Job Title: Alternative Livelihoods & Inclusive Markets Advisor
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Position Status: Full-time, Regular
Salary Level: 7
Current Team Member: New Position
About Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
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Program / Department Summary: USAID’s Office of Food For Peace recently awarded funding to a Mercy Corps-led consortium of Kenyan and international partners for a 5-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Turkana and Samburu Counties.
The Mercy Corps’ NAWIRI consortium brings together the global leadership, research capacity, technical expertise, and implementation experience necessary to partner with local institutions to test, adapt, and scale evidence-based solutions.
The program requires a robust county-centered design with government leadership, active engagement from communities, the private sector, and civil society.
Together we will sustainably reduce persistent acute malnutrition for vulnerable populations in Turkana and Samburu counties.
General Position Summary: The Alternative Livelihoods and Markets Advisor will be responsible for providing leadership, technical oversight and ensuring direct management for all activities related to livelihoods and market systems development under the NAWIRI activity. S/he will define implementation strategies in coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party, technical, research and learning leads.
The Alternative Livelihoods and Markets Advisor plays a pivotal role in expanding the evidence base on the role of alternative livelihoods in community and household resilience as well as the impact of seasonal and idiosyncratic shocks to micro-business (entrepreneurship) and long-term resilience.
Knowledge and Experience
- Advanced degree in economics, business, marketing or entrepreneurship and/or development-related field such as community development or public administration.
- A minimum of 5 years- experience in a technical role on an international development program related to alternative livelihoods, market development or entrepreneurship.
- Advanced computer skills and experience developing data management systems.
- Team player who takes initiative and is a problem-solver.
- Effective verbal and written communication, multitasking and organizational skills. to manage priorities autonomously
How to Apply
For the detailed position description and application procedure please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/38zpM6t.
Applications should be submitted on or before 24th February, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.