Business Development Advisors – Mombasa at Inkomoko

Posted 4 months ago

About the Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the position holder will work directly with our entrepreneur clients in Inkomoko communities.  As a member of the Business Growth Services team this role will contribute to the direct impact of Kenyan micro and small entrepreneurs to create thriving communities.

Inkomoko seeks a highly talented and experienced Business Development Advisor to coordinate and work directly with our entrepreneur clients in Mombasa. Specifically, the positions responsibilities include:


Business Development Support & Client Relationship Management (60% of time)

  • Recruit idea-stage and existing micro and small businesses for the Inkomoko program
  • Intake process of program entrepreneurs and conducting monthly site visits to assess business need and opportunities
  • Provide informed, strategic, and realistic advice to help clients meet their objectives for business growth.
  • Ongoing site visits to provide real-time coaching to the BA and clients on existing business challenges and opportunities
  • Connect clients to other Inkomoko services, including access to finance, advocacy and market linkages.
  • Keep up-to-date the clients’ business information in an accurate manner using the applicable project management tools.
  • Provide the training using Inkomoko training materials in Kiswahili, English & any additional language as required within the area of operation
  • Coordinate with the training team/BAs in organizing training logistics, field activities such as focus group activities, refresher training and training supplies ensuring all are within budget.
  • Assist investment colleagues with investment applications, due diligence, and any other investment processes.

Location activities coordination and administration (30% time)

  • Develop a good relationship with all partners and local authorities in and near their work location
  • Represent Inkomoko in all relevant location events and other partner stakeholder activities as guided
  • Assist other Inkomoko staff with all location mobilizations & sensitizations
  • Assist the MEL Department with surveys and data collection
  • Support and coordinate with the MEL, training and admin teams on location activities
  • Assist the Inkomoko Investment team to follow up with clients’ loan repayments

Communication & reporting (10%)

  • Provide weekly and monthly program reports on time to the supervisors
  • Communicate program details to host & refugee clients, as requested by Inkomoko
  • Communicate to Inkomoko leadership about any gaps/challenge faced by clients during program implementation
  • Represent Inkomoko as an ambassador, outreach to existing structures in the communities
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates who will navigate fast-paced and resource-constrained environments with enthusiasm, resilience, a sense of humor, and imagination.

The ideal candidate will fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management or related field
  • 3+ years of work experience in business development services or applicable field
  • Experience in relationship management skills, business planning, and coaching
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Excel and Word
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Good presentation and training skills
  • Shows perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills
  • Show personal drive, initiative and learning agility
  • Must speak fluent English & Coastal  Swahili
  • Must be able to legally work in Kenya.

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