Entrepreneurship Coordinator Job in Kenya – CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Job Advert: Entrepreneurship Coordinator
CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, supported by MasterCard Foundation, is established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.

The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support.

About the position: This is a senior position. Successful candidate will be based at Head Office with occasional travel to the field. 

He/she will be tasked with the responsibility of heading the Entrepreneurship function of the program. 
Entrepreneurship function provides young people with knowledge and skills required to start, run and manage their own businesses, forming groups and seeking funding. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing and supporting the implementation of Entrepreneurship curriculum.
  • Provide overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution and evaluation of the of the Entrepreneurship function.
  • Train the facilitators on Entrepreneurship and other relevant modules.
  • Networking with financial institutions and assisting students obtain funding.
  • Communicate clearly and directly with program staff concerning performance, expectation, productivity and accountability.
  • Providing support and guidance to the project team.
  • Supervising Entrepreneurship facilitators in all the Centers.
  • Assessing the business plans prepared by the students and recommending necessary changes that make the business plans competitive.
  • Put in place monitoring and evaluation process to track the success of the program.
  • Mobilizing the youths to form groups and link them to financial institutions.
  • Monitoring the entrepreneurship activities across all centers.
  • Supporting the students in forming groups to obtain funding.
  • Linking the students to funding institutions.
  • Must have Entrepreneurship background.
  • Must have ICT Skills.
  • Must be mature and with the right attitude.
  • Must have passion of working with young people.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously using prioritization.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Dynamism, creativity and flexibility.
  • Networking skills a must.
  • Relevant Degree.
How to apply
To express interest in this opportunity, send your CV to recruitment.capyei@gmail.com by 31st January 2014.

Cover letter should be pasted on the body of the email and not as an attachment. 

Applicants are required to quote their current and expected salary. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Note: Cap Youth Empowerment does not charge any fee to recruit candidates.

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