Financial Inclusion Assistant NGO Job Careers – DanChurchAid (DCA)

 

Job Title:    Financial Inclusion
Assistant

Organization: DanChurchAid
(DCA)

Duty Station:
Uganda

 

About US:

DanChurchAid is a
faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark, and founded in 1922. Our key competencies are food
security and food crisis response, humanitarian cash transfer programming,
civil society development and humanitarian mine action. DCA is a member of the
ACT Alliance, which is a faith-based, non-missionary humanitarian alliance, and
one of the five largest NGO Alliances in the world with a combined turnover of
over 1.5 billion USD annually.

 

Job Summary:  The Financial Inclusion Assistant will work
under the supervision of the Project Manager – Livelihoods, Yumbe, West Nile.
S/he will support with the development and implementation of all VSLA
activities including mobilization and beneficiary identification, formation of
Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), training on IGAs and reporting,
among others. The incumbent will support Digitalization of VSLAs, linking VSLAs
to financial institutions for savings and credit,support the  VSLA Game App project implementation in
Yumbe; and training and monitoring of the VSLA agents. The incumbent will
target both refugees and host community members. The position will work very
closely with the Digital and innovations coordinator and other Project managers
to ensure all targets are met, high quality of work, identify and address
programmatic and partner relations challenges in timely and effective manner.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
increased access of identified beneficiaries to financial services; including
activities relating to Digitalization of VSLAs and linkage to financial
institutions.

·       
Work
with DCA and community structures to establish new and maintain existing VSLAs
with an aim of promoting financial inclusion and improving livelihoods.

·       
Identify
capacity gaps and challenges for beneficiaries, skills and knowledge they have
in VSLA, business development and income generating activities and work with
supervisor to effectively address them.

·       
Support
DCA field operations to raise awareness about access to finance for refugees
and host communities within the financial community and to establish
partnerships with qualified financial service providers.

·       
Empower
groups through training beneficiaries on VSLA methodology, including group
governance and leadership, group dynamics, rapid appraisal of income generating
activities.

·       
Continuously
monitor the progress and cohesion of VSLA groups through attending their
meetings and ensuring proper documentation of share purchases, social
contributions, borrowing and repayment of loans

·       
Identify
and build solid partnerships with the financial sector, competent technical
agencies and others that can bring knowledge, know-how and networks in support
of creating financial inclusion opportunities for refugees and hosting
communities.

·       
Raise awareness
about the needs of refugees and host communities in access to finance and on
the work done by DCA in the area of financial inclusion by presenting at
coordination meetings or at other forums whenever requested.

·       
Mentor
and coach groups to use the VSLA tool kit

·       
Implement
the electronic saving group information exchange Management Information System
(SAVIX-MIS)

·       
Actively
participate in the periodic meetings and events

·       
Document
processes during farmer engagements and document change stories

·       
Develop
weekly, monthly plans and produce activity, weekly, monthly reports and change
stories

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Financial Inclusion Assistant job
placement must hold a bachelor’s degree in development studies, economics,
business administration, agribusiness, microfinance, SWASA or other related
fields.

·       
At least
three years of experience working directly in financial inclusion and digital
literacy with community development, preferably in a refugee setting.

·       
Proven
experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries

·       
Good
interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

·       
Knowledge
and experience of VSLA methodology

·       
Knowledge
and experience training the financial literacy curriculum

·       
Knowledge
and experience using MS word, excel and power point

·       
Team
player and ability to work under minimum supervision

·       
Languages:
Fluency in English and local
languages

 

 

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their CV and cover letter via the application link
provided below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 9th September 2020

 

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