AAH-I Livelihoods Coordinator Job in Kakuma, Kenya

Job Opening: Livelihoods Coordinator – Kakuma

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living.

With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Department: Livelihoods

Reports to: Area Manager

Liaises with: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Logistics Staff

Duty Station: Kakuma, Kenya

Job Summary: The Livelihoods Coordinator is responsible for designing, coordination, implementation, monitoring and follow up of AAHI livelihoods programming. He/she will ensure project achieves its overall goal in conformity to policies and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic and program planning

  • Develop, coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and report on AAHI Livelihood operations
  • Based on existing assessments, he/she will design interventions, strategies and plans for the implementation of livelihood programmes;
  • Identify innovative/alternative livelihood approaches
  • Lead in developing new sustainable livelihood initiatives/proposals and fundraising relating recovery and development response;


  • Participate in the Livelihoods inter-agency working groups, joining technical task forces as needed

Program Implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Ensure continuous capacity building among staff in handling the Livelihood programming.
  • Undertake regular field/onsite visits to ensure technical support to livelihood staff and proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation plan
  • Provide regular updates on progress to Area manager and other team members
  • Ensure donor and agency compliance is met at all levels of project/program management cycle
  • Review and endorse relevant financial and narrative reporting on all livelihood interventions.
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum AAHI and donor requirements.
  • Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in program planning and decision making
  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place
  • Work with M&E team to ensure M&E plan is being implemented, data is being collected from the field and regular reports are being produced


Minimum qualifications required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Social Sciences, Project Management, Agriculture, Business Administration or relevant discipline with further training in management
  • At least 7 years of progressive responsible programme, of which at least 2 years closely related to implementing camp management activities or community settlements.
  • Master’s degree in Project Development and Management, Proposal Writing, Business Incubation, Agribusiness, Business administration or equivalent preferable.

Minimum relevant experience required

  • Demonstrate impeccable top level negotiation and persuasive skills in programming with donors while appreciating the desired flexibility.
  • Relevant experience in business or market/economic development
  • Relevant experience in agricultural production, market assessments, rural market linkages, and capacity building in value chains
  • Experience in training field team
  • Experience in implementing livelihood intervention in camp setting
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment.

Desirable Skills

  • Project management field experience.
  • Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.
  • Proficiency in local language(s).
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control; able to manage long-distance relationships to achieve results

Additional Skills & Competences

  • Communicational skills (written and spoken)
  • Organisational and managerial skills
  • ICT speciality (email, Spread-sheets, MS-word, Databases, job-related software, etc).
  • Team-work and participation
  • High level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative
  • Degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Technical side of the job (numeracy, report-writing, critical thinking, leadership, etc).
  • INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitkenya@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 30th April, 2019.

The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.

AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer.

We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

Selection will be done on a rolling basis.

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Kakuma, Kenya

Turkana County

Agriculture and Agribusiness, Business Administration, Community Development, NGO and UN
Updated: April 20, 2019 — 8:56 am