standard documents, work plans and budgets.

· Ensure that procedures for financial requisition, accounting and reporting are effectively fulfilled by all implementing partners and other collaborators.

· Supervise, oversee and support the implementation of the DSW's Youth empowerment approach, of working with Youth Empowerment Centres (YEC), youth clubs and/or partners and advise them as appropriate e.g. in terms of management, implementation and mobilisation.

· Build and strengthen strategic networks and linkages with key actors including decision makers, existing advocacy networks within the project areas and link these efforts with County level actions.

· Jointly with the Project lead-VIVA, participate in the preparation and execution of VIVA project plans & budgets.

· In close collaboration with Youth Officers from MoICTIYA support the identification of capacity training needs, development and execution of training modules and coordinate the Youth Empowerment activities.

· Participate in stakeholder meetings and undertake periodic project reviews and reflections.

· Undertake regular visits to project areas to backstop challenges and ensure project implementation is on course.

· Strengthen the use of sports as a medium to mobilise young people for behaviour change.

§ Maintain positive relations with government agencies, civil society, multilateral and bilateral partners in the areas of operation.

§ Create strategic linkages of Youth Empowerment Centres with local community, decision-makers, health facilities, micro-finance institutes, and other CSOs.

· Lead the preparation of quality and timely project reports in accordance with the project document.


Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences or related field

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