VSF Suisse Field Officer Jobs in Kenya

VSF Suisse Field Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • One exciting position has arisen in our Kenya/Somalia Programme. Compensation will be aligned with the VSF-Suisse rates for the respective positions. These roles require applicants to have the right to work in Kenya, where the position will be based.

    Overall Responsibilities:

  • The position holder will support the activity implementation in order to realize the objectives of the European Commission co-funded project “Building Drought Resilience in Isiolo County through Sustainable Livelihoods”, currently under implementation in Samburu East Sub-County.

  • S/he will work under the direct instructions, guidance and supervision of the Project Officer, and in liaison and close collaboration with all other team leaders/ members in the programme in the discharge of the functions s/he is responsible for.

    Key Responsibilities:

    In consultation with the immediate Supervisor, the position holder is responsible for implementation of VSF Suisse Project(s) activities:

    • Identify, select and verify project sites and beneficiaries for project implementation.

    • Community mobilization and awareness creation for project implementation as per selected project site(s);

    • Facilitate community meetings, dialogues and formation of community focal point or community committees;

    • Translate in local language during community meetings; dialogues and other community sessions;

    • Carry out surveys for baseline and end-line in close collaboration with immediate supervisor

    • Carry out monitoring and supervisory functions of the project(s) on a periodic basis;

    • Provide a chronological activity reports of the project

    • Represent VSF Suisse in forum and meetings as instructed by the immediate supervisor;

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills required:

    • Degree/Diploma in Animal Health/ Production/Agriculture/Natural resources management/Social work

    • Holders of Certificate in Business Administration or Logistics/Procurement Supplies will be an added advantage

    • At least 3 years NGO work experience working in agro-pastoral communities

    Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities,

    • Excellent computer skills and demonstrable track record of managing a successful team

    • Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines

    • Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises

    • Experience in the implementation of Rural Development Projects.

    • Good facilitation skills and ability to conduct community level workshops/seminars;

    • Fluent in written and spoken English

    • Person of integrity –honesty and good moral standing

    How to Apply

  • Send your application by e-mail to

  • Office.Nairobi@vsf-suisse.org by Wednesday, 21 October 2020 at 5:00 PM East Africa Time.

  • The application e-mail should indicate on the subject line the Job Title. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Interviews are planned between 26 and 27 October in the VSF-Suisse Isiolo Field Office.

    We look forward to receiving your application(s) in English. Please add:

    • Motivation Letter (maximum one page) stating why you are the right person for this position

    • A recent CV of 2 pages maximum

    • Scanned copies of your work certificates and relevant academic certificates

    • Scanned copy of National ID/Passport

    • Names of three referees and their contact details.

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