Business Coach

  • Role: Business Coach
  • Venture: Matunda Hub
  • Location: Soroti, Uganda

About Matunda Hub

Matunda Hub is a start-up social enterprise based in Soroti, Eastern Uganda with a mission to support rural and urban youth to develop (fruit) agribusinesses in Uganda through entrepreneurship skills, capacity building in value addition, access to shared agro-processing facilities and equipment, technology, seed capital, coaching, mentoring and networking through existing and developing new community structures.

Matunda Hub facilitates fruit sector development and creates a platform for stakeholders to make it easy to interact and find their position in the community to effectively and positively contribute to a socially and economically healthy environment.

Moreover, Matunda Hub is currently developing its own fruit-related product line (dried fruits, fruit powder etc) to offer a market to fruit farmers, reach financial self-sustainability and create jobs in the region.

About You

At Matunda Hub, we envision a world where every young person in Uganda has the opportunity to be employed or self-employed to pursue a decent living. As a start-up, we believe in and build upon innovative and disrupting approaches to solve social and economic problems, such as unemployment, poverty and skills redundancy, as a key to impact and change. We are therefore looking for a hands-on, creative and open-minded candidate to support our social enterprise.

As a Business Coach for Matunda Hub, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, test and implement a working model for Business coaching
  • Brainstorm with the team to develop engaging coaching ideas.
  • Develop a plan on how to provide business extension services.
  • Provide one-on-one business coaching and technical assistance for incubatees and selected partners at their premises (involves travel throughout the Teso sub-region).
  • Educating clients on business model, business plan, product-market fit, customer generation and cash management.
  • Assisting incubatees and partners in the development of marketing materials, social media channels, record keeping systems and other tools.
  • Connect/link clients to other Matunda Hub partners to create mutual beneficial partnerships.
  • Support in entrepreneurship training following a lean start-up approach and business model canvas.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should be a student of Entrepreneurship, Business, Marketing or Project Management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experienced in business start-up environment, running own business or project or having held leadership positions
  • Excellent in listening and asking (guiding) questions
  • Intercultural sensitivity and adaptability to new environments
  • Empathy (putting yourself in the someone else’s shoes)
  • Knowledge on lean start-up approaches and the business model canvas are an added advantage
  • Entrepreneurial mindset is a plus: flexibility, open-mindedness, problem solving skills and creativity.
  • Excellent writing, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Social and outgoing personality who relates easily with others
  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Open-mindedness to work in a start-up environment
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