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

    Citizen participation

  • 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

    Community resilience

  • 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

    Coordination

  • 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.

    Accountability:

    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.

    Job Specification:

    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

  • nairobi.hr@concern.net 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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