FAO recruits 01 Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) Specialist
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
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Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) Specialist
Closure Date: 27/Jan/2020, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRSOM
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Somalia
Duration: 3 months
Post Number: N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
Under the overall supervision of the FAOR for Somalia and the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, the Village Savings and Loan specialist will be responsible for designing FAO Somalia work on village savings and loans schemes for vulnerable rural populations. S/he will contribute to define and operationalize FAO’s approach on VSLA; designing training materials, building capacity of FAO’s implementing partners in saving schemes and conveying more knowledge and skills that will help partners train FAO beneficiaries to initiate and manage businesses effectively.
The VSLA expert reports directly to the emergency coordinator.
He/She will support design and implementation of FAO Somalia scheme on savings and loans. The specialist will provide technical guidance including designing of training materials for implementing partners, train the implementing partners, design monitoring and evaluation material to assess impact, and assist implementing partners in trainings of beneficiaries in accessible locations in Somalia in the inception phase of the scheme.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Design training materials (on VSLA) to train FAO implementing partners in Somalia adopting methodologies suitable for adult learning and using a mix of facilitation skills and tools suitable for the purpose of the training
Train all FAO implementing partners on VSLA and build their competence and understanding on the need for commitment to VSLA participation
In close coordination with the M&E team, design monitoring and evaluation Tools to be used to assist the impact assessment and evaluation of the VSLA schemes
In close coordination with the M&E team, ensure capacity building of IPs in monitoring VSLA schemes and ensure effective use of monitoring and impact tools.
Build the capacity of the implementing partners to train the beneficiaries on the procedures and regulations that must be upheld to result to successful saving schemes and loans associations
Build the capacity of the implementing partners to equip the beneficiaries with the various knowledge and skills in ensuring sustainable business initiatives
Assist in conducting the field training of beneficiaries for the initial phase of the project
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements
· Advanced University degree in political science, economics, institutional development, social anthropology , rural development or other relevant social sciences;
· Five years of relevant experience in designing and giving community based trainings with focus on VSLAs and small business management in Somalia or similar contexts
· Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other UN languages: French or Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian.
FAO Core Competencies
· Results Focus
· Building Effective Relationships
· Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions and more specifically in the horn of Africa is desirable;
Excellent writing skills
Knowledge and experience in socio-economic development and small business management
Experience is writing training materials
Experience in facilitating trainings and training of trainers
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.
For more information, visit the FAO employment website
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline
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