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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Kenya is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.
The building of sustainable livelihoods represents one of the broad based programmes adopted by Islamic
Relief, Kenya in its institutional strategic plan for the period 2012-2016. 

The programme includes a strong focus on disaster risk reduction to reduce the vulnerability of rural livelihoods to external shocks and the effects of climate change, as well as the strengthening of organized advocacy capacities to influence public rural development. 

IR-Kenya program seeks to recruit the following positions:

1. DRR / Livelihoods Officer

2 Posts 

(Mandera & Wajir)
Under the administrative supervision of the Area manager andtechnical supervision of the DRR/Livelihoods Coordinator, the Livelihoods Officer’s overall responsibility will be to implement the programme in the assigned operation areas in line with IRK’s strategic aims as well as collaborate with the Livelihoods Programme team in the operation areas and Nairobi to enhance the quality of implementation of programme initiatives undertaken by IRK and local partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implementation of the food security, Sustainable Livelihoods and DRR programmes in accordance with IRK’s country and county strategic plans.
  • Ensure programme quality, strengthening and consolidation through continuous reviews of the programme with partners facilitating information exchange.
  • Support partners in advocacy efforts around strategic issues including sustainable management of natural resources, Food Security and climate change adaptation and mitigation at local, district and county levels.
  • Based on the new programme proposal and the programme logical framework, develop a participatory base line for the programme.
  • Contribute to cross-organizational learning on Food Security and Livelihood, Environmental Justice and Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Supervision and monitoring of the Livelihood and DRR activities run by Islamic Relief Kenya in collaboration with the Government.
  • Preparation and submission of timely monthly, quarterly and annually narrative and financial reports.
  • Implementation of an effective programme and project monitoring and evaluation system.
Required Qualifications
  • Graduate level education in Food Security and Livelihoods or any other Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) related fields.
  •  Minimum 3 years working experience in the field of Sustainable Livelihoods and especially in the ASALs.
  • Vast knowledge of key issues and trends in Food Security and Livelihood.
  • Excellent command of the most common methodologies for identifying, assessing and monitoring IG activities, with proven record of achievements.
  • Prior experience in budget control and financial management.
  • Ability to think strategically with strong planning, organization, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Flexible and patient with the ability to work within a team as well as independently.
  • Computer knowledge with experience in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite.
2. Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Duty Station: Mandera
Working closely with Monitoring and Evaluation team, IRK sector officers and Programme Coordinator, the incumbent will ensure routine monitoring of project activities, track progress of projects being implemented by IRK with special focus on Sustainable livelihoods and DRR related activities as well as capturing the best practices and lessons learnt in relation to Islamic Relief’s mandate and donor interests including proper planning, implementation, monitoring and follow up, good representation and ensuring a regular reporting system is in place.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation Team to develop monitoring plans for all for the assigned IRK projects, orient staff on the same and ensure its eventual implementation.
  • Working together with sector officers, participate in preparation of quality proposals and concept notes to meet the donor requirements.
  • Assist the sector officers in undertaking assessments and project reviews leading to the designing of new interventions as appropriate.
  • Assist the sector officers to develop detailed implementation plans (DIPs), budgets and resource requirements to meet planned objectives.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining systems to monitor progress of projects and report on the projects based on M&E tools.
  • Capture Lessons learnt from the implementation of all projects implemented by IRK and prepare a learning log that can be used to improve future programming.
  • Document as appropriate case studies to reflect project impact for all projects implemented by IRK.
  • Ensure data quality in the cloud based Monitoring and Evaluation data system.
Required Qualifications
  • University degree in community development, social studies, project management or any other related field. (Those with professional courses in M&E will have added advantage).
  • Minimum of at least 3 years experience in a similar position, project management or M&E of community based project in both emergency and development projects.
  • Vast Experience in DRR/Livelihood programmes –planning, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
  • Highly experienced in proposal developments, review and reporting.
  • Ability to think strategically with proven analytical, planning, tact, problem solving and M&E skills.
  • Previous experience working on ECHO, UNICEF, WFP or DFID funded projects will have an added advantage.
  • Vast experience in carrying out community based needs assessments and surveys using Household Economic Analysis (HEA) as well as being conversant with statistical packages i.e. SPSS, Ms Excel.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • Good Communication (written and verbal) and negotiation skills.
  • Flexible and patient with the ability to work within a team as well as independently.
  • Computer knowledge with experience in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite.
How to Apply:
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Send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to or to reach us not later than Friday 18th January, 2013 clearly mentioning the position you are applying for. 

CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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