Job Vacancies at Practical Action 2019
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Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.

 

We have an exciting opportunity for fourteen (14) Business Mentors under our Women in Energy Entrepreneurship in Kenya (WEEK II) Project in our Kenya Office.

Practical Action currently has funding from ENERGIA, International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy and is implementing a project that seeks to economically empower 500 Women Entrepreneurs in 7 counties in Kenya (Nairobi, Kisumu, Kakamega, Siaya, Machakos, Kiambu and Makueni) through renewable energy businesses. The women entrepreneurs will in turn reach 1.4 million beneficiaries with modern energy products and services.

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 Nairobi, Kisumu, Siaya Kakamega, Vihiga, Machakos and Makueni 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.

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.

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We have an exciting role for two (2) Super Mentors under our Women in Energy Entrepreneurship in Kenya (Kenya) Project in our Kenya Office.

Practical Action currently has funding from ENERGIA, International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy and is implementing a project that seeks to economically empower 500 Women Entrepreneurs in 7 counties in Kenya (Nairobi, Kisumu, Kakamega, Siaya, Machakos, Kiambu and Makueni) through renewable energy businesses. The women entrepreneurs will in turn reach 1.4 million beneficiaries with modern energy products and services.

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

The Super Mentors will be responsible for coordination of mentorship activities in the assigned project areas. The Super Mentors will convene periodic technical review meetings with project teams to facilitate learning between Mentors and ensure lessons from each area are used to improve implementation and to support development of Practical Action’s work in the region. Furthermore, the Super Mentors are responsible for coordinating the collection of key women entrepreneur performance indicators for reporting and decision making including tracking the progress of the women enterprises in terms of sales turnover, profit margin; changes of the women enterprises from the onset to their current status in terms of business growth and development etc., including preparation of case studies.

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 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.

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.

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