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Consultant: MSME Business Advisory Services x 2 – NAMIBIA INVESTMENT PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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Job Category: Specialist
Department: MSME Development, Innovation & Acceleration
Division: Business Advisory Services
Location: Windhoek
Position Type: Permanent
Immediate Manager: Manager: MSME Business Advisory Services
Subordinates: None

Job Purpose:
The purpose of this role is to provide relevant guidance, support, direction and business advisory services to existing small and medium enterprises and startups.  The incumbent will facilitate and manage one on one mentorship and coaching sessions to potential high value start-ups and existing small and medium enterprises.  The incumbent will be the first point of contact for all MSMEs approaching or identified by NIPDB. He/she will have the initial meeting to listen to their challenges, do a high level root cause analysis and provide guidance on further actions required to provide support to the MSME/Startup. She/he will also be responsible to monitor and evaluate the improvement of client business position as well as progress made.

Role and Responsibilities:

– Provide relevant guidance, support direction and business advisory services to existing small and medium
enterprises and startups.
– Conduct Business Diagnostics using relevant tools.
– Facilitate and manage small enterprise training courses and specialised seminars to potential high value start-
ups and existing small and medium enterprises.
– Facilitate and manage one on one mentorship and coaching sessions, small enterprise training courses and
specialised seminars to potential high value start-ups and existing small and medium enterprises.
– Monitor and evaluate the improvement of client business position.
– Monitoring and evaluation of training and coaching provision and outcomes, and the application of appropriate
measures to ensure quality
– Facilitate networks and linkages with organisations in the MSME Business Advisory Services sector
– Ensure full compliance with all business policies and documentation as requested
– Provide weekly/monthly updates to the Manager: MSME Business Advisory Services as and when requested
– Undertake of the duties as and when requested by the Manager: MSME Business Advisory Services

Qualification and Experience Requirements
– Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Business Economics, or any other
related field;
– 4 – 6 year’s work experience in business advisory/consulting/project management/business owner
– Must have a valid code B drivers’ licence
– Knowledge and understanding of Namibian MSME sectors
– Knowledge and understanding of Namibia laws governing businesses.
– Proficiency in more than one Namibian language will be an added advantage

Preferred Skills:
– Stakeholder Management Relationship skills;
– Excellent communicator (spoken, written and interpersonal);
– Excellent presentation skills;
– Research capabilities, including good analytical skills and numeric capabilities;
– Ability to understand, interpret and communicate research findings;
– Strong time management skills, by delivering to deadlines, managing time across projects and proactively
raising issues in a timely manner;
– Confident, ambitious, strategic and forward-thinking;
– Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite
– Interpersonal skills
– Finance and business acumen
– Customer oriented
– Planning & Organising skills
– Attention to detail and innovative
– Project Management skills
– Decision-making skills
– Report writing skills
– Mentoring & Coaching skills

Closing Date: 06 July 2022 at 14h00

In line with the  Affirmative Action (Employment) Act, No. 29 of 1998, suitably qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no documents will be returned. Should you not receive any notification from us within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Enquiries: recruitment@nipdb.com

NOTE:
– Candidates should ensure that all foreign qualifications are evaluated by the Namibia
Qualifications Authority (NQA).
– Required documents for upload/attachment: CV (as one document in PDF Format) and Qualifications (as one
document in PDF Format).
– There is no way to save a form and have a user return to it later without submitting it.

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