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Strathmore University Vacancies


ASAL Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
AU African Union

County Integrated Development Plans

CPF Common Program Framework
CSGs County Support Groups
EDE Ending Drought Emergencies
IDDRSI IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative
Kenya – SBDC Kenya Small Business Development Centers
MTPs Medium Term Plans
MTPIII Third Medium Plan
NDEF National Drought Emergency Fund
NDMA National Drought Management Authority


The Kenya Small Business Development Centers (Kenya SBDC) is a program implemented by Strathmore University Business School (SBS) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Our mandate is to strengthen Kenya’s economic competitiveness and its prospects for sustained growth. The program is implementing a key component that aims at strengthening and expanding locally led and integrated resilience capacity, institutionalized knowledge management and coordination platforms, and mobilize public, private, and civil society investments to address shocks. It is envisaged that the interventions will empower and build self-reliance of local systems, institutions, communities, and households, and therefore serve as a model for other countries in being able to address development challenges. Thus, Kenya SBDC aspires to play a role by facilitating the national, county, and community-level institutions to take charge of their resilience programs.

Background of the EDE-CPF 2.0 Development Framework.

Towards the end of the implementation period of the EDE-CPF a review of the CPF in 2020 which was completed in 2021. In summary, the Review confirmed the continuing relevance of the CPF and concluded that the foundation for ending drought emergencies has been laid; policies and laws have been adopted, institutions established, funding mechanisms created, and good practices articulated. However, much more needs to be done to capitalise on this foundation, consolidate good practices, and address the gaps and weaknesses, particularly in coordination and knowledge management, thus the recommendation for a second phase of the EDE. The National Steering Committee for EDE approved the second phase of EDE (EDE-CPF 2.0).

2.0       Objectives

To consolidate the progress made during EDE-CPF 1.0 and to draw critical success factors to be utilized in the development of EDE-CPF 2.0.

To develop the EDE-CPF 2.0 for the period 2023-2032.

3.0       Approach

Development of the EDE-CPF 2.0 will be a consultative process involving stakeholders at national and county levels. Furthermore, the process will involve a review of various literature, field visits, and workshops. Some of the reference material include the first-generation CPF document; the EDE medium-term review reports; CIDPs; medium-term plans (MTPs) III and IV for Vision 2030, EDE MTPIII sector plan, Vision 2030; Government Manifesto; relevant Acts of Parliament including the NDMA Act, Intergovernmental Relations Act, NDEF Regulations; The Kenyan Constitution; Sustainable Development Goals; AU Agenda 2063, the Sendai Framework; and the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) strategy.

Stakeholders to be consulted will include national government through the EDE pillars and sector ministries, ASAL development partners, county governments, key non-governmental organizations, selected target communities, and research institutions and academia. County cluster meetings will be used to consolidate the stakeholder consultations for convergence. Through CSGs and other forums, county stakeholders will be adequately involved during design and validation of the CPF 2.0. Workshops and retreats will be used to consolidate the ideas and information available to the developers of the plan.

The CPF for EDE 2.0 will be developed through consultants, guided, and supported by a National Expert Team (NET) drawn from the national and county governments, ASAL development partners, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and academia.

4.0       Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the consultant are to;

  1. Lead in the design of the CPF’s and pillar’s theories of change.
  2. Lead in the development of the CPF’s results and measurement framework.
  3. Support and coordinate the Task Teams in gathering information and drafting the CPF.
  4. Consolidate submissions of the Task Teams.
  5. Produce the draft CPF document.
  6. Facilitate the validation forums at national and county.
  7. Produce the final CPF document.

5.0       Specific tasks for the Consultant

1. Prepare an inception report that elaborates:

  • The consultant’s understanding of the terms of reference.
  • The methodology of delivering the work.
  • The likely challenges the consultant may face and the strategies the mitigation measures to be taken.
  • A proposed activity schedule with clearly defined milestones and budget.

2. Facilitate and document stakeholder consultative meetings that identify:

  • The progress made during implementing the EDE-CPF 1.0 and lessons learnt.
  • Review relevant documents in order to understand the context within which CPF operated.
  • Work with the national expert teams to prepare the EDE-CPF 2.0 that responds to the needs identified.

3. Facilitate consultative meetings with the national expert teams, national and county stakeholders, at which the consultant will

  • Facilitate validation of the lessons documented.
  • Collect reliable data/information for the preparation of the EDE-CPF 2.0.
  • Support the national expert team to draft the EDE-CPF 2.0.
  • Consolidate and synthesize the submissions of the national expert teams.
  • Facilitate national and county consultative forums with the aim of getting information that will ensure accelerated achievement of the goal of EDE CPF 2.0

6.0       Deliverables

The deliverable of the consultant will be;

  • Inception Report
  • Draft EDE-CPF 2.0, complete with implementation and results frameworks.
  • Final draft EDE-CPF 2.0.

The final EDE-CPF 2.0 document will include the following chapters at the minimum;

1. Introduction

2. Situation analysis – achievements of EDE-CPF, gaps, lessons learnt, and the macro-economic environment

3. Strategic framework

  • Strategic positioning
  • Result areas
  • Key interventions

4. Implementation and coordination arrangements

5. Resource requirement and mobilization strategy

6. Knowledge management – results monitoring, evaluation and learning

7. Risk framework

8. Implementation framework

9. Results framework

7.0       Milestones

Approval and launch of the revised EDD-CPF 2.0 is planned for September 2023. The following are the key milestones;

Milestone Deadline
1.      Induction of the national expert teams and the consultant May 2023
2.      Desk review by the consultant and informant interviews and boardroom meetings with key stakeholders May 2023
3.      Conceptualizing the CPF 2.0 – scope, salient features, organization, theory of change June 2023
4.      Stakeholder consultation and information gathering at national and county cluster levels June 2023
5.      Draft EDE-CPF 2.0 June 2023
6.      Validation forums at national and county cluster levels July 2023
7.      Final EDE-CPF 2.0 August 2023
8.      Launch September 2023

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to electronically submit their technical and financial proposals to ksbdc@strathmore.edu  and copy gochola@strathmore.edu  and jmumo@strathmore.edu on or  before 31st May 2023, including:

  1. Letter of confirmation of interest
  2. Consultant(s) Curriculum Vitae
  3. Technical proposal (max 10 pages), comprising the proposed methodology and a detailed workplan based on an understanding of the objectives of the assignment.
  4. Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price in Kenya Shillings. The total sum amount must be all-inclusive, indicating: consultancy fees, travel costs within the country and any other costs
  5. Contact details of three independent referees /previous clients.
  6. References to and examples of similar work undertaken.

All applications should be addressed to:

Dr George Njenga.

Chief of Party.

Kenya Small Business Development Centers Program,

Strathmore University Business School,

P.O. Box 59857-00200,

Nairobi, Kenya.

Job Title:                        Administrative Assistant

Department:                 Student Mentoring Services

Reporting to:                Student Mentoring Services Manager


Basic job summary:

To enforce the Strathmore University dress code among students, providing a conducive learning environment, and ensuring students adopt and understand high standards of personal branding.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor behavior of students in order to identify errant students and direct them to management to initiate disciplinary action against such students
  2. Assist the Student Mentoring Services department in running the open days and parents’ seminars
  3. Inspect student dress code and ensure guidelines are observed at all times at which students are on campus property.
  4. Enforce the Strathmore University dress code by educating students on the SU ethos related to the dress code to promote an academically conductive environment.
  5. Coordinate hostel visits and workshops with hostel owners.
  6. Handle office administration duties involving communication and general operations of the Mentoring Department.
  7. Ensure timely student assessment through the preparation, moderation, administration and marking of examinations.
  8. Handle office administration duties involving communication and general operations of the mentoring department.

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in any relevant field from a reputable institution
  • KCSE mean grade C


  • Experience in dealing with students.
  • Experience with working adult students – those employed and are in school
  • Experience working with a team
  • Experience handling a big group of people

Competencies and Attributes

  • Completion of basic computer packages
  • Good Listening Skills
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Administrative Skills
  • Dispute resolution skills


Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting “Administrative Assistant- SMS”  on the subject line to recruitment@strathmore.edu by 9th June 2023.

Due to the large number of applications we may receive, kindly note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please be advised that Strathmore University is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.