Climate Governance Project Officer
Christian Aid is a humanitarian and development organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We work globally for profound change tackling the root causes of poverty, empowering people to have a brighter future, and creating enabling environments for communities to exercise their capacities. We strive to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality.
In Kenya, Christian Aid focuses on delivering interventions that shift power relations and dynamics in favor of poor and marginalised communities and groups as a means to ending poverty cycles. We work across access to essential services, inclusive market systems, gender and inequality and resilience to climate change related disasters.
About the role
The Climate Change Governance Project Officer role is responsible for contributing to the development of Christian Aid policy, strategy, thought leadership and communication in the Climate Change and Governance streams of work.
To be responsible for recommending grants to partners, and leading in project and budget management in line with Christian Aid policies and procedures, that ensures effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners, ensures funds are used for approved purposes, and ensures timely reporting based on robust data on activities, outputs, and impact of the project and serve as a resource person on capacity development activities on climate change.
In collaboration with the Country Manager and other support functions, assist fundraising initiatives aimed at increasing the current project portfolio size by providing information for proposal writing, seeking opportunities for participating in consortia and representing the organisation in fundraising forums.
To contribute to the representation of Christian Aid to external stakeholders on Climate Change and Governance work
With line management from the Program Manager, you will be responsible for supporting effective project planning and implementation including timely reporting for the Climate Governance project in Marsabit County and ensuring that the partner effectively delivers the expected results. You should be proactive and able to work with minimal supervision and deliver quality and excellence in your role’s expectations.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect. What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task? What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them? What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence. What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?