DSW Field Officer (Economic Empowerment) NGO Job in Mombasa, Kenya

Terms of Reference

Position: Field Officer – Economic Empowerment
Programmes & Projects

Duty Station: DSW Kenya Field Office – Mombasa

Background: DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organisation, which focuses on achieving universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). 


DSW’s mission is to empower young people and communities in low and middle-income countries by addressing the issues of population dynamics and health as a way to achieve sustainable development. 
For more information, kindly visit www.dsw.org

DSW seeks to recruit a Field Officer – Economic Empowerment to be based in the Mombasa field office, Kenya. 

The Field Officer’s position will support implementation of Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) interventions in Kilifi County.

Areas of Responsibility: Working with the Project Coordinator, Regional Programme Coordinator, Programmes & Projects Manager and other staff, the Field Officer will serve as the focal point in strengthening the capacity of households and the community to protect and care for OVCs. 

S/he will act as a link between the project and community groups.

Specific Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Mobilize and raise awareness with local leadership and community groups
  • Facilitate trainings for Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs)
  • Coordinate planning and reporting among community based trainers
  • Support in profiling and enrolment of community groups
  • Maintain a database of community groups and beneficiaries
  • Supervise and oversee group savings activities
  • Create linkages with relevant government departments for support
  • Prepare timely activity requests and surrenders
  • Mentor community based trainers and conduct review sessions
  • Perform budget tracking of the project and submit timely narrative and financial reports to the supervisor
  • Participate and represent the project in the relevant technical working groups and committees
  • Support in identifying potential areas of growth for program development
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with communities and local partners
Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree in Social/Behavioural Sciences, Community Development or related field from an accredited institution. Holders of a Diploma with minimum 5 years experience will also be considered
  • At least 3 years experience in OVC, particularly in community economic empowerment
  • Excellent command of English and Swahili languages (written and oral) is required
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc)
  • Ability to work and deliver results under minimum supervision
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Compassionate, and respectful of all people
  • Keen eye for detail
DSW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.

If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “Field Officer – Economic Empowerment” clearly indicated in the email subject line to: vacancies@dswkenya.org

Deadline for application:  June 3rd, 2016

Ideal start date: Immediate

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted and will be required to attend interviews in Mombasa.

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