Officer – ASAL Food Income Markets – Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following position:
Job Title: Officer – ASAL Food Income Markets (FIM)
Reports to: Senior Manager – ASAL Food Income Markets (FIM)
Direct Reports: None
Liaises with:
Internally – Programme and Programme Support Unit Staff
Externally – Partner Programme Staff, Implementation Officers, Sub County Government Officers (Ministries of Veterinary, Water, Agriculture, Livestock Development) and like-minded organizations in the sector
Job Location: North Horr, Marsabit with significant travel throughout Marsabit County
Contract Details:
Eight (8) Months Fixed Term Contract
Monthly Salary Kes 96,308
Medical Cover (1 Principal + 2 Dependants)
Life Assurance Cover
Personal Accident Cover

Job Summary:
The incumbent will provide hands on technical support to relevant line departments, local partners and communities in the implementation of sustainable ASAL livelihoods interventions with a strong focus on Cash transfers and Community centered approaches

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Cash Transfers
• Participate in the development/ review of cash transfer criteria
• Lead in Beneficiary targeting and registration
• Ensure beneficiary targeting is done within the set criteria
• Create awareness among the community about Concern led Cash Transfers, i.e. rationale, objectives, duration etc.
• Maintain contact with communities to update Concern on needs and feedback
• Liaise with Program managers and Cash vendors to ensure timely cash transfers
• Monitor project progress and provide feedback both to the communities and Concern
• Maintain a register of vulnerable people within the communities of intervention and share the same to the Programme Manager
• Ensure minimum SPHERE standards are adhered to in cash programming
Programme Support/Management
• Build the technical capacity of government and local implementing partners within the ASAL FIM/Livelihoods in planning, implementation, M&E and reporting
• Ensure community engagement in implementing DRR activities from community development and contingency plans.
• Facilitate the implementation of livelihood interventions in close collaboration with government staff and other implementing partners at Sub County level
• Generate programme reports, context analysis and contribute to development of programme proposals and strategies
• Liaise with the Community Empowerment Team to facilitate dialogue between communities and government staff around ASAL Livelihood/FIM priorities coming out of the participatory approaches.
• Working with relevant government staff at Sub County level to link and incorporate community priorities into the County work plans and budgets
• Support community linkage to relevant institutions
Financial Management
• Monitor and report quarterly expenditures against the approved work plans
• Contribute to program planning and development of work plans
Monitoring and Evaluation
• Develop monthly joint monitoring tools and plans with partners and oversee their implementation
• Participate in ASAL livelihoods programme reviews, assessments and evaluations
• Represent Concern in ASAL FIM sector related meetings and fora at Sub County level as required
Partner Management
• Coordinate financial logistics, oversight and management of partners
• Engage partners on a near daily basis
Responding to Emergencies:
• Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary
• Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies
Programme Participant Protection Policy
• To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct
Job Specification:
• A degree in Agri-business, Agriculture, Livestock Production, Applied Economics or relevant field
• At least three (3) years of experience with at least one (1) year supervisory experience in a rural/ASAL livelihoods programme that works with and through local partners
• Knowledge and experience of participatory methodologies for use in community development, programme design and implementation
• Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent oral and written skills in English and Kiswahili. Fluency in the local language/s is preferred.
• Proficient in the use of computer applications

This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and cover letter to with the subject of the email as ‘Officer ASAL FIM North Horr’. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 30th April 2017.
Each application should include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.
Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.
Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.
Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
‘Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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