Field Officer at Boma Projects

  • Full Time
  • Marsabit

Boma Projects

Job Summary:

The Field Officer role involves overseeing program delivery and coordinating Mentors in the assigned region. This position reports to the BOMA Program Manager responsible for that area. The primary responsibilities include providing direct supervision to Mentors to ensure program activities are executed timely, within budget, and as per agreed targets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Programmatic Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinate program activities carried out by Mentors.
  • Identify eligible households for the SEED approach through Participatory Vulnerability Ranking and targeting tools based on set criteria.
  • Introduce the SEED program approach to Locational Committee members and collaborate with them on targeting and implementation.
  • Facilitate the formation of business groups and assist in community-based market assessments to help program participants identify viable business opportunities.
  • Support market and financial linkages, including value chain development for SEED businesses, registration of savings groups, and connecting SEED businesses with markets and financial institutions.
  • Assist business groups in forming savings associations for members to access credit and promote long-term business growth.
  • Train women in various business skills such as supply and demand, profit and pricing, marketing, and record-keeping.
  • Provide detailed monthly reports on group performance to the Program Manager using BOMA’s reporting template.
  • Ensure consistent and uniform delivery of VSLA micro-training across all saving groups.
  • Coordinate project activities, including grant distributions and trainings, with support from the Program Manager.
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure timely and quality targeting verification, baseline and end-line data collection, and monitoring activities using digital technology.
  • Ensure mentors submit timesheets accurately and on time.
  • Use Performance Insights (BOMA’s Technology Platform) to monitor data uploaded by mentors, identify outliers, and improve program results.
  • Conduct regular spot checks on business and savings groups to ensure data quality and provide support to mentors.
  • Follow the weekly work schedule assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Conduct business and savings group training sessions for participants and households.

Administrative Duties:

  • Assist in the recruitment process for mentor positions.
  • Participate in new staff onboarding, working closely with the People Department and departmental heads.
  • Identify training needs for mentors under your supervision in collaboration with the People Department and various departmental representatives.
  • Support in conducting exit interviews and managing the exit process, including employee clearance for mentors.
  • Conduct performance reviews for mentors and implement outcomes like Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) as guided by the People Department.
  • Handle disciplinary issues for mentors and escalate matters beyond your scope to the Program Manager and/or People Department.
  • Report people-related matters concerning mentors to the Program Manager and People Department promptly, including leave planning and welfare issues.
  • Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the supervisor.

Educational Requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Community Development, Social Sciences, Business Management, Project Management, or a related field from a recognized institution.

Minimum Required Experience:

  • Degree holders should have at least 3 years of experience, while Diploma holders should have at least 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role in Northern Kenya.

Required Competences:

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate field activities.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Proven competency in data collection and basic analysis.
  • Self-driven and capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Strong report writing and computer skills.
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili, and the local dialects of the Counties of support.
  • Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to connect with people.
  • Expertise in facilitation and training, particularly in youth development.
  • Positive attitude and adaptable approach to work.
  • Ability to understand youth development issues, youth empowerment, and life skills.

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