Associate Programme Officer at Esquared

About E2

E2 Investments (Pty) Ltd is the empowerment partner to Allan Gray Proprietary Limited. E2’s mission is to change the unemployment landscape and attack poverty in South Africa through investing in the businesses created by Allan Gray Fellows, as well as supporting social entrepreneurs.

Job description: 

• The Associate Programme Officer is responsible for designing and executing various programmes and events that E2 organises, to build our pipeline or to support our entrepreneurs

• She/he will also work on a variety of corporate-wide projects

Main duties and responsibilities: 

• Design and execute entrepreneurial programmes and events for E2 including our accelerator programme

• Provide support and add value to E2 entrepreneurs

• Develop and manage relationships with stakeholders and service providers

• Conduct relevant research

• Provide input to our investment activities including our post-investment support

• Contribute to our social entrepreneurship mandate

• Prepare documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations for internal and external audiences

• Work on corporate-wide projects (e.g. events, communication, etc)

Education and experience requirements 

• Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in finance, business, or other related fields

• Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience

• Entrepreneurial experience and deep understanding of early stage businesses (e.g. having your own business, working with a start-up, running an accelerator programme, etc)

• Good financial and analytical skills

• Project management and facilitation experience

• Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Key attributes/skills sought: 

• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English

• Team player with strong interpersonal skills

• Ability to work successfully with entrepreneurs and build relationships with stakeholders

• Creative and entrepreneurial mindset

• Emotional maturity and professionalism

• Ability to work independently with limited supervision

• Willingness and ability to work on various corporate-wide projects

• Highly reliable and organised

• Genuine interest and commitment to our organisation’s mission

• EE candidates preferred

If you have the knowledge and experience we are looking for and our mission resonates with you, please submit your CV and a cover letter to info@esquared.org.za with the subject line “Associate Programme Officer (Entrepreneurship).”