Business Development Intern, Cape Town, South Africa (volunteer -stipend may be negotiable)

December 16, 2009

Business Development Intern, Cape Town, South Africa (volunteer -stipend may be negotiable)

Based in Cape Town, heart social investments (HSI) is introducing a suite of social investment options that will provide Investors with multiple ways of funding sustainable solutions to Africa’s social and environmental problems. HSI’s portfolio will allow investors to allocate capital to impactful investments in the form of debt, equity, and grants.

By partnering with HSI, Investors will have the unique ability to invest into sustainable strategies for tackling the pressing issues our society currently faces. These Social Enterprises are innovative, market driven solutions to social, environmental, and economic problems in the community. These businesses, given their social orientation and start-up status, cannot typically access funds through traditional channels in order to finance their operations. With this challenge in mind, HSI and its investors are able to provide vital funding to such social enterprises by offering affordable financing in the form of business development loans.

In conjunction with the loan funding, the social enterprises in HSI’s investment portfolio will be further supported by business development consulting services from heart’s Incubator (a section 21 organisation). The Incubator offers social entrepreneurs business development support in the form of process methodology, consulting services, mentorship, infrastructure, training, operational support and governance through various phases of development. This combination of affordable financing and powerful management consulting services will give social entrepreneurs the resources they need to be successful.

HSI is currently developing its business platform and is still in a startup stage with amazing potential for growth. We need intelligent, strategic, and resourceful interns to help us build our business. We need interns who can step in and help support the team with the following areas:

developing & implementing investment management systems:
Fund accounting
Investor relations
Performance reporting
web based investor portal

Sales & marketing:
Brand management
Fund development
Event coordination

Business strategy support:
Oganisational procedures/protocols audits
Internal resource management
Maximizing networking opportunities
Stakeholder relations

Sean Kane
head of business strategy & development
heart social investments

tel +27 (21) 442 9600
direct line +27 (21) 442 9634
cell +27 (78) 701 3967
fax +27 (21) 447 9371

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