CSS Capacity Development and Financial Education Advisor Job Feb 2022

CSS Capacity Development and Financial Education Advisor Job Feb 2022


Capacity Development and Financial Education Advisor  Background:

German Sparkassenstiftung Eastern Africa-Kenya (DSIK) is a German NGO that promotes  financial sector development. DSIK was established by several Sparkassen (savings banks) in  Germany in 1992. Since that, it has been working in more than 80 countries, successfully  carrying out more than 200 projects. We are now working in Eastern Africa for more than 10  years, focusing on strengthening institutions in the microfinance sector and its customers to  enhance access to finance and to develop capacities on the supply and the demand side of the  financial sector. Within the Eastern African Region, we are currently conducting projects in  Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, which are refinanced by the German Federal  Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für  internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ).

In Kenya, we work closely with our partners- African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and  Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) and Association of Microfinance Institutions in Kenya (AMFI-K).

It is within the above-mentioned context that DSIK seeks to hire a Capacity Development and  Financial Education Advisor to support the operations of its Country Office in Kenya.

Deployment location:  

Main location for the employee will be Nairobi in Kenya. Missions to other locations in Kenya as  well as to other countries in Eastern Africa, especially Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda  are possible.

Roles and responsibilities:  

  • Organize and execute trainings, workshops, and sessions on capacity development and  financial education for the target groups, in close collaboration with partners in Kenya
  • Develop and improve materials for capacity development and financial education
  • Organize relevant exchange study trips, meetings, workshops, and seminars
  • Support the recruitment of trainers as well as management of the trainer pool
  • Provide advice and support to our partners in Kenya, e.g., in creating and updating  action and training plans, organizing trainings, budgeting, and alike
  • Operative follow-up and logistics for all executed activities
  • Involve all partners and stakeholders to ensure optimum communication towards  achievement of project objectives
  • Support to develop the budget for activities in capacity development and financial  education
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of capacity development and financial education  activities
  • Prepare reports on all activities and provide a monthly report
  • Other tasks as assigned by the management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, banking, finance or any related subject; Master’s  degree is a plus
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the Kenyan microfinance sector, especially in the fields of  capacity development and financial education
  • Have proven skills as a trainer and in development of training material
  • Dynamic, creative, and fast moving in implementing activities
  • Mature with high integrity and having a high degree of self-responsibility
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, especially MS Word and MS Power Point
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili

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