Overview

Regional Operations Manager

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

dentification, assessment and screening of SMEs and business associations in target sectors/counties (horticulture, poultry and aquaculture) to determine those that are eligible for matching grants.
Represent MEDA Kenya at the Coastal Region Counties both at stakeholder involvement and field activities.
In collaboration with the Gender Specialist and the Environment Specialist, support the design, implementation and monitoring of grant activities by SMEs and other partners focused on promoting gender equity and environmental sustainability/climate change adaptation
In collaboration with the Finance team, conduct financial analysis of audited accounts for SME grant applicants and providing assessment reports on the suitability of the applicant.
Reporting: Reviewing all grantee data, records, reports for accuracy and authenticity, taking responsibility and ownership of reports reviewed and forwarded to the management.
Plan and facilitate training events, working with marketing team as needed at county level, working with relevant project officer.
Facilitate learning sessions related to project activities and widely disseminate lessons learnt through to actors at the county level.
Solicit feedback (policy and practice) from project participants and partners to ensure that program delivery is as responsive to community priorities as possible at the county level.
Working closely with SEs and SMEs, identify emerging challenges and promote best practices in gender-equitable participation and environmental sustainability/climate change mitigation, contribute to improving the business environment for SEs and SMEs, as well as bring gender perspectives to business risk mitigation for grantees
Update performance indicators covering relevant SMEs and Lead Firms in the counties covered, including updating the online database.
Support the MIM, Gender and Environment departments in identifying data parameters and tools for monitoring and evaluating project impact.
Act as the focal point at the MEDA office in Mombasa ensuring all financial and administrative matters related to the Mombasa office are transparently, and effectively managed, in line with established processes, and Policies.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Commerce, Business Administration, Agri-business, or any other related Field. A Master’s degree is an added advantage – MBA, MSc Finance, Entrepreneurship, or related Field.

Experience:

Minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in SME/private sector development

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About Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

MEDA is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals, we partner with the poor to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world. Our expertise includes a full range of economic development tools: financial services, improved technology, business training, better access to markets and equity investment. Our work most often focuses on women, youth and the rural poor. We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to earn a livelihood and that unleashing entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty.