Action Africa Help - International Community Mobiliser, EL-WAK Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help - International Community Mobiliser, EL-WAK Jobs in Kenya

  • Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their wellbeing and standard of living.

  • With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

  • AAH-I has over 30 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and postconflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

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

    Purpose of Position

  • To play a central role in mobilization and supporting Projects implementation.

  • To identify and mobilize community groups to participate in the projects activities.

  • This will involve working closely with Field Coordinator and other stakeholders in the county.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Key activities will involve the coordination of community mobilisation in the project target areas.

  • He/she will be tasked with identifying, organising training, monitoring, follow up and coordinating the community group’s activities within the framework of the project contractual agreement.

  • The community mobiliser will provide mobilisation technical support to project officers in respect of:

  • Work in Collaboration with and Support the Field Coordinator –

  • identification of groups to work with under a set criteria

  • organise group meetings

  • support groups in setting up groups constitutions

  • support in training as per agreed curriculum

  • follow up and track implementation of planned group activities.

  • Coordinate the social, learnings and activity interactions between the different groups

  • Serve as the primary link between the groups and AAHI, developing an infrastructure for both dialogue and conflict resolution

  • Establish and build AAHI relationships with community and other stakeholders

  • Actively promote the AAHI approach to livelihood improvement with emphasis on promoting group development through support, coaching, mentoring, feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.

  • Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the organizational mandate

    Personal Specifications


  • Diploma or other
    relevant qualification in Community Development or relevant tertiary qualification in social and community studies, and/or experience in related fields

  • Possess proven practical knowledge of the program development cycle and design and management qualities.

  • At least 3 years of progressive community mobilization including understanding of and ability to identify, promote community empowerment and developmental models in community work through highly effective communication skills – in all forms, especially verbal and written.

  • Proven credibility, integrity and professionalism – demonstrate these characteristics at all times.

  • The ability to assist groups to formulate their ideas into constructive actions, ability to undertake community based research, and to effectively complete projects.

  • Exercises sound judgment and political sensitivity – especially in relation to the community organisation, local governments etc.

    Desirable Skills

  • Field experience.

  • Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.

  • Proficiency in local language(s).

  • Experience in formulating and accompanying group in implementing projects

  • A proven track record working well with the local community.

  • Welcomes and values diversity, and contributes to an inclusive working environment where differences are acknowledged and respected.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to

  • to be received by 3 rd January, 2020.

  • The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.

  • AAH-I 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.

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