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• Our recruitment process takes between 2 – 4 weeks depending on the number of applications received
 
• We will only consider applicants who have completed the Fetola application form
 
• If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application
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The HR Team

Position: Senior Project Coordinator – SME support

Company: Fetola (www.fetola.co.za)

Salary: R 16 000 – R21 000

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Cape Town

Start Date: Immediately

Fetola is South Africa’s leading business growth professionals, specialising in the globally critical small business sector. Our purpose is simple: We help people to grow the economy and create jobs by building businesses that last; working across sectors and country wide. Our ongoing strategy is to recruit and nurture the highest quality staff, whose personal vision is to excel as individuals and to make a difference by actively contribute to building a better future for themselves and others.

Fetola is seeking a Project Coordinator in an operations role, to support the success of the mentor programme by building relationships between Fetola, our mentors and entrepreneurs on our programmes.

The role requires an understanding of business, an interest in business development, proven analytical skills and a passion for problem solving. You should enjoy working with people, have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team.

Experience and training:

  • University degree or higher, in Business Management, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, or related
  • 1-2 years’ prior working experience
  • Prior exposure to small business development - advantageous
  • Candidate must speak an African language (isiXhosa or isiZulu)
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Administrative and organisational background
  • Research and report writing capabilities

Core competencies:

  • Professionalism - applies specialist and professional technical knowledge and skills acquired with confidence and reputation in order to achieve the expected outputs timorously.
  • Leading with purpose and vision –communicates a compelling and inspired purpose and a sense of a core vision.
  • Leading high-performance teams - leads by example and displays constancy in leadership style
  • Ownership and accountability – demonstrate leadership, ownership and accountability.
  • Emotional intelligence and personal mastery - demonstrates a high level of insight into personal strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and limits
  • Planning and organizing and delegation - sets clearly defined objectives and manages time effectively
  • Culture diversity management - engages with all kinds and classes of people in an equally respectful way
  • Judgment and decision making - makes sound decisions based on analysis, wisdom and experience.

Key tasks:

  • Work as part of SME Support team to effectively implement cross cutting portfolio support to all Programmes
  • Actively facilitate strong relationship building between mentors and entrepreneurs ensuring successful matches and mutually beneficial relationships
  • Maintain regular phone, email and skype contact with entrepreneurs and mentors and link this progress to the national programme framework
  • Ensure feedback and transparent communication by contributing to monthly reporting
  • Provide support to entrepreneurs and mentors where appropriate and flag concerns
  • Coordinate data-gathering from calls conducted and share with broader team
  • Prepare and present monthly reports

Position: Help Desk Assistants - SME program

Company: Fetola

Website: www.fetola.co.za

Salary: From R 5000 per month

Period: 3 – 6 months

Job type: Fixed Term contract

Location: Cape Town

Start Date: Immediately

Number of positions: Two

Company Overview

Fetola are South Africa’s leading business growth professionals, specialising in the globally critical small business sector. Our purpose is simple: We help people to grow the economy and create jobs, by building businesses that last; working across sectors and countrywide. We are all about people, planet and performance and our ongoing strategy is to recruit and nurture the highest quality support team, whose personal vision is to excel as individuals and to make a difference by actively contributing to building a better future for themselves and others

Fetola is recruiting two young, dynamic and multi-skilled individuals in the small business development sector. The candidates will assist with the selection of our entrepreneurs for our national programmes. The role includes, but is not limited to, planning, fielding of enquiries, engaging with future participants, the roll out and monitoring of growth support. Candidates who apply for this position must be innovative, passionate, have high energy levels, be results-driven, a commitment to making a difference, and an empathetic nature.

Job Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification - Business Management, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, or related
  • Previous call centre / help desk experience – similar
  • Ability to speak an African Language - Xhosa, Sotho and Zulu
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Administrative and organisational background
  • Understanding of Small business / Enterprise development - Advantageous

 

Key Tasks:

Duties may include but limited to:

  • Pre – planning: Advisory services to SME selection team
  • Call handling: Fielding of calls, emails, SMS and online queries
  • Application support: Guide individuals through the online application process and successful submission of applications by due date
  • Programme information: Provide qualified information, programme criteria and advice
  • Desktop review: High level screening to identify a shortlist of suitable candidates for SME Programme
  • Reporting: Ongoing engagement with stakeholders, feedback and final report with recommendations
  • Administration: Assist selection team with administrative tasks

Core competencies:

  • Candidates should have advanced project implementation skills, including resource and time management
  • Ability to implement practical and comprehensive solutions that have long term impact
  • Must be performance driven with a relentless desire for continual improvement
  • Be meticulous, detail-orientated and self-motivated; able to prioritise and manage own time.
  • The ability to listen to, understand and follow instructions, and the willingness to be proactive and self-reliant.
  • Have the energy and passion to engage with future programme participants
  • Be innovative and committed to making a difference
  • Inherent in the Fetola culture is continual improvement and innovation and you are encouraged to contribute ideas that could improve our collective performance.

Position: Media Coordinator

Company: Fetola
Website: www.fetola.co.za
Salary: R 10 000 – R 15 000
Location: Cape Town
Start Date: Immediately
Duration: Permanent

Closing date: 19 August 2019


Company Overview:

Fetola are South Africa’s leading business growth professionals, specialising in the globally critical small business sector. Our purpose is simple: We help people to grow the economy and create jobs, by building businesses that last; working across sectors and countrywide. We are all about people, planet and performance and our ongoing strategy is to recruit and nurture the highest quality support team, whose personal vision is to excel as individuals and to make a difference by actively contributing to building a better future for themselves and others.

Job Overview: 

Fetola is looking for an experienced, dynamic and multiskilled Media Coordinator who will contribute to the invaluable work the team does. We’re looking for someone who will bring their own flare and authenticity to the team. The individual will create articles/content/reports, manage website updates, and social media. You should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and, in a team.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Relevant Degree - Media, Journalism, BA Communications, BA Writing, BA English, or recognition of prior learning, writing competency and experience.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years prior working experience in similar role
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Proven skills in research
  • Interest in the field of business, development and /or economics
  • Excellent spoken and written English and good inter-personal skills
  • Excellent computer literacy, with advanced MS Office skills
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated, with leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Meticulous, ethical and deadline driven
  • High achievers with history of excellent performance

 

Software competencies:

  • WordPress
  • Squarespace
  • Social media capabilities
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator - would be beneficial
  • Sendgrid or Mail Chimp knowledge would be beneficial

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead: Writing articles/content/reports (using Fetola narrative consistently)
  • Lead: Website content updates – (WordPress, Squarespace)
  • Lead: Conduct interviews with entrepreneurs
  • Lead: Research where necessary
    Lead: Responsible for managing email campaigns (Sendgrid)
  • Support: Implement social media – creating posts, scheduling posts, sourcing articles to share
  • Support: Provide support on online publication: Catalyst
  • Support: Design capabilities would be desirable – Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Sourcing of images
  • Support: Media Support - provide the Media Team with efficient and effective support

Position: Green Sector Consultant - Biomass to Sustainable Aviation Fuel 

Company: Fetola

Website: www.fetola.co.za

Project: Waste to Wing - Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Job Type: Fixed Term part time Contract

Contract period: 18 months

Salary : Per hour 

Location: our offices are based in Cape Town but other provinces welcome to apply

Closing date : 5 August 2019

Company Overview

Fetola are South Africa’s leading business growth professionals, specialising in the globally critical small business sector. Our purpose is simple, and exciting: We help people to grow the economy and create jobs by building businesses that last; working across sectors and country wide. We are all about people, planet and performance and we want to recruit and nurture the highest quality people, whose personal vision is to excel as individuals and to make a difference by actively contributing to building a better future for themselves and others.

Project Overview

We're looking for an experienced and resourceful sector specialist to contribute to and work with the project management team on the implementation phase of the EU funded Waste To Wing iproject. The Waste to Wing project that aims to prove the feasibility of a waste-based sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in South Africa is launching an incubator that will enable 25 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises within a new SAF supply chain, which adheres to global aviation industry sustainability standards. Specifically ensuring that biofuel is used in a manner that sustains food security, biodiversity, water, land, and labour rights.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Science, Environmental Science / Sustainability Studies, Business Science or related
  • Project coordination / management experience
  • Knowledge and experience in Value Chain Optimisation
  • Knowledge and experience in Supply Chain
  • Knowledge of Biomass Energy
  • A good understanding of the policy frameworks and relevant institutions & organisations involved in promoting the green economy
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent industry networks including access to market
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite

Key Tasks (Assignment Overview):

  • Lead: Assist the company in gaining necessary insights to the commercial landscape in the biomass and biofuel community
  • Lead: Identify stakeholders and synergies that will strengthen the impact and delivery of the programme
  • Support: Identify and recruit suitable SME’s as participants of the project incubator
  • Support: Provide overall support in project implementation – including technical support to consortium partners as and when necessary
  • Support: Identification and contracting of service providers for the implementation phase
  • Support: Work closely with incubation team to optimise outcomes
  • Support: Contribute to overarching programme outputs – including communication and visibility
  • Support: Work collaboratively with executive coordinator to ensure compliance to EU standards

 

Core Competencies

  • Advanced implementation skills, including resource and provider management.
  • Ability to provide practical and comprehensive solutions that have long term impact
  • Have a passion and skill in integrating new technologies with the ability to work in a diverse team
  • Must be performance driven with a relentless desire for continual improvement
  • A passion for solving problems, meticulous and detail-orientated and self-motivated, able to prioritise and manage own time
  • A team player, and resourceful leader.
  • The ability to engage effectively with team members and be proactive and self-reliant.
  • Inherent in the Fetola culture is continual improvement and innovation and you are encouraged to contribute ideas that could improve our performance.

 

 

Position: Project Manager – Business Incubation

Company: Fetola

Website: www.fetola.co.za

Salary:   Market Related

Job Type: Full time – Permanent

Location:  Cape Town

Start Date: Immediately

Salary: R 30 000 – R45 000

Company Overview

Fetola are South Africa’s leading business growth professionals, specialising in the globally critical small business sector. Our purpose is simple, and exciting: We help people to grow the economy and create jobs by building businesses that last; working across sectors and countrywide. We are all about people, planet and performance and we want to recruit and nurture the highest quality people, whose personal vision is to excel as individuals and to make a difference by actively contributing to building a better future for themselves and others.

Project Overview

We're looking for an energetic, dynamic and multi-skilled project manager to head up a new Social Enterprise Accelerator. This exciting pilot programme will scale 25 promising South African Social Enterprises (SE) to help resolve three burning South African challenges: poverty, inclusive economic growth, and sustainable job creation. As specialists in the successful growth of social enterprises, this cohesive, cost-effective, and well-managed solution will drive sustainable results and create lasting positive social and economic impact – making a difference to the entrepreneurs, their employees and to South Africa as a whole.

Job Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in Business Management, Business Science, Entrepreneurship, Economics or related
  • 3 + years’ prior work experience as Junior Project Manager or similar in the field of SME growth / incubation
  • Design, planning and implementation of new projects
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Financial understanding, budget development and business planning capabilities
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Industry 4 capabilities & passion for integrating technology into future expansion
  • Innovative, agile and strategic thinking and strong leadership capabilities
  • Knowledge of SME growth programmes and excellent industry networks – Advantageous
  • Entrepreneurial / own business experience – Advantageous

Key Tasks:

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Project Management in small business sector
  • Design, planning & implementation of incubation initiative, including risk
  • Project & Stakeholder Relationship Manager - liaison & building relationships with clients, partners & funders
  • Financial Project Management - budget development and project financial planning
  • Contract Management – identification, contracting and management of part time consultants
  • Systems Management: development, maintenance & review of project management systems
  • Monitoring and Evaluation – Project performance
  • Project Administration: including requisite reporting for programme, department & projects- internally & for external stakeholders
  • Support with Strategic Communications – sharing / contributing to content stemming from projects
  • Contribute to strategic growth of organisation

Core Competencies

  • Candidates should have advanced project implementation skills, including resource and time management
  • Ability to implement practical and comprehensive solutions that have long term impact
  • Have a passion and skill in integrating new technologies
  • Must be performance driven with a relentless desire for continual improvement
  • Be meticulous, detail-orientated and self-motivated; able to prioritise and manage own time.
  • The ability to listen to, understand and follow instructions, and the willingness to be proactive and self-reliant.
  • Inherent in the Fetola culture is continual improvement and innovation and you are encouraged to contribute ideas that could improve our collective performance.

Position: Senior Project Coordinator – SME program

Company: Fetola

Website: www.fetola.co.za

Salary: Market related

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Cape Town

Start Date: Immediately

Salary : R 16 000 - 21 000

Number of positions: Two

Closing date : 5 August 2019

Company Overview

Fetola are South Africa’s leading business growth professionals, specialising in the globally critical small business sector. Our purpose is simple, and exciting: We help people to grow the economy and create jobs by building businesses that last; working across sectors and country wide. We are all about people, planet and performance and our ongoing strategy is to recruit and nurture the highest quality people, whose personal vision is to excel as individuals and to make a difference by actively contributing to building a better future for themselves and others.

Fetola is recruiting a young, dynamic and multi-skilled Senior Project Coordinator in the small business development sector. The candidate will assist with implementation, including planning, roll out and monitoring of growth support for entrepreneurs in a range of sectors nationally. This role requires an understanding of business, an interest in business development, proven analytical capabilities and a passion for problem solving. You should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree or higher in Business Management, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, or related
  • Minimal 3 - 5+ years’ working experience in a senior project coordinator position or similar
  • Working experience in Small business / Enterprise development
  • Entrepreneurial / own business experience – Advantageous
  • Strong research report writing capabilities
  • Data Analysis
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Administrative and organisational background
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Key Tasks:

  • Lead: Coordinate data-gathering
  • Lead: Analyse and report on key performance indicators
  • Lead: Prepare and present monthly reports
  • Support: Work alongside project managers – coordinate programme implementation (monitoring, training, mentoring, etc.)
  • Support: Work with a project support team and assist where required
  • Support: Maintain regular contact with entrepreneurs and link this progress to the programme framework
  • Support: Provide programme support to entrepreneurs where appropriate

Core competencies:

  • Project Management capabilities, written and verbal communications, the ability to work without close supervision and comfort with technology
  • Candidate should have a passion for and skills in solving problems, be meticulous and detail-orientated
  • Candidate should be self-motivated, flexible, open to learning and enthusiastic
  • Culturally sensitive and personable
  • Keen, fast learner, able to prioritise and manage own time
  • Reliable and committed team member

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