Gold Star Kenya Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Gold Star Kenya Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Goldstar Kenya seeks an Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist for an anticipated, USAID-funded program to improve the welfare and protection of orphans and vulnerable Children in Kenya.

This position is contingent on award.

Position Purpose:

The Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate household economic strengthening activities.

S/he will implement evidence-based and start-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure high-quality technical programming related to economic strengthening and livelihoods generation at the household level
  • Advise and support the COP and OVC Manager in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met
  • Design and promote use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project
  • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of resources
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested
  • Any other tasks as assigned by COP or OVC Manager

    Qualifications and Minimum Requirements
  • A Master’s Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field
  • At least five years of experience managing complex development projects,
    with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya.
  • Five years’ experience in design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level

    How to Apply
  • Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: gskenya-hr@goldstarkenya.org.
  • Please quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received by 27th September 2019.
  • Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Gold Star Kenya Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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