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Business Mentor                                        

  • Reporting to: Senior Business Mentor (Cape Town)
  • Fees Bracket:  R 500 – 750 per hour
  • Employment Type: Short-term contract/part-time basis
  • Location: National
  • Closing Date: 14 December 2016

Fetola is expanding and we are on the lookout for excellent Business Mentors! Over the past ten years as leading SME-growth facilitators, Fetola’s pool of mentors has become the cornerstone to our success – working nationally with mostly black-owned, rural, women and youth-owned businesses (ranging from early stage to R20m turnover).

We are proud of the quality, commitment and capabilities of our mentors, and our on-going professional development programme ensures their continued enthusiasm and skill. Fetola mentor selection is a competitive process, as we identify those who demonstrate passion, interpersonal and technical skills, and a proven ability to empower others.

Individuals with entrepreneurial experience, practical business skills, a solutions-focused approach and an empathetic interpersonal style are invited to apply.  This includes mentors from all sectors, with a range of skills including sales, marketing, costing and pricing, finance management, human resource management, engineering services, agro-processing etc. Our appointment of mentors is dependent on the nature, location and numbers of SMEs in need of assistance, currently with a greater need in the more rural provinces.


Minimum Requirements

Education or Qualification: University Degree or Diploma preferred.

Experience and/or Training: 15+ years of hands-on business experience. Own business/entrepreneurial experience and basic computer skills required.

Core Competencies: Demonstrated skills & practical experience in business; relevant life experience and entrepreneurial exposure; and well networked with proven ability to contribute materially to the continual improvement and growth of SMEs.

We require candidates who are personally presentable, professional and with a positive outlook; flexible and adaptable, self-motivated, enthusiastic and results driven; culturally sensitive and with friendly open personalities who are able to create a ‘safe space’ for learning.


Job Overview: You will be responsible for assessing the needs of the business and entrepreneur, and provide appropriate mentorship to selected entrepreneurs in a range of sectors, across peri-urban and rural areas of the country. Your specific role will then be to facilitate appropriate changes, increase confidence and practical skills, and support market/growth opportunities.  We require candidates who have high-energy levels, a passionate commitment to making a difference, and an encouraging results-driven, yet empathetic nature.

You will work closely with your mentor-manager, and provide real-time feedback on progress via our online system.


How to Apply: If you are interested, please complete your application form by 7 December 2016 by clicking here. Alternatively, we encourage you to forward this message to anyone in your network who you feel might be interested.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Should you not hear from us, please assume that in this instance your skills and location did not match our SME needs.

If you have previously applied and have not heard from us, do not be disheartened! You may not have previously met the needs of the programme requirements, but please forward us a recent copy of your CV for a fresh look.


Project Coordinator – Business & Information Systems skills

  • Employment: Permanent

  • Location: Cape Town

  • Salary Bracket: R13 000 – R15 000

  • Start: Immediately

Closing Date for applications:  14 December 2016


Job Summary:

Fetola are Cape Town based business growth professionals specialising in enterprise and supplier development. Our purpose is to accelerate the success of hundreds of small businesses across the country. The company has a small head office in Plumstead with a national network of stakeholders. This is an exciting dual role for a capable, energetic individual to be responsible for coordinating the successful implementation of our programmes, and assist with the development and maintenance of information systems within the organisation.

The chosen candidate will assist with roll out & monitoring of growth support for entrepreneurs in a range of sectors nationally. The candidate will play an important role in identifying, creating and implementing new information systems and technology solutions in the organisation.The role requires proven analytical skills, and a passion for problem solving and IS skills.


Experience and Training:

  1. University degree in Business Management, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems or related
  2. Proven Information Systems skills
  3. Prior work experience, 1-2 years in similar field
  4. Database management experience
  5. Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite
  6. SQL and MySQL experience (non-negotiable)

Core Competencies:

Proven project management skills, effective written and verbal communications, the ability to work effectively without close supervision, and comfort with technology is required. Candidate should have a passion for, and skill in solving problems, and be meticulous and detail-orientated. Candidate should be self-motivated, flexible, open to learning and enthusiastic, culturally sensitive and personable; as well as a keen fast learner, able to prioritise and manage own time. In short, they should be a reliable and committed team member.


Key Tasks:

General

  1. To coordinate programme implementation (monitoring, training, mentoring etc.); and
  2. Maintain contact with the local participating entrepreneurs and link this progress to the national programme framework.

Information Systems

  1. Day to day maintenance of IT infrastructure;
  2. Creating new or improving data processing solutions;
  3. Internal IT skills training – as required; and
  4. Website and email maintenance.

To apply, email your CV to hr@fetola.co.za


International Intern

  • Location: Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

  • Duration: 3-6 months

  • Date: Intern should be available from February 2017

  • Travel costs / flights: Not Provided

  • Accommodation/ Costs: Not provided


Overview:

Would you enjoy being part of a team that seeks innovative solutions to global challenges?

Fetola, South Africa’s leading independent small business growth specialists, need an intern in their entrepreneur development programmes. Fetola is well known for its creative and dynamic working environment.

The Fetola internship has helped to launch graduates from all over the world into successful careers. The position provides an exciting opportunity for high performing graduates to experience all aspects of business, and to work closely with a team that is making a visible difference in the future of South Africa.


Requirements:

  • A degree in Commerce, Business Analysis, Entrepreneurship, International Studies, Economics or Development
  • Ability to speak, read, write and understand English
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Computer literate, with advanced MS Office skills preferred
  • Innovative thinking and strong leadership advantageous
  • Research and report-writing capabilities
  • Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation/ flights

Characteristics:

Candidates should be well-spoken, passionate about learning, quick-thinking, have a flair for leadership, be flexible, goal driven, and be intelligent high achievers with a desire to contribute to a better future!


How to Apply:

To apply, email your CV to hr@fetola.co.za.

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