Kenya: LIVELIHOOD PROJECT SUPERVISOR- MANDERA

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Organization: Islamic Relief
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

VACANCY

Islamic Relief is an international NGO, established in 1984 in the UK, seeking to promote sustainable
Economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and developmental
activities. We aim to help the needy regardless of Race, Religion, Colour and Gender. Islamic Relief is
currently running Programmes in several sectors that include Education, Health & Nutrition, Water &
Sanitation, Livelihoods Support and Child Welfare. IRK also implements seasonal Food Security
Programmes including the Ramadan Food Distribution and Qurbani.
Islamic Relief Kenya program seeks to recruit the following position:

  1. LIVELIHOOD PROJECT SUPERVISOR – x1 DUTY STATION: MANDERA**Job Title: Project Supervisor

Department: Kenya Program

Reporting To: Senior Project Officer

Staff Reporting: Field GSLA Promoters

Base Location: Mandera

Purpose **

Building sustainable livelihoods represents one of the broad based Programmes adopted by Islamic Relief

in its institutional strategic plan. The programme focuses on the poor and primarily rural communities with

the aim of strengthening their access to resources in order to strengthen food security and income

generation.

This post requires someone with experience working in or with community based enterprises and the ability

to understand the constraints of early stage businesses. We are looking for someone who has strong

written communication skills and financial analysis expertise, with the ability to engage stakeholders in the

implementation of the project and generate quality regular internal reports. The successful candidate will

need to understand and take on Islamic Relief’s values and commitment to pastoral communities’ economic

empowerment. Lastly they will need to show strong self-awareness, inter-personal skills, and selfmotivation,

with the ability to deliver results and work well under pressure and to be flexible in demanding

situations.

The Project Supervisor will be responsible for the day to day engagement with the project implementation

stakeholders in Mandera to ensure project results and realized in an effective manner as per the project

documents and donor guidelines and expectations.**Key Responsibilities:** 1. Project Administration and Operation

 Implementation of the Youth Social and Economic empowerment project in accordance with the

project requirements and work plan.

 Organize and execute youth development training as per the set activity work plan in collaboration

with the line manager and the external experts.

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 Monitor youth groups economic activities initiated through the project for technical advice and link

them to other private sector players for partnership.

 Work with youth training institutions to ensure that the targeted youths are enrolled for technical

skills development training

 Collaborate with local entrepreneurs and stakeholders to secure internship opportunities for youths

graduating from technical skills development.

 Build the business capacity of the targeted youths for easy access of available credit facilities for

startup capital.

 Work with local partners in advocacy efforts around strategic issues affecting youth livelihood in

Mandera and ensure youth participation in the county government processes.

 Keep abreast of political, economic and social developments priorities in the area of operation and

report the same to the line manager for appropriate action.

 Identify existing and emerging challenges facing the youths in the target community and

recommend suitable sustainable innovative approaches of addressing the gaps.

 Link with other related interventions run by IRK in Mandera to ensure synergy and avoiding

duplication of activities.

 Work with the project staff in the development of other sustainable development Programmes

appropriate for the target location.

 Monitor and mentor the field GSLA promoters

 Compile all projects monitoring information on a regular basis and documentation of lessons learnt

from field visits and project activities.

 Report regularly to the line Manager on general progress including learning, participation in project

activities and other relevant matters.

 Work closely with government department that are charged with youth agenda both at the county

and the national government level in Mandera.

 Maintain service-oriented culture to achieve service excellence objective.*2. Training/Meeting/ Forums*

 Prepare and conduct community sensitization forums/meetings with community youth leaders and

other opinion leaders.

 Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing

training reports

 Represent IRK in Youth Livelihood forums in the assigned area.

 Participate in Youth Advocacy forums in Mandera County.*3. Design, Monitoring and Evaluation activities*

 Participate in the development of appropriate tools for monitoring and reporting include Detailed

implementation plans (DIPs) and M&E Plans.

 Participate in regular lessons learned feedback sessions with the project team**Essential Skills & Qualifications:**

 Advanced Diploma on Entrepreneurship related field, Development studies, economics or any

other related fields. A Bachelor’s degree in similar fields will be an added advantage.

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 Minimum of at least Three years’ experience in sustainable livelihood, vocational training and

enterprise development Programmes targeting youths.

 Vast experience in youth livelihood Programmes –planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation

and learning.

 Knowledge of the key issues/challenges and trends with regard to youths’ livelihood in pastoral

communities.

 Excellent command of the most common methodologies to identify, execute and monitor GSLA

activities, with proven record of achievements;

 Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and

knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

 Flexible, with ability to work and handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines

 Ability to provide continuous input on the organization’s processes, implementation of new systems

etc

 Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work hands-on,

independently, and within a team

 Strong communication (written & spoken) and interpersonal skills.

 Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.

How to apply:

For detailed Job descriptions on the positions, kindly visit our website: www.islamicreliefkenya.org.
Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications and experience.
Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail
address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly
indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to Hr.kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke
by Monday 22nd January, 2018.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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