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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 26, 2024
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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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    Program Coordinator NRM - LIFT Northern Kenya – Turkana

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Economics, Business, Development , Natural Resource Management, Environmental studies and Climate change or a related field required from a recognized institution. Master’s degree in a relevant field desired.
    • Minimum 5 years coordinating livelihood and community development projects, or/and women sociolect-economic empowerment projects. Knowledge of Poverty Graduation Approaches an added advantage.
    • Excellence interpersonal, oral and written communication and negotiation skills, including expert command of English grammar and AP style.
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
    • Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, remote conferencing applications. Salesforce experience is a plus.
    • Experience within the region and understanding of local dynamics highly preferred.
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills.

    Essential Soft Skills:

    • Excellent relationship building skills.
    • Flexible and adaptable with proven capacity to respond rapidly and effectively to a changing environment.
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and being held accountable for meeting ambitious targets.
    • Leadership skills to work with autonomy while still being collaborative, prioritize tasks, and positively influence others to follow directives and meet deliverable.
    • Problem-solver mentality, with the ability to adapt seamlessly to changing priorities and enforce regulations.
    • Organized, high level of accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail.
    • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources; and
    • Adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines seamlessly.

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    SEED Mentor

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Manage the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), BOMA’s program that helps low-income youth 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 Rural Appraisal) and BOMA Location Committees, target and identify eligible youth 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 Community Development, Social Work or another related discipline.
    • Minimum one (1) year experience managing livelihood and community development projects, specifically with a youth entrepreneurship component. Proven experience in data collection is an added advantage.
    • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; candidates should be able to relate well to both the women with whom we work, and the BOMA Field Officer.
    • 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

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (REAP for Climate Resilience)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor of Arts/Science required in Information systems, Business Information Technology statistics, public health, development economics, international development, sociology, business/project management, or similar.
    • Professional working proficiency in English.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft desktop technologies, Salesforce, Data analytics and visualization tools and technologies such as Microsoft Power BI, STATA, and digital data collection. Proficiency and interest in data analytics programming languages (Python, SQL, R, JavaScript) will be a definite advantage.
    • Superior skills in data analysis, critical thinking, and report writing.
    • Demonstrated experience in proactive, results-oriented relationship management and capacity building with partners.
    • Attention to detail, accuracy, timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities in a context of competing priorities.
    • Proven track record in analyzing complex data and producing reports.
    • Proven competency/experience in leveraging technology in development or social entrepreneurship, including promoting adoption of new technologies by others.
    • Demonstrated ability and flexibility to work in a multi-cultural team in a hybrid in-person/remote working context.
    • Innovative self-starter

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