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Livelihoods Officers Jobs in Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya

The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997.

Livelihoods Officers 

2 Positions

Dadaab, Kenya

The Livelihood Officers will provide direct supervision and facilitate implementation of the DRC livelihood programme including group savings and loan activities in the local communities living around and within the Dadaab Refugee camps. 

These positions will require extensive travel to project sites located in Dadaab, Lagdera and Fafi Districts of North Eastern Province.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Carry out participatory needs assessments, identify appropriate livelihood interventions to increase incomes for the local community and reduce poverty in the target areas
  • Implement relevant Group Savings and Loaning (GS&L) activities in local communities with emphasis on promoting group development through support, coaching, mentoring, regular feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.
  • Train loan clients on business management skills, counseling, initiating direct and spearheading the marketing of client products to other external markets
  • Must posses a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship or Community Development with a minimum 2 years’ experience working in livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO in a refugee/IDP setting. 
  • A keen understanding of business and development issues including GS&L approaches with skills or training in basic book keeping or administration is crucial to this position. 
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks while working as part of a team, good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities, hands-on community mobilization skills, a strong self-starter with ability to take initiative are highly desirable for this position.
Please note that the above positions are on a 1-year contract with possibility of extension.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualification and a CV. 

CVs longer than 4-pages will not be considered. 

CVs should include contact details of three professional referees. 

One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.

Applications should be sent to: and have the subject heading of "Livelihoods Officers - Dadaab". 

Deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday 2. January 2013.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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