AAH-I Kenya Programme – Savings and Credit Officer

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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
Project Planning and design
Value chain development
Project implementation and training
Project Monitoring& Evaluation

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS
§ A Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences preferably in Entrepreneurship,
Economics, Marketing, Commerce, SMES and any other relevant field.
§ Diploma in Co-operative development is desired.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
§ Strong analytical and operational knowledge of Small and Medium business, start-ups and
SME business expansions needs.
§ Be an excellent facilitator and can create partnerships within the project area.
§ Understanding of SME business procedures including: business legal and regulatory systems, financing, human resources, IT needs, operations and sales, and marketing, financing options.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, a keen eye for details, good
presentation and interpersonal skills and excellent report writing skills.
e. People management skills as well as mentorship experience and capability.
§ Experience of working with rural communities, displaced populations, illiterate/semi-illiterate group etc is highly desired.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCES
§ A minimum of three years training experience in the field of economic empowerment, group formation, SACCO development etc.
§ Ability to work with a team, foster a team approach and incorporate capacity building activities into the program.
§ Ability to analyse and utilize program development gaps for designing Programs.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org 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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