Business Consultant Careers - Balloon Ventures (BV)

Job Title:              Business Consultant
Organization: Balloon Ventures (BV)
Duty Station: Jinja or Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: CEO

About US:
Balloon Ventures (BV) is a rapidly growing UK based social enterprise founded in 2011. We run enterprise programmes in Africa and Asia that provide training and funding to entrepreneurs for the entire business journey. Balloon’s mission … is to create a world where potential is realised through building sustainable local businesses. We do this by utilising the skills of committed international and local volunteers to provide continued support and funding to help micro-entrepreneurs grow into SMEs.

Job Summary: The Business Consultant will work in either Jinja or Mbale, supporting 18 of the best small businesses to grow and create employment. When working with a business you will firstly analyse the business and understand the barriers and opportunities to grow. You will then work with the entrepreneur to implement strategies to grow the business significantly and support the entrepreneur to do this.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
Entrepreneur Recruitment:
  • Advertise the programme in the community.
  • Attract the best local entrepreneurs to apply.
  • Assess businesses and pick those with the highest potential
Business Analysis:
  • Work closely with entrepreneurs to understand their business in detail
  • Be comfortable conducting financial analysis including revenue, costs and profitability analysis
  • Discover opportunities to expand and grow the business
  • Prioritise growth opportunities based on detailed analysis
Business Growth:
  • Design, run and manage marketing campaigns
  • Provide sales support
  • Help keep financial records
  • Execute strategies for business growth 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should have previous experience either running a successful business or helping entrepreneurs to be successful
  • Excellent understanding of Ugandan business context. 
  • Highly analytical, able to spot opportunities and choose the right strategy
  • Excellent at building personal relationships and trust
  • Be comfortable with numbers and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent sales person
  • A strong work ethic and be super ambitious

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application forms online at the link below.

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