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Offer: VACANCY: Women’s Project Leader

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Project Africa seeks to employ a Women’s Leader to our Project In Kakamega, Kenya
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
• The leader will assist Project Africa in meeting the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual needs of women in their various stages of life and cultural diversity.
• The leader is to create an environment that encourages productivity, rewards effort and initiative, and provides an environment in which each woman can experience growth.
• The leader assesses the needs of the women in the community through surveys and interviews. She acts as chairperson for a Women’s Department & committee to develop programs and activities to meet the needs identified through the surveys.
• The leader is an active member in the local community disseminating information on women's activities and harmonizing these activities with the larger Organization’s vision and mission. She works closely with the community leaders.
• Qualifications include a sensitive, caring nature, a clear understanding of role for women, gender balanced environment and with a burden for women's broad needs and concerns.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The major duties and responsibilities of the Women’s leader include the following:
1. Establish a Committee. The leader will work with the Organization board to establish an advisory committee. The committee should be composed of women interested in the broad spectrum of women's needs and concerns. The purpose of the committee is to brainstorm, develop strategies, and assist in planning programs and activities that relate to women's specific and varied needs.
2. Needs Assessment. The leader will work closely with her committee to survey the needs of the women in Project Africa and community. Survey questionnaires can be used to obtain this information.
3. Program Development. The leader will work with her committee and the community leaders to develop and implement Women' programs or seminars, and network with existing support groups active in the community. She and her committee will advice the management and Board on sponsorship for such programs as support groups for abused women and girls, support for adult education and vocational skills training for women, Support for mentorship and education for girls, single mothers, teenage mothers etc. Other activities may include Organizing seminars, conferences and camps for women and girls, literacy programs, day care, and programs enterprise development.
4. Chairperson of the Women’s Committee. It is the responsibility of the Women’s leader to chair the Women’s committee. She will encourage ideas and plans that maximize women's contribution to the mission of PROJECT AFRICA. The chair will put together an agenda, moderate discussion, and facilitate group cohesion through personal sharing, and fellowship,
5. Advocate of Women's Concerns, Needs, and Contributions. It is the leader's responsibility to keep the Administration informed of Women's Ministries and its contributions to Project Mission. This responsibility includes allocating time for personal visitations. This responsibility includes being a liaison between the women members in the Project, and the board members, assisting the board members to keep in view the needs of the women in the project and recognizing the Women's department as a significant and vital part of Project growth and dynamics

Deadline: 30th March 2009

How to apply

send your CV and Introductory Letter to

info@projectforafrica.org

Comments

Kim Kitchen's picture

Wishing I was there . . .

Dear Mama Africa, reading your call for a Project Leader I could not but respond. I imagine you are wanting a woman from your regional community. The outline of skills you are looking for speaks directly to the work I have been doing for twenty years. The work I love especially in regards to project development and meeting the individual needs of community.
I wish you well in finding the strong creative woman who presents for this position.
All the best to you and the great work of your organization.
Blessings, Kim Kitchen

mamaAfrica's picture

Project leader

Dear Kim

Thank you fo ryour contribution and interest. We are still looking for a project Leader. Our organization is young and upcoming, those with very high expectation in terms of renumeration may not fit in well because we cannot a fford high fees. But we welcome all who wish to grow with us regardsless of their age, race, religion, So you are welcome if you want to be apart of this

Kim Kitchen's picture

Project Leader

Dear Mama Africa, I thank you for your reply and I do understand the challenges you face of renumeration. This would not stop me from wanting to participate and contribute to your work. If there was ever an opportunity in the future that you felt my skills could serve your organization and this could be organized for a short term period (no more than 3 months) then I would be very interested to discuss this with you. If possible I would need my travel expenses and living expenses looked after but would not required any fee for service. My website briefly outlines my work experience and you can access my resume there.
Project development is my passion as well I have done a considerable amount of training and public education. I live in Northern Ontario and have worked closely with Aboriginal women and children as well as rural outreach. We live in very isolated communities here in the north and so this takes a great deal of strategy in meeting women's needs and the isolation they face in domestic and sexual violence.
So keep me in mind Mama Africa, if you ever feel I could be of service and lend my 20 years of experience working in diverse communities.
Be well my sister, Muma Asimwe Kim Kitchen

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