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25 May 2017

Assistant Project Officer-Economic Empowerment Job in Mombasa

You will oversee economic empowerment of households to increase their income, through training, value chain development, value addition, access to credit, business startup and linkage and access to market. This should serve to increase the life chances of marginalized girls in Meru, Mombasa and
Laikipia counties by increasing performance, learning, transition through an integrated approach. In addition, support counties in the actualization of their county strategic plans aligned to Vision 2030

I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a leading Kenyan NGO registered in 2004. ICL works using the Quadra Helix Model of partnering with the Government of Kenya, through the Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture, Youth Affairs and Vision 2030 among others, Corporates, Universities and Civil Society Organisations, to design interventions to solve problems in different communities.

ICL has programs around four pillars namely Jiimarishe (Health), Jiinue (Economic Empowerment), Jielimishe (Education), Jiongoze (leadership and Governance). The programs are anchored in over 234 learning institutions (Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions) across 23 Counties in Kenya that reach over 1 Million youth annually.

ICL’s vision is to see a ‘Healthy Africa, Empowered People!’ The organization seeks to support to the implementation of Vision 2030 through the cascading it to the Counties. ICL’s mission is to create a movement of individuals that enhance the quality of life for communities through health initiatives, economic empowerment, academic & career mentoring and improved leadership & governance.

Job Responsibilities
Project Planning and design

  • Design Economic empowerment interventions responsive to context
  • Design or review training manuals to aid in delivery of the intervention
  • Develop project Economic Empowerment work plans
  • Develop and maintain relevant database of data and serve as a hub of data that may be required by other stakeholders
  • Incorporate workable empowerment model in new projects.

Value chain development

  • Assess the current prevailing conditions among farmers in regards to agribusiness development
  • Develop upstream and downstream linkages for farmers
  • Design a business model, SACCO structure, farm production plan, training manual, model farm, farm production protocols, communication plan and sponsorship protocols.
  • Oversee Implementation of the economic empowerment designed plans for the County
  • Monitor and evaluate and improve the economic empowerment interventions
  • Develop replication plans to a wider geographical scope
  • Support non-agricultural parents start small businesses.

Project implementation and training

  • Carry out entrepreneurship trainings of the different target groups; parents, guardians
  • Train the parents and guardians of marginalized girls in the implementation of group savings, loans and business development skills
  • Participate in the development and update of training materials.
  • Forge partnerships within the project sites for the attainment of project goals.
  • Collaborate with partners in corporate mobilization
  • Engage business mentors and coaches to mentors and support individuals and groups to excel in their established businesses or IGAs.

Project Monitoring& Evaluation

  • Compile reports (narrative and data) and submit them to the Project Officer (M&E) as per the set deadlines
  • Participate in the design, data collection and analysis of surveys and routine data
  • Ensure proper documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt.
  • Evaluation of training conducted.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees.

Requirements

  • A Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences preferably in Education or agribusiness
  • Diploma in project management will be an added advantage
  • Be an excellent facilitator and can create partnerships within the project area.
  • Knowledge on programming highly desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, a keen eye for details, good presentation and interpersonal skills and excellent report writing skills.
  • People management skills as well as mentorship experience and capability.
  • A minimum of three years training experience
  • Ability to work with a team, foster a team approach and incorporate capacity building activities into the program
  • Ability to analyze and utilize program development gaps for designing Programs.

How to Apply
Apply now by clicking HERE

Applications should be complete and submitted before the close of business on 29 May 2017.

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