VSF Germany Project Officer (Natural Resource Management) Job in Marsabit, Northern Kenya

Background:
 
VSF Germany is an international Non-Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. 
In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in Southern Sudan, Northern Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. 
With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.
 
We seek to recruit a qualified and well experienced Project Officer – Natural Resource Management to support the implementation of RAPID II Project in Marsabit, Northern Kenya, with frequent visits to other locations within the project area. 
This position is field based. 
The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Project Manager, Community Stakeholders & Partner organizations.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent will be responsible for implementing the natural resource management and disaster risk reduction related activities.
  • Regularly monitor activities and report progress to the Senior Programs Officer.
  • He/She will be required to identify & provide training for the community user groups including rangeland user groups, peace committees among other community institutions dealing with natural resource management and disaster risk reduction interventions.
  • Participate in project coordination meetings representing VSF Germany at district and county level forums as required.
  • Respond to cross cutting issues affecting the community in cooperation with specific expert agencies.
  • Steer the development and presentation of community drought preparedness plans with relevant groups i.e. Peace Committees, Water User Committees and Resource Planning Committees among other laid structures.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required
  • University Degree in Natural Resource Management or Environmental Science from accredited university.
  • Advance Diploma in Disaster Management will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years working in Livelihoods programming and Project support.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with pastoral communities.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of current policy on Natural resource and environment management.
  • Knowledge of Donor Funds Management and Reporting.
  • Working knowledge of ECHO rules & regulations shall be an advantage.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV plus names of 3 professional referees to postal address or via email address given above. 
Please indicate clearly on the subject line the position you are applying for. 
Closing date for receiving applications is 28th October, 2012 on or before 1700hrs. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.


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