New partnership to create jobs for Saudis

The signing ceremony took place at Dar Hussein Jameel in Jeddah.
Updated 23 May 2018

New partnership to create jobs for Saudis

JEDDAH: Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment has announced a partnership with, a leading job site in the Middle East and North Africa, to help Saudi job seekers find employment by providing online recruitment services. The goal of the collaboration is to help job seekers find their dream jobs that suit their educational background in small and medium companies in Saudi Arabia.
The agreement is aimed at supporting both companies’ efforts to make a positive and sustainable social impact on the lives of young men and women in Saudi Arabia and beyond. Under this agreement, Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment will use’s platform to search for registered candidates, announce job openings, and manage the employment process. will also build a shared platform to allow Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment’s employees to manage the registration process on behalf of all employers.
In addition to that, Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment and will offer recruitment services to small and medium companies in Saudi Arabia, which will help increase the available job opportunities to Saudi citizens.
Rola Basamad, senior general manager of Bab Rizq Jameel Recruitment, and Mohammed Barashid, business unit manager at, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations, during a signing ceremony that took place at Dar Hussein Jameel in Jeddah.
“It will boost cooperation between two organizations that seek to connect job seekers with prospective employers in Saudi Arabia,” Basamad said.
Barashid said: “We are delighted to sign this agreement, which will enable us to serve a larger number of Saudi Arabian citizens looking for better job opportunities, and will enable employers to meet their recruitment needs more effectively. More than 1.5 million Saudi Arabian job seekers are currently registered on, from diverse backgrounds, industries and professional levels, including 125,800+ students and interns; 355,000+ entry level professionals; 542,300+ mid-career professionals; 154,000+ management professionals and 28,000+ executives/directors.”

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Mowgli Mentoring have collaborated to strengthen the growing social enterprise sector in the Kingdom through the provision of 360-degree mentoring, which will support the personal and professional development of social entrepreneurs. The EMCC-accredited mentoring organization is working to built the capacity of Saudi mentors by instilling best mentoring practices and sharing experiences from its 10-year work around the world.

Globally, the concept of social entrepreneurship is increasingly gaining momentum and positive attention as it combines commerce with social good, allowing entrepreneurs to go beyond profit to positively impact communities and societies. Supporting these entrepreneurs, therefore, is in line with the KKF’s vision, which is to have a Saudi society with equal opportunities.

The KKF’s collaboration with Mowgli resulted in the creation of the Athar (Impact) Mentoring Program.

This program aims to build and increase the capacity of Saudi mentors, and equip them with the necessary tools to be able to provide mentorship, support and guidance to social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Matching mentors with social entrepreneurs and managing their mentorship relationships is a key benefit of the program.

To commence the mentoring program, Mowgli recently delivered a four-day workshop in the KKF premises in Riyadh. Fourteen professionals and business leaders received training to be 360-degree mentors before being matched with 14 social entrepreneurs. Both groups were provided with the guidelines to build solid foundations for their 1-2-1 mentoring relationships. In addition, the matched pairs will be supported over a duration of six months, during which structured on-going support will be provided to ensure that trust-based and impactful mentoring relationships are developed.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury said: “We see this program supporting the three themes on which the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 was built upon: Developing a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. By supporting social entrepreneurs, we’re working toward achieving the Kingdom’s economic aspirations of increasing SME GDP contribution by 20–30 percent by 2030. We are, therefore, excited to be back in Saudi Arabia and are honored to be working with the King Khalid Foundation in delivering this program, and building Saudi Arabia’s mentoring capacity to sustainably support change-makers and their surrounding ecosystems for years to come.”

The key to developing entrepreneurship and fostering economic development lies in having a well-balanced ecosystem with equal investment in four key pillars: Environment (schooling, parenting), finance (working capital, debt and equity financing), infrastructure (incubators, accelerators, utilities and sound legal frameworks) and human capital development (mentoring, skills and knowledge development). Mowgli supports the latter and has successfully delivered more than 110 mentoring programs across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.