Business Mentors

Business Mentors
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Practical Action


Business Mentors

Details of the offer

The project dubbed Alternative Fuels involves working with women entrepreneurs to address the challenges they face and support the promotion of quality products, sustainable financing and market development in order to promote women’s economic empowerment while increasing availability of clean sources of energy for consumers
The specific project objective is to increase access to alternative fuels for cooking and productive use through market development support for alternative fuel entrepreneurs (briquettes, pellets and ethanol) and to help them grow sustainable businesses while at the same time, increase access of the alternative fuels for households and institutions.

Responsibilities

The project rates mentorship to women entrepreneurs as one of its most effective and valued intervention areas in helping the women realize the full capacity they need to confidently run their enterprises for success; hence the motivation to recruit for this position
Based either in Kisumu, Siaya Homabay, Busia and Bungoma Counties, the Business Mentors are responsible for providing customized one-on-one business mentoring support to women entrepreneurs in micro and small renewable energy enterprises in the project area. Using participatory approaches, the business mentors will train women entrepreneurs on: basic business skills, business records and book keeping skills, costing and pricing of the energy products being produced and sold by the entrepreneurs, marketing skills and market linkages etc.

As an experienced professional, you will be a holder of a graduate degree in a business related discipline, sales and marketing or any other relevant field with at least 2 years’ working experience or a Diploma with at least 3 years working experience in business development services for small and micro enterprises. Experience in household energy value chains (Solar, Briquettes and Improved Cookstoves) and Agency Empowerment programs for women entrepreneurs will be an added advantage.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Diploma, Associate's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 3 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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