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WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND ICT'S ADVISOR

The assignment is likely to last up to six months under the following terms: Settling in grant, personal accident insurance; economy class return ticket; a tax free monthly allowance to cover modest housing and personal costs in the country of assignment. If the contract is extended beyond six months, there is an extenders leave and ticket to your home country may be provided.

The Commonwealth Service Abroad Programme (CSAP) seeks candidates from Commonwealth member countries for assignments in Kenya and Cameroon who would be required to undertake the following;

- Facilitate an assessment of needs in the project countries and support establishment of data bases on existing frameworks for support for women entrepreneurs.

- Facilitate stakeholder consultation and development of institutional capacity and structural support for women entrepreneurs in a designated country.

- Network and create links with other organisations (in government, private sector and civil society and networks to provide national and international linkages for support to women entrepreneurs.

- Provide technical support in the development of a website with information on the network, support services, contact information regarding different stakeholders, mentoring etc.

- Training in ICT's would be provided with support of partner organisations to key people who would help manage the website.

- Support capacity enhancement and training activities on the basis of findings of the needs assessments and institutional development.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

- A minimum of Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences;

- At least five years experience in Small & Micro Enterprise programmes for women;

- Good liaison and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;

- Proficiency in IT applications for business including web design;

- Good report-writing and editing skills and ability to produce high quality work independently.

TO APPLY:

Submit applications with CV to j.lek@commonwealth.int (please mention CharityJOB).

http://www.thecommonwealth.org

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, 30 MAY 2005.

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