Disaster Risk Reduction & Environment Officer, Narok. at Focus Africa

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Disaster Risk Reduction & Environment Officer, Narok.

We are looking for a Disaster Risk Reduction & Environment Offficer to be based in our Narok Region, Kenya.

Job Summary

To promote more resilient humanitarian, local and national actors who appropriately and sustainably integrate risk management and advocate for effective preparedness and response to particular needs of women, men, children and other socially excluded, marginalized and vulnerable groups in crisis situations.



  • Ensure effective and efficient implementation of the Focus Africa activities related with natural resources management within the targeted timeframe and agreed objectives
  • Lead community mobilisation process and design, planning, and implementation of Environmental protection interventions from DRR perspective.
  • Provide technical support in implementation of natural resource management activities such as construction and promotion of energy saving stoves, catchment restoration, forest restoration intervention that are context specific with focus on consumption and market.
  • Build synergy between WASH, DRR and Peace.
  • With the support of the DRM coordinator, develop detailed work plan in line with our project’s objectives and expected outcomes.
  • Coordinate with relevant District Local Government departments, subcounty and community to undertake a joint land use and vulnerability assessments and planning of comprehensive environmental restoration activities in a disaster-prone local context.
  • Explore the gap analysis and identify capacity development needs related to DRR of district local government agencies, local community structures and other relevant stakeholders
  • Lead organizing capacity building initiatives for target communities and partner organisation on sustainable land use management and afforestation.
  • With the support from DRM coordinator, work closely with local government officials in advocating for support for natural resource management initiatives and its scaling up.

Coordination and Representation .

  • Represent Focus Africa to external partners (inter-agency coordination meetings, UN, corporate or private donors, government representatives) contributing to disaster readiness and emergency preparedness at district, subcounty and settlement levels
  • Build and maintain relevant strong relationships with government, UN, and INGO actors for strategic and programmatic purposes
  • Enhance complementarity with other sectors as much as possible including WASH, resilience and livelihoods, and gender and protection
  • Represent us at key humanitarian forums and networks.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any relevant field
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills, diplomacy and together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of priorities.
  • Familiarity of conflict sensitive approaches and application of Do No Harm Methodologies
  • Ability to think creatively, work in a team, and perform under challenging circumstances is crucial
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skill.
  • Good understanding and practical experience in application of equity issues (Gender and diversity)
  • Good computer skills for MS office

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send their application using thr email address below and applications should be  received by 24/10/2022 

Please note:

  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisting will be done on rolling basis and Focus Africa reserves the right to fill this position before the deadline;

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