AAH Savings and Credit Officer Jobs in Kenya
AAH Savings and Credit Officer Jobs in Kenya
Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation
that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably
improve their well-being and standard of living.
With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya,
Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working
with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.
More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.Programmes
Senior Business Incubation Officer
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Logistics Staff
Support the economic empowerment among PoCs in refugee camps and Host communities of
Turkana west through business incubation aimed at increasing their income for self-reliance,
through training, value chain development, linkage and access to markets with a special emphasis
on development of a sustainable savings and credit system.
Duties & Responsibilities
Project Planning and designLead a bottom up approach to designing of economic empowerment interventions
responsive to context within refugee camps and host community
Design or review training manuals to aid in delivery of the intervention
Develop project Economic Empowerment work plan
Develop and maintain relevant database and serve as a hub of data required by
Incorporate workable empowerment model in new projects.
Value chain developmentAssess the current prevailing conditions among SMEs in regards to Business development
Develop upstream and downstream linkages for SMEs
Support coaching, mentorship and business incubation of SMEs.
Review a TWICS business model and link it with SACCO structures, business development
plans, training manuals, model enterprises, enterprise development protocols, and
communication and sponsorship protocols.
Oversee Implementation of the economic empowerment design and link it with other Cash
based interventions being implemented within UNHCR
Monitor, evaluate and improve the economic empowerment interventions
Develop replication plans to a wider geographical scope
Support development of business start-ups to caregivers.
Promote roll-out of products to the target communities and ensure set targets are met
Project implementation and training
Conduct PoC businesses needs assessment across target areas in refugee camps and
Conduct trainings to target group on savings, loans and business development skills
Support PoCs in development, review and evaluate business plans to ensure viability and
sustainability of businesses
Coordinate identification & transfer of appropriate technologies and innovations to target
Forge partnerships within the project sites for the attainment of project goals.
Collaborate with partners in corporate mobilization and service delivery.
Engage business mentors and coaches to mentors and support individuals PoCs to
enhance their business performances
Promote and disseminate relevant market information to the identified enterprises; and
Project Monitoring& Evaluation
Compile reports (narrative and data) and submit them to the Project Officer (M&E) as per
the set deadlines
Participate in the design, data collection and analysis of surveys and routine
Ensure proper documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt
Evaluation of all project interventions conducted.
Expected OutcomesTarget PoCs among refugees and Host community of Turkana west are organized into
groups and undertaken through various economic strengthening trainings
PoCs exhibit self-reliance witnessed through increased income at Household level as a
results various trainings customized to meet their needs, savings, access to business capital, and livelihoods diversification.
PoC data base maintained and serve as a hub of relevant data that can be shared by required stakeholders
5 business associations formed and linked into a savings and credit society model for the
purposes of sustainability
Business community meetings held on monthly basis informs provides lessons learnt and
this is incorporated address livelihoods barriers among targets groups
5 business associations are formed and organized into one savings and credit scheme
Training manuals are developed and shared across the consortium partnership for approval
and mainstreaming into market based approach to economic strengthening and livelihoods
A Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences preferably in Entrepreneurship,
Economics, Marketing, Commerce, SMES and any other relevant field
Diploma in Co-operative development is desired.
Knowledge and Skills
Strong analytical and operational knowledge of Small and Medium business, start-ups and
SME business expansions needs;
Be an excellent facilitator and can create partnerships within the project area.
Understanding of SME business procedures including: business legal and regulatory
systems, financing, human resources, IT needs, operations and sales, and marketing,
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, a keen eye for details, good
presentation and interpersonal skills and excellent report writing skills.
e. People management skills as well as mentorship experience and capability.
Experience of working with rural communities, displaced populations, illiterate/semi-illiterate
group etc is highly desired
Additional Skills & Competences
A minimum of three years training experience in the field of economic empowerment, group
formation, SACCO development and Business incubation
Ability to work with a team, foster a team approach and incorporate capacity building
activities into the program
Ability to analyse and utilize program development gaps for designing Programs
How to Apply
Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to
firstname.lastname@example.org to be received by 30th April, 2019.
The email Subject Line must show the job
title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer.
We thank candidates for their high
interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.
Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.
AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.
Selection will be done on a rolling basis.
For more information and job application details, see; AAH Savings and Credit Officer Jobs in Kenya
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