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Field Officer (2 Positions)

Job Title: Field Officer (2 positions)

Direct Reports to: Program Manager – SEED

Job titles of persons supervised: Mentors

Location/County/Office: Isiolo & Marsabit

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.

  1. SEED Project Summary:

To address the brewing youth unemployment crisis and youth radicalization challenges in many parts of Northern Kenya, BOMA is partnering with Smart Regional Consultants (SRC) to launch a youth-focused adaptation of REAP. The Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED) for Vulnerable and Marginalized Youth in Northern Kenya, which will be launched in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties, will leverage BOMA’s extensive experience and established community partnerships within the region while helping pastoralist youth acquire the necessary skills and resources to build sustainable livelihoods and lift themselves and their families out of extreme poverty.

  1. Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Manage the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), BOMA’s program that helps low-income youth start businesses to uplift their living standards,
    • Provide mentoring to the agreed number of small businesses every year for a one-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 business and savings trainings in the locations they represent.
    • Survey individuals and collect data on living standards, participation in savings groups, and other relevant information.
    • Represent BOMA at the Ward and Village level and report activities to the Program Manager.
    • Report on the businesses and savings groups’ performances to the Program Manager.
    • Provide accurate and comprehensive monthly reports to the Program Manager based on BOMA’s monthly report template
    • Assess and strengthen the effectiveness of the BOMA Program and its implementation
    • Use Performance Insights, BOMA’s Technology Platform to Monitor and Improve Program results.
    • Adhere to weekly work schedule assigned by the Program Manager.
    • 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 on daily basis.
  2. Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Economics, Business, Development or a related field required from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience managing livelihood and community development projects, specifically with a youth entrepreneurship component.
  • 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 the local dialects of the location
  1. 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 (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 SEED – Isiolo/Marsabit Country. Clearly indicate on the subject line the County you are applying to. Applications must be received by 13th August 2021.  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. Isiolo & Marsabit

Training Officer

Job Title: Training Officer

Direct Reports to: Training Manager

Job titles of persons supervised: None

Terms: Contract (One year) Renewable

Location/County/Office: Nairobi, with frequent travel throughout Kenya

1. INTRODUCTION

The BOMA Project is a fast-growing Non-Profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is helping women entrepreneurs to start new businesses in Africa. The BOMA Team is growing. The Training Officer will support our programs in Kenya as we adapt and replicate approaches that lift women and their households out of extreme poverty.

2. JOB SUMMARY: 

As a member of BOMA’s technical team reporting to the Training Manager, the Training Officer will support BOMA and its partners in building the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to successfully deliver the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), BOMA’s unique Graduation Approach, and adaptations thereof. S/he will guide BOMA’s staff and partners through need-based design, customization, and adaptation of training curricula and approaches, including provision of new content and approaches for improving nutrition outcomes of program participants and their young children. The Training Officer will support efforts to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation tools that measure quality and effectiveness of training delivery to inform continuous improvement and learning.

3. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support development, roll-out, and continuous improvement of BOMA’s core curricula on entrepreneurship and the graduation approach as well as integrated programming in nutrition.
  • Support initiatives to deliver training in innovative and efficient ways, including but not limited to using technologies such as Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) and radio.
  • Maintain schedule and track delivery of training for partners, staff, and program participants.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate training sessions for partners, staff, and program participants.
  • Organize and coordinate logistics for training activities in collaboration with cluster office administrators and partner staff.
  • Document training outcomes through post-tests, evaluations, and other feedback and accountability mechanisms to inform continuous improvement.
  • Build the capacity of BOMA and partner staff to apply best practices and methods in training to their Graduation work.
  • Support training resource and needs assessments that identify strengths to leverage and gaps to be addressed with training.
  • Maintain digital and hard copy archives of training materials organized by project/partner.

Key Performance Metrics include:

  • REAP and Graduation Approach guidelines and principles well understood and applied by trainees (BOMA staff, partner staff, participants)
  • Appropriate training adaptations are adopted and properly documented, along with learnings
  • Training plans are executed on time, on scope, and within budget.

Internal Relationships:

  • Training Officer reports to the Training Manager
  • Training Officer works collaboratively with other members of the Kenya Country Team (Program Managers, Monitoring & Evaluation Team, People Operations Team and IT Team) and the Technical Advisory Unit: the Regional Technical Director, Markets and Linkages Staff, and Graduation Advisors.
  • Training Officer will collaborate with BOMA’s NGO and government partners in Kenya

4. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Sociology, Anthropology, Communications, Development Studies, or similar.

5. MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: 

At least three (3) years of training experience, with preference for adult education, social and behavior change, and/or community development work. Nutrition training or related experience is considered a plus.

6. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: 

  • Commitment to the mission of The BOMA Project.
  • Proven expertise in delivering collaborative and engaging training that responds to learning needs of individuals, teams, and/or partners
  • Experience working in integrated nutrition and/or livelihood programming. Experience with gender, youth, savings groups, and/or market systems programs is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work respectfully and maintain productive relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Creative thinker with proven examples of using inventive local materials and/or limited resources to design and deliver effective trainings and/or behavior change activities
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Results oriented, with the ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation.
  • Experience delivering field-based projects in an international or national organization.
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills. Experience using Salesforce a plus.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to juggle competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

7. 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 (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 Training Officer. Applications must be received by Wednesday, 11th August 2021; late applications will not be considered.

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

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