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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
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  • Helping Women Graduate from Extreme Poverty The BOMA Project is a U.S. nonprofit and Kenyan NGO with a proven track record, measurable results and a transformative approach to alleviating poverty and building resiliency in the drylands of Africa. Our Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) replaces aid with sustainable income and helps women to gradua...
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    Livelihood Officer

    Reporting To: LMS Program Manager

    Job Summary

     

    BOMA Project is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Livelihood Officer in Isiolo County.

    The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa.

    We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya.

    BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability.

    This position will provide support in planning and execution of activities, ensuring quality in accordance with accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work closely with all the program staff in implementation of the program.
    • Engage local community members and leaders to form BOMA Locational Committee to support and inform program activities.
    • Organize community events to sensitize communities on REAP programs.
    • Assist in the customization of REAP training materials and handbook.
    • Recruit and train Mentors and eventually oversee, supervise and monitor their work.
    • Support community mapping activities, market assessments and evaluation.
    • Oversee recruitment of ultra-poor women into the program by leading community entries and targeting process.
    • Oversee the business plan process conducted by mentors and participants.
    • Supervise and oversee the training and subsequently funding REAP beneficiaries.
    •  Facilitate linkages opportunity for BOMA businesses through the work of the Linkages Officer.
    • Monitor and ensure quality through Performance Insight System on daily basis.
    • Run reports and share upwards and downwards.
    • Lead the formation of Savings Association among BOMA businesses in accordance with the REAP Implementer Guide.
    • Work with local County Government Technical Staff to provide training and support to BOMA participants.
    • Spot-check performance of REAP and assist Mentors in troubleshooting of tablets and basic skills.
    • Prepare accurate and timely monitoring and field reports and other project documentation as required.
    • Represent the organization in meetings at the grass root level.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to the BOMA Project
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or representatives.

    Requirements

    • At least a Diploma in community development or any other relevant field
    • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position in Northern Kenya
    • Demonstrable ability to coordinate field activities
    • Proven competency/experience in data collection and basic analysis
    • Possession of self-drive; able to work with minimal supervision
    • Good report writing and computer skills

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    BOMA Mentor

    Reporting To: BOMA Regional Manager – Samburu

    Location: 

    1. Morijo – Angatananyike Ward
    2. Nakupurat – Nachola Ward
    3. Loporos – Maralal Ward

    County: Samburu

    Introduction: The BOMA Project is a fast-growing non-profit in US and a Kenyan NGO that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the drylands of Africa. We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in Northern Kenya.

    BOMA helps pastoral women to start small businesses in their communities so they can earn a sustainable income, pay for food and medical care, send their children to school, survive drought and accumulate savings for long-term family stability.

    Project Summary: With funding from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), BOMA Project is seeking to recruit qualified candidates for the Mentors position under Development Food Security Activity (DFSA), entitled NAWIRI (“flourishing”).

    BOMA will work closely with consortium partners, county governments, and communities under the leadership of Mercy Corps, to implement this program which has as its overarching goal to sustainably reduce levels of persistent acute malnutrition in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands.

    The program is strongly based in the counties, with active engagement across communities, the private sector, and civil society, that seeks to address gender inequalities and social dynamics as key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition.

    Within the program, The BOMA Project will adapt and implement its graduation programming to contribute to NAWIRI’s nutrition goals while building productive and diverse livelihoods in the target communities. BOMA staff will deliver graduation programming directly in Samburu County, while providing technical assistance to Mercy Corps to implement in Turkana County.

    Job Summary:

    • Manage the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), BOMA’s program that helps low-income women start businesses to uplift their living standards.
    • Provide mentoring to the agreed number of small business enterprises.
    • In a collaborative process with the community (Participatory Wealth Ranking) and BOMA Location Committees, target and identify eligible women for the program, based on BOMA’s criteria.
    • Meet with established business groups, help them make decisions about their business and offer other guidance as needed.
    • Conduct/deliver business and savings skills trainings and mentor (provide guidance and support) to the businesses in the designated location and surrounding manyattas.
    • Survey individuals and collect data on living standards, participation in savings groups, and other relevant information.
    • Represent BOMA in the designated location, including as a representative for the organization in local development committees.
    • Report on the businesses and savings groups’ performances to the Field Officer.
    • Perform a minimum of agreed visits per week to the business groups and savings groups for which you are responsible and upload all data collected at a minimum rate of once a month.

    Qualifications:

    • At least a Diploma in Nutrition, community Health, social work, or another related discipline.
    • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
    • At least two years’ experience in similar work; with proven experience in data collection
    • Be self-driven, and able to work with minimal staff supervision
    • Must be a native of the respective ward you are applying for with working knowledge of English, Swahili, and the local language.
    • Have a valid motorcycle license and has experience on how to ride a motorcycle.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitable qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to [email protected] (do not include copies of certificates).

    Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Cover Letter.

    The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Mentor (then specific location)

    NB: BOMA is inviting qualified candidates from the prescribed locations/Sub locations or a forementioned villages to apply.

    Applications must be received by Friday, 26th March 2021; late applications will not be considered.

    BOMA is an equal opportunity employer.

    While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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

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