Harare , Zimbabwe

Private Sector Engagement Expert to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe

Support No Poverty

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Skills Needed

  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Social Sciences

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Team Member (Typically 6+ months)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start Apr 1st, 2019 and stay for 12 months to 12 months

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

vsologo

Project Details


Description and Impact

Role overview

The project aims to improve and increase access to employment opportunities and promote economic empowerment for youths. The private sector engagement and entrepreneurship center development expert will work with Corporate Volunteers to establish, maintain and strengthen relations with private sector so that LZYE trainees can access apprenticeship, internships, trainings and possible jobs.
The expert will also train and advise Youth/Youth groups on various Entrepreneurship topic as well as supporting VETA staff by building their capacity on establishing and running an entrepreneurship hub/center. 
Beside this the successful candidate will advise, encourage and coach youth with the aim to empower them on owning and starting their own business.

Deliverables

Success of the project will be measured by the following KPIs:

  • Increased number of students are accessing industry facilities for apprenticeship/internship;
  • Increased specialized linkages between industry and workshops is;
  • Number of companies willing to accept trainees for internships and mentorship is increased;
  • Number of training sessions conducted to instructors or vocational training centre managers is increased;
  • Number of established entrepreneurship hubs is increased;
  • Number of sessions conducted to the youth/youth groups is increased;
  • Number of youth/youth groups managed to start their own business is increased.

These KPI’s can be subject to change if deemed necessary by manager or employee, always in collaboration. 

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This is a sponsored position from our partner VSO International, subject to its own application and selection process.

Please click here for further details and instructions on how to apply, which may include additional application steps.

All questions related to this project should be directed to VSO International at enquiry@vsoint.org. Although MovingWorlds does not oversee the application and selection process for this project, we make sure that all projects shared on our platform meet our rigorous standards for ethical, skills-based volunteering.

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Other requirements

Skills, qualifications and experience

Professional Qualification and experience

 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business management, Social science, Entrepreneurship, Livelihoods, Economics or relevant field. 
  • Experience coaching or mentoring of entrepreneurs 
  • Experience in small & medium entrepreneur development
  • A good understanding of business operations 
  • Background of fundraising and marketing to raise profile for organizations 
  • Practical experience in agro-based value chains
  • Experience in building relationships, networking and negotiating contracts 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience 

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Travel Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

  • You should be willing to live in the same way as your local colleagues.
  • Accommodation is generally basic

Living Stipend

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency.
  • The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Travel Stipend

VSO covers all travel expenses 

Learning Opportunity

From VSO you’ll get something few other volunteering organisations offer. An opportunity of using your skills and experience to have a long-lasting impact on peoples' lives.

You'll do something very different. You'll bring inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help secure better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities for poor people in Africa and Asia.

Food Stipend

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency.
  • The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Additional Benefits

Your health

  • We provide comprehensive medical insurance and support for all volunteers.
  • Each country office has an appointed medical adviser
  • You'll also get a list of recommended doctors, clinics, dentists and pharmacies. 
  • The VSO country office provides emergency contacts and medical emergency procedures 24/7
  • The VSO country office is always there to help with major personal, medical or security problems. 
  • Minimum of 3 weeks annual leave

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