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Kampala, Uganda



May 14, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

At TechnoServe, we provide struggling farmers and small business owners with the skills, connections, and confidence to earn a better living. With your help, we can empower people in low-income communities all over the world.

Job Title

Micro Enterprise Counsellor job at TechnoServe

Job Description

The Micro Enterprise Counsellor will support the implementation of TechnoServe’s efforts under VINES-Project and contribute to the overall delivery of program activities with Emphasis on building the capacity of youth entrepreneurs, Farmer Learning Center Hosts and Farmers. The Micro Enterprise Counsellor will work closely within the rural communities, participants and local stakeholders and will be responsible for timely and effective implementation of project activities and achievement of a portion of the project’s goal. S/he will be responsible for work planning, training of entrepreneurs, provision of business advisory support to the entrepreneurs and monitoring program impact/effectiveness at the individual entrepreneur level. The Micro Enterprise Counsellor will also be required to provide regular reports on the progress of the program activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Mobilization of participants to the program:

  • Promote the program and its benefits within the local communities in the program area

  • Identify and recruit participants who meet the stipulated program criteria of age, literacy and geographic location on to the program

  • Facilitate group orientation and team building activities to solidify relationships within the group and support identification of appropriate and safe training/meeting venues within the project area

  • Be a good representative of the organisation and the program as per policy.

Training & retention of Project beneficiaries:

  • Undergo training and upgrading of knowledge & skills on the program curriculum (participate in ToTs) as required

  • Deliver the program curriculum and training sessions as per the manual, adhering to the guidelines and standards of punctuality, size of class, use of materials, activities, lesson plans and ensuring that training is conducted as per approved program and cohort work plans

  • Ensure that delivery of technical training packages is of high quality, is appropriate to the local context (use of local language and local examples), and is effectively reaching participants

  • Identify Key skill gaps within different categories of trainees relative to the local economic opportunities and provide feedback to supervisor on training requirements/ needs

  • Track attendance and report on attrition or other challenges regularly to the area supervisor

  • Endeavour to follow up & support participants who face various challenges such as gender related problems, psychosocial related issues, poor attendance drop outs etc.

  • Ensure timeliness and quality of activity implementation.

  • Follow up on the trainees after the training to track their progress e.g. those who have started businesses or other activities. Provide advice, guidance and any other necessary support as needed by the participants

  • Actively participate in regular team meetings to track implementation progress and share relevant field data (e.g. attendance lists, feedback forms etc.)

  • Capture and share success stories of the entrepreneurs with the Micro Enterprise Specialist.

  • Collect relevant data for monitoring and evaluation purposes

  • Facilitate the mentoring of entrepreneurs to execute their business plans i.e. starting up and expanding their businesses

  • Work closely with the local stakeholders to ensure proper understanding of the program and enhance collaboration at the local level

  • Work with program staff to identify technical assistance needs at sub-county levels

  • Understand, respect and promote TechnoServe’s values, vision, and strategy in the implementation of assigned duties

Grow your Business

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A diploma in Business related discipline such as Business studies, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness.

  • A degree is an added advantage

  • Minimum of 2 years’ field experience with, Entrepreneurship development, Vendors and micro-retailor business support and engagement, youth and women entrepreneurship support.

  • Strong private sector experience, facilitation skills and Participatory Approaches and client relationship building

  • Relevant skills of Monitoring and Evaluation tools and practices including use of online digital platform for delivering trainings, data capturing and reporting

  • Good computer skills (Excel and MS word)

Preferred Qualifications;

  • Proficiency in the local languages (Lhukonzo)

  • Ability to ride Motorcycle with valid riding permit, or willingness to learn and acquire permit within one-month period

  • Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

Core Competencies include:

  • Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.

  • Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.

  • Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.

  • Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports diversity efforts. Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.

  • Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.

  • Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyse situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.

  • Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

  • Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.

  • Business Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and take decisions that make an impact on the overall business performance.

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