Senior SBEC Manager for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC)

/Senior SBEC Manager for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC)

Senior SBEC Manager for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC)

Website ForetiaFound Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation

Catalyzing Africa’s Economic Transformation

Call for Application – Senior SBEC Manager for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC)

Background & General Description:

The Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation works to catalyze Africa’s Economic Transformation through social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health, and progressive policies that create economic opportunities for all. Our areas of work include sustainable development, science and innovation, health, leadership, education, entrepreneurship, economic and public policy. The Denis and Lenora Foundation is an umbrella non-profit institution with several departments including the Nkafu Policy Institute, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center, the Communication, and the Sustainable Development Programs.

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center focus on providing necessary tools to Small Businesses from the informal sector, and Small and Medium Enterprises for establishing and expanding their activities to spur economic growth. The SBEC has also a strong focus on empowering Women in the private sector to establish and grow small and medium-sized enterprises, for increased employability and job creation among women and youths. This is done by improving the technical competencies of small business owners within the SBEC Network.

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center is looking for a Senior Manager for the Center to oversee general operations and implement a strong skills development and job creation strategy that directly tackles the challenge of youth unemployment in Cameroon.

Roles & Responsibility:

Reporting to the Director of SBEC, the Senior Manager shall oversee all aspects of the center. This includes:

· Designing and implementing an essential skills program for all members of the SBEC Network:

· Developing solid strategies to increase members of the SBEC network:

· Creating opportunities for mutual learning among small business owners through the organization of Business Roundtables, panel discussions and other forums:

· Establishing an extensive network of professional services to cater to the many needs of small businesses in the country:

· Assisting small businesses transition from the informal sector to the formal sector

· Organizing training sessions and Seminars for SMEs;

· Conducting research and publish articles on entrepreneurship:

· Designing a strategic and yearly plan of action for the department:

· Moderate or serve as a panelist during events:

· Grant writing:

· Developing partnerships with other stakeholders:

· Designing business toolkits for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs):

· Coordinating activities with other members of the Foundation in promoting the establishment of a business-friendly environment in the country

Qualifications

· Bilingual candidates (English and French) preferred

· Advanced degrees in Business, Marketing, management, accounting or any other related field

· Minimum of 5 years relevant experience

· Experience managing diverse teams

· A good understanding of project management

· Experience working with non-profit Organizations or the private sector

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· The ability to lead and motivate a small team would be an advantage

· Willingness to re-locate to Yaoundé

Application Process

All applications will be completed ONLINE using the Application Portal. To complete your application, you will need:

· A one-page cover letter indicating your research areas of interest (in PDF)

· A curriculum vitae/ Resume (in PDF)

· A professional photo

· A previously written work (published or unpublished) that demonstrates the candidate’s abilities (in PDF)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis (starting September 5, 2022) and continue until the position is filled

To apply for this job please visit www.emailmeform.com.

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