International Rescue Committee – Consultancy For Women Economic Empowerment Pilot Network Session Facilitators.

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Requisition ID: req15980

Job Title: Consultancy for Women Economic Empowerment Pilot Network Session Facilitators

Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category: Consultant

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Nairobi, Kenya


Job Description


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. The IRC delivers emergency aid, protects children, provides health care, prevents, and responds to violence against women and girls, safeguards human rights and helps to kick-start economic recovery. At work today in over 35 countries and in 16 US cities, the IRC restores hope and opportunity to millions of people. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.

The Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) Pilot Project

Scaling Opportunities for Refugee Women is a Blackrock funded program that aims at enabling refugee women overcome access and agency barriers to economic empowerment. Subsequent to the Women Economic Empowerment formative research, and in light of its findings, the IRC seeks to pilot an idea on addressing some of these barriers by proving a platform for networking for women refugees and host communities living in Kajiado County to expand their social networks, improve their confidence and integrate with host communities as a means to enhance their participation in economic activities. The idea is to have group networking sessions for women, where female clients will meet with experienced role models from the community. During these sessions, our clients are expected to benefit from a cross-fertilization of ideas among themselves, and between them and the network facilitators.

Scope of Work:

1. Networking Sessions’ Facilitation

The TWO network facilitators will undergo an information session conducted by the Senior Research Officer and the Project Management. This will provide an in-depth understanding into IRC’s research findings that necessitated these network sessions.  Additionally, the information sessions will provide guidelines and expectations for the networking sessions. IRC will suggest possible conversation prompts and agenda to ensure the networking sessions cover relevant topics (7th June, 2021).

  • The senior research officer together with the network session facilitators will coordinate and ensure timeliness and quality of implementation of the Women Economic Empowerment-Pilot Networking Sessions targeting 36 clients who were baselined in April 2021 (8th June, 2021).
  • The Network session facilitators will be expected to develop content for the networking sessions and deliver this content to clients, under the coordination of the Senior Research Officer (7th -8th June, 2021).

Specific dates may be subject to change based on advance agreement and engagement between the Network Session Facilitators and the IRC.


The Network Session Facilitators will be required to meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Development studies or any other related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing and running a business, with proven business leadership experience
  • Experience working with women and or refugee owned SMEs in informal settlements within the urban context
  • Excellent people skills, including listening skills and genuine empathy
  • Willingness to share skills, experiences, successes and failures with other people
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate communication between various levels of management and work independently in order to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent report writing skills

Duration of the assignment:

The assignment will be undertaken on the 7th and the 8th of June, 2021. Within this period, the Network Session Facilitators will develop content for training and deliver this information to clients during the sessions.


The enumerators will report directly to the IRC Senior Research Officer who will be supported by the IRC Blackrock/Kajiado staff.


Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.




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