Business Advisor – Nairobi – Peace for Africa & Economic Development

PAD (www.padinst.org/) is a young, dynamic organization working to empower youth as catalysts for social change through economic empowerment and community leadership. We identify groups of vulnerable young women and men with a micro-enterprise and a social impact activity and help them scale. Business growth provides youth with sustainable livelihoods to reverse incentives for violence, while increased community engagement through the social impact activity spreads the benefit outwards. We believe in a “business plus” approach, recognizing that holistic solutions to peace and community development require economic empowerment, strong leadership, and community dialogue.
Job Description
PAD is seeking a full-time visionary County Business Development Advisor to spearhead the scaling of youth enterprises in Nakuru. The County Business Development Advisor will work closely with PAD’s Program Officer and be responsible for training PAD’s youth partners in business skills, providing strategic business advice, and representing PAD to high-level stakeholders. The duration of the contract will be for one year with possible extension pending successful implementation.

Responsibilities
Please note other responsibilities may be required based upon the growth of PAD.
• Work closely with PAD’s Program Officer to identify youth business needs and solutions
• Train PAD youth entrepreneurs through structured workshops and need-based consulting
• Test, iterate, and write a training curriculum to teach business skills to grassroots youth
• Build relationships with local government authorities and potential partners
• Conduct leadership and community engagement trainings
• Conduct on-the-ground logistical arrangements as needed
• Collect data as needed for PAD’s monitoring and evaluation

Application Deadline:First round June 5th, 2015 (applications accepted until filled).
Qualifications
• Relevant Bachelors Degree or higher in agriculture, business administration, or commerce (tertiary qualification preferred).
• 6+ years of private sector experience, preference given to agribusiness and entrepreneurial ventures. Experience in non-profits with market-based solutions to development accepted.
• Excellent understanding of businessfinance , marketing, supply chain operations, management, and value-addition.
• Commitment to peace, youth economic empowerment, and community development, with an understanding that true development comes from local solutions and local knowledge.
• Strong conflict resolution and decision making skills.
• Previous teaching, training, or facilitation experience preferred; Community leadership experience an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a detailed cover letter with a CV addressing your relevant qualificationstohr@padinst.org. In the subject line please include PAD Nakuru County Business Advisor.PAD (www.padinst.org/) is a young, dynamic organization working to empower youth as catalysts for social change through economic empowerment and community leadership. We identify groups of vulnerable young women and men with a micro-enterprise and a social impact activity and help them scale. Business growth provides youth with sustainable livelihoods to reverse incentives for violence, while increased community engagement through the social impact activity spreads the benefit outwards. We believe in a “business plus” approach, recognizing that holistic solutions to peace and community development require economic empowerment, strong leadership, and community dialogue.

Job Description
PAD is seeking a full-time visionary County Business DevelopmentAdvisor to spearhead the scaling ofyouth enterprises in Nairobi. The County Business Development Advisorwill work closely with PAD’s Program Officer and be responsible for training PAD’s youth partners in business skills, providing strategic business advice, and representing PAD to high-level stakeholders. The duration of the contract will be for one year with possible extension pending successful implementation.

Responsibilities
Please note other responsibilities may be required based upon the growth of PAD.
• Work closely with PAD’s Program Officer to identify youth business needs and solutions
• Train PAD youth entrepreneurs through structured workshops and need-based consulting
• Test, iterate, and write a training curriculum to teach business skills to grassroots youth
• Build relationships with local government authorities and potential partners
• Conduct leadership and community engagement trainings
• Conduct on-the-ground logistical arrangements as needed
• Collect data as needed for PAD’s monitoring and evaluation

Application Deadline:First round June 5th, 2015 (applications accepted until filled).
Qualifications
• Relevant Bachelors Degree or higher in commerce, finance, orbusiness administration (tertiary education preferred)
• 6+ years of private sector experience, preference given to entrepreneurial ventures. Experience in non-profits with market-based solutions to developmentaccepted.
• Excellent understanding of business finance, marketing, supply chain operations, management, and value-addition.
• Commitment to peace, youth economic empowerment, and community development, with an understanding that true development comes from local solutions and local knowledge.
• Strong conflict resolution and decision making skills.
• Previous teaching, training, or facilitation experience preferred; Community leadershipexperience an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a detailed cover letter with a CV addressing your relevant qualificationstohr@padinst.org. In the subject line please include PAD Nairobi County Business Advisor.

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