Concern Officer - Community Empowerment - North Horr Marsabit Jobs in Kenya

Concern Officer - Community Empowerment - North Horr Marsabit Jobs in Kenya


Job Summary:

  • To provide technical leadership in the implementation of Community Empowerment Approaches in North Horr, Marsabit

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in the establishment, maintenance and graduation of CC groups in the County

  • Develop technical capacity and support for community conversations to Concern programme staff including training and mentorship

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to Community Development Facilitators (CDF) and Community Facilitators (CFs) in implementation of community conversations

  • Foster linkages between the CDF to the County Government of Marsabit to facilitate citizen participation in county planning and budget processes

  • Coordinate the utilization of the Community Conversations platform for achievement of Programme results and citizen participation

  • Network with and interest other actors at county/ sub-county level to utilize community conversation groups as entry points for their interventions

  • Look out for and advice on emerging community participation avenues and preposition CC groups to take advantage of such avenues

  • Participate in the development of phased approaches to ensure that programme achieve their result through the Community Conversations approach

  • Conduct regular field visits to Community Conversations to monitor for quality assurance

  • Provide relevant Community Conversations data including change stories for use by the Communication Officer in documentation of the Community Conversations approach

  • Compilation of timely monthly and quarterly reports on Community Conversations

    Responding to Emergencies:

  • Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary

  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    Programme Participant Protection Policy

  • To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

  • To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed
    to providing a safe working environment.

  • To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme (as per P4 section 6).

    Job Specification:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Social Sciences or any other relevant field with two (2) years’ experience or a Diploma in Community Development, Social sciences or any other relevant field with at least three (3) years’ experience in implementing community projects

  • At least two (2) years’ experience in implementing Community Conversations (CC) in Marsabit County

  • Must be a Trainer of Trainers in Community Conversations approach

  • Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili, and at least one of the local languages spoken in Marsabit County is a an added advantage

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Good computing and report writing skills

  • Be able to work independently, as well as in a team

  • Strong leadership and management skills

  • Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter only to

  • nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Officer - Community Empowerment North Horr’ by Tuesday 16th June, 2020

  • Each application should include three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.


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