Village Enterprise Business Mentor Jobs in Mt. Elgon, Kenya

Village Enterprise Business Mentor Jobs in Mt. Elgon, Kenya

Micro Enterprise Development:

  • Develop micro-enterprises according to the Village funding cycle, start micro-enterprises in your region.

  • Fill out proper Village forms for each micro enterprise as specified in the Business Mentor manual.

  • Mobilize qualified groups to participate in Village Enterprise program

  • Responsible for quality Village Enterprise Program implementation in entire sub-county

    Training and disbursement:

  • Properly train all new Village Enterprise business owners according to training process detailed in the Business Mentor Manual

  • After pre-funding training sessions are complete, work with Village Enterprise staff to carry out grant disbursement for all business groups

  • Conduct supplemental training sessions and evaluate micro-enterprise performance after grant disbursements


  • Provide mentoring on choosing and running a business using methods outlined in Mentoring Manual. Mentoring will require at least one visit to each business per month

  • Provide advice and support in designing business-mentoring methodologies that are the most appropriate for the type pf enterprises supported.

  • Prepare a monthly report detailing progress of business groups including successes and challenges, general observations and changes to business groups (industry, composition)

  • Help Business owners in producing credible business and marketing plan including how to balance positive cash flow and maintain accounts.

  • Connect enterprises up and down the value chain by identifying relevant stakeholders, suppliers etc. and creating sustainable commercial relationships between the parties.

    Business Savings Groups (BSGs):

  • Organize Business Savings Groups for each set of 10 businesses funded during a cycle

  • Train business groups on BSG formation for self-directed savings and loans

  • Attend Monthly Savings Group Meetings for the first nine months providing assistance as needed.

  • Provide information and material, which may be of use to the business owners for marketing, value addition, business development, motivation and value chain maintenance.

    Regional Exposure and Analysis:

  • Assist Field Associate, Assistant Country Director, and Regional Manager to introduce Village’s program to local government agencies

  • Work with Regional Manager or Assistant Country Director to help identify most viable businesses in your region

  • Consult with other Business Mentors to determine best practices and share information

  • Attend Business Mentor Training and participate in regional Business Mentor
    meetings, usually bi-weekly

  • Organize business visits as requested by Country Office.

  • Teach and show business owners how to conduct engaging presentations to visitors.

  • Organize and facilitate peer to peer and lesson learning exchange events between the different enterprises supported in the program.


  • Submit a Monthly report according to the Village Enterprise form in the BM training manual

  • Submit Business Profiles once a quarter


  • Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility at VE, and it begins with me

  • Continuously sensitize program participants on safeguarding.

  • Ensure compliance with VE’s safeguarding policies

  • Report any incident of safeguarding in program operations for appropriate action/follow up.

  • This position will work closely with communities, particularly HHs that have children under the age of 5. To protect our project participants is key. A Covid-19 vaccination certificate is an added advantage.

    Core Competencies:

  • Dedicated and hardworking

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Easy to interact and engage with various community groups

  • Confident and proactive in pursuing organization goals

    Physical Environment and Demands

  • Field based in a rural setup

  • Full time field work

  • Public transport including motorbike (bodaboda) will be the mode of transport

  • Frequent interaction with communities and their local leaders


  • A minimum certificate in community development, business management, education and or other related to rural development

  • Experience with teaching, training, mentoring and/or community service

  • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of one (1) year

  • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results

  • Fluent in local Language, Kiswahili and English

  • A valid Motorbike Driving License is an added advantage

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Village Enterprise Business Mentor Jobs in Mt. Elgon, Kenya

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