Handicap International Inclusive Livelihoods Project Officer Job in Dadaab, Kenya

Handicap International

Position: Inclusive Livelihoods Project Officer

Responsible to:– Site Manager

Location: Dadaab (Non family duty station) Closing date: – 30th December, 2016

The Organization: Handicap International is an INGO specializing in the field of disability and development.

A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.

The Position: Under the supervision of Site Manager, the Inclusive Livelihoods Project Officer will lead in technical assessment, development, planning and implementation of the inclusive livelihood project activities targeting Persons with disabilities in Dadaab refugee camp in line with Handicap International Tanzania-Uganda-Somalia-Kenya (TUSK) strategy

S/he will be responsible for

1. Implementation of project activities

  • Providing technical leadership in the implementation of activities as defined in the concept while respecting all donor and HI guidelines and requirements.
  • Supporting and assisting Livelihood consortium partners to ensure delivery of all inclusive Livelihoods activities

2. Monitor, reporting and evaluation

  • Follow up the implementation of the activities and filling in on a regular basis the data collection tools drafted by the Site Manager.
  • Working with the data assistant to ensure accurate and up to date data is available for all project activities, and support in the production of quality donor and internal reports

3. Acting as the liaison with project partners

  • Planning regular meetings with partners and stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the meeting agenda is clearly set out and communicated in advance to the participants

4. Providing support and capacity building for implementing partners

  • Identifying the need for training of Livelihood implementing consortium partners in Dadaab refugee camp
  • Supporting, designing and developing training plans, training curricula and training materials and make sure they are validated by the Technical Advisor(s) and the Site Manager.

5. Contributing towards the development of the project

  • Participating in the assessment of gaps and needs in the sector of intervention and exchange information with the Site Manager.
  • Participating in review of strategies and project planning

6. Management and supervision of staff under his/her line management

Qualifications and skills required:

Education :

  • Bachelor degree in Enterprise Management, business development or other relevant discipline preferred
  • Diploma in microenterprises management
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in project implementation


  • 3 years of professional work experience in Livelihood centered approaches on poverty and vulnerability reduction,
  • In-depth understanding of disability as a driving factor of vulnerability and poverty affecting persons with disabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills

Professional skills:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Cash Forecasting
  • Facilitation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Proposal writing
  • Public relations
  • Great attention to detail and organization skills
  • Strong computer skills especially Excel and databases
  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Excellent oral communication, good spoken and written English
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Very good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and electronic messaging system

Behavioural competencies :

  • Relational capabilities.
  • Enjoy working with persons with disabilities.

Languages: English: read, write and speak fluently

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- recruit01@handicap-international.or.ke

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Inclusive Livelihoods Project Officer Dadaab Position”.

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Community Development, NGO and UN, Project Management
Updated: December 17, 2016 — 7:11 pm