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Financial Inclusion Assistant Internship- DCA Alliance


Kakuma, Turkana

1 week ago

Job Description

DCA is seeking to recruit a dynamic and energetic Kenyan National for the position of Intern – Financial Inclusion from January2021. The intern will serve for a period of one year. The position is based in Kakuma, Turkana County and reports to the Project Officer – Financial Inclusion based in Kakuma. The intern will support implementation of financial inclusion activities including VSLA, cash-based interventions, livelihoods and youth empowerment projects and related innovation and digitization. Main Responsibilities and Tasks Mobilizing, formation, training and monitoring of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) including the relevant digitisation. Participate in the roll-out of innovations in financial inclusion and cash-based interventions including the voucher system for farm inputs, multi-purpose cash transfer and financing scheme for youth entrepreneurs. Assist in mobilizing, training and mentoring refugees and host community youth participating in blended learning approaches to entrepreneurship, job seeking skills, and digital enabled jobs. Support in day to day data management actions including filing of project data, regular data collection, analysis and updating of project data. Facilitate and mentor the incentive staff and project beneficiaries to ensure successful implementation of financial inclusion activities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Good understanding of community development work, financial inclusion, cash-based interventions, entrepreneurship and/or employability skills promotion preferably in the context of refugees and refugee-hosting community’s
  2. Knowledge of Turkana West Sub-county in refugee camp or pastoral & agro-pastoralist settings is an added advantage
  3. Familiarity with digital learning platforms, teaching/facilitating adult learners is an added advantage
  4. Self-driven and results-oriented in challenging rural working environments
  5. Strong teamwork and people skills with ability to create trust, respect and interact with beneficiaries of all background and diversity

Education + Experience

  1. A degree or diploma in Development Studies, in Business Management, or other related social sciences