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Entrepreneurship Manager Job in Kenya

Vacancy: 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

This is a senior position. Successful candidate will be based at Head Office with occasional travel to the field.

He/she will be tasked with the responsibility of heading the Entrepreneurship function of the program.

Entrepreneurship function provides young people with knowledge and skills required to start, run and manage their own businesses, forming groups and seeking funding. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Developing and supporting the implementation of Entrepreneurship curriculum.
  • Provide overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution and evaluation of the of the Entrepreneurship function.
  • Train the facilitators on Entrepreneurship and other relevant modules.
  • Networking with financial institutions and assisting students obtain funding.
  • Communicate clearly and directly with program staff concerning performance, expectation, productivity and accountability.
  • Providing support and guidance to the project team.
  • Supervising Entrepreneurship facilitators in all the Centers.
  • Assessing the business plans prepared by the students and recommending necessary changes that make the business plans competitive.
  • Put in place monitoring and evaluation process to track the success of the program.
  • Mobilizing the youths to form groups and link them to financial institutions.
  • Monitoring the entrepreneurship activities across all centers.
  • Supporting the students in forming groups to obtain funding.
  • Linking the students to funding institutions.

  • Knowledge/experience in individual and group savings.
  • Experience in mobilization of savings.
  • Proven track record of linking young people with financial institutions.
  • 5 years’ relevant experience. 
  • Excellent connections with banks and financial institutions.
  • Demonstrated Experience in in assisting students form groups, obtain funding and starting their businesses.
  • Degree in Entrepreneurship/Education or related field.
  • Excellent networking & presentation skills

How to Apply

To express interest in this opportunity, send your CV to by 20th October 2013.

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.

Note: Cap Youth Empowerment does not charge any fee to recruit candidates.

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