AAH NGO Project Liaison Officer Jobs in Kenya

AAH NGO Project Liaison Officer Jobs in Kenya


AAH Kenya (AAH-K) is a country programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I), an African-led nongovernmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living.

With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal
urban settlements.

Department:

  • Livelihoods

    Reports to:

  • Area Manager

    Duty Station:

  • Kakuma, Kenya

    Job Summary

    To oversee all Safe from the start project (Ufundi Bunifu project) related activities from planning to
    implementation and monitoring that will ensure delivery of finished products by artisans supported by Local Service Enterprise (BOWA HOPE) and increased economic opportunities for survivors of SGBV in
    Kakuma/Kalobeyei.

    S/He will be responsible to ensure that the approaches used during implementation are
    accurate and effective, conforming to the global best practice while staying relevant to the context of the
    project.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • The project liaison officer will be working closely with AAHI (Kenya Programme) and BAWA HOPE
    (BH) to ensure project deliverables are achieved.
  • He/she will support fully in the implementation of Ufundi Bunifu project activities including the LSE
    (BAWA HOPE).
  • He/she will facilitate the visits for BH in Kakuma. Mobilize the groups and coordinate the trainings.(date, time, transport, refreshments).
  • He/she will manage the stock of raw materials at the business centre production site.
  • He/she will manage the payments of the labour for the refugee artisans engaged in the production of
    products.
  • He/she will organise in liaison with the admin
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the business interventions are effective in terms of creating selfreliance in the PoC mind set and that activities undertaken are profitable and sustainable in the life of PoC.
  • Ensure that the social economic and skills of new PoC are captured in basic PoC data.
  • Ensure that new PoC receive life skills and financial literacy training that prepares them for selfreliance during their stay in the camp.
  • Plan for a target number of PoC to receive relevant training to deepen their involvement in business and livelihood (artisan) activities in the camp.
  • Be responsible for proper collection, storage and dissemination of data on PoC economic activities,
    clearly identifying gaps and instituting interventions to fill the gaps in PoC knowledge, attitude and practice in livelihoods and self-reliance.
  • Ensure that UNHCR and other partners stay informed about progress and ensure continued support
    and buy-in from all stakeholders if any changes are envisaged.
  • The Liaison officer will supervise, liaise closely with and ensure effectiveness of the LSE (BAWA HOPE) operations to ensure that all the activities are coordinated and in sync with each other to ensure alignment with the overall goal of the project.
  • As an expert in his/her field, the liaison officer will ensure that the LSE (BAWA HOPE) officers have the space and freedom to operate and that they keep to the agreed targets over the project period.

    Expected Outcomes

  • Conceptualization, innovation, planning and management of the Ufundi Ubunifu project as well as
    the transfer of knowledge and skills.
  • Prepare the
    necessary reports as per UNHCR guidelines and handle reporting requirement in a
    timely manner.
  • Formulation, development and planning of goals and objectives of the Ufundi Ubunifu program.
  • Work closely with the Business Development Officer on material and strategies to support the
    programme.
  • Monthly work (action) plans for the program, ensuring objectives and targets are achieved.
  • To promote communication between all the stakeholders in order to encourage the sharing of
    information and continual development and improvement of the livelihoods service i.e. promoting
    professional learning and development as well as seeking to encourage a unity of vision and
    purpose among the PoC.
  • To provide input to proposals and reporting that relates to livelihoods as and when requested by the
    Area Manager and the Kenya Country Program Manager.
  • Offer of advice and support to livelihoods program in line with the vision and mission of AAHI and UNHCR.
  • Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet
    the level of services in the organization.

    Personal Secifications

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Business Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, or relevant tertiary qualification in Marketing and Economic Development studies, and/or experience in related fields,
  • Minimum five (5) years’ work experience three (3) of which must be in a similar role Possess proven
    practical knowledge of the program development cycle and design and management qualities.
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment;
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
  • Able to manage relationships to achieve results.
  • Must have worked with artistic groups either dealing in Beadwork, weaving and design.

    Desirable Skills

  • Project management Field experience.
  • Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.
  • Proficiency in local language(s).
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control.

    Additional Skills & Competences

  • Good communicational skills (written and spoken)
  • Organisational and managerial skills
  • ICT specialty (email, Spread-sheets, MS-word, Databases, job-related software, etc.)
  • Team-work and participation.
  • Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative.
  • Degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Technical side of the job (numeracy, report-writing, critical thinking, leadership, etc.)
  • INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector
  • Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.

    How to apply

    Application Instructions

  • Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to
    recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 28th September, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-Kenya is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.
  • Due to the high number of applications we
    receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents

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