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SAVINGS AND CREDIT OFFICER

AAH-I Kenya Programme is looking for a Savings and Credit Officer who will be based in Kakuma.

 

Purpose of the role: To support the economic empowerment among persons of concern (PoCs) in refugee camps and Host communities of Turkana West, 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 and responsibilities

  1. Project Planning and design
  2. Value chain development
  3. Project implementation and training
  4. Project Monitoring& Evaluation

 

Expected Outcomes

  1. Target PoCs among refugees and Host community of Turkana west are organized into groups and undertaken through various economic strengthening trainings.
  2. PoCs exhibit self-reliance witnessed through increased income at Household level as a results various training customized to meet their needs, savings, access to business capital, and livelihoods diversification.
  3. PoC data base maintained and serve as a hub of relevant data that can be shared by required stakeholders.
  4. Five business associations formed and linked into a savings and credit society model for the purposes of sustainability.
  5. Business community meetings held on monthly basis informs provides lessons learnt and this is incorporated address livelihoods barriers among targets groups.
  6. Five business associations are formed and organized into one savings and credit scheme.
  7. Training manuals are developed and shared across the consortium partnership for approval and mainstreaming into market based approach to economic strengthening and livelihoods resilience.

 



The full job description is available here.

 

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be received by 31st July, 2017. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I 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. Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

 


 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OFFICER

The Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) Kenya Programme is part of the SPARK project, a consortium of 5 international NGOS. These include Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) - lead Agency, FilmAid International, Danish Refugee Council, Handicap International and Action Africa help International (AAH-I) in Kenya.

 

AAH-I Kenya is looking an Entrepreneurship Officer who will be seconded to NRC, based in Kakuma. 

 

The purpose of the Role: The entrepreneurship Officer will support entrepreneurs, targeted vendors, groups involved in livelihood and organizations within the SPARK Livelihoods consortium to access markets through managing an online marketing platform. The entrepreneurship Officer will achieve this through running day to day operational functions of mobilizing the above mentioned targeted persons/stakeholders and coordinating all entrepreneurship activities for SPARK. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Conducting training needs assessment for capacity building of organizations staffs and committees on business skills including online marketing strategies.
  2. Provide technical support and quality assurance oversight to livelihood producer groups, vendors and implementers involved in livelihood activities.  
  3. Support entrepreneurs in the community and livelihood groups in product development, manufacture and marketing 
  4. Provide online day to day support to customers and vendors through relationship management as they access the online marketing platform
  5. Logistical planning, stock movement and Inventory management of products supplied by vendors for sale.  
  6. Mobilization and organization of livelihood groups, entrepreneurs, staffs and vendors for the development of unified market penetration strategies. 
  7. Monitoring and reporting on progress of the online marketing platform (Kilimall) including other complementary marketing strategies employed. 
  8. Coordinate activities at the Entrepreneurship Hub (E-Hub), while linking all capacity building initiatives (KUZA, UNTU, UoN) with the trainees 

 

Expected Outcomes

  1. Livelihood products aggregated by livelihood groups, vendors, entrepreneurs and stakeholder agencies available for sale through the online marketing platform.
  2. Members of the SPARK livelihoods consortium and persons of concern supported with methodologies in entrepreneurship and market access.
  3. Stakeholders in livelihoods within the project location involved in marketing processes
  4. Coordinated entrepreneurship training by KUZA, NTNU and UoN

 



The full job description is available here.

 

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be received by 31st July, 2017. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I 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. Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

 

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