Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future. We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions.
Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:
Position: REAP Officer
Location: Turkana County
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps has been operating in Kenya since 2008, focusing its interventions around four objectives:
1) Peace and Conflict Management;
2) Livelihood/Market Systems;
3) Governance (particularly at the county level); and
4) Youth Employment/Employability (including the social and economic development of adolescents).
The four objectives serve to increase community resilience to drought and other shocks and stresses, and to decrease fragility with a particular focus on Kenya’s Arid Lands. Mercy Corps’ vision for change requires the private sector, government and civil society to work together to create meaningful and sustainable change.
Under the Omo Delta Project – Expanding the Rangeland to achieve Growth and Transformation, Mercy Corps in collaboration with five other partners: VSF G – lead agency, VITA (RTI) Ltd, EPaRDA, CIFA and TUPADO seeks to address the drivers of instability, irregular migration and displacement so as to expand and maximize opportunities for communities living in the rangelands along the Kenya – Ethiopia border by increasing wealth of young people in particular and especially young women; accelerating national and cross-border trade and collaboration; and increasing stability to promote growth and protect gains.
General Position Summary: The Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) Officer will be responsible for technical oversight and management of the Omo Delta Project through a poverty graduation model aimed at supporting human capital development for resilient individuals who are then placed in a commercial engagement. S/he will define implementation strategies in coordination with the Program Manager and leadership team.
The REAP Officer will train staff and partners, providing them with technical assistance and ensuring that common strategies and approaches are applied consistently in all communities. S/he will coordinate closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Project teams to ensure that systems are in place to track, analyze and report results.
S/he will keep abreast of changing contexts and integrate new ideas and approaches as appropriate, seek additional technical assistance as needed and ensure effective working relationships with collaborating agencies.
Essential Job Functions:
Supervisory Responsibility: REAP Village Mentors
Reports Directly To: Program Manager
Works Directly With: GIRL Project Officer, M&E Officer, Community Facilitators, Finance, HR and Operations teams, Partner Organizations, and broader LMS team.
Knowledge and Experience:
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) on or before 16th July, 2018.
The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.
Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
Please do not attach any certificates.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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