InBusiness program is an initiative of Light for the
World-an international development agency, that aims at expanding business
relationships, enhancing competitiveness and opening market for women, persons
with disabilities and youth owned micro-enterprises in Kenya.
objective of this program is to support sustainable business linkages between
formally established and licensed micro-enterprises (MEs) and well established
small, medium, large and transnational companies, public and private agencies
referred in the program as lead business partners (LBPs)
The InBusiness Program is
recruiting Business Development Service (BDS) providers to work with selected
micro- enterprises (MEs) across four counties in Kenya; Nakuru, Kisumu, Kakamega
and Uasin Gishu. We are looking for a
BDS with experience in business strategy development and who have a strong
marketing background (preferably having worked with Micro-Enterprises). The BDS
providers will deliver business development trainings, business modelling,
development of marketing strategies and implementation support together with
the MEs participating in the InBusiness Program.
Selected BDS providers must be available to attend a 4-day training in July
2018 and deliver their services under a short-term contract between August
2018- February 2019.
We strongly encourage applicants from InBusiness Program areas;
Nakuru,Kisumu,Kakamega and Uasin Gishu as they will be deployed in their own
counties. Twenty (20) positions are available for application.
Deliver practical, engaging and impactful business trainings,
using BoP Innovation Center’s training curriculum as a guide, to the micro
enterprises in order to help them grow their business. Trainings will cover topics such as:
- Value proposition development
- Target market selection
- Distribution channels
- Financial models
Help the enterprises to develop practical, actionable plans to
better position themselves for new business opportunities within the program
Help the enterprises convert insights to viable business cases.
- Five (5) years business experience, ideally working with MEs and
focused on business development, sales, marketing and/or distribution.
- Delivered group trainings (ideally in both peri-urban and rural
- Knowledge of and experience with rural distribution challenges
and opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid markets.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, in both English
- Strong desire to make a difference in the lives of MEs
- A challenging and rewarding work-assignment under the InBusiness
- Participation in a ‘Training of Consultants’ where you will
learn about the Inclusive Business Accelerator toolkit, and disability
- Market-based compensation
- Broad network
If you would like to be part of this assignment, please submit your CV and a motivation letter.
Application deadline is 23rd June 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted with information
NB: We are an
equal opportunity employer