ITC Business and Entrepreneurship Consultant Jobs in Dadaab, Kenya

ITC Business and Entrepreneurship Consultant Jobs in Dadaab, Kenya

Background
About ITC:

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, focusing in particular on developing the export capabilities of small and medium-sized businesses in developing and transition economies.

ITC is 100% “Aid for Trade”, supporting trade that delivers inclusive and sustainable development results.

About the assignment:

The Refugee Employment & Skills Initiative (RESI) deploys innovative ways to address livelihoods development in protracted humanitarian situations.

The RESI approach harnesses productive potential and works towards building market connections for the benefit of refugees and local communities to enhance shared growth.

Central to RESI’s approach is its two-fold intervention; promoting the development of commercially valuable skills for refugees and host communities alike while supporting local small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in creating value and employment in the host countries through increased national, regional and international business.

The RESI Phase I project was launched in Dadaab in 2017 and worked with refugees and host community members to support them to build digital skills for online freelancing and then connect to international markets and jobs.

RESI Dadaab Phase II will continue to build on this work, targeting new freelancing markets and working to enhance the business ecosystem of Dadaab.

A key component of this work is the business and entrepreneurship development support provided for both freelancers in training and local micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs).

After joining the RESI team, the RESI Business and Entrepreneurship Consultant will provide localized trainings using ITC methodologies and content for entrepreneurship and business
development.

The consultant will provide trainings, workshops and mentorship for freelancers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in Dadaab in order to improve their capacities and contribute to building a competitive and inclusive business environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The National Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the ITC Project Manager, RESI -Kenya.

    The National Consultant will:

  • Adapt business development
    and entrepreneurship trainings to Dadaab context, using innovative approaches to enhance delivery;
  • Provide trainings to local freelancers and businesses on business development and improving business competitiveness;
  • Provide mentorship and support to students participating in the ITC eLearning Entrepreneurship programme;
  • Provide ongoing business and entrepreneurship advisory and mentorship services to RESI participants through in person and remote support by advising them on business topics such as developing business plans, client communications, business management and quality assurance, etc.;
  • Support linkage of targeted MSMEs to markets and existing business development service providers within and outside Dadaab;
  • Support the preparation and reporting on entrepreneurial development activities;
  • Identify gaps and lead the delivery of business development services for freelancers and targeted business.

    Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Commerce, or Business Administration, or any other relevant area
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working on business development or entrepreneurship preferably with rural population through participatory and continuous learning approach.
  • Past experience working on a project similar in scope and mission
  • High proficiency in computer skills particularly MS-Office
  • Strong research, analytical and reporting skills
  • Ability to work independently, with flexibility and deliver results under time pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the refugee context in Kenya, specifically in Dadaab desirable
  • Languages: Written and spoken fluency in English and Swahili.
  • Knowledge of Somali a plus.

    How to Apply
  • Qualified applicants may submit their CV and a cover letter to Katherine Schlinder at kschlinder@intracen.org.
  • Applications close at midnight EAT on 10th July 2019.

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