Farming Systems Kenya Community Development Officer Job in Baringo

Farming Systems Kenya in partnership with The Brooke East Africa for animal welfare is currently looking for a Community Development Officer to be based in Baringo County.

Reporting to the programmes manager, the Community Development officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities;

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply techniques and toolkits such as PRA tools to mobilize and engage effectively with equine owning communities in project areas to advance equine welfare.
  • Carry out needs assessment in a participatory way to identify knowledge gaps and appropriate training aids for the local community.
  • Develop work plans, facilitate implementation and formulate monitoring plans for the project in consultation with programmes Manager and field team from other Counties served by Farming Systems Kenya.
  • Conduct trainings and provide technical advice to target project beneficiaries and project partners following needs assessment/expression of need
  • Mobilize groups and conduct social welfare surveys.
  • Take lead in Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact assessment design and conduct social economic research.
  • Participate and collaborate in campaigns involved on various social aspects of the community in development.
  • Develop learning materials for groups within the donkey welfare programme.
  • Develop proposals and train groups, CBOs and institutions on donkey welfare issues.
  • Pursue funding for the proposals developed in the department.
  • Document and publish FSK’s activities and disseminate the same in workshops, symposiums and journals in consultation with other branches.
  • Conduct any other activity that will bring the human face to the institutional, social or economic and community development process.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Programmes Manager


  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Aged 25 years and above
  • Must have a University degree in either rural development, Livestock production, Development studies, social sciences or related fields from a recognized university.
  • Knowledge of basic animal welfare concepts and understanding of the importance of working equines to the economies of developing countries.
  • At least two years’ experience in community empowerment initiatives in pastoral regions is ideal.
  • Computer literate.
  • Born again Christian.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.

How to apply

Qualified and interested candidates should apply on or before 7th May 2017 to the Executive Director, Farming Systems Kenya through

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: May 1, 2017 — 12:01 pm