Livelihoods Programme

Posted 2 years ago

Are you looking for an opportunity to further develop your career? NIA is looking for interns for its Livelihoods Programme.

Applications expected by 15th May 2021.

NIA is looking for you.

Starting date: July 2021
Duration: 7 months (July 2021-December 2021)
Location: Kajiado

About us
Neighbours Initiatives Alliance (NIA) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working with pastoral
communities in Kenya. NIA is a pastoralist development organization facilitating community
empowerment, mainly through capacity strengthening/ knowledge transfer, influencing and brokering useful linkages.

NIA has been contracted by the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET) to implement a Water Governance Programme funded by the Embassy of Sweden in Kenya. The Swedish International Development Agency’s main aim is to reduce poverty in the world through the implementation of Sweden’s Policy for Global Development that aims to aims to ensure that people living in poverty and under oppression have the ability to improve their living conditions
The water governance support programme II is being implemented in Machakos, Narok, Makueni,
Kwale, Tharaka-Nithi, Laikipia, Baringo, Nyamira, Busia and Kakamega counties.


  • University degree or a diploma in Agriculture and Food Security/Livelihoods, social sciences, or other relevant fields.
  • Other relevant courses include development project planning and management and program monitoring and evaluation.


  • Report writing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English, Kiswahili and Maasai (added advantage). We are looking at good oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to work independently as well as work in a team. Strong work ethics and highly organized.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet.

The right candidate must be willing to travel away from home for days, work under pressure, and meet strict deadlines.


  • Support the Livelihoods Programme Officer
  • Ensures that livelihoods, food security programs are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population.
  • Support development of Livelihood and Food Security programs/ proposals in accordance with NIA strategy, priorities, mandate and focus.
  • Any other duties (work related requests) that may be assigned (made) from time to time.
  • Assess food security potential of the operational area with the aim of improving on the existing farming systems, rangeland and water management practices.
  • Prepare activity work plans, budgets as well as monitoring and evaluation (results) frameworks
  • Build effective working relations with the local partners, authorities and other related agencies to facilitate the effective implementation of the program for the benefit of the poor. Liaise with relevant Government ministries / authorities and other stakeholders to ensure that programs are in line with regional strategies and objectives.
  • Represent NIA as required in partnership meetings and other relevant forums, providing regular updates as required and seeking leadership roles when appropriate.

Other qualities

  • Passion, energy and determination in developing innovative solutions to best support the most marginalized communities.


  • Part of a great impact-driven National NGO.
  • Work alongside supportive and dynamic workmates.
  • A supportive stipend will be agreed upon by the two parties.

Apply now!

NIA is committed to building a socially inclusive team that includes and welcomes people of different
ethnicities, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and other diverse backgrounds.
If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and motivation letter to If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Samwel Jakinda via telephone number 0727777354.

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