Development of Youth Savings At Practical Action

Development of Youth Savings At Practical Action

Development of Youth Savings and Loaning Association (YSLA) Guidelines and Training of Trainers

Job type: Consultancy
Job category: Program/Project Management
Hiring Organization: Practical Action
Education level: Bachelor’s degree or higher
Experience: 5-9 years
Deadline: March 1, 2024
Location: Kisumu, Homabay, Siaya, Nyamira, Migori, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, and Kakamega Counties, Kenya


Practical Action, an international development organization, is seeking a consultant to develop Youth Savings and Loaning Association (YSLA) guidelines and provide training of trainers. This initiative aims to enhance access to financial facilities for young farmers in Kenya’s agriculture sector.

Assignment Overview

The consultant will profile existing Village Savings and Loaning Associations (VSLAs) with youth membership, conduct needs assessments, develop operational guidelines, and train YSLA groups. The objective is to improve financial inclusion and business operations among young men and women in the Resilient Agriculture for Youth (RAY) project.

Scope of Work

  • Profile existing VSLAs with youth membership.
  • Conduct YSLA skills needs assessment.
  • Develop detailed YSLA operational guidelines.
  • Train YSLAs and provide coaching sessions.
  • Support registration of YSLAs as legal entities.

Duration and Methodology

  • Duration: March 15, 2024, to August 31, 2024
  • Methodology: Inception phase, implementation phase, and monitoring of guidelines’ implementation.


  • Inception report incorporating desk review and work plan.
  • Interim reports highlighting progress and lessons learned.
  • Final report meeting the objectives and scope of the TOR.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Over 5 years’ experience engaging with YSLAs.
  • Community economic development expertise.
  • Familiarity with gender equality issues in agriculture.
  • Knowledge of Western and Nyanza Regions.

How to Apply

Interested consulting entities should submit a detailed proposal, capability statement, financial proposal, evidence of experience, and CVs to with the subject line “Youth Savings & Loaning Association Consultant” by March 1, 2024.

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Practical Action is committed to diversity and inclusion. Candidates must have the right to live and work in Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Development of Youth Savings At Practical Action

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