Alight Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Kenya

Alight Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • Are you passionate about topics such as migration and refugees? Do you have experience or a strong interest in international asylum systems and economic empowerment of marginalized groups? Have you got a great attention to detail and a bias to action? You may be a great fit for our organization!

  • Through our subsidiary partner, ORAM, we advocate for the protection of extremely vulnerable and marginalized refugees and asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution based on their identity and expression.

  • This position will give you the opportunity to work directly with some of the most vulnerable and marginalized asylum seekers and refugees in Kenya and make a difference in their lives by supporting them with knowledge, tools and resources to become self-sufficient and live safer lives.

    Major Duties/responsibilities

    Duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Work closely with community-based organizations (CBOs) run by marginalized refugees in Nairobi, assessing their needs and the needs of their livelihoods initiatives as well as developing ideas for new business enterprises and programs;

  • Identify areas and topics for skills trainings and identify like-minded expert trainers in the respective fields;

  • Organize and facilitate skills training sessions;

  • Co-create and support refugee-led community-based organizations in developing business plans and budgets;

  • Foster and cultivate strong, meaningful new partnerships and relationships to help advance livelihoods programs with the community;

  • Conduct regular site visits to places where livelihoods projects are being implemented e.g safe houses;

  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of seed-funding and grants provided to CBOs for their livelihoods projects;

  • Work in close contact with other organizations’ livelihoods officers;

  • Provide technical support and advice to local business initiatives;

  • Evaluate the organization’s projects on the ground;

  • Provide regular reports to the organization’s Program

  • Liaise with and provide oversight to the organization’s livelihoods activities and staff in Kakuma refugee camp;

  • Act as the organization’s point person and ambassador in Kenya;

  • Support other initiatives in the region as needed.

    Desired Skills/qualifications

    These are the “must-haves” when you join our organization:

  • Open heart and open mind.

  • Trust.

  • Proactive and bias towards action.

    We are also looking for the following experience and technical competencies:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in areas relevant to livelihoods projects: micro-finance, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, etc,;

  • Experience working in asylum and migration;

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues facing the most vulnerable and socially marginalized refugees and asylum seekers including sexual and gender minorities;

  • Proven ability to work with diverse communities;

  • Dedication to inclusion of marginalized communities;

  • Empathy and professionalism;

  • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;

  • Ability to work remotely;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;

  • Strong networking and outreach skills; ability to connect with a wide range of stakeholders;

  • An interest in asylum and migration;

  • Discipline, strong organizational skills and attention to detail required;

  • Knowledge of French and / or Swahili a plus.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Alight Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Kenya

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