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International Rescue Committee seeks to recruit an entrepreneurship support officers- Kenya Youth employment and skills program (K-YES)- Nyeri

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International Rescue Committee seeks to recruit an entrepreneurship support officers- Kenya Youth employment and skills program (K-YES)- Nyeri

 

Requisition ID : req3237

Job Title : Entrepreneurship Support Officers- Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES)- Nyeri

Sector : Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category : Fixed Term

Employment Type : Full-Time

 

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading humanitarian and development agency, supporting communities in transition in 40 countries. Simultaneously a global technical leader and proven implementer, IRC has shaped youth priorities and approaches at the national level and implemented programs at the community level since its founding in 1933. IRC has worked in Kenya since 1992, implementing highly effective programs in youth livelihood, economic development, women’s empowerment, integrated healthcare, governance and peace building.

IRC, in partnership with RTI International and a consortium of other partners, is implementing a USAID-funded five-year activity that aims to enhance the employability of Kenyan youth through improved technical, business and vocational skills; improved effectiveness of market and employment information acquisition; and improved youth awareness and utilization of financial services. The IRC seeks to recruit an Entrepreneurship Support Officer to provide technical support and quality assurance to entrepreneurship and financial services training and activities to Nyeri County and other designated activity implementation counties.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support in conducting Training Needs Assessments (TNAs), identifying county-specific gaps and needs, and adjust business skills/VSLA training modules accordingly ;
  • Provide technical support and quality assurance oversight to the county-level Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) in their delivery of business skills/VSLA trainings and business development support implementation ;
  • Support the community trainers/ToTs in session plan development, quality report writing and mentoring/coaching of youth ;
  • Monitor county-level data collection to ensure quality data gathering and analysis ;
  • Support the Entrepreneurship Coordinator in managing training budgets and developing monthly work plans ;
  • Coordinate VSLA management across counties, including recruiting new VSLAs and assuring the quality of monitoring of existing VSLA groups ;
  • With the support of the Entrepreneurship Coordinator, link youth to youth friendly financial services ;
  • Prepare reports as required.

 

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, humanities, business administration, public relations or any other relevant field ;
  • Experience working with youth programs ;
  • Excellent report writing skills ;
  • A solid foundation in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship ;
  • Preference will be given to an individual who as exposure to Youth Financialinclusion/Business Development services and/or Financial services.

Basic Requirements

  • A broad understanding of the state of entrepreneurial activity of youth, the social and cultural influences affecting youth workforce and barriers to enterprise start up by the youth ;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written ;
  • Good training and facilitation skills ;
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a number of teams, in a multi-cultural context where teams may be geographically dispersed ;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team ;
  • Considerable problem solving and decision making skills ;
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to effectively execute a range of job duties ;
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in working with or for the financial services sector.

 Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 

Disclaimer : Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees
in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email : [email protected] or report to the nearest police.

 

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