Through its Country Offices, or FAO Representations, FAO assists governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to address hunger and malnutrition, and provides technical support for the sustainable development of their agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors. The activities of the FAO Country Offices include design and implementation of country-tailored field programmes, liaison with local donor representatives, and active public awareness raising and outreach activities related to FAO initiatives such as the World Food Day.
The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Kenya, technical supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programmes); and work in close collaboration with the National Project Coordinator, Youth Officers and colleagues in headquarters and in the sub-regional office.
Rural migration in Kenya is influenced by multiple factors including lack of employment, limited access to services and better education opportunities and limited access to social protection – to name some. Many migrants migrate to rural towns or secondary cities as the population grows quickly and the economy of the country develops further. As youth account for 35 percent of Kenya’s population, and with over 1 million entering the labour market annually, agriculture presents a prospect for job creation and holds opportunities for alternative(s) viable livelihoods to rural out migration. The ‘Migration, Social Protection and Youth Employment’ project aims to address the adverse drivers of rural out-migration of youth, by creating additional and improved employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in agri-business along select local value chains and create linkages with the existing social protection programmes with a special focus on Kiambu County, a peri-urban area with a vibrant agriculture sector. The project is grounded on the principle that migration should be a choice not a necessity.
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