Community Based Facilitators
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, and field offices in Moroto, Kiryandongo, Kyaka II, Yumbe and Imvepi
The IRC is seeking for 3 Community Based facilitators for the forthcoming 5 year REBUILD Project. With IKEA Foundation funding, IRC plans to develop a model to leverage our established network of Community-Based Trainers (CBFs) to connect entrepreneur VSLA members to formal financial services and Private Service Actors. Currently, CBFs activities are supported by IRC funding only during project implementation, creating a transitory position that is not able to ensure long term fidelity to best practices. Part of the strategy is to ensure that CBTs are formalized and connected local financial services providers and Private Service Providers. CBFs will be better equipped to ensure VSLAs are sustainable, replicable, and that members continue to have access to expanded service offerings beyond IRC programming. Ultimately, our aim is to discover if increased capacity, purview, and analysis of the CBT role can help entrepreneurs develop advanced financial literacy skills and access formalized financing to grow their businesses.
Scope of Work:
Reporting to the Bank linkage Officer, the CBF will be responsible for assisting in oversight of the day-to-day program through Clients registration, interpretation and linkage activities of the urban refugee economic empowerment project interventions in Kampala
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Mobilizes community members for VSLA group formation and training them on VSLA principles and methodologies.
- Attends all the group saving meetings and offers technical support to the groups during their saving meetings.
- Collects weekly/monthly data from the respective groups that he/ she is supporting and submits to the Bank linkage Officer.
- Mobilizes group members in case of any group engagement activities such as trainings and visits.
- Prepares weekly monitoring work plans and shares them with the groups on a weekly or monthly basis.
- Attends capacity building trainings organized by the IRC in relation to the area of context.
- Identifies mature VSLA groups for financial linkages and trains them in bank linkage processes.
- Supports VSLA groups with documentation for financial linkages and work in relation with the identified bank.
- Support mature groups to formalize their operations through registration with Kampala City Authority
- Prepare and submit monthly activity completion reports on every 1st Friday of the new month.
- Support the identification and verification of beneficiaries for livelihood support and training at the livelihood center for different services to be offered.
- Participate in the M&E data collection and documentation of success stories as required.
- Participate in quarterly program review and planning meetings hosted by IRC and raise related concerns where need be.
- Ensure that local leaders are correctly informed of the IRC Project activities and keep them updated when needed.
- Be professional as per the IRC Professional Code of Conduct standards IRC and always look towards not jeopardizing the IRC humanitarian mission.
- Support any other official duties that may be assigned from time to time in accordance with IRC policies.