Save the Children Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist Job in Kenya

Position Title: Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist, Kenya
Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
Supervisor Title: TBC
Division: Programme Development and Quality
Summary: Save the Children is seeking to recruit an experienced Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist for an anticipated USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select counties within Kenya.


The Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to household economic strengthening activities. 
She/he will report directly to the COP and will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 
She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. 
She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and start-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
The main responsibilities for the Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist include:
  • Will assist the Chief of Party (COP) and sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all deliverables on household economic strengthening component of the project.
  • Will be responsible for technical aspects on implementation of the household economic strengthening component of the project.
  • S/he will provide oversight of the technical quality and technical working groups and is also expected to facilitate linkages with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement other economic strengthening initiatives and adhere to country and global standards.
  • S/he will ensure timely, high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor or the government.
  • S/he will work closely with MEAL team to deliver project quality benchmarks, baseline, monitoring, evaluation and key lessons learned.
  • S/he will work closely with Communication Manager to document and share project impacts through case studies or success stories.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
At a minimum, the Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist will have:
  • At a minimum, a Master’s Degree in economic development, business management and administration or related field.
  • At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with at least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. We are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. 
Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. 
As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

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As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. 
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Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. 
Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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More Information and How to Apply

Full profile details and how to apply can be accessed on our SCI Kenya Website:

Deadline: 11th July 2016

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at
whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through
recruitment agents

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