Field Officer - BINANCE Project

Recruiter / Employer: CARE
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

JOB SUMMARY & PURPOSE:

The Field Officer shall report to the Project Manager and will be responsible for all project mobilization, planning, and implementation and monitoring of BINANCE activities with VSLA members in Siaya County.

The field officer will coordinate profiling of target beneficiaries and select retailers, onboarding of VSLAs and retailors/Vendors, CBTs training on cryptocurrency finance, coach and mentor VSLAs and retailors/vendors on cryptocurrency finance, contribute to the project research and learning process, supervise CBTs and ensure delivery of quality services, manage partnership with stakeholders at County level and represent CARE Kenya at all County development forum, in consultation with the Project Manager.

Tasks and responsibilities.

Personnel, Management and Administration:

Task 1:           Administer/maintain assigned motorcycle, computer and any other CARE properties assigned to you.

Task 2:           Manage, utilize and account appropriately project finances under your custody i.e. project advances and TER.

R 2: Project Development and Implementation:

Task 1:           Coordinate profiling of project beneficiaries.

Task 2:           Participate in beneficiaries and retailors needs assessment.

Task 3:           Conduct training to CBTs on crypto currency solution.

Task 4:           Conduct TOT training to CBTs on financial literacy.

Task 5:           Coordinate financial literacy training to beneficiaries by CBTs.

Task 7:           Coach and mentor VSLAs and retailors/vendors on cryptocurrency finance.

Task 8:           Supervise CBTs to ensure delivery of quality services

Task 9:        Enhance teamwork and synergy among and between BINANCE and other CARE Kenya programs, as well as Project partners.

Task 10:      Coordinate and liaise with relevant County heads of departments relating to Social Services functions, for sustainable VSLAs support systems.

Task 11:          Assist the Project Manager in designing and development of relevant training modules, visual aids, participatory tools and other IEC materials.

Task 12:      Assist the Project Manager in planning, coordination and execution of trainings to Implementing partners.  

Task 13:       Participate in relevant networking forums at County level and other CARE organized functions.

Task 14:      Prepare and Submit monthly activity updates, quarterly and biannual reports to the Project Manager.

Task 15:          Coordinate collection of monthly VSLA transactions and upload data to MIS-savix.

Task 16:          Assist in rolling out of innovations identified by the project.

R.3 Program Quality and Learning

 Task 1:            Proactively engage in CARE Kenya knowledge and learning activities in line with the organization’s objective of becoming a learning organization (CARE academy, mentorship programs, International days, knowledge sharing workshops, support staff field visits, etc).

Task 2:            Set at least one individual operating plan (IOP) to contribute to accountability and knowledge management in CARE Kenya.

Task 3:            Assist the Project Manager in field data collection/research activities.

Task 4:            Document and share MSC/Success stories quarterly, with the Project manager.  

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:            

Degree in Development studies/Sociology/Agriculture/Agribusiness, or Diploma in Community development/Social work with 5years experience on  implementation of VSLA and Enterprise development.

Experience:

  • 3 years minimum experience in implementing community development programmes including VSLA methodology and Enterprise development programs in general.
  • Good communication, report writing skills and experience in adult learning methodologies.
  • Community entry Process, team building and accomplishing tasks on time, with minimal supervision.
  • Training Of Facilitators/ Training Of Trainers experience.
  • Building synergies and managing Partnerships.
  • Competencies:

    •  Experience on Enterprise development and implementation of VSLA methodology.
    • Computer literate (Microsoft office)
    • Knowledge on Adult learning methodologies.
    • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a must
    • Excellent communication, report writing and interpersonal skills with high integrity,
    • Team player and reliable,
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills,
    • Results oriented with ability to work well under pressure with minimum supervision while undertaking multiple tasks,
    • Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards,
    • Industrious with innovative and creative skills.

    Additional Information

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    This position will be based in county of operation with travel to the project sites.

    CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS (internal & external):

    Develop cordial contact and relationship with all CARE staff in the region and elsewhere and County Government (Department of Social services and County Administration) and other Development partners.

    Deadline to receive all applications will be on or before  31st August 2021, at 5.00 P.M EAT. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staffs are required to comply with the Code of Conduct, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Child Protection (CP) policies. 

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