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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 8, 2024
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    DanChurchAid's aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regar...
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    Community Facilitator – Financial Inclusion (Two Positions)

    Main Responsibilities And Tasks
    Community mobilization and organization

    • Lead in community mobilization and entry during project deployment, consulting with the local leaders, consortium partners and agencies implementing similar activities at the project area.
    • Develop relationships with community leaders to ensure the smooth implementation of project activities.
    • Participate in project participant targeting activities through registration and verification in consultation with local leaders and with overall guidance from the Project Assistant (Supervisor).
    • Conduct community awareness raising and sensitization on DCA projects activities.
    • Stay informed about the security situation in the project areas and update project coordinator in accordance with the DCA security SoPs.
    • Where applicable, support digital learning by helping the project participants access and use digital learning platform – Fabo.

    Technical support to project activities; training and capacity building

    • Take up the mentorship and coaching role of project participants in ensuring they complete their business plans and other assignments in the digital platform.
    • Identify technical capacity gaps for participants and recommend areas of capacity building.
    • Facilitate and provide training for project participants where necessary.
    • Conduct awareness /sensitization on VSLA (Village Savings and Loans Associations) activities among community members.
    • Support formation, training, and monitoring of VSLAs on weekly, bi- weekly and monthly basis.
    • Under the guidance of respective supervisor, assist in conducting entrepreneurship and basic business skill training for targeted women, youth and marginalised groups and key peace actors from the government and community including digital literacy.
    • Support in market assessment and identification of focus value chains.
    • Mobilise the community in readiness for trainings on value additions, improved storage, hygiene procedures for identified value chains.
    • Support in data collection activities.

    Monitoring and reporting

    • Conduct regular follow-up visits to VSLAs, and entrepreneurship participants and provide technical assistance in consultation with the Project Assistant.
    • Track progress of the savings groups and businesses to ensure targets set in the work plans are achieved.
    • Ensure data collection from savings groups and assigned businesses monthly.
    • With the guide form Project Assistants, develop weekly/monthly work plans for all activities.
    • Prepare and submit monthly progress reports in a prescribed manner and in a timely manner.
    • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the line manager.

    Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

    • A certificate/diploma in business, entrepreneurship, social work, community development, or any other related field.
    • 1-2 years’ experience working with local organizations/groups to conduct financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, business skills, or career development training.
    • Experience in using adult learning methodologies to deliver training.
    • Experience in mobilizing, training, and monitoring of VSLAs.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Skills in using digital platforms for learning is an added advantage.
    • Excellent command of the Ng’aturkana language.
    • Good command of English language and Swahili, both oral and written.
    • Specific knowledge / experience of the context in Lokichoggio and/or Turkana North is an advantage.
    • Excellent facilitation skills.
    • Strong teamwork and people skills with the ability to create trust, respect, and interact with people of all backgrounds and diversity.
    • Willingness to travel to project sites within respective sub-county for mentorship and coaching sessions.

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    Project Assistant - Agronomy & Business Development (Two Positions: Field Based)

    The main responsibilities of the Project Assistants are:   

     Technical support and guidance:  

    • Mobilize and onboard farmers, cooperatives, and trader associations and provide technical assistance during implementation of L2V project.   
    • Enhance organisational, governance and management capacity of farmer, farmer organisations and trader associations through training, mentorship, and exposure.   
    • Conduct training programs on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS), post-harvest management, food safety cold storage best practices, and efficient utilization of the cooling units.  

     Business development support:  

    • Identify and nurture business opportunities for smallholder horticulture farmers in alignment with project objectives. 
    • Provide tailored training programs and support to enhance the business skills of selected farmers and Farmer Organizations, enabling active engagement in the market. 
    • Facilitate market linkages and trade relationships between smallholder farmers and relevant markets. 
    • Assist in establishing strategic partnerships between farmers, cooperatives, and financial institutions to explore potential financing options. 
    • Facilitate effective business relationships between farmers and off-takers/exporters within targeted value chains. 
    • Cultivate robust partnerships with farmers, relevant County government departments, input suppliers, and other stakeholders to drive project objectives at the local level. 

     Project implementation and monitoring:  

    • Assist in the identification and setup process of cooling units through participatory approaches.  
    • Provide regular progress reports, data collection, and documentation of field activities.  
    • Contribute to project monitoring and evaluation, identifying challenges and proposing solutions.  

    Communication and Representation

    • Represent the project at relevant meetings, workshops, and conferences to promote project objectives.  
    • Document and share key achievements / impact created by implementation of the project.   
    • Collaborate with project partners and stakeholders to raise awareness about the project and its benefits.  

     Qualifications, skills & experience  

    • 4-5 years of relevant experience in community development, business development or related fields. 
    • Bachelor's degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, or a related field.   
    • Proven experience in cooperative development and agricultural extension services, preferably in horticultural GAP training, agroecology, post-harvest management and cold chain systems.  
    • Sound knowledge of smallholder farming practices, management of out-grower schemes, value chains/market system development. 
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with farmers, cooperatives, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.  
    • Ability to deliver training programs and facilitate workshops to build capacity and knowledge among project beneficiaries.  
    • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work independently in remote field locations with limited supervision.  
    • Proficiency in computer applications and data management software.  
    • Fluency in English, Swahili and local languages is a requirement.   
    • Must be a licensed motorbike rider (or willing to learn) & be willing to reside in the Sub-County of placement.  

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