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About the Project:

Sparkassen Foundation is a German non-profit organization that is about to start its operations in Kenya. The German Sparkassen Finance Group, a group of hundreds of retail banks, associations, and specialized financial institutions committed to providing financial services particularly to people of all social backgrounds and to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The Sparkassen Finance Group is a market leader in their target segments and has been successfully operating for more than 200 years in Germany. Within their Sparkassen Foundation they combine their high degree of professionalism with a strong social mandate for the communities with a focus on promoting Financial Literary, Capacity Development for financial institutions, MSME Finance, Rural Development and Green Finance.

Since inception, Sparkassen Foundation has implemented development projects in more than 80 countries. In a bid to expand its operations in Eastern Africa, Sparkassen Foundation seeks to work in partnership with the African Confederation of Co-operative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA); an umbrella organization of national apex bodies of Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Africa to effectively and sustainably promote financial inclusion in Kenya.

The overall goal of the Institutional strengthening project is to support ACCOSCA in its long-term efforts to empower SACCOs in Kenya.

Target Population and Geographical Coverage:

The target population will be both rural and urban Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) in Kenya.

Purpose of the Assignment

The overall purpose of the assignment is to conduct IT Needs Assessment amongst SACCOs in Kenya. Data obtained from the assessment will also be utilized to inform the project interventions and implementation strategies.

Specifically, the needs assessment will focus on the following objectives:

i. Assess the need for shared services: Big data, data management software,

ii. Assess the need for shared services: Core banking software and

iii. Assess the need for shared services: Branching

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