Project Assistant in charge of Enterprise Development

Support Economic Empowerment in Nairobi, Kenya

Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Program Management
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
3 months to 12 months
Must Speak: 
Helpful if Speaks: 
Learning Opportunity

We think this is a meaningful project for the experienced business development professional to support economic empowerment in Nairobi, Kenya.

Opportunity Details


Your principal mission as the Project Assistant in charge of Enterprise Development is to develop and pursue a long-term business model for enterprise development in Dandora based on identified income-generating opportunities in relation to the urban regeneration project of DTL.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To map existing sustainable income generating opportunities that are worth to be developed within Dandora, such as plastic recycling
  • To develop a business model based on a comprehensive market analysis and social enterprise model principles, having a sustainable impact on the neighborhood and playing an inclusive role through mobilizing community groups from all Dandora and not only a few individuals
  • To search for and to establish partnerships with organizations (private and public sector, NGOs, academia, and others) which would provide funding and/or necessary capacity building training to launch the enterprise before it is financially self-sufficient
  • To launch the execution of the business plan and to assist the groups at the beginning of the enterprise
  • To closely monitor and evaluate the execution of the business plan, bringing any changes to the proposed model if needed
  • To propose new projects and activities that could be implemented by DTL in regards to enterprise development


  • Must be computer literate
  • Should have background in business or marketing
  • Should have experience in developing business models; experience with social enterprises preferable
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili is an advantage but not a must

Great for people with business development skills! Interested but not the right length? Like this organization and have an idea how your skills can help? Message us at:


Expected outcomes of the Experteer's work are:

  • identified enterprise development opportunities
  • a long-term business model for enterprise development
  • established partnership enabling the launch of the enterprise


  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Program Management


  • English


  • Swahili

We Provide These Local Benefits


The experteer can learn how to combine social enterprise development, community development and urban regeneration to improve living standards in a neighbourhood and empower the community.


A friendly working environment with colleagues always ready to help you with your integration in a new country!

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity

Is there a living stipend?
Ngan (Milo), Sep 21st, 2017
Unfortunately we are not able to provide any living stipend for this volunteering position.
Representative of this opportunity, Sep 21st, 2017

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Industry: Architecture & Planning, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Plastics, Professional Training & Coaching

Mission: Economic Empowerment

Size: Small organization: 5 - 25 persons

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