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Community Mobilizers Jobs in Samburu, East Pokot or Turkana East Kenya

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world wide and to accompany them in building a better future. ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its head quarters in Paris, France.

Community Mobilizer

Contract duration: To be determined

Starting Date: To be determined, expected early July.

Department: Program

ACTED Kenya is looking for an experienced self driven and a self oriented professional to fill the post of Community Mobilizers in Samburu, East Pokot or Turkana East regions.

Based in either one of the regions above, although able to move between regions as necessary, and reporting to the Project Manager her/his specific duties will include:

  • Carry out community mobilization and assist the team in capacity building activities with community members and elders.
  • Liaise with communities, beneficiaries, and local authorities.
  • Carry out beneficiary identification, selection, training, development activities and sensitization as needed or requested.
  • Carry out daily implementations of field activities.
  • Work with ACTED management and support staff to comply with rules and procedures.
  • Assist with weekly and monthly planning and reporting to the project manager.
  • Keep theproject manager regularly updated on all issues related to the project activities.
  • Supervise and ensure correct and accountable documentation of all activities, including checking attendance sheets, stock reports, meeting minutes, along with ensuring that all necessary amounts or signatures are collected. 
  • Listen too, receive and document community feedback and pass this on to project managers in a timely manner, and deliver and document responses to community feedback. 
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the direct supervisor

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • A higher diploma in Social Work, Community Development or a related field/ discipline
  • Owning a certified motorbike licence, or making a commitment to getting one before starting work will be a clear and distinct advantage.
  • Good reputation within the larger community. 
  • Experience with grassroots initiatives in rural areas/ASAL
  • Experience with participatory community development principles and practices preferred.
  • Experience in CMDRR, PFS, VICOBA, or CfW is an added advantage
  • Capacity to live with minimal comfort on occasional basis (e.g. camping in communities) 
  • Ability to show initiative and function effectively in loosely structured, complex work environment that is constantly and rapidly changing
  • Patient and optimistic approach to problem-solving, good communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the program organization; ability to identify the gap and address them
  • Ability and willingness to work cross border with other communities in instable and potentially dangerous areas.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • English & Kiswahili fluency are minimum requirements. Fluency in either Pokot, Samburu& Turkana local languages is a must. Knowledge of more than one of the languages mentioned or  with all the three languages an added advantage
  • Basic computer knowledge is mandatory 

Application Procedures

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, three work related referees, contacts and expected salary to ACTED Kenya Offices in Maralal or send to and received on or before 5.00PM on 22 June 2012.

Kindly note that due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply. 

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