Fresher Urban Entrepreneurship Officer INGO Jobs – Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Organization: Finnish
Refugee Council (FRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Livelihood
and Business Training Team Leader
About US:
Finnish Refugee
Council (FRC) is an INGO promoting adult education and community development
among refugees since 1997 as an operational partner to UNHCR and OPM.
Job Summary:   The Urban Entrepreneurship Officer will
mainly develop and implement among urban refugees the Business Skill training
activities including guidance to learners’ small enterprises, business planning
and budgeting. The incumbent will ensure regular visits to monitor activities
and conduct timely reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical advice
and skill development (40%)
  • Identify technical capacity and challenges for beneficiaries, skills
    and knowledge they have in small entrepreneurship, business skills, income
    generation, livelihood activities including saving and loans.
  • Identify and train volunteer Business Facilitators at community
    level to teach and mentor business learners, and monitor the teaching.
  • Provide advisory and mentoring support to existing / established
    enterprises of the business skill learners on business planning, budgeting
    and record keeping.
  • Train beneficiaries on governance and leadership, rapid appraisal of
    income generating activities and other capacity building trainings in
    order to enhance knowledge and skills to manage themselves independently.
Evaluation, Learning and Reporting (30%)
  • Conduct regular follow up visits to Business Skill learning groups,
    and learners’ enterprises, to see if they are applying the practises, and
    provide technical advice and mentorinig.
  • Track progress of the Business learning groups, and learners’
    enterprises, and keep records.
  • Facilitate data collection, and manage the information flow to the
    Team Leader and Program Manager.
  • Support the preparation of business skill learners’ enterprises own
    monitoring plans.
  • Consolidate and compile monthly, quarterly and annual reports,
    inclusive of success stories and lessons learnt.
Facilitate planning
and organising of Business Training Course and development of learners’
entrepreneurship skills (20%)
  • Conduct awareness on Small Business Skill Training course and entrepreneurship
    skill development among refugees and Ugandans in Kampala.
  • Develop work plans to ensure effective implementation of Business
    Skill Training.
  • Facilitate establishment of Business Skill learning groups.
  • Keep up-to-date with development issues and trends with regard to
    income generation, small business, community development in Uganda and
    refugee work.
Other (10 %)
  • Facilitate and link Business skill learners and entrepreneurs to
    trainings on life skills such as basic literacy and numeracy, VSLA, household
    financial affairs, risk management and planning.
  • Facilitate and link Business Skill learners’ enterprises to economic
    development activities provided by other actors.
  • Make sure there is balanced gender representation amongst
    beneficiaries, and women, youth and disabled are included.
  • Liaise with the Livelihood and Business Training Team Leader for all
    decisions related to Business Skill learning groups, entrepreneurship
    activities, VSLAs and livelihoods, and carry out other duties as may be

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) Urban
    Entrepreneurship Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Entrepreneurship, Business management, Economics, Urban Development or
    similar with strong experience on small scale urban business.
  • Experience in VSLA methodology, livelihoods, microfinance and IGA
  • Knowledge and hands-on-experience on running small urban enterprise
    is a must.
  • Experienced facilitator and trainer, with training material
    development skills.
  • Three years’ professional work experience in small urban business
    and enterprise promotion.
  • Working experience in resilience initiatives is highly
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and achieve results.
  • Experience working with non-governmental organisations, local
    communities, authorities.
  • Ability to use standard computing packages.
  • Knowledge of some of the languages spoken by major refugee groups in
    Kampala; Somali, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their Email applications to  
Please include in
your application letter:
  • Gross salary request,
  • Maximum 4-page long CV
  • Contact details (email and telephone) of
    3 professional reference persons.
Deadline: 22nd February 2019
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