Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. We are a registered charity. Improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive. Just a few of the ways we help people unleash their potential and protect our world for future generations.
Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods Advisor
Practical Action has a great opportunity for a Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods Advisor in our East Africa office.
Practical Action is commencing a five-year project in East Africa, working initially in Kenya with expected implementation in other countries in the region.
The objective of the project is to establish vibrant and inclusive rural economies in East Africa by promoting agricultural livelihoods for the youth underpinned by agro-ecological principles and practices.
The project aims to break the cycles of low productivity and increasing rural poverty, through a holistic approach, which will enable young men and women to increase their income through agri-business.
Being a youth focused project, Practical Action is looking for a Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods Advisor with the primary responsibility of providing technical support to the effective and successful design, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation of the project and ensuring the project meets appropriate standards within the sector and the intended outcomes within its locations.
In return, Practical Action offers a flexible and friendly working culture and an opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide. In addition, we offer the following benefits:
Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage.
With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.
If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your application letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Youth Empowerment and Livelihoods Advisor” or “Senior Energy Advisor” as the case may be so as to reach Practical Action on or before Friday 25th January 2019.
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.
The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.