Humber College Vacancy: SEDS – Business Support Centre Technical Advisors – Manado & Makassar, Indonesian

Posting Job


November 15, 2015

Expired Job


June 19, 2019



Job Title SEDS, Business Support Centre Technical Advisors (formerly Workshop #6 Facilitators)

Division/Department:  International Development Institute, The Business School, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Reporting To:  Manager, International Development Institute

Salary: TBD

Location: Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia and/or Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Duration: Approximately 1 month preparation and debrief time and 3 months working with the partners in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Dates:  January to April 2016, with flexibility


Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy Project (SEDS) is a five-year
partnership project working with seven universities in Indonesia.  The
focus of the project is to strengthen the enabling environment for the
development, management, and growth of the small and medium enterprise
(SME) sector in North and South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Project activities
will address three key areas across the seven universities: i) capacity
development of the university partners to infuse applied
entrepreneurship skills into curriculum, ii) capacity development of the
university  partners to deliver SME support services directly to micro
and small enterprises, and iii) fostering networks among university,
government, business and NGO stakeholders.

the project as a whole, the intention was that six rounds of workshops
would be facilitated to develop the capacity of up to twenty lecturers
at seven Indonesian partner universities to foster entrepreneurship. 
The first three workshops focused on developing and delivering applied
entrepreneurship curriculum are now complete. The project has turned its
focus to the development of Business Support Centres (BSCs) that will
provide support to student entrepreneurs as well as the SME community,
while contributing to the fostering of entrepreneurship networks.
Workshops 4, 5, and 6 focus on setting-up the management and operation
of the BSCs and business support services.

posting is for Business Support Centre Technical Advisors (formerly
workshop 6 facilitators).  The partners require guidance and support
from both local and Canadian advisors who can help them get their BSCs
up and running.  Mentoring, skills training (including marketing and
financial management), and ensuring the key players and decision makers
are involved at each institution are needed to help the partners’ BSCs
flourish.  Additionally, knowledge to support the partners in connecting
with local networks and securing revenue streams is wanted.

NOTE: Technical advising, which may
involve delivering workshops on specific topics as per the needs of the
partners, will likely involve a Canadian Technical Advisor working
alongside an Indonesian Technical Advisor.

the general direction of the Manager, International Development
Institute, and working closely with the 7 partner universities and the
field staff, the Technical Advisors will meet with the partners to
determine the status and needs of each institution’s BSC, which vary in
terms of progress, and then develop training requirements, content, and
next steps as needed.


  1. Participate in pre-departure and/or in-country orientation provided by Humber.
  2. Meet each partner and assess their needs.
  3. Working
    in collaboration with the other Technical Advisors, field team and
    partners, develop the learning content and delivery methods for BSC
    development and improvement
  4. Deliver
    content and provide support to the partners.  Many participants will
    understand English, however, a translator will be provided by the
    project where needed.
  5. If
    required, provide ongoing technical support for a designated # of days
    to a designated # of partner universities as requested.
  6. Write
    a report upon completion of the workshops whereby activities and
    outcomes are clearly stated and recommendations for future capacity
    development initiatives are outlined, particularly in terms of
    development of services to be offered by the BSCs.
  7. Participate in a debriefing session.


  • Proven experience operating a successful Business Centre.
  • Familiarity
    with quality management, marketing, promotion, branding, networking,
    financial management and securing internal and external revenue streams.
  • Able
    to provide business case studies based on his/her experience as a
    mentor, counselor or coach to students or clients, and experience
    leading simulations.
  • Experience designing and delivering training programs in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Knowledge of SME development, preferably in developing countries.
  • Knowledge and experience with applied teaching.  Able to use a variety of teaching methods and adapt to audience needs.
  • Previous experience with the SEDS project considered a very strong asset.
  • Certified professional mentor, counselor, or coach considered a strong asset.
  • Understanding
    and commitment to gender equality, environmental sustainability and a
    commitment to good governance and ethical business practices.
  • Previous overseas experience desirable.
  • Able to work in international development conditions.
  • Understanding of local business context and practices in Indonesia and/or Sulawesi considered an asset.



College, through the project budget, will pay for return airfare to
Indonesia and visas as needed, in-transit costs, per diems, travel
insurance, and accommodation.  Humber will also cover certain specified
project-related expenses (translation, photocopying, transportation,
etc.) within a pre-fixed budget.


To apply please visit Humber’s HR website at HERE and send a cover letter and résumé through the HR portal.  The posting
will remain open until filled.  We thank all candidates for their
interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be

Closing Date: 04 Dec 2015
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