We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally.
In Kenya AAIK works in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion; connecting their voices, sharing ideas, spreading inspiration, campaigning, advocating and formulating public policy to eradicate poverty and ensure social justice.
We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.
We therefore seek to recruit dynamic and innovative Community Development Facilitator based at Narok Local Rights Programme (LRP).
Position: Community Development Facilitator
Functional Unit: Programme
Reporting to: LRP Manager
Duty Station: designated LRP
Internally: Programme Officer, M &E Officer,
Externally: CBOs, community groups.
Main Purpose and Scope
Responsible for facilitating the Local Rights Programme (LRP) activities through community based organizations and other partners so that the LRP achieves its set objectives.
To build strong Community Based Organizations to manage the implementation of their identified needs;
To facilitate grass root development by mobilising the community in the LRP;
To support the Programme Officer to ensure that all child sponsorship requirements are met as per the set guidelines;
Prepares community development reports for the Regional Office;
To follow up on grants given to communities for accounting; and
To facilitate use of participatory PRA tools in the LRP including the PRRPs
As part of the Regional team participate in pursuing the implementation of the CSP
Prepare and share timely and accurate documentation of lessons learnt to promote best practise.
Work towards increased levels of transparency and Accountability.
Analytical skills, Project management knowledge, Grants management, Monitoring & evaluation, Capacity development, Performance management, Budgeting & budgetary control, Resource mobilization and monitoring, Documentation, information management and reporting, Networking , Stakeholder management, Negotiating; influencing; persuasiveness; planning and organizing; problem analysis; oral communication; written communication; results orientation; self-development; team-player; pro-activeness; creativity; gender sensitive; group leadership; listening; judgement; coaching. Organisational learning and capacity development
Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience
Communication, report writing and analytical skills.
Rich experience preferably in programming and financial management
Good knowledge of Programme Management and Development.
This Position Profile will be updated at regular intervals to reflect changing work practices or priorities and especially following performance reviews.
You must be willing to reside in the designated station.
The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside women and people living in poverty and exclusion.
Only electronically completed application forms (click here to download) will be accepted and should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly write “Community development officer-Narok” on the subject line of your email.
The closing date for receipt of application forms is August 22, 2011.
Kindly do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.
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