OCO Global are currently working with The World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WeFI) in Egypt.
We will be delivering a training and coaching scheme to support women-led business in the eCommerce space – enabling them to scale up, build their technical knowledge, enter new markets and export via eCommerce.
The project aims to:
Help women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt to increase their sales via eCommerce by creating learning products relating to eCommerce;
Train a cohort of advisors in Egypt on this subject matter; and
Support the advisors to deliver eCommerce coaching to women-led SMEs in Egypt.
We are calling for participants who want to become advisors and take part in a train-the-trainer course and subsequent SME coaching scheme.
We are looking for candidates located in Egypt, with knowledge of eCommerce, retail, and selling online, who are motivated to train and coach small businesses on how to effectively use e-commerce. We particularly encourage females to apply for this scheme.
Successful candidates will receive 6 sessions of training from international and local experts to be able to provide advice to women-led SMEs up to the highest standards. The training will cover topics such as access to sales channels, using online payments, cross-border fulfilment, costs and digital marketing.
Candidates will then deliver coaching to women-led SMEs over a period of 4-5 months on how to use eCommerce effectively and increase their online sales.
What will I get out of the scheme?
Participation in the programme will be FREE of charge, and if you complete the advisor training and support delivery to SMEs, you can expect to gain a range of benefits from the course, which will leave you in a strong position to provide professional advisory services to SMEs in your future career. These include:
New skills – You will learn new skills (both technical and soft skills) which you will be able to use to advance your career, build your profile, and professional development
Training resources – You will receive training materials from the programme which you will be able to keep, refer back to, and reuse for future training and mentoring
e-commerce Network – You will be able to build your network with local peers, international e-commerce experts, sales platforms, logistics providers, and payment platforms.
Potential New Clients – You will have the opportunity to connect with new businesses in Egypt who could be your future SME clients on a fee-for-service basis.
Internationally Renowned Trainers – You will be trained by internationally renowned e-commerce specialists with many years’ experience working with eBay, Paypal, etc.
Completion of the course will also grant you access to a package of exclusive benefits and incentives, including discounted rates from logistics, and an official certificate from the World Bank upon completion of your support.
If you are interested in participating, please read the following document for more information: