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Business Development Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Isiolo Business Development Specialist 

ACDI / VOCA is currently implementing the five-year USAID funded Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) program in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties.  

The program aims to strengthen the livestock value chain through investing in livestock related businesses through the provision of business development grants.   

Further investments are being made by constructing livestock market infrastructure and strengthening the livestock value chain through trainings and analysis of best practices.

Over the next 14 months, ACDI/VOCA will support 22 businesses and 12 livestock markets in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties through the provision of business development grants.  

In order to successfully implement the program, a business development specialist will work closely with selected business and markets to develop project applications, business plans, and provide business advisory services throughout the first year of grant activities.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The business development specialist will provide technical assistance and coaching to selected applicants under the business development grants program, which mainly consists of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME’s). 

Technical assistance to be provided will be in the preparation of business plans, marketing and business development strategies.  

The specialist will also work closely establishing good management and business practices at our newly constructed livestock markets.  

For all the above activities, there will be significant data collection which will allow for accurate measurement of project impact. 

Education & Experience Requirements
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and/or Business Management. Preferably with Master’s Degree in any of these fields.
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in developing business plans, conducting economic and/or financial analysis or other relevant areas.
  • Experience in livestock value chain and MSME development, and similar fields will be an added advantage.
  • Strong writing, analytical, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Willing to travel and work in Isiolo or Marsabit.
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to  no later than May 17th, 2016. 

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply. 


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