Symphonia for South Africa New Vacant Opportunity

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13 Jun, 2018

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Business Mgt Jobs in South Africa

Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) is a social enterprise that operates the well-known Partners for Possibility programme in under-resourced primary and secondary schools. The organisation is active in the education and leadership development spheres and it needs an experienced writer to help it document and publicise its initiatives and achievements.

Job Title: Business Developer
Job Location: Gauteng
Salary: R12 000 per month cost to company, in addition, commission is paid after sponsorship funds have been received in the SSA bank account. R 8 000 commission for every R 100 000 sponsorship received and R 4 000 for every half- sponsorship received. Full commission will only be paid if the lead has been generated by the employee. Commission will be shared if more than one person engaged the lead.

Report to: Regional Manager Inland Regions


Enrolment of PfPs:

  • Support the Regional manager who leads the PfP enrolment process as well as the Leadership team nationally
  • Meet with potential sponsors and participants as required
  • Maintain an up-to-date data base of all PfP conversations with Business Leaders
  • Be a PfP ambassador who represents the organisation at events and functions
  • Provide support and information to regional teams to achieve the expansion targets of the organisation
  • Provide regular updates to the Leadership team on all PfP recruitment activities

Build and Maintain Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Maintain relationships with key people and current partners. Liaise with them concerning the onward process of Partners for Possibility (PfP)
  • Partner with the Regional manager and support the building and maintaining of key Stakeholder Relationships
  • Identify Key Stakeholders and formulate a strategy to maintain these relationships (including current PfPs and Principals)
  • Meet and network with strategic partners


  • Contribute to the fundraising efforts, i.e. Networking, proposal writing and feedback to funders
  • Identify potential funders and other fundraising opportunities
  • Ensure that the stakeholder engagement strategy supports the overall fundraising strategy


  • Support the process to compile and maintain a comprehensive database of stories of successes at schools and in communities
  • Support the process to continuously refine the Value Proposition of the organisation and articulate to CSI managers the successes of sustainable CSI initiatives
  • Support the update of all marketing material and ensure that it speaks clearly to potential CSI investors


  • Strong communication skills, ability to write well, speak and present to groups of people
  • Clear reasoning and organisational skills
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Ability to work with executives in business, government and civil society
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment, understanding how important it is to give feedback to your colleagues in other parts of the country when you don’t see them regularly
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, complexity and working in situations where there are no clear-cut answers
  • Project management skills and an attention to detail
  • Ability to lead through influence, as opposed to direct line management
  • Proficiency in more than one South African language would be an advantage
  • Experience in Marketing and Sales is a requirement
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours and attend Symphonia events as and when required
  • Must have own reliable transport and a valid driver’s licence

To apply, submit your CV to Irma [email protected]

Application Deadline: 15 June, 2018

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