26 Apr 2014

Tullow Oil Social Investment Coordinator Livelihoods, Nairobi Job Vacancy

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking talented, motivated, skilled individuals to fill the following position:

Social Investment Coordinator Livelihoods, Nairobi 
Reporting to the Social Investment Manager

Job Purpose:

  • Together with County Governments and local communities, be responsible for the identification, assessment, design and implementation of livelihood programmes supported through the Social Investment Unit of the Social Performance Department.
  • Play a key role in contributing to the project’s social license to operate by ensuring that livelihood programmes and initiatives deliver tangible development outcomes.
  • Play an important role in supporting stakeholder engagement activities within the areas of operation.
  • Together with implementing partners, manage the effective execution of livelihood programmes.


  • Social Investment & Community Development
  • Work closely with the Social Investment Manager and relevant functions to identify, assess and design livelihood programmes that are aligned to key operational risks, impacts, community development requirements and Tullow’s Social Investment, sponsorship and donation procedures.
  • Ensure selected delivery mechanisms (partnerships, third party funding etc) are fit for purpose and effective.
  • Cooperate with specialist consultants as required to ensure identification, assessment, design and delivery of livelihood programs.
  • Identify potential partners capable of designing and delivering selected livelihood programs
  • Work with implementing partners to develop and implement livelihood programmes
  • Ensure quality of technical project implementation and project activities meet agreed objectives within the timeframe and budget.
  • Develop and agree monitoring and evaluation metrics to assess short–medium-long term impact of livelihood programmes.
  • Monitor assigned social investment projects and programmes in relation to the social investment strategy, SI mandatory criteria and community perceptions.
  • Lead regular reviews of implementation and effectiveness of livelihood support programmes and implement strategies for constant improvements
  • Work in cooperation with the Corporate Affairs department to ensure effective communication
  • Develop and maintain relevant project documentation to guarantee proper audit trail, closure and sustainability of SI projects.
  • Contribute to risk assessments and management planning as required.
  • Participate and contribute to Social Performance audits / reviews (either internal or external) as requested.
  • Cooperate and support community engagement activities as requested.
  • Ensure stakeholder engagement process results in appropriate participation and sustainability of projects by securing stakeholder “buy in” from project concept design through to implementation and exit.


  • Degree qualified in humanities / social science / arts.
  • Experience in the development sector, particularly focused on livelihoods development, rural development / social performance role preferably in ASAL (potentially NGO / CSO).
  • Minimum five years of experience involving: technical aspects of community needs assessment; identification, assessment, design and monitoring and evaluation of livelihood programs; aid sector sponsored livelihood programs; engagement with CSOs and NGOs
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Experience in managing budgets and complex schedules.
  • Familiar with relevant international guidelines on social investment (IPIECA, IFC, ICMM).
  • Experience working within private sector, local communities, and government in ASAL environment would be desirable.
  • Proficient in basic project management.
  • Ability to identify and select appropriate delivery mechanisms for social investment (i.e. Project execution, partnerships, outsourcing, leveraging third party finance).
  • Ability to implement strategies (including key stakeholder engagement) to secure desired outcomes and support objectives.
  • Build and maintain a network of local stakeholders and informed parties (in the area of social investment).
  • Ability to work with external consultants / advisors (as appropriate) to support key deliverables and build capacity.
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

How to Apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 9th May 2014

P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: Web:

Applicants from Turkana County are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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