ActionAid Community Development Facilitator – Nyarongi Local Rights Programme Job in Kenya

Community Development Facilitator – Nyarongi Local Rights Programme (LRP) Vacancy
(1 Position)
Based in Nyarongi

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a member of ActionAid Federation; ActionAid works in more than 40 countries all over the world, in the places where we can make the biggest impact. 
We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally.
In Kenya AAIK works in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion; connecting their voices, sharing ideas, spreading inspiration, campaigning, advocating and formulating public policy to eradicate poverty and ensure social justice.  
We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.

ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic and innovative professional who will take up the position of Community Development Facilitator; to implement programmes designed to benefit the community in Nyarongi

Community Development Facilitator – Nyarongi LRP

This position is based in Nyarongi division in Ndhiwa district, Homabay County. Reporting to the Manager- Nyarongi LRP, the Community Development Facilitator is responsible for facilitating grassroots development and community mobilization at the Local Rights Programme Area; the incumbent will be responsible for and not limited to;

  • Facilitate grass root development by mobilizing the community in the Local Rights Program;
  • Build strong community based organizations at the grass root  to manage the implementation of their identified needs;
  • Support the programme officer to ensure that all child sponsorship requirements are met  as per the set guidelines;
  • Prepare community development reports and share with the Local Rights Program  manager;
  • Participate in plans and budget preparation for the LRP;
  • Attend relevant community and stakeholders meeting;
  • Organize trainings and vetting of community funding proposals;
  • Documentation of success stories and sharing of lessons learnt to promote best practices;
  • Identification, assessment and documentation of community groups and partners support needs;
  • Follow up on grants given to communities for accounting;
  • Preparation of concept notes and proposals for fund raisings;
  • Facilitate use of PRA tools in the Local Rights Program  including PRRPs;
  • Participate in pursuing the implementation of the Country Strategy Paper in the LRP;
Our preferred candidate will have:
  • A minimum of a Degree in Development studies/ Social Sciences or it’s equivalent from a recognized university; 
  • Served as Community Development Facilitator or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of three (3) years; 
  • and in-depth understanding of programming issues, resource mobilization including proposal development, donor reporting and managing donor relations; and 
  • Is registered with the Kenya Institute of Social Work.
You must be willing to reside in the Local Rights Programme area.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside people living in poverty. 

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, fill in the application form (click here to download) and specifying the location send it to us via email to be received not later than October 31, 2012 to:

The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development & Administration
P. O. Box 42814, 00100, Nairobi

(Kindly write on the subject line of your email “Community Development Facilitator-Nyarongi LRP”)

Do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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