The BOMA Project 15 Mentors Jobs in Maragua, Kenya

The BOMA Project 15 Mentors Jobs in Maragua, Kenya


Background:

  • The Government of Kenya has engaged the GDI Consortium (comprised of The BOMA Project, Global Development Incubator and Village Enterprise) to support the implementation of the Economic Inclusion Program.

  • The goal is to ensure that selected program participants from this Sub-County benefit in among the following ways:

    Participant households

  • are linked with programs and services that enable them to graduate from extreme poverty;

  • establish a sustainable livelihood that can provide support when they face socio-economic shocks;

  • build on skills, knowledge, and aptitudes to navigate the market;

  • have strong social connections; and

  • are active members of a Village Savings and Loan Association.

    Organization Overview:

  • The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan non-governmental organization that is helping women entrepreneurs 33,000+ and counting to start new businesses in Eastern Africa.

  • The BOMA project helps women impacted by climate change to start new businesses to earn income, build a better future for themselves and their children, and evolve into respected leaders within their communities.

    Position Overview:

  • The BOMA Project seeks a mentor who is passionate about alleviating poverty in their County and dedicated to their role as mentor, trainer and community leader. This is a full-time field-based position.

  • The Mentor is responsible for the delivery of program outputs and coordination of activities at the location level.

  • The holder of this position shall report to the assigned Mentor Supervisor.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Provide Mentoring:

  • Provide mentorship to participant households to choose and run a business of their choice using methods outlined in the program guide for Mentoring. Mentoring will require at least one visit to each participant household per month

  • Provide appropriate support, advice, and linkages to participant households on their prioritized businesses.

  • Help participant households in producing credible business and marketing plans including how to balance positive cash flow and maintain accounts.

  • Connect participants’ businesses across the value chain by identifying relevant stakeholders, suppliers etc. and creating sustainable commercial relationships between the parties.

    Support Participant Household Business
    Development:


  • Identify most viable businesses in the select locations in the Sub-County in collaboration with the County Program Managers, Mentor Supervisors and relevant GoK officials,

  • Support participant households to identify viable businesses across select locations in the Sub-County.

  • Help participant households in producing credible business and marketing plans including how to balance positive cash flow and maintain accounts.

  • Support participant households to start viable businesses in the specific locations in the Sub-County.

  • Support participants’ businesses to comply with requisite county trade and license requirements and fill out proper forms as specified in the mentor manual.

  • Mobilize participant households to form business groups

  • Provide information and materials for marketing, value addition, business development, motivation and value chain maintenance.

    Provide Training and disbursement support:

  • Lead the locational planning, training, and participant engagements for training purposes.

  • Facilitate trainings for all participants according to approved training processes as detailed in Mentor Manual

  • Support key stakeholders before, during and after asset transfer

  • Conduct supplemental training sessions after asset transfer disbursements

  • Lead the evaluation of participants’ household business performance after asset transfer disbursements

    Support Village Savings and Loan Associations
    (VSLAs):


  • Organize VSLAs for participants funded during the program.

  • Train participants on VSLA formation for self-directed savings and loans

  • Attend Monthly Savings Group Meetings and provide assistance as needed.

  • Report on the VSLAs’ performance in their respective location(s)

    Exposure and Analysis:

  • Support information sharing and sensitization sessions to local government agencies

  • Consult with other Mentors to determine best practices and share learnings

  • Attend Mentor Trainings and participate in other relevant Mentor meetings, as required

  • Organize program visits to participant businesses as requested.

  • Train program participants how to make engaging presentations to potential value chain actors as well as showcase successes to key stakeholders.

  • Organize and facilitate peer to peer learning and exchange events between the different participants supported by the program.

    Safeguarding

  • Continuously sensitize program participants on safeguarding.

  • Ensure compliance with the Consortium’s safeguarding policies

  • Report any incident of breach of safeguarding in program operations for appropriate action/follow up.

    Core Competencies

  • Has great knowledge of the selected locations and the Sub-County (cultural and geographic knowledge)

  • Possess basic knowledge of business types/ livelihoods in the Sub-County (necessary in selection and establishment of participants’ businesses)

  • Has strong interpersonal skills (can communicate the right messages and motivate participants)

  • Possess excellent communication skills (can interact and engage with various community groups with ease)

  • Dedicated, hardworking and highly self-motivated

    Preferable Qualifications

  • A certificate in community development, business management, education or any other training related to rural development

  • Experience with teaching, training, mentoring and/or community service

  • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of one (1) year

  • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results

  • Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least willingness to present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment).

  • Must be a native of the respective location you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the desired qualification are encouraged to email their Cover Letter and CV including 3 referees and their current and salary expectation to:

  • recruitkseip@bomaproject.org and addressed to ‘The Recruitment Team’.

  • The subject line of your application should be clearly marked: Mentor – Kambiti/Maranjau/Mihango/Kiriaini Location.

  • Clearly indicate on the subject line the location you are applying to work in.

  • Applications must be received by 11th June 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

  • While we thank all applicants for expressing interest in the role, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Note: Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in the respective location they have applied i.e. Kambiti, Maranjau, Mihango and Kiriaini

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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