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Entrepreneurship Manager Job in Kenya

Job Advert: Entrepreneurship Manager

CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, supported by MasterCard Foundation, is established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.

The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support. 
About the Position: Entrepreneurship Manager will coordinate the entrepreneurship and financial components of the employability project. Entrepreneurship components provide young people with knowledge and skills required to start, run and manage their own businesses.  

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reviewing and supporting the implementation of Entrepreneurship and financial literacy curriculums.
  • Ensuring efficient delivery of entrepreneurship module.
  • Coaching and mentoring young entrepreneurs.
  • Conduct training need assessments, identify areas that require strengthening, develop a capacity building strategy, and assist in its implementation to address the identified gaps.
  • Network with financial institutions to assist youth obtain funding for their businesses.
  • Assessing the business plans prepared by the youth and recommending necessary changes that make the business plans competitive.
  • Help youth establish growth oriented business and micro franchises.
  • Monitoring the delivery of Entrepreneurship Training.
  • Monitor the training of youth in the implementation of group savings, loans and business development skills.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of youth.
  • Facilitate market linkages and business networks for the micro and small enterprises.
  • Organizing entrepreneurship events in liaison with center coordinators, Centre coordinators and regional coordinators
  • Help youth access credit facilities from credible financial institutions e.g. banks, MFIs.
  • Mobilizing and supporting the youths to form groups, start businesses and link them to financial institutions.
  • Monitoring the entrepreneurship activities across all centers.
  • Working with facilitators to support trainees to set up Enterprises.
  • Document best practices of financial literacy and entrepreneurship to help in developing and improving the existing material on financial literacy.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to bring financial literacy initiatives into the program.
Requirements
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • 3 years’ relevant experience. 
  • Experience in working with a financial institution will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to forge partnerships.
  • Degree in Entrepreneurship/Education or related field.
  • Excellent networking & presentation skills.
  • Resourcefulness, strategic thinking, creative problem solving and basic financial management skills.
  • Proven ability to follow through on objectives and produce timely results with little supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to communicate effectively by email.
How to Apply
 
To express interest in this opportunity, send your CV to recruitment.capyei@gmail.com by 20th September 2014. 

Cover letter should be pasted on the body of the email and not as an attachment. 

Applicants are required to quote their current and expected salary in the cover letter. 


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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