InBusiness Program Service Providers At Light for the World

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InBusiness Program Business Development Service Providers At Light for the World

Location: Central, Western, Nyanza, Nairobi, Coast, Eastern, and Rift Valley regions

Responsible To: Project Officer

Contract: One-year contract, renewal subject to availability of funding.

Mode of Employment: Full time, 40 hours per week

About Light for the World

Light for the World is a global disability and development organisation. We empower people with disabilities and enable eye health services in low-income countries. Over the last three decades we have contributed to improved health systems, enabled education for all, and amplified the voices of people with disabilities.

Our programmes include:

  • Eye Health – preventing blindness and promoting eye health for all.
  • Inclusive Education – ensuring children with disabilities receive quality, inclusive education.
  • Inclusive Economic Empowerment – ensuring that barriers are removed for men and women with disabilities to access decent work and business opportunities.

In Kenya, our country strategy for the year 2021-2025 focuses on Inclusive Economic Empowerment, and disability inclusion. We do this using the twin track approach of capacity building of persons with disabilities, and building system strengthening so that barriers for employment and entrepreneurship are removed. Currently, Light for the World Kenya implements projects across the country with the country office located in Nairobi.

Light for the World is seeking to recruit Business Development Service Providers for the InBusiness Program.

Main Function: The BDS provider oversees the provision of technical business development training using a provided curriculum as well as closely monitor and mentor micro entrepreneurs to be able to implement the training received and will ensure that business sales, growth and challenges are tracked, and support provided where required through conducting progressive business follow sessions.

Key Responsibilities

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Mobilization and selection of project beneficiaries

  • Supporting the program in mobilization of micro entrepreneurs in accordance with the criteria developed.
  • Conduct verification of selected micro entrepreneurs.
  • Support to facilitate the onboarding micro entrepreneurs into the program.

Project Implementation

  • Develop Business skills training plan with outlined training methodologies and timelines.
  • Conduct module training in accordance with the curriculum provided by the InBusiness Program.
  • Develop a follow up plan for each ME receiving business progress follow up.
  • Conduct regular physical follow up sessions for individual businesses in the current and previous cohorts and informing the project on their progress. You will be expected to conduct regular physical visits to the business premises sites.
  • Contribute to the market linkage of microentrepreneurs through supporting the MEs in obtaining procurement opportunities within and without the counties by linking up with private and public institutions who will provide these opportunities. You will be expected to liaise with the micro entrepreneur in mapping out and engaging potential private and public institutions prior to the linkage.
  • The BDS provider will also support the ME to prepare the procurement requirements and the contractual process by the Private and Public Institutions.
  • Assess business growth needs, issue, and ensure proper use of the business growth kit by micro entrepreneurs.
  • Working closely with OPDs and disability Inclusion Facilitators to ensure advocacy activities within the projects are implemented and documented.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Collecting regular beneficiaries’ feedback and complaints on the business progress and documenting them on the CRFM database.
  • Periodically provide feedback on project activities, business curriculum and other project tools and resources.
  • Preparing and submitting monthly field activity reports.
  • Development of donor reports and submitting them to the program Officer.
  • Collecting and updating beneficiary data using activity info platform.
  • Contributing towards development of project experiences, and lessons learnt on what is working well and what is not working well in the projects.
  • Sharing success stories and project photos.
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Cross Cutting

  • Representing LFTW in county meetings and other relevant forums.
  • Support field visits by project management and others as requested by the office.

How to Apply

What we can offer as an employer: We offer you an exceptional opportunity to make change within a global disability and development organization with strong expertise, a growing profile, and a dedicated team.

We look forward to receiving your application no later than 28th January 2024. Please apply using: Business Development Service ProvidersA complete CV, cover letter are important elements of the application process. Let us know why you want to join our team and why you feel you are good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage qualified people with disabilities to apply for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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