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Project Officers
Locations: Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo, Garissa & Wajir
Mercy Corps has been operating in Kenya since 2008, focusing its interventions around four objectives: 1) Peace and Conflict Management; 2) Livelihood/Market Systems; 3) Governance (particularly at the county level); and 4) Youth Employment/Employability (including the social and economic development of adolescents).
The four objectives serve to increase community resilience to drought and other shocks and stresses, and to decrease fragility with a particular focus on Kenya’s Arid Lands. Mercy Corps’ vision for change requires the private sector, government and civil society to work together to create meaningful and sustainable change.


·         Contribute to team work plans and guide successful implementation of GIRL and Learning activities, ensuring teams follow work plans so activities are on time, target and within the approved budget, and program deliverables achieve desired impact;
·         Provide technical guidance on a 9-month adolescent girls personal agency empowerment safe space model and ensure that interventions are responsive to stakeholders and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan. Ensure that interventions are evidence-based and adhere to adaptive management principles;
·         Engage community members (community representatives, teachers, religious leaders, government officials and gatekeepers) to form an Advisory Committee to support and inform program activities;
·         Organize community events to sensitize communities on human capital development for resilient communities;
·         Assist in the creation of technical curricula, basic education (numeracy & literacy), basic nutrition literacy, WASH awareness and campaign, financial literacy and reproductive health;
·         Participate in recruitment and train Community Facilitators and Girl mentors to deliver technical curricula to girls;
·         Identify and recruit girls in the community to participate in safe space groups;
·         Identify and engage local animal and human health workers to provide training and technical assistance to safe space groups;
·         Monitor and track the success and failures of safe space groups;
·         Link women to other traders, markets, financial institutions, public and private institutions;
·         Generate and implement monitoring and evaluation tools;
·         Play a key role in the development of intervention designs, sector strategies and M&E frameworks;
·         Coordinate assessments, evaluations and monitoring surveys in area of operation. This will entail development of Scopes of Work, development of survey tools, trainings and management of data collectors, report write and facilitating results discussion;
·         Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate. Certify all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards;
·         Facilitate planning meetings and workshops with government, NGO, private sector, and community partners to revise plans and promote partner acceptance/buy-in;
·         In coordination with the MEL team, monitor the implementation of activities through regular field visits and assessments to ensure program quality and impact. Document approaches, successes and lessons learned;
·         Coordinate with procurement, logistics, security, administration and human resources teams to ensure operational systems support field activities;
·         Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance and reach objectives;
·         Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one-on-one and performance reviews;
·         Orient and lead team Community Facilitators.
·         Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy
·         Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
·         Other duties as assigned.


·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with NGOs/CBO’s in civic engagement, livelihoods and education;
·         Degree in Community Development, Economic Development, Business, Agriculture, Livestock or related field or diploma with over 3 years’ experience;
·         Should have knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection, reporting techniques and should understand and be able to apply basic measures of central tendency and spread;
·         Commitment to working with Women, Girls, youth and vulnerable groups in need, regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender;
·         Understanding of working with local partners and commitment to working with the greater BOMA Project and LMS team;
·         Good problem solving, written and oral communication skills;
·         Strong written and spoken English and Swahili;
·         Local language skills required;
·         Ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a mixed team;
·         Good knowledge of MS Office software such as Excel, Word, and Access.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke- on or before 1st November, 2017.
The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
Please do not attach any certificates. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process

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