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Enterprise Development Officer

Nairobi, Nairobi Area August 18

Nature Kenya

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  • Career Opportunity at Nature Kenya

    Nature Kenya—is the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS), Africa’s oldest environmental Society, established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa. To learn more and become a member visit our website

    Enterprise Development Officer (EDO): Tana Delta Green Heart Initiative
    Organisation and Aims
    You will be working for an innovative business enterprise ‘the Greenheart Initiative’ which aims to create jobs, transform lives, spur economic growth and keep nature values in the Tana Delta. The Greenheart Initiative is led by the Tana River County Government, assisted by Nature Kenya. It will be steered by a new body ‘the Tana Delta Sustainable Development Board’.
    The Greenheart Initiative will:
    1. Create an enabling policy and good governance for green production in the Tana Delta.
    2. Promote the development of green enterprises and markets for locally produced agricultural products as a precursor for creating employment and improve local livelihoods, and
    3. Build the capacity of local actors to produce, negotiate contracts and sustainably supply products to the green businesses.

    Position
    Enterprise Development Officer (EDO) for the Tana Delta Green Heart Initiative
    Primary Responsibilities
    Your primary role will be to execute instructions and decisions provided initially by TRCG and NK, and subsequently by TDSB. You will work within the guidelines established by the Business Case for the Greenheart Project, and as the coordinator of a small team of specialists comprising the Executive Director (NK), assigned Nature Kenya staff and advisors, the Greenheart Secretariat and invited external advisors.

    Your initial responsibilities in the first three months of the assignment will be to:
    1) Work with the Tana River County Government to fast track the creation of the Tana Sustainable Development Board
    2) Become an integral part of the Greenheart Secretariat to be formed with seconded county government staff
    2) Coordinate the survey and establish the framework of the Pilot Green Industrial Park (GIP),
    3) Develop a road map for the mobilisation of private investment (especially in relation to the pilot Green Industrial Park) while also building stakeholder capacity to increase climate smart agriculture production and local processing in the Tana Delta.
    4) Work within the secretariat to convene investors conferences to attract green enterprises.
    5) Liaise with other project staff (from TRCG and NK) to support existing Farmer Cooperatives andenhance their capacity by coordinating farmer production, bulking and supply.
    6) Develop and maintain the initiative’s website, and communication materials produced either by yourself or with your support.

    Visit our website for a more detailed job description.

    Core competences for the post holder
    The Role of Enterprise Development Officer is a challenging position, requiring an individual with the charisma to inspire others, a good knowledge and understanding of business practices, excellent organizational and communication skills, a willingness to experiment, a social conscience and commitment to making things better for local communities, and a real concern for the environment and the true meaning of sustainable development.
    The ability to demonstrate these qualities is more important than formal, training and specialization, but the successful candidate is likely to have been educated to degree level, to have worked within one or more organisations in a coordinating role, to have experience of policy development and planning, and to be able to show evidence of practical achievements in management and leadership.

    Direct experience in any of the following fields will be an advantage:
    • establishing a small or medium sized enterprise,
    • community liaison,
    • working in the field of rural development,
    • marketing local produce,
    • liaising and communicating through web-based and social media
    If interested please submit your CV and cover letter to ******@naturekenya.org to arrive no later than 30th August 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Bachelor´s Degree
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: No
  • People with disabilities: Yes

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Ad summary

  • Enterprise Development Officer

  • Recruiter

    Nature Kenya

  • Location

    Nairobi, Nairobi Area

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Other type of contract

  • Salary

    Negotiable

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