Project Assistant -Food Security and Livelihoods at DanChurchAid

Étude d’évaluation finale du projet “Appui à la consolidation de la paix, la réconciliation nationale et la résolution pacifique des conflits en RCA – at DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid (DCA) is working in Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Busia and Siaya counties with refugees and local communities to enhance peace, livelihoods and resilience. DCA implements projects directly as well as through local partner organizations. Our key focus areas are emergency response, livelihoods and civil society development with a specific focus on youth and women. For more information on DCA, please visit

DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the position of Project Assistant -Food Security and Livelihoods (PA-FSL) The position is based in Kakuma, Turkana County and reports to the Project Officer – Food security and Livelihoods based in Kakuma under the overall supervision of the Programme Area Manager.

Job Summary

The PA-FSL will assist in the implementation, monitoring,

and data collection for DCA’s Food Security and Livelihoods Project/s to ensure self-reliance and resilience building especially for the vulnerable and disaster affected refugees and host communities in Turkana West.

The PA is responsible for offering technical support to the incentive workers and will work jointly with other DCA staff in promoting the Hum/Dev Nexus as well as working closely with the financial Inclusion Project Assistants to support the implementation of the relevant Cash Based Interventions/VSLA including the relevant digitization. The PA will also assist in supporting and facilitating innovative programming initiatives in the relevant projects.

The main responsibilities of the Loan Assistant are:

  • Provide technical support to DCA incentive staff in the implementation of Food Security and Livelihoods projects activities.
  • Train communities on appropriate Food security and Livelihood’s skills necessary for the success of the projects.
  • Work closely with PA/ PO – Financial Inclusion to facilitate and support relevant cash-based interventions & VSLA in DCA food security & livelihoods projects.
  • Assist in supporting development of innovation in the sector of food security & livelihoods including relevant digitisation.
  • Ensure effective selection, mobilization, and sensitization of all the relevant project stakeholders.
  • Prepare and submit project progress updates or informatics to the Project Officer on food security and livelihoods aspects.
  • Promote adoption of insect farming (Black Soldier Fly and Crickets) and utilization including capacity building of project beneficiaries and incentive workers.
  • Train, mentor and facilitate incentive staff and project beneficiaries to ensure successful implementation of project activities.
  • Create linkages with community leadership, local partners, and the relevant private sector players to promote breeding and utilization of insects for food and feed.
  • Prepare and submit project reports to the Project Officer on food security and livelihoods aspects.
  • Facilitate the incentive staff to prepare individual project implementation plans.
  • Participate in project monitoring and learning initiatives.
  • Share relevant information on project activities with the project beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Support routine day to day monitoring and data collection and management actions.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor.

Key Qualifications and Experience:

  • University level education in Agriculture, Agricultural Education and extension, Agribusiness, or any other academic qualification in agricultural sciences.
  • Technical skills and hands on experience in agricultural extension, community mobilization and training.
  • Knowledge of the rights-based approach & Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) is an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven, analytical and results orientated in challenging rural working environments.
  • Experience in training at field/community level and excellent reporting skills. Excellence in English, oral and written.
  • Prior experience in the field of insect farming will be a great advantage.
  • Excellent relationship management skills in a multi-stakeholder context.
  • A working knowledge of refugee programming and/or programming in pastoral & agro-pastoralist settings is an added advantage.
  • Experience in implementing graduation model in programming is an added advantage

How to apply

Apply through: Project Assistant -Food Security and Livelihoods – Intranet DCA (

ONLY online applications will be accepted

While we thank all applicants for the interest, ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DCA offers a salary package (salary, insurance, and benefits) in accordance to experience and DCA Kenya HR Manual.

DCA is an equal opportunity employer, and all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of race, gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation.

DCA conducts a thorough anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment period.


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