Concern Ward Development Assistants Jobs in Kenya
Concern Ward Development Assistants Jobs in Kenya
Job Purpose: To develop capacity for community led- development and resilience through community initiatives, and influencing decision making and accountability in service delivery at village and ward level governance structures.
Main duties & Responsibilities:
Community mobilization and engagement
Map out every six months communities located within the ward
Conduct community entry and mobilization in target Programme areas within the ward
Engage various target groups including men, women, youth ,persons with disability among other vulnerable groups to promote equity and inclusion
Conduct training and skills reinforcements of Community Facilitators (CFs)/Community Resource Persons (CRPs) on community conversations approaches
Provide backstopping to CFs/CRPs in facilitating community dialogues using CC technique(including couple’s dialogue approach)
Facilitate communities to identify project beneficiaries, validation of the beneficiaries and supervise flow of project benefits to selected beneficiaries
Coordinate the utilization of community dialogues in community organized structures (Organized community groups) within the ward Basic service delivery and accountability
Facilitate communities(including service delivery committees) to conduct dialogues to address socio-economic barriers that hinder service delivery and access
Facilitate communities to develop, document and implement action plans informed by community’s needs and priorities to enhance service delivery and access
Interact on a monthly basis with relevant ward level officers in charge of County government basic service provision including: water, agriculture, livestock production, animal health, human health, public health, environment and natural resource management amongst others
Link communities to service providers for technical direction/advise during concern identification, action planning and budgeting
Facilitate communities to organize and hold stakeholders forums for harmonized service delivery
Work closely with Citizen participation officers to sensitize communities on their political, social and economic rights and role in participation
Work with the village and Ward Administration to facilitate communities to identify development priorities and develop plans
Work with Members of County Assembly to enhance effective citizen participation in annual budget validation and approval forums
Work with Ward and village Administration to monitor implementation of approved annual budgets/plans
Facilitate communities to identify risks/hazards and develop community early warning and early actions including community seasonal /risk mitigation calendar
Facilitate communities to analyze risks/hazard, and develop/implement disaster risk reduction and contingency plans
Facilitate communities to participate effectively in disaster preparedness and response
Monitoring, reporting and documentation
Collect data on community engagement including community action plans, petitions and databases
Monitor dialogue process, documentation, implementation of action plans and follow up on petitions
Identify change, successes, best practices in community
engagement process and report to the Officer for documentation and development of case studies
Participate in coordination and stakeholders’ forums e.g. sector meetings, International days commemoration etc.
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
Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies:
Adhering to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies
Supporting and promoting the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Associated Policies to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and being committed to providing a safe working environment.
In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):
actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
Diploma in community development, social sciences or any other relevant field
Have at least two (2) years’ experience in implementing community based projects.
Excellent experience in community mobilization and engagement using participatory approaches including gender appropriate approaches.
Experience in Community Conversations approach is an added advantage.
Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management.
Strong written and oral communication skills in Kiswahili and English.
Strong analytical, negotiating and networking skills.
Be able to work independently, as well as in a team.
How to Apply
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to
email@example.com with the subject of the email as ‘ Ward Development Assistant-Nairobi ’ on or before Friday 10th September, 2021.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Concern Worldwide Is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Does Not Charge for Recruitment.
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