Program / Department Summary: The Operations Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the operations functions. The overriding objective for all administration and logistics operations is the prompt and effective provision of support services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor rules
General Position Summary: The driver works within the Operations department of the logistics support structure to provide safe transport services for Mercy Corps program and support staff in the respective field location.
The driver will adhere to all traffic and Mercy Corps safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the Mercy Corps operations department.
Essential Job Functions:
- Operate Mercy Corps vehicles as assigned by the supervisor.
- Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with Mercy Corps policies/regulations.
- Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to the logistics team.
- Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
- Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.
- Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times.
- Assist, as required, with logistics in the office daily workloads.
- Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business.
- Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
- Undertake field assignments as assigned.
- Responsible for preparing and submitting monthly vehicle fuel and maintenance reports to the Logistics focal point.
- Adherence to all Mercy Corps policies and procedures as outlined in Mercy Corps policies and procedure manuals.
- Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in the country of operation.
- Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
- Reports Directly to: County Project Coordinator
- Works Directly With: County Project Coordinator, Program and Operations staff team across the field offices as required
Knowledge and Experience
- Valid driver’s license
- At least 3 years driving experience with an NGO.
- Experience operating 4×4 vehicles.
- Experience working in and thorough knowledge of pastoral/arid lands field locations specifically Isiolo County is desired.
- Experience preparing and maintaining vehicle log sheets;
- Knowledge of route’s, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.
- Good understanding of English, Kiswahili and fluency in all the local languages is required.
Success Factors: A successful driver will have respect and adherence to all safety and traffic rules, excellent sense of judgment as well as willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and excellent interpersonal skills.
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Program / Department Summary: The is a five-year USAID-funded Kenya Feed the Future (FtF) Livestock Market Systems (LMS) Activity for northern Kenya.
This activity will contribute to USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative and specifically will improve households’ income, productive assets and resilience to drought and other shocks.
General Position Summary: The Community Facilitator will be responsible for execution of the Girls Improving Resilience with Livelihoods (GIRL), a 9-month adolescent girl personal agency empowerment safe space model aimed at supporting human capital development for resilient individuals who are well placed for commercial engagement.
S/he will focus on community adolescent girls’ engagement, including the identification, recruitment and retention of training girls and participants; the establishment of partnerships with key community members (elders, religious leaders, government officials); and ensuring that common strategies and approaches are applied consistently in all communities.
Essential Job Functions:
- Contribute to the successful implementation of Girls Improving Resilience with Livestock and Learning activities.
- Implement a 9-month adolescent girls’ personal agency empowerment safe space model.
- Manage adolescent girls safe space groups in collaboration with the GIRL mentors.
- Provide mentorship to up to 30 GIRL mentors every year.
- Support the GIRL Officer with conducting trainings on basic education (numeracy & literacy), WASH and nutrition awareness campaign, financial literacy and reproductive health.
- Support and guide the GIRL mentors to deliver trainings to adolescent girls.
- Support with community mapping activities.
- Represent Mercy Corps in the ward at the community level interactions.
- In coordination with the GIRL Project Officer, monitor the implementation of activities through regular field visits and assessments to ensure program quality and impact and document lessons learned.
- Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
- Mobilize the community for events related to GIRL activities.
- Take part in the identification and recruitment of girls in the community to participate in safe space groups.
Monitoring and Reporting
- Monitor the GIRL safe space groups on a daily basis and upload all data collected data on a weekly basis.
- Prepare weekly GIRL group monitoring reports.
- In collaboration with GIRL Project Officer, report on the businesses and savings groups’ performances via the GIRL group monitoring tool.
- Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: GIRL Mentors
Reports Directly to: GIRL Officer
Works Directly with: GIRL Officer, Livelihood Officer, NRM Officer and County Project Coordinator
Knowledge and Experience
- Minimum of 1-year experience working with an NGO/CBO in a Livelihoods, Education, Community Development/Engagement program.
- Diploma in Community Development, Social Work, Gender Studies or any other related field.
- Basic computer skills knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Commitment to working with women, girls, youth and vulnerable groups in need, regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender.
- Experience in data collection and data entry is an added advantage.
- Experience with mentorship of girls.
- Experience facilitating training.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Strong written and spoken English and Kiswahili. Local language skills are required.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a diverse team.
S/he will have good representation and problem solving skills. Attention to detail and analytical skills are essential for the role.
The Community Facilitator will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.