SILC Coordinator Job Placement – Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV) Ministries

Job Title:    SILC Coordinator
Organization: Friends of
Christ Revival (FOC-REV) Ministries
Project Name: USAID Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) Project 
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protect Manager
About US:
Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV) Ministries Uganda is a
non-governmental, non-profit, non-political, inter-denominational charitable
organization that was established in 1999 by a group of volunteers as a
response to a crisis caused by HIV &AIDS and poverty in rural communities
in Uganda. FOC-REV Ministries Uganda exists to work with the poor and
marginalized rural people to improve their livelihood and increase
self-reliance through education support, health services advocacy, food
security and networking.
About USAID SOCY Project:
Friends of Christ Revival (FOC-REV) Ministries Uganda will be
implementing a Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) project
targeting Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Hoima and Luwero districts, funded
by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through
Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The SOCY project interventions shall be
focusing primarily on OVC Case Management and household economic strengthening
through savings groups and associated interventions and parenting/caregiver
Job Summary: The SILC
Coordinator will provide leadership in the implementation of Household economic
strengthening activities using Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC)
methodology as an entry strategy for improving economic status of Children
youth and their caregivers. S/he will ensure efficient data collection, analyse
MIS data, adapt training toolkits to ensure program quality, and submit monthly
and quarterly trend analysis and management reports to the program manager. The
incumbent will also be responsible for providing operational and technical
assistance to Economic systems strengthening team geared towards scaling up SILC+
programs in Luwero District following industry standards.
Key Duties and
  • Work in close collaboration with CSOs
    working on beneficiary enrolment, assessment and protection formal and
    informal structures to ensure a comprehensive response to the needs of the
    project beneficiaries.
  • The jobholder will manage the integration
    of HES in the project and provide timely and detailed positive feedback to
    improve integration.
  • Mentor and build the capacity of Program
    officers/supervisors to integrate SILC into their development activities
    and additives.
  • Coordinate preparation of quarterly and
    annual plans, budgets and reports for the component.
  • Work with agro-enterprise technical lead
    to support SILC supervisors to facilitate and coordinate implementation of
    farmer enterprise development and market linkages
  • Provide technical assistance and manage
    the development, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the HES portfolio
    in the project.
  • Provide input into recruitment and
    orientation of new SILC staff as may be required.
  • Prepare project specific work plans,
    detailed implementation plans and project schedules } based on project
    agreements and contractual obligations.
  • Take part in budget processes and periodic
    budget reviews for partners’ SILC activities e.g. trainings and field
    monitoring visits.
  • Work in close collaboration with other
    project staff and partners, work to identify capacity gaps with regards to
    Project activities in the District.
  • Design and support training for staff
    project beneficiaries in workshops and group level
  • Build the capacity of project staff on the
    SILC methodology and other HES
  • Guide and support project staff in their
    efforts to train Field Agents and supervisors.
Management Information System:
  • Maintain the partner level SAVIX MIS.
  • Ensure project is trained in use and
    management of SAVIX MIS.
  • Guide and support staff in their efforts
    to collect and analyze data on a monthly basis.
  • Use and study information captured through
    the SAVIX MIS, Production and Marketing to submit monthly and quarterly
    trend analysis reports.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Project
    SILC Coordinator should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Micro-Finance, Social Sciences or Business-related courses from a
    reputable organization.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    savings-led microfinance models e.g. Village Savings and Loans (VSL),
    Savings for Change, CO-SAVE, SILC, etc and management of OVC projects in a
    rural setting
  • Honesty
  • Self-drive
  • Good leadership/Management skills
  • Good team player
  • Thematic knowledge of Microfinance
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Computer proficiency
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs, cover letters and relevant documentation via email or hand
deliver to the Executive Director, FOC-REV, Emunnu Complex, Plot 10 Busia
Email to:
Deadline: 24th March
2017 by 5:00 pm
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for the interviews.

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