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Growth Catalyst- Uganda

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Business, strategic management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

As a member of our team of Growth Catalysts, you are in
charge of driving our entrepreneurs and businesses we work with through their business development journey. Using GrowthAfrica’s proprietary methodology and tools you will be assigned businesses who you will assist in thinking through key aspects of their business model, their strategies – be it product design, marketing, supply chain or sales and distribution. In partnership with our Financial Modeller you will also assist in developing their financial models and preparing them for investments, including promoting them to potential

Who we are looking for:

  1. You have the ability to diagnose business needs
  2. You have strong analytical skills and the ability to conceptualise and concretise ideas and hypotheses
  3. You are a people person – you love interacting with new people and guiding them on a journey
  4. You are informed and knowledgeable on general topics and have diverse interests
  5. You are a natural relationships builder who doesn’t shy away from initiating conversations
  6. You are curious and naturally driven to learn new things
  7. Natural problem-solver: You have proven results with minimal supervision
  8. You are not shy to approach big executives as mentors for our business clients nor to critique entrepreneurs even when they disagree
  9. You are inspired by entrepreneurship, and may have start-up ambitions (or have run a start up before!)
  10. You have your finger on the pulse of the country
  11. You keep yourself up to date and tuned into business, socio-economics and politics in the region
  12. You have at least an undergraduate degree, preferably in business-related studies
  13. You might have an additional graduate-level courses, or pursuing a graduate degree, e.g. MBA
  14. Past experience across several sectors is an added advantage

You have the cultural fit to work in
GrowthAfrica if:

  1. You think of social issues and innovative approaches
  2. You are passionate about seeing Africa’s growth through business
  3. You feel comfortable working in fast growing environments and flexible to adapt to changes
  4. You are willing to work when and where the work needs doing (this occasionally includes weekends)
  5. You are excited to walk hand-in-hand with the entrepreneurs and businesses we work with, across the country
  6. You are business-minded and street-savvy

Why work with us?
  1. Purpose-driven organization and role
  2. Get exposed to early stage business’s realities. You will walk in the shoes of the entrepreneurs. Their success is our success.
  3. Learn about innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent and design your own personal and professional learning journey
  4. Become part of a highly committed, international team
  5. Your work involves meeting top entrepreneurs and senior executives on the continent
  6. You get to work with the investment community across Africa
  7. We offer a good base salary with performance-based incentives


Your responsibilities will include:

  1. Attracting
    high-potential and growth-oriented early stage ventures for our programmes
  2. Screening
    and selection of business applicants, putting together an exciting cohort,
    including collection of relevant information and data
  3. Co-facilitate
    business development workshops ensuring the successful adoption and use of the
    GrowthAfrica methodology and tools
  4. Individualized
    follow-up with the businesses: During implementation of plans made during the
    workshops, further assist in the proper adoption and use of the GrowthAfrica
    methodology and tools. Ensure that the businesses arrive well-prepared for the
    business development workshops
  5. Look
    for and approach appropriate mentors for "your businesses"
  6. Liaise
    with the Director of Programmes and Lead Facilitator on the progress of the businesses,
    including writing periodic progress reports
  7. Liaise
    with the Financial Modeller in regard to the development of financial models
    and assist in the collection of information and data relevant to the pre-diligence
    work done by the Finance Modellers
  8. Reporting
    and documentation for funders, mentors, investors and other stakeholders
  9. Assist
    in the development of investor presentations for the businesses
  10. Planning
    and execution of workshop and event logistics

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Job start date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Business, strategic management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Presentation skills; Business development; Business strategy; Entrepreneurship; Project preparation and planning; Management and business consulting
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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