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Kenya: Business Development Advisor

Organization: Ongoza
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Job Description
Your role is to provide practical, strategic advisory and assistance to youth-led enterprises to drive their growth as measured by increased revenue, jobs, and social impact. Your consulting will span all aspects of business growth and structure, from financial modeling to marketing to business strategy and operations. Reporting directly to Ongoza’s Program Manager, you are Ongoza’s primary client-facing role, responsible for the success of our client entrepreneurs. Application open until April 13th 2018.

Roles and Responsibilities
Please note other responsibilities may be required based upon the growth of Ongoza.

Strategic Advisory Services (80%)
• Work closely with clients in your portfolio to articulate growth plans to scale their businesses.
• Provide practical, strategic advisory and technical assistance across the areas of finance, sales & marketing, operations, and HR to help clients harness opportunities, structure their businesses more effectively, and catalyze growth.
• Advise and assist clients in product development, sales and marketing strategy, and customer acquisition. Connect clients to market opportunities.
• Advise clients on investment needs and connect them to financial services, including via our exclusive partnership with Key Partners, Ltd.
• Facilitate trainings, workshops, and other events for Ongoza clients and the wider community as needed.
• Liaise with the rest of the network of Business Development Advisors on a regular basis to learn and share best practices.

Process Design and Improvement (10%)
• Provide and implement recommendations that can improve the effectiveness of you and your colleagues on the business advisory team.

General Administration (10%)
• Maintain client files and collect data as needed for Ongoza’s learning team
• Maintain appropriate expense reporting, comply with administrative policies and procedures, and conduct logistical arrangements as needed.

Required Experience
• 5+ years of experience in SME development, financial services, consulting, business operations or marketing, with relevant university or graduate degree. Work with entrepreneurs and small businesses highly preferred.
• Demonstrated excellent understanding of strategies for how to help businesses grow, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: business finance, business planning and strategy, sales and marketing, product development, or human resource management. Ability to produce financial reports/projections for clients highly preferred.
• Deep understanding of go-to-market and growth strategies for businesses in the area of consumer goods, professional services, retail, and manufacturing.
• Worked in a start-up or small business environment, and/or have direct experience supporting start-ups – willing to wear many hats and help out wherever needed.
• Have passion for and excellent understanding of the Kenyan entrepreneurship ecosystem.
• Previous coaching, teaching, training, or facilitation experience preferred.

About YOU.
• You have excellent business knowledge and judgment. You are able to quickly analyze the gaps and opportunities within a business and sketch the best way forward. You know what you don’t know, and how to look for that information.
• You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You are an independent self-starter who flourishes in a changing environment and can manage yourself. You have excellent collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills.
• You are a systems builder and/or optimizer. You are process-oriented and always looking for ways to improve systems to not solve the same problem twice. You will be called upon to build structures for your team as Ongoza continues to grow.
• You make things happen. You have a proven track record of meeting targets on time and within budget. You are creative, solutions-oriented, and willing to put in the time it takes to do a great job. You follow through.
• Most of all, you believe in our vision and mission – the power of youth-led businesses to transform Kenya.

How to apply:

Please send an email to hr@ongoza.org with the subject line “BDA2018” with your CV and a letter answering the below questions. Interviews on a rolling basis until filled.

1) Why Ongoza, and why this position? Why are you the best fit? (max 300 words)

2) Assume the below fake company is given to you as part of your portfolio. Using the information below, sketch out how you would approach growing their business and what assumptions you depend on. (max 300 words)
a. Eco-Biashara Solutions, Ltd. produces charcoal briquettes for home and industrial use out of free rose waste collected from farms in Nakuru, earning 150,000 Ksh/month. Their bonding agent allows their briquettes to burn for nearly twice as long as their competitors at a cheaper price point. They train and employ marginalized youth from around the area in production.

3) Take the list of bolded bullet points under “About YOU” and under each, tell us what evidence you have that you fulfill this criteria. (max 500 words)

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Zetech University Assistant Registrar – Enrollment

Zetech University is a premier university for the education of Technology, Science and Business programmes, offering an exceptional learning experience to thousands of youth from Kenya and beyond. 


Our Mission is to provide holistic education by promoting excellence in research, integrating innovation and technology with the aim of developing well rounded citizens to impact the social, political and economic world. 

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Assistant Registrar – Enrollment.


Job Ref: ZU/10/25/34

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar- Enrollment & Institutional Advancement, the position holder will, among other duties:

  • Coordinate, devise and implement strategies for recruiting students to meet enrollment goals of the University
  • Advise students and parents and provide them with information about academic programs and the University in general
  • Provide innovative content for marketing collateral including print, Audio Visual and digital
  • Ensure strategic, consistent and aggressive conduct of above the line and below the line marketing of Zetech University.
  • Conduct targeted enrollment campaigns that resonate with the audience e.g. School visits
  • Sensitize the enrollment team on new changes affecting recruitment of new students
  • Advise on budget requirements needed to inform future planning and strategic decision making.
  • Implement University enrollment policies and procedures.
  • Conduct marketing survey and research to enhance University’s competitiveness e.g. competitor trends, emerging market needs, new programmes development, etc.
  • Prepare quality enrollment analytics for efficient decision making.
  • Uphold excellence in customer service

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or other relevant business degree with a bias in marketing or a related degree with a diploma in sales and marketing from a recognized Institution of Higher learning.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience.
  • Willingness to travel across the country.
  • Member of MSK is an added advantage.
  • Excellent negotiation and networking skills;
  • Strong people management and customer service skills;
  • Demonstrate proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability;
  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
Interested applicants to send their application letters and updated CVs via the email address email protected quoting Job Ref. ZU/10/25/34 indicating the current and expected salary not later than 13th December 2017.



AKU Finance and Administration Manager (Department of Internal Medicine) Job in Kenya

The Aga Khan University

Finance and Administration Manager, Department of Internal Medicine (Fixed Term)

Aga Khan University is a private, not for profit, international University established in 1983, with 11 teaching sites in eight countries.  

Since 2001, AKU has offered academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for East Africa.

The Aga Khan University invites candidates for the position of Finance and Administration Manager, Department of Internal Medicine


Reporting to the Chair of Department of Internal Medicine, the successful candidate will direct the financial and administrative affairs of the department and will be responsible for all areas of financial planning and management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advise and assist the Chair and Division heads in faculty affairs
  • Advise and assist the Chair on budgeting in order to achieve and maintain fiscal sustainability
  • Manage the financial resources of the department to ensure ethical and fiduciary practices
  • Interpret policies and regulations concerning the Department’s financial activities and ensure compliance with the University’s policies and procedures
  • Translate department objectives into financial assumptions for short-term or long-term planning
  • Project Department and Division revenue and expenses and develop budget models to guide the faculty or department.
  • Design and monitor systems of measurement and internal controls to safeguard assets and to satisfy auditing requirements
  • Assign, direct and review staff who maintain department budgets /accounts at the University/Hospital
  • Ensure administrative procedures for grant and contract administration are in place
  • Review  and approve all department grant and contract applications
  • Ensure funded projects or programs are managed appropriately
  • Monitor interpersonal dynamics and actions to eliminate physical risks to personal safety
  • Ensure smooth annual performance evaluation and merit review process for faculty and professional staff.


Applicants should have a Master of Business Administration or equivalent with 2 years’ experience in Health Care Administration or related field. 

S/he should demonstrate competence in financial operations, business planning, financial analysis and/or strategic planning. 

Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and customer service skills adhering to set time lines for reporting.

To Apply:

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, clearly indicating current & expected pay should be sent to, 

the Manager, Recruitment, 

Aga Khan University Hospital, 

so as to reach not later than 20th October, 2017.  

Only short listed candidates will be contacted