Kenya Community Development Foundation Household Economic Strengthening Manager Jobs

Kenya Community Development Foundation Household Economic Strengthening Manager Jobs


Job Summary:

  • The job holder will report to the Programmes Director (KCDF). The HES Manager will facilitate the achievement of 4 The Child Project outcomes through overall coordination and reporting on all project activities, including providing technical guidance and advisory support to the project staff, and local implementing partners (LIPs) on implementation and managing of farm and market enterprises, financial education, market opportunity identification/assessment, entrepreneurship and business development services. S/he will support LIPs to work closely with relevant county government departments, national government agencies, the private sector, and other technical experts, to strengthen household economic capacity towards graduation.

  • As HES Manager, your leadership, coordination, and relationship management skills will ensure that the project's HES component for which you are responsible applies evidence-based interventions towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

    Key Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical leadership to LIPs on household economic interventions.

    • Support development of scopes of work in relation to HES activities. Includes executing
    baselines and research in the area of HES to inform programming.

    • Work closely with the OVC and DREAMS Service Delivery Manager and System Strengthening
    Manager to adapt existing case management approaches to better support HES and develop
    tools and benchmarks to track household progress.

    • Lead and provide capacity strengthening to LIP staff and, where applicable, target communities
    through training, workshops, facilitated group interactions, as well as accompaniment through
    regular communication and site visits to support the successful implementation of HES project
    activities across the cluster Counties.

    • Support LIPs and where applicable, communities to coordinate with government officials at all
    levels, strengthening appropriate coordination and technical support in implementation and
    follow-up of HES activities.

    • Build capacity of LIPs on livelihoods models to better manage enterprises and engage with
    established markets.

    • Work with County HES Technical Officers, LIPs and County program teams to enhance access to
    income, assets and health insurance for OVC, adolescents, girls, youth, women and their
    households.

    • Overall responsibility for building the capacity of LIPs, village savings groups in the seven steps
    of marketing (market analysis, access to information and inputs, working with financial
    institutions, business plan development) and guide County HES Coordinators and LIPS to link to local markets, existing associations, financial institutions, and companies working in the
    agriculture sector.

    • Lead collaborative efforts with social entrepreneurs and other service providers, community philanthropists in fundraising and provision of community assets like livestock and crop products in order to encourage and support farm and market-based enterprises through
    community resource matching models.

    • Lead and support LIPs in the identification of government procurement opportunities for youth,
    women, and persons with disabilities.

    • Lead and support LIPs in the identification of government vocational training education
    opportunities for target youth/OVC.

    • Ensure
    use of appropriate project management tools to plan, review, and track implementing
    partners' progress on HES interventions.

    • Develop and maintain linkages with governments, organizations and projects that can support
    HES activities supported by LIPs.

    • Create a culture of accountability and learning among team members under supervision and
    LIPs through regular monitoring to project sites, providing oversight of studies and assessments,
    and proper documentation of tools and promising practices to contribute to learning and building the evidence around household graduation, transition, and economic strengthening.

    • Overall responsibility to document project results and impacts in relation to household
    economic strengthening. Includes consolidation of the project's HES reports.

    Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position:

    • Knowledge of microfinance;

    • Knowledge and experience in village savings and lending groups;

    • Networking skills;

    • Strong organization skills;

    • Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically, and work effectively within a team;

    • Fluency in written and spoken English;

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

    • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Five County HES Technical Officers.

    Other Key Working Relationships:

    • Reports to the Deputy Chief of Party in the 4TheChild Program Head Office.

    • External: Private Sector Providers, Community, LIPs.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Community Development or a closely related field. A Masters Degree in any of the above fields will be an added advantage.

    • At least a minimum seven years' experience in HES programming in Kenya or other developing
    countries.

    • Experience working with small scale farmers and/or value-chain development, business development, entrepreneurship, financial services institutions with a focus on vulnerable
    populations.

    • Demonstrated experience in community mobilization, organization, management and mediation among local actors and partner capacity building.

    • Demonstrated experience in training design, delivery, coaching, and mentorship in subject
    matter(s) relevant to this position.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of
    people in a multicultural, team-oriented environment.

    • Skilled in influencing and obtaining the cooperation of individuals and managing relationships to achieve results.

    • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.

    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Community Development Foundation Household Economic Strengthening Manager Jobs


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