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
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.
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
email@example.com 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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