Field Officer LIFT-NK

Kenya – Contract – Full time

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Job Description


Job Title: Field Officer (FO) - LIFT

Reports to: Program Manager – LIFT 

Job titles of persons Supervised: Mentors

Contract Terms: One Year (Renewable)

Job Location:

  • Kalobeyei- 1 Field Officer
  • Turkana West- 2 Field Officers
  • Kakuma- 3 Field Officers

1.                      INTRODUCTION

BOMA is working to lift 3 million people out of extreme poverty by 2027. BOMA’s mission is to provide the people and governments of Africa’s drylands with economic inclusion programs that increase resilience to multiple crises. Founded 15 years ago to eliminate extreme poverty among pastoralist women in Kenya, BOMA has since transformed the lives of more than 350,000 women, youth and refugees in East Africa. BOMA stands out for its focus on last mile populations of the drylands of Africa, who are most at risk to shocks from climate change and COVID-19, tech savvy and data driven approach, impressive graduation rate and 99% local structure based in Africa.

Find out more about BOMA by visiting their website

2.                      ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

BOMA is currently seeking qualified candidates for Field Officers position for the newly awarded Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Northern Kenya project. The Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation (LIFT) Northern Kenya project will implement a climate crisis-adapted “green” version of The BOMA Project’s proven poverty graduation model, the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) to provide market-based pull by facilitating more competitive, profitable Green Enterprises for women, youth, and refugees within the forest ecosystems in Marsabit, Samburu and Turkana counties and in Kakuma and Kalobeyei Refugee Settlements over a period of 3 years. BOMA will be the Lead partner of the project and will collaborate with Danish Church Aid (DCA) and Smart Regional Consultants (SRC) in implementing the project.



The Field Officer position is responsible for the delivery of program outputs and coordination of Mentors in the assigned region. The holder of this position shall report to the assigned BOMA Program Manager. He/she shall Provide direct supervision to Mentors on timely execution of program activity implementation within budget and on agreed targets.


4.1 Programmatic Duties

• Oversee and coordinate implementation of programme activities by Mentors including grant distributions, trainings, with support from the Program Manager.

• Target and identify eligible households for the REAP – LIFT Programme through Participatory methodologies and adapted participants targeting tools based on the set criteria.

• Orient Locational Committees members in the REAP – LIFT Programme locations and collaborate with them on targeting and implementation.

• Facilitate formation of the business groups and support community-based market assessments to help the program participants identify viable and feasible green /environmental neutral businesses opportunities to run.

• Support market linkages by collaborating with the Markets and Linkages Officer, including value chain development for REAP – LIFT Programme businesses, the registration of savings groups with social services and linking REAP – LIFT businesses to markets, financial institutions, among others.

• Facilitate business groups to form savings associations that meet monthly to deposit savings which will enable members and village residents access credit for long term business growth.

• Train women on various business skills, green entrepreneurship, climate change adaptation and climate-smart technologies. 

• Facilitate community conversations on climate change and sustainable environmental conservation and Natural Resource Management. 

• Provide accurate and comprehensive monthly reports on the group’s performance to the Program Manager based on BOMA’s monthly reporting template.

• Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure timely and quality targeting verification, collection of baseline and end-line data and monitoring activities via digital technology

• Ensure timely and accurate timesheet submissions by the mentors supervised. 

• Use Performance Insights (BOMA’s Technology Platform) to monitor data and information uploaded by mentors on performance of business and savings groups, flag off outliers and improve program results.

• Conduct regular and consistent spot checks to the business and savings groups to ensure quality in the data collected by Mentors, provide backstopping support to the mentors, including trouble shooting to ensure effective mentorship of groups.

• Adhere to weekly work schedule assigned by the Program Manager.

• Conduct business and savings groups trainings to the participants and households.

4.2 Administrative duties

• Assist in the overall recruitment process as guided by the People Department for mentor positions. 

• Assist in conducting new staff onboarding, working closely with the People Department and various departmental heads/representatives.

• Assists the People Department and Training Department in identifying training needs of mentors who are his/her direct reportees. 

• Support in conducting exit interviews when called upon and assist in managing the exit process/offboarding including employee clearance for respective mentors.

• Perform performance reviews for Mentors and implement the outcomes such as Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) where need be as guided by the People Department.

• Handle any discipline issues for the Mentors and escalate such matters beyond your scope to the Program manager and/or People Department.

• Timely reporting of any people matters relating to the Mentors to the Program Manager and People Department i.e. Leave planning, Welfare issues affecting mentors.  

• Perform any other relevant duty as assigned by the supervisor. 



Degree or Diploma in Community Development, Social Sciences, Business Management, Project Management or any other relevant field from a recognized institution.


A minimum of three (3) years of experience for Degree holders and at least 5 years of relevant experience (in a similar role in the Northern Kenya) for the Diploma holders.


• Demonstrable ability to coordinate field activities.

• Excellent people management skills.

• Proven competency/experience in data collection and basic analysis.

• Possession of self-drive; able to work with minimal supervision.

• Good report writing and computer skills.

• Fluent in English, Kiswahili, and the local dialects of the Counties of support.