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  • Program Coordinator at Village Enterprise

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2018 Deadline: 31 October, 2018
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  • Village Enterprise is a pioneer in the quest to help rural Africans lift themselves from poverty forever. Our community-based, participatory program reflects a bottom-up approach to microenterprise development. Using mobile technology and expanding through partnerships, Village Enterprise has developed a high impact graduation model that is scalable and locally adaptable.

    Program Coordinator- Innovations


    Function: Innovations Coordinator, support the Innovations Team in Innovation, Research and Development within the graduation out of poverty space.

    Job Location: Kitale, Kenya

    Contract: Full time, 2 years with opportunity textend.

    Reports to: Senior Innovations Manager

    About the Job:

    Village Enterprise is seeking a candidate whis innovative, solution oriented and creative tsupport the Innovations Team activities and Village Enterprise mission on ending extreme poverty.

    The position holder involvement areas include; developing creative and innovative ideas around our Graduation Program; help in development of pilots by applying the key stages of Human Centered Design (Ideation, Piloting and Implementation); capacity training for Business Mentors and Field Coordinators and research and development of tools and strategies that ensure the organizations meets its goals.

    Job Description:

    • Core Program Support Responsibilities: 60%
      • Participate in designing, adaptation; coordinate implementation, and appraise pilot projects by employing human centered design thinking approaches.
      • Work with the field team tcoordinate and periodically develop materials, plan and execute Business Mentor workshops.
      • Coordinate with the help of the field team tguide Bi-weekly meetings within the offices of mandate, by introducing creative materials and making them more effective.
      • Support new projects, ongoing projects and calendar activities like the Innovations Summit; on theme selection, planning and overall execution.
      • Participate in developing materials, inviting external resource persons that would be used ttransfer knowledge and bridge capacities of Business Mentors and Field coordinators.
      • Participate in gathering of information and indentifying sustainable partnerships on Financial Inclusion, Value Chain Development, Market Intelligence and linkages.
      • Write reports and develop presentations on ongoing projects, keep the whole team informed and update the documents on the various storage platforms like Google drive, and Box e.t.c.
      • Occasionally contribute tproposal development by keeping track of funding opportunities for the innovations teamwork and pass such opportunities tdirect supervisor.
      • Assist in the development, assessment of standard operating tools like the Training Manual, Mentoring Guides and any other that may be introduced.
      • Participate in the development of training support materials like picture codes, charts and any other visual or audiaids.
      • Any other innovations work or program support work that may be assigned tyou.
      • Innovations and Cross-functionality Responsibilities: 40%
      • Be an ardent ambassador and advocate on Innovations Teams work internally and externally if and when given the opportunity.
      • Ensure synchronization of activities between the ACDs/RMs work plans and the Innovations teams work by communicating work plans and planned activities.
      • Communication and coordination of work
      • Weekly check-ins with supervisor (Plan and structure effective One-on-one’s)
      • Provide information on work plan on Google Work Plan sheet on a weekly basis.
      • Participate and contribute effectively during the weekly Innovations Team meetings
      • Prompt response temail communications/ report deadlines and any follow-ups as may be requested
    • Team Work and Interpersonal skills:
      • Leverage on his/her interpersonal skills tensure cohesiveness and teamwork.
      • Coordinator will take the time tunderstand other Coordinator’s, Manager’s and Director’s projects and actively provide insightful input.
      • Coordinator thinks of how timprove synergies on the team and improve workflow as a team
    • Management and Leadership:
      • The Coordinator manages competing tasks and deadlines with openness and efficiency
      • The Coordinator manages his/her own projects, including tracking their own deadlines and deliverables and executing next steps without needing tbe reminded or prompted.
      • Provides desired leadership and guidance, has personal initiative and is self-driven towards achieving organizations goals.
    • Innovations Coordinator desired skills
      • Be a creative thinker with a natural knack towards developing projects and works that address the goals of the organization.
      • Be a solution oriented individual, whis able tasses, analyze situations and come up with well thought out solutions.
      • Detail oriented person, whstrives tget in-depth understanding of pilots and projects through application of Human Centered Design Thinking methods.
      • The educational background that has created a base of understanding tbe applied in the role. This will be a combination of university level degree preferably in Project Management/Agribusiness/Entrepreneurship, Micro-Finance or Business Administration and Management.
      • At least 3 years experience working in the Livelihoods development field, Value chains development, Market systems analysis, Market intelligence and linkages or rural micro-finance is a plus.

    Method of Application

    Please send your Resume and motivation letter as single file attachment, specifying how your experience and qualifications are well suited for this role to kenyajobs@villageenterprise.org

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