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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

FH Field Supervisor, Project Assistants, and Extension Workers Jobs in Kenya

Fuel Efficient Cookstove Project
Urgent Vacant Positions

FH/Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian relief and development agency partnering with WFP seeks to fill the following open vacant positions for the above project at Kakuma Refugee Camp:

Job Title:            Field Supervisor
Duty Station:            Kakuma Refugee Camp
Reports To:            Project Coordinator
Contract Duration:        6 months
No. of Positions:        1
Applications closing date:     8th August, 2012

Duties and responsibilities
  • Plan and Coordinate the cook stove trainings and focus group discussions
  • Planning training activity schedules which includes Mobilization of refugees and host communities for training
  • Monitor the implementation of the activities and prepare regular progress reports, and other reporting requirements
  • Monitor and Ensure proper distribution of the stoves
  • Supervise field staff during community trainings as per the training curricula
  • Supervise to ensure that household visits are conducted and quality improvement verification checklist filled
  • Conduct the Focus group discussions as per the outlined plan
  • Ensure adoption rate of 70% is achieved
  • Hold regular meetings with the extension staff and work closely with other agencies
  • Compile project reports on a timely and accurate manner
  • Maintain proper records
  •  Ensure availability of questionnaires and that they are duly filled
  • Assesses program effectiveness in reaching established goals
Qualifications:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Bachelors Degree Community Development or related field.
  • Past experience in the same position preferably with a humanitarian or International NGO in area of Fuel-efficient stoves.
  • Minimum 3 years working with NGO/CBO programs
  • Planning, organizing and Supervision skills
  • Training and facilitation skills  a must
  • Computer competent especially MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good command of  English and Swahili
  • Committed to serving the poor in full agreement with FH’s foundation and beliefs as expressed in FH Kenya’s Vision, Mission and Values
Job Title:            Project Assistants
Duty Station:            Kakuma Refugee Camp
Reports To:            Project Supervisor
Contract Duration:        6 months
No. of Positions:        2
Application closing date:    8th August, 2012

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure 100% community mobilization is achieved during trainings
  • Conduct trainings and education on stove usage
  • Supervise extension workers during community trainings as per the training curricula
  • Conduct daily household visits with extension workers to monitor stove usage
  • Ensure the usage monitoring questionnaires are filled on a daily basis
  • Compile the questionnaires on a daily basis and hand over to the field Supervisor
  • Participate in special surveys and evaluations carried out in relation to the program.
  • Actively participate in designing and building capacities of the various community leadership groups
  • Monitor and review all required and relevant records at the Community level, to ensure that they are accurately prepared and submitted in a timely manner 
  • Collect all relevant data from the Field extension workers as required.
  • Prepare and submit daily reports on the program activities in the Community.
  • Under the guidance of the Project coordinator, assist in conducting regular meetings with Community leaders and implementing partners on the relevant issues.
  • Conduct focus group discussions
Qualifications / Experience (Minimum)
  • A Degree or Diploma in community development or its equivalent.
  • Past experience in the same position or in community work/mobilization preferably with a humanitarian or International NGO in area of Fuel-efficient stoves.
  • Good Interpersonal communication skills
  • Good command of  English and Swahili, ability to speak local language is added advantage
  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Report writing skills a MUST
  • A team player with good organizational skills
  • Able to communicate in English – both written and oral
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge in Computer MS word, MS Excel
  • Committed to serving the poor in full agreement with FH’s foundation and beliefs as expressed in FH Kenya’s Vision, Mission and Values
Job Title:            Extension Workers
Duty Station:            Kakuma Refugee Camp
Reports To:            Project Assistant
Contract Duration:        6 months
No. of Positions:        10
Application closing date:    8th August, 2012

Duties and responsibilities
  • Mobilize and ensure 100% attendance of the communities during the stove trainings
  • Conduct community training and education as per the training curricula and schedule
  •  Sensitize  the Communities on Energy Saving methods and cooking practices
  • Disseminates information on maintenance of Energy Saving Stoves.
  • Works as Extension Agents.
  • Conduct home visits to the designated households to ensure 70% adoption rate is achieved
  • Ensure the monitoring questionnaire is dully filled and forwarded to the Project Assistants
  • Participates in Community awareness with other Incentive workers in Block barazas, Public Barazas.
  • Ensure the stoves are in good working condition and report on any breakages
  • Work with other staff  as a Team
  • To perform any other duty assigned by the Project Assistant or his designate
  • Work in Liaison with other project partner staff in the camp
Qualifications
  • Should be refugee registered with UNHCR.
  • MUST be a resident of Kakuma  Camp
  • Training and mobilization skills
  • I yr experience in the field or other related is added advantage
  • Able to communicate in English and Swahili – both written and oral
  • Diploma or certificate in Community development, computer will be an added advantage.
  • Work with other staff  as a Team
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to:  Human Resources Manager, FH Kenya, P O BOX 14978 -00800 NAIROBI, Email address: hr_fhkenya@fh.org or drop them at our Nairobi Office.(Life Ministry Centre, 3rd Floor Jabavu Road, Kilimani.  Next to Kilimani Police station) latest by 8th August, 2012.

Extension Workers applicants should drop their applications  and  CVs at the WFP offices in Kakuma.
These are urgent positions and applications will be shortlisted as they are received.  
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews within a short period of time.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.