Concern Officer – Emergency Response, Turkana Jobs in Kenya

Concern Officer – Emergency Response, Turkana Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:

  • To lead implementation of Turkana desert locusts cash transfer response for Concern Worldwide in partnership with SAPCONE

    Main duties & Responsibilities:

    Core Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the implementing partner in beneficiary identification, validation and registration for food security cash transfers

  • Support the implementing partner in undertaking post distribution monitoring for food security cash

  • Represent Concern in coordination forums on desert locusts emergency response in Turkana County and Sub County level

  • Liaise with other humanitarian agencies and County government agencies undertaking desert locusts emergency response in Turkana

  • Document progress made in the implementation of the emergency cash transfer program on a monthly and quarterly basis. This will include but not limited to: document case studies and change stories, monthly and quarterly progress report plan, monthly and quarterly indicator tracker clearly showing progress made against the targets set out in the M&E plan/Logframe, pictorial and audio-visual recordings of project implementation and as will be defined by the line manager

  • Participate and support in Concern led emergency response in other sectors in Turkana County in addition to the cash transfer program

  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during the emergency response

  • Any other duties as will be assigned by the line manager

    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: Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Community Development, Agricultural/Livestock Production, Social Sciences or any other relevant field

  • At least 2 years’ experience in cash transfer programming

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with and managing local partners

  • Fluency in spoken and written language in English, Swahili and local language spoken in Turkana County

  • Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Good computing and report writing skills

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

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


  • Experience working in Turkana County especially on cash transfer programming

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and cover letter to

  • with the subject of the email as ‘Officer- Emergency Response, Turkana)’ by 16th June 2020 however, due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may offer posts before the closing date.

  • 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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