Officer - Community Empowerment - Wajir Job vacancy

  • Published date: November 13, 2019
  • Category: Community & Social Services
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
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  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Nov 2019

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following position:

Job Title: Officer - Community Empowerment

Reports directly to: Manager – Health and Nutrition, Wajir

Reports technically to: Manager - Community Empowerment

Liaises with Health and Nutrition Programme, Partner and MOH staff

Job Location: Wajir

Contract Details:

Fixed Term 2 years

Starting Salary of the Pay Grade – Kes 99,197 per month

Hardship Allowance for Wajir Non Residents

Group Pension

Group Medical Cover (Principal + 2 Dependants)

Job Purpose:

The incumbent is responsible to provide technical leadership in the implementation of Community Conversations (CC) approach and Community engagement in Wajir County

Main duties & Responsibilities:

. The main responsibility is to develop technical capacity of the local partner in implementation of CC approach and community engagement for delivery of ‘Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health project’ in Wajir County.

.Conduct partner management in the implementation of community conversations approach and community engagement

.Train and build technical capacity of Community Development Facilitators in implementation of community conversations

.Provide technical mentorship to Community Development Facilitators (CDFs) in facilitation and documentation of dialogues on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)

.Support Community Development Facilitators in conducting trainings and skills reinforcements for Community Facilitators (CFs)

. Responsible for implementation of phased approach on community engagement for delivery of the project’s results

.Foster linkages between the CDF to the County Government of Wajir to engage CCs for citizen participation to inform County Development plans (CDP) and annual budgets

.Work closely with project team and MOH staff to create linkages between Community Health Units and community conversations

.Support communities to develop Community action plans and conduct community score cards in health facilities to improve quality care and improved service delivery on MNCH

.Foster linkages between community and development actors including County Governments for support of community initiatives and actions for improved MNCH

.Conduct regular monitoring field visits to assess progress and quality assurance and submit monitoring reports

.Work with CDFs to provide relevant CC data for the project including change stories and case studies

.Participate in baseline and end line surveys and project evaluation

. Participate in the compilation of monthly, quarterly , annual and final project reports

.Compile timely monthly and quarterly reports on Community Empowerment

Responding to Emergencies:

.Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary

.Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Program Participant Protection Policy:

.To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Program Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organizations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.

.To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern program (as per P4 section 6)

Job Specification:

.A Degree in Community Development, Social Sciences or any other relevant field with 2 years’ experience.

.Experience in community mobilization and engagement using participatory approaches in ASAL context.

. Experience in Community Conversations approach will be an added advantage

.Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management

.Possess strong written and oral communication skills

.Fluency in English, Kiswahili, and Somali languages

.Good computing and report writing skills

.Be able to work independently, as well as in a team

.Strong leadership and management skills

.Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness.


This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

Concern has a Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as appendices to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Any breach of the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online:


How to apply:

Interested applicants, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter only to with the subject of the email as ‘**Officer - Community Empowerment** - Wajir. The closing date for applications is Thursday 21st November 2019.

Each application should include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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