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  • Posted on: 11 July, 2018 Deadline: 11 July, 2018
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    Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.

    IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya. It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa. Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities.

    Project Officer


    JOB Details

    Building sustainable livelihoods represents one of the broad based programmes adopted by Islamic Relief in its institutional strategic plan. The programme focuses on poor and primarily rural communities with the aim of strengthening their access to resources in order to improve food security and income generation.

    This post requires someone with experience working in or with community based enterprises and the ability to understand the constraints of early stage businesses. We are looking for someone who has strong written communication skills and financial analysis expertise, with the ability to produce excellent reports for donors.

    The successful candidate will need to understand and take on Islamic Relief’s values and commitment to pastoral communities’ economic empowerment. Lastly they will need to show strong self-awareness, inter-personal skills, and self-motivation, with the ability to deliver results and work well under pressure and to be flexible in demanding situations.

    The Project Officer will take overall responsibility for implementation of the EU project in Mandera in line with IRK’s strategic aims and donor guidelines and will work in close collaboration with project partners and stakeholders.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, development studies, economics, enterprise development or any other related fields.
    • A Master’s degree in similar fields will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of at least five years’ experience in sustainable livelihood, vocational training and enterprise development Programmes targeting youths.
    • Vast experience in youth livelihood Programmes –planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
    • Knowledge of the key issues/challenges and trends with regard to youths’ livelihood in pastoral communities.
    • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.
    • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
    • Fluency in English – written and verbal
    • Experience in Field data analysis packages
    • Effective IT Skills (Microsoft Office).
    • Planning, narrative and financial reporting skills.
    • Communication, tact and negotiation skills.
    • Flexible and patient.
    • Conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development

    Results Expected:

    • Organized, supervised and keep precise records; i.e. well analysed data with full supervision, processing of alternate livelihood options and related follow up done as per this job description under general supervision of the Area Manager and the Livelihoods Coordinator.

    Method of Application

    Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications and experience.

    Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to Hr.kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke by Wednesday 11th July, 2018.

    Please note that this is an urgent recruitment shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis

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