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Knowledge Mobilisation Specialist Job in Kenya

The Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), an International NGO whose Mission is to improve the livelihoods of arid lands communities in East Africa through delivery of practical information using modern technologies wishes to recruit a dynamic, energetic and committed person to join its team as Knowledge Mobilisation Specialist.

Key duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Director, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting and building communities’ abilities to manage arid conditions through a knowledge-based approach.

In addition, s/he will perform the following roles;
  • Lead the mobilization of knowledge using information products to support improved agricultural practices and environmental management by communities
  • Develop community-driven action plans for knowledge uptake by communities
  • Undertake baseline and other surveys to ensure delivery of required knowledge and information to communities
  • Facilitate focal groups and CBO engagement through Maarifa Centres
  • Build and maintain a partnership mechanism with key organization stakeholders.
  • Participate in resource mobilization.
Required qualifications and experience
  • Masters degrees in Agriculture Extension, Environmental Sciences. Masters degree in Development Studies with bias towards agriculture or environment.
  • Understanding and experience of planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of people focused development projects and programs.
  • Proven experience in writing concepts and proposals
  • Qualifications and experience in Peer to Peer approaches and Training of Trainers (TOT) is an added advantage.
  • Experience in development networking within civil society and between NGOs and government.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a results oriented management position in a development focused civil society organization
  • An effective team leader and team player.
  • Good command of MS Office packages and Internet usage.
Closing date: 31st January 2012

Interested candidates should forward their applications, via email, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts or email and addresses of 3 referees, preferably former supervisors by 31st January 2012.

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