Job Vacancies of Business Advisor at SEDA

Job Vacancies of Business Advisor at SEDA

Job Vacancies of Business Advisor at SEDA. The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is seeking qualified professionals for the position of Business Advisor, with five vacancies available. The application deadline is October 31, 2023.


  • Mpumalanga [1 Post]
  • Gauteng [3 Posts]
  • North West [1 Post]

About SEDA

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is responsible for executing the small business plan of the national government and establishing a standardized, uniform national delivery network.

SEDA is an agency of the Department of Small Business Development in South Africa, founded in 2004 through the National Small Business Amendment Act, Act 29 of 2004.

Their vision is to make a positive impact on SMMEs’ lives every day, and their mission is to promote entrepreneurship and develop small enterprises by offering customized non-financial business support services that lead to business growth and sustainability in collaboration with other ecosystem stakeholders.

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Job Vacancies of Business Advisor at SEDA

The primary purpose of this role is to provide business development services to micro and small enterprises.

Key Performance Areas

  1. Provide pertinent business advisory services and information to micro and small enterprises.
  2. Perform Business Diagnostics using appropriate tools.
  3. Facilitate and oversee the implementation of interventions and business growth strategies.
  4. Monitor and assess the improvement of client business positions.


Required Minimum Qualification

  • Matric (NQF level 4) and National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Business Management, Commerce, Engineering, or Project Management.
  • A valid South African driver’s license.

Required Work Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience, including a minimum of 2 years as a business consultant, manager, or business owner.

Must demonstrate:

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the small enterprise development sector.

Critical Competencies

  • Customer-oriented
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management
  • Goal-oriented
  • Team player
  • Effective planning and organizing
  • Attention to detail
  • Project management
  • Decision-making
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Innovative thinking

How to Apply

Appointment is subject to verification of all credentials (employment history, education, financial, criminal, and other necessary checks).

Proposed offers will be made from Minimum to Midpoint as advertised.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you haven’t heard from us within three months of submitting your application, consider it unsuccessful.
  • Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority). It’s the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and provide proof of the evaluation report (only when shortlisted).
  • Applicants should be aware that any false information in their CV and related documents could result in disqualification and/or dismissal.

To apply, please send your CV to the email address provided in the attached advertisements. Mention the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Note: SEDA aims to promote equity and representivity based on race, gender, and individuals with disabilities, following set numerical targets in the organizational Employment Equity Plan (EE Plan). Previously Disadvantaged Individuals are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: October 31, 2023.

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