Livelihoods Coordinator, July 2021 – NGO Jobs


Job Title: Livelihoods Coordinator

Duty Station: Nairobi with frequent travel to the FIM Programme areas in Marsabit, Tana River, Turkana and any other new Counties ( Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application)

Reports to: Programme Director

Direct reports: Senior Manager, Livelihoods and Manager Urban Livelihoods, Nairobi; Manager ASAL Livelihoods, Marsabit; Officer Livelihoods, Tana River and Officer ASAL Livelihoods, Turkana

Job Summary

To provide overall technical and strategic direction, oversee and coordinate the implementation of the Livelihoods programme in line with the country’s needs, as well as Concern’s country and global strategies

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Programme Management and Development

  • Lead the Livelihoods programme strategy development process and ensure that it is aligned to the Kenya Country strategy as well as the global strategy and policies for Concern Worldwide
  • Ensure that the programme is designed to address the following: Participatory methodologies, Disaster Risk Reduction, Community Development, Capacity Building, Equality (with an emphasis on gender and gender-based violence) and HIV&AIDS.
  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation of Livelihoods and WASH programmes in line with the Country Program Strategy
  • Coordinate partnership with the various levels of Government (i.e. National and County level) in the implementation of programme activities in the various programme locations and participate in Inter-agency and government meetings.
  • Provide technical and strategic direction to the various components of the Livelihoods programme i.e. Urban, ASAL and WASH including emergency response
  • Initiate and manage programme reviews, external evaluations, studies and consultancies.
  • Produce quality programme proposals and budgets in a timely manner for submission to Concern HQ and donors.
  • Lead research and advocacy interventions related to the programme at national and international level.
  • Promote partnerships with national and international organizations working in the area of Livelihoods, including the development of capacity building strategies and skills to ensure adequate partner support
  • Lead organisational capacity building of partners to ensure their development and sustainability

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Oversee the assessment, support and ongoing monitoring of partners involved in the implementation of the Livelihoods programme.
  • Ensure M&E is incorporated into all programme plans and mechanisms are implemented.

Staff Management:

  • Support in recruitment and management of programme staff ensuring that there is a clearly defined structure and reporting mechanisms.
  • Build the capacity of staff through the provision of technical support, training and advice.
  • Conduct Performance and Development Review for programme staff on a timely manner.

Financial Management:

  • Lead the development of programme budget in consultation with the finance department and manage the budget, regular monitoring of expenditure in accordance with Concern financial procedures and guidelines.
  • Develop a clear work and expenditure plan and ensure that the programme is implemented within the agreed/approved budget.

Responding to Emergencies:

  • Participating and contributing, towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
  • Complying with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies:

  • Adhering to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies
  • Supporting and promoting the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Associated Policies to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and being committed to providing a safe working environment.


  • Promote and ensure compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments and quality criteria
  • Ensure that all staff are familiar with the principles underpinning accountability, safeguarding and Concern’s Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) and ensure that information about Concern’s commitments on accountability and safeguarding are disseminated among programme participants and communities
  • Ensure that the CRM is functional, effectively implemented and accessible in all programmes’ locations, enabling safe reporting of both programmatic and sensitive complaints, including safeguarding concerns, ensure that complaints are welcomed, managed and responded to in a timely, fair and appropriate manner; ensure that sensitive complaints, including safeguarding concerns, are handled with utmost confidentiality and that the safety of the complainants and those affected is prioritized at all stages.

Job Specification:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, development studies or a relevant field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in managing a livelihoods, urban development, social protection or WASH programme
  • At least 5 years’ experience in development programming at Programme Coordinator/ Manager level
  • Proven competency in strategy development
  • Excellent leadership, communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • Strong coordination skills specifically with the ability to effectively coordinate influence and negotiate with government.
  • Strong financial management and donor compliance skills.

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online:


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