Officer, Livelihoods – ASAL Tana River

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Kenya
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020

Job Title: Officer, Livelihoods – ASAL (1 Position)

Reports to: Direct: Manager- Health and Nutrition, Tana River

Technical: Livelihoods Coordinator, Nairobi

Direct Reports: None

Job Location: Hola, Galole Sub County with frequent travels to both Tana North and Garsen sub Counties of Tana River County

Contract Details:

One (1) Year Fixed Term Renewable Contract Subject to Performance and Availability of Funds

Starting Salary of the Pay Grade 5

Group Pension

Group Medical Cover (Principal & 3 Dependants)

Group Life Assurance Cover

WIBA Plus/Personal Accident Cover

Job Summary:

To provide technical leadership in the implementation of the Tana River Livelihoods and Agri-nutrition project with a focus on agricultural production using Climate Smart Agriculture practices.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

· Provide technical leadership in agricultural production practices in Tana River County for Concern Worldwide projects.

· Train and mentor community level agricultural resource persons

· In close consultation with both direct and technical managers, implement of the Tana River livelihoods program activities in the approved quarterly costed work plans

· Document case studies, success stories and brief activity reports on a monthly basis for all activities implemented

· Establish a working relationship with the Tana River County Government Departments of Agriculture, Lands, Livestock and Fisheries; Health, Water and Sanitation and engage them in the day to day implementation of activities

· Advice the line manager on necessary changes as observed on the ground in order to improve implementation of planned interventions

· Network with like-minded partners at sub-county level in order to optimize programme delivery

· Represent Concern Worldwide at Sub County level coordination and technical forums in: Citizen participation linked to areas of interest of livelihoods, Crop production forums, livestock production forums, natural resource management forums and others as will be specified by the line manager and/or the Senior Manager Livelihoods

· Foster linkages between target communities and community groups with the relevant government departments and the private sectors as appropriate and as will be defined in the annual work plan. This will entail mapping out and identifying the relevant government departments and private sectors that will be appropriate at sub County and ward level.

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

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

· To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.

· To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme (as per P4 section 6).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

· A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Agricultural production related field

· At least two (2) years’ experience in a role involving technical extension service provision for agricultural production including irrigation agriculture

· Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management and Climate Smart Agriculture

· Candidates with working knowledge of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, Natural Resource Management, Agro-Pastoral Field Schools, Making Markets work for the Poor and Value Chains Development will be considered as an additional advantage.

· Fluency in spoken and written language in English, Swahili. Knowledge of at least one of the local languages spoken in Tana River County is an added advantage

· Strong written and oral communication skills

· Good computing and report writing skills

· Be able to work independently, as well as in a team

· Strong leadership and management skills

· Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisations, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

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. *Follow Concern online:

How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as ‘Officer Livelihoods –Tana River’ by 31st December 2020.

Each application should include three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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