Field Officer

CARE, Bungoma, Kenya

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th January, 2021

Job Description

Job Description

In consultation with the Project Manager, the Field Officer (FO) will oversee sensitization, recruitment and appropriate training of Community Based Resource Persons to enhance promotion of general livelihood of target households in the Project. The FO will also train Community Based Resource Persons (CBRP) on financial inclusion and maintain a proper Savings Group MIS database.  In addition the FO will continuously support the Community Based Trainers to meet the project deliverables which includes training, building confidence of beneficiaries, identifying, planning and managing household income generation activities and relevant technical skill development among others.


  • Create awareness creation on project goal, objectives and expected outputs.
  •  Facilitate development of community structures for managing the implementation of project activities.
  •  Facilitate  recruitment  and  training  of  Community  Based  Resource  Persons  and Beneficiaries
  • Facilitate identification and sensitization and training of participant Beneficiaries on areas relevant to the project.
  • Provide technical support to Community Based Trainers and participating beneficiaries on  Value  Chain  selection,  planning  and  management  and  guidance in  facilitating linkages to market (input and output) improvement.
  •  Facilitate linkage of Value Chain IGAs inputs and output service providers to suppliers, buyers and other relevant support
  • Facilitate joint planning and review meetings with the participating Beneficiaries.
  • Maintain appropriate data on project implementation as per the project monitoring and evaluation plan.
  •  Facilitate procurement planning of Beneficiaries Trainings materials.
  • Undertake proper maintenance and use assigned resources.
  • Coordinate CBTs in the County.


  •   Bachelor degree in social science or Bachelor of business/ Commerce, Community Development
  •   At least 2 years work experience in Community development/ Business development/ or Livelihoods/or Value Chain development programming


  • A  grasp  of  socio  cultural  economic  issues with respect to poverty, savings, and enterprise development in rural settings
  • Business Development knowledge
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills
  • Training/coaching/mentoring/ Facilitation skills
  • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team
  •  Ability to speak the local language and  Kiswahili
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines with minimal supervision Knowledge of participatory approaches


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