Community Facilitator at Mercy Corps Jobs in Kenya

Community Facilitator at Mercy Corps Jobs in Kenya


  • Program / Department Summary: The is a five-year USAID-funded Kenya Feed the Future (FtF) Livestock Market Systems (LMS) Activity for northern Kenya.

  • This activity will contribute to USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative and specifically will improve households’ income, productive assets and resilience to drought and other shocks.

    General Position Summary

  • The Community Facilitator will be responsible for execution of the Girls Improving Resilience with Livelihoods (GIRL), a 9-month adolescent girl personal agency empowerment safe space model aimed at supporting human capital development for resilient individuals who are well placed for commercial engagement.

  • S/he will focus on community adolescent girls’ engagement, including the identification, recruitment and retention of training girls and participants; the establishment of partnerships with key community members (elders, religious leaders, government officials); and ensuring that common strategies and approaches are applied consistently in all communities.

    Essential Job Functions

    Community Engagement

  • Contribute to the successful implementation of Girls Improving Resilience with Livestock and Learning activities.

  • Implement a 9-month adolescent girls’ personal agency empowerment safe space model.

  • Manage adolescent girls safe space groups in collaboration with the GIRL mentors.

  • Provide mentorship to up to 30 GIRL mentors every year.

  • Support the GIRL Officer with conducting trainings on basic education (numeracy & literacy), WASH and nutrition awareness campaign, financial literacy and reproductive health.

  • Support and guide the GIRL mentors to deliver trainings to adolescent girls.

  • Support with community mapping activities.

  • Represent Mercy Corps in the ward at the community level interactions.

  • In coordination with the GIRL Project Officer, monitor the implementation of activities through regular field visits and assessments to ensure program quality and impact and document lessons learned.

  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.

    Mobilizing

  • Mobilize the community for events related to GIRL activities.

  • Take part in the identification and recruitment of girls in the community to participate in safe space groups.

    Monitoring and Reporting

  • Monitor
    the GIRL safe space groups on a daily basis and upload all data collected data on a weekly basis.

  • Prepare weekly GIRL group monitoring reports.

  • In collaboration with GIRL Project Officer, report on the businesses and savings groups’ performances via the GIRL group monitoring tool.

    Other

  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 1-year experience working with an NGO/CBO in a Livelihoods, Education, Community Development/Engagement program.

  • Diploma in Community Development, Social Work, Gender Studies or any other related field.

  • Basic computer skills knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Commitment to working with women, girls, youth and vulnerable groups in need, regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender.

  • Experience in data collection and data entry is an added advantage.

  • Experience with mentorship of girls.

  • Experience facilitating training.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

  • Local language skills are required.

    Success Factors

  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a diverse team.

  • S/he will have good representation and problem solving skills. Attention to detail and analytical skills are essential for the role.

  • The Community Facilitator will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Community Facilitator at Mercy Corps Jobs in Kenya

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