Junior Urban Entrepreneurship Officer INGO Careers – Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Organization: Finnish
Refugee Council (FRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Livelihood
and Business Training Team Leader
About US:
Finnish Refugee
Council (FRC) is an INGO promoting adult education and community development
among refugees since 1997 as an operational partner to UNHCR and OPM.
Job Summary:   The Junior Urban Entrepreneurship Officer will mainly develop
and implement among urban refugees the Business Skill training activities
including guidance to learners’ small enterprises, business planning and
budgeting. The incumbent will ensure regular visits to monitor activities and
conduct timely reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical advice and skill development (40%)
  • Identify technical capacity and
    challenges for beneficiaries, skills and knowledge they have in small
    entrepreneurship, business skills, income generation, livelihood
    activities including saving and loans.
  • Identify and train volunteer Business
    Facilitators at community level to teach and mentor business learners, and
    monitor the teaching.
  • Provide advisory and mentoring support
    to existing / established enterprises of the business skill learners on
    business planning, budgeting and record keeping.
  • Train beneficiaries on governance and
    leadership, rapid appraisal of income generating activities and other
    capacity building trainings in order to enhance knowledge and skills to
    manage themselves independently.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting (30%)
  • Conduct regular follow up visits to
    Business Skill learning groups, and learners’ enterprises, to see if they
    are applying the practises, and provide technical advice and mentorinig.
  • Track progress of the Business learning
    groups, and learners’ enterprises, and keep records.
  • Facilitate data collection, and manage
    the information flow to the Team Leader and Program Manager.
  • Support the preparation of business
    skill learners’ enterprises own monitoring plans.
  • Consolidate and compile monthly, quarterly
    and annual reports, inclusive of success stories and lessons learnt.
Facilitate planning and organising of Business
Training Course and development of learners’ entrepreneurship skills (20%)
  • Conduct awareness on Small Business
    Skill Training course and entrepreneurship skill development among
    refugees and Ugandans in Kampala.
  • Develop work plans to ensure effective
    implementation of Business Skill Training.
  • Facilitate establishment of Business
    Skill learning groups.
  • Keep up-to-date with development issues
    and trends with regard to income generation, small business, community
    development in Uganda and refugee work.
Other (10 %)
  • Facilitate and link Business skill
    learners and entrepreneurs to trainings on life skills such as basic
    literacy and numeracy, VSLA, household financial affairs, risk management
    and planning.
  • Facilitate and link Business Skill
    learners’ enterprises to economic development activities provided by other
  • Make sure there is balanced gender
    representation amongst beneficiaries, and women, youth and disabled are
  • Liaise with the Livelihood and Business
    Training Team Leader for all decisions related to Business Skill learning
    groups, entrepreneurship activities, VSLAs and livelihoods, and carry out
    other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Finnish
    Refugee Council (FRC) Urban Entrepreneurship Officer job must hold
    a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business management,
    Economics, Urban Development or similar with strong experience on small
    scale urban business.
  • Experience in VSLA methodology,
    livelihoods, microfinance and IGA methodology.
  • Knowledge and hands-on-experience on
    running small urban enterprise is a must.
  • Experienced facilitator and trainer,
    with training material development skills.
  • Three years’ professional work
    experience in small urban business and enterprise promotion.
  • Working experience in resilience
    initiatives is highly preferred. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    and achieve results.
  • Experience working with non-governmental
    organisations, local communities, authorities.
  • Ability to use standard computing
  • Knowledge of some of the languages
    spoken by major refugee groups in Kampala; Somali, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their Email applications to
Please include in
your application letter:
  • Gross salary request,
  • Maximum 4-page long CV
  • Contact details (email and telephone) of
    3 professional reference persons.
Deadline: 17th April 2019
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