6 - 12 months
Community & Care
Skills you would develop
Teamwork and other interpersonal skills
Knowledge about Kenyan culture, entrepreneurship and microfinance
Undergraduate student or recent graduate
Young professionals looking to give back and be part of a fast-growing NGO
About the position
At Mkono, we believe that young entrepreneurs in low income countries hold the potential to achieve lasting change. These entrepreneurs are well positioned to drive social and economic benefits by creating employment or by developing solutions tailored to their reality. At Mkono, we connect people from all over the world to share knowledge and resources, in an effort to empower young entrepreneurs to bring the change they envision.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Provide mentorship to Kenyan entrepreneurs to help them accomplish their business visions
Skills and Experience:
Strong interest in social impact, Kenyan culture, entrepreneurship and microfinance.
Excellent communication skills. Be fluent in English.
Experience and active network in the SME sector, in any market
2 - 3 years of work experience required.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Entrepreneurship: founded and built small businesses, or experience working in a fast-growing startup
Functional area expertise: Expertise such as accounting and finance (building budgets and running P&Ls), sales and marketing (digital marketing, go-to-market, social media strategy), human resources, and overall business strategy and development
About the organization
We are a young and expanding non-profit organization incorporated in Canada. Currently operational in Kenya, Mkono provides young entrepreneurs access to affordable capital and mentorship. Simply put, we offer interest-free loans and mentorship sessions provided by our Mkono Allies, young professionals with relevant expertise from all around the world, to explore specific topics to grow their business.
Mkono provides young entrepreneurs access to affordable capital and insights. Driving impact at Mkono goes beyond financial support as we believe that capital well invested multiplies its impact.