IAS Project Officer NGO Kenyan Jobs

IAS Project Officer NGO Kenyan Jobs

Job Summary

  • The role of this position is to guide communities and farmer groups to come up with smart development plans and facilitate project implementation as per the project proposal and agreed operation plans from time to time. The position is based at IAS Kenya, Hola Office, Tana River County and Implementing the project at Mikinduni Ward. The project management however reserves the right to transfer you to a different office or reassign you other duties as per prevailing need from time to time.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Aligning IAS Kenya to the Consortium outcomes which include; livelihoods, learning, innovation and adaptive management and integrating conflicts and resilience.

  • Facilitating the selection of communities including farmer groups to participate in SMC funded Resilience- Livelihoods Project.

  • Facilitating farmer groups to come up with smart development plans in line with the Ministry of Agriculture and County Government of Tana River.

  • Providing support to the communities to form strong organizational structures through formation of investment groups and registration with the Government of Kenya.

  • Facilitating communities to come up with smart development plans for addressing their needs besides organizing community meetings and training from time to time.

  • Supervising farmers and farmers’ groups on post harvesting handling and fodder bulking within the targeted farmer groups and communities to ensure quality control (materials and workmanship) and effective use of resources.

  • Training of lead farmers or ToTs on dry land farming technologies so as to ensure food security.

  • Developing the capacity of farmers and farmers groups on suitable DRR and CMDRR strategies to enhance resilience interventions.

  • Building the capacity of community leadership, elders and other duty bearers on rights and responsibilities.

  • Participating in and supporting the running of K4R County Chapter Communities of Practice in Tana River

  • Training of farmers and farmers groups on profitable value chains

  • Participating in coordination and networking meetings involving partners from governmental (County Government) & non-governmental organizations.

  • Strengthening gender equity within communities

  • Facilitating the inclusion of people living with disability in programming.

  • Facilitating communities to participate in relevant networks and advocacy events.

  • Work closely with
    the government officials, extension workers and NGO officials with similar objectives to those of the International Aid Services Kenya Resilience Project in order to enrich the projects outputs.

  • Compiling and submitting weekly, monthly and annual field reports on all project activities within the project area to the Programme Manager IAS Kenya and as well as Project Manager Children’s Mission Africa.

  • Ensuring proper record keeping in line with the means of verification of the logical framework in the project document.

  • Participating in the preparation of quarterly / annual activity and financial reports

  • Any other duties as assigned by management


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Agricultural Sciences/Agronomy/Horticulture/Agricultural Economics/Agriculture Business Management or related field from a recognized University.

  • Minimum three years proven experience in working/programming in either relief or development and preferably in an NGO.

  • Good understanding of gender mainstreaming in Resilience and livelihoods projects

  • Ability to conduct community Livelihoods and resilience needs assessment, project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livelihoods and resilience interventions

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS office suites

    End Results Expected

  • Clear project targets

  • Clear work plans/work break downs

  • Project Maps

    Other requirements:

  • HELB Clearance certificate

  • Valid Kenyan Motorcycle riding license

    How To Apply

  • Interested applicants should submit a Cover Letter and CV before 27th of February 2021 to :

  • ias-nairobi@ias-intl.org.Quoting “Project Officer- Resilience- Tanariver” on the email subject line.

  • International Aid Services(IAS) Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and tolerate discrimination against protected characteristics ( gender ,age, sexual orientation , race , ethnicity , religion disability ,pregnancy , mental or HIV status , nationality , political or any other opinion .

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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