Latest Job Recruitment Officer – Community Empowerment in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Officer – Community Empowerment in Kenya

Career Description: Officer – Community Empowerment in Kenya

Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Apr 2018

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following position:

Job Title: Officer – Community Empowerment (1 Position)

Reports to: Area Coordinator – Marsabit administratively and technically to Manager – Community Empowerment based in Nairobi

Direct Reports: Community Development Facilitator

Duty Station: North Horr, Marsabit

Contract Details:

One (1) Year Fixed Term Renewable Contract Subject to Performance and Availability of Funds

Starting Salary of the Pay Grade Kes 99,197

Group Pension

Group Medical Cover (Principal & 2 Dependants)

Group Life Assurance Cover

WIBA Plus/Personal Accident Cover

Job Summary:

To provide technical leadership in the implementation of Community Empowerment Approaches in North Horr, Marsabit

Main Duties &Responsibilities:

· Provide technical leadership in the establishment, maintenance and graduation of CC groups in the County

§ Develop technical capacity and support for community conversations to Concern programme staff including training and mentorship

§ Provide technical leadership and mentorship to Community Development Facilitators (CDF) and Community Facilitators (CFs) in implementation of community conversations

§ Foster linkages between the CDF to the County Government of Marsabit to facilitate citizen participation in county planning and budget processes

§ Coordinate the utilization of the Community Conversations platform for achievement of Programme results and citizen participation

§ Network with and interest other actors at county/ sub-county level to utilize community conversation groups as entry points for their interventions

§ Look out for and advice on emerging community participation avenues and preposition CC groups to take advantage of such avenues

§ Participate in the development of phased approaches to ensure that programme achieve their result through the CC approach

§ Conduct regular field visits to Community Conversations to monitor for quality assurance

§ Provide relevant CC data including change stories for use by the Communication Officer in documentation of the Community Conversations approach

§ Compilation of timely monthly and quarterly reports on Community Conversations

Responding to Emergencies:

· Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary

· Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Programme Participant Protection Policy

· To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

· To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.

· To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme (as per P4 section 6).

Job Specification:

§ A Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Social Sciences or any other relevant field with two (2) years’ experience or a Diploma in Community Development, Social sciences or any other relevant field with at least three (3) years’ experience in implementing community projects

§ At least two (2) years’ experience in implementing Community Conversations (CC) in Marsabit County

§ Must be a Trainer of Trainers in Community Conversations approach

§ Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management

§ Fluency in English and Kiswahili, and at least one of the local languages spoken in Marsabit County is a an added advantage

§ Strong written and oral communication skills

§ Good computing and report writing skills

§ Be able to work independently, as well as in a team

§ Strong leadership and management skills

§ Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness.


· This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

· This position is subject to Concern getting funding for the position.

How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as ‘Officer – Community Empowerment North Horr’ by Tuesday,10th April 2018.

Each application should include three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

‘Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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