African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) – Senior Trainer (Kakuma).

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About the Company

AEC Kenya supports entrepreneurs to grow their business to improve livelihoods and to create thriving communities. 
Founded in 2018, as the Kenya affiliate of the African Entrepreneur Collective, AEC Kenya has now worked with more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, providing a combination of training, consulting, access to finance, and market-level systems change.  We are the largest lender to refugee entrepreneurs in Africa. 

AEC Kenya is a 50+ person company with 5 offices across Kenya (Nairobi, Mombasa, Kakuma, Garissa, Dadaab). All of our services ensure that businesses in Kenya can thrive and contribute to the growth of Kenya’s economy.
In the past few years, we’ve had high-profile partnerships with Kenya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UNHCR, RAS, International Finance Corporation, Mastercard Foundation, and more. AEC Kenya disbursed $2M USD to businesses across Kenya to support COVID-19 economic recovery, all while taking our content digital. In 2022, we are launching a new strategic plan to reach beyond what we have previously thought possible. 

Company Values

All staff embody the company’s culture. In addition to the skills above, all candidates must demonstrate our core values:

  • Purpose: be solutions-oriented and produce high-quality work and be a global leader.

  • Achievement: push yourself to reach beyond what you think is possible.

  • Improvement: Be humble and committed to continuous learning and growing. Improve through giving and receiving open and accurate feedback

  • Bravery: willing to take risks and create a safe space for others. Be compassionate and inclusive.

  • Turikumwe/Tuko Pamoja/ Abren Nen/Waalin Jirra/ We are Together:  We appreciate our colleagues, celebrate success, and support each other in hard times. 

About the Opportunity

AEC Kenya seeks a highly talented, organized Senior Trainer who will manage and train a team of Business Development Advisors and Training Support Associates in the refugee livelihood program in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement, replicating the success of Inkomoko in Rwanda and Kakuma and Kalobeyei refugee camps in Kenya.


The Senior Trainer will join our team with core responsibilities as follows:

Management (40% time)

• Supervise BDAs and Training Support Associates staff in Kakuma and Kalobeyei refugee camps, setting their work plans, contribute to their quarterly performance reviews, and maintaining weekly staff check-ins.

• Be aware at all times of key goals and develop daily strategies to achieve those goals in alignment with budget and culture

• Work with Training manager to plan and manage the budget, staffing, and other resource needs to deliver program outcomes

• Interpret, apply, and ensure departmental compliance with applicable donors and local policy laws and regulations.

• Lead local staff meetings and other organizational activities to share information with the team

• Ensure all staff under your supervision are compliant with organizational HR policies, and implement disciplinary actions when they are not

• Liaise with Training manager to ensure smooth operations (i.e. Managing Director, Loan Department, Finance Department, etc.)

• Be a good ambassador in ensuring the organizational culture is understood and followed through by all staffs under your supervision

• Represent the company in a highly professional manner in stakeholders’ and government meetings and events in the absence of the Regional Director and Training Manager.

• Elevate important trends, risks, and other notable activities to management

Training Implementation (50% Time)

• Develop new and review existing content to match client needs and refugee business dynamics in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

• Manage training in all locations for all incoming clients in Kakuma, Kalobeyei and other areas of operation in Turkana County.

• Implement training of trainers as part of the ongoing classes schedule for BDAs

• Deploy a wide variety of training methods in several locations

• Conduct the training and shadow all the BDAs during training in all the locations

• Recommend clients that need extra/specific attention to the relevant Business Development Advisors of the location

• Coordinate with BDAs/TSA efforts about the training to clients and partners to ensure full participation

• Draft training reports from assigned locations and updates the online report

Operations & Administration (10% Time)

• Record billable hours and activities in organizational tracking systems (Odoo, etc.)

• Maintain an updated training schedule on the calendar and the website

• Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning department to ensure training are assessed for impact and value to entrepreneurs

• Coordinate and manage the Training Support Associate and other training staff or instructors for smooth logistics

• Attend all Company-wide meetings and maintain organizational values in all situations

• Provide participant or financial reports to funders and partners as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will fulfill the following requirements:

5+ years of work experience in relevant fields and serving entrepreneurs

Education requirement: University degree, Project Management, and other relevant academic qualification

Experience business training, facilitation, content development, business consulting, business planning, and providing business advice

Strong financial and accounting skills; familiarity with business financial policies in Turkana/Kenya

Flexible and able to deliver results under pressure

Experience working and managing teams remotely

Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Excel, Word, project management tools(ie: Trello, etc.)

Good written and oral communications skills

Good presentation and training skills

Shows perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills

Outgoing and Social

Honest and professional

Must be based in the camp

Excellent communicator to audiences in Swahili and English.

Access to a smartphone 24/7

Candidate should not be employed by any other organization with Camp activities currently.

What You’ll Get

  • The fun, collaborative work environment

  • Opportunity to work with a talented, passionate, and committed team of professionals

  • Challenging work and the opportunity to grow and develop your skills

  • Ability to make an impact and contribute to economic growth in Rwanda

  • Competitive benefit package – health insurance, staff savings program, parental leave, sabbatical program, and more

How To Apply





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