Social Accountability & Civic Engagement Officer job at Samburu (Maralal) at Mercy Corps
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Vacancy title:
Social Accountability & Civic Engagement Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Samburu (Maralal) at Mercy Corps

Deadline of this Job:
12 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Samburu , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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General Position Summary
The Social Accountability and Civic Engagement Officer is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of the program strategy for civil society and local stakeholder engagement and management, including the identification, recruitment of civil society organizations (CSOs) and managing the scope of work. The Officer will implement integrated community engagement across multiple program components, which will include the continuous organizational assessment of CSOs, capacity strengthening, including mentorship, over a long-term period of engagement with a view to enhancing community driven nutrition resilient interventions. The main objective of this role is to Support civil society and citizens to better identify problems related to nutrition services and undertake actions to address these problems directly; Build collaborations between citizens and government to ensure that the priorities and feedback of beneficiaries are helping government officials plan, resource and provide better services; and analyze accountability ecosystems to help citizens, civil society partners and governments better understand how to make positive change happen with regards to sustainably reducing persistent acute malnutrition in politically complex environments.

Essential Job Functions
Program management & coordination
Coordinate the USAID Nawiri’s program civil society strengthening and community outreach efforts and ensure that all activities and deliverables are of high quality, on schedule, and reach program’s objectives and targets.
Contribute to the development, implementation and continuous review of USAID Nawiri’s Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability Strategy in Samburu County.
Inform design of project interventions to engage the public including adolescent, youth and vulnerable populations, the mass media, and civil society organizations in nutrition advocacy such as public education, oversight, and participation in decision-making processes among others.
Provide technical input to and oversight of the CSO grants mechanism of the program including development of the technical requirements and proposal evaluation.
Develop and maintain strong relationships and cooperation with relevant counterparts, beneficiaries, and stakeholders and seek to engage them in USAID Nawiri’s interventions.
Provide technical support to the partners and field teams for the program’s budget management; and work with the grants unit to ensure all program activities are implemented in compliance with Mercy Corps’ and donor requirements.
In coordination with the MEL team, monitor the implementation of activities through regular field visits and assessments to ensure program quality and impact. Document lessons learned and share with management and team members
Contribute and assist with the preparation of technical reports and deliverables and other reports/deliverables, as requested.
organizational learning

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
accountability to participants

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
Degree in Social Sciences, Development studies, Disaster Risk Reduction, Range management, Conflict mitigation, other relevant field;
A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in civic engagement and social accountability work at the county or local levels;
Strong facilitation and consensus-building skills;
Competent in building networks, strong problem-solving skills, and ability to influence with effective listening, persuasion, negotiation and other techniques;
Excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills, including report writing, in English and other language(s), and fluency in Kiswahili. Local dialects spoken in Northern Kenya (Samburu) are also a plus;
Previous work experience in northern Kenya desirable;
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
Requires knowledge in county planning and budgeting process.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Method of Application
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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 12 July 2022
Duty Station: Samburu
Posted: 28-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 28-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 28-06-2065
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