SME Growth Advisor

GrowthAfrica - Lusaka, Lusaka

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SME Growth Advisor
  1. You have 5-8 years’ experience in developing businesses, e.g. as senior consultant or business analyst
  2. You have the ability to diagnose business needs
  3. You have strong analytical skills and the ability to conceptualize ideas and hypotheses
  4. You are a people person – you love interacting with new people and guiding them on a journey
  5. You are informed and knowledgeable on general topics and have diverse interests
  6. You are a natural relationships builder who doesn’t shy away from initiating conversations
  7. You are curious and naturally driven to learn new things
  8. Natural problem-solver: You have proven results with minimal supervision
  9. You are not shy to approach big executives as mentors for our business clients nor to critique entrepreneurs even when they disagree
  10. You are inspired by entrepreneurship, and may have start-up ambitions (or have run a start up before!)
  11. You keep yourself up to date and tuned into business, socioeconomic and politics in the region
  12. You have at least an undergraduate degree, preferably in business-related studies- Masters degree is an added advantage
  13. Past experience across several sectors is an added advantage


Min education
Bachelor's degree
Required experience
5 Years
Business Administration

Business analyst, entrepreneur mindset, problem solver, a facilitator.


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About our company

GrowthAfrica is one of the continent’s leading growth partners for entrepreneurs. We are looking for new talent to join our quest to grow Africa’s promising impact businesses into prosperous and successful contributors to our societies, creating much-needed job opportunities, economic growth and social transformation.

We drive investment- and market-readiness through cohort-based programmes, projects and tailored support services to entrepreneurs across Africa. We work hard to ensure that entrepreneurial ventures increase their rate and scope of success, be it during the startup, growth or expansion stage.

Through access to capital, markets, technology and knowhow we have since 2002 supported over 2,000 businesses flourish. We focus on innovative and scalable post-revenue start-ups and growth SMEs led by ambitious entrepreneurs.

Headquartered in Nairobi, we currently run activities across Africa and are in an ambitious geographical expansion phase. You will join an international, passionate and enthusiastic team of 33 colleagues across 6 countries – and growing.

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