Hot Job: Become Project Growth Catalyst at GrowthAfrica

Hot Job: Become Project Growth Catalyst at GrowthAfrica

Deadline: April 7, 2017

Apply to become one of the Project Growth Catalyst at Growth Africa. GrowthAfrica is one of the continent’s leading impact accelerators and they are looking for new talents to join the quest to grow the continent’s promising impact enterprises into prosperous and successful members of their socieities, creating much needed job opportunities, economic wealth and social transformation. Headquartered in Nairobi, they currently run activities across the region and are in an ambitious geographical expansion phase.

You will be joining a new team of Growth Catalysts focused on developing, planning and executing acceleration, incubation and entrepreneurial capacity building activities in a growing portfolio of donor/foundation/NGO/corporate funded projects. As a member of the project Growth Catalysts team, you will be involved in dialogues with potential project funders and subsequent development of winning proposals. The core of your resources will be invested in delivering business development to entrepreneurs aimed growing their ventures.


  • Respond to tenders/RFPs and consortium requests
  • Project planning, budgeting and management
  • Develop projrect concepts and content
  • Identify, recruit and select ventures and entrepreneurs to projects
  • Identify, recruit and prepare externals where required for the projects (for exampple mentors)
  • Planning and execution of project activities, work with entrepreneurs and organisations GrowthAfrica is building capacity with
  • Prepare project participants and facilitate project activities
  • Coordinate with financial modellers in regards to the development of financaal models (where and if required) and assist in the collection of information and data relevant
  • Reporting and documentation for funders, investors and other stakeholders
  • Collect data and information, develop required reports and documentation for external stakeholders
  • Analyse and document activity impact


  • Work with a purpose driven organisation
  • Join the growth journey of inspiring and ambitious entrepreneurs ready to make change
  • Learn about entrepreneurship and innovation across continent
  • Design your own personal and professional learning journey
  • Become a member of a highly committed, international team
  • Meet and work with successful entrepreneurs, accomplished professionals and top executives
  • Interact and connect with the investment and funding community across Africa and globally
  • Offering a competitive base salary with performance-based incentives and basic benefits


Eligibile applicants should fit this profile:

  • You have 7-9 years of relevant work experience, hereof at least 5 in developing businesses, e.g as senior business consultant/analyst/facilitator, senior manager or entrepreneur (successful as well as failed)
  • You have strong analytical skills and ability to concetualise and concretise ideas and hypotheses
  • You are a people person – you love interacting with new people and guiding them on a journey
  • You are a natural relationship builder who doesn’t shy away from initiating conversations
  • You are curious and naturally driven to learn new things
  • Natural problem solver: You have proven and documented results with minimal supervision
  • Focused on professional and personal development and achievement instead of titles
  • While you can achieve a lot alone, you proactively contribute with your strength to the team as well as continuously seek for synergies
  • You are not shy to approach big executives to support activities; nor to critique entrepreneurs even when they disagree
  • You are inspired by entrepreneurship, harbour startup ambitions or have run business venture before
  • You keep yourself up to date and turned into business, socio-economics and politics in the region
  • You have an MBA/EMBA or an undergraduate degree in business, finance or entrepreneurship with post-graduate courses
  • Past experience across differenet sectors is an added advantage

Application Process

  • Send your CV in PDF to [email protected] with the name of the role in the subject line
  • The selection process will involve tough case study exercises, a personality test and several interviews

For more information, visit Project Growth Catalyst at GrowthAfrica.