Action Africa Help - International Senior Business Incubator Officer Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help - International Senior Business Incubator Officer Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living.

With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Department:

  • Senior Business Incubator (SBI) Officer
    Reports to:
  • Area Manager
    Liaises with:
  • Programme Officer, Project Liaison Officer & Agribusiness Specialist
    Duty Station:
  • Kakuma and Kalobeyei Resettlement, Kenya

    Purpose of the role:

    The Senior Business Incubator Officer is responsible for setting up and coordinating the activities and services in the Incubator.

    S/he will be in charge of developing and providing business development support to the new entrepreneurs of the Incubator.

    The SBI Officer will develop and maintain a network of key stakeholders. S/he will work collaboratively with incubator small and micro business, writes and administers grants and facilitates the operation of the business incubator.

    The Senior Business Incubator Officer will supervise all operations in the incubation centre.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the business incubator facility, including marketing the facility, recruiting potential tenants, and assisting in screening potential start-ups and entrepreneurs
  • Works with business community and other stakeholders to stimulate economic development in the Kalobeyei Settlement and Kakuma camp.
  • Acts as a catalyst to strengthen the small-business support network by coordinating the delivery of services to clients and working closely with other business service providers to facilitate tenant and client success.
  • Evaluates and seeks potential funding sources through program revenue, grants, donors, etc.
  • Develops and maintains a client database, prepares periodic reports, and maintains records of projects, progress, and the status of the business incubation centre.
  • Coordinates, maintains, and reviews tenants’ facility needs to ensure the incubator is meeting current targeted industry needs.
  • Assists in developing, implementing and reviewing policies governing the operation of the business Incubation centre in Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlement
  • Conducts business coaching with clients
    on an individual basis
  • Manages funds by planning and developing the incubator budget, identify income sources.
  • Drafts proposals on behalf of the business for business expansions and sustainability

    Minimum Personal Specifications

    Minimum qualifications required

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is required; a Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred.
  • At least five years of business development or business counselling experience is required.

    Minimum relevant experience required
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of an administrative or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources or communications
  • Ability to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions will be with individuals or groups of business, or the general public.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents and organizations is required.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

    Desirable Skills
  • Marketing Skills to market the Incubator and Business Development coaching skills
  • Be the face of the Incubator and actively promote it through various channels etc.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitkenya@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 18th April, 2019.
  • The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer.
  • We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.
  • Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.
  • AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.
  • Selection will be done on a rolling basis.

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