Household Economic Strengthening Officer

Main Purpose of the Job

Provide Leadership in Implementation of OVC Household economic empowerment program as guided by the case plans in collaboration with Field agent Supervisors (FAS).

Duties and Responsibilities

Support and mentor beneficiaries in Savings for Transformation Groups (S4Ts) to utilize their full potentials.
Act as the focal person in management of HES system used in tracking progress of HES interventions
Training, supervising the FAS and the Household Economic Strengthening community business trainers (CBT) and providing necessary technical support.
Grouping OVC caregivers based on their Vulnerability category and providing them with the appropriate empowerment package to achieve sustainable economic ventures that earn them enough income to meet household and OVC basic needs.
Prudent planning for and utilization of project resources for economic strengthening.
Cultivate community ownership of the HES interventions to enhance sustainability.
Continually liaise with the project Coordinator and project technical officers on project progress, challenges and support required to deliver on the project objectives.
Map and Promote linkages to suitable enabling economic products and services for caregivers in the project.
Work with the DCS, youth and agricultural departments and Private Sector Actors to advocate for linkage of caregivers to GOK cash transfers, in kind agricultural support and other subsidies.
Target older youth from OVC households who are out of school and support uptake of marketable vocational skills training, apprenticeships and appropriate economic strengthening initiatives.
Support school based agricultural enterprises in schools with significant OVC presence.
Convene regular review forums with key stakeholders and
service providers in household economic strengthening.
Monitoring and evaluation of the economic strengthening activities and making recommendations for improvement of intervention.
In collaboration with project staff and CBT Document best practice, progress and success stories for inclusion in the periodic project reports.
Job Specification and Other Information Related to the Job
Level of Education/Academic Qualification
Bachelor’s degree in Business administration and management, Agro business, Economics, community development or equivalent degree or Diploma in the stated Fields with over 3 years’ experience.

Other Competencies / Abilities / Skills Required

Computer literate (MS Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint, Ms Outlook, Internet).
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Financial management skills.
Strong interpersonal communication and cross- cultural skills.
High personal integrity.
Creativity and innovativeness in business.
Decision making skills and ability to work under minimum supervision.
Professional proficiency in one or more local languages of the operational area.
Have a certificate of good conduct.

Relevant Job Experience

Experience in undertaking economic empowerment work among disadvantaged rural households.


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About National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is a family of Christian communions and organisations in fellowship and witness. It was established in June 1913 during the United Missionary Conference held at Thogoto, near Nairobi. The delegates in the conference, representing the missionary institutions working in the country at the time, affirmed their wish to work towards a united church that would impact the lives of the people. This dream remains true and is reflected in the Vision and Mission statements of the Council, which read: VISION: One Church; United in Faith and Mission Witnessing to Jesus Christ and Transforming Lives MISSION: To transform lives through ecumenism, capacity building, advocacy and service delivery CORE VALUES In all its work, the NCCK is informed by its core values, which are: Integrity, through accountability and transparency Stewardship, through sound resource management Professionalism, through competence and efficiency Partnership, by collaborating with others, and Servanthood, through fair and humble service OBJECTIVES The objectives of the Council are: i) To promote and facilitate fellowship, partnership and unity within the membership ii) To promote consultations and joint action by the membership in all matters that bear upon our faith and witness, whether doctrinal, liturgical or missiological iii) To build the capacities of the membership to enable them undertake their mission iv) To facilitate the membership so that they can give expression to the Lordship of Christ over all aspects of human life and together with their communities identify needs, acquire necessary resources and promote services that is holistic, relevant and self sustaining v) To promote the Council’s corporate health, identity and growth for faithful and effective stewardship of the corporate vision, mission, heritage and sustainability