Action Africa Help International Livelihoods Coordinator Jobs in Kakuma - Kenya

Action Africa Help International Livelihoods Coordinator Jobs in Kakuma - 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 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.


  • Livelihoods

    Reports to:
  • Area Manager

    Liaises with:
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Logistics Staff

    Duty Station:
  • Kakuma, Kenya

    Job Summary:

    The Livelihoods Coordinator is responsible for designing, coordination, implementation, monitoring and follow up of AAHI livelihoods programming.

    He/she will ensure project achieves its overall goal in conformity to policies and guidelines.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Strategic and program planning

  • Develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and report on AAHI Livelihood operations
  • Based on existing assessments, he/she will design interventions, strategies and plans
    for the implementation of livelihood programmes;
  • Identify innovative/alternative livelihood approaches
  • Lead in developing new sustainable livelihood initiatives/proposals and fundraising relating
    recovery and development response;
  • Participate in the Livelihoods inter-agency working groups, joining technical task forces as needed

    Program Implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Ensure continuous capacity building among staff in handling the Livelihood programming.
  • Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to livelihood staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation plan
  • Provide regular updates on progress to Area manager and other team members
  • Ensure donor and agency compliance is met at all levels of project/program management
  • Review and endorse relevant financial and narrative reporting on all livelihood
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum AAHI and donor requirements.
  • Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and
    decision making
  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected
    communities are in place
  • Work with M&E team to ensure M&E plan is being implemented, data is being collected
    from the field and regular reports are being produced

    Minimum qualifications required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Social Sciences, Project Management, Agriculture, Business Administration or relevant discipline with further training in management
  • At least 7 years of progressive responsible programme, of which at least 2 years closely
    related to implementing camp management activities or community settlements.
  • Master’s degree in Project Development and Management, Proposal Writing, Business
    Incubation, Agribusiness, Business administration or equivalent preferable.

    Minimum relevant experience required
  • Demonstrate impeccable top level negotiation and persuasive skills in programming with
    donors while appreciating the desired flexibility.
  • Relevant experience in business or market/economic development
  • Relevant experience in agricultural production, market assessments, rural market
    linkages, and capacity building in value chains
  • Experience in training field team
  • Experience in implementing livelihood intervention in camp setting
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of
    people in multicultural, team-oriented environment.

    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;
    able to manage long-distance relationships to achieve results

    Functional Competencies:
  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking
    into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available
    resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing Priorities
    and competing deadlines
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to
    facilitate the provision of support
    Knowledge Management and Learning
  • In-depth knowledge on MIS, M&E and development issues
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good
    understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant
    capacity building opportunities;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all
    partners, Respectful and helpful relations with donors and project staff.
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioural/attitudinal change

    Additional Skills & Competences
  • Communicational skills (written and spoken)
  • Organisational and managerial skills
  • ICT speciality (email, Spread-sheets, MS-word, Databases, job-related software, etc).
  • Team-work and participation
  • High 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

    Application Instructions
  • Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 30th April, 2019.
  • The email Subject Line must show the job
    title of the position applied for.
  • AAH-K 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.
  • Selection will be done on a rolling basis.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Action Africa Help International Livelihoods Coordinator Jobs in Kakuma - Kenya

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