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Officer Livelihoods at Concern Worldwide


Management & Business Development

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3 weeks ago

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Job Description

We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide began working in Kenya in May with the development of an urban programme in Nairobi. Our work expanded into a multi-sectoral programme focusing on urban and rural livelihoods, primary education, HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, and health and nutrition in both Nairobi and Marsabit. In partnership with local organisations, Concern also responds to a number of emergencies in Kenya resulting from floods, drought and violence.

Job Summary:

The job holder is responsible for quality programme delivery at the Sub County level through technical leadership in food security, livelihoods and community engagement in various sub Counties of Turkana County in close consultation with manager livelihoods. He/she is responsible for timely implementation of program activities guided by the annual work plan and informed by program technical approaches in close collaboration with the ward development assistant, sub county government officials and community leaders/members in implementation of joint plans.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support to the ward development assistants, local partners and Sub-county government line officers in charge of key sectors including department of agriculture livestock and fisheries, Water environment and Natural resources, trade, industry and enterprise development amongst others to establish a collaborative working environment; implement high impact and evidence informed interventions. Lead in the day to day livelihoods program implementation and prudent utilization of resources towards meeting the program mandate in line with the approved work plan, organization policies, and standard operating procedures. Foster linkages with partners and other stakeholders in public and private sector in the Sub-county to enhance synergy, collaboration and learning. Represent Concern Worldwide at sub-county level livelihoods related technical and coordination forums in: Natural Resources Management, livestock sector forums, agriculture sector forums, WESCOORD, contingency planning and early warning systems, social protection systems and cash transfer programming, and others as will be specified by the line manager. Play an active role in generation of new knowledge through documentation of informal interactions and feedback sessions with communities and through participating/supporting surveys and other assessments; and documenting lessons learnt and success stories. Contribute to the development of the annual work plan and quarterly costed work plan and support in tracking implementation and reporting. Support in the implementation of Concern integrated approaches in education, livelihoods, health and nutrition at community level liaising closely with Technical Managers Health & Nutrition, Livelihoods, and Education and government service providers to ensure organized community groups have adequate technical support to develop and implement their action plans that address barriers to basic service delivery. Conduct regular field visits to monitor to monitor progress, receive community feedback, check on the quality and impact of activities approved in the annual program proposal, and quarterly costed work plans.


Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

Person Specification

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Livestock Production, Crop Production, Social Sciences or any other relevant field. At least three years’ experience in a similar role. Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management, Climate Smart Agriculture, Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, Animal health, Water supply systems, Natural Resource Management, Pastoral Field Schools, Making Markets work for the Poor and Value Chains Development. Demonstrated experience in implementing livelihoods programs in ASAL areas. Fluency in spoken and written language in English and Swahili Strong written and oral communication skills Computer literate with good MS Office skills

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

Good computing and report writing skills Be able to work independently, as well as in a team Strong leadership and management skills Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner and to tight deadlines Energy to work in the, sometimes long hours Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Competencies required:

Trustworthy, honest and reliable Willing to challenge or question others constructively when appropriate Ready to accept changes as new situations arise

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