Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya-Djibouti Programme (LWF) is seeking to recruit suitable candidate for the following positions, to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp.
Livelihoods Officer
The Livelihoods officer shall be responsible to and report directly to the Project Coordinator – or designate for the carrying out of his/her duties. 
The purpose of the position is to provide community based services and the supervision of livelihood – related projects in the Dadaab refugee camp.


Duties & responsibilities will include among others;
  • Conduct training for community on income generating activities.
  • Conduct training to community for livestock marketing groups on drug supply chain management, entrepreneurship skills among others.
  • Strengthen existing community based disaster preparedness structures and link them to Government of Kenya Agriculture department.
  • To provide guidance in developing and to critique project proposals to ensure they meet LWF quality standards and donor guidelines and time frames.
  • To analyze and harmonize sectoral work plans to ensure that they incorporate important components including strategies, goals, objectives, indicators, output, outcome and impact – and to ensure that there is a coordination approach for planning though implementation between the different sectors
  • To be responsible for drawing up and updating the project planning cycle (that will form the basis for the systematic evaluation of the operational activities managed by the various sectors).
  • To initiate the periodic review of the operational activities in coordination with the sector heads and to incorporate recommended actions of the strategic plan.
  • To participate in regular monitoring of the projects, to determine progress and emerging issues, through planned visits.
  • Maintain close collaboration with District Agricultural officer , Livestock officer and Local administration
  • Prepare timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual, reports for the unit based on actual field activities.
  • To work closely with Community Development facilitators and supervise their activities in realizing timely planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities.
  • Work closely with the Project coordinator to formulate and develop needs based proposals and strategies.
Professional Qualifications:
  • A Degree in animal health or development studies from a recognized university is the preferred qualification. A diploma in a related discipline would also be considered.
  • Proven training in project development and implementation.
  • Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance.
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in development or humanitarian program. 
  • Experience gained working in a pastoralist set up will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in peace activities will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical, and documentation skills in project management.
  • Experience in proposal and report writing.
  • Understanding of pastoralists’ livelihood will be an advantage.
Personal Attributes for both position:
  • High level of integrity, commitments and professional responsibility.
  • Strong inter-personal and team building skills.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, education and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
LWF is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. 
Female candidates are encouraged to apply. 
LWF is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. 
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Please email your application letter and attach updated CV with contact emails and phone numbers of 3 professional referees, preferably your current or immediate former employer addressed to;

The Human Resources Officer, 
Lutheran World Federation Kenya-Djibouti,
P.O Box 48, Dadaab 
or Email to:

Closing date: 28th October 2015

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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