Consultancy – Advocacy Manual creation and Programs Delivery support., Nairobi, Kenya

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1006178
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Purpose of the assignment

In Kenya, Enterprise Support Organizations (ESOs) and Business Associations play a crucial role in supporting and nurturing young businesses owned by youth and women. However, they face several challenges when it comes to conducting advocacy on behalf of these businesses:

  •  Limited Resources: Many Enterprise Support Organizations and Business Associations in Kenya operate with limited financial resources, which constrains their ability to engage in effective advocacy efforts. This limitation may hinder their capacity to influence policies and regulations that are favourable to youth and women-owned businesses.
  •  Fragmentation and Coordination Issues: The entrepreneurship ecosystem in Kenya is often fragmented, with various actors operating independently. This lack of coordination can lead to duplication of efforts and ineffective advocacy strategies.
  •  Lack of Capacity and Expertise: Some Enterprise Support Organizations and Business Associations may lack the necessary expertise and capacity to engage in advocacy activities effectively. This includes skills such as policy analysis, lobbying, and coalition-building, which are essential for influencing decision-makers and driving meaningful change.
  •  Limited Understanding of Policy Processes: Many Enterprise Support Organizations and Business Associations may struggle to navigate the complex policy processes in Kenya, including legislative frameworks and regulatory procedures. This lack of understanding can hinder their ability to effectively advocate for policy reforms that address the specific needs of young businesses owned by youth and women.
  •  Insufficient Data and Research: Effective advocacy often relies on credible data and research to support policy recommendations and arguments. However, Entrepreneurial organizations in Kenya may face challenges in accessing relevant data and conducting comprehensive research on the challenges faced by youth and women-owned businesses. This lack of evidence-based advocacy can weaken their advocacy efforts and limit their impact on policymakers.

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