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Project Officer in Turkana

The Life & Peace Institute’s (LPI) Kenya Programme contributes to building sustainable peace through reinforcing community resilience to divisions and strengthen relations between social groups. In partnership with local civil society partners, LPI supports inclusive multi-staged community dialogue processes around critical issues that divide and connect communities, leading to collaborative peacebuilding action. LPI also supports civil society partners and communities to lift key issues that arise from the dialogues to relevant policy levels, to strengthen nonviolent approaches to dealing with emerging challenges.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Undertakes project implementation from beginning to end (with a specific focus on LPI’s project in Turkana), ensuring consultation with colleagues, and approval from the Country Manager for key decisions.
  • Maintains a solid and up-to-date understanding of the conflict situation in Turkana, and Kenya in general.
  • Proactively manages changes in the project’s scope; identifies potential crises and devises contingency plans.
  • Liaises and networks with the relevant project/programme Partners, civil society organizations, County and National Government, and Private Sector representatives towards achievement of the project objectives.
  • Develops periodic and annual plans for the Turkana project based on clear expected results/outputs that can be tracked and presented to the Country Manager for review and approval.
  • Takes the lead in writing all Turkana project narrative reports and requisite financial reports to donors, in consultation with the Country Manager, ensuring accuracy with deadlines and report formats.
  • In consultation with the Country Manager, prepares the narrative, Gantt chart and performance monitoring plan for potential projects.
  • Based on monitoring & evaluation data, participates in the learning process from the experiences of the programme/project. Ensure that this learning is documented, and informs project implementation.
  • Supports the implementation of all programmatic/conflict transformation aspects.
  • Ensures that the Country Manager and/or the designated lead at any time, has full knowledge on the status of project implementation.
  • Executes other tasks assigned by the Country Manager and/or designated lead.
  • Work Relationships: Programme Manager, Kenya Country Manager, Administration & Finance Unit, LPI Partners, Programme Advisors, Programme Officers, Programme Director, Third parties as needed.
  • Reporting to: Kenya Country Manager
  • Supervises:    Project Assistant
  • Duty station: Lodwar, Turkana County
  • Duration:       One year

Skills and qualifications required:

  • Professional experience in peacebuilding and policy advocacy
  • University degree in Social Sciences (Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, or related field)
  • Good analytical writer (English)
  • Strong participatory facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated interest in peace practice and research, experience in NGO programme work a strong asset
  • Fluency in English and Turkana languages
  • The candidate does not require a work permit to work in Kenya.


How to apply:

Send a one-page cover letter and a full C.V. detailing your qualifications and interests in the subject area to Please indicate “Project Officer” in the Subject line. The deadline is Friday 17th November 2017 at 17:00 EAT.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Internship opportunities

We also accept internship applications for some of our country programmes as well as at head office in Uppsala, Sweden on a rotational basis throughout the year.

We are currently not accepting any internship applications.

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