Micro Enterprise Field Officer- Chogoria, Kenya.

Village HopeCore International

Job Summary

To economically empower the community through entrepreneurial education, provision of micro loans and ongoing business support to HopeCore clients

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: Less than 1 year

Job Description

Closing date: 24 Feb 2019

Organization Description

Village HopeCore International is a poverty eradication and disease prevention non-governmental organization based in Chogoria, Kenya.

The Micro Enterprise Department at HopeCore is a dynamic, fast-paced environment currently implementing a variety of micro loan distribution and economic empowerment programs throughout Maara Sub-County.


Job Responsibilities

· Actively engage the community to mobilise existing groups and support formation of groups to ensure a consistent pipeline of groups for future funding

· Train groups on loan policies and procedures

· Promote self-sufficiency and self-reliance of the Associate and Partner Self Help Groups

· Monitor loan client businesses and assist with business support and mentoring

· Plan, manage and oversee loan collection meetings to ensure full recovery of amounts due

· Conduct and evaluate pre-funding/post-funding assessments, business monitoring, community mobilization and default management activities

· Implement education and empowerment programs in the community

· Support the development of courses, curriculum and training materials

· Ensure effective monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge sharing of the impact of the educational programs

· Support the compilation of periodic performance reports, group profiles and success stories

· Collaborate and build relationships with relevant stakeholders in the provision of Micro Enterprise services and training

· Support the associate business educator in updating of the characteristic database/loan client’s database

· Provide technical support and backstopping for education and empowerment programs focused on youth and marginalized populations

Academic and Professional Qualification

· A bachelor’s degree in Business field related field with at least 2 year’s work experience

OR

· A diploma in a business related field with at least 3 years’ work experience

o Applicants with a background in economics and with micro finance experience will have an added advantage

Other Competencies

· Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact with community members effectively

· Innovative, quick learner, self-starter and result oriented

· Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

· Flexibility and adaptability

· Demonstrate high levels of integrity

· Good documentation and report writing skills

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point and ability to work with large and complex spreadsheets

HOW TO APPLY:

How to apply

Interested candidates should send application attaching all the relevant testimonials and resume microenterprise@villagehopecore.org not later than 24th February 2019.

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