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Position: Project Manager – Small Business Development

  • Employment: Permanent
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Start: Immediately
  • Closing Date: 15 November 2017

Job Summary:

Would you enjoy being part of a team that seeks innovative solutions to global challenges? Fetola are business growth professionals specialising in enterprise and supplier development with a strong team-based, interpersonal culture. Our purpose is to accelerate the lasting success of hundreds of small businesses across the country. The company has a small head office in Plumstead with a national network of service providers. This exciting new role will suit a capable, energetic and experienced individual keen to implement our project/s.

The project manager will ensure effective roll-out of SME growth programmes.

Experience and Training:

  • We are seeking a degree candidate with combined qualifications in Business Management / Business Science / Engineering /Economics
  • 8-10 years’ prior work experience in Project management or similar field
  • Excellent spoken and written English – public presentation skills would be advantageous
  • Innovative thinking and strong leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively manage a team, and budget
  • A good understanding of the policy frameworks and relevant institutions & organisations involved in enterprise development.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite

Roles and responsibilities:

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Project Management of enterprise development projects
  • Support on proposal writing,
  • Monitoring and evaluation of project

Core Competencies:

Proven project management skills, ability to manage a team and budget.

Excellent written and verbal communications, and the ability to drive results without close supervision. A passion and skill for solving problems, meticulous and detail-orientated. Self-motivated, open to learning and enthusiastic, culturally sensitive and personable. Willingness to be proactive and self-reliant in the solving of problems and going beyond expectations. A passion for making a difference and desire to live a full, productive and meaningful life.

All applicants are required to complete an application form, please click here to apply.

 Position: 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

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 of 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 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.


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