Project Trainer/Coach

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The E4Impact Foundation is looking to recruit a Trainer/Coach to spearhead
E4Impact Foundation activities and implementation in the AICS Kenya Economic
Recovery to the Impact of Covid-19 On Agri-Food Value Chain In Kenya Project,
focused on the agri-food sector and with an approach based on the value chain
and on the support of cooperatives of small-holder producers. The action aims
to improve socio-economic status and contribute to the economic recovery
of smallholder farmers residing in three counties (Meru, Embu and Tharaka Nithi)
by strengthening the identified cooperatives in order to optimize local
production, promote jobs creation, increase average income and improve the
food security status of the beneficiaries. The project implementation is being
undertaken by a consortium of two organizations, namely, the AVSI Foundation and
E4Impact Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

The Project Trainer/Coach will mainly be responsible for working closely with
Project Coordinator and beneficiaries in the field. Specifically, the Trainer/coach
will: –
1. Deliver training sessions in entrepreneurship, business modeling, and
marketing among other areas.
2. Be responsible for the implementation of project plans in the field.
3. Support in the development of training content and materials
4. Use appropriate training methodology to deliver training to achieve
project objectives.
5. Assist the identified cooperatives to develop sustainable business
6. Supporting program participants to prepare pitch decks/business plans
and present their business ideas to a panel of investors and stakeholders.
7. Assist members of the cooperatives in the creation of a network including
potential suppliers, partners, customers, and distributors.

8. Assist in the selection of entrepreneurs who qualify for business plan
competition with support from the project coordinator.
9. Prepare participants for the business plan competition.
10. Support members of cooperatives (especially young people and women)
who want to create agricultural start-ups and consolidate their start-ups
through remote coaching, testing and validation of assumptions, and
progressive implementation of the updated business model.
11. Compile semi-annual and annual project narrative reports and any other
project field reports.
12. Provide direct one-on-one coaching to entrepreneur and smallholder
farmers on developing business, marketing and financial models following
E4Impact methodology.
13. To facilitate and organize the meetings and events regarding project
14. To develop a proper archiving system for the project-related reporting
and correspondence.
15. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with local
coordination structures, partners and stakeholders,
16. Network and represent E4Impact Foundation in the field.
17. Support in any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  1.  Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in animal science, entrepreneurship or
    related field.
  2. At least 3 years of technical experience in dairy management & business
  3. Previous experience in project management.
  4. Previous work or volunteer experience with women and youth.
  5. Familiarity in implementing donor-funded projects is an added advantage.
  6. Extensive work experience in a multicultural environment.
  7.  Ability to work under harsh conditions.
  8. Good communication, negotiation, public speaking, interpersonal and
    organization skills.
  9. Proficient Computer skills.
  10. Excellent report-writing skills.


Work environment/reporting:

  • Field-based-Meru with frequent travel within Meru, Embu, and Tharaka
    Nithi counties.
  • Reports to the project coordinator based in Meru.

How to apply

All applications should be emailed to by 10th February
2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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