• Contractor
  • Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • ActionAid profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Grade: E

Starting Salary: Kshs. 189,484 per month

Location: Nairobi

Main purpose

The holder of the position shall be responsible for coordination of AAIK’s programmes on Land and Resilient Livelihoods and its intersectionality. S/he is responsible for leading delivery of high quality, innovative, programmes linking development – climate change – peace nexus resulting in immediate and lasting change for communities living in poverty and exclusion.

The role will involve developing and maintaining excellent collaborative relationships with the various sectoral partners and develop policy and campaign initiatives to influence positive transformative change in the communities.

Programme delivery and Management

  • Provide expert technical advice and support on land and resilient livelihoods building to staff and partners across the programme, and externally as required, ensuring resilience is mainstreamed across all thematic and programmatic areas of ActionAid Kenya’s programmes.
  • Support the development and implementation of policy, campaign, and program frameworks on land and resilient livelihoods linking development-climate change- peace.
  • Oversee implementation of multi-country programs and projects, servicing accountabilities across levels
  • Supporting partner management – designing of capacity building tools, partner assessments and selection, partner capacity strengthening, oversee partner program delivery, building collectives and movements.
  • Lead in strengthening resilience of livelihoods and economic empowerment of vulnerable communities through training, coaching, mentoring, and linkage creation to facilitate participation in agricultural and mineral value chains including adoption of sustainable practices such as village savings and loaning associations.
  • Support coordination of research, studies, evidence gathering, and stories of change on land and resilient livelihoods.
  • Support in resourcing of the land and resilient livelihoods programme work by leading response to Call for Proposals.
  • Lead development of plans and budgets on land and resilient livelihoods, facilitate execution, and spending, and tracking of progress.
  • Management of staff under reporting to the position including appraisals and capacity development
  • Support establishment and strengthening of movements to campaign for land rights agenda and adoption of climate resilient sustainable agriculture.
  • Support with mobilization and capacity enhancement to the women and young people on land value chain, resilient livelihoods, and climate justice.
  • Support in gathering and reporting of time critical/information/data/ updates and attend to information requests that can come from different stakeholders (external and internal).

Resource Mobilization and communication

  • Participate in the development of context-based concept notes and proposals for fundraising.
  • Support fundraising team on developing and maintaining contacts with potential donors, partners, and key technical agencies.
  • Collect data from the fields that reflects community priorities and government policies for new programming opportunities.

Stakeholder management

  • Coordinate the establishment of a multi-stakeholder platform for convening dialogue between stakeholders in the sector.
  • Attend relevant coordination meetings at local, national, and regional levels to advance objectives of the programme.
  • Lead in establishing, building, and maintaining strong partnerships with proponents and stakeholders.
  • In liaison with communication, keep stakeholders informed on the progress of the programme.

Policy Analysis, Representation and Advocacy

  • Support policy analysis initiatives to identify gaps and opportunities to inform advocacy interventions.
  • Support the development of policy advocacy materials including policy briefs and position papers and their dissemination to influence policy.
  • Attend and actively participate in relevant policy dialogue meetings at county, national and international levels to advance AAIK politics in policy frameworks.

Program Quality, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Participate and contribute to the development and rollout of tools for improving program quality and compliance (assessment tools, programme quality tools, etc.).
  • Support the preparation of quality reports of the programme and their timely submission.
  • Work with the MEAL team to undertake regular documentation of stories of significant change on the programme for shared learning.


Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, agriculture, policy development or its equivalent from a recognized University.


  1. Have Five (5) years minimum working experience in the land, and livelihoods sector with At least 3 years’ experience in project management;
  2. Experience in corporate accountability and climate justice is desirable;
  3. Demonstrable experience in community mobilization and engagement with government and other key development players;
  4. Experience working with women groups and persons with disabilities is desirable;
  5. Experience in policy and campaign and local, national, and global level

How to apply

Application Procedure

Please fill the link below to complete your application by close of business on 26th February 2024.


Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. ActionAid International Kenya promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Deadline: 26-Feb-24

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