Economic Recovery Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Economic Recovery Officer

Hiring Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/29/2024

Overall purpose of the role:

The Economic Recovery Officer, in conjunction with the Team Leader, will ensure effective project component activity implementation oversight, monitoring and evaluation in Dagahaley Camp and the neighboring communities. This position works closely with other livelihoods team colleagues to ensure an integrated approach in beneficiary targeting, activity execution, assessments and feedback. The role also liaises closely with stakeholders located in international and national NGOs, county/national governments and community leadership structures to ensure effective service-delivery, participation and added value. This position provides technical support for Vocational Skills Development and Drylands Agriculture across all the camps and host community locations.


Project Management and Development:

Participate in project planning & implementation including activity, budgeting and procurement/logistics planning

Develop and maintain detailed implementation plans to deliver program to agreed timeline and milestones

Ensure all project activities are implemented on time and in line with the set-out work-plans

Promote collaboration and synergy between refugee focused interventions and the host communities

Prepare and conduct community sensitization forums/meetings with community leaders and beneficiaries in the refugee and host community set up

Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reports

Promoting business/farm group development through support, coaching, mentoring, regular feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.

Supervise core components namely education scholarships, drylands agriculture & vocational skills as well as the supportive sectors namely, micro-enterprise development, savings groups, financial literacy and value-chain/market-development in conjunction with colleague technical officers.

Organize and coordinate livelihood related stakeholders’ meetings/workshops/forums to enable the active, free and meaningful participation of project beneficiaries in the design and implementation of project activities within refugee and host communities

Assist in developing livelihoods concept notes and proposals

Offer technical support in vocational skills and drylands agriculture to colleagues in other locations.

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:

Keep accurate records of events and activities including meeting/class/training attendance.

Collect and analyze livelihoods data on a monthly basis

Participate in periodic field level programme review and planning meetings

Support with weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual donor/internal reporting

Develop case studies, human interest stories, et cetera, for use in communications and monitoring reports

Ensure project staff supervised adhere to CHS Principles in the day-to-day project implementation and participate in CHS audits

Support in implementing M&E plans

Participate in/facilitate baseline surveys, needs assessments and conduct consultative meetings with the project stakeholders

Organize and conduct education scholarships monitoring sessions and collect data.

Coordination & Partnerships:

Serve as the liaison with stakeholders and relevant Government of Kenya departments from the location to divisional levels

Promote collaboration and synergy between the DRC host community projects and the similar projects/groups in the Dadaab refugee camps

Ensure and maintain mutual linkages with the County and Sub-county offices especially with any related line ministries to enhance their understanding of program needs in the assigned area of operation.

In the absence of the Team Leader – Livelihoods, represent DRC in livelihood and education inter-agency coordination meetings

Budget Management:

Monitor the related budget-lines in order to maintain programme expenditure within budget parameters, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements with the support of the Team Leader

Take parts in periodic budget review meetings to ensure effective budget implementation

Staff Supervision:

Line supervision of national and incentive livelihoods staff

Staff performance monitoring

Experience and technical competencies:

4 or more years’ experience working with I/NGOs within humanitarian/development contexts

Demonstrable experience in livelihoods/food security programming within refugee/host community settings

Demonstrates a good understanding of Project Cycle Management

Has excellent communication (spoken and written) skills

Working knowledge of MS Office, Excel and other relevant computer applications

Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem-solving ability

Possess good level of conflict management skills

Possess a sense of cultural awareness, sensitivity and respect for diversity

Strong organizational, team spirit and team work skills

Knowledge of the key issues and trends in livelihood/food security interventions


Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business Administration, Commerce, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Sociology, International Development/Relations or Economics

Further short trainings in drylands agriculture, entrepreneurship, technical education, value-chain development, making markets work for the poor (M4P), community-managed microfinance/savings groups, MIS for savings groups or agricultural production highly desirable for this role.

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