BOMA, in partnership with the Government of Kenya (with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)), plans to roll out a two-year poverty graduation project under the Graduation Sub-Component of the Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT). The objective of the Programme is to increase incomes of the target group as a result of improved production, productivity and marketing in the various rural enterprise sectors. The Programme will achieve this through an enhanced and systematically sustainable access of poor rural households to a broad range of financial services, coupled with the necessary capacity building. The Programme will be implemented in Samburu County of Northern Kenya.
BOMA is therefore seeking to recruit 27 Village Mentors based in Samburu to be an integral part of the implementation and management of project activities and operations; including administrative and financial coordination and reporting.
This position reports to the Regional Manager, based in Maralal; while daily work is supervised by a Field Officer.
- Manage the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), BOMA’s program that helps low-income women start businesses to uplift their living standards
- Provide mentoring to the agreed number of small businesses every year for a two-year cycle.
- In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Wealth Ranking) and BOMA Location Committees, target and identify eligible women for the program, based on BOMA’s criteria
- Meet with established business groups, help them make decisions about their business and offer other guidance as needed,
- Conduct/deliver business and savings skills trainings and mentor (provide guidance and support) to the businesses in the designated location and surrounding manyattas
- Survey individuals and collect data on living standards, participation in savings groups, and other relevant information.
- Represent BOMA in the designated location, including as a representative for the organization in local development committees.
- Report on the businesses and savings groups’ performances to the Field Officer and Maralal staff.
- Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business groups and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected at a minimum rate of once a month.
- At least a Diploma in community development, social work or another related discipline.
- Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom they work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
- Have experience in data collection
- Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
- Native of the target location, working knowledge of English, Swahili and Samburu
Qualified and interested candidates who meet the person specifications and the requirements as outlined above should send a CV and cover letter to Jectone.Oyugi@bomaproject.org, with the subject clearly marked Village Mentor. All applications must be received by Friday, November 11th 2016. Only e-mail applications will be accepted; and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
BOMA is an equal opportunity employer; and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.