As part of its climate resilience strategy, Practical Action supports vulnerable communities in partnership with stakeholders to implement adaptation interventions in Turkana County. In this regard, Practical Action seeks to recruit a capable and focussed Program Officer within its Program to be based in Lodwar, Kenya.
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager/ Area Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the technical expertise on approaches and methods for organizing broad scale community engagement and support for the EWASSA project. Through his/her work the Community Development and Livelihoods Officer will seek to increase community (local authorities and beneficiaries) involvement through working with all institutional arrangements agreed upon in the project. The selected candidate will also provide inputs to the development of training materials relevant to community mobilization.
S/he will be expected to directly support the development of community resilience and work with technical experts within the organization.
The main responsibilities of the Community Development and Livelihoods Program Officer will include but not limited to the following:
Project Implementation, Reporting and Learning
Achieving Change Ambitions
As an experienced Community Mobilizer, you will be a holder of a First degree in Community development/disaster risk reduction/Climate change/Development studies or any other relevant qualification from a reputable university or institution. A diploma in these will be considered with relevant work experience of minimum 3-5 years’ in NGOs on community mobilization. Ability to work with, support and influence others and ability to innovate, initiate and accept challenge with fluency in both English and Swahili are essential. Good understanding of the local language (spoken & written) will be an added advantage while experience working with multi-faceted teams and coordination with government, donors, partners and multilateral agencies coupled with excellent networking and communications skills is desirable.
Interested applicants should Click here to apply or submit their applications, including an updated CV with a cover letter via email to: [email protected] not later than 9th May 2021 indicating “Community Development and Livelihoods Officer’ on the email subject line.
At Practical Action, 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.
We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.
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