African Entrepreneur Collective Business Development Advisor – Jobs in Kenya

About the Company
Inkomoko supports entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in order to improve livelihoods and to create thriving communities.

Founded in 2012, Inkomoko has worked with more than 40,000 entrepreneurs across East Africa, including thousands of refugee entrepreneurs, resulting in thousands of new jobs and more than $50M in new revenue in communities. Inkomoko provides a combination of training, consulting, access to finance, and market-level systems change. We are the largest lender to refugee entrepreneurs in Africa, and seek both social impact and financial sustainability.

Inkomoko has 250 staff in 18 offices across Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Through Inkomoko’s 2030 strategic plan, we are expanding to 5 additional countries to serve more than 100,000 entrepreneurs with our services and growing our $30M loan fund.

Company Values
All staff at Inkomoko are connected to a shared set of organizational values:

Purpose: be solutions-oriented and produce high-quality work and be a global leader.

Achievement: push yourself to reach beyond what you think is possible.

Improvement: be humble and committed to continuous learning and growing through giving and receiving open and accurate feedback.

Bravery: willing to take risks, create a safe space for others, be compassionate, inclusive.

Turikumwe/Tuko Pamoja/ Abren Nen (“We are together”): appreciate your colleagues, celebrate success, and support each other in hard times.

About the Opportunity
Inkomoko seeks a highly talented, organized, and serious individual to coordinate and work directly with more than 1200 entrepreneur clients in Eldoret town.

The Business Development Advisor will join our team with core responsibilities as follows:

Client Mobilization (10%)

Together with the team, identify and enroll 1200 entrepreneurs based on the criteria to be enrolled in the program.

Communicate program details to the community participants and confirm messages have been received.

Represent Inkomoko Kenya as an Ambassador, outreach to existing structures in the communities.

Advise on participants’ criteria to fit the culture and existing businesses in the community.

Communicate to Inkomoko Kenya leadership about any challenge faced by participants during program implementation.

Training (40%)

Ensure that all the entrepreneurs in the program are informed and attend all the training

Organize all the training logistics: printing training materials, setting up the training venue, recording attendance, and starting the training on time

Provide the training using Inkomoko training materials in Kiswahili and English

Review and advise the Training Manager on necessary changes to the training modules.

Complete all the training programs in the due time and within budget.

Business Consulting & Client Relationship Management (40% of the Time)

The intake process for entrepreneurs, including baseline M&E and tracking in our electronic system

Conducting monthly site visits to assess business need and opportunity

Generate cash flow statements and profitability analyses with clients

Provide informed, strategic, and realistic advice to help the client meet their objectives, or shift their objectives towards better sustainability/profitability

Ongoing site visits to provide real-time advising to solve business changes and grow businesses

Connect clients to other Inkomoko Kenya services, including training and access to finance

Keep up-to-date the clients’ business information in an accurate manner

Assist investment colleagues with investment applications, due diligence, and clients’ credit payment

Community Activities Coordination and Administration (10%)

Develop a good relationship with all partners and local authorities in and near Eldoret township.

Provide weekly and monthly reports on time.

Represent Inkomoko in all Eldoret stakeholder meetings.

Work closely with the Training Manager and Program Manager to organize community activities.

Assist Inkomoko staff with all in-county communications.

Make sure activities in the community are done in a timely manner.

Assist the M&E team with surveys and data collection in Eldoret.

Provide administrative support as needed.

Perform any other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate will fulfill the following requirements:

2+ years of work experience in relevant or applicable field

Experience in consulting, business planning, and providing business advice

Strong financial and accounting skills; familiarity with business financial policies in Eldoret/Kenya

Flexible and able to deliver results under pressure

Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Excel, Word and powerpoint.

Good written and oral communications skills

Good presentation and training skills

Shows perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills

Outgoing and Social

Honest and professional

University education OR currently pursuing it

Excellent communicator to audiences in Swahili and English

Must be based in Eldoret

Access to a smartphone 24/7 is a plus.

Candidate should not be employed by any other organization currently.

What You’ll Get
This role is a tremendous opportunity to work in a high-growth, mission-driven organization. Our compensation includes both a great culture and a competitive market-based package, including:

Incredible company culture, including deep investment in your learning and growth, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity

Opportunity to work with a talented, passionate, and committed team of professionals across the region

Ability to make a significant social impact and contribute to economic growth

Competitive salary, and potential KPI-based bonus

Favorable policies like health insurance, staff savings program, parental leave, sabbatical program, and more.
How to apply

If you have matching qualifications for the role, please submit your cover letter and CV.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Inkomoko is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Refugees, women, and persons who reflect the diverse communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply. As a company we have policies in place that promote diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels.

NB: We do not employ staff whose background is not suitable. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks.

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