DanChurchAid Project Assistant - Financial Inclusion & Youth Empowerment Jobs in Kenya

DanChurchAid Project Assistant - Financial Inclusion & Youth Empowerment Jobs in Kenya

  • DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the following position: Project Assistant – Financial inclusion & Youth Empowerment. The position is based in Kakuma, Turkana County and reports to the Project Officer – Financial Inclusion based in Kakuma.

    Job Summary

  • The overall objective of the post is for the holder to assist in the implementation, data collection and monitoring of DCA’s livelihoods and youth empowerment project/s that enhance financial inclusion in Turkana West Sub-county. The Project Assistant will support promotion of financial inclusion/VSLA, cash-based interventions, livelihoods and youth empowerment projects and related innovation and digitization.

    The main responsibilities of the PO are:

  • Facilitate formation, training and monitoring of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) including the relevant digitisation.

  • Support innovation in the sector of financial inclusion and cash-based interventions including the voucher system for farm inputs, multi-purpose cash transfer and capitalization scheme for entrepreneurs.

  • Participate through training, coaching and mentorship, in the implementation of blended learning approaches to entrepreneurship, job seeking skills, and digital enabled jobs for refugees and host community youth.

  • Offer field level implementation support to CBOs engaged in projects co-implemented with DCA.

  • Carry out day to day data management actions including filing of project data, regular data collection, analysis and updating of relevant project data.

  • Train, mentor and facilitate the interns, incentive staff and project beneficiaries to ensure successful implementation of financial inclusion, and youth empowerment

  • Assist in project plans development, monitoring, evaluation and learning as well as developing routine financial inclusion and youth empowerment activity reports.

    Key Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree in Economics, Business Management, Development Studies or other related social sciences.

  • A diploma with relevant experience is also acceptable.

  • Proven experience in community development work with at least 2 years’ experience in financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, and employability skills promotion, preferably working with refugees and refugee-hosting communities.

  • Hands on experience in cash-based interventions and private sector engagement will be an added advantage.

  • A working knowledge of Turkana Turkana West Sub-county, in refugee camp or pastoral & agro-pastoralist settings is an added advantage.

  • Proven technical skills and hands-on experience in digital learning contexts, teaching/facilitating adult learners and life skills development for the youth is an added advantage.

  • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven and results-oriented in challenging rural working environments.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DanChurchAid Project Assistant - Financial Inclusion & Youth Empowerment Jobs in Kenya

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