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Livestock and Natural Resource Management (NRM) Manager Job in Marsabit

FH / Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian development and relief agency seeks to recruit for the following position:

Job Title: 
Livestock and Natural Resource Management (NRM) Manager

Reporting to: Arid and Marginal Lands Recovery Consortium Director.

Location: Marsabit.

Closing Date: 27th January 2012

Job Summary:

The Livestock /NRM Manager is responsible for providing overall leadership, direction, supervision and implementation of the program within the parameters set by FH and donor contracts.

Key Result # 1

  • Lead and provide strategic direction.
  • Design and formulate the general framework and strategy of the Livestock/NRM program and provide leadership in the implementation of Livestock/NRM Program operations in line with FHK and donor requirements.
  • Prepare detailed monthly, quarterly and annual activity plans for the successful implementation of Livestock and NRM programming, including baseline surveys, extension work, training and documentation of data as outlined in various grants.
  • Will also be expected to take part in proposal writing.
Key Result # 2
  • Coordination/collaboration. Serve as the primary technical advisor in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of both livestock and NRM programs; coordinate with the other program managers to ensure optimal coordination of the various program components to the achievement of program goals.
  • Meet with all relevant community, government, NGOs and church leaders within the great target area to educate and inform them on various grant objectives to enhance “ownership” for the purposes of achieving the program goals and objectives in the region.
  • Represent FH Kenya in all relevant forums.
Key Result # 3
  • Monitoring and Evaluation. In liaison with the M&E Manager, ensure that M&E systems are in place for livestock and NRM activities and that all staff achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Conduct periodical M&E activities to determine program progress.
Key Result # 4
  • Provide staff and financial management.
  • Manage the program effectively by supporting staff through objective setting and mentoring, completing performance appraisals and promoting high morale and teamwork.
  • Oversee budgeting processes and closely monitor program expenditures.
  • A strong Christian committed to serving the poor in full agreement with FH’s foundation and beliefs as expressed in our Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Must be a holder of a BSc – Agriculture or Livestock Production & Range Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution. (A masters degree in relevant field will be an added advantage).
  • Practical experience in project cycle management.
  • Over 5 years experience in a similar or comparable position (NGO experience will be an added advantage).
  • Should have good knowledge of local community development issues - particularly poverty and pastoral livelihoods.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Should have the ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to: 

Human Resources Manager, 
FH Kenya, 
P.O Box 14978 – 00800 

or email address by 5pm on 27th January, 2012

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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