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Community Engagement Specialist, Kenya Project Finance for Permanence (PFP)

Community Engagement Specialist, Kenya Project Finance for Permanence (PFP)

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The Kenya PFP Project Community Engagement Specialist supports building relationships and effective engagement with a full range of non-government stakeholders (including indigenous peoples and local communities-IPLCs, businesses, community-based organizations, and civil society) through close collaboration with the PFP Team under the direction of the PFP Project Director. This position is a critical role to ensure that local ownership of the PFP is cultivated during the planning stage, local inputs to the design of the PFP are consistently heard and incorporated into all elements of the PFP, and to secure key commitments in the single close from stakeholders for the implementation stage. They will share information on priority community-based conservation activities that could be included in the PFP scope based on community input and successful examples of community-based work with implementing partners. The Community Engagement Specialist will lead the development of community benefits monitoring framework for the PFP and provide input on disbursement conditions related to community benefits and outcomes.

Reporting to the Kenya PFP Director, the position will be based at the TNC office in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Role Scope and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of local communities and Indigenous groups engagement plans.
  • Ensure maintenance of a record of engagement with stakeholders to track issues and concerns.
  • Lead the development and implementation of project safeguards policy and community benefits monitoring framework for the PFP.
  • Represent the PFP project, support logistics and participate in community-based workshops, events, meetings, and initiatives to communicate the project, solicit feedback, facilitate collaboration and relationships.
  • Provide input on disbursement conditions related to community benefits and outcomes.
Location: Kenya
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: August 28, 2022
External website link: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=52022&PostingSeq=1
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