Community Development Officer Action Against Hunger – Kenya | Full Time

Full Time

Action Against Hunger

Job Title: Community Development Officer Action Against Hunger – Kenya | Full Time

Location: Mandera, Kenya | Posted on: 10/02/2023

Job Overview

Are you ready to join a global movement dedicated to ending hunger? Action Against Hunger, part of a network operating in over 50 countries, is seeking a passionate and experienced Community Development Officer to play a pivotal role in our mission. We are committed to creating a world free from hunger, and we need your expertise to help us achieve this goal. Join us in making a difference today!

About Us

Action Against Hunger-USA is a dynamic NGO working tirelessly to provide humanitarian relief in more than 50 countries. Our areas of focus include nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. We manage programs worth over $60 million annually and have a dedicated team of 1,500 employees based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and various country offices. We are poised for even more growth.

In Kenya, Action Against Hunger has been making a significant impact since 2001. We are leaders in nutrition security, striving to improve the quality of life among vulnerable communities. Gender equality is central to our strategy, as we work towards effective and sustainable outcomes in nutrition, WASH, and surveillance interventions. Join us in transforming lives in West Pokot, Mandera, Isiolo, and beyond.

Job Description

As a Community Development Officer, you’ll be an integral part of our team, working under the guidance of the Deputy Field Coordinator. Your role will be to provide technical expertise in community engagement, empowering local authorities and beneficiaries to actively participate in project design, planning, implementation, evaluation, and exit strategies. Here’s how you’ll contribute:

I. Summary of Position


  • Effectively facilitate Action Against Hunger activities at the community level, ensuring communities are empowered to participate in every phase of our projects.
  • Strengthen relationships between ACF and all stakeholders at the county level through networking, cooperation, communication, and collaboration.


  • Foster communication and collaboration with the local community, local authorities, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead project mobilization and sensitization efforts, representing Action Against Hunger in external meetings.
  • Collaborate with sector-level focal persons to plan and implement community-level interventions.
  • Document project interventions and outcomes at the community level.


  • Gather community CRM (complaint response mechanism) data and share it with the meal coordinator.
  • Conduct quarterly review meetings for ongoing projects and share outcomes with project officers.
  • Analyze data from community structures and prepare reports.
  • Support the design and promotion of community-level knowledge products.

II. Essential Job Duties

  1. Coordination of Community Level Capacity Building (25%)
    • Identify training and capacity-building needs.
    • Develop training plans and workshops.
    • Collaborate with subject matter experts.
    • Monitor and evaluate capacity-building initiatives.
  2. Lead in Community Level Activities’ Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (15%)
    • Design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems.
    • Collect data on project progress.
    • Analyze community-level data.
    • Prepare and present reports on monitoring findings.
    • Coordinate documentation of community-level learning.
  3. Coordinate Community Level Mobilization (25%)
    • Develop and execute mobilization strategies.
    • Organize and facilitate community meetings and workshops.
    • Collaborate with community leaders and influencers.
    • Foster a sense of ownership among community members.
  4. Support Program Staff in Implementation of Community Level Activities (15%)
    • Ensure alignment of community-level activities with project goals.
    • Provide technical guidance and support to program staff.
    • Address challenges during implementation.
    • Contribute to program reports.
  5. Building Partnerships with Project Stakeholders and Partners (10%)
    • Expand cooperation between communities and local authorities.
    • Act as a liaison between the community and stakeholders.
    • Communicate project updates to relevant stakeholders.
    • Participate in coordination meetings.
    • Collaborate to leverage resources for community-level activities.
    • Proactively contribute to knowledge sharing and planning.
  6. Branding, Communication, and Visibility (5%)
    • Ensure project activities are well-branded.
    • Capture high-quality images/videos for communication.
  7. Any Other Duty (5%)
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

III. Supervisory Roles

  • None

IV. Fiscal Responsibility

  • Prepare cash forecasts.
  • Monitor budget spending.

V. Physical Demands

  • This role requires concentration and handling heavy workloads accurately.
  • Extensive travel to support community-level activities.

VI. Working Conditions, Travel, and Environment

  • Regular job attendance is required.
  • Travel as needed, potentially to challenging environments.

VII. Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse

  • Commitment to gender equality and zero tolerance for abuse.


VIII. Required Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Social Sciences, International Development, or related field OR
  • Diploma in Community Development, Community/Management Studies, or related social sciences course from a recognized institution.

Application Tips to Be a Successful Applicant

At Action Against Hunger, we value proactive and committed team members. To increase your chances of success in this role:

  1. Demonstrate Adaptability: Share an example of how you’ve adapted to challenging community environments to achieve project goals.
  2. Highlight Networking Skills: Describe a situation where your networking skills led to fruitful collaborations with stakeholders.
  3. Showcase Monitoring Expertise: Discuss how your monitoring and evaluation skills have improved project outcomes.
  4. Emphasize Communication: Provide an example of effective communication that enhanced project visibility and outcomes.
  5. Illustrate Problem-Solving: Share a challenging situation during implementation and how you successfully resolved it.
  6. Promote Gender Equality: Explain how you’ve contributed to gender equality in your previous roles.

Join us in making a difference. Apply now and help us end hunger for good!

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