Community Mobiliser at Caritas Switzerland

On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Organisation: Caritas Switzerland is a non-governmental aid agency is and a member of Caritas Internation-alis. Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles (NGO code of conduct). 

Caritas encourages people to take charge of their own fate and does this by promoting local initiatives that sustainably improve the living conditions of the socially disadvantaged, advocating the conservation of natural resources, supporting civil conflict resolution and peace building, cooperating with local partners and strengthening their own commitments.

Caritas Switzerland works in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa with a focus on education, strengthening of civil society, food security and water, hygiene and sanitation.

We operate an office in Nairobi; have Country Offices in Somaliland (Hargeisa) and South Sudan (Torit) and a Representative in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).
During the 2011 Horn of Africa Crisis, Caritas Switzerland responded in Kenya with emergen-cy projects Marsabit, Wajir, Turkana, Dadaab, Kitui and Ngong. 
The interventions focussed on WASH and Food Security to mitigate the impacts of drought on pastoralist communities.
For its follow-up WASH project in Marsabit, Kenya, Caritas is seeking to recruit two competent Community Mobilisers for its Project Office in Laisamis.
Position: Community Mobiliser, Laisamis
Reporting to: WASH Technical Coordinator
Duration: 16 months
Location: Marsabit County, Marsabit South District, Laisamis field office with frequent travel to project sides in same district
Key tasks & responsibilities
  • Lead community mobilisation process;
  • Function as main liaison person between communities and CaCH;
  • Become trainers of PHAST / CLTS / CHAST methodologies;
  • Disseminate knowledge to community members;
  • Participate in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all project activities;
  • Support in sensitising local authorities and other stakeholders on the ground on project goals and objectives;
  • Identify and register exact beneficiary households in operation areas;
  • Participate in distribution of program inputs to communities identified;
  • Prepare and submit monthly report on field activities.

Essential requirements & qualifications
  • Rendille or Samburu language knowledge are highly desirable.
  • Diploma in Community Development or Project Management;
  • At least three years progressive experience in community development desirably among pastoral communities;
  • A thorough understanding of local cultures and pastoral community dynamics;
  • Good knowledge and experience in implementing WASH projects;
  • Familiar with participatory methodology skills for engaging and mobilising local communities;
  • A self-driven person who takes appropriate initiatives to responding to project issues;
  • A team player, commanding respect with high sense of personal integrity;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Contract Start: September 1, 2013

If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career ambitions match the requirements of this position. 
Send your application latest by Friday, 2nd August via email to [email protected] indicating ‘Community Mobiliser Laisamis’ in the subject line.
Please provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, and current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names and telephone contacts of three referees.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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  1. Glad to meet online. Would like to take up this position as I feel fit for it.Waiting patiently to hear from you soon. Thanks

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