SME Development Assistant Officer Job

Kenya Association of Manufacturers is the representative organisation for manufacturing value-add industries in Kenya. Established in 1959 as a private sector body, KAM has evolved into a dynamic, vibrant, credible and respected business association that unites industrialists and offers a common voice for businesses. KAM provides an essential link for co-operation, dialogue and understanding with the Government by representing the views and concerns of its members to the relevant authorities. In pursuit of its core mandate of policy advocacy, KAM promotes trade and investment, upholds standards, encourages the formulation, enactment and administration of sound policies that facilitate a competitive business environment and reduce the cost of doing business.

Department : KAM Consulting Unit
Reporting to: SME Development Executive Supervises : None

Job Purpose:

To support in project implementation-COVID-19 pandemic impact on MSMEs through innovation program.

Key objectives

  1. Mobilization of activities to participate in the project
  2. Coordinating project activities

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Assist in mobilizing MSMEs to participate in the program
  2. Assisting in designing and production of a call for participation
  3. Assisting in Recruitment and Shortlisting of MSMEs
  4. Assisting to coordinate specialized training for SMEs
  5. Assisting to coordinate competition set up for the manufacturing SMEs innovation award scheme
  6. Marketing/Publicity of the innovation award scheme.
  7. Assisting in Performance assessment and reporting
  8. Collaborating with stakeholders including industry partners to deliver project objectives
  9. Working closely with the SME Executive, monitor the project monthly, providing an update on project successes
  10. Planning, coordinating, and documenting of meetings, workshops, and other program activities
  11. Participate in project review and closeout meetings.
  12. Collaborating with stakeholders including industry partners to deliver project objectives
  13. Prepare appropriate input on various reports and publications.
  14. Participate in trainings and other activities as requested.
  15. Other relevant duties assigned.

Requirements and Personal Attributes:

  1. A degree in either Marketing or Business Development or any other relevant degree,
  2. Advanced training or experience in Sales or Marketing fields an added advantage
  3. At least 3 years relevant work experience in a comparable work environment.
  4. Effective organizational skills, team player, keen attentive to detail and ability to multitask.
  5. Good knowledge of the manufacturing industry.
  6. Excellent relationship management and networking skills
  7. Excellent Marketing and presentation skills
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  9. Knowledgeable of the industrial sector in Kenya.

How To Apply

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to
Use SME Development Assistant Officer as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 12 November. 2021
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