Innovation and Private Sector Business Engagement Officer

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Company:Kenya Red Cross Society
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned

Job details

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the project’s principal liaison with the private sector
  • Develop standard operating procedures for business engagement and innovation
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship trainings at the community level
  • Map potential business engagement opportunities, including already existing trainings and internships
  • Support community in development of business plans
  • Support human centred and co creation workshops to promote innovation
  • Set up community based innovation hubs
  • Establish formal alliances with educational institutions, financial institutions and businesses;
  • Track best practices and maintain a breadth of knowledge about current trends, emerging issues and opportunities in business engagement efforts
  • Ensure proper accounts in accordance to the KRCS regulations and donor requirements.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Entrepreneurship or other related field with in depth understanding of poverty and vulnerability issues in Kenya’s Informal settlements
  • Proven track record developing, implementing and evaluating business development plans with a focus on measurable results;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement multi-sector partnerships, based on an understanding of private sector trends and environments;
  • Proficient and experienced in planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations


Key Competencies

  • Able to coordinate and network with partners to build synergies that enhance sustainability of the project outcomes.
  • Sensitive and responsive to gender, ethnicity, disability and other social issues
  • Participatory and team approach to work and behaviour
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Able to provide timely, well written and analytical reports to the project team as required.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
  • Self-motivated with a passion for the work and keen to learn as well as share knowledge and new ideas around livelihoods.

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