IRC NGO Volunteer USLA Monitor Jobs in Kenya

The Community Volunteer is responsible working closely with Communities /Community Leaders and the urban program team in mobilizing, formation and training of Urban savings and loans Associations (USLAs) commonly known as VSLAs.

Key Responsibilities

The Key tasks of the Community worker include but are not limited to:

  • Mobilizing Potential VSLA members and facilitating formation of VSLA groups
  • Training VSLA group members on VSLA methodology
  • Monitoring VSLA groups mentoring the officials on record keeping
  • Collecting accurate and consistent VSLA data and submit to Business training and Apprenticeship officer
  • Facilitating EA$E discussion series to VSLA group members and their spouses/Partners
  • Support to organize and facilitate Business and life skills training to VSLA members
  • Support the group members to develop a business plan
  • Monitor groups/ individual businesses and guide the group members on business management
  • With support from other BILLY staff members, register the clients through CommCare application using mobile tablets.
  • With guidance of Senior Livelihoods officer develop weekly action plans that directly reflect overall work plan activities
  • Participant in staff training and capacity building
  • Develop relationships with Community leaders to insure the smooth implementation of project
  • Undertake any other duties as directed by the supervisor.

    Monitoring and reporting

  • Plans and conduct follow up visit to clients ensuring they are accessing quality services at Vocational training Institutions, Apprenticeship partners and business premises.
  • Prepare and submit reports as required and incorporate client’s feedback in a timely manner, including information related to services received.
  • Work hand in hand with other BILLY staff especially Livelihoods senior officer and Livelihoods assistant in ensuring daily attendance time-sheets are filled and collected on time.
  • Work with data officer in updating the database in the CommCare on clients registered and accessing services.

    Key Result Areas:

  • Ensure timely client needs assessment and services are provided as per BILLY project requirements.
  • Facilitate timely linkage/referrals to protection services as needed.
  • Offer Business counseling services


  • Diploma in Social Work/Social Sciences/Counseling/psychology/ community Development or other
    related field preferred.
  • Degree in similar fields would be an added advantage.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Experience working with reputable organization or local organizations/groups, in provision of Livelihoods/ economic and social empowerment support to clients both urban Refugees and Vulnerable Kenyans Youths.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in formation, training and monitoring of Village savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) especially in urban set up.
  • Excellent listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with clients of all background and diversity.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working with communities in direct service provision to vulnerable groups, including Youth and women with protection issues.
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Concrete knowledge in computer skills.
  • Knowledge of open source tools such as ODK collect, KoBo Toolbox or CommCare platforms.Kobo/ CommCare data entry will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervises, and motivates other BILLY staff and local partners in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work for longer hours when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks with adherence to detail.
  • Prior knowledge/ work experience with IRC Livelihoods/protection activities is a plus.
  • Team player
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 31st August, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; IRC NGO Volunteer USLA Monitor Jobs in Kenya

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