Project Facilitator, Kenya IDRC Project at Ripple Effect – May 2024

Project Facilitator, Kenya IDRC Project

  • The Project Facilitator is responsible for effectively implement Ripple Effect’s activities in the field according to objectives of the IDRC Project. The role will be at the forefront of project implementation, working daily with farmers and other stakeholders.

Key responsibilities

Project implementation  

  • Be responsible for the overall implementation of project activities in the allocated project area.
  • Assist in farm planning, especially during identification and preparation of new groups/farmers
  • Work with farmers’ self-help groups’ in different matters concerning group management and leadership and general project management
  • Formulate detailed work plans to implement activities which address identified development needs of project participants, families and communities.
  • Stakeholder engagement    Support farmers with various advisory services in areas of Farm systems (including Livestock management and development activities; Sustainable agriculture, and Natural Resources Management), Gender and Social Inclusion, and enterprise development activities for their social economic development.
  • Ensure selection, establishment and functioning of community volunteers’ and their forums.
  • Organise field visits with project stakeholders during the donor visits.
  • Ensure good working relations with all stakeholders (beneficiaries, group leaders, community opinion leaders and government officials) and maintain Ripple Effect’s profile.

Monitoring and evaluation    

  • Participate in data collection and documentation of success stories and case studies where required for continuous updates of project progress.
  • Ensure farmers are followed up regularly and retrained in areas unclear to them.
  • Work closely with Project Coordinator to establish local project’s steering committees and with government technicians and local leaders to ensure sustainability of farmer groups and their activities after graduation.

Capacity building    

  • Train farmers in Ripple Effect’s integrated approach.

Reporting and documentation    

  • Support farmers and ensure that the appropriate simple farm records are in place and are in use among all project participants.
  • Write and submit monthly reports and support Project Coordinator to prepare quarterly, semester, and annual project progress reports and any other reports when required.

Other duties    

  • Ensure compliance with Ripple Effect policies and all relevant legislation.
  • Act at all times according to Ripple Effect’s values and in support of its Africa Forward Together approach.
  • To undertake other duties of a similar nature as reasonably required by the line manager.

Person specification
Qualifications

Essential:

  • Bachelor of Agriculture with a specialty in any of these fields’ agronomy, extension services, environmental science, soil and water management, rural development, or other related fields. or Diploma in the same field.

Experience and knowledge

Essential:

  • Strong field development experience involving application of sustainable methodologies.
  • Knowledge in extension services delivery.
  • Experience of monitoring and managing budgets and work plans.

Desirable:

  • Experience in NGO work.
  • Community development experience
  • Experience in research and development

Skills and attributes

Essential:

  • Ability to encourage and empower rural communities.
  • Ability to conduct training programmes.
  • Strong communication and report writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with ability to collaborate with government and development partners.
  • Proficient in IT/computers with basic Excel and Database skills
  • Local language skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team player with flexibility
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Ability to ride a motorbike with a valid permit.
  • Commitment to Ripple Effect’s mission.
  • Commitment to uphold our values of integrity, accountability and compassion.
  • Respect for Ripple Effect’s Christian background and ethos.

Desirable:

  • Ability to build high quality group dynamics.
  • Ability to manage conflict and deal positively with setbacks.

Submit Your Application

If you feel you have the qualities, passion, skills, and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding, and vital role, we would love to hear from you.

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  • Download and complete the following documents:
  • Application form
  • Submit your job application form to [email protected] by the closing date clearly indicating the position you are applying for and the job code in the subject line.

Interested and qualified? Go to Ripple-Effect-Kenya-job-application-form (1) to apply