Program Officer Job in Kenya

Closing
date: 
June 30, 2020

  • GROOTS
    Kenya (Grassroots
    Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood in Kenya)
     is
    a national movement of grassroots women comprising of over 3,500 women
    –led, community based organizations. It has a current geographical
    coverage of 17 out 47 counties in Kenya.

  • These
    include; Kiambu, Nairobi, Laikipia, Kilifi, Busia, Kakamega, Homa bay,
    Migori, Nyandarua, Kitui, Nanyuki, Muranga, Isiolo, Marsabit, Nakuru and
    lately Tana River county among others.

  • GROOTS
    Kenya was founded in 1995 after the 4th UN Conference on women held in
    Beijing China, as a response to the inadequate visibility of grassroots
    women in development and decision making platforms that directly impacts
    them and their communities.

  • Our
    programme areas include

a) Community Response to HIV/AIDS Program,

b) Women and Property Program

c) Women Leadership and Governance Program and

d)
Community Resilience to Disaster and Climate Change
.

  • GROOTS
    Kenya in partnership CISP, Nature Kenya and Procarsur Learning Route is
    implementing a 3.5 years, EU Funded project titled REBUILD in Tana River
    County. 
    The Overall objective of the project is “to
    contribute towards increased resilience of communities in ASAL areas of
    Kenya to drought and other effects of climate change”.

  • GROOTS
    Kenya is responsible for implementing the project activities in Galole
    sub-county and provide technical support and innovations for gender
    mainstreaming to the entire project. Overall the project is expected to
    achieve the following core outcomes among others;

    • · 1,200
      hectares of land reclaimed through innovative pasture and fodder
      production

    • · 120,000
      community members reached with good practices on Community led Livestock
      Disease Detection, protection through 6 radio programs

    • ·
      Diversification of livestock for 580 vulnerable households with inclusion
      of alternative and breed improved livestock types(Bee keeping: 100
      households, poultry: 280 households, Galla goats: 200 households)

    • ·
      Adoption of conservation agriculture technics, including the cultivation
      of drought resistant and short maturing crop varieties (like amaranths,
      green gram, cow peas) and fruit species by 1600 Households

    • · 120
      women households engaged in trading of livestock and crop marketable
      nutritious products.

    • · 10
      women groups from pastoralists and agro-pastoralists communities engage
      in fodder production, preservation and proper management and utilization
      of crop residues.

    • · 20
      women groups adopt climate resilient agro-forestry practices

    • · 20
      women groups in Galole Sub County adopt improved irrigation practices,
      including utilization of irrigation implements and water pumps.

    • · 30
      women groups networks/groups in Tana river supported in movement
      building, leadership development and mentorship

    • · 1000
      grassroots women engage in advocacy and governance initiatives at county,
      national and regional level.

    • ·
      Improved outreach of quality veterinary services focusing on early
      livestock disease detection, control and management and through support
      to government vetinary officers in training and provision of vet/drug
      kits

    • ·
      Improved capacity of participating institutions and personnel in Disaster
      Risk Response, Nutrition sensitive programming and gender advocacy

    • ·
      Development of 6 Publications on Gender Mainstreaming in Food security
      and Disaster Risk Response

Position:


2 Program Officer (Gender Advocacy)

Reports
to:

Programme Manager

Contract
period:

3 years

Start
Date:

Immediately

Location:

Nairobi & Tana River

  • Serve as
    the project technical expert on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and
    gender analysis

  • Participate
    in project baseline, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and
    reporting to ensure gender mainstreaming. This will include developing and
    monitoring gender indicators

  • Lead
    Publication of online project outcomes on Gender Mainstreaming in Food
    security and DDR

  • Support
    the collective organizing of mapped women networks/groups in Tana River,
    developing leadership capacities and support all the policy advocacy and
    lobbying activities

  • Build
    capacity of project staff, partners and project stakeholders in gender
    analysis and gender mainstreaming in Food security and DRR

Qualifications:
Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or
self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational
    level required
    : Degree in gender and development or related field

  • Technical
    Training required.
     Gender analysis and mainstreaming

  • Experience:
    At least four years’ experience working on gender equality and women’s
    empowerment, gendered
    approaches to agriculture, food security, disaster and climate issues

  • Technical
    experience in supporting women entrepreneurships and market systems

  • Excellent
    communication skills (written and oral) for communicating with communities
    and partners

  • Passionate
    about grassroots women empowerment and community development

Other
Attributes:

  • Must be a
    committed to gender equality and women empowerment

  • Ability to
    meet deadlines without failure

  • Ability to
    manage multiple tasks

  • Cooperation
    and Teamwork

  • Self-driven
    Leader and a strategic and critical thinker

  • Exceptional
    Time Management skills with a high sense of agency:

  • Highly
    Innovative

  • High
    Planning and Organization skills:

  • Great
    Interpersonal Skills (Internal and External stakeholders):

  • Conflict
    management skills; demonstrates tact and diplomacy when resolving conflicts,

  • Problem
    Solving and Decision Making

  • High
    performing and result oriented person

How to
Apply

“To apply for this
position, interested individuals should submit a 
CV ONLY to [email protected] by 30th June 2020. Applications with any
other attachments will be rejected. The subject head 
must be the position applied.
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