A “Virtual Secondments” pilot programme called Kenya Small Business Leaders has been launched to support small businesses in Kenya, led by Shortlist and WomenWork.
With support from the UK-Kenya Tech Hub (a UK Government initiative to develop startup ecosystems and entrepreneurship in Kenya), they will be selecting at least 15 small businesses in Kenya to receive support by a subject matter expert to help grow the business or solve a key challenge, via a 3-month secondment, with a stipend provided to the expert covered by them
They are looking for Kenyan-owned technology-enabled small businesses that have a clearly defined task or project that could be solved through part-time support from an external consultant. They will be further prioritising businesses that are led by women, and those that are generating outsized levels of social impact.
of experts will be provided?
They are actively sourcing a range of reputed professionals with expertise in several functions, including sales & marketing, strategy, finance, operations, HR, technology, data, and others. Businesses will be offered a selection of pre-vetted consultants from which to choose, based on the highest priority needs as defined by the small business owner.
There are no charges to small business participants in this programme. They will cover the costs of the consultant, up to a predefined limit during a 3-month period. As the recipient of consultancy support, you will pre-agree the terms of reference with your chosen consultant.
How can you apply?
on our programme landing page, or apply
directly here. This is a simple form that should take
about 20 minutes to complete.
The deadline is coming up quickly to be a part of this pioneering programme – 5pm EAT December 3th 2020 is the deadline to register applications. Potential companies and experts will hear from them by December 10th if qualified, with next steps from there!