Friday, 22 January 2010

Community Extension Worker (2) Job Opportunities: VSF Germany

Community Extension Worker (2)
Reg. Office VSF Germany,
Lenana Road, Norton Court,
P.O.Box 25653, Nairobi, Kenya.
Email: Admin_Hr @ vsfg.org

Background

VSF Germany is a humanitarian and developmental international NGO, implementing projects in animal health, food security, emergency, rehabilitation, disaster preparedness, research and governance since more than a decade in the region.

We seek to recruit TWO qualified and well experienced Community Extension Workers to support the implementation of the Drought Management Initiatives in Turkana West district.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead in Community organizing for action in Livestock based livelihoods among the pastoralists in Turkana and work with Community associations (VICOBA, PFS, CAHWs and VLUPC/ABCD groups) in stimulating action towards drought preparedness and to cause and implement change in the livelihoods of poor pastoralist in the region.
• Lead in designing and implementing statements that stimulates, encourages, and train to facilitate community participation in activities aimed at mitigating the impacts of drought related, water stress in Turkana West District.
• Carry out mobilization and awareness raising campaigns during project implementation.
• Build partner capacity, to play various roles in project implementation
• Take part in training project beneficiaries with a view to ensure long term sustainability.
• Create sustainable strategic linkage aimed at enabling the local communities to mobilize local resources and also access further sounding for sustainable mitigation efforts.
• Develop and implement practice and participatory response to drought challenges
• Prepare projects reports and document lessons learnt in the project for information sharing.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes and Skills required
• Diploma level as a social worker, range resource management, Community development or related discipline
• Minimum 3 years experience in the field working with rural communities (preferably with an NGO) in the capacity of a Community mobiliser / trainer / facilitator.
• Experience or demonstrated ability working with women groups or sensitive to the needs, priorities and rights of women and the disadvantaged within the communities.
• Minimum 2 years experience in Pasture management and conflict mitigation in the pastoralists
• Fluency in written and spoken English, fluency in Ng'aturkana would an added advantage
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to the above contacts.

Indicate on the subject the Job Title.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date is 5th February 2010

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