The Business Analyst is responsible for supporting entrepreneurs become bankable or investor ready by providing client tailored technical assistance.
Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
Experience Level : Mid level
Experience Length : 3 years
Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) is implementing a 5-year programme called Agribiz with support from the European Union (EU) and Danida.
The Agribiz programme seeks to address some of the challenges inhibiting youth and women participation in agribusiness and stimulate the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the agricultural sector.
The primary focus of the program is to provide a range of services needed by women and youth-owned early stage agribusiness enterprises as well as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Support clients to access concessionary / commercial financing (grants, debt, equity) using knowledge of investment requirements and helping negotiate and structure financings;
Supporting implementation of business plans, and interacting with in-house M&E team to ensure expected results are achieved, measured and evaluated;
Developing a personal network in the regional finance and investment community, as well with advisors and technology experts to aid in supporting the clients access finance;
Provide business advisory and financial analysis support to clients in the context of supporting agribusinesses;
Analyze and evaluate requirements to ensure alignment to client’s strategy and the prevailing economic and technological advances through conducting client baseline / assessments;
Nurture the client’s business through market feasibility studies, product development, customer acquisition and revenue generation support;
Identify business training needs for clients and develop user friendly and practical training modules to close the identified needs;
Identify mentoring and coaching areas for the clients and linking them with the correct mentors to aid in their business growth;
Minimum of Bachelor’ s degree in business related courses.
Professional qualifications in CPA, ACCA and CFA desired.
Over 3 years’ experience in business development services, strategic or management consulting, or in providing technical business assistance ideally working with startup, early stage entrepreneurs, Community Based Organizations, and Self Help groups.
Experience in the critical analysis of a business, investment plans and financial statements;
Experience working with the agribusiness sector is an added advantage;
Good interpersonal skills with an ability to work with a diverse mix of professionals.
Ability to lead in an environment of constant change;
Ability to solve problems and make critical decisions;
Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
Interested candidates are invited to send their updated resume and cover letter detailing experience relevant to the role being applied.
Also, the application letter should state their current and expected salary, daytime telephone contacts, valid email address, and names of three professional referees.
Closing date for applications is Friday, 10th July 2020 . Only short listed candidates will be contacted .
Kenya Climate Innovation Center is an equal opportunity employer