Kenya: Livelihood Program Manager

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018


Name of the position: Livelihood Program Manager

Country: Kenya

Base: Samburu

Direct line manager: Head of Base

Line management of: Program Officers

Starting date:

As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.

Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is a transformative leader in nutrition security for improved quality of life among vulnerable communities. Action Against Hunger wants to contribute to the optimal functional performance of National, County, and Community systems through strategic partnerships for innovative nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions to achieve its impact. Action Against Hunger is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.

To achieve this, Action Against Hunger will;

  1. Intervene on the Health and Nutrition sector: evolving from direct service provision to strengthening the health system- focusing on ‘strengthening’ the system more than ‘supporting’ the system

Action Against Hunger-Kenya health and nutrition program has considerably evolved from direct service provision, to scaling up the relationship and partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) by recognizing them as the primary health and nutrition service providers and working at building their technical capacity to reach a higher level in the quality of services provided. Strengthening the health system will not happen by indiscriminately working on the six (6) HSS pillar alone but through a critical and holistic review of the health system processes. This critical and holistic diagnostic approach requires having developed a trustful relationship to be able to work together with the health departments, at national, County and sub-county levels

  1. Bringing the Community Health Strategy (CHS) onboard

Within the HSS approach, ACF-Kenya will focus on community health strategy (CHS) as CHS has the potential to have a huge impact on addressing under-nutrition and is, unfortunately, under-utilized. Through this system, Action Against Hunger-Kenya will work with the MoH to create demand and accountability for services offered. This will be achieved through

  1. Applying SBCC approach at community level
  2. Strengthen referral and counter referral system

  3. Scaling up community/citizen engagement

If the system on which Action Against Hunger is supporting is not properly connected to people and there is inadequate engagement with people themselves then results will not be achieved. Deciders are still making crucial decisions on behalf of their citizen and on what they think should be the strategies and the priorities. The most vulnerable groups lack strong voice to advocate for their priorities thus the requirement for an engagement platform.

  1. Sustainability of WASH services to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming

Nutrition sensitive programming remains key to achieving better nutrition impact and reaching targets. WASH is a vital element but the main problem in Kenya is about sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services to withstand the recurrent shocks in ASAL regions. Findings clearly demonstrate critical role of WASH in good nutrition require long-term sustainable solutions for the vulnerable communities embedded in the existing systems and communities

  1. Partnerships

The position holder Will aim to work closely with the Ministry of Health both at National and County levels to support in the implementation of the National and County level strategies related to improving maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) and building relationships with key stakeholders including within government institutions, the donor community, NGOs and the private sector.

  1. Research

Research will be aimed at informing program action by building rigorous high quality evidence. Thus, Action Against Hunger will seek to contextualise research findings within the larger health and Nutrition strategy. Research will always be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that is applicable outside of the research setting. Results of the research will also be used to improve programming and inform policy and strategies at the National and County level.

Roles and Responsibilities

1: Implementation of the FS programme program at community level.**

· Define the communities and areas of interventions together with the overall technical team (Nut/FSL/Wash)

· Formulate the programme approach according to the project proposals and the project objectives;

· Formulate the hand-over/exit strategies;

· Define clear targeting approach together with the other technical teams (Nut/FSL/Wash);

· Define the type of activities to be implemented in each community and ensure they are aligned to the approved proposals and work plans.

· Understand and master field sites well and follow-up closely on the FSL team’s field work and to some extend, WASH staff;

· Ensure the implementation of M&E FSL programme systems, as developed together with the M&E Manager

· Support implementation of DRR/Resilience building activities and use of DRR tools such as Participatory Risk, Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis (PCVA)

· Facilitate mainstreaming of DRM, contingency planning through Emergency Planning & Response Plan (EPRP), gender and other cross-sector elements of programming

· Implement FSL activities according to Action Against Hunger and donor guidelines and standards

· Ensure accountability standards are mainstreamed across programs and build capacity among field staff where needed

2: Support and promote Implementation of Nutrition Security Framework.

  • Ensure a close and regular coordination with other technical departments for overall program coherence; and support departments (logistics, administration and human resources) in procurement planning and follow-up, cash forecasts and budget follow-ups, human resources planning and overall staff management
  • Ensure harmonization and coherence of program approach and activities across all program bases with the development of project implementation plans and regular follow-up, including the follow-up of reporting tools for both FSL and WASH.
  • Ensure that the FSL team, especially field staff, work closely with other team members
  • Promote an integrated approach among the WaSH, Nutrition and FSL sectors under the Action Against Hunger Nutrition Security framework
  • Participate in the integrated analysis and interpretation of surveillance data

3: Provide support to Surveillance of the FSL context

· Contribute to the information collection and analysis through FSL assessments, interviews, observations and discussions with other Action Against Hunger departments, NGO personnel, local population and local administration and stakeholders.

· Regularly coordinate and communicate with the other projects on the evolution of the context.

· Contribute to the definition of the FSL strategy in liaison with the Head of base, the Country Director and Regional Technical staff.

· Contribute to the program development including writing of high quality concept notes and proposals for futures interventions as needed

4: Reporting and Program Development

· Compile program reports on a timely basis in liaison with other program staff; Weekly SitRep, Monthly(statistical and narrative), Quarterly and annual donor reports

· In collaboration with the Project officers prepare progress reports, quarterly donor reports, proposals, Program reports project procurement plan and contributes to survey reports.

· In collaboration with Project officers and coordination team; contribute in defining technical strategy when required.

· Participates in the analysis and drafting of activity reports and evaluation of the project.

· In liaison with the Project officers develop project proposal to address County specific gaps

· Ensure new program design incorporates learning from evaluations and After Action Reviews (AAR).

· Ensure the appropriate development and application of high quality technical monitoring systems, indicators and supporting tools to monitor the impact and outcome of programs;

· Participate in the planning, organizing and implementation of surveys, assessments and research studies including post distribution monitoring

5: Information exchange and cooperation with all Action Against Hunger intervention*s* and external stakeholders

· Collaborate with all other Action Against Hunger departments and sectors to ensure the projects are integrated

· Support the County implement evaluation surveys

· Collaboration with other Partners, MOH (S/CHMT), INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in this area to ensure smooth running of projects.

· Work in collaboration with the communities and local leaders at all stages of project implementation

· Document human interest stories and lessons learnt

6: Finance, Logistics

· Prepare cash forecast in liaison with the other program staff in line with the work plans

· Ensure the expenditure is as stipulated in the budget lines and strict adherence to the budget limits

· Propose anticipated budget realignment in discussion with the Head of the base

· In liaison with the Finance staff Monitor budget spending in line with spending plan; ensure diligence in grants utilization including timely spending and value for money.

· Support the Program manager in monthly budget reviews and suggesting amendments to Finance


  • Min. BSc degree in Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Food Security & Livelihoods, or other related studies, e.g. development studies, social studies, etc Experience from both private and INGO sectors is an advantage
  • Experience with major institutional and UN donors and donor procedures, and in particular for long term / multi year Grants.



· 3-4 years’ experience in a similar position.

· Previous experience in Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya

· Experience in DRR/Resilience and Livelihood programming in humanitarian and development context

· Computer skills with excellence in Microsoft Excel and Word

· Proven ability to work in a team and proven skills in capacity building and community development (including community participation)

· Good level of spoken and written English and Kiswahili

· Ability to work within deadlines, follow security rules and be flexible

· Ability to work under minimal supervision and have impact on input on program indicators

· Demonstrate capacity in constructively engaging local authorities and local partners.

· Finance, admin, grant management, logistic, HR, security management experience

· Excellent organization, coordination, report writing and team management skills

· Strong and effective communication and presentation skills

· Team player and Keen to details


· Integrity

· Resilience

· Problem solving

· Technical credibility

· Decisiveness

· Influencing/negotiating

· Innovation

· Vision and strategic thinking

· Capacity to reconcile different and sometime divergent priorities

What Action Against Hunger will offer:

ü Start date: As soon as possible.

ü Duty station: Samburu Office.

ü Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits to include:

§ Career development opportunities with Action Against Hunger

§ Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents

§ Opportunity to work in a good and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team

How to apply:

Closing Date : 30th March 2018 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Candidates are required to register and set up an account first on portal first in order to successfully submit their applications.

Interested candidates should submit their applications through

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

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Grosvenor Block

P.O. BOX 1310 – 00200


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us in the next three months from the date of this advertisement, then consider your application unsuccessful.

The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant employer