Somalia: Business Development & Financial Literacy Trainer

Overview of CTG:

  • CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of the position:

  • IOM’s, Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR) unit is seeking to recruit an experienced Business Development & Financial Literacy Trainer. The position will involve developing & adapting 2 curricula, basic financial literacy & business development/entrepreneurship, to a population with low literacy. The position will work closely with Social Workers, the Career Counselor & Trainer & other Instructors in the center (literacy/numeracy, vocational) to support individualized livelihood case plans for beneficiaries. Overall contract performance management will be done by the Business Development Assistant, under the supervision of the Center Manager with technical oversight from the Youth Livelihoods Officer.
  • The position sits within the Federal Govt. of Somalia’s National Program for the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants & is co-managed by DRP & IOM with dual reporting requirements

Role objective:

This is a full time position based in Baidoa. The specific tasks include:

Business development:

  • Develop & provide classroom teaching to implement a business development & entrepreneurship curriculum to teach young men with low literacy how to generate a business idea, start & manage a business &/or improve a business individually, as a shareholder, or as a cooperative.
  • Support beneficiaries in pursuing self employment & cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship.
  • Provide mentor ship, counselling & coaching to beneficiaries’ business startups.

Financial literacy:

  • Develop & provide classroom teaching to implement a financial literacy curriculum to teach young men with low literacy how to manage personal finances responsibly & obtain financial self sufficiency.
  • Motivate students to take control of their financial well being.
  • Develop & implement strategies to support & foster financial literacy to students.

General responsibilities:

  • Create, update & maintain training materials, manuals, handouts, practice exercises & administrative documentation.
  • Maintain standardized student assessments & record keeping system for student progress & attendance.
  • Work with social workers to ensure that student case files are maintained properly & student progress reports are reviewed periodically to reflect individual progress towards goals.
  • Participate in needs & interest assessments & regularly monitor beneficiaries’ well being & needs.
  • Establish rapport/trust with beneficiaries.
  • Integrate a variety of teaching strategies & curriculum content.
  • Give explanations, reasonable & appropriate assignments & directions clearly.
  • Organize the classroom to contribute to the learning process.
  • Perform other duties related to the DDR program as assigned by supervisor

Project reporting:

  • Overall contract performance management will be done by the Business Development Assistant, under the supervision of the Center Manager with technical oversight from the Youth Livelihoods Officer.

Team management:

  • This role does not have any team management responsibility.

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (essential).


  • Associate or University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Personal Finance, or Business.


  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience teaching adolescents or adults business development & entrepreneurship skills or financial literacy OR 7 – 10 years of personal experience starting & running a successful business.
  • Knowledge of financial literacy, budgeting/debt reduction, saving & problem solving & intervention strategies.
  • Skill in developing & presenting credible money management education.
  • Experience managing confidential information & managing attendance.
  • Prior experience working with vulnerable populations.
  • Computer literate (MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Prior experience in UN or NGO preferred.
  • Professional work experience in Southwest State.


  • Fluent in both Somali, English & Mai.


  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for action & manages constructive criticisms.
  • Client orientation: Works effectively well with client & stakeholders.
  • Continuous learning: Promotes continuous learning for self & others.
  • Communication: Listens & communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.
  • Creativity & initiative: Actively seeks new ways of improving programs or services.
  • Leadership & negotiation: Develops effective partnerships with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Performance management: Identify ways & implement actions to improve performance of self & others.
  • Planning & organizing: Plans work, anticipates risks & sets goals within area of responsibility.
  • Professionalism: Displays mastery of subject matter.
  • Teamwork: Contributes to a collegial team environment.
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.

Other relevant information:

  • This position is open for both internal & external candidates.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate & apply for this role on or before 10.8.2019.

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