Field Assistant at Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP) Uganda NGO


Job Title: Field Assistant
Organisation: Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Bicycles Against Poverty utilizes bicycles to increase accessibility to critical resources, facilitate community cooperation, and build financial management skills among low income entrepreneurs. Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP) will have over 1,000 active bicycle loans and will be adding new products to our line by September.

Job Summary: The Field Assistant will support the organization through the provision of timely logistical support, monitor field activities, and maintain high standard of loan repayments among BAP clients.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• In charge of ensuring loans are paid on time and clients are in good standing through working with Community Based Facilitators (CBFs) as well as traveling to BAP communities for follow-up
• The incumbent will be traveling regularly to field to collect reports and status updates from CBFs
• Responsible for implementing new mobile money system, which includes training groups on use of mobile money, setting up mobile money agents in rural locations, and improving overall system
• Managing program logistics including sensitisation of communities, applications for bicycle loans, delivery of bicycles to office, and distribution of bicycles to community
• Organising and implementing CBF on-boarding trainings
• General program and administrative activities including data entry into BAP database
• Routinely analysing current systems and providing feedback for improvements to help BAP grow

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the Field Assistant vacancy should hold a Diploma (minimum)
• A minimum of two years’ loan experience
• Preference given to those who have worked at SACCOs or MFIs
• Strong business management skills
• Group management experience (Preference given to those with VSLA experience)
• Past exposure and experience in marketing
• Excellent numerical skills
• Proactive and demonstrated leadership experience
• Ability to effective communicate, both orally and written
• Computer literacy skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint) and Google Drive. Strong preference for those with experience in Salesforce
• Fast-paced
• High degree of flexibility and ability to work in changing environment
• Broad knowledge and interest in business and social impact
• Willingness and eagerness to work non-traditional business hours to ensure that the work gets done
• Fluency in both English and Luo Required

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online by filling the form at the web link below.

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