Project officer

Preferably female

Reporting to: Head of Programs

Job summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall mobilization, implementation, coordination and reporting of a project on girls’ empowerment.

Responsibilities and duties

Support in mapping, screening and enrollment of beneficiaries to the project.
Conduct home visits to beneficiaries.
Work closely with stakeholders such as Kisumu County Education officials, school heads and principals of technical colleges.
Lead transitioning of girls to schools or wage/self-employment.
Assist in development and dissemination of life skills content.
Work with the data staff and the head of programs to analyze girls’ learning, offering advice as needed.
Writing and submitting periodic project narrative reports.
Adhere to all NIGEE policies including policies on child protection, safeguarding, data protection, confidentiality, procurement and financial management.
Any other duties as may be assigned to assist the organisation meet its objectives.

Qualifications and experience

Education:  Diploma in Project Management, Social Work, Community Development or related field, from a recognized institution.  Bachelor’s degree in related field added advantage.
Experience:  At least three years’ experience coordinating projects on girls’ education or empowerment.  Experience working with NGO or CSO highly advantageous.
Competencies: Proficiency in computer applications, good analytical and decision-making skills, good leadership skills, good communication and interpersonal skills, good organisational skills, pleasant, collegial in conduct, able to write reports, ability to multi-task and willing to work long hours to meet deadlines without additional financial compensation
Terms of employment: One-year contract subject to successful probation in the first three months.


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Submit application, complete with cover letter, CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees, and current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 18th June 2021.


Finance and Administration Officer,
Nyanza Initiative for Girls Education and Empowerment (NIGEE)
P.O. Box 7979-40100,



Applications may be hand-delivered to our offices at Ogango, along Kibos Road, next to Golden Elites Premier School.

Note: Young, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS)

The Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is registered under the Kenyan Societies Act and was initiated when the UNIM (Universities of Nairobi, Illinois and Manitoba) randomized controlled trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV incidence began. NRHS is active in conducting research in reproductive health and HIV prevention and is also active in the implementation of HIV intervention services in Kenya. NRHS has a strong track record and experience in research and in translating research into practice.