Action Against Hunger Kakuma, Turkana County, Kenya
Oct 02, 2017Full time
The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Officer is to support entrepreneurs, targeted vendors, groups involved in livelihood and organizations within the SPARK Livelihoods consortium to access markets through managing an online marketing platform. The entrepreneurship Officer will achieve this through running day to day operational functions of mobilizing the above mentioned targeted persons/stakeholders and coordinating all entrepreneurship activities for SPARK. The Entrepreneurship officer will be under the supervision of the Field Coordinator for the SPARK Livelihoods Consortium with a dotted reporting line to the Project Manager for AAH- Duties & Responsibilities Conducting training needs assessment for capacity building of organizations staffs and committees on business skills including online marketing strategies. Provide technical support and quality assurance oversight to livelihood producer groups, vendors and implementers involved in livelihood activities. Support entrepreneurs in the community and livelihood groups in product development, manufacture and marketing Provide online day to day support to customers and vendors through relationship management as they access the online marketing platform Logistical planning, stock movement and Inventory management of products supplied by vendors for sale. Mobilization and organization of livelihood groups, entrepreneurs, staffs and vendors for the development of unified market penetration strategies. Monitoring and reporting on progress of the online marketing platform (Kilimall) including other complementary marketing strategies employed. Coordinate activities at the Entrepreneurship Hub (E-Hub), while linking all capacity building initiatives (KUZA, UNTU, UoN) with the trainees Expected Outcomes Livelihood products aggregated by livelihood groups, vendors, entrepreneurs and stakeholder agencies available for sale through the online marketing platform. Members of the SPARK livelihoods consortium and persons of concern supported with methodologies in entrepreneurship and market access. Stakeholders in livelihoods within the project location involved in marketing processes Coordinated entrepreneurship training by KUZA, NTNU and UoN Personal Specifications Bachelor’s degree in business related studies with specialization in either Entrepreneurship, Marketing or Information Technology. At least 3 years’ experience in working with youth programmes including microfinance institutions; NGO’s experience in a similar environment will be an added advantage. Excellent report writing skills Solid foundations in entrepreneurship and marketing Qualification in project planning and management will be an added advantage Additional Skills & Competences A broad contextual understanding of implementing activities in a humanitarian environment. Good training and facilitation skills. Proven ability to work effectively in a number of teams, in a multi-cultural context where teams may be geographically dispersed. Knowledgeable in customer relationship management. A minimum working experience of 4 years in a similar role. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Considerable problem solving and decision-making skills. Flexible, adaptable and able to effectively execute a range of job duties.