Accountability Officer - (Open to Kenya Nationals only)

Dadaab, Kenya | Kenya | Full-time

Apply by: July 19, 2024


Job title:                                             Accountability Officer

Department:                                      Support – Risk and Control Unit

Reports to:                                         Area Manager - Line

                                                            Risk Management and Compliance Officer - Functional

Supervises:                                        Community Accountability Focal Staff

Duty Station:                                     Dadaab


The Department of World Service (WS) of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. WS provides support to refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, their host communities and communities at risk, focusing on livelihoods, quality services, protection and social cohesion. The Kenya-Somalia Program has been implementing such interventions in Kenya and Somalia since 1992. The Lutheran World Federation, Kenya-Somalia Program is seeking to recruit a National staff to fill the position of Finance Assistant.


The Accountability Officer will ensure that accountability and compliance with all relevant guidelines and legislations as stipulated by LWF, donors/funders, the Global Accountability Framework, host country and other relevant bodies are adhered to by supporting, training, tracking and implementing appropriate mechanisms.


  • Support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of LWF accountability framework and ensure its integration across all projects and project cycle(s).
  • Review accountability systems periodically and ensure that they are in keeping with accepted standards/practice, as well as proposed updates that may be necessary through the Area Manager and the Risk Management and Compliance Officer.
  • Build capacity of project teams and community members on principles of accountability based on LWF Code of Conduct, PSEA, Fraud and Corruption, Abuse of Power and other related frameworks.
  • Assist in management, implementation and improvement of complaints and feedback mechanism through implementation of related logistical and administrative duties to ensure complaints are received and the stipulated feedback mechanism is operational.
  • Prepare reports of activities, evaluations, recommendations or decisions for review by the relevant internal parties for corrective action to be taken.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, as well as identify opportunities for partner collaboration as appropriate.
  • Carry out relevant tasks related to accountability as assigned by the Area Manager and the Risk Management and Compliance Officer.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Community Development, Anthropology or related Social Science discipline.
  • Proven experience of minimum 3 years working with humanitarian and development programme.
  • Experience gained with an international NGO will be an added advantage.
  • An impeccable professional standard of ethics as well as the willingness and ability to implement accountability activities within the LWF World Service essential.
  • Certification in Accountability for Affected Population or other relevant certifications an added advantage


  • Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, use of internet and email
  • Proven experience of using Project Cycle tool in the humanitarian sector.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including influencing negotiation and pragmatism.
  • Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitation skills (TOT/TOF).
  • Strong analytical, facilitation and documentation experience with humanitarian programmes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to liaise with a variety of people successfully and effectively in a multicultural set up.
  • Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitation skills (TOT & TOF)
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

A person of high integrity that will model LWF/WS Kenya Somali Program core values:

  • Dignity and justice
  • Compassion and commitment
  • Respect for diversity
  • Inclusion and participation
  • Transparency and accountability


Internal External

Management Team, Sector Heads, Implementing Staff   Partners, Contractors, Suppliers, Donors, Community Members, Working Groups - Anti-Fraud, Corruption and PSEA

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Disclosure: LWF participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme developed by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (, which requires LWF to conduct reference checks with prior employers including questions about employee misconduct. By proceeding with this job application, you consent to LWF requesting a Statement of Conduct from your previous employers. This Statement of Conduct is requested from previous employers for all candidates for employment and provided to all employers that request it from LWF.

Qualified candidates who are interested in the above position should submit an updated detailed CV and application letter (in English), giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work referees.


Closing date for application: 18th July 2024