Project Assistants (Community Mobilizers) at Practical Action

Category
Non Profit
Location
Mandera (North Eastern), Kenya
Hours per week
As Needed: < 10
Gender
Indiferente
Candidate
_Project Assistants (Community Mobilizers) at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *PROJECT ASSISTANTS (COMMUNITY MOBILIZERS - 4 Officers Required)* (Based in Mandera) *Key Responsibilities* * Carryout community mobilization and awareness raising campaigns during implementation of the OFDA funded project * Identify local community needs and propose project solutions * Take a lead role in community contracting and development of partnerships * Build partner capacity to play various roles in project implementation * Carry out community/project beneficiaries training with a view to creating/raising awareness and building their capacity to run implemented projects * Develop and implement proactive and participatory responses to droughts and other disasters for improved poverty alleviation * Create sustainable strategic linkages aimed at enabling the local communities to access funding for from other instruments targeting DRR * Document lessons learned in each project for information sharing * Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities * Prepare project reports as and when required. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* Sector specifics for each community mobilizer * Community Mobilizer- Livestock: Minimum first degree in livestock production, animal health; veterinary medicine or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer- WATSAN: Minimum first degree in water engineering, sanitation or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer: Hygiene Promotion: Minimum first degree in sanitation, hygiene, environmental health or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer- Markets Systems Development: Minimum first degree in marketing/ enterprise development or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) *General requirement for all community mobilizers* * At least 2 years working experience in community development and/or mobilization preferably with an international NGO * Excellent communication and engagement skills (both verbal and written) * Ability to work independently and meet set deadlines * Familiarity with and passion for ASAL livelihoods systems. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Description
_Project Assistants (Community Mobilizers) at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *PROJECT ASSISTANTS (COMMUNITY MOBILIZERS - 4 Officers Required)* (Based in Mandera) *Key Responsibilities* * Carryout community mobilization and awareness raising campaigns during implementation of the OFDA funded project * Identify local community needs and propose project solutions * Take a lead
role in community contracting and development of partnerships * Build partner capacity to play various roles in project implementation * Carry out community/project beneficiaries training with a view to creating/raising awareness and building their capacity to run implemented projects * Develop and implement proactive and participatory responses to droughts and other disasters for improved poverty alleviation * Create sustainable strategic linkages aimed at enabling the local communities to access funding for from other instruments targeting DRR * Document lessons learned in each project for information sharing * Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities * Prepare project reports as and when required. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* Sector specifics for each community mobilizer * Community Mobilizer- Livestock: Minimum first degree in livestock production, animal health; veterinary medicine or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer- WATSAN: Minimum first degree in water engineering, sanitation or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer: Hygiene Promotion: Minimum first degree in sanitation, hygiene, environmental health or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer- Markets Systems Development: Minimum first degree in marketing/ enterprise development or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) *General requirement for all community mobilizers* * At least 2 years working experience in community development and/or mobilization preferably with an international NGO * Excellent communication and engagement skills (both verbal and written) * Ability to work independently and meet set deadlines * Familiarity with and passion for ASAL livelihoods systems. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
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Start date
As soon as possible
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Country
Kenya
City
Mandera (North Eastern)
Candidate
_Project Assistants (Community Mobilizers) at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *PROJECT ASSISTANTS (COMMUNITY MOBILIZERS - 4 Officers Required)* (Based in Mandera) *Key Responsibilities* * Carryout community mobilization and awareness raising campaigns during implementation of the OFDA funded project * Identify local community needs and propose project solutions * Take a lead role in community contracting and development of partnerships * Build partner capacity to play various roles in project implementation * Carry out community/project beneficiaries training with a view to creating/raising awareness and building their capacity to run implemented projects * Develop and implement proactive and participatory responses to droughts and other disasters for improved poverty alleviation * Create sustainable strategic linkages aimed at enabling the local communities to access funding for from other instruments targeting DRR * Document lessons learned in each project for information sharing * Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities * Prepare project reports as and when required. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* Sector specifics for each community mobilizer * Community Mobilizer- Livestock: Minimum first degree in livestock production, animal health; veterinary medicine or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer- WATSAN: Minimum first degree in water engineering, sanitation or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer: Hygiene Promotion: Minimum first degree in sanitation, hygiene, environmental health or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) * Community Mobilizer- Markets Systems Development: Minimum first degree in marketing/ enterprise development or related field (or diploma and adequate compensating experience) *General requirement for all community mobilizers* * At least 2 years working experience in community development and/or mobilization preferably with an international NGO * Excellent communication and engagement skills (both verbal and written) * Ability to work independently and meet set deadlines * Familiarity with and passion for ASAL livelihoods systems. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Company
Practical Action

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