TechnoServe Senior Business Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Senior Business Advisor for TechnoServe in Nairobi.

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

Project Description: TechnoServe is supporting the implementation of a pilot program that aims to address shortcomings in existing digital payment systems in the dairy sector by tailoring digital financial tools for disbursements and input purchases alongside the adoption of improved operations management (DOM) systems to facilitate use of digital transactions to expand credit provision.


The end goal of this pilot program is to increase the incomes of small-scale dairy farmers and agribusinesses by addressing shortcomings in existing digital financial service systems.  
The intended outcomes of the pilot are to:
  • Refine the value proposition of digital financial tools in the dairy sector and define strategies to overcome barriers and risks to adoption (including financial, mobile and product literacy)
  • Test new digital financial tools as a model to increase access to working capital credit and other tailored financial services (including asset finance, insurance).
If this pilot program demonstrates that the new digital financial tools can effectively advance rural financial inclusion, there would be numerous opportunities to scale the model across other agricultural sectors.
Primary Purpose

The individual will facilitate the following activities to achieve the project objectives:

  • Provide technical assistance to pilot partner banks and SACCOs in developing and implementing their digital financial strategy for the dairy sector
  • Build partnerships to address key financial service needs of dairy co-ops, processors, input SMEs and farmers (e.g. working capital, asset credit, insurance)
  • Provide technical assistance to pilot partner banks and SACCOs in extending their digital financial solutions into the informal dairy sector
  • Identify and enable opportunities to work with additional banks and SACCOs
  • Collect relevant data for monitoring and evaluation purposes and support the production of narrative reports and case studies
Qualifications and skills
  • Degree in Marketing, Banking, ICT and/or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Training and experience working in M4P projects a must
  • Experience working in the banking sector or in marketing
  • Track record of building and managing strong client and stakeholder relationships with private, public sector and government
  • Confident with project management and reporting
  • Excellent communication, analytical and strategy skills
  • Confident with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Desired Skills
  • Self-starter, energetic, and friendly
  • Comfortable with new ways of thinking and working
  • Engages people and empowers them to deliver on promises
  • Maintains integrity and personal reputation
  • Ability to analyse complex issues and propose solutions
  • Reviews information quickly and does not hesitate to try out solutions
  • Passionate about knowledge learning and sharing.

Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “2490”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2490 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: 4th November 2016

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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