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  • Posted: May 13, 2022
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  • Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian aid agency engaged in transitional environments that have experienced some sort of shock: natural disaster, economic collapse, or conflict.
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    Resilient Livelihoods Coordinator-Samburu(Maralal)

    The Position Summary

    The Resilient Livelihoods Coordinator(RLC) will be responsible for providing supportive leadership, guidance and coordination for timely and quality field level implementation of USAID Nawiri nutrition-sensitive resilient livelihood project portfolio of interventions in specific technical areas of; Climate Smart Agriculture (irrigated crop and livestock) production systems, private sector and financial inclusion, enabling market systems to last miles to support ultra-poor, Household Economic Strengthening (HES) and coordination support for adapted Ultra-Poor Graduation aimed at reducing poverty and improving nutrition outcomes -while reducing women’s time burden.

    Essential Job Functions

    VISION AND STRATEGY & ITS IMPLEMENTATION

    • Supports the Resilience Livelihoods Technical Team (Climate Smart Agriculture, Alternative Livelihoods and Market Systems, Household Economic Strengthening, Natural Resources Management) in creating and evolving a strong vision for Nawiri’’s approach for supporting vulnerable households to address household food insecurity and work towards maintaining food security despite exposure to shocks and stresses.
    • Technically support the Field Director and take overall implementation leadership, technical oversight and coordination of USAID Nawiri nutrition-sensitive Resilient Livelihoods Interventions aimed at sustainably maintaining food security of vulnerable households, despite exposure to shocks and stresses.
    • Specifically, provide leadership and in-depth technical guidance in translating the programmatic vision, strategies and evidence to implementation. These strategies include Resilient Livelihoods Strategy, NRM & conflict, Community Engagement Strategy while collaborating with other coordinators to translate program strategies into Livelihood interventions i.e. Gender Equity and Social Inclusion, Health, ASHR and Nutrition, Social and Structural Behaviour Change, Governance among others.
    • Member of the USAID Nawiri Resilient Livelihoods Team and participates in co-design of USAID Nawiri resilient livelihoods interventions. Use learning to develop and scale up implementation strategy, approaches and activities; integrating agriculture resilience into additional technical areas as needed.
    • Translate the USAID Nawiri Sustainability and Exit Strategy into action while taking active leadership on implementation of sustainability approaches. The Coordinator will be supported by a team of advisors in these thematic areas to practically operationalise these approaches.
    • Coordinate development and updating stakeholders analysis and a collective impact mapping approach with specific analysis of strategic partnership opportunities for layering, sequencing and or intergration to amplify impact of interventions.
    • Forge strong, institutional partnerships and linkages and maintain a productive working relationship with Government of Kenya, PREG Partners, and other relevant stakeholders partners in agriculture, and market system development, social protection, gender, water, adolescents, youth, women empowerment in livelihoods related activities.
    • Ensure that cross-cutting aspects of the program such as gender equity, social inclusion, youth, and water systems are included and well-integrated into the agriculture and resilient livelihood activities.
    • Represent USAID Nawiri at county government level and other stakeholder platforms aligned to multi-sectoral and resilient livelihood interventions and contribute to County Strategic development, prioritization and resourcing (budgeting) of Nutrition Sensitive interventions in line with the Governance for Nutrition Strategy.

    TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP AND & ITS IMPLEMENTATION

    • With technical leadership support of the technical team in Resilient Livelihoods (Climart Smart Advisor and NRM coordinator, Alternative Livelihoods and Market Systems Advisor, take the lead in designing implementation modalities and roll out of Nawiri’s Resilient Livelihoods Strategy, at the County Level, ensuring the development of an operational work plan and its implementation in line with overall Nawiri Operational Program Strategy.
    • Leads the management and implementation of the specific livelihoods project scope under Mercy Corps, within the consortium implementation modalities, including supporting contextual design and roll-out. These include and not limited to coordinating with a diverse county-based Resilience Livelihoods team drawn from all USAID Nawiri consortium and local implementing partners to manage coherent program implementation within specific geographies and intervention areas, as informed by and continued reference to evidence that informs programmatic decisions and actions.
    • Lead county-level coordinated implementation of the consortium-wide scope ensuring effective layering, sequencing and integration of interventions, as well as integration of nutrition-sensitive interventions in specific technical areas of; Climate Smart Agriculture (irrigated crop and livestock) production systems, private sector and financial inclusion, enabling market systems to last miles to support ultra-poor, Household Economic Strengthening (HES) and coordination supportive oversight of adapted Ultra-Poor Graduation aimed at reducing poverty and improving nutrition outcome -while reducing women’s time burden - ensuring coherence, on time and on budget and of quality.
    • with technical guidance and support of the thematic resilient livelihoods technical team, coordinate a sustained results-focused implementation working collaboratively with the internal team and relevant stakeholders to ensure vulnerable households and targeted participants adopt and sustain dry-season milk availability, improved, diversified and sustained nutrient dense foods, sustainably improved household economies, access labour opportunities, while increasing adaptive, absorptive and transformative capacities of highly vulnerable households and participants (including adolescents -male/female, women of reproductive age, male and female youth).
    • Draws technical assistance and support for self and for the diverse team members from the Consortium Resilient Livelihoods team to lead quality implementation. Specifically works with support and draws from technical supervision of the Alternative Livelihoods & Markets Advisor and Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor, Household Economic Strengthening advisor to address agriculture and household economic strengthening, more holistically than traditionally siloed livelihoods and micro-businesses.
    • Support development of adaptive learning and collective impact strategy within RL collaborative partnership strategy (ies) and support integration of adaptations into the project’s work-plan and implementation approaches.

    PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

    • Coordinate with and work closely with various technical advisors to build systems that promote participant accountability by ensuring that those most impacted by agriculture and resilient livelihood issues are represented during program-facilitated community dialogue events, assessments, and activities. These include in Resilient Livelihoods, Health and Nutrition, Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics scope (including the USAID Nawiri Alternative Livelihoods & Markets Advisor and Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor, Household Economic Strengthening Advisors, as well as - the Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Lead, Health and Nutrition among others
    • Lead RL implementation coherence in line with the program strategy, with technical support and guidance of technical interventions, ensuring effective layering, sequencing and integration to strengthen collective impact, within the consortium and within similar geographies and opportunities with diverse stakeholders. These will include leading partnership discussions and translating into tangible actions. With support of a senior technical team of advisors, jointly mentor, coach and support officers in implementation of priority pathways to nutrition resilience. These include coordinating implementation of nutrition resilience interventions including in food production (crop and livestock production), market system development and improving household economies.
    • Directly manage the Mercy Corps team, Lead and coordinate the portfolio at county level, including implementation tracking across the sub-office level for agriculture and resilient livelihoods strategy and interventions.
    • Supervise timely implementation of interventions in line with the approved work plan, ensuring that key milestones are of high quality, are community driven and an enabling policy and implementation environment is supported at multiple levels (county, sub-county, ward, villages, households).
    • Coordinate periodic review (weekly, monthly, quarterly) of the work plan across all implementing partners, identifying progress, gaps and acting on them timely.
    • Identify opportunities for integration and synergies within other sectors such as nutrition, health, alternative livelihoods, and governance.
    • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed; promote and model a culture of learning and adaptive management.
    • Review all program documents and relevant literature including county plans and priorities including opportunities for co-investments and support alignments and influencing priorities to strengthen nutrition resilience.
    • Plan, develop tools, support training of staff in delivery approaches; and participate in any field assessments including periodic market monitoring to collect context specific information that will inform regular program design and implementation.
    • Coordinate the provision of tailor-made agriculture and resilient livelihood nutrition enhancing services to vulnerable households and market actors.
    • Work closely with the Climate Smart and Alternative Livelihoods and Inclusive Markets Advisors to develop tools and templates that model household economies under different scenarios and evaluate seasonal risk and recovery costs or opportunities.
    • Facilitate field teams in testing of profitable agriculture and resilient livelihood innovations with vulnerable households.
    • Contribute technical expertise that feeds into a dynamic community of practice of USAID Nawiri staff and partners; sharing best practices across all intervention areas and workstreams, while seeking opportunities to build staff’s capabilities.
    • Collaborate with the USAID Nawiri learning team to develop and maintain a culture of learning between programs through consistent sharing during reflection points and through analysis and interpretation of M&E data, processes and systems.
    • Co-lead learning, coordinate and responsible for implementing adaptations
    • Assist in activity budgeting and target setting for all county based resilient livelihood interventions and milestones for team members.
    • Provide direct training and other capacity-building assistance to resilient livelihood county teams and partners.
    • Work with Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG) partners to strengthen linkages with other actors to enhance organizational learning which directly impacts staff performance and productivity.
    • In the event of a natural disaster, lead design and budgeting of livelihood life-saving emergency, protection and recovery response activities.
    • Support collaboration with county leadership and support the county RL team to ensure that communities are informed about USAID Nawiri programs and what we do, are comfortable giving feedback and that feedback is used to improve the quality of our interventions.
    • Develop and implement capacity building plans for the County RL team including partners, including implementation quality and reporting.
    • Lead RL team in translating program work plan into component-work plans per geography (sub-county/wards, villages), and operational budgets while maintaining accountability for results.
    • Speak thoughtfully to the evidence to action products and learnings that Nawiri is continuously using to inform evolving programmatic strategy.
    • Support USAID Nawiri accountability to mainstream gender, youth and social dynamics in Resilience Livelihoods interventions.

    INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING

    • Generate Implementation reports on the RL implementation while also supporting drafting of learnings and policy briefs, issues-papers and case studies on specific thematic issues, including integration. Ensure USAID Nawiri is capturing the required level of participant information - including participant categories such as gender, adolescents, children, youth -as well as services provided and capture specific success stories.
    • Supporting the review of program reports and documents to provide a holistic view of diverse interventions
    • Collaborate with a county-based M&E team to develop and implement relevant monitoring and tracking systems.
    • In coordination with the county-based learning team, manage the institutional knowledge related to county resilient livelihoods and contribute to wider knowledge management;
    • Lead reporting on implementation of county resilient livelihoods activities under the Field Director, .

    Supervisory Responsibility

    Directly supervises Livelihood Officers (5) and manages all consortium county-based resilient livelihoods team members.

    Accountability

    • Reports Directly To: Field Director
    • Works Directly With: MC USAID Nawiri Climate Smart Advisor, Alternative Livelihoods and Inclusive Markets Advisor (also direct Technical guidance and leadership support); Also, directly works with BOMA USAID Nawiri REAP for Nutrition Project manager and SAVE the Children USAID Nawiri Household Economic Strengthening Advisor.

    Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

    • Advanced degree in Agriculture, agribusiness management or agricultural economics
    • A minimum of 5 years experience in a technical role on an international development program related to livelihoods, food security and nutrition.
    • Demonstrated expertise and ability to lead and coordinate a diverse team drawn from different implementing partners.
    • Demonstrable familiarity with Kenya’s ASAL, agriculture crop and livestock, resilient livelihoods, and natural resources sectors political and policy environment.
    • Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection, and evaluation.
    • Highly developed written and oral communications skills as well as strong interpersonal communication and team building skills to ensure effective coordination within USAID and effective advocacy of Agency positions externally with both specialist as well as non-specialist audiences.
    • Advanced computer skills and experience developing data management systems.
    • Team player who takes initiative and is a problem-solver.
    • Effective verbal and written communication, multitasking and organizational s
    • Ability to manage priorities autonomously

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    Livelihoods and Food Security Officer - Samburu (Baragoi & Wamba)

    The Position Summary

    The Livelihoods and Food Security officer will be a member of the USAID Nawiri Resilient Livelihoods Team supporting program implementation at sub-office level. He/she will lead work plan implementation of livelihood interventions as appropriate to context, for sustained vulnerable households’ access to nutrient-dense foods and overall food security despite exposure to shocks and stresses. S/he is directly responsible for supporting all USAID Nawiri Livestock and Agriculture (crop) program activities primarily; and directly implements financial inclusion and enabling market systems to last mile communities to support ultra-poor and the most vulnerable households and strengthening diversified efforts for improved Household Economies. S/he works alongside other officers in layering interventions for collective impact at household and community level. The officer is able to translate how the interconnected actions at household and community level contribute to sustainable household food security and therefore motivate community-driven leadership of actions at local level.

    S/he is a member of the team that supports implementation of households' economic strengthening initiatives working with local resource persons and local implementing organizations. S/he drives implementation of innovative climate smart agriculture approaches including crop through irrigation in selected irrigation schemes and communities with permanent water sources. He/she supports communities/households uptake fodder production, improved livestock and ecological practices to secure milk availability, especially through the dry season. 

    S/he supports fieldwork monitoring, cross-sectoral collaboration, support to assessments and reporting. The holder has an in-depth contextual understanding of pastoral, agro-pastoral context and can co-create solutions with local stakeholders, communities and households. S/he can translate evidence and insights contextually to drive actions that sustainably address malnutrition at local level.   S/he supports the County Resilience Livelihoods coordinator and the RL team to map and strengthen capacity of local stakeholders (groups, households, individuals) and is directly responsible for implementing nutrition-sensitive resilient livelihood interventions at sub-county (all wards, village, household) level. S/he supports community own resource persons and works alongside community influencers -includes champions, facilitators, mentors and community health volunteers (CHVs) etc- in layering interventions for collective impact at household and community level. The officer supports learning and adaptations aimed at strengthening program impact.

    The position is based at the USAID Nawiri sub-county (sub-office) office level supporting interventions within the sub-county and prioritized wards -that continuously experience high rates of acute malnutrition. S/He will work closely with relevant sub-county, ward officials, village level officials, CSOs and private sector players involved in livelihoods and food security & nutrition within their areas of operation. S/he is an excellent community mobilizer with strong facilitation skills in local language/dialects.

    Success factors for this role include: A technical person who understands the tightly interconnected relationship between natural resources management, agriculture-based (crops & livestock) livelihoods, seasonality, risk and resilience in the arid and semi-arid lands. A community mobilizer with local context with openness to learning and demonstrable willingness to challenge self and navigate social norms change that affect nutrition outcomes.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

    • Leading implementation of work plan in line with agreed approaches and milestones and specifically responsible for Livestock and crop interventions, including irrigation in resilient livelihood scope. Lead implementation of livestock, crops interventions including coordination with target communities and partners at the sub-office level.
    • Directly oversee crop and fodder production through irrigation in selected irrigation schemes
    • Supports household engagements for improved economies, transforming household and social dynamics and responsible for layering interventions for collective impact at household and community level. 
    • Coordinate with the different levels of stakeholders including household members, community groups, local implementing partners, community resource persons, government stakeholders at sub-county, ward, village - to mobilize actions and ensure effective communication channels.
    • Coordinate with community leadership to facilitate activity integration and targeting of participants.
    • Collaborate with Nawiri health and nutrition staff to integrate messaging into crop and livestock production training curriculum.
    • supports behavior change communication and adoption of supportive practices. This includes sharing evidence informing livelihood choices, in simplified manner with communities
    • Plans and leads TOT training sessions to Community Mobilizers / Champions in collaboration with Government counterparts.
    • Liaise with other project teams and staff at the sub office level to ensure that all USAID Nawiri interventions are well-coordinated and prioritized
    • Coordinate with Markets and Alternative Livelihoods team members to identify private sector partners or opportunities for new enterprises that improve farmer access to input and output markets. Supports financial inclusion interventions, activation and lasting connections of markets to last mile communities for affordable access to diverse nutrient-dense foods and services.
    • Coordinate with public and private service providers (animal health, crop husbandry, etc.) to reach program participants at the ward level.
    • Prepares activity reports and supports County Resilience Livelihoods Coordinator in the review and development of work plans and thematic reports.
    • Collaborate with the M&E team to support monitoring and evaluation on effectiveness and impact of livelihoods activities at the Sub-office level and make recommendations for improvements.
    • Collaborate with Nawiri health and nutrition staff to integrate messaging into crop and livestock production training curriculum.
    • Contribute to team work plans and guide successful implementation of program activities, ensuring teams and partners activities are on track and in alignment to achieve desired impact;
    • Work closely with all other program teams at local level to identify clients for financial services and to support service extension and financial inclusion as well as development of suitable products and services.
    • Actively participate in the periodic program planning, review and reflection meetings and sessions.
    • Prepare accurate and timely reports and other project documentation and communication that contribute to a learning organization.
    • Coordinate with other Mercy Corps programs and local government bodies to ensure coherent program implementation and to capitalize on business opportunities in Mercy Corps’ target communities.
    • Support collaboration, learning and adaptations, monitoring surveys in area of operation.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its mission.
    • Coordinate with procurement, logistics, security, administration and human resources teams to ensure operational systems support field activities.

    COLLABORATION & NETWORKING

    • Integrates community approaches, gender sensitivity, conflict sensitivity and do no harm principles and mainstreams capacity building and sustainability approaches into all activities as appropriate including certifying all interventions to adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards;
    • Conduct community mobilization and sensitization meetings that are inclusive and to help prioritize the economic needs of target communities.
    • Support with collaborative partnership with other development partners and identify potential opportunities for linkages
    • Engage and support systems strengthening actions including Ward Development planning
    • Link and strengthen capacity of program participants’ to tap into opportunities including their influence in influencing planning and budgeting of nutrition resilience interventions i.e. their voice in Ward Planning Committees and multi-sectoral platforms.
    • Continuously update stakeholder mapping and coordinate activities with various stakeholders, to ensure strong linkages between resilient livelihood and other priority pathways for strengthening nutrition resilience in the context.
    • Collaborate with consortium staff within the geographical and thematic scopes to develop projects, implement and closely monitor selected economic development projects including detailed work plans and business plans.
    • Mobilize sub-county, ward level and village meetings with relevant stakeholders.
    • Support the facilitation of planning meetings and workshops with government, NGO, private sector, and community partners to revise and customize implementation plans.
    • Conduct community mobilization and engagement meetings with ward and community-level leaders to implement USAID Nawiri livelihoods activities
    • Support community visioning process for resilient livelihoods
    • Support with collaborative partnership with other development partners and identify potential opportunities for linkage

    INFLUENCE AND REPRESENTATION

    • Assist sub-office coordinator and County Field Director to coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers
    • Support the facilitation of planning meetings and workshops with government, NGO, private sector, and community partners to revise plans and promote partner acceptance/buy-in;
    • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant stakeholders such as local government departments, NGO’s and local authorities, as appropriate and advised by the line manager.
    • Collaborate with Consortium partners, sub grantees, local government, and other implementers working at the sub-office level.
    • Facilitate planning meetings and workshops with government, NGO, private sector, and community partners to revise plans and promote partner acceptance/buy-in at the sub-office level
    • 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

    Supervisory Responsibility

    Supervision of Assistant Livelihoods officers and Community Resource Persons 

    Accountability

    • Reports Directly To: County Resilient Livelihoods Coordinator
    • Works Directly With: Climate Smart Advisor, Alternative Livelihoods and Inclusive Markets Advisor, R4N coordinator and field officers, Health and Nutrition officers, Structural and Social Behavior Change officers, Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability Officers, Household Economic Strengthening Technical Advisors, Gender and Social Inclusion Coordinator among others.

    Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

    • Degree in agricultural related field or Diploma with over 5 years’ relevant working experience
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience directly implementing agriculture (crop and livestock) interventions at the field level in Kenya ASALs. Learning and experience in agronomy will be an advantage.
    • Demonstrable familiarity with Kenya’s ASAL, agriculture crop and livestock and natural resources sectors.
    • Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection, and evaluation.
    • Team player who takes initiative and is a problem-solver.
    • Effective verbal and written communication, multitasking and organizational s
    • Ability to manage priorities independently
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
    • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills.
    • Familiarity with M&E, information, communications and knowledge sharing technologies and use of innovative approaches on digital financial services.
    • Demonstrated computer competency of Microsoft Excel/Word and knowledge of data management software;
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
    • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment.
    • Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously;
    • Ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a diverse team;
    • Good reporting, communication and representation skills;
    • Good problem solving, written and oral communication skills;
    • Confident, sound training facilitation and representation/relationship skills;
    • Strong written and spoken English and Kiswahili
    • Local language skills required especially Samburu and Turkana Languages.

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    Assistant Livelihoods Officer - Samburu (Baragoi & Wamba)

    The Position Summary 

    The Assistant Livelihoods officer will be a member of the USAID Nawiri Resilient Livelihoods Team and directly responsible for implementing nutrition-sensitive resilient livelihood interventions at sub-county (prioritized wards) level. These include Climate Smart Agriculture (crop and fodder) production, market systems linkages, private sector and financial inclusion support. S/he will work alongside other USAID Nawiri team members in layering interventions for collective impact at household and community level

    Specifically, S/he will be supporting small scale irrigated crops & fodder production for diversified household access to nutrient-dense foods, private sector engagement for access to farm inputs & finance, markets linkages, households economic strengthening that aims at increasing sustained access to incomes (financial inclusion), Climate smart agriculture technologies and improved ecological practices that support Natural resources management. The position is based at the USAID Nawiri sub-county (sub-office) office level supporting interventions within the sub-county and prioritized wards - that continuously experience high rates of acute malnutrition. S/He will work closely with relevant county officials, CSOs and private sector players involved in livelihoods and food security & nutrition within their areas of operation.

    Essential Job Functions

    VISION AND STRATEGY & ITS IMPLEMENTATION

    • Facilitate community visioning process for resilient livelihoods using community participatory appraisal tools
    • Coordinate with the Ward/ sub county level of County Government to mobilize actions and ensure effective communication channels.
    • Coordinate with community leadership to facilitate activity integration and targeting of participants / groups within selected irrigation schemes. 
    • Coordinate with County government to build capacity for poor HHs on appropriate crop production systems and relevant climate smart agriculture approaches and technologies 
    • Facilitate business to business linkages for targeted small scale irrigation schemes / farmers associations / groups that include poor and ultra-poor for increased access to farm inputs, finance and markets.
    • Facilitate Increased access for poor and ultra-poor HH to productivity enhancement inputs, climate smart agriculture and post-harvest technologies
    • Facilitate identification of youth and women agri-preneurs and lead support them establish interventions; i.e. establish fruit tree nurseries.
    • Support small-scale vegetable production gardens utilizing home garden techniques (permaculture) to promote nutrition dense vegetables for enhanced household consumption and income generation targeting poor households
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities 
    • Coordinate with the livelihoods officer to develop activities work plans, directly implement and report for each activity undertaken
    • Mobilize communities and support SBC initiatives for transformed practices at household level
    • Coordinate with public and private service providers (crop husbandry, inputs suppliers, aggregators, local financial institutions etc) to reach USAID Nawiri participants.
    • Collaborate with Nawiri health and nutrition staff to integrate messaging into crop and livestock production training curriculum.

    COMMUNITY AND COUNTY ENGAGEMENT 

    • Mobilize sub-county and ward level meetings with relevant stakeholders.
    • Lead community engagement and mobilization activities within the Ward(s) of operation 
    • Support the facilitation of planning meetings and workshops with government, NGO, private sector, and community partners to revise and customize implementation plans.
    • Conduct community mobilization and sensitization meetings with ward and community-level leaders to enhance investment in crop production. 

    INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION 

    • Assist livelihoods and food security officer in activity coordination with local government and other implementers at the Subcounty level.
    • Participate in planning meetings and workshops with government, NGO, private sector, and community partners to develop and deliver capacity building of farmers 
    • 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

    • Promote and adhere to the principle and objectives of the project and Mercy Corps.
    • Participate in other USAID Nawiri livelihoods program activities (Livestock and NRM)
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Organizational Learning  

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. 

    Accountability to Participants 

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Accountability 

    • Reports Directly To: Senior Livelihoods and food security officer 
    • Works Directly With: Water resources officer, Assistant livelihoods officers – livestock, alternative livelihoods officers, REAP for nutrition officers, Household economy officers, and Sub-office M&E officers.

    Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

    Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects  

    Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

    • A Diploma in Agriculture related field (i.e., Agronomy, Agro-ecology, Horticulture, Dry land agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Education & Extension).
    • Advanced technical certificate holders from reputable institution plus proven experience of over 5 years will be considered.  
    • Minimum 2 years of direct implementation of agriculture development activities.  Experience working directly with small scale irrigation is an added advantage. 
    • Good spoken and written English required.
    • Must be able to work independently once in the field and show initiative.
    • Experience in farmers needs assessment and report writing.
    • Demonstrable experience in farmers training and community mobilization
    • Experience in community participatory appraisal tools
    • Practical experience in partnership building and collaboration with government and other partners
    • Computer and basic administrative and organizational skills is a plus.
    • Willingness to travel extensively throughout the project area.

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