Brooke East Africa Community Development Officer Jobs in Kenya
Brooke East Africa Community Development Officer Jobs in Kenya
Organizational Background Brooke is an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules, operating in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, reaching over two million working horses.
Brook employs over 900 staff worldwide including; vets, animal welfare experts and development specialists.
Brooke works in various ways;
With animals – Brooke relieves their suffering through treatment and education, and undertake research to improve their welfare.
With owners - By working with owners Brooke addresses the most common and severe problems to ensure a healthier future.
With Health Services – Working with local vets and other providers to improve the availability and quality of service of working animals.
With Governments – Brookes advocates for local, national and international institutions to include the welfare of working equine animals in policy and implementation.
Being respectful of animals, people, cultures and the environment.
Being an organization of dedicated people, determined to improve the welfare of working donkeys, horses and mules.
Striving to be accountable and transparent in our work
Working in an inclusive and collaborative way to give the best
Being committed to making the most effective use of resources to bring about lasting changes for working equine animals
Being an innovative, evidence based, learning organization.
Community Development Officer
Reporting to the Programme Manager, the post-holder will field work within Kenya and other Brooke East Africa operation countries, focused on direct engagement with communities and implementing partners.
Roles and Responsibilities
Assess and identify community capacity gaps, needs and root causes on equine husbandry and management practices and related social-economic needs
Develop and implement interventions to address the gaps, needs and root causes identified above in a sustainable manner, and using Brooke’s Communities For Animals (C4A) tools
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions, and follow up with relevant adjustments
Continuously implement follow up actions or adjustments on the basis of information gathered from the evaluation above
Explore and try innovative capacity building methods, tools and techniques that are suitable and sensitive to distinct community groupings, demographics and contexts for sustainable behaviour change
Strengthen community-based structures among target equine owning communities that assure sustainable project interventions
Participate in identification of gaps in and value addition to resource and material requirements related to community engagement
Participate in all community engagement resource and material development initiatives in order to ensure that there is optimal standardization of learning resources for Brooke East Africa and partners utilization in the community
Prepare for and deliver content during planned trainings, ensure learning capacity
building road map; matching session plans for each training session; and conduct monitoring visits to follow up on the use of C4A tools
Actively participate and support planning of Community Engagement meetings and workshops for Brooke East Africa Partners or organized by Brooke UK
Participate from time to time in value adding meetings or initiatives with Brooke East Africa’s Partners and other like-minded stakeholders in animal welfare and livelihoods sectors
Receive and provide input to other officers whose jobs are interdependent with this role
Receive and provide support to other officers whose jobs are interdependent with this role
Supply reports and other required information and data to other parts of the organization as required
Actively participate in team and or staff meeting; adding value to the meeting agenda and discussions for the purpose of enhancing organizational goals in community engagement
Knowledge and Skills Required
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in community development, social studies or related area of study
Over 5 years’ field-based experience in community development, using sustainable and transformative approaches and tools
Innovative and pro-active approach to resolving complex community needs
Competencies in the application of participatory community approaches
Good planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting skills
Competencies in adult learning facilitation, planning and execution of workshop and training events
Partnership-building, networking, collaboration and representation skills
How to apply
All applications should be addressed to the undersigned on or before 8th May 2022, 00.00hrs.
For consideration, please send your application to:
Brooke East Africa
P.O. Box 43220 – 00100
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Brooke is an equal opportunity employer
Professional Conduct: The Brooke East Africastaff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in Brooke way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.
Gender Equality: Brooke East Africa is committed to gender equality in all positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for men and women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits.
Brooke East Africa considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status and disability.
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