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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief (IR) is an International NGO established in Birmingham, UK in 1984. IR’s main objective is to promote sustainable social development by co-operating with local communities through relief and development programs.

IR aims to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.

The following vacancies are available in our IR Kenya Office:

Gender Officer 
Mandera Field Office 100%
  • Degree in Social sciences /Education/Environment or other relevant qualification.
  • Track record of delivering dynamic training/facilitation and accompanying training materials.

  • Ability to use a range of capacity building tools and approaches.
  • Conflict resolutions skills, Good leadership skills and approachability.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills.
  • Knowledge of gender and development theory/practice
  • Experience with advocacy/lobbying/campaigning.
  • Experience of financial management and budgetary control.
  • Previous experience of working in North Eastern Kenya will be added advantage
  • Effective IT Skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a variety of cultural contexts.
Livelihoods Officer 
Mandera Field Office 100%
  • BSc in Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Soil Science, Agronomy, Plant Science or Agricultural/Irrigation Engineering or related fields
  • Minimum of at least three years experience in micro credit or working experience in Irrigation farming sector preferably in the NGO in ASAL environment.
  • Be versed with the GAP, FACT and BASIS procedures
  • Experience in livelihoods programme design and management, planning, narrative and financial reporting skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Effective IT Skills
  • Conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development
M & E Officer 
Mandera Field Office 100%
  • University degree in community development or social studies, 3 years of previous experience in a similar position or project management and M&E of community based project in both emergency and development projects
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Effective IT Skills: Ms Office; SSPA; Epi Info etc
  • Reporting, planning and M&E skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a variety of cultural contexts and able to operate in situations which may be arduous.
  • Previous experience on ECHO, UNICEF, WFP, SIDA and DFID funded project will be an added advantage
Nutrition Programme Coordinator 
Nairobi Country office 50%, Mandera 25 %, Wajir 25%
  • At least MSc in Nutrition and/or Public Health or its equivalent
  • 5 Years relevant experience in project formulation, management, policy and strategy research and formulation in related field.
  • Proven management experience in Integrated Nutrition Projects, programme appraisal, development, monitoring, nutritional surveys and impact assessment skills,
  • Proven experience of drafting and writing project documents or proposals,
  • Experience of INGOs and UN system in the same field,
  • Good human resource development and management experience,
  • Experience in linkages with INGOs, Government agencies, Institutional donors and other stakeholders,
  • Experience in successfully developing and managing programmes funded by institutional donors e.g ECHO
  • Experience of working in culturally sensitive areas thereby managing circumstances through high level of diplomacy and tact.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and food security aspects, and
  • Familiarity with contemporary nutrition survey tools and software such as SMART
  • Proven technical competencies in the design of development nutrition programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g., budgeting),
  • Experience of work with a team in a multi-cultural environment in emergency and development settings and good team leadership,
  • Positive and ability to build consensus in problem solving,
  • Able to engender credibility, confidence and respectability, and
  • A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.
Interested applicants to send their application letters and CVs to e-mail address (

or post to Islamic Relief 417-00202 Nairobi.

Submission deadline is 11th April, 2011.

Only qualified and short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Islamic Relief is an equal Opportunity Employer.

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