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Entrepreneurship and Job Creation Officer – 1 Position

Primary Purpose

  • To support KECO’s R2L programming for inclusive growth, promoting the employment and entrepreneurship of marginalised women and youth, working collaboratively with stakeholders and partners in selected livelihood sectors.
  • To strengthen the private sector engagement in employment creation for women and youth.

Tasks and Duties

  • Participate in R2L projects in assigned roles which may include, but are not limited to, project management, supervision and thematic support depending on the mode of implementation
  • Participate in new project development, promoting innovation and new approaches aimed at women and youth employment and entrepreneurship and ensuring that e.g. gender, climate change and digital transformation are relevantly addressed in programming
  • Conduct relevant entrepreneurship and employment related assessments, surveys and analyses to inform programming and project development
  • Provide technical guidance and capacity building to partners staff in his/her areas of responsibility
  • Contribute to project related MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) activities in his/her area of responsibilities
  • Develop relevant R2L partnerships and maintain partner and other stakeholder relations, including with the private sector
  • Represent Kenya Country Office in R2L related forums both internally (FCA) and externally to partners and donors, sharing knowledge and best practices and promoting FCA’s work in Kenya and globally
  • Contribute to identifying and pursuing advocacy opportunities related to FCA’s livelihood work in Kenya
  • Perform additional duties and assignments as requested;
  • Assist in proposal development and explore funding opportunities in the livelihoods context in Kenya.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Business management, entrepreneurship, Socio-economic Studies, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant practical experience in socio-economic development and livelihoods. programming in terms of employment or entrepreneurship promotion, pro-poor private sector development, micro-finance, local economic recovery / poverty reduction strategies and/or markets for the poor / value chain approaches.
  • Proven track record in urban and rural small business development and business planning; market research and development; networking, consulting, coaching and/or mentoring, including in the private sector.
  • Business management experience with focus on livelihoods/business development with the NGO/private sector.
  • Knowledge of the trends in the livelihoods sector in Kenya, including latest developments concerning refugee livelihoods.
  • Experience in working or collaborating effectively with international and/or national NGOs with a solid understanding of project work.
  • Entrepreneurial , Innovative mindset that leans towards solutions.
  • A team player committed to supporting better outcomes Knowledgeable on trends and activity in the startup / technology/ innovation space in Kenya and the African continent.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Uphold and promote FCA’s commitment to child safeguarding.

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