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;
- 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 email@example.com
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.