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  • Posted: Jun 4, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 11, 2021
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  • At Sinapis, we empower entrepreneurs professionally and spiritually using training and a global support network so they can grow to the next level and transform the world around them. Our passion is small and growing businesses (SGBs) typically with 5 to 250 employees. These companies fuel the economy and account for 67-80% of new job growth. Their success goes far beyond the entrepreneur and brings employment and dignity to their community.
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    Field Officer

    Position Overview: Sinapis is looking for a passionate Field Officer who will support Sinapis’ expansion of entrepreneur training to Kenya’s coastal region

    Reporting To: Sinapis Project Manager (based in Mombasa)

    Location: Mombasa, Kenya

    Term2-year renewable contract with 6-month probationary period

    CompensationEntry-level, range 50,000 – 60,000 KES gross monthly based on experience

    About Sinapis

    Our mission at Sinapis is to make disciples and alleviate poverty through the power of entrepreneurship. We seek to foster the development of entrepreneurs and the growth of Kingdom businesses. These enterprises are led by entrepreneurs who strive for excellence in their business and who are intentional in reflecting and sharing their values in the marketplace, through the business decisions they make and the relationships they cultivate with employees, suppliers, and customers.

    After ten years, we have surpassed a the milestone of training over 5,000 entrepreneurs and are now entering an expansion stage which includes expansion within and outside of Kenya. Our current core offerings are as below:

    1. Sinapis Aspire. The Aspire program is a 9-week business training program for people who want to start a business, and would like to know how to successfully bring their idea to life.
    2. Sinapis Academy. Sinapis partners with local organizations to deliver the Sinapis Academy, an intensive 16-week business training program similar to a mini-MBA but customized for early and growth-stage ventures. This program is extremely practical, locally customized and specifically designed for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.
    3. Sinapis Business Plan Competition. Upon completion of the Sinapis Academy training program, entrepreneurs are eligible to compete in the Sinapis Business Plan Competition, an annual competition in which the top 5-10 finalists compete for grant capital at a live pitch event.
    4. Fast Track Accelerator Program. The Sinapis Fast Track Accelerator (FTA) program is a 6-month accelerator that serves up to 15 graduates of the Sinapis Academy per year who have businesses capable of significant growth. The program begins with a customized business assessment for each participant coupled with access to high quality consultants, professional advisors, advanced training, investor match-making and biblical integration.
    5. Sinapis Alumni Network. Sinapis is committed to offering ongoing support of our alumni, with the intent to see the community flourish. This involves regular communications, events with valuable trainings and networking components, mentoring, and help with access to capital.

    We will be expanding our programs within the coastal bloc of Kenya, with the goal of training more than 200 entrepreneurs each year across 6 coastal districts. This field officer position will be critical in supporting us to find and support the best entrepreneurs in this region. The field officer will handle all administrative duties to schedule and run courses, as well as to mobilize entrepreneurs to join courses. This field officer will be based in Mombasa and will likely cover activities across several districts.

    What you will do

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage all logistics involved in running the Sinapis training programs across 2-4 districts, including scheduling facilitators and guest speakers and preparing the space and materials.
    • Telemarket our entrepreneurship programs to potential students and follow-up with confirmed students.
    • Work with the Project Manager to plan workshops, alumni and trainer events including calling entrepreneurs and trainers to confirm event attendance.
    • Key in entrepreneur contacts from workshops and other events into the main database.
    • Follow up with students to complete their baseline, endline and weekly class surveys.
    • Follow up with students to complete weekly assignments and any other needs during the week.
    • Prepare the class toolkits for new class launches and ongoing classes.
    • Track expenses, organize receipts, and work with Sinapis Finance Department to stay on top of financial reporting.
    • Make general bookings on behalf of the Sinapis team for any activity in Mombasa such as booking a driver and car for errands and transportation and booking flights and accommodation for official travel.
    • Answer and direct phone calls.

    While this list comprises the main day-to-day activities of the Field Officer, you may be required to complete other tasks not mentioned above but within the scope of program administration.

    Who we look for

    • You are a follower of Christ who maintains a healthy relationship with Jesus as evidenced by (but not limited to) prayer, devotional reading of Scripture and spiritual discipline
    • You are a people person, and have excellent communication skills with people of all types
    • You are detail-oriented and can plan for and manage effective follow-up
    • You are humble and have a teachable spirit
    • You are energetic, hardworking and willing to go the extra mile to complete an assignment

    Required

    • A heart for our organization’s mission and a calling for this work
    • Highly organized and able to manage multiple work streams, with a knack for continuous improvement
    • An outgoing people-person who enjoys interacting with people, both on phone and in person
    • Natural selling ability; passionate and persuasive
    • Ability to take initiative and solve problems
    • Undergraduate degree, preferably with business course work
    • Ability to work in a very small team environment
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Extremely positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
    • Honest with high levels of integrity
    • Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience

    Desirable

    • Experience in the start-up and SME ecosystem
    • Previous experience handling administrative duties
    • Previous selling experience

    What you can do

    • Deep, fulfilling impact – This is a mission that will impact thousands of lives economically, socially and spiritually. You will be part of a group that is daily making strides to take back the market-place to honor God and create value in Kenya
    • Entrepreneurial work-environment – As a small organization, we are free from bureaucracies and you will enjoy the flexibility to be creative and try out new ideas that make sense
    • Fantastic network – You’ll develop a robust network of inspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-support organizations across Kenya
    • Promising career growth – Sinapis is a small but growing organization with opportunities for career growth over time

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    Project Manager (Mombasa)

    Position Overview: Sinapis is looking for a passionate and experienced Project Manager who will support Sinapis’ expansion of entrepreneur training to Kenya’s coastal region

    Reporting To: Sinapis Director of Training & Global Partnerships

    Location: Mombasa, Kenya

    Term2-year renewable contract with 6-month probationary period

    CompensationCompetitive, for mid to senior-level nonprofit management

    About Sinapis

    Our mission at Sinapis is to make disciples and alleviate poverty through the power of entrepreneurship. We seek to foster the development of entrepreneurs and the growth of Kingdom businesses. These enterprises are led by entrepreneurs who strive for excellence in their business and who are intentional in reflecting and sharing their values in the marketplace, through the business decisions they make and the relationships they cultivate with employees, suppliers, and customers.

    After ten years, we have surpassed a the milestone of training over 5,000 entrepreneurs and are now entering an expansion stage which includes expansion within and outside of Kenya. Our current core offerings are as below:

    1. Sinapis Aspire. The Aspire program is a 9-week business training program for people who want to start a business, and would like to know how to successfully bring their idea to life.
    2. Sinapis Academy. Sinapis partners with local organizations to deliver the Sinapis Academy, an intensive 16-week business training program similar to a mini-MBA but customized for early and growth-stage ventures. This program is extremely practical, locally customized and specifically designed for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.
    3. Sinapis Business Plan Competition. Upon completion of the Sinapis Academy training program, entrepreneurs are eligible to compete in the Sinapis Business Plan Competition, an annual competition in which the top 5-10 finalists compete for grant capital at a live pitch event.
    4. Fast Track Accelerator Program. The Sinapis Fast Track Accelerator (FTA) program is a 6-month accelerator that serves up to 15 graduates of the Sinapis Academy per year who have businesses capable of significant growth. The program begins with a customized business assessment for each participant coupled with access to high quality consultants, professional advisors, advanced training, investor match-making and biblical integration.
    5. Sinapis Alumni Network. Sinapis is committed to offering ongoing support of our alumni, with the intent to see the community flourish. This involves regular communications, events with valuable trainings and networking components, mentoring, and help with access to capital.

    We will be expanding our programs within the coastal bloc of Kenya, with the goal of training more than 200 entrepreneurs each year across 6 coastal districts. This Project Manager position will be responsible for overseeing all operations in the coastal region.

    What you will do

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage Sinapis’ coastal office and operations, including managing several coastal-based staff, with support from various departments from Nairobi HQ
    • Maintain strong relationships with relevant project stakeholders, including local and regional government, project funders, key entrepreneurs, investors, and other entrepreneur-support players
    • Represent Sinapis to and build partnerships with a variety of players who work with or can recommend entrepreneurs to join Sinapis programs: government, co-working spaces, universities, churches, etc.
    • Prepare regular reports on project updates to external funders
    • Ensure activities across coastal region fall within project budget
    • Manage quarterly get-togethers and provide any additional support to Sinapis trainers (external consultants) working throughout the coastal region
    • Build lasting relationships with Sinapis entrepreneur alumni, and provide ongoing relational and business support, where applicable; given level of skill, this could be formal consulting or advisory, or more informal catch ups and connections to relevant advisory
    • Plan, execute, and speak at quarterly alumni events (whether in-person or remote), and manage other elements of Sinapis’ coastal alumni network

    While this list comprises the main day-to-day activities of the Program Manager, you may be required to complete other tasks not mentioned above.

    Who we are looking for

    • You are a follower of Christ who maintains a healthy relationship with Jesus as evidenced by (but not limited to) prayer, devotional reading of Scripture and spiritual discipline
    • You are a people person, and have excellent communication skills with people of all types
    • You are detail-oriented and can plan for and manage effective follow-up
    • You are humble and have a teachable spirit
    • You are energetic, hardworking and willing to go the extra mile to complete an assignment

    Required

    • A heart for our organization’s mission and a calling for this work of empowering entrepreneurs
    • At least 7 years of work experience with a track record of success in managing multi-stakeholder projects through to successful completion
    • Experience in managing people and/or teams
    • Highly organized and able to manage multiple work streams, with a knack for continuous improvement
    • An outgoing people-person who enjoys interacting with people, both on phone and in person, and displays highest level of professionalism in these interactions
    • Ability to take initiative and solve problems
    • Either an undergraduate or graduate degree in business or a relevant field from a top school with a solid understanding of business both academically and practically
    • Ability to work in a very small team environment
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Extremely positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
    • Honest with high levels of integrity

    Desirable 

    • Experience in the start-up and SME ecosystem, preferably in the coastal region
    • MBA, MPP or other relevant Masters degree
    • Experience as an entrepreneur
    • Experience in training
    • Experience working with local government offices and/or staff in coastal region

    What you can expect

    • Deep, fulfilling impact – This is a mission that will impact thousands of lives economically, socially and spiritually. You will be part of a group that is daily making strides to take back the market-place to honor God and create value in Kenya
    • Entrepreneurial work-environment – As a small organization, we are free from bureaucracies and you will enjoy the flexibility to be creative and try out new ideas that make sense
    • Fantastic network – You’ll develop a robust network of inspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-support organizations across Kenya
    • Promising career growth – Sinapis is a small but growing organization with opportunities for career growth over time

    Method of Application

    Please send us a well-formatted and written cover letter along with your resume in PDF format to [email protected] by Friday June 11th, 2021. Please note that submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

    Sinapis is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students/beneficiaries and the successful applicant will be required to provide a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

    The subject line of the email should read, “Field Officer – Last Name, First Name”

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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