The Project Officer - will be responsible for facilitating formation and training of ISAL groups. S/he will develop linkages of the groups with other interventions to enhance economic development. The Project Officer will work closely with the Program Manager - to implement program activities aimed at mobilizing communities to form and participate in ISAL and Economic Recovery and Market Systems activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibility 1-Key Responsibilities
Develop and implement the BHA UPLIFT ISAL strategy.
Design and implement context specific and sustainable ISAL activities in Mbare
Identifies and capacitates existing groups on Income generating activities.
Trains new groups on VS&L and conducts community capacity building, such as training of committees, Cluster facilitators and individuals on the ISAL methodology, including constitution making, group dynamics and conflict resolution.
Train ISAL groups in financial literacy and technical areas in support of their income generating activities.
Facilitates and trains ISAL groups in value addition and market linkages.
Trains ISAL individuals with small enterprises on business development services
Sensitizes ISAL groups towards behaviour change on decision making, power relations and other gender related issues affecting health and nutrition.
Monitors ISAL groups and conducts verification and follow-ups and provides required technical assistance on selected value chain development.
Ensure integration of industry best practices. Document lessons learned to inform GOAL’s future programming.
Monitors and keeps track of group savings activities and data.
Participates in data collection, e.g., administers questionnaires, collects statistics relevant to the project and analyses group data.
Regularly analyse food security and markets situation and prevailing trends; and provide constructive feedback.
Work with the Protection & Livelihood Officers to mainstream gender in ISAL activities and promote equality, women empowerment, and male participation.
Work with ISAL groups and assist them to save towards predetermined objectives.
Promote use of mobile money systems for conducting business transactions and saving.
Facilitates learning visits and discussions between ISAL groups for cross fertilization of ideas and sharing of experiences.
Provide content for donor and internal reporting.
Represent GOAL at local level coordination meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
Requirements: Technical & Functional skills
Degree in Agricultural Economics/ Entrepreneurship /Developmental Studies/Business Studies or equivalent.
At least 2 years of experience in the same/similar role in another organization or association.
Experience in working with women, children, specific needs groups and in an urban setting.
Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to write clearly and concisely.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly with working with spreadsheets.
Prior experience working with cash programming.
Good organizational skills and capacity to work independently, if necessary and/or required.
Integrity, professionalism and expertise in processing reports and questionnaires.
Ability to understand the cultural context of the community, local language, and use that culture as an input for community mobilization.
Ability to perform duties with minimum or no supervisions.
Accountability & Dependability
Attention to Detail
Creative & Innovative Thinking
Ethics & Integrity
Planning & Organising
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