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Young Women in Enterprise
Community Based Organization (CBO) CoordinatorGeneral Information
TechnoServe is an international, non-profit economic development organization
founded in 1968 out of a conviction that a vibrant private sector is an
essential foundation for economic growth and poverty reduction.
TechnoServe undertakes targeted, catalytic technical assistance and other
programming to increase the competitiveness of entrepreneurs, businesses and
industries that in-turn provide sustainable employment, inclusion of the poor
and increased incomes.
TechnoServe operates in 26 developing countries with over 1000 employees.
For more information, visitwww.technoserve.orgProgram Description
TechnoServes Young Women in Enterprise has been implementing an adolescent girls
economic empowerment program based in Kawangware and Mathare areas of Nairobi.
Building on the success of the YWE program, TechnoServe will expand to new slums
to reach additional girls with a model adapted to reach younger out of school
and most vulnerable girls, age 14-19.
Additionally the model will include establishing five girl owned and managed
Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that will carry on the work of girl
empowerment in their local communities.
This model dubbed for girls by girls will empower girls to be agents for change
in their lives, household and community.In this regard the Young Women in
Enterprise Program is seeking to engage aCommunity Based Organisation (CBO)
Coordinatorwho will be located in Nairobi whose work will be to establish,
coordinate and operationalize the girls CBOs.
This will be a contract work for 10 months.General Job Description
Targeting 14-19 years girls and young women, the CBO coordinator will primarily
establish the girls CBOs, ensure they are operational, they are running income
generating activities and that they are providing training to vulnerable girls
from the community as well as provide necessary linkages .
The CBOs will train target girls in Entrepreneurship, Lifeskills, Financial
literacy and employability. Reporting to the Program Manager for the Young Women
in Enterprise and working as part of a larger team; the CBO coordinator will:
The coordinator will work with the Senior trainers and the CBO management to
mentor the CBOs training team in order to improve the quality of the
intervention and build the capacity of CBOs management.
Support the CBOs with the strategic planning process and systems development,
identify and start income generating opportunities and develop business plans.
Support the CBOs Management to fundraise and build the CBOs capacity in writing
fundraising proposals and to develop strategic alliances and networks.
The coordinator will support the CBOs to constitute a board of directors and
will sit in the board meetings.
Facilitate the CBO to register with the appropriate legal body.
Facilitate the CBO to develop and utilize the relevant policy documents &
procedures (Constitution, By-laws, Operational manual, Finance policy, HR
Identify the training gaps and build capacity especially in the following areas:
community organization, facilitation skills, fundraising, basic book keeping /
finance management, leadership, planning & budgeting, group dynamics, proposal
writing, report writing .
Facilitate the CBO to develop and establish sound systems and procedures for
project control e.g in finance, programs, procurement, approvals.
Facilitate the CBO to develop simple, effective and user friendly M&E tools,
reports and documentations.
Support the CBO establishes networks with other development stakeholders for
information and resource sharing.
Bachelors Degree in Business (marketing), project management, sociology or other
relevant field with at least of 3 years experience in a role that involves
institutional capacity building, fundraising, strategic planning, and business
Demonstrated capability in managing people.
Strong interpersonal and cross cultural skills
Excellent communication skills required
Ability to communicate effectively across a range of seniority levels
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Qualified applicants to send their application letters indicating their current
salary, and current CV to; firstname.lastname@example.orgDeadline for applications is
5.00pm, Wednesday 24th April 2013
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