Programme Assistant (Financial Inclusion) Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Programme Assistant (Financial Inclusion)

Hiring Organization: Echo Network Job Summary
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/24/2024

The Programme Assistant is responsible for handling all the assigned activities and initiatives that promote affordable and accessible financial and non-financial services for women and their families.

Key Tasks, Duties And Responsibilities

The Financial Inclusion Programme Assistant is responsible for:


  • To assist in training on financial and non-financial programmes for women and communities
  • Training on group formation, group dynamics and enhancing capacity for women to participate effectively in financial inclusion initiatives.
  • Financial Literacy and entrepreneurial skills.

Credit Provision

  • Disburse loans of different products to different women groups as per the budget.
  • To provide a financial health check after the receipt of financial support to ensure that the women continue to manage their finances effectively.
  • Business assessment of all the women groups eligible for the Revolving Loan Fund
  • Create linkages with financial and non-financial institutions
  • Mobilize resources for the initiative.
  • Working in collaboration with LIPs Local Implementing Partners to ensure flow of activities
  • Conduct follow-ups on loan disbursements & repayment and ensure clean portfolio

Advocacy and Networking

  • Facilitate market Linkages to our beneficiaries
  • Assist in lobbying and advocacy towards women-responsive laws and policies on financial inclusion.
  • Build linkages with the informal sectors to train on savings schemes amongst the informal groups

Client Engagement

  • Contributing in the development of a policy for the Revolving Loan Fund for the LIPs.
  • Involvement in documentation of the success stories within the communities.
  • Mapping of new women groups to strengthen and ensure continuous growth.


  • Diploma in Business Administration, Social studies, Economics or related field. A degree is an added advantage.


  • At least 2 years related experience in programme planning and implementation
  • Report writing and knowledge of project life cycle
  • Solid knowledge of the financial inclusion sector as evidenced by minimum 3 years of professional experience in the sector as a researcher or provider
  • Practical experience in conducting needs assessments of Microfinance clients and analysis of results

Professional/ Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to evaluate businesses and business plans
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong presentation, training and facilitation skills
  • Mobilization and coordination skills

Personal Attributes

  • Tech savvy
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work independently with minimum supervision
  • High integrity and ethical conduct
  • Accountable for results

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