About GROOTS Kenya
GROOTS is a national movement of grassroots women-led community-based groups (CBOs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya. GROOTS Kenya has invested in nearly 2,500 women-led groups across 14 counties out of the 47 where we have a direct presence. Founded in 1995 after the fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing, China, GROOTS Kenya began as a response to the lack of visibility of grassroots women in development processes and decision-making forums that affect them and their communities.
The efforts of GROOTS Kenya have resulted in the recognition of many grassroots women as change agents at the local, national, regional and international levels winning the confidence of various partners and key stakeholders. The organization has remained committed to the bottom-up and human rights-based approach to development. GROOTS Kenya works closely with communities and the administrative authorities to directly influence development processes at the county, national, regional and international levels.
About the program
GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood in Kenya) is implementing a COVID recovery and resilience (RRR) program in Kakamega, Kiambu, and Tana-river with support from Master Card Foundation. The project expects to achieve four result areas (1) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) service providers have the capacity to effectively and efficiently respond to reported GBV cases using the survivor friendly systems/hotlines, (2) Public awareness on ending GBV promoted among youth, men and women to change behavior, attitude and practice, (3) Evidence and data on GBV generated and used to influence and inform an institutional response to GBV, (4) Effective coordination of multi-sectoral agencies in response to GBV.
∙ Provide leadership in the implementation of the resilience Fund manual
∙ Submit in setting up of the County Fund Vetting Committee. Sit in the monthly committee vetting meetings.
∙ Map and support loan applicants in the loan application process
∙ Disseminate the loan fund requirements and product features details to potential applicants
∙ Coordinate with the Outsourced Commercial bank in monitoring loan performance
∙ Coordinate all entrepreneurship training for borrowers under the project
∙ Receive, interpret loan fund performance reports from the outsourced commercial bank and share the same to GROOTS Kenya management.
∙ Document business case studies of the loan borrowers
∙ Participate in negotiations and meetings with the commercial bank and represent GROOTS Kenya in relevant partnership meetings
- Degree in Micro Finance or related field
- Thorough understanding of Kenyan Financial markets & Sector
- Experience working on financial inclusion, SACCOs, Cooperatives…
∙ Ability to manage multiple demands
∙ Cooperation and Teamwork
∙ Self-driven Leader and a strategic and critical thinker
∙ Exceptional Time Management skills with a high sense of agency
∙ Highly Innovative
∙ High Planning and Organization skills
∙ Great Interpersonal Skills (Internal and External stakeholders)
∙ Problem Solving and Decision Making
∙ High performing and result-oriented person
∙ Oral and written fluency in English
Reports to: Program Manager
Type of contract: Employment (National)
Contract period: 3 years
Start Date: Immediately
Location: Nairobi with frequent field travels to Tana River, Kakamega
How to apply
To apply for this position, interested individuals should submit a CV ONLY in PDF format (with your name included in the CV file name) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th August 2020. The subject head must be specific on position applied *Fund manager.
Failure to adhere to these directives, your application will be considered incomplete and therefore will not be processed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.