Livelihoods and DRR Officer Job Vacancy in Mandera & Turkana, Kenya

Position Title: Livelihoods and DRR Officer


LOCATION: Mandera & Turkana



Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently or intensively because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing .



ROLE PURPOSE: Over a period of 10 months, Save the Children (SC) plans to implement an integrated economic recovery and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) intervention in Kenya in 2 sub-counties of Turkana and Mandera to address acute malnutrition among adults and children exacerbated by the current climate induced vulnerabilities and inadequate community preparedness to disaster. The project seeks to provide integrated support for increased access to financial services including entrepreneurship skills while strengthening community resilience through nutrition sensitive agriculture (kitchen gardens) and disaster risk reduction approach. The main objective of the project is to improve the resilience capacities of drought affected households and their institutions to respond to and to reduce disaster risks proactively and to adapt to long term trends of food insecurity.


The position is field-level tasked with planning, coordinating, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of community-based disaster risk reduction and resilience livelihood related activities in Mandera/Turkana field office. The Officer will spends most of their time in the field, identifying target communities, establishing relationships with community leaders, establishing community-based disaster risk management committees, Village micro-savings and lending association and delivery of nutrition sensitive agriculture activities.



Reports to: Project coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: None

Role Dimensions 

The position holder will work with the project coordinator to ensure successful delivery of the project.  He/She work closely with sub-county and county level stakeholders as well as local community stakeholders. 



  • With regular support from the Child Poverty Technical Specialist and the Project coordinator, ensure full implementation of the DRR/Livelihoods Project activities to achieve project goals and objectives including monitoring relevant indicators, coordinating with the relevant actors at county level and facilitating meeting/workshops in in the target counties of Mandera/Turkana over the project period. 
  • Prepare project briefs in consultation with programme coordinator and Child poverty technical specialist.
  • Lead in the participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments based on the project activities using SCI standard tools.
  • Mobilize and support the establishment of CMBDRR committees, village micro-savings and lending association and enhance link to formal structure and relevant county agencies.
  • Plan and coordinate relevant trainings to target groups in community-based disaster risk management/VMSLA- establish and maintain transparent, functional relationships with target communities - Ensure daily activities at the field level follow implementation guidelines.
  • Play a key role in integrating DRR and Livelihoods, for building the collaborative efforts towards the Resilient Communities Building in Project sites
  • As required conduct regular monitoring and inspection visits to DRR/Livelihoods project implementation areas and provide technical assistance as needed or identifying areas of capacity development.
  • Participate in project evaluations alongside MEAL and assist in the analysis of results.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and final narrative reports as per agreement. 
  • Collect complaints and feedback during field activities and ensure that these are shared with MEAL officers for updating of the CFRM database
  • Escalate complaints and feedback of a serious nature to Program Manager and field office child safeguarding focal point.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the implementing partners/actors accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for own personal development.
  • Widely shares own personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues and external Partners 
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity




  • University degree in desplines related to Disaster Risk Reduction, agriculture, Economics Climate Change, Food security.




  • At least three years of experience working in ASAL areas in NGO setting.
  • Technical skills and experience in implementing resilience livelihoods and DRR programs in the ASAL areas
  • Excellent oral and written communications in English (knowledge of Somali/Turkana language is an added advantage).
  • Solid documented technical experience in the following areas: rural livelihood activity including agriculture, disaster risk reduction, income diversification, building resilience and poverty reduction.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders including private sector development agencies, government agencies and social enterprise in sub-sector/s relevant to livelihood engagement e.g. microfinance 
  • Expereice implementing vocational and technical education and training programs focused on youth empowerment.

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.


Equal Opportunities 

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.


Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures

Apply Before 10/12/2023, 08:51