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Business Development Officer Job in Nakuru Kenya

Sustainable Community Development Services (SCODE)
Facilitating adoption of clean energy technologies and sustainable land use for enhanced livelihoods
SCODE envisages a just world of empowered men and women pursuing environment friendly approaches to natural resources management for enhanced family wellbeing and food security. 

SCODE is recruiting for the following position:

Business Development Officer

Nakuru based with regular field visits to Nyandarua, Nyeri, Laikipia

Two (2) years renewable contract

The post holder reports directly to the Executive Director

Job Ref: HR – BDO – 05 - 2013

The Role Purpose:
In collaboration with the Marketing officers and other team members provide business development support to improved cook stoves (ICS) based enterprises in Nakuru, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Murang’a and Laikipia counties. 

The post holder will provide timely and reliable BDS information and analysis that leads to effective decision making.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Provide BDS support to ICS enterprises including linking enterprises with relevant government agencies, private sector actors and CSOs
·                     Provide strategic direction in enterprise development issues by carrying out value chain analysis, market and sector-level assessments using systematic approach and standard tools
·                     Provide BDS support to ICS start-ups including business plans, business records, product pricing, product promotion, market studies
·                     Advise and guide SCODE and ICS enterprises in business performance monitoring and management systems/tools
·                     Develop education and awareness creation materials for entrepreneurs and end-users of ICS
·                     Carry out needs assessment, develop training curricular and modules, and carry out capacity development for ICS enterprises and end-users
·                     Assist enterprises mainstream ICS in their existing businesses
·                     Provide BDS support to actors in the entire ICS value chain to ensure profitability and sustainability
·                     Based on SCODE gender mainstreaming principles, assess equity and fairness among men and women with regard to participation and benefit sharing arising from the ICS enterprises
·                     Prepare periodic progress reports on ICS enterprises
·                     Draft Terms of Reference (ToRs), recruitment and supervision of external consultants offering services to ICS based enterprises supported by SCODE projects/programs
Key Qualifications and Experience
·                     Postgraduate degree in enterprise development, entrepreneurship, economics or any other relevant field from a recognized university
·                     Minimum of 3 years practical experience in BDS. Thorough understanding of and hands-on experience in value chain development/analysis, business plan development, financial analysis, negotiation skills, marketing skills and capacity building in entrepreneurship
·                     Practical experience in product development, organizational development of groups, cooperatives or other similar beneficiaries in rural and peri-urban areas of Kenya
·                     Good communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
·                     Experience in preparing budgets and financial reports for donors.
·                     Strong computer skills
·                     A track record in donor funded community based projects will be an added advantage
Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with SCODE recruitment policy. 

SCODE is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please submit application letter, full CV and names of two referees to: with a copy to;
Or Send Hard copies to: 

SCODE, 8 km from Nakuru town, 
Along Nakuru – Nyahururu Road, Behind Heshima Shopping Centre;
P.O. Box 13177 – 20100, 
Nakuru, Kenya.
Closing date for receiving applications will be Friday 24th May, 2013
For more information about SCODE please visit our website at:

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