Food for the Hungry-Kenya a Christian relief and development agency seeks to fill the following vacant position:

Job Title:                       Project Officer (2 positions)
Department:                 Food Security and Livelihoods Location: Marsabit
Reports To:                 Project Coordinator
Closing date:               12th June 2019

VALUES, VISION, AND PURPOSE

At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes

our Values, Vision, and Purpose, which  serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work  as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATION

The Project Officer reports hierarchically to Project Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Improve Pastoralists livelihoods through support to Livestock Production and Marketing Systems, through behavior change approaches, gender and disability mainstreaming.




ESSENTIAL TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Key Result 1: – Implementation of project activities

1.  Implement project activities in accordance with the program log frame and work plans.

2.  Provide input  for  the development and implementation  of the training curriculum/ materials, conduct trainings and workshops

3.  Responsible for community mobilisation in close collaboration with other FH field level staff

4.  Facilitate planning  meetings  at the community level and ensure timely implementation  of the workplans

5.  Documentation of relevant   field level data, proceedings and decisions made at the community

level and compilation of field reports as required by the program

Key Result # 2: – Collaboration with communities, local authorities and FH/K partner agencies

1.  Seek collaboration and build excellent working  relations with  communities, local leaders, elders and local authorities during project implementation.

2.  Represent FHK in different forums at the field level.

3.  Improve the participation of the beneficiaries in the decision-making process.




Key Result # 3: – Reporting, Monitoring and Assessments

1.  Effectively use monitoring  tools to monitor implementation of activities.

2.  Collect  and analyse data for  baseline surveys, assessments, monitoring and evaluation  as per set guidelines.

3.  Participate in preparing reports in accordance with FH guidelines and donor requirements.

4.  Provide field updates to the Program Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Vibrant personal relationship with Christ.
  • Demonstrated skills in staff management, capacity building and community relations
  • Ability and willingness to work independently with a high degree of motivation, result oriented creativeness and adaptability
  • Good report writing and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and previous practice of MS Office (Word and Excel are essential)
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team
  • Knowledge and experience of assessments and monitoring are an advantage
  • Knowledge of related programs, particularly nutrition and water and sanitation, are also an advantage
  • Good English skills (written and spoken), knowledge of local language is a necessity.
  • Good working  knowledge of ASAL areas in Kenya




EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as agriculture, economics, livestock, business development and marketing, environmental/natural resource management with at least three years’ relevant work experience in project implementation, monitoring and community relations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary),

updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to: Human Resource Manager Email address: hr-fhkenya@fh.org latest by 12th June 2019.

NB: FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY (FH KENYA) DOES NOT SOLICIT ANY TYPE OF PAYMENT FOR JOB APPLICATIONS OR HIRING PROCESSES.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted