Duration: One year, full time (2 months’ probation)
SPARK is looking for a results-oriented and experienced Country Manager for its agri-business incubation activities. The Country manager will be responsible for two programmes but the position is combining the role with Programme Manager for one of them.
The candidate should have a strong ambition to maximise SPARK’s social impact in South Sudan. The manager leads a team of business support officers & trainers that provide business skills training, mentoring & coaching.
SPARK also facilitates access-to-finance to young entrepreneurs, (subsistence) farmers and cooperatives enterprises in South Sudan.
He or she further develops SPARK’s incubation and business development services for clients and embeds these into a Business Support Ecosystem.
The position offers a great opportunity to be deeply involved in business development and (youth) job creation in conflict affected environments.
SPARK uses a very hands on approach to working with young entrepreneurs and providing support to them to start and or grow their businesses.
The entrepreneurs face many challenges compared to the average entrepreneur due to the difficult fragile state environment. Therefore, we are looking for people who feel confident in their ability to think on their toes, utilize deductive reasoning and those that are not afraid to be creative when it comes to finding solutions for making complicated programmes work in even more complicated environments.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to: