Livelihoods Mentor

Website Caritas Czech Republic

international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

CARITAS CZECH REPUBLIC

an international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development cooperation, currently implementing a project funded by UNHCR focusing on Urban Refugees Livelihoods is looking for a

LIVELIHOODS MENTOR

Responsibilities:

  • Support and assist the Livelihoods Officer
  • Carry out day-to-day implementation of livelihoods-related activities according to project document such as organization, facilitation and follow-up, capacity building, workshops and case management of beneficiaries (extremely vulnerable households in Lusaka compounds) in the graduation approach project component
  • Act as a professional mentor, providing participants expert advice on development of a roadmap, selection of a business idea or job opportunity, implementation of developed business plan, savings mechanisms, financial management, life skills, including career counselling and entrepreneurship guidance.
  • Monitor each participants milestones and progress towards “graduation” through regular, systemic data collection and reporting
  • Provide support and advice on business linkages including private sector engagement opportunities
  • Conduct diagnostic-based group gatherings to share experience thus supporting collective learning and improving horizontal networks and linkages
  • Create a comfortable space for participants to open up about any psychosocial or protection needs
  • Make referrals to appropriate support systems; follow up to ensure participants are healthy, safe and able to engage in livelihoods;
  • Participate in regular reporting, draw up action plans, assessments of progress, data collection, etc.

Requirements:

  • University/college education – degree/diploma in entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, or administration
  • Certificate or diploma in human resource management, career counselling, couching and mentoring
  • Minimum 2 years proven experience in facilitation of entrepreneurship trainings, life skills, savings and financial literacy; knowledge of ILO SIYB and Get Ahead tools is an advantage
  • Experience in couching and mentoring, case management, entrepreneurship guidance
  • Minimum 1 year experience in career counselling, peer mentoring, career development or human resource management
  • Demonstrated understanding of Lusaka business and employment environment
  • Experience with project implementation, working with international organizations or NGOs is an advantage
  • Fluent in English – written and spoken, good knowledge of Chinyanja, French is an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and organizational skills
  • Good computer skills – MS office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet
  • Integrity and willingness to work and produce results in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment in Lusaka compounds
  • Good time management, commitment, team worker, innovative, reliable and hardworking, able to work under pressure

Duty station: Lusaka, Zambia

Starting date: February 2017                                  Position: national

To apply for this position, please submit your full application consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and  motivation letter (1 page) by the 19th January, 2017 17:00 to the following email address: [email protected] or at our office. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please use the following subject in your email/post: Livelihoods Mentor – Lusaka.

For the title of cover letter and curriculum vitae, follow this wording:

Surname, Name, Livelihoods Mentor –  curriculum vitae

Surname, Name, Livelihoods Mentor – cover letter

Caritas Czech Republic reserves the right to cancel the process at any stage.

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