Business Development Services- Coordinator

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1004855
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Industry Finance
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Job purpose

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the BDS Coordinators will be responsible for supervising the BDS mentors building the capacity of micro, medium, and small entrepreneurs in the BDS program in the assigned region.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. In liaison with branch leadership, Supervise overall implementation of the BDS Program at regional level.
  2. Provide advice and technical support to the BDS mentors within their designate region.
  3. Lead in the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the BDS Programme within their designate region.
  4. Reporting -Consolidating and compiling progress reports for all BDS mentors in the region allocated.
  5. Visiting the selected MSMEs and participating in selected mentorship sessions ensure delivery of quality BDS support.
  6. Manage relationships within program partners and stakeholder.
  7. Provide support in the gathering of data and information needed for the successful implementation of the program in the county.
  8. Collaborating the end of BDS support assessments within region assigned.
  9. Review and approve of staff field facilitation expenses.
  10. Participate in the review meetings with the Young Africa Works Program leadership.
  11. Participate in the development, review, and update process of the BDS program.
  12. Evaluating of the BDS mentorship conducted Young Africa Works Program.
  13. Monitoring, reporting, reviewing, and evaluating of the progress of the BDS program.




Candidate’s Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience

  1. Mean Grade of C+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
  2. University degree, preferably in Entrepreneurship or Business Management/Administration or related areas.
  3. Master’s degree in business studies/ commerce/ Entrepreneurship & related fields will be added advantage.
  4. Any other University Degree with a Diploma in Entrepreneurship or Business Management or related area.
  5. At least 5-year work experience supporting Micro, Small and Medium sized enterprises with Entrepreneurship training, business development support, business mentorship & coaching, and business advisory services.
  6. At least 3-year work experience as a supervisor.
  7. Proven experiencing in implement and supervising a BDS program.
  8. Business training and mentorship certification, priority will be given to Sib trained and certified mentors.
  9. Strong understanding of provision of financial services and training to MSME is added advantage.


Desired Skills and Ability

  1. Good communication skills and application of adult learning principles
  2. Demonstrated Training and facilitation skills with ability to work with diverse business audiences at a group and individual level.
  3. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of ICT use by the MSMEs.
  5. Practical experience in offering business advisory, mentorship and coaching to Micro and Small & Medium enterprises.
  6. Practical experience in business management will be an added advantage.
  7. Personal discipline and self-initiative.
  8. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  9. Ability to work independently as well as to function effectively and collaboratively

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