ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT – Western Cape Gov

Job Purpose      

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a competent individual to support the creation of opportunities to influence economic growth and job creation through entrepreneurship, enterprise development and innovation. This post is based in Cape Town, CBD.

 

Minimum Requirements             

An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-Degree or higher qualification) in Economics/Business/Project management or related field; A minimum of 3 years experience in Enterprise or SMME (Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprise) related environments.

Recommendation          

A postgraduate qualification; A valid driving licence (Code B or higher)

 

NB: People with disabilities that restrict driving abilities, but who have reasonable access to transport, may also apply.

 

Key Performance Areas

Provide support in the following areas: Building and strengthening partnerships to provide businesses development support services; Initiatives to enable small business access to non-financial and financial support; Implementation of initiatives to provide opportunities (e.g. access to markets) for small businesses; Implementation of initiatives to enhance entrepreneurship within the region; Initiatives to identify specific gaps and/or blockages and refer to relevant components; Support the development of initiatives to improve the enabling environment for businesses through government interaction; Implementation of business innovation strategies and policies.

Competencies 

Knowledge of the following: Public Sector Procurement as a tool for SMME development (access to markets); Government processes and procedures; Business development support measures; Project management; Excellent written and verbal skills; Computer Literacy; Communication skills (written and verbal); Problem solving; Network and business linkages; Impact and influence.

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