Field Officer Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Field Officer Job in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Market-Based Energy
Access 
Project Field Officer

Project Overview
– SNV EnDev Project  

The SNV EnDev Phase III
project titled “Accelerating Access to Energy Services” is a market development
initiative being implemented in Kenya as part of projects supported by the
EnDev Programme. The new implementation phase began here in Kenya in October
2019.

The overall objective of
the SNV EnDev phase III project is to contribute to the Kenya’s SE4All
initiative whose goal is to achieve 100% universal access to modern energy
services by 2030 for both cooking and electricity.

The project therefore
includes two major components, namely ‘EnDev Core’’ and “EnDev Refugees” and
will intervene in three major areas, specifically the supply side, demand side
and the enabling environment.

The Market Based Energy
Access (MBEA) II project focuses on market-based approaches to energy access
within the refugee setting in Kakuma refugee camp as well as the host
community. MBEA II promotes supply, distribution and use of clean cooking and
solar powered solutions through a mix of market based and social approaches.
The market-based approach is anchored with distributors of the targeted
products in the refugee set-up and includes technical assistance and activity
based financial facilitation. The social based approach includes partnerships
with relevant agencies operating in the refugee camp in order to promote
co-financing for solutions targeting social institutions.

In order to enhance the
effectiveness and achievement of results, the specific interventions and
technologies promoted under the project are customized to the refugee setting.
The MBEA II project consists of 3 subcomponents for which target specific
technologies and groups in Kakuma refugee camp and the host community. The
subcomponents are:

  • Promotion of solar and stoves for use by
    households
  • Promotion of stoves and solar for productive use
    in business settings
  • Promotion of stoves and for social institutions in
    the refugee set-up

In addition to MBEA II
project, SNV is also implementing the ‘Piloting EPCs in Kalobeyei’ (PEPCK)
project, which is funded by RVO under the EnDev Innovation Window. The project
pilots the use of Electric Pressure Cookers (EPCs) with 100 refugee and host
community households and SMEs connected to the solar mini grids in Kalobeyei.
The project activities are focused on product distribution, data collection
& analysis and learning & knowledge dissemination. All activities are
implemented in close collaboration with project partners.

Job Description

The project is looking
for a Project Field Officer to support project implementation, administration,
knowledge management and business development.

Reporting to the Project
Advisor, the incumbent will support project implementation on various tasks
including but not limited to supporting:

  • Day-to-day project implementation such as
    supporting project partners, drafting project documents and reports,
    reviewing and documenting budgets and claims with a focus on off-grid
    solar project partners and activities.
  • Data collection and verification activities on a
    needs-basis in collaboration with Data Analyst.
  • Behavioural Change Communications campaign
    activities including campaign planning, procurement, monitoring and
    evaluation.
  • Knowledge management incl. research, analysis and
    report writing, drafting blogs and articles, stakeholder engagement in the
    humanitarian energy sector.
  • Business development and providing needs-based
    support to other projects/programmes/initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Academic degree (preferably MSc) in relevant
    discipline such as business administration, finance, economics,
    social/environmental sciences, renewable energy or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in
    humanitarian sector with a development or humanitarian organization or
    relevant social enterprise
  • Professional experience in the off-grid energy
    and/or agricultural sector is a plus
  • Excellent communications and report writing skills
  • Ability to work independently with a range of
    actors in challenging environments and geographic settings
  • Strong commitment, passion, and positive,
    pro-active attitude to work
  • Organised and methodical, with attention to detail

Additional Information

Desired start date: 1 February 2021 or
sooner.

How
To Apply

Interested
and qualified? Go to 
SNV Netherlands Development
Organisation on jobs.smartrecruiters.com
 to apply