APDK Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

APDK Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

Background

APDK is a Society for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Kenya. Our Goal is to promote an inclusive society where persons with different abilities have access to affordable, quality rehabilitation services to become self-reliant.

This is further guided by APDK Vision to have an inclusive society where persons with different abilities are empowered.

Purpose

To oversee implementation of APDK National Programme work on Inclusive service provision to persons with disabilities while ensuring alignment and close working with Government, partners, other service providers, both internal and external stakeholders.

Business Development Officer

Reporting to the APDK National programs manager, the Business Development officer will take an active role the implementation of National programs and is expected to lead in the Designing, Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and periodical reporting for the designated project.

The successful candidate will also be expected to enhance development and management of relationships with all participating stakeholders.

Qualifications, Experience and Key competencies

  • A degree in Development Studies, Project Management, Business Administration or in Social Sciences.
  • Experience in participatory approaches in disability inclusive livelihoods and economic empowerment programming will be an added advantage
    Knowledge of training tools and methods.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience within NGO sector implementing large-scale/complex development program.
  • Experience in application of the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) in development.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing, managing and strengthening public -private partnerships with a range of diverse partners, consortium and alliances in the field of economic empowerment of vulnerable groups.
  • Working knowledge of disability sector in Kenya;
  • Willingness to adhere and commit to APDK Values and Child protection Policy.

    Other skills
  • Effective use of IT including Excel, Navision, Word, Power Point and managing database;
  • Excellent writing, communication, facilitation and presentation skills;
  • A team leader
  • Superior management flair

    Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and Manage designated Programme portfolio and support the Project management in line with contractual obligations.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with consortia members, Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (DPOs), participating stakeholders and line Government Ministries and Agencies.
  • Take lead in the design of inclusive internship/apprentice Programme including inducting target stakeholders on inclusive employment.
  • Support Development of inclusive curriculum for VTIs/TVETS and increase their accessibility and inclusiveness.
  • In line with the MEL framework, regularly monitor and report on performance of the Programme.

    Other Responsibilities
  • Ensure voice of persons with disabilities in the Programme through meaningful participation in decision making process.
  • Represent APDK in relevant working groups and ensure learning is shared as appropriate
  • Any other duty as will be delegated to by the Programmes Manager
  • The training coordinator will work closely with the program team in the implementation of APDK National Programme on Inclusive service provision to persons with disabilities while ensuring alignment and close working with Government, partners, other service providers and both internal and external stakeholders.
  • The Training Coordinator will take an active role in providing coordination and technical assistance to programmes and organize trainings and workshops in liaison with the team at the implementing branches of Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu.
  • This also includes development, strengthening, and management of relationships with all participating stakeholders.

    Qualifications, Experience and Key Competencies
  • A degree in Development studies, social sciences, Education, Human Resource, Public Health and related field appropriate to training assignments.
  • Knowledge of training tools and methods.
  • Proven ability to complete full training cycle: Assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor, evaluate & Share learning
  • Proven work experience as a Training Coordinator, Trainer Facilitator or similar role
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience within NGO sector implementing large-scale/complex development programmes.
  • Experience in application of the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) ins development.
  • Working knowledge of disability sector in Kenya;
  • Effective use of IT including Excel, Word, Power Point and managing database;
  • Excellent writing, communication, facilitation
    and presentation skills;
  • Willingness to adhere and commit to APDK Values and Child protection Policy

    Other skills
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Data gathering and analysis
  • Problem analysis and problem solving
  • Presentation skills
  • Facilitation skills

    Key Responsibilities
  • Managing, designing, developing, coordinating all training programs and identifying training materials
  • Lead training and coaching programs
  • Manage training schedules
  • Monitoring and reporting

    Other Responsibilities
  • Communicating with managers to identify training needs
  • Mapping out development plans for teams and individuals
  • Any other duty as will be delegated to by the Business Development Officer.

    Project Officer
  • The project officer will serve as an administrative function and support to the Project.
  • Overseeing tasks delegated to by the Business Development Officer.

    Qualifications, Experience and Key Competencies
  • A degree in a business administration/management, economics
  • A diploma in project management will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem solving
  • Must be able to proactively address potential issues
  • A collaborate working styles and a team player
  • Able to thrive in a highly volume deadline driven work experience

    Other skills
  • A positive and encouraging personality
  • Highly motivated with a positive work ethic
  • A reliable person, trustworthy and committed to the success of the project
  • Able to work independently with less supervision
  • A team player
  • Excellent computer skills

    Key Responsibilities
  • The project officer will provide operational and administrative assistance to the program manager and the program staff to maximize productivity
  • To perform a variety of administrative, coordination and logistical services in support of the operations of the program and assist with information management
  • To work closely with the team to support in development of creative concepts and proposals in all areas
  • To Collaborate with the whole project team, contributing to the entire project lifecycle

    Other Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate commitment to clients needs and confidentiality throughout the project cycle
  • To help discern requirements and assign tasks to team members
  • To report updates verbally and in written form to management
  • To organize, coordinate and monitor schedules to see that deadlines are met
  • Any other duty as will be delegated to by the Business Development officer.

    Terms of Contract
  • The appointment to these positions will be on a two (2) years contract, renewable for one (1) year subject to performance.
  • The successful candidates for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified persons are required to make their applications as follows: -
  • Submit application letter together with CV, a letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for APDK, copies of relevant Certificates and National ID to hr@apdk.org or send by post/hand delivery to the address shown below, clearly stating the job reference number on the envelop by close of business on 5th July 2019 by 5.00pm.
    Applications submitted after 5.00 pm on 5th of July, 2019 will not be accepted.
  • APDK avails equal employment opportunities to all Kenyans.
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.
  • Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
  • Completed applications should be submitted to:
  • The CEO
  • Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya
  • P.O. Box 46747 - 00100,
  • Nairobi. Waiyaki Way, Opp. ABC Place/Auto Express
  • Email: hr@apdk.org
  • For more information and job application details, see; APDK Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

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