Acumen Local Entrepreneurship Consultant Jobs in Kenya

Acumen Local Entrepreneurship Consultant Jobs in Kenya

The Project

  • This project is about understanding the needs of locally-owned energy and agricultural entrepreneurs in East Africa, and guiding investors toward new approaches based on our understanding of needs.


    The scope of work and expected deliverables:

  • Undertake a lit review of research on needs of early-stage East African entrepreneurs and barriers to investment capital (initial list of research references provided by Acumen).

  • Develop hypotheses on needs, roadblocks, capital needs. Develop ideas to address those needs or get around those barriers (e.g., is there a new investor approach? Is there a capacity gap? ). Test hypotheses and preliminary solution sets with local entrepreneurs, and impact investors

  • Build a roadmap for what investors should do differently to meet these needs in EA in the energy and agriculture sectors. The roadmap should answer questions like:

  • How can investors do valuations on these businesses?

  • What kind of investment capital do locally-owned enterprises need?

  • What are the revenue models that investors should be looking for?

  • What kind of creative financial instruments might best meet the needs of locally-owned enterprises? SAFEs, convertible notes, returnable grants, etc.

  • Armed with a roadmap, build a pipeline for Acumen of early-stage, locally-run companies in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda) detailing gaps.

  • Recommend what additional capacity building, technical assistance, training or mentoring companies need to build internal and investor readiness.

  • Take the road map “on the road”:

  • Develop case studies and workshop modules that can be shared more broadly with other
    local entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, incubators.

  • Partner with Acumen to co-convene investors interested in investing in locally-owned social enterprises.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • 8+ years experience. Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree preferred

  • Familiarity with the social enterprise and impact investing sectors, entrepreneurial ecosystems, strategy development

  • Preliminary understanding of the energy and agriculture space across East Africa

  • Have networks in the East Africa social enterprise sphere.

  • Research toward an end:

  • experience in designing and conducting primary interviews with key stakeholders to understand needs and approaches

  • Ability to scan the literature and pull out the implications. This is not an academic exercise, this is intended to influence the movement of capital.

  • Solid operational skills including problem solving and project management skills, including ability to work and deliver projects independently, proactively and under pressure

  • Effectively collaborates with and across teams, seeks, and provides constructive feedback.

  • Exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills: courtesy, tact, patience and strong teamwork

  • Authorized to work in an East African Country.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Acumen Local Entrepreneurship Consultant Jobs in Kenya

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