02 VSLA Officer jobs at Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)


Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

02 VSLA Officer jobs

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 02

Deadline: 23 March 2022

Hiring Organization: Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Job Details:

Who We Are:
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. FRC is here by seeking suitably qualified and hardworking Ugandans to fill the following positions.

Position VSLA Officer
Vacancies 2
Contract type Fixed term
Location Kyangwali Refugee Settlement – Kikube (1 Vacancy)
Ayilo Refugee Settlement – Adjumani (1 Vacancy)
Reports To Livelihood Specialist / Project Manager

Job Purpose:
The key purpose of the job is to develop, promote and implement activities related to saving and loan groups at community level. The VSLA Officer is part of “Enhanced Livelihood Opportunity through Climate-Smart Agriculture” -project but provides technical support to other projects.

Key tasks:
• Identify technical capacity and challenges of beneficiaries’ skills and knowledge on VSLA and income generation activities, and plan & implement appropriate trainings.
• Facilitate establishment of village and saving loan groups among beneficiaries.
• Train beneficiaries on VSLA methodology – including group governance and leadership, and rapid appraisal of income generating activities.
• Provide guidance and advice on running the community VSLA groups.
• Track progress of VSLA groups and keep records.
• Facilitate data collection, compile reports.
• Link VSLA groups with other skill training such as literacy, financial literacy, life skills.
• Link VSLA members to economic development and income generating activities.


Qualifications and competencies:
• Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business management, Rural Development or similar.
• 3 years’ professional work experience in VSLA, IGA or business promotion.
• Willingness to travel and live in rural project locations.
• Experience working with non-governmental organisations and local communities.
• Ability to use standard computing packages.
• Knowledge of languages spoken by refugees is an added advantage.
• Riding skill is a MUST with valid riding licence.

Application procedure

Email Application to frcugandaadmin@refugeecouncil.fi  by 23rd March 2022
Application and CVs Should be one document and a maximum of 5 pages
Include in your application letter:
• Gross salary request,
• Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons.
Please quote the Position and Location in the subject line
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Do not email copies of certificates.

If you do not hear from FRC by end of April, your application has not been successful.

Date Posted: 2022-03-17

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