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Field Officer - Nawiri

Job Title: Field Officer (2 positions)

Reports to: Program Coordinator – NAWIRI

Job titles of persons supervised: Mentors

Job location: Turkana

Sub-location: Turkana North (1), Turkana South (1)

Contract terms: One year

1. The BOMA Project Introduction: 

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya. BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. 

2. USAID USAID Nawiri Project Summary: 

BOMA is a partner in the USAID BHA funded 5-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) entitled “Nawiri” in Samburu and Turkana counties. BOMA works closely with other consortium partners, County Governments, and communities to implement the program whose overarching goal is to sustainably reduce levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. The program is strongly based in the counties, with active engagement across communities, the private sector, and civil society, and seeks to address gender inequalities and social dynamics as key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition. Within Nawiri, BOMA is adapting and implementing its poverty graduation model to contribute to Nawiri’s nutrition goals while building productive and diverse livelihoods in the target communities. BOMA staff deliver graduation programming directly both in Samburu and Turkana Counties with oversight from County Coordinators. 

3. Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate all community entry activities and dialogue forums at ward level
  • Target and identify eligible households for the REAP for Nutrition (R4N) approach through Participatory Rural Appraisals and adapted participants targeting tools based on the set criteria.
  • Orient Village Council members to the R4N approach and collaborate with them on targeting and implementation.
  • Facilitate formation of the business groups and support community-based market assessments to help the program participants identify viable and feasible businesses opportunities to run. 
  • Support market linkages by linking R4N businesses to markets with nutritious foods, financial institutions, public and private institutions. 
  • Facilitate business groups to form savings associations that meet monthly to deposit savings which will enable members and village residents access credit for long term expenses and business growth. 
  • Train women on various business skills; supply and demand, profit and pricing, marketing and record keeping and other relevant trainings. 
  • Provide accurate and comprehensive monthly reports on the group’s performance to the Program Coordinators based on BOMA’s monthly reporting template and within set deadlines 
  • Use Performance Insights (BOMA’s Technology Platform) to monitor, flag off outliers and improve program results. 
  • Conduct regular spot checks to the business and savings groups to ensure quality in the data collected by Mentors. 
  • Adhere to weekly work schedule assigned by the Program Coordinator. 
  • Conduct business and savings groups trainings to the R4N participants and households. 
  • Provide supervision, coaching and mentorship to assigned mentors to deliver R4N program activities as per BOMA M&E Standards 
  • Participate in NAWIRI Field level partner coordination meetings as and when required 
  • Perform any other relevant duty as assigned by the supervisor 

4. Qualifications 

  • Degree or Diploma in Community Development, Social Sciences, Business Management, or any other relevant field from a recognized institution. Education background and or experience on community health and Nutrition is an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience for Degree holders and at least 5 years of relevant experience (in a similar role in the Northern Kenya) for the Diploma holders.
  • Demonstrable ability to coordinate field activities
  • Proven competency/experience in data collection and basic analysis.
  • Possession of self-drive; able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good report writing and computer skills
  • Fluent in English, Kiswahili, and the local dialects of the Counties of support. 

5. How to Apply: 

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to recruitnawiri@bomaproject.org (please do not include copies of certificates). 

Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. 

The subject line of your application should be clearly marked: Field Officer NAWIRI – Turkana North or Turkana South. Clearly indicate on the subject line the County you are applying to. Applications must be received by 23rd May 2022. Late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants for expressing interest in the role, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Note: 

Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in the respective counties they have applied i.e. Turkana County 

BOMA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, young people, and persons living with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. 

Mentor - Nawiri

Job Title: Mentor (5 positions)

Reports to: Field Officer – Nawiri Program

Job titles of persons supervised: N/A

Sub county: Samburu East

Job location: Sereolipi Ward: Leitemu (1), Sereolipi Town (1), Wamba North Ward: Swari (1), Laraiti (1), Wamba West Ward: Silango Nanyokie (1)

Contract terms: One year

1. The BOMA Project Introduction: 

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya. BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. 

2. NAWIRI Project Summary: 

BOMA is a partner in the USAID BHA funded 5-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) entitled “Nawiri” in Samburu and Turkana counties. BOMA works closely with other consortium partners, County Governments, and communities to implement the program whose overarching goal is to sustainably reduce levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. The program is strongly based in the counties, with active engagement across communities, the private sector, and civil society, and seeks to address gender inequalities and social dynamics as key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition. Within Nawiri, BOMA is adapting and implementing its poverty graduation model to contribute to Nawiri’s nutrition goals while building productive and diverse livelihoods in the target communities. BOMA staff deliver graduation programming directly both in Samburu and Turkana Counties with oversight from County Coordinators. 

3. Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the adapted Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) for Nutrition Business groups by monitoring and providing mentorship to the participants.
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and working closely with the village councils, target and identify eligible program participants based on the standard criteria 
  • Conduct regular data entry of business groups, saving groups and motorcycle log sheets using a mobile data collection platform 
  • Conduct nutrition integrated business skills training and savings skills training to participants within the REAP locations. 
  • Participate in data collection for participants during baseline, mid-line and end line surveys and any other data collection activities. 
  • Represent BOMA in the designated Ward, including being a representative at the local development committees. 
  • Draft reports on Business and Saving groups performance within the respective Wards/locations. 
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected on daily basis. 

4. Qualifications 

  • At least a Diploma in Community Development, Social Work or another related discipline.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience managing livelihood and community development projects, specifically with a nutrition component. Proven experience in data collection is an added advantage.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle 

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)” 

How to Apply: 

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to recruitnawiri@bomaproject.org (do not include copies of certificates). Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Mentor– Sereolipi Ward: Leitemu or Sereolipi Ward: Sereolipi Town or Wamba North Ward: Swari or Wamba North: Laraiti or Wamba West Ward: Silango or Wamba West Ward: Nanyokie 

Applications must be received by Monday, 23rd May 2022; late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Note – Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in Samburu East 

Mentor - Nawiri

Job Title: Mentor (10 positions)

Reports to: Field Officer – Nawiri Program

Job titles of persons supervised: N/A

Sub county: Samburu North

Job location: Nachola Ward: Nakupurat (1), Angata Nanyokia Ward: Barsaloi (2), Nyiro Ward: Parkati (1), Tuum (1), Simale (1), Ndoto Ward: Letakweny (1), Lesirkan (1), Lodua (1), Likumkumu (1)

Contract terms: One year

1. The BOMA Project Introduction: 

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya. BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. 

2. NAWIRI Project Summary: 

BOMA is a partner in the USAID BHA funded 5-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) entitled “Nawiri” in Samburu and Turkana counties. BOMA works closely with other consortium partners, County Governments, and communities to implement the program whose overarching goal is to sustainably reduce levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. The program is strongly based in the counties, with active engagement across communities, the private sector, and civil society, and seeks to address gender inequalities and social dynamics as key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition. Within Nawiri, BOMA is adapting and implementing its poverty graduation model to contribute to Nawiri’s nutrition goals while building productive and diverse livelihoods in the target communities. BOMA staff deliver graduation programming directly both in Samburu and Turkana Counties with oversight from County Coordinators. 

3. Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the adapted Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) for Nutrition Business groups by monitoring and providing mentorship to the participants.
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and working closely with the village councils, target and identify eligible program participants based on the standard criteria 
  • Conduct regular data entry of business groups, saving groups and motorcycle log sheets using a mobile data collection platform 
  • Conduct nutrition integrated business skills training and savings skills training to participants within the REAP locations. 
  • Participate in data collection for participants during baseline, mid-line and end line surveys and any other data collection activities. 
  • Represent BOMA in the designated Ward, including being a representative at the local development committees. 
  • Draft reports on Business and Saving groups performance within the respective Wards/locations. 
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected on daily basis. 

4. Qualifications 

  • At least a Diploma in Community Development, Social Work or another related discipline.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience managing livelihood and community development projects, specifically with a nutrition component. Proven experience in data collection is an added advantage.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle 

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)” 

How to Apply: 

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to recruitnawiri@bomaproject.org (do not include copies of certificates). Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Mentor– Nachola ward: Nakupurat or Angata Nanyokie Ward: Barsaloi or Nyiro Ward Parkati or Nyiro Ward Tuum or Nyiro Ward: Simale or Ndoto Ward: Letakweny or Ndoto Ward: Lesirkan or Ndoto Ward: Lodua or Ndoto Ward: Likumkumu 

Applications must be received by Monday, 23rd May 2022; late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Note – Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in Samburu North

Mentor - Nawiri

Job Title: Mentor (1 position)

Reports to: Field Officer – Nawiri Program

Job titles of persons supervised: N/A

Sub county: Turkana East

Job location: Katilia Ward: Lomunyen Akwaan (1)

Contract terms: One year

1. The BOMA Project Introduction: 

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya. BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. 

2. NAWIRI Project Summary: 

BOMA is a partner in the USAID BHA funded 5-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) entitled “Nawiri” in Samburu and Turkana counties. BOMA works closely with other consortium partners, County Governments, and communities to implement the program whose overarching goal is to sustainably reduce levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. The program is strongly based in the counties, with active engagement across communities, the private sector, and civil society, and seeks to address gender inequalities and social dynamics as key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition. Within Nawiri, BOMA is adapting and implementing its poverty graduation model to contribute to Nawiri’s nutrition goals while building productive and diverse livelihoods in the target communities. BOMA staff deliver graduation programming directly both in Samburu and Turkana Counties with oversight from County Coordinators. 

3. Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the adapted Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) for Nutrition Business groups by monitoring and providing mentorship to the participants.
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and working closely with the village councils, target and identify eligible program participants based on the standard criteria 
  • Conduct regular data entry of business groups, saving groups and motorcycle log sheets using a mobile data collection platform 
  • Conduct nutrition integrated business skills training and savings skills training to participants within the REAP locations. 
  • Participate in data collection for participants during baseline, mid-line and end line surveys and any other data collection activities. 
  • Represent BOMA in the designated Ward, including being a representative at the local development committees. 
  • Draft reports on Business and Saving groups performance within the respective Wards/locations. 
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected on daily basis. 

4. Qualifications 

  • At least a Diploma in Community Development, Social Work or another related discipline.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience managing livelihood and community development projects, specifically with a nutrition component. Proven experience in data collection is an added advantage.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle 

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)” 

How to Apply: 

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to recruitnawiri@bomaproject.org (do not include copies of certificates). Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Mentor– Katilia Ward: Lomunyen Akwaan 

Applications must be received by Monday, 23rd May 2022; late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Note – Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in Turkana East

Mentor - Nawiri

Job Title: Mentor (13 positions)

Reports to: Field Officer – Nawiri Program

Job titles of persons supervised: N/A

Sub county: Turkana North

Job location: Kibish Ward: Napak (3), Loitanit (1), Kaeris Ward: Nadunga (2), Nakalale Ward: Naduat (2), Lakezone Ward: Kangatukusio (1), Katiko (1), Riokomor (2), Kaaleng/Kaikor Ward: Nakinomet (1)

Contract terms: One year

1. The BOMA Project Introduction: 

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya. BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. 

2. NAWIRI Project Summary: 

BOMA is a partner in the USAID BHA funded 5-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) entitled “Nawiri” in Samburu and Turkana counties. BOMA works closely with other consortium partners, County Governments, and communities to implement the program whose overarching goal is to sustainably reduce levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. The program is strongly based in the counties, with active engagement across communities, the private sector, and civil society, and seeks to address gender inequalities and social dynamics as key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition. Within Nawiri, BOMA is adapting and implementing its poverty graduation model to contribute to Nawiri’s nutrition goals while building productive and diverse livelihoods in the target communities. BOMA staff deliver graduation programming directly both in Samburu and Turkana Counties with oversight from County Coordinators. 

3. Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the adapted Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) for Nutrition Business groups by monitoring and providing mentorship to the participants.
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and working closely with the village councils, target and identify eligible program participants based on the standard criteria 
  • Conduct regular data entry of business groups, saving groups and motorcycle log sheets using a mobile data collection platform 
  • Conduct nutrition integrated business skills training and savings skills training to participants within the REAP locations. 
  • Participate in data collection for participants during baseline, mid-line and end line surveys and any other data collection activities. 
  • Represent BOMA in the designated Ward, including being a representative at the local development committees. 
  • Draft reports on Business and Saving groups performance within the respective Wards/locations. 
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected on daily basis. 

4. Qualifications 

  • At least a Diploma in Community Development, Social Work or another related discipline.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience managing livelihood and community development projects, specifically with a nutrition component. Proven experience in data collection is an added advantage.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle 

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)” 

How to Apply: 

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to recruitnawiri@bomaproject.org (do not include copies of certificates). Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Mentor– (Kibish Ward: Napak or Kibish Ward Loitanit or Kaeris Ward: Nadunga or Nakalale Ward: Naduat or Lakezone Ward: Kangatukusio or Lakezone Ward: Katiko or Lakezone Ward: Riokomor or Kaaleng Ward: Nakinomet) 

Applications must be received by Monday, 23rd May 2022; late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Note – Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in Turkana North

Mentor - Nawiri

Job Title: Mentor (12 positions)

Reports to: Field Officer – Nawiri Program

Job titles of persons supervised: N/A

Sub county: Turkana South

Job location: Katilu Ward: Lokapel (3), Simailele (1), Namakat (1), Kalapata Ward: Kaatir (2), Loperot (2), Kangakipur (3)

Contract terms: One year

1. The BOMA Project Introduction: 

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya. BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. 

2. NAWIRI Project Summary: 

BOMA is a partner in the USAID BHA funded 5-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) entitled “Nawiri” in Samburu and Turkana counties. BOMA works closely with other consortium partners, County Governments, and communities to implement the program whose overarching goal is to sustainably reduce levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. The program is strongly based in the counties, with active engagement across communities, the private sector, and civil society, and seeks to address gender inequalities and social dynamics as key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition. Within Nawiri, BOMA is adapting and implementing its poverty graduation model to contribute to Nawiri’s nutrition goals while building productive and diverse livelihoods in the target communities. BOMA staff deliver graduation programming directly both in Samburu and Turkana Counties with oversight from County Coordinators. 

3. Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the adapted Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) for Nutrition Business groups by monitoring and providing mentorship to the participants.
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and working closely with the village councils, target and identify eligible program participants based on the standard criteria 
  • Conduct regular data entry of business groups, saving groups and motorcycle log sheets using a mobile data collection platform 
  • Conduct nutrition integrated business skills training and savings skills training to participants within the REAP locations. 
  • Participate in data collection for participants during baseline, mid-line and end line surveys and any other data collection activities. 
  • Represent BOMA in the designated Ward, including being a representative at the local development committees. 
  • Draft reports on Business and Saving groups performance within the respective Wards/locations. 
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected on daily basis. 

4. Qualifications 

  • At least a Diploma in Community Development, Social Work or another related discipline.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience managing livelihood and community development projects, specifically with a nutrition component. Proven experience in data collection is an added advantage.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle 

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)” 

How to Apply: 

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to recruitnawiri@bomaproject.org (do not include copies of certificates). Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Mentor-( Katilu:Lokapel or Katilu: Simailele or Katilu: Namakat,) or Kalapata: Kaatir or Kalapata: Loperot or Kalapata: Kangakipur) 

Applications must be received by Monday, 23rd May 2022; late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Note – Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in Turkana South

Mentor - Nawiri

Job Title: Mentor (1 position)

Reports to: Field Officer – Nawiri Program

Job titles of persons supervised: N/A

Sub county: Turkana West

Job location: Songot Ward: Lokangae (1)

Contract terms: One year

1. The BOMA Project Introduction: 

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya. BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. 

2. NAWIRI Project Summary: 

BOMA is a partner in the USAID BHA funded 5-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) entitled “Nawiri” in Samburu and Turkana counties. BOMA works closely with other consortium partners, County Governments, and communities to implement the program whose overarching goal is to sustainably reduce levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. The program is strongly based in the counties, with active engagement across communities, the private sector, and civil society, and seeks to address gender inequalities and social dynamics as key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition. Within Nawiri, BOMA is adapting and implementing its poverty graduation model to contribute to Nawiri’s nutrition goals while building productive and diverse livelihoods in the target communities. BOMA staff deliver graduation programming directly both in Samburu and Turkana Counties with oversight from County Coordinators. 

3. Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the adapted Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) for Nutrition Business groups by monitoring and providing mentorship to the participants.
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and working closely with the village councils, target and identify eligible program participants based on the standard criteria 
  • Conduct regular data entry of business groups, saving groups and motorcycle log sheets using a mobile data collection platform 
  • Conduct nutrition integrated business skills training and savings skills training to participants within the REAP locations. 
  • Participate in data collection for participants during baseline, mid-line and end line surveys and any other data collection activities. 
  • Represent BOMA in the designated Ward, including being a representative at the local development committees. 
  • Draft reports on Business and Saving groups performance within the respective Wards/locations. 
  • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected on daily basis. 

4. Qualifications 

  • At least a Diploma in Community Development, Social Work or another related discipline.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience managing livelihood and community development projects, specifically with a nutrition component. Proven experience in data collection is an added advantage.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle 

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)” 

How to Apply: 

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to recruitnawiri@bomaproject.org (do not include copies of certificates). Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Mentor– Songot Ward: Lokangae 

Applications must be received by Monday, 23rd May 2022; late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Note – Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in Turkana West

REAP Mentor

Job Title: BOMA REAP Mentor

Positions: One (1) position

Reporting to: Field Officer

Terms: Contract – One (1) year

Location: Nachola Location

County: Samburu Cluster Office

Introduction: 

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya. BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability. 

Job Summary:

  • 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 business enterprises. 
  • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Rural Appraisal) 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. 
  • 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. 

4. Qualifications 

  • At least a Diploma in Business Management, Community Health, Social Work, Or Another Related Discipline. 
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in similar work; with proven experience in data collection 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the supervisor. 
  • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision 
  • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili, and the local language. 
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle 

“Strongly encouraged – Have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle or (at least present a motorcycle license within the first 3 months of employment)” 

How to Apply: 

Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to recruit@bomaproject.org (do not include copies of certificates). Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter. The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Mentor- Nachola Location. 

Applications must be received by Wednesday, 25th May 2022; late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Note – Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in Nachola Location 

KSEIP Mentor

 Employer: The BOMA Project 

Position: Mentor 

Duration: 1 Year (Renewable) 

Locations: Galas 

Sub-County: North Horr 

County: Marsabit 

Number of Available Positions: 1 position 

Reports to: North Horr Mentor Supervisor 

Background: The Government of Kenya has engaged the GDI Consortium (comprised of The BOMA Project, Global Development Incubator and Village Enterprise) to support the implementation of the Economic Inclusion Program. The goal is to ensure that selected program participants from this Sub-County benefit in among the following ways: participant households i) are linked with programs and services that enable them to graduate from extreme poverty; ii) establish a sustainable livelihood that can provide support when they face socio-economic shocks; iii) build on skills, knowledge, and aptitudes to navigate the market; iv) have strong social connections; and v) are active members of a Village Savings and Loan Association. 

Organization Overview: The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan non-governmental organization that is helping women entrepreneurs 33,000+ and counting to start new businesses in Eastern Africa. The BOMA project helps women impacted by climate change to start new businesses to earn income, build a better future for themselves and their children, and evolve into respected leaders within their communities. 

Position Overview: The BOMA Project seeks a mentor who is passionate about alleviating poverty in their County and dedicated to their role as mentor, trainer and community leader. This is a full-time field-based position. The Mentor is responsible for the delivery of program outputs and coordination of activities at the location level. The holder of this position shall report to the assigned Mentor Supervisor. 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Provide Mentoring:

  • Provide mentorship to participant households to choose and run a business of their choice using methods outlined in the program guide for Mentoring. Mentoring will require at least one visit to each participant household per month 
  • Provide appropriate support, advice, and linkages to participant households on their prioritized businesses. 
  • Help participant households in producing credible business and marketing plans including how to balance positive cash flow and creating sustainable commercial relationships between the parties.
  • Connect participants’ businesses across the value chain by identifying relevant stakeholders, suppliers etc. and 

Support Participant Household Business Development:

  • Identify most viable businesses in the select locations in the Sub-County in collaboration with the County Program Managers, Mentor Supervisors and relevant GoK officials, 
  • Support participant households to identify viable businesses across select locations in the Sub-County. 
  • Help participant households in producing credible business and marketing plans including how to balance positive cash flow and maintain accounts. 
  • Support participant households to start viable businesses in the specific locations in the Sub-County. 
  • Support participants’ businesses to comply with requisite county trade and license requirements and fill out 
  • Mobilize participant households to form business groups 
  • Provide information and materials for marketing, value addition, business development, motivation and value chain maintenance. 

Provide Training and disbursement support:

  • Lead the locational planning, training, and participant engagements for training purposes.
  • Facilitate trainings for all participants according to approved training processes as detailed in Mentor Manual
  • Support key stakeholders before, during and after asset transfer
  • Conduct supplemental training sessions after asset transfer disbursements
  • Lead the evaluation of participants’ household business performance after asset transfer disbursements

Support Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs):

  • Organize VSLAs for participants funded during the program.
  • Train participants on VSLA formation for self-directed savings and loans
  • Attend Monthly Savings Group Meetings and provide assistance as needed.
  • Report on the VSLAs’ performance in their respective location(s)

Exposure and Analysis:

  • Support information sharing and sensitization sessions to local government agencies
  • Consult with other Mentors to determine best practices and share learnings
  • Attend Mentor Trainings and participate in other relevant Mentor meetings, as required
  • Organize program visits to participant businesses as requested.
  • Train program participants how to make engaging presentations to potential value chain actors as well as showcase successes to key stakeholders.
  • Organize and facilitate peer to peer learning and exchange events between the different participants supported by the program.

Safeguarding:

  • Continuously sensitize program participants on safeguarding.
  • Ensure compliance with the Consortium’s safeguarding policies
  • Report any incident of breach of safeguarding in program operations for appropriate action/follow up.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Has great knowledge of the selected locations and the Sub-County (cultural and geographic knowledge)
  • Possess basic knowledge of business types/ livelihoods in the Sub-County (necessary in selection and establishment of participants’ businesses)
  • Has strong interpersonal skills (can communicate the right messages and motivate participants)
  • Possess excellent communication skills (can interact and engage with various community groups with ease)
  • Dedicated, hardworking and highly self-motivated

PREFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A certificate in community development, business management, education, or any other training related to rural development
  • Experience with teaching, training, mentoring and/or community service
  • Served in a comparable or relevant position for a minimum period of one (1) year
  • Show merit and ability in work performance and results
  • Strongly encouraged – have a valid motorcycle license and experience on how to ride a motorcycle (or at least willingness to present a motorcycle license within the first three months of employment)
  • Must be a native of the respective location you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili and the local language. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

Interested candidates who meet the desired qualification are encouraged to email their Cover Letter and CV including 3 referees and their current and salary expectation to: recruitkseip@bomaproject.org and addressedtoThe Recruitment Team’. 

The subject line of your application should be clearly marked: Mentor – Galas Location. Clearly indicate on the subject line the location you are applying to work in. Applications must be received by 26th May 2022. Late applications will not be considered. 

While we thank all applicants for expressing interest in the role, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Note: 

Preference will be given to candidates who come from and are currently residing in the respective location they have applied i.e. Galas, North Horr 

** qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Chief Technology Officer

Full PDF Listing | BOMA CTO

The Chief Technology Officer has complete ownership of and accountability for the delivery and operation of enterprise-wide systems and technology ensuring their alignment with BOMA’s business strategy. As a member of the Executive leadership team, the Chief Technology Officer participates in and contributes to the organization’s overall operations and strategy development, bringing current knowledge and future vision to leverage information technology in business model design, business processes re-engineering, and operational improvements that support the organization’s mission.

The Chief Technology Officer, in a collaborative and structured fashion, helps set priorities and sequencing for organizational programs and projects. The position also launches new products, implements new systems, integrates new vendor solutions, and provides direction to cross-functional teams. BOMA is headquartered in the USA and Kenya. This position may be based in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, or another African country. Up to 50% travel to Kenya will be required if the successful candidate is not located in Kenya.

Chief of Development & Marketing Officer

Full PDF Listing | BOMA CDMO

The Chief of Development and Marketing Officer is an expert, strategic functional leader with experience in brand marketing and fundraising. The Chief of Development and Marketing Officer manages all marketing and fundraising functions including Marketing, Communication, and Major Gifts. The CDMO will shape the BOMA brand, positioning BOMA as a leader, influencing the dialogue, agendas, and policies of others, and drive support for BOMAs work. The CDMO also designs and leads the fundraising strategy and is responsible for creating a vision that aligns with and supports BOMA’s strategic Plan.
The Chief of Development and Marketing will drive new thinking and ideas that deliver excellence in marketing, communication, and fundraising activities and position the brand to achieve long term growth, while meeting fundraising and brand goals.

As a key leader, the Chief of Development and Marketing represents the organization in public events and media opportunities, and directly supports CEO communications. The Chief of Development and Marketing serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and is a key contributor to BOMA’s strategic direction and is directly involved with the US board of directors, especially regarding fundraising (advancement).

As part of this role, the Chief of Development and Marketing will manage senior staff and is expected to develop and manage a departmental budget. BOMA is headquartered in the USA and Kenya, this is a global position that can be held remotely. Travel to the USA, Kenya and other countries will be required for meetings with partners, donors, senior staff, and the board of BOMA.

Chief Program Innovation Officer

BOMA | CPIO Job Description

The Chief Program Innovation Officer is a mission-focused, seasoned, and strategic functional leader for the REAP model design, innovation, development, and adaptation across BOMA enterprise. The Chief Program Innovation Officer will create and drive new thinking and ideas that deliver excellence in program quality, innovation, adaptation, and position BOMA to achieve program goals and desired growth.
The Chief Program Innovation Officer will provide strategic leadership to technical team, ensuring quality, innovation, and adaptation of BOMA programs and lead Monitoring and Reporting to measure impact and efficacy of BOMA programs. The Chief Program Innovation Officer will serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), contribute to strategic plan and position BOMA for successful growth.

As part of this role, the Chief Program Innovation Officer will manage senior staff, and is expected to develop and manage a departmental budget. BOMA is headquartered in the USA and Kenya, this is a global position that can be held remotely. Travel to the USA, Kenya and other countries will be required for meetings with partners, donors, senior staff, and the board of BOMA.

Chief of Field Operations

Full PDF Listing | BOMA CFOPS

The Chief of Field Operations will lead BOMA global operations across multiple countries, providing strategic and inspirational leadership to BOMA’s Africa employees to deliver measurable results in reaching 3 million people in the ASALs of Africa by 2027. The Chief of Field Operations will oversee the critical expansion of BOMA in Kenya as well as emerging countries in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Nigeria.
In partnership with the CEO and ELT, the Chief of Field Operations will implement BOMA’s global strategy implementing the REAP program throughout Africa through strategic partnerships and government adoption. The Chief of Field Operations will provide functional leadership scaling, standardization, and management across Country Directors and Training Development and Delivery.
The Chief of Field Operations will serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), contribute to strategic plan, and build organizational capability of operational & impact excellence. As part of this role, the Chief of Field Operations will manage senior staff, and is expected to develop and manage a departmental budget.

BOMA is headquartered in the USA and Kenya, this is a global position based in Nairobi, Kenya. Travel to the USA, within Kenya and other countries will be required for meetings with partners, donors, senior staff, and the board of BOMA.

Kenya Country Director

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The Kenya Country Director (KCD) will work closely with the COO and executive team to implement BOMA’s global strategy around designing, adapting and implementing the REAP program primarily in Kenya and throughout Africa as requested, through strategic partnerships and government adoption. S/he will proactively seek out new opportunities for new business development, work with the team to innovate and adapt REAP to new contexts, and capture key learnings to continually drive impact higher, drive costs lower, and sustain BOMA’s reputation as a leading poverty alleviation organization. The KCD will act as the primary representative for BOMA in Kenya and will take the lead on building new relationships and partnerships with organizations and governments in Kenya. Finally, the KCD will set the tone for BOMA’s organizational culture in Kenya and will build a cadre of future leaders.

A successful person in this role will be conscientious, with excellent judgment and will display an entrepreneurial spirit that is both creative and flexible. S/he will combine strong communication skills, creativity, initiative, team approach and participatory leadership with tactful decisiveness to assist in the development and implementation of BOMA’s global strategy. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. The individual will be a strategic thinker able to bring ideas to implementation. The role holder will have exceptional proposal development skills and an outstanding ability to design innovative programs that are responsive to community needs. An interest and ability to travel and work in very remote environments, and awareness of and sensitivity to multicultural international development work as well as ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and working styles in required. An even temperament and a great sense of humor are highly appreciated.

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