Action Africa Help International Savings and Credit Officer Jobs in Kakuma - Kenya

Action Africa Help International Savings and Credit Officer Jobs in Kakuma - 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.

Department:

  • Programmes

    Reports to:
  • Senior Business Incubation Officer

    Liaises with:
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Logistics Staff

    Duty Station:
  • Kakuma, Kenya

    Job Summary:

    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 design

  • Lead 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
    stakeholders
  • Incorporate workable empowerment model in new projects.

    Value chain development

  • Assess 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
    host community
  • 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 groups.
  • 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 Outcomes

  • Target 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
    resilience

    Personal Specifications
  • 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,
    financing options
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, a keen eye for details, good
    presentation and interpersonal skills and excellent report writing skills.
  • 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

    Application Instructions
  • Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to
    recruitkenya@actionafricahelp.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; Action Africa Help International Savings and Credit Officer Jobs in Kakuma - Kenya

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