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Kenya: Project Business Development Officer

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Lutheran World Relief
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

The Project Business Development Officer (PBDO) will be responsible for supporting implementation of Recycling Coffee project activities. S/he will support implementation, monitoring, and reporting of all project activities and enhance networking with stakeholders within the project area. S/he will provide necessary business related training, conduct after training follow-up mentoring visits and provide technical guidance to targeted youth and women with the aim of establishing successful briquette and mushroom businesses.

DUTIES

· Identify and facilitate registration of 15 business oriented briquette production groups.

· Identify and facilitate registration of 30 mushroom producer groups.

· Inculcate a market oriented approach among the targeted briquette and mushroom groups with a view to influence the beneficiaries’ attitude towards a business mindset.

· Identify new markets and market solutions to gaps in quantity, quality, packaging, transport, etc.

· Train and mentor beneficiaries on business development and entrepreneur skills.

· Develop and support role model briquette and mushroom businesses.

· Participate in negotiation between project beneficiaries and private sector market/suppliers

· Project monitoring and Reporting on project implementation

· Be available to provide daily/timely support to established business /targeted groups.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Deep commitment to LWR's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners

· The job holder must have at a Degree in Agriculture Economics, Business Development, Economic Development and other related courses from a recognized University with at least two years’ experience

· Experience working with NGOs and Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage.

· Ability and willingness to work in the community; should be self-motivated and able to work without supervision.

· Private sector work experience is an added advantage

· A good communicator who is willing and able to work as an active member of the team.

· Enterprising, self-driven with ability to work with minimum supervision.


How to apply:

jmutemi@lwrearo.org


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