Omega Foundation Economic Empowerment Officer Job in Homa Bay Kenya 2013

Organization: Omega Foundation

Title: Economic Empowerment Officer

Reports To: Project Coordinator

Location: Homa Bay

Closing Date: 15th January, 2013

Main Purpose and Scope

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an Economic Empowerment Officer to be based in Homa bay to perform the functions outlined below:

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Support Omega Foundation affiliated support groups, CBOs and individuals in the identification of economic opportunities within their operating environment
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship skills transfer for program staff, partners, affiliates and stakeholders through trainings and other necessary means.
  • Working closely with Project Coordinator, Programs Manager and Program Officers, develop a strategy for identifying and building the capacity of Omega Foundation Staff, Partners and other Stakeholders on economic empowerment issues.
  • Provide technical support to staff of affiliates to ensure quality and timely implementation of all program activities;
  • Initiate linkage to micro-finance and other lending institutions for enterprise sustainability
  • Work closely with advocacy department at OF to mount lobby and advocacy initiatives targeting microfinance and other lending institutions for friendlier loaning services to CBOs, Support groups and individual enterprises.
  • Maintain contacts with concerned governmental institutions as appropriate, and develop regular contact with NGOs and Micro-finance institutions working with the economic empowerment program sector.
  • Preparation of timely monthly, quarterly and end of year reports for the program; develop work plans, project briefs, case stories and other documentation that will result into quality reporting, profiling and lessons sharing for enhancing the program strategy.
  • Facilitate the development, preparation and review of entrepreneurship training materials as appropriate (handouts, exercises, presentations etc.)
  • Through regular needs assessment targeting OF supported schools and other OVC institutions, identify potential IGA opportunities for funding to ensure program sustainability.
  • Ensure gender sensitivity of all economic empowerment program design and activities
  • Promote sharing of ideas and lessons learned across regions in order to generate and document “best practices” that can be applied in fieldwork.
  • Represent Omega Foundation at various program wide meetings including those with donors, government and/or NGOs.
 Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma level education in Business Management /Entrepreneurship studies, Social work and or community development.
  • At least 2 years of experience in community development preferably in the field of enterprise development
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
  • Knowledge and Use of computer (Ms Office).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential.
  • Must demonstrate sound training expertise and skills in a cross-cultural setting
Desirable skills
  • In depth knowledge of economic empowerment programs and approaches.
  • Proven success and a track record integrating and harmonizing ideas within a team and with external stakeholders.
Terms & Conditions:
  • Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  • One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to;

Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Application deadline is 15th January, 2013.
E-mail applications should be addressed to

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