Business Facilitator - Kurbin AP
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Support people who are poor to increase their income through business coaching and advice.
The major roles of the WV Business Facilitator are:
Conduct research and understand small business development needs and opportunities in target area
Design and deliver entrepreneurship and business management training to small groups of target businesses
Provide follow up business advice and coaching to business owners & peer support groups
Support the Community Business Council to improve the business environment
Support in project management including monitoring, evaluation and budget management
Conduct business opportunity/community needs and assets research in target area.
Create interest in opportunities for business creation or expansion amongst target groups, including supporting target groups to understand the value of business coaching.
Support business clients to start or expand their business by providing tailored advice, information, training, referrals and support.
Provide small group training and advice where applicable
Encourage and motivate clients in business development.
Support the WV team to support the Community Business Council to become a strong group/organization.
Build Community Business Council knowledge and experience in business development and business management
Support the Community Business Council to take action to improve the business environment based on the good business environment strategy, by providing support, information, networks, information etc.
Create linkages/networks with financial institutions and/or other organizations or bodies that can assist in stimulating or advancing business development in the target area.
Encourage commercial and industrial businesses in the area to provide their expertise and facilities to micro business providers (e.g. mentoring programs)
Support the development of business groups, networks to improve business in local area.
Link/refer individual and group clients to local service providers such as banks and training organizations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Marketing, Economics, Commerce, Business or related field/s.
Practical business knowledge with an emphasis on marketing
Financial management skills.
Knowledge of community development, empowerment and mentoring approaches.
Research, monitoring and evaluation skills.
Comfortable working autonomously.
Highly developed interpersonal skills.
Motivated and goal orientated.
A good command of the English language.
Strong computer literacy skills including a good working knowledge of the MS Office Suite, email and the internet.
Good verbal & written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience in small business development and management (own business or by providing business development services), experience with small business financing, market analysis and market research.
Demonstrated experience in community economic development, community empowerment, working with community based organizations.
Strong experience in networking.
Only selected applicants for the next phase of Recruitment process will be contacted!!!