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Norwegian Refugee Council

Project Officer - Livelihoods And Food Security (LFS)

Kakuma, Kenya

Project Officer - Livelihoods And Food Security (LFS)

Closing: Jan 27, 2022

1 day remaining

Published: Jan 12, 2022 (14 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

Job Description

Provide technical support in the Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the NRC livelihood activities in Kakuma & Kalobeyei.

Undertake or organise assessments in relation to employment and income generation opportunities for refugee and host community youths.

Explore opportunities for digital livelihoods for youths and create linkages with relevant partner organisations and online platforms in coordination with private sector actors including social enterprises.

Facilitate the establishment and running of workspaces for freelancing in Kalobeyei settlement and Kakuma camps for refugee and host community youths engaged in digital livelihoods.

In coordination with other LFS actors in Kakuma identify potential value chains in Kakuma, analyse them and select a few ones that NRC can focus on developing for benefits of youth groups and SMEs in the area.

Create linkages between SMEs and credit institutions and facilitate agreements on favourable lending and repayment terms.

Plan, coordinate and work closely with the other core competency teams, particularly Education for skills training activities and ICLA for legal support and civil documentation issues.

Design and coordinate baseline surveys, market assessments, conduct feasibility studies and Identify Livelihood opportunities in line with Graduation approach model and supervise the smooth start up and running of selected livelihood projects.

Provide technical direction, leadership and training to the livelihoods beneficiaries on business planning, income generation, group savings and loans, revolving funds, vocational skills training and strengthening of small scale businesses for the beneficiaries to enhance their self-reliance.

Participating in proposals development and budgeting for new projects in accordance with the provided guidelines and standards

Responsible for overseeing implementation of livelihood project activities in accordance with approved time schedules, budgets.

Responsible for promoting and facilitating refugee and selected vulnerable host community youths and other vulnerable groups to participate in business planning, VSLA works and other post training activities.

Represent NRC in Livelihood Sector and working group meetings in the Camps and where relevant in other locations. Liaison with NRC partners (local authorities, others) and other stakeholders (returnees, host community, community leaders, CBOs, NGOs, UN) on food security and other related issues, and sharing information as requested and agreed with the Area Manager.

Conduct end team and midterm performance appraisal review meetings with LFS Assistants. Ensure timely outcome/output monitoring and post-distribution monitoring (PDM) for all LFS projects. Participate in the area level PCM and other coordination meetings

Perform any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor or designate.


Responsibilities
Job Description

Provide technical support in the Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the NRC livelihood activities in Kakuma & Kalobeyei.

Undertake or organise assessments in relation to employment and income generation opportunities for refugee and host community youths.

Explore opportunities for digital livelihoods for youths and create linkages with relevant partner organisations and online platforms in coordination with private sector actors including social enterprises.

Facilitate the establishment and running of workspaces for freelancing in Kalobeyei settlement and Kakuma camps for refugee and host community youths engaged in digital livelihoods.

In coordination with other LFS actors in Kakuma identify potential value chains in Kakuma, analyse them and select a few ones that NRC can focus on developing for benefits of youth groups and SMEs in the area.

Create linkages between SMEs and credit institutions and facilitate agreements on favourable lending and repayment terms.

Plan, coordinate and work closely with the other core competency teams, particularly Education for skills training activities and ICLA for legal support and civil documentation issues.

Design and coordinate baseline surveys, market assessments, conduct feasibility studies and Identify Livelihood opportunities in line with Graduation approach model and supervise the smooth start up and running of selected livelihood projects.

Provide technical direction, leadership and training to the livelihoods beneficiaries on business planning, income generation, group savings and loans, revolving funds, vocational skills training and strengthening of small scale businesses for the beneficiaries to enhance their self-reliance.

Participating in proposals development and budgeting for new projects in accordance with the provided guidelines and standards

Responsible for overseeing implementation of livelihood project activities in accordance with approved time schedules, budgets.

Responsible for promoting and facilitating refugee and selected vulnerable host community youths and other vulnerable groups to participate in business planning, VSLA works and other post training activities.

Represent NRC in Livelihood Sector and working group meetings in the Camps and where relevant in other locations. Liaison with NRC partners (local authorities, others) and other stakeholders (returnees, host community, community leaders, CBOs, NGOs, UN) on food security and other related issues, and sharing information as requested and agreed with the Area Manager.

Conduct end team and midterm performance appraisal review meetings with LFS Assistants. Ensure timely outcome/output monitoring and post-distribution monitoring (PDM) for all LFS projects. Participate in the area level PCM and other coordination meetings

Perform any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor or designate.



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