Community Mobilization Officer

Garissa, Kenya
Apply by 17 September 2018
Entry-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 17 July 2018

Job Description

Community Mobilization Officer

Kenya NiWajibu Wetu (NIWETU)

Duty Station: Garissa

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

Background:

Kenya NiWajibu Wetu(NIWETU) will strengthen Kenyan communities’ and government institutions’ motivation and capacity to take the lead on countering violent extremism (CVE) by building the capacity of and fostering strong relationships among individuals, communities, and civil society and county and national government actors.

Responsibilities:

The Community Mobilization Officer will report to the Program Development Officer. S/he will:

  • Support situational analysis and activity development, serving as “eyes and ears” on an as-needed basis in communities in the county.
  • Provide updates and analysis of key developments in targeted thematic areas or geographies.
  • Identify needs and opportunities and provide relevant information to facilitate the program team’s ability to develop activity ideas.
  • Under the direction of the Program Development Officer, develop and maintain relationships with organizations/ actors in key target sectors (e.g. faith organizations, youth groups, women’s organizations, CBOs/local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), media, local government officials, etc.).
  • Develop critical relationships with local partners.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation team and partners in program monitoring, evaluation and learning by:
  1. Support in tracking of partner’s activities – by attending partner events in your county;
  2. Support partners on activity-level M&E efforts, ensuring quality, reliability, and consistency in data collection efforts using NIWETU M&E templates;
  • Contribute to the review of all partner deliverables and milestones. These deliverables and milestones must be signed off by either the PDO or CMO before submission to Nairobi office and
  1. Help identify lessons learned from project implementation and facilitate the incorporation of those lessons into the activity development cycle

Qualifications:

  • Strong relationships with relevant organizations/ actors in target counties (e.g. youth groups, women’s organizations, CBOs/local NGOs, media, local government officials, etc.).
  • Prior experience with USAID small grants programming preferred (but not required).
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office suite) required.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must specify the position name and county in the subject line of their email submission as follows “Application for CMO Garissa”. Submit their CV and application letter providing, clearly, details highlighting your relevant qualifications and experience to niweturecruitment@dai.com. The closing date to submit the applications is July 31, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Due to the expected volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

About the Organization

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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