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  • Posted: Jun 25, 2024
    Deadline: Jul 18, 2024
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    Habitat for Humanity International, generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat, is an international, non-governmental, and nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1976.
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    Livelihood Officer


    • Reporting to the Projects Coordinator, the Livelihood Officer will be responsible for enhancing the number of households with improved economic capabilities through food distribution and the establishment of Self-Help Groups focusing on youths, women and People Living with Disability to nature access to resilient livelihood opportunities by initiating agricultural based income generating activities, financial Inclusion and entrepreneurial skills within the community of Laikipia.
    • Specifically, S/he will be supporting the promotion of Good Agronomic Practices (GAP) tailored to improve value chain production through SMART agriculture, supporting field activities that extension officers, the operation of school feeding programs, household cash transfers and increasing sustained access to incomes through Climate mart Agriculture and Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs).
    • S/He will play a pivotal role in providing technical and management support to project activities on facilitating sustainable livelihoods interventions.



    • Ensure the implementation of the livelihoods component of the programme against annual work-plan, targets, time-plans and result indicator.
    • Ensure timely and quality progress and financial reporting in line with agreed templates and schedule.
    • Smart Farming Initiative
    • Support producer groups in the project area to facilitate the adoption of climate smart solutions for improved value chains production and post-harvest management.
    • Building strong relationships with community members and deliver the participatory community assessments and co-creation.
    • Ensure that project activities are designed with agricultural technology focus aimed at creating self-sufficiency, improving resilience to climate change and enhancing the food security status of farmers’ households/local communities in Laikipia.
    • Ensure that the agricultural potential in the region is assessed with an aim of improving on the existing systems and water management practices for increased crop production and livestock productivity.
    • Responsible for technical management of the Livelihood interventions through designing livelihood activities which will be implemented for beneficiaries.
    • Identify and design interventions that link the restoration of essential services with livelihood opportunities for community stability.
    • Develop technical training modules for beneficiary training and learning activities.
    • Develop inventory of all project supporting smallholder producers in the project area with the aim of tracking and documenting changes in their production activities.
    • Support value chains related demonstrations i.e Farmers Field Schools, in the project areas.
    • Support economic livelihoods and capacity building activities for partner communities.
    • Facilitate stakeholder engagements with County Government and critical development stakeholders.
    • Build up the capacity of project team on skill based innovative sustainable livelihood community models.

    Household Cash Transfer Program

    • Operate the Cash Transfer component of the project by providing technical support, development of narrative and financial reporting in line with donor requirements.
    • Assist the Project Coordinator in developing and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Cash Transfer to households.
    • Provide hands-on guidance in the engagement with service providers and Project Steering Committees (PSCs).
    • Facilitate the identification, designing and implementing of appropriate training needs to Project Steering Committees.
    • Oversee the identification, registration, and verification of cash transfer beneficiaries and monthly Mpesa disbursements to households.
    • Support in cash transfer baseline and post distribution monitoring surveys with support from the monitoring and evaluation team.
    • Follow procedures and guidelines in implementation of cash based interventions, and support in developing learning for improved cash strategy.
    • Monitor and document cash activities, ensuring all processes, results and lessons learnt are documented and shared within the sector and with Management.
    • Visit target communities on regular basis to get their perceptions and experience to assist in planning and development of relevant community-oriented and sustainable programmes.

    School Feeding Program

    • Collaborate with schools and stakeholders in the formation of School Feeding Committees.
    • Conduct weekly and impromptu monitoring visits to all assigned schools as per the checklist guidelines while documenting, communicating, and resolving deviations.
    • Facilitate the delivery of school feeding programme supplies and equipment to supported schools and ensure maintenance and care of assets donated to these schools.
    • Furnish the finance, logistics and procurement departments with records of food delivered to schools and provide a report on the quality of food delivered.
    • Conduct trainings and continuous refresher courses, coaching and mentorship activities to program volunteers on the importance of data accuracy in a bid to have credible information.
    • Collect, collate, compile and share food consumption rates and stock balances in a timely. manner to ensure that proper food ratios are used and are aligned to Mary’s Meals feeding model and expectation.
    • Hold community engagement sessions in collaboration with the School Feeding Committees, community members and other stakeholders to ensure support and ownership of the School Feeding Programme.

    Village Savings and Loan Associations

    • Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment and sustainability of Self Help Groups
    • Build the capacity of Producer Groups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) identified under the smart farming activities.
    • Build capacity of Social Mobilizers to spearhead the Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLA) approach.
    • Ensure capacity building of on youths, women and People Living with Disability women on VSLA, entrepreneurial skills, market and financial services access, production and business planning.
    • Work together with other stakeholders to ensure that key trainings meet the standards required to facilitate, provide knowledge and required skills set on economic empowerment initiatives and practices.


    • Number of vulnerable households served
    • Number of groups mobilized
    • Number of new vulnerable beneficiaries selected and validated
    • Number of initiatives successfully completed
    • Number of active livelihood value chains adopted by the community


    • BA in Agricultural Education and Extension / or related field.


    • Professional technical skill desired training in Agriculture.
    • Experience with sustainable livelihood and food security programs.
    • Knowledge of income generating activities (IGAs), small and micro enterprises (SMEs), agricultural and livestock production marketing and value chains and cash based interventions.
    • Knowledge on financial inclusion and group savings and loans mechanism.
    • Experience with international donors and/or other international organizations preferred.
    • Fluent in verbal and written communication in both English and Kiswahili.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
    • Tactfulness, enthusiasm towards assigned tasks, good human relationship skills, integrity, honesty, and the ability to work under pressure to accomplish work tasks within assigned time periods.
    • Good communication skills, Strong team player with high team spirit and positive attitude


    • At least 3 years’ experience working in development and humanitarian projects

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please submit your CV& motivation letter as a single file to:

    Deadline: 30 June 2024

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    GFOI Development Manager - Africa

    Key Responsibilities:

    Develop relations internally and externally through GFOI pipelines, targets, and forecasts (70%):

    • Lead on pre-positioning and pipeline strategies for the region, engaging with key stakeholders in the area office and national offices and providing guidance on opportunities to pursue
    • Provide leadership and support to NO colleagues in pre-positioning meetings with donors and peers
    • Coordinate multiple high-quality Go/No Go processes, proposals and After-Action Reviews for AFR region in collaboration with GFOI and key (internal/external) stakeholders and provide support in the proposal development process to increase the number of awards
    • Share trends, best practices, and emerging opportunities in institutional fundraising with the AO and NOs
    • Identify opportunities through forecasts and market intelligence in line with the NO strategic plans and share with key stakeholders
    • Prepare briefings to inform GFOI Dir EME/AFR and HFHI leadership about trends in FOI funding in AFR as a region
    • Ensure updates to the CRM system and other management tools are made regularly
    • Support NOs/AOs teams with specific pieces of donor or funding research, capacity statements, and proposal support
    • Provide GFNs with African programmatic insights that will inform FOI proposals
    • Work with the AO to identify FOI fundraising capacity gaps in the NOs and propose initiatives to build capacity which will lead to high-quality successful proposals
    • Manage the priorities for the intern

    Develop and manage training NOs/Branches and AO staff on FOI tools for effective fundraising (20%):

    • Support the GFOI Dir EME/AFR with the development of relevant GFOI tools and training for the Africa HFHI network and encourage AFR FOI champions
    • Guide the execution of donor strategies in close collaboration with internal HFHI/HFH network colleagues providing guidance where NOs do not have the capacity/experience
    • Develop/Refine the AFR FOI pre-positioning plan to increase partnerships in the AFR region
    • Other related duties assigned by supervisor

    Key Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in International Development, Global Affairs or International Relations
    • At least 5 years of FOI partnership/fundraising experience with bilateral and multilateral institutions such as, EU, FCDO, USAID, World Bank etc.
    • Resource development experience in securing grants with the top funders in the sector
    • Solid expertise in pre-positioning and networking and establishing successful relationships leading to pipeline growth
    • Proficient in analyzing FOI trends, grant guidelines/requirements, coordinating program development/review and budget development/review
    • Proven commitment to promoting gender equity and inclusion internally and during prepositioning with institutional donors and including it in proposals
    • Understanding of donor priorities in terms of integrating gender
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal and presentation skills in English
    • Solutions-oriented and collaborative in an evolving, dynamic, inter-cultural global team. Reflects the organizational principles through on time delivery of work products in changing work terrains as the organization rapidly evolves
    • Disciplined; perform well under pressure and capable of balancing priorities to meet deadlines
    • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
    • Commitment to delivering excellent internal and external customer service
    • Computer literate; able to use word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and project communication software e.g., Microsoft TEAMS for global information sharing and knowledge management

    Active support of HFHI Values & Commitments:

    • Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
    • Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
    • Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission
    • Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguard our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work.
    • Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.


    • Some experience with integrating gender into program analysis, design, monitoring and evaluation
    • Experience working and communicating in French

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