DanChurchAid NGO Project Officer - Food - Nutrition Security & Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya

DanChurchAid NGO Project Officer - Food - Nutrition Security & Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya

Advertisement: Project Officer (PO) – Food/Nutrition Security & Livelihoods – DCA Kenya Office.

DanChurchAid (DCA) is working in Turkana and West Pokot counties with refugees and local communities to enhance peace, livelihoods and resilience. DCA implements projects directly as well asthrough local partner organizations.

For more information on DCA, please visit www.danchurchaid.org. DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the following position: Project Officer – Food Security & Livelihoods.Food and nutritional security and sustainable livelihoods is a key driver for creating self-reliance and resilience especially among disaster affected communities.

DCA recognizes the need to strengthen its Country Programme with this new position in Turkana County. The position is based in Kakuma, Turkana County and reports to the DCA Area Manager based in Kakuma.

The main responsibilities of the PO are:

1. Manage all the DCA direct implemented food/nutritional security and livelihoods activities of projects at the field level. This includes direct implementation and technical support/backstopping of project staff.

2. Facilitate DCA initiated innovation initiatives at the field level in close consultations with the Area Manager (AM), Head of Programme (HoP) and DCA consortium partners. These will include private sector & universities partners and related innovation incubation and prototyping.

3. Support the day to day implementation of assigned DCA interventions at the field level. This entails development and execution of detailed implementation plans, having a teaching and facilitative role, staff supervision as well as monitoring and evaluation of the project.

4. Network and coordinate with other field operational I/NGOs, UN Agencies (UNHCR, WFP & FAO) and LGAs and explore/advise on possible areas of collaboration/partnerships to enhance program synergy.

5. Facilitate, support and initiate
digitised baseline, monitoring and evaluation data collection and other assessments and generate relevant reports as well as support concept paper development at the field level as part of DCA fundraising efforts.

6. Facilitate/support collaboration and cross learning among DCA projects & partners through information sharing, exposure visits and active partner participation in DCA platforms/forums.

7. Facilitate logistical arrangements for DCA staff, consultant field visits and donor visits in consultation with the Area Manager.

8. Produce regular progress reports in accordance with DCA internal procedures and perform any other responsibilities as determined and assigned by the Area Manager from time to time.

Professional Qualifications:

  • University level education in general agriculture (with combination of crop & animal production/husbandry skills) or equivalent.
  • Technical skills and hands on experience in food security, livelihoods and resilience building programming ((preferably working with dryland farming &/or pastoralists areas - working knowledge of Turkana County is an added advantage).
  • Knowledge of the rights-based approach & Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) is an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven and results-orientated in challenging rural working environments.
  • Experience in training at field/community level and excellent reporting skills.
  • Excellence in English, oral and written.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.DCA offersThe position is initially for one year with possibility of extension. DCA offers a salary package (salary, insurance, and benefits) in accordance to experience and DCA Kenya HR Manual.

    DCA is an equal opportunity employer and all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of race, gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


    Place: Kakuma , Kenya
    Deadline: 12/11 2019
    Contact person: Isabella Gacheri

    DanChurchAid NGO Project Officer - Food - Nutrition Security & Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya

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