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Volunteer Business Mentors: 5 Positions For Bomet And Narok Counties

Practical Action is an international development organization putting ingenious ideas to work so that people in poverty can change their world. We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We are committed to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through all our work. At a minimum, we ensure that all our work is gender sensitive, seeking gender transformative approaches as our overall ambition and in accordance with context.

Phase 3 of the Women in Energy Enterprises in Kenya (WEEK III) project is a 4-year project (October 2022 – 30th September 2026) which is part of the larger programme dubbed: Women Driving Energy Transition and Climate Justice. The programme’s main goal is to ensure that women have an equal opportunity to lead, participate in and benefit from energy access and a just and inclusive energy transition, as an essential right to development.

Practical Action was recently awarded by EnDev-GCF to implement the Kenya ICS Last Mile Entrepreneurs Acceleration Project (KILMEAP); which falls under the EnDev-GCF project ‘Promotion of Climate-Friendly Cooking in Kenya and Senegal’. The project is being implemented in Nakuru and Nyandarua Counties as the main hubs. Additionally, the donor added to the project two more new counties including Bomet and Narok. Moreover, the project has sub-hubs in Kericho (Kipkelion and Londiani) and Baringo (Mogotio, Kabarnet and Eldama Ravine. However, the scoping exercise will advise on the specific sub-hubs to be considered by the project.

The project has been designed to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from the unsustainable consumption of wood-based fuels in the household cooking sector, which is the largest single contributor to GHG emissions in the energy sector in Kenya (70%). To do so the project will address the underlying root cause of the problem, i.e., slow and largely ODA-dependent growth of the improved cook stove (ICS) sector.

MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT

The project’s main objective is to accelerate the growth of the Improved Cook Stove (ICS) sector with an irreversible market transformation that will significantly increase the level of ICS production, improve the quality of the products, and increase sales. To enable such a paradigm shift, two main barriers will have to be addressed. On the supply side, the ICS sector is not capable of securing the investment required to scale up ICS production and sales, whereas the demand for ICS remains concentrated in a limited geographic location and among more affluent and better-informed consumer groups.

HOW TO APPLY

A detailed Terms of Reference can be accessed from the website download section.

Interested consulting entities that have capacity to deliver this TOR are invited to submit a complete proposal to [email protected] with subject line ‘Volunteer Business Mentors for Bomet and Narok Counties – Kenya’ to reach Practical Action on or before 23rd May 2024.

Additional Information

Practical Action is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from under-represented groups.  We stay committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse working environment and believe that people from different backgrounds or cultures give us different perspectives, and the more perspectives we have, the more successful we will be. By building a culture where everyone feels heard, respected and valued we give everyone working with us the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.