NawiriPro Deputy Director Jobs in Kenya

NawiriPro Deputy Director Jobs in Kenya

Position Overview

  • NawiriPro, a Kenyan-led social enterprise launched in 2019 by Educate! and recently recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for progress towards decent work and economic growth, is seeking a Deputy Director to lead our team to product-market fit by 2022.

  • NawiriPro is forging new and innovative pathways to sustainably impact Out of School Youth (OoSY) livelihoods at scale. We empower and train youth on running successful informal sector businesses, starting with the motorbike courier industry, by teaching them how to increase their income and improve their livelihood.

  • NawiriPro wants to solve the unemployment rate for millions of Out of School Youth in Africa by teaching them successful and dynamic informal sector business models.

  • NawiriPro is looking for someone who is customer-obsessed, action-biased, delivers results, frugal by accomplishing more with less, eager to train the current team on how to get to the product-market fit and be innovative yet able to create simple action plans.

  • He /She must have first-hand experience building a product that achieved product-market fit.

  • The Deputy Director will be reporting to the Managing Director and Co-founder of NawiriPro. This role is crucial to the organization hitting its milestone to get product-market fit.

  • As a result, the functions and objectives of the role are subject to change, and the ideal person for this role will be comfortable with and excited to take on a dynamic and evolving role.

  • You can be part of building something that can provide millions of youth with sustainable income by running successful informal sector business.

    You could be the perfect fit for this role if you:

  • Have successfully launched a product to market fit from the early stages of a business.

  • Have superb business acumen and have a sound understanding of business strategies.

  • Enjoy starting with
    the customer and work backwards by continuously obsessing over customers to ensure a superb customer experience.

  • Raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion by up-skilling the team and take their role in coaching others seriously to aid the business to reach its goals.

  • Enjoy making many decisions and actions because speed matters in our business line, but ensure you are taking calculated risks.

  • Understand that constraints breed resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and invention.

  • Enjoy operating at all levels, staying connected to the details, audit frequently, and are skeptical when metrics and anecdotes differ. No task is beneath you.


  • The ideal candidate has worked in a very early-stage startup that has achieved product-market fit.

  • Minimum eight years of work experience (more likely needed)

  • Experience managing human resources, finances, operations and strategies.

  • Dynamic experience is highly preferred, with demonstrated ability to operate well in complex and fast-changing environments.

  • Familiarity with the lean startup approach is strongly preferred

  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders and managing many priorities

  • Passion for NawiriPro’s mission is a must, but past work in education or youth development is not required. We value diverse perspectives and encourage applications from people with a variety of backgrounds. Background working with youth in the informal sector or digital product would be an asset.

    How to Apply

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