Community Mobilizer Job in Kenya

Community Mobilizer

Job Purpose

The Community mobilizer will be responsible for the planning implementation, and documentation of all the extension activities regarding the sustainable FMNR, Agro-Forestry and conservation initiatives with a gender bias within the area of operation as per the proposal. Provide necessary Environmental Management related training, follow-up, support and guidance to the farmers, youth and women groups under FMNR and evergreen agriculture component of the project.

The job holder in collaboration with the Project Manager, project staff, Kenya Forestry Services staff, KEFRI, Moi University, Ministry of Environment, Education, and other stakeholders on the ground will be in charge of all the environmental conservation extension activities for the FMNR project with a gender bias as per the detailed implementation plan. 

He/she will communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Key Responsibilities

Project Implementation and Monitoring

Train the selected groups and farmers on the various proposed activities.

Conduct on-site FMNR, Agroforestry, and re-greening initiatives training in collaboration with the project officer and technical Ministry stakeholders.

Organize and Support community / Farmers Capacity building on sustainable alternative livelihood options that include climate smart approaches e.g. promoting green energy options, conservation agriculture, etc.

Support development and actualization of field monitoring standard in the Area Programme.

Work closely with the project and AP team to implement appropriate project initiatives to promote sustainable environment conservation and enhance natural resiliency.

Ensure that all FMNR, Agro-forestry and conservation initiatives within the project’s area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with the project’s guidelines.

Ensure timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all FMNR, Agro-forestry, climate-smart agriculture, soil and water conservation farming methods, and other related project interventions

Support and carry out baseline surveys and end-of-project evaluation.

Engage with key stakeholders, Community, government, church, and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of FMNR, agro-forestry, and other conservation efforts.

Support integration of climate-smart agriculture approaches and economic empowerment models such as VSLA

Support strengthening community governance systems on the environment and climate change

Take good care of the organization’s assets/equipment under your custody at any given time e.g. computers, cameras, phones, etc.

Reporting and Documentation

Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly a,nd annual reports and submit to the Project Manager.

Attend the regular weekly and monthly planning meetings as called upon.

Regularly document success stories/innovations for sharing with the PC


Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor 


Required Professional Experience

Diploma in Forestry, Agroforestry and Natural Resource Management related field

Good understanding of World Vision and sphere standards.

Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

Ability to engage with local communities, partners, and government authorities

Exposure to gender-biased programming will be of value

Speaks and understands local language and geography  

Ability to engage with local communities, partners, and government authorities

Additional training or skills in gender mainstreaming/integration is an added advantage 

Knowledge of GESI will also be an added advantage.

Good computer skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

Valid motorbike riding license

Valid certificate of good conduct

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

 At least two years of job experience and specialties in Forestry, Agroforestry, Natural Resource Management, and with some experience in Agriculture.

Experience working with NGOs will be an added advantage

Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery.

Computer literate

Possess Police Clearance Certificate

Community Engagement Skills

Good interpersonal skills

Able to stand above denominational diversities.

Good communication and mobilization skills.

Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity, and physical stamina.

Ability to prepare logistics for training events in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Seek useful feedback from participants that will improve future capacity building. 

Build the capacity of partners effectively to collect monitoring data on FMNR.

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

Office environment 30% and 70% field activities within the AP 

Travel:  10 % Domestic travel may be required. 

On-call:   As required

Language Requirements

English and Kiswahili

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