- GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood in Kenya) is a national movement of grassroots women comprising of over 3,500 women –led, community based organizations. It has a current geographical coverage of 17 out 47 counties in Kenya.
- These include; Kiambu, Nairobi, Laikipia, Kilifi, Busia, Kakamega, Homa bay, Migori, Nyandarua, Kitui, Nanyuki, Muranga, Isiolo, Marsabit, Nakuru and lately Tana River county among others.
- GROOTS Kenya was founded in 1995 after the 4th UN Conference on women held in Beijing China, as a response to the inadequate visibility of grassroots women in development and decision making platforms that directly impacts them and their communities.
- Our programme areas include
a) Community Response to HIV/AIDS Program,
b) Women and Property Program
c) Women Leadership and Governance Program and
d) Community Resilience to Disaster and Climate Change.
- GROOTS Kenya in partnership CISP, Nature Kenya and Procarsur Learning Route is implementing a 3.5 years, EU Funded project titled REBUILD in Tana River County. The Overall objective of the project is “to contribute towards increased resilience of communities in ASAL areas of Kenya to drought and other effects of climate change”. GROOTS Kenya is responsible for implementing the project activities in Galole sub-county and provide technical support and innovations for gender mainstreaming to the entire project. Overall the project is expected to achieve the following core outcomes among others;
- 1,200 hectares of land reclaimed through innovative pasture and fodder production
- 120,000 community members reached with good practices on Community led Livestock Disease Detection, protection through 6 radio programs
- Diversification of livestock for 580 vulnerable households with inclusion of alternative and breed improved livestock types(Bee keeping: 100 households, poultry: 280 households, Galla goats: 200 households)
- Adoption of conservation agriculture technics, including the cultivation of drought resistant and short maturing crop varieties (like amaranths, green gram, cow peas) and fruit species by 1600 Households
- 120 women households engaged in trading of livestock and crop marketable nutritious products.
- 10 women groups from pastoralists and agro-pastoralists communities engage in fodder production, preservation and proper management and utilization of crop residues.
- 20 women groups adopt climate resilient agro-forestry practices
- 20 women groups in Galole Sub County adopt improved irrigation practices, including utilization of irrigation implements and water pumps.
- 30 women groups networks/groups in Tana river supported in movement building, leadership development and mentorship
- 1000 grassroots women engage in advocacy and governance initiatives at county, national and regional level.
- Improved outreach of quality veterinary services focusing on early livestock disease detection, control and management and through support to government vetinary officers in training and provision of vet/drug kits
- Improved capacity of participating institutions and personnel in Disaster Risk Response, Nutrition sensitive programming and gender advocacy
- Development of 6 Publications on Gender Mainstreaming in Food security and Disaster Risk Response
1st August 2020
- Operate GROOTS Kenya motor vehicle
- Maintain accurate vehicle log-sheets in accordance with GROOTS Kenya regulations
- Ensure security of the vehicle on and off the road and safe keeping of all vehicle equipment and tools.
- Keeping the vehicle neat, clean and in good mechanical condition
- .Carry out routine checks on the vehicle cooling, oil, tyre pressure etc.
- Preparing and submitting accurate monthly vehicle fuel and maintenance reports
- Ensure safety of passengers and goods in the vehicle.
- Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to the management on regular and timely basis
- Monitor and report expiration and renewals dates of insurance covers, service dates and any other applicable services.
- Adhering to all traffic and GROOTS Kenya safety rules and follow the transport guidelines.
- Any other duty that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
- Valid driver’s license and certificate of good conduct
- At least 4 years driving experience with an NGO
- Experience operating 4×4 vehicles
- Basic training and certificate on first aid
- Accident free record or if any the records show that they were not in any way attributable to the driver’s negligence.
- Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and traffic patterns
- Experience working in Tana River and/or Coastal Region is desired.
- Past field security training