Finn Church Aid – Entrepreneurship and Job Creation Officer (Nairobi).

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Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organization and the second biggest organization in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organizations forming one of the world’s largest aid organizations.

Finn Church Aid Kenya is a rights based organization.

Right to Livelihood (R2L) is one of FCA’s thematic specializations, the other two being Right to Peace and Right to Quality Education. FCA Kenya is in the process of strengthening its R2L portfolio with new pipeline projects focusing on business development and job creation for women and youth in circular and digital economy sectors.

Finn Church Aid Kenya is looking for a

Entrepreneurship and Job Creation Officer – 1 Position

Duty Station: Nairobi

Reports to: Program Manager

Primary Purpose

· To support KECO’s R2L programming for inclusive growth, promoting the employment and entrepreneurship of marginalized women and youth, working collaboratively with stakeholders and partners in selected livelihood sectors.

· To strengthen the private sector engagement in employment creation for women and youth

Tasks and Duties

  • Participate in R2L projects in assigned roles which may include, but are not limited to, project management, supervision and thematic support depending on the mode of implementation
  • Participate in new project development, promoting innovation and new approaches aimed at women and youth employment and entrepreneurship and ensuring that e.g. gender, climate change and digital transformation are relevantly addressed in programming
  • Conduct relevant entrepreneurship and employment related assessments, surveys and analyses to inform programming and project development
  • Provide technical guidance and capacity building to partners staff in his/her areas of responsibility
  • Contribute to project related MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) activities in his/her area of responsibilities
  • Develop relevant R2L partnerships and maintain partner and other stakeholder relations, including with the private sector
  • Represent Kenya Country Office in R2L related forums both internally (FCA) and externally to partners and donors, sharing knowledge and best practices and promoting FCA’s work in Kenya and globally
  • Contribute to identifying and pursuing advocacy opportunities related to FCA’s livelihood work in Kenya
  • Perform additional duties and assignments as requested;
  • Assist in proposal development and explore funding opportunities in the livelihoods context in Kenya

Qualifications

  • University degree in Business management, entrepreneurship, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant practical experience in livelihoods programming in terms of employment creation and entrepreneurship promotion and/or business development
  • A team player with entrepreneurial, innovative mindset that leans towards solutions
  • Commitment to supporting marginalized groups including women, youth, pastoralists and/or refugees
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Uphold and promote FCA’s commitment to child safeguarding

How to apply

All qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: recruitment.esaro@kua.fi stating the vacancy job title in the subject line

Deadline for receiving applications is 25th March 2021

FCA will only contact short- listed applicants.

FCA is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. FCA is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Attempts to influence recruitment procedures through phone calls, emails or inducements of any kind will lead to disqualifications

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Finn Church Aid

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