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  • Posted: May 20, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Village Enterprise is a 501 non-profit organization that equips rural Africans living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable businesses.
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    Technology Consultant

    Objectives:

    The objective the consultancy is to answer the below questions, and develop a practical 3-year technology plan along with the supporting framework of processes and plans for successfully executing it. The VE team has created an initial plan to serve as a starting point. A successful engagement would involve working closely with the existing team to fully develop the plan and begin the process of executing on it. :  What strategic pathways across the technology solutions space should Village Enterprise be defining and pursuing over the next 3 years?

    Which technological innovations VE should prioritize pursuing in the next 3 years that will help us achieve greater scalable impact and/or increased cost efficiency?
    Which technology software and tools should we review and consider for use in VE solutions.
    Which strategic partnerships should VE cultivate to make progress on prioritized technological innovations?
    Does the Village Enterprise current structure allow for achieving these goals? What roles and responsibilities can our current staff cover, and what positions should we consider adding?
    Does Village Enterprise currently have the Information and Technology support systems to support scaling digital solutions?

    Deliverables:

    • The consultant will develop her/his own deliverables in line with the objectives set and these will be approved by Village Enterprise at the start of the consultancy. Suggested deliverables include comprehensive technology strategy, digital opportunities, and potential networks. The consultant will be required to submit regular progress reports that advise on project progress and the delivery of the tasks against a project work plan

    Skills and Experience:

    • A strategic orientation to technology solutions
    • Experience managing technical teams and successfully meeting deliverables on time and budget
    • Ability to evaluate and understand digital journey’s impacting rural communities in Africa, and approaches that have been proven successful.
    • Experience analyzing organizational technology architecture and information technology support systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge and efforts in a seamless way to the Village
    • Enterprise team as a whole, with a specific focus on our Technology Solutions team

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    Mentor Supervisor (Muranga)

    Position Overview:

    Village Enterprise seeks to recruit a Mentor Supervisor who is passionate about alleviating poverty in their County and dedicated to their roles as supervisor, trainer, mentor and community leader. This is a full-time field- based position. The Mentor Supervisor is responsible for the delivery of program outputs and coordination of Mentors in the Sub-County. The holder of this position shall report to the Village Enterprise KSEIP Program Manager with a dotted line to the GDI Consortium’s County Project Manager (CPM).

    Preferable Qualifications

    • A Diploma in community development, business management, education and or any other course related to rural development.
    • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years.
    • Experience in leading and managing teams, teaching, training, community service and working in rural set ups.
    • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results.
    • Fluent in local language, Kiswahili and English
    • IT knowledge is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    To apply, please send your CV and a 5-page maximum proposal for how you would propose to answer the questions outlined in the objectives. Send application documents to [email protected] Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the consultancy position is filled.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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