Long-Term Experts for Development and Management of Incubation Centre / Start-Up Hub in Namibia


Place of Assignment: Windhoek, Namibia
Duration of Assignment: 2.5 years; Start: 12/2019

The Project

FAKT Consult is a consultancy based in Stuttgart, Germany, advising and implementing projects within international development cooperation for more than 30 years. We are looking for two long-term experts for the development and management of an incubation centre / start-up hub in Namibia (one team-leader and one long-term expert), including the development of conceptual design, training courses and business strategies. The aim of the centre is to enhance entrepreneurship, financial literacy and digital competencies among potential start-ups and MSMEs.


Your Tasks and Responsibilities as Team Leader:

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory package of the contractor, including fulfilment of indicators linked to the activities and outputs under the contractor’s scope of work
  • Overall responsibility for the management of the Start-up Centre
  • Overall responsibility for the development of a sustainable business model for the Start-up Centre
  • Personnel management, including identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and steering assignments and supporting local and international short-term experts
  • Ensuring results monitoring is conducted
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines
  • Responsibility for controlling the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with GIZ’s officer responsible for the commission
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating/adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase
  • Maintaining contact to other donors and the German embassy


Your Tasks and Responsibilities as Long-Term Expert:

  • Responsible for the development of a sustainable business model for the Start-up Centre
  • Development of products and revenue streams
  • Responsible for Sales: Administration of the general sales process
  • Responsible for the design and commercialisation of projects
  • Development of new alliances and partnerships and identification of business partners
  • Customer Relationship Management


Our Specific Requirements / Your Qualifications for the Assignment as Team Leader:

  • Education/training: University qualification in Business Administration, Economics or equal relevant working experience
  • Language: Excellent business language skills in English
  • General professional experience: 5 years of professional experience in the economic development sector or start-up ecosystem
  • Specific professional experience: 5 years in managing a Start-up Centre or equivalent organisation with a sustainable business model
  • Leadership/management experience: 3 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company/ organization
  • Regional experience: 2 years of experience in projects in Africa
  • Other: soft skills: entrepreneurial mindset, taking initiative, innovation-driven.


Our Specific Requirements / Your Qualifications for the Assignment as Long-Term Expert:

  • Education/training: University qualification in Business Administration, Economics or equal relevant working experience
  • Language: Excellent business language skills in English
  • General professional experience: 5 years of professional experience in the economic development sector, or start-up ecosystem
  • Specific professional experience: 3 years of professional experience in setting up a sustainable business model for service providers in the start-up ecosystem, developing revenue streams for start-up incubators or similar organisations, experience in sales
  • Regional experience: 2 years of experience in projects in Africa
  • Other: soft skills: entrepreneurial mindset, taking initiative, innovation-driven.


If you are interested in one of the above mentioned positions, please send your CV via e-mail to:

Lukas Bauereis
lukas.bauereis@fakt-consult.de    

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