Save the Children Household Economic Strengthening Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children Household Economic Strengthening Advisor Jobs in Kenya

The Opportunity

Save the Children International Kenya- Turkana Office, has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Household Economic Strengthening Advisor - Turkana. The post holder will provide technical implementation and support of all livelihoods or household economic strengthening work at field level.

S/he will develop, lead, provide inputs for research and learning, monitor and evaluate the livelihoods aspects of the NAWIRI project. S/he will coordinate and network with NAWIRI consortium partners led by Mercy Corps, County departments responsible for agriculture, livestock, nutrition, trade and other NGOs.

S/he will lead on all household economic strengthening elements of the project and reports, providing capacity building for the county staff. S/he will promote best practice in the livelihoods programmes and contribute to the overall success of the NAWIRI programme.

S/he will oversee the implementation of livelihoods or household economic strengthening activities in Turkana and /Samburu County.

Contract Duration: 12 Months

No of Vacancies: 1

Location: Turkana

Nationality: Kenya National only

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Social Sciences, Community Development or other discipline relevant to rural livelihoods.
  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience designing and implementing livelihoods programmes.
  • Excellent understanding of Household Economy Approach (HEA).
  • Excellent technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field of livelihoods, crop and livestock production as well as other cross cutting issues.
  • Understanding and experience in implementing nutrition security food security and livelihoods programmes.
  • Excellent understanding of system approach to ending persistent acute malnutrition.
  • Clear understanding of and proactive approach to nutrition resilience, hunger and food security issues in Kenya, particularly in the context of Turkana and Samburu counties.
  • Understanding and experience in child rights programming.
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of county staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
  • Experience with livelihoods programming in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) settings preferred.
  • Experience writing donor reports especially USAID.
  • Strong writing skills, including experience in writing, capacity statements and position papers.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well
    in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English. Knowledge of the local language and context will be a distinct advantage.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children's Safeguarding Policy and other Global Policies.
  • A commitment to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in employment and empathy with SC values and objectives
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International's aims, values and principles.

    The Organisation

    Save the children international employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Household Economic Strengthening Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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