Title: Community Development Officer and Researcher

Duty Station: Mount Kenya East – Meru County

Responsibilities:
To plan, organize and monitor the implementation of community aspects of Heshimu Punda project

Specific roles include:-

  • Assess the needs of both Humans and donkeys i.e. the donkey) in relation to the owners’ welfare using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools.
  • Plan and Organize and train community members on personal, communal and animal welfare improvement in urban and peril urban settings of the project area.
  • Monitoring of the utilization of project resources to ensure budget compliance and propose corrective measures.
  • Conduct donkey welfare assessment to gauge the welfare changes on donkeys for informing strategy change.
  • Planning and organizing donkey owners, Donkey care clubs school patrons, policy makers and implementers’ workshops in Nairobi, Kiambu, and Nyandarua Counties and writing the progress reports.
  • Identify and bring on board officials of all relevant partners in planning and implementation of the project. (including community groups, government and non-governmental organizations)
  • Participate in project planning, evaluation and redesigning based on the evaluation results.

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Project Planning and Management from UON
  • PHD in Project Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (ongoing)

Professional Memberships:

  • Members of Institute of Certified Project Planning Professionals ( ICCPM)
  • Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)