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Volunteers Career Opportunities in Kenya (157 Positions) - Women Enterprise Fund

Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development.

The Fund was established under the Government Financial Management (Women Enterprise Fund) Regulations gazetted on 3rd August 2007 and is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030.

The Fund’s mission is “… to mobilize resources and offer access to affordable credit and business support services to women entrepreneurs”, our vision is “… to socially empower Kenyan women entrepreneurs for economic development”.

The Fund’s mandates are: provision of credit, capacity building of women borrowers, facilitation of local and international marketing, support linkages of women enterprises with big businesses and facilitation of development of infrastructure like markets, business incubators etc to support women businesses.

Due to growth, the organization now seeks to recruit dynamic and energetic Kenyans of unquestionable integrity who are passionate and committed to the cause of women empowerment and gender equality to fill the following positions.

Recruitment of Volunteers
(157 Positions)

Are you a young, dynamic, patriotic & passionate Kenyan yearning for an opportunity to serve your community and make a difference?

Do you believe in women economic empowerment and gender equality?

Do you want to be part of a solution in poverty reduction?

If YES, read on.

The Fund invites applications from qualified Kenyans from the under-listed 157 constituencies.

One vacancy exists in each constituency.

Duties and responsibilities of volunteers will be;

  • Creating awareness about the Fund.
  • Assisting Self Help Groups (SHGs) access and fill loan applications.
  • Building capacity of women borrowers.
  • Monitoring utilization of loans and repayment.
  • Providing the feedback link between SHGs and the Fund’s secretariat.
Qualifications
  • One must be a local resident in a particular constituency
  • Minimum holder of a Diploma in relevant field, e.g. social development, banking, business studies, entrepreneurship or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Fluency in the local language(s) and sensitive to the local cultures
  • Age 25 – 45 years
  • Possession of excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy is a must
Benefits to volunteers:
  • Volunteers will be trained as trainers of trainers (TOTs)
  • Volunteers could easily venture in private consultancies in the provision of business development services to the same communities or elsewhere given the thorough training the Fund will have exposed them to.
  • Volunteership will give them opportunity to maximize on their skills and abilities
  • Volunteers will be offered a unique opportunity to actively participate and address challenges facing their various communities
  • Volunteership will provide them with an opportunity to transform and improve the lives of the members of their community and their own lives.
  • Volunteership offers an excellent opportunity to give back to the community ones time, energy and skills. The feeling of self fulfillment/ living a purpose for doing a noble duty to ones community.
  • In addition to the above, this will strengthen their resumes & improve the employerability of the volunteers in the job market.
To paraphrase a former American President, “Ask not what Kenya can do for you, but what contribution you can make to your country and community.”

It is in this spirit that, “We enjoy political freedom because our grandmothers and fathers volunteered their services to liberate us from colonialists; it is now your turn to volunteer your skills, time and energy to liberate our mothers and sisters from the yoke of poverty and deliver economic freedom/financial abundance.”

Note:
 “This engagement is not on a full time basis.”

Coast Province, (14 Constituencies):
 Likoni, Malindi, Magharini, Kisauni, Mvita, Msambweni, Matuga, Bahari, Kaloleni, Lamu East, Lamu West, Mwatate, Voi, and Taveta.

Rift Valley Province, (41 Constituencies):
 Turkana North, Turkana Central, Turkana South, Kapenguria, Samburu West, Samburu East, Kwanza, Saboti, Cherangany, Eldoret North, Eldoret East, Marakwet East, Marakwet West, Keiyo North, Keiyo South, Mosop, Aldai, Emgwen, Baringo East, Baringo North, Baringo Central, Mogotio, Eldama Ravine, Laikipia West,
Naivasha, Nakuru Town, Kuresoi, Molo, Rongai, Subukia, Kilgoris, Narok North, Kajiado North, Bomet, Chepalungu, Sotik, Konoin, Bureti, Belgut, Ainamoi and Kipkelion.

Central Province, (23 Constituencies):
 Kinangop, Kipipiri, Ol Kalou, Ndaragwa, Tetu, Othaya, Mukurweini, Nyeri Town, Kieni, Mathira, Gichugu, Ndia, Kerugoya Kutus, Kangema, Kigumo, Juja, Gatanga, Gatundu South, Gatungu North, Limuru, Lari, Mwea and Mathioya.

Eastern Province, (29 Constituencies):
 Moyale, North Horr, Saku, Isiolo North, Isiolo South, Igembe, Ntonyiri, Tigania West, Tigania East, North Imenti, South Imenti, Nithi, Tharaka, Manyatta, Runyenjes, Gachoka, Siakago, Mwingi North, Mwingi South, Kitui West, Masinga, Kangundo, Kathiani, Machakos Town, Mwala, Mbooni, Makueni, Mutito and Kibwezi

Nyanza Province, ( 26 Constituencies):
 Gwassi, Rangwe, Ndhiwa, Kitutu Masaba, West Mugirango, Kitutu Chache, Kisumu Rural, Alego, Gem, Ugenya, Borabu, Nyaribari Masaba, Migori, Nyatike, Bondo, Rarieda, Muhoroni, Bonchari, Nyaribari Chache, Bomachoge, South Mugirango, Kuria, Kisumu East, Kisumu West, Karachuonyo and Kasipul Kabondo.

North Eastern Province (7 Constituencies):
 Wajir West, Wajir North, Dujis, Fafi, Lagdera, Ijara and Mandera East.

Western Province, (16 Constituencies):
 Malava, Mumias, Matungu, Lurambi, Emuhaya, Sabatia, Vihiga, Hamisi, Kimilili, Sirisia, Kanduyi, Bumula, Nambale, Butula, Funyula and Budalangi.

Nairobi Province, (1 Constituency):
 Kasarani.

Successful candidates will serve for a period of two years renewable and a small stipend will be paid.

Applicants are required to send in their applications stating why they want to volunteer, accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of testimonials and certificates to “THE DISTRICT GENDER OFFICER OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICT”

The envelopes should be clearly marked, “application for volunteership and the constituency.”

So as to be received on or before 5th August, 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Any canvassing prior to, during and/or after the interviews will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

This information is available on our website,
 www.wef.co.ke

“When you empower a woman, you have empowered a family and a whole nation”


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