Assistant Director of Enterprise Development Jobs in Kenya

Assistant Director of Enterprise Development Jobs in Kenya


Job Purpose

  • Implement the Authority’s mandate in the assigned region/ County to enhance the operating environment for micro and small enterprises in Kenya and guide them to thrive and be globally competitive.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Assist to develop and implement policies, projects and programmes in relation to Micro and Small Enterprises in the assigned region;

  • Implement the strategic plan in relation to the core mandate of the Authority;

  • Prepare and coordinate performance contracts, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of projects and programs relating to or affecting MSEs;

  • Set performance targets, develop work plans and implement them in compliance with the Authority’s plans and vision;

  • Organize workflow and implement ensuring effective performance of duties;

  • In liaison with headquarters, supervise the development, refurbishment, operationalization and utilization of the Authority’s Infrastructure Projects in the assigned region;

  • Develop, nurture and implement partnerships with relevant stakeholders to enhance business performance of micro and small enterprises;

  • Develop, nurture, maintain and strengthen effective collaboration and partnerships with organs of Government and Government agencies, County Governments, Regional and international organizations, private sector, non-governmental organizations and other Stakeholders;

  • Undertake such other functions related to the implementation of the promotion and development objectives of the Micro and Small Enterprises Act 2012.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Implement programmes to facilitate research, product development and patenting in the micro and small enterprises sector;

  • Assist in conducting research on business development services and marketing needs of MSEs;

  • Implement programmes to enhance access to markets by micro and small enterprises;

  • Assist to implement programmes to promote innovation by micro and small enterprises;

  • Initiate and promote innovation and development of products by micro and small enterprises;

  • Assist to design and implement capacity building programmes for micro and small enterprises;

  • Assist by facilitating technology development, acquisition and transfer by micro and small enterprises;

  • Initiate and Implement linkages for product development and patenting in the micro and small enterprises sector;

  • Develop reports on the Authority’s programmes and projects in the assigned region;

  • Support MSE Registration activities in the assigned region;

  • Liaise with stakeholders on program development and implementation;

  • Prepare periodic and quarterly reports;

  • Prepare budget estimates for the assigned region’s activities and work plan;

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Authority/County Strategic Plans;

  • Disseminate information about MSE Fund;

  • Develop proposals for operationalization of CIDCs and Coordinating their utilization;

  • Implement post Covid 19
    recovery programs for the MSE sector in Kenya;

  • Exercise and perform other functions which the Authority may determine from time to time. Job
    Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Strategic Management, Agri-Business, Natural Sciences, Marketing, Enterprise Development/Entrepreneurship, Business Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Strategic Management, Agri-Business, Marketing, Enterprise Development /Entrepreneurship, Business Management.

  • Certificate in Project Management lasting not less than two weeks or a comparable qualification from a recognised institution.

  • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognised institution

  • Certificate in entrepreneurship course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognised institution

  • Certificate in computer application skills

  • Demonstrated high administrative and leadership capabilities.

  • Previous relevant work experience required.

  • Served in the grade of Senior Enterprise Development Officer or in a comparable position in Public /Private Sector for a minimum period of (3) years.

    How to apply

  • All Shortlisted candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya and produce the following documents when attending the interview: -

    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Clearance Certificate (EACC)

    • Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate (KRA)

    • Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate(HELB)

    • Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

    • Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau

    • Original Academic Certificates

    • Certified Copies of Original Academic and Professional Certificates

    • Other testimonials

  • Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to apply by filing the MSEA Job Application Form and Job Application summary accessed via the following link https://msea.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Candidate-profile-form.doc and send to the email

  • kyeoprecruitment@msea.go.ke so as to be received not later than 19th July, 2021.

  • MSEA is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing of any form shall lead to automatic disqualification.


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