Associate Livelihoods Officer

Associate Livelihoods Officer
Company:

Refushe


Associate Livelihoods Officer

Details of the offer

The primary responsibility of the Livelihoods Associate is to support in implementing revolving fund and micro-enterprise development programs in Nairobi. The key role for this position will be monitoring and mentoring supported Women Ambassador Groups (WAGs) and Micro-enterprise Participants. These programs are part of RefuSHE’s empowerment services for young girls and women and the successful candidate will work closely with other staff in the coordination of holistic assistance. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and iscontingent upon confirmation of funding.

Responsibilities

Project Implementation and Monitoring
Participate in regular monitoring of the supported WAGs and micro-enterprise participants, update their progress and emerging issues through planned field visits

Work closely with all clients receiving business loans to help them establish and run their businesses profitably; provide business advice and constructive coaching to clients.

Mentor all clients who have received a loan to enhance success of their businesses

Work closely with incentive workers and provide monthly reports on their businesses

Maintain comprehensive, clear client records in the database and/or in clients’ files

Assist in compiling of all monitoring information on a regular basis and documentation of lessons learned from field visits and success stories

Assist in developing appropriate tools for use in monitoring and reporting on clients’ progress

Update loan repayment tracker on a monthly basis and always ensure it is correct

Direct Service Provision
Facilitate formalization and registration of WAGs and help them in opening bank accounts

Support WAG members & MEP participants to develop practical small business plans, review said business plans, and support disbursement of grant funds

Facilitate training of groups on different thematic areas as need arises, such as group dynamics, conflict resolution, saving and loan concepts, as well as basic business skills such as bookkeeping, marketing, and financial planning

Follow-up on disbursed loans to ensure receipt and proper utilization of loans by clients through telephone calls or field visits

Attend monthly group meeting sessions with all WAGs

Collect money paid back by WAGs, issue payee with official receipts, and deposit the funds in organization’s bank accounts

Collaboration:
Help clients access new markets through market linkage opportunities

Actively participate in graduation sessions for clients in collaboration with Case Worker

Maintain established relationships with external partners

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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