Project Assistant (Internship)-DanChurchAid (DCA)

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Job Responsibilities:

As a Project Assistant I, your role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with the project’s implementing partner (SAPCONE), government entities, school administrators, and community leaders to facilitate the implementation of the INUANA Project.
  2. Develop a preliminary conflict assessment report in close partnership with civil society actors, County and national government offices, at project implementation locations.
  3. Raise awareness within communities about the right to education in Kenya, including sensitization on the Basic Education Act of 2013. Employ various strategies and platforms to achieve this.
  4. Work alongside the Project Officer for Livelihoods and Financial Inclusion at DCA Kakuma Office to facilitate meetings centered on financial inclusion and diversifying livelihoods in targeted project communities.
  5. Collaborate closely with the Programme Officer for Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (DMEP) to contribute to the design and execution of assessments, surveys, and evaluation activities for the INUANA Project.
  6. Provide support in physically monitoring the activities of the INUANA Project, which is led by the primary local partner, SAPCONE.
  7. Assist in generating activity reports, and preliminary project reports, and contribute to the examination of project assessment and evaluation reports.
  8. Under the guidance of the Communications Assistant at DCA Kenya, participate in crafting communication materials such as social media content, website articles, and other project-related content.
  9. Collaborate with DCA Procurement & Logistics (ProLog) staff to ensure timely submission of procurement requests to facilitate efficient project implementation.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:

  1. Previous internship or entry-level experience in project implementation, particularly in livelihoods, child protection, access to education, and financial inclusion sectors within ASAL areas.
  2. Additional experience working in Turkana County is advantageous.
  3. Display interest and/or basic experience in facilitating training workshops involving community members and government officials.
  4. Show interest and/or basic experience in collaborating with national organizations as implementing partners and engaging with government agencies as stakeholders.
  5. Proficiency in English and Swahili. Proficiency in Ng’aturukana is a plus.
  6. Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Environment, Conflict, and Peace, or any other relevant field from an accredited institution.
  7. Possess an eagerness to learn and grow within the role.
  8. Be willing to travel to various project sites.
  9. Demonstrate political and cultural sensitivity along with qualities such as patience, tact, and diplomacy.

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