Position: Community Development Facilitator; Business and Entrepreneurship – UPLIFT Project
Report to: Project Manager
Location: Kampala – National Office
Purpose of the position:
Facilitate and guide project Financial Literacy, Business and Entrepreneurship activities among the youth in ways which meet WVU standards for improved and sustained quality of life of youth in urban areas. He/She will be responsible for the day to day planning, implementation and monitoring of project Financial Literacy, Business and Entrepreneurship interventions in the project areas through effective coordination working with beneficiaries and project partners.
- Roll out WVU Economic Models including Saving Groups, Business Facilitation, Local Value Chains and micro enterprise development to the youth in the project area.
- Facilitate the integration of youth financial inclusion with other result areas including but not limited to gender, disability, and child protection among the youth.
- Promote financial inclusion partnership with other organizations, financial institutions, government programmes and private sector targeting the youth.
- Support self-sustainable economic empowerment for the youth through Business facilitation Model, and youth Savings groups as well as embracing mobile technology.
- Support Community Based Trainers to mobilize and sensitize youth as well as empower and support youth to engage in income generating activities in the project area.
- Ensure linkage of youth to existing social safety net initiatives and support the beneficiaries to transition to external financial inclusion initiatives in the project area.
- Provide mentorship and coaching to Community Based Trainers in the course of their day to day execution of their duties.
- Organize and facilitate Training of Trainers for Community Based Trainers and youth groups in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and other cross-cutting issues within the project.
- Participate in quality review and capacity building meetings for community volunteers and community beneficiaries.
- Implement market led value chain activities and enterprises that will enhance improved livelihoods, access to incomes and other basic services for the target youth.
- Strengthen youth organized groups by developing their capacity and supporting them to transition into enterprise groups.
- Support youth groups to access relevant services such as extension in the production value chains and relevant trainings for the enterprises and skills development.
- Adopt youth tailored commercial models to support commercialization of enterprises and strengthen them as service providers through skills development.
- Co-ordinates activities within the Financial Literacy component of the project including partnership liaison.
- Follows up the project monitoring system, updates information concerning the progress of the project, periodically documents and reports the results of the activities
- Facilitates communication with different stakeholders.
- Observes topics directly related to the project through evaluation by the press, direct dialog, forum participation, public hearings, seminars, etc.
- Assists in the planning, coordination, and documentation of meetings, workshops, seminars and other activities of the project, focusing on the technical aspects.
- Contribute to enhanced awareness/reputation of technical and vocational education as a means to improve employment and income perspective of youth.
- Supports public relations pertaining to Financial Literacy project activities in the project.
- Supports short-term consultants and experts of the project to fulfill their tasks during their assignment nation.
Partnerships, networks and coalitions
- Facilitate networking with local government institutions and other partners within Kampala in planning and implementation of programs.
- Identify and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations, Religious institutions and Local councils.
- Engage micro, small and medium enterprises, business associations/trade unions and cooperatives in the identification of occupations and enterprise skill sets for potential commercial for the youth.
- Identify specific private sector stakeholders who are prepared to identify and support potential self-employment opportunities for the young people within the project.
- Facilitate growth of strong grassroots movements on specific advocacy issues affecting youth financial literacy within the project areas.
- Facilitate performance of financial literacy component across target youth within the project.
- Participate in the development, implementation and review of the Annual Work Plans jointly with M&E, TVET, and other components of the project.
- Coordinate with the project manager to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner during every activity of the project in accordance with the donor and WVU established standards and policies.
- Compile and submit concise and accurate reports to the project manager in established formats and standards.
- Engage and advocate with respective city authorities and local communities on the needs of youth and accessibility to available resources.
- Make deliberate efforts to establish contacts with government line ministries and institutions, Agencies and NGOs dealing with youth livelihood activities to identify areas of possible collaboration and knowledge sharing.
- Maintain contacts with local leaders and grass root youth establishments and beneficiaries.
- Work closely with internal departments, project partners and external stakeholders and ensure good working relations prevail.
- Represent World Vision at stakeholder meetings in the division and be a regular advocate on issues in the area of Health, Livelihoods, Education and Child Protection sectors.
Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting
- Participate in delivery of the studies and baselines during the inception phase of the project.
- Ensure timely and quality submission of work plans on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
- Responsible for collection of monthly progress data from youth saving groups and using the same data to update the project saving groups MIS.
- Ensure timely, high quality and complete submission of activity reports on monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports as well as any other reports required which may be required.
- Ensure mechanisms are in place to follow up on key issues during implementation of activities including tracking of progress toward achieving set objectives.
- Monitor progress of programme/project interventions against plans within the Project.
- Document and share the most significant change stories of financial literacy beneficiaries.
- Produce timely reports on monitoring giving both quantitative and qualitative data/information measuring progress against set benchmarks/indicators; highlighting project achievements, constraints and key recommendations.
- Organize review, reflection and learning forum for Youths, Partners, community, local organizations and government to share best practices and success stories.
- Monitor and document learnings on young people to young people Life skills mentoring.
Child protection, Gender and Disability Mainstreaming
- Engage with internal departments and external partners to assess and address the existing child protection, Gender and Disability in the community using the existing referral pathway.
- Develop capacity building plan for financial literacy stakeholders in the project area on issues pertaining to Child Protection, Gender and Disability issues.
- Support advocacy to ensure Child Protection, Gender and Disability policy implementation.
- Conduct dialogue with relevant stakeholders to lobby for implementation of the existing laws.
- Support Inter-sectoral, Inter agency networking and coordination in developing Child protection programs and services.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
- University degree in Business studies, Social Science, Development Studies, or related fields.
- At least three years’ experience working with communities facilitating development.
- Strong experience in Business/Entrepreneurship interventions among urban youth populations.
- Aware of non-formal/formal financial environment, business operation conditions among urban youth.
- Prior experience in working with local youth organizations and businesses in the private sector.
- Understanding of various business development models fit for youth economic empowerment.
- Strong interpersonal skills for productively interacting with a range of organizations and stakeholders.
- Prior experience working with international NGOs and local Partners is preferred.
- Familiarity with VSLA MIS, Training Needs Assessments and conducting Training of Trainers.
- Excellent oral and written English skills as well as good spoken Luganda.
- Must be highly reliable and independent.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to ride motorcycle with class ‘A’ riding license.
- Job City Kampala