World Vision International
Project Officer - Economic Development (Only National applicants will be considered.)
Duty Station : Katito (KENYA)
Deadline : 06 September 2017
Purpose of the Position:
Responsible for the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the Gosol Solar Technology in Karemo and Katito ADPs, as well as lead in the integration of market – led solar interventions into on-going ADP Livelihoods project interventions for World Vision Kenya.
The holder of the position will communicate World Vision‘s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Train local producer groups and entrepreneurs and facilitate engagement with different partners and stakeholders needed for the introduction, testing, manufacturing, commercialization and scaling-up of the technology (Solar Fire Concentration Oy).
Lead Karemo and Katito ADPs project teams in assessment of markets to inform project interventions including value chain development for different regions identifying additional value chains that are fit for the solar intervention.
Support GOSOL company access market for its solar products and services that meet the local needs
In collaboration with key partners, support training of model groups on business facilitation, market linkages and entrepreneurship skills for economic empowerment
Introduce Savings Groups to Community groups and support identified project groups in establishment of Village savings and Loans as part of project sustainability
Ensure integration of project interventions with other on-going ADP Livelihood Projects for increased uptake/scale up of the technology.
Provide supervision to community groups utilizing the solar intervention in different regions
Engagement, Partnership and Networking
Represent the project in local partnership for relevant networks
Develop local public private partnerships key in marketing of the groups’ products.
Organize and coordinate events together with project stakeholders to attended relevant trainings and events to market the groups’ products
Monitoring & Reporting
Monitor progress of implementing partners/groups.
Continually monitor progress of project, ensuring that systems and the Extensionist are working to achieve goals and objectives and project.
Monitor and report the progress of project against set targets
Support in assessing the value chain for manufacturing the GoSol machine
Provides weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports
Continuously track progress of outputs in the detailed implementation plan to ensure timely and quality implementation of plans
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
A minimum degree in Economics, Marketing or related field, at least 3 years working experience in Economic development.
Technical and working expertise in markets analysis with particular bias in economic development andvalue chain development
Proven monitoring and evaluation experience
Must be computer literate in Microsoft Word and Excel
Knowledge and experience in renewable energy is an added advantage.