Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.
This position is based in the Global Communities Kenya office in Westlands and has operations in and around Nairobi. The Cooperative Specialist will report to the Cooperative Development Chief of Party at Global Communities Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The position is for the period of January 2016 and September 30, 2016 with the possibility of extension, subject to donor funds.
The USAID/EMIRGE Cooperative Specialist will be responsible for the management and leadership of program operations in Kenya while contributing to the larger multi-country EMIRGE Cooperative Development Program. In Kenya, the Cooperative Specialist will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the EMIRGE program in Kenya and working to develop the capacity of three cooperatives in the service sectors in collaboration with the EMIRGE Kenya team. The Cooperative Specialist (CS) will be responsible for managing the Global Communities side of the research component in collaboration with USIU. The Cooperative Specialist will also be responsible for monitoring the progress, milestones and achievements of the cooperatives over the life of the program and be responsible for program administration including all monthly and semiannual progress report. The EMIRGE CS will report directly to the EMIRGE Chief of Party at Global Communities’ headquarters in Washington, DC and work locally with the Kenya Country Director, EMIRGE Program Officer and all consultants to accomplish the workplan.
Critical to this position is a strong understanding of the cooperative business model and background in working with cooperatives to strengthen their operations, management, financial and governance systems. Candidates should be open to working in a nontraditional working environment with remote management and be natural communicators. Candidates interested in this position should have at least 5 years of experience working with worker owned cooperatives, service and consumer cooperatives to strengthen their business goals and management capacity to achieve those goals. Experience working with youth is also important. This program does not work with or facilitate SACCOs
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The Cooperative Specialist will specifically be responsible for;
Report to EMIRGE Chief of Party located in Silver Spring, MD
Languages skills: Fluency in written and oral English and Kiswahili
Note: this position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed in this position. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.Interested applicants are requested to read and complete very carefully the following application form. Deadline for submission is February 12, 2017 at 4 Pm.
Interested and qualified? Go to Global Communities career website on internationalcareers-globalcommunities.icims.com to apply