Project Assistant Job in Kenya

Position: Livelihoods Assistant – Agriculture

Contract: 9 months
contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council
terms of employment for National staff.

Duty
station: Kakuma (Local contract does not qualify for RnR and accommodation)

Job description

The Project Assistant is
responsible for supporting in the development, implementation and monitoring of
agricultural intervention in the settlement and refugee camp for the target
groups. The Project Assistant will be instrumental in training and advising
farmers on matters related to Crop Production, Land Development, planning and
management of demonstration plots and perm garden.

Responsibilities

  • Project
    Development and Implementation 

  • Support
    in conducting needs assessments, analysis of current Agricultural
    activities

  • Beneficiary
    identification, registration and selection for the agricultural
    activities. 

  • Training
    and advising farmers on matters related to vegetable production

  • Planning
    and management of agricultural demonstration plots.

  • Implement
    a farm records management system and provision of timely updates on
    progress status. 

  • Support
    farmers on product marketing and selling of the produce to customers. 

  • Report
    progress against work plans on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. 

  • Embrace
    innovative ways to farming through the implementation and advising on best
    practices.

  • Capacity
    build farmers on Post-harvest processing including storage and packaging
    of the farm produce. 

  • Conduct
    in-service trainings to refugee incentive staff. 

  • Facilitate
    in the distribution of farm tools and inputs to the beneficiaries. 

  • Take
    part in budget monitoring and tracking of expenditure on agricultural
    activities. 

  • Prepare
    and apply appropriate tools to be used for monitoring and reporting on
    beneficiaries’ progress.

  • Document
    success stories and project milestones as well as best practices. 

  • Any
    other assignment by the supervisor, including preparation of logistic,
    procurement and finance requirements.

  • Supervise
    the Refugee community workers. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum
    2 years’ experience setting up and implementing livelihoods or agriculture
    projects preferably with an NGO in a refugee/IDP setting. 

  • Good
    facilitation skills especially in vegetable production. 

  • Ability
    to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to
    prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Working
    knowledge of MS Office and other relevant computer applications. 

  • A
    keen understanding of business and development issues including Groups
    Savings and Loan approaches 

  • Able
    to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may
    arise

  • Strong
    self-starter, able to take initiatives. 

  • Good
    planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving
    capabilities

  • Hands-on
    community mobilization skills

Education:

  • Preferably
    Degree in Agriculture or Agri-economics or any other related field.

  • Knowledge
    in perma-garden will be an added advantage.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are
invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover
letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV.
Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who
have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the
applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated
duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.  


We only accept applications sent via our online-application
form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 28th
March 2021.

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