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  • Posted on: 11 February, 2019 Deadline: 24 February, 2019
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    Village HopeCore International is a poverty eradication and disease prevention non-governmental organization based in Chogoria, Kenya.

    The Micro Enterprise Department at HopeCore is a dynamic, fast-paced environment currently implementing a variety of micro loan distribution and economic empowerment programs throughout Maara Sub-County.

     

    Micro Enterprise Field Officer

     

    Purpose of the job

    To economically empower the community through entrepreneurial education, provision of micro loans and ongoing business support to HopeCore clients

    Job Responsibilities

    • Actively engage the community to mobilise existing groups and support formation of groups to ensure a consistent pipeline of groups for future funding
    • Train groups on loan policies and procedures
    • Promote self-sufficiency and self-reliance of the Associate and Partner Self Help Groups
    • Monitor loan client businesses and assist with business support and mentoring
    • Plan, manage and oversee loan collection meetings to ensure full recovery of amounts due
    • Conduct and evaluate pre-funding/post-funding assessments, business monitoring, community mobilization and default management activities
    • Implement education and empowerment programs in the community
    • Support the development of courses, curriculum and training materials
    • Ensure effective monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge sharing of the impact of the educational programs
    • Support the compilation of periodic performance reports, group profiles and success stories
    • Collaborate and build relationships with relevant stakeholders in the provision of Micro Enterprise services and training
    • Support the associate business educator in updating of the characteristic database/loan client’s database
    • Provide technical support and backstopping for education and empowerment programs focused on youth and marginalized populations

    Academic and Professional Qualification

    A bachelor’s degree in Business field related field with at least 2 year’s work experience

    OR

    • A diploma in a business related field with at least 3 years’ work experience
    • Applicants with a background in economics and with micro finance experience will have an added advantage

    Other Competencies

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact with community members effectively
    • Innovative, quick learner, self-starter and result oriented
    • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Demonstrate high levels of integrity
    • Good documentation and report writing skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point and ability to work with large and complex spreadsheets

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send application attaching all the relevant testimonials and resume microenterprise@villagehopecore.org not later than 24th February 2019.

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