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  • Role: Web Developer
  • Venture: Yusudi Limited
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Yusudi is a social enterprise creating a positive change in the educational and employment landscape in Kenya and beyond. We deliver training and employment programs to connect youth with job opportunities. Since our launch in 2016, we have managed to impact over 2000 youth and 170 business through our skills training and talent development programs. We are a team of 19 individuals, passionate about innovation in education and youth employment.

Our video-pitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTwURuPlqxk&t=4s

Our social media: @YusudiAfrica

About You

Yusudi is currently working on a blended learning platform which would combine the impact of an in-person training with the scalability of the online learning. We are looking for a web developer that would be able to lead this project together with us. Have a look through the overview of the features we envision in our platform here to ensure it lies within your capacity and interests (please note it might change as we refine the idea):

Functionality

  • Modular learning content, meaning that based on the survey that the user goes through, the system would offer her selected content from different modules of the platform itself, as well as the content taken from other online resources (learning platform, youtube etc.), which would be servicing her specific needs as per survey
  • Customizable learning journey: Selected learning methods, rewards, accountability systems (including planning and tracking), complexity of learning materials, all based on the user’s preference
  • Interaction with Yusudi team through platform (coaching calls, messages, feedback for the learning tasks etc.)
  • Easy to manage technical structure

Availability 

  • Website
  • Desktop app
  • Mobile devices
  • Tablet devices

Content

  • Game elements
  • Videos
  • Reading materials
  • Peer to peer learning
  • Discussion boards
  • Offline content: recommended events, classes, field tasks with other learners

UI/UX

  • Minimalistic experience
  • Engaging and attractive: interactive text boxes, bookmarks (text and video), ability to add accountability partners in the journey on different stages

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the management of Yusudi in designing and implementation of the blended learning platform
  • Ensure timely development of the technical aspect of the platform in a cost-effective way through the web-development work, research and comparative analysis of the different solutions available for the project of the platform development
  • Conduct research on the innovation in the ed-tech industry and implement the findings in the process of the platform development
  • Report on the platform development progress, challenges and solutions
  • Engage external advisors and consultants for the needed improvements in the process of the platform development
  • Develop partnerships with the individuals and organizations to enhance the process of the platform development
  • Conduct research on the use of AI, and produce relevant inputs for the platform developments based on the findings
  • Ensure proper implementation of AI-related aspects of the platform development, including research, testing etc.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely delivery of the web-development work
  • Quality of presentation of the project gantt chart with clear milestones and dates
  • Quality of the research conducted measured through successful implementation of the findings within the project
  • Positive impact on the company’s results created by the external advisors and consultants
  • Successful implementation of all the stages of the platform development

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience in full-stack web-development relevant to the overview of the platform we are building as provided above
  • Strong interest in machine learning and ed-tech industry
  • Excellent communication and creative problem-solving skills
  • Passion for social impact creation
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Flexibility and open-minded attitude
  • Willingness to explore and experiment

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Senior Business Developer
  • Role: Senior Business Developer
  • Venture: Yusudi Limited
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Yusudi is a social enterprise creating a positive change in the educational and employment landscape in Kenya and beyond. We deliver training and employment programs to connect youth with job opportunities. Since our launch in 2016, we have managed to impact over 2000 youth and 170 business through our skills training and talent development programs. We are a team of 19 individuals, passionate about innovation in education and youth employment.

Our video-pitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTwURuPlqxk&t=4s

Our social media: @YusudiAfrica

About You

Yusudi is an entrepreneurial, dynamic, fast-changing team, looking for a new member to bring our company to a new level through business development as we are planning to scale and expand in the next 1 year in terms of location and market reach. If you are ambitious, social, open-minded and interested in work on international level in sales and marketing, you are welcome to apply!

Responsibilities

Market data research and analysis

  • Organize and analyze Yusudi customer data
  • Produce data reports with inputs for further marketing strategies
  • Produce data reports for Yusudi’s social impact tracking and showcasing
  • Conduct further external market research among youth, SME, and ed-tech sectors, within and outside of Kenya, to create inputs for Yusudi’s business development and expansion strategies

Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality of the inputs given for the marketing strategies based on the data analysis
  • Quality of the reports produced based on the data analysis
  • Quality and scale of the marketing inputs given based on the external research conducted

Business development strategies design and implementation

  • Design proposals for business development strategies of Yusudi (e.g. strategy for growing corporate business partner, or expansion in terms of location etc.), present them to the management of the company for discussion and approval
  • Implement the approved strategies through collaboration with other departments of Yusudi, as well as individual projects and initiatives, e.g. opening a new branch of the company in a different city/country etc.
  • Manage the implementation process ensuring timely tracking and changes if need be

Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality of the business development strategies designed and presented to the management of the company
  • Quantitative metrics achieved within the implementation process the business development strategy
  • Positive impact created for the company and its’ customers (measured through quantitative metrics) as a result of the implemented business development strategy

Corporate stakeholders’ relationship management

  • Develop a strategy for Yusudi to build a wider network of corporate clients and partners internationally
  • Implement the strategy through collaboration with other departments of Yusudi and individual projects/initiative such as direct sales, strategic partnerships development, research and application for the related programs etc.
  • Management of the long-term relationships with the corporate clients of Yusudi through timely follow-ups, feedback collection etc.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of clients engaged
  • Number of partnerships built
  • Number of repeat clients
  • Number of referrals
  • Amount of revenue brought in the company through collaboration with the corporate clients/partners

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience in business development/sales/marketing on national or international level
  • Strong interest in the educational industry
  • Strong record in sales
  • Resistance to adversity and rejection
  • Self-driven approach to work
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Flexibility and open-minded attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Experience in business consultancy (talent, organizational development etc.) is an advantage

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Operations Manager
  • Role: Operations Manager
  • Venture: Viamo
  • Location: Accra, Ghana

Viamo (formerly know as VOTO Mobile) is a fast growing social enterprise with over 100 staff spread across 25 offices around the world including hub offices in Accra, Kampala and Kigali. Viamo works on a global scale to catalyze a tech-focused movement connecting non-profits, governments, and businesses to the people they serve using the digital technologies they have in their pockets.

Our vision is a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives, and have meaningful relationships with governments, civil society and businesses.

About You

The Global Design & Implementation Team at Viamo works closely with our partners and Viamo’s Country Managers to deliver world-class & socially impactful projects across the world. With offices in Accra, Dakar, Kigali, and Mumbai, we deliver value to our clients and end-users through the use of the Viamo software platform to run mobile-based surveys, messaging campaigns, informational hotlines, surveillance systems and interactive media campaigns. Our team has grown quickly – we were three people in October of 2016 and are now 15! With this growth has come the need for more streamlined operations and leadership in improving the design, implementation, and ultimately the impact of our services.

As an Operations Manager, you will improve the quality and efficiency with which we are able to deliver these valued services in all of our hubs in addition to improving the quality and efficiency of the services themselves, systematically enhancing best practices for engagement and impact. You will be working out of Accra but connecting with colleagues across the globe.

Responsibilities

  • Increase the efficiency with which the Design & Implementation Team delivers on products and services.
  • Reduce frequency and severity of quality errors during the implementation process.
  • Increase engagement of our end users and the impact we deliver through our projects.
  • Work closely with the Director of Global Design & Implementation, the Chief Operating Officer, and other teams and departments to enhance inter-team/departmental collaboration.
  • Create and implement processes to achieve the above.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

You are:

  • Passionate & Motivated: You are passionate about the potential for technology to create social change, and believe that access to information leads to better decision-making.
  • Persistent & Curious:  You know the challenges of working in emerging markets and are eager to tackle them. You thrive on learning new skills, and are motivated to learn and grow. You are intellectually curious, but also like to roll up your sleeves and get things done.
  • Growth Oriented: You want to be a part of building something new, and are looking for a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can take ownership of your work and be a core part of a global team.

You possess the following skills and experience:

  • Problem solving: You can identify key factors to project and team success through observation, analytical/quantitative methods, and conceptual and creative problem solving.
  • Process creation: You spot inefficiencies or systemic problems within the team and create solutions that the team and project managers actually implement.
  • Project management: You can scope a project, developing a clear problem statement and identifying the resources needed to meet the objectives; you are disciplined and self-motivated to complete deliverables on time.
  • People leadership: You can inspire and train people who do not directly report to you to adopt new processes and habits.

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Deputy Chief Impact Officer
  • Role: Deputy Chief Impact Officer
  • Organization: Viamo
  • Location: Accra, Ghana or Kampala, Uganda

Viamo (formerly know as VOTO Mobile) is a fast growing social enterprise with over 25 offices around the world including hub offices in Accra, Kampala and Kigali. Our services help partners distribute and collect information by engaging difficult-to-reach populations through their mobile phones. We specialize in interactive voice calls (including IVR) and SMS in local languages, instantly reaching across distance and literacy barriers.

We serve a wide variety of use-cases including under the broad themes of Data Collection and Behaviour Change Communication: journalists who run national public interest surveys, rural clinics who distribute maternal health education, policy makers who study vaccine supply chains, economic development organizations who reach out to farmers, urban planners who monitor water distribution access, and academics who research the effect of public health interventions. Some of our partners include UNICEF, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank, Facebook, Stanford University, etc.

About the role

Viamo has been relatively successful at convincing development organizations, one at a time, to consider mobile as part of their impact strategy. Over time, we have helped our partners implement hundreds of projects in over 100 countries and reached tens of millions of people. Viamo is excited to finally invest in documenting and learning from these stories, as well as sharing them with the development community.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand Viamo’s theory of change, and the main assumptions that underpin it.
  • Create a framework for measuring Viamo’s impact, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Create a template for Viamo to report on our impact to staff and partners.
  • Publish Viamo’s impact report.
  • Work closely with Viamo’s Chief Operating Officer to create, communicate and implement recommendations to improve Viamo’s impact (scale, significance and sustainability).
  • Work closely with our Program Managers to publish impact reports by project.
  • Work closely with our Program Managers to run experiments that will validate best practices in program design and implementation.
  • Develop partnerships with external organisations who can help validate and improve Viamo’s social impact.
  • Present Viamo’s impact vision, strategy and results to the board.

Deliverables:

  • Viamo impact framework, strategy and recommendations, updated quarterly.
  • Program impact reports for >25% of our programs.
  • List of design best practices that improve impact results by >10%.
  • Monthly Viamo impact reports.
  • Semi-yearly impact report and presentation to the board.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • We are looking for a highly passionate and skilled ‘intrapreneur’ who can help rally Viamo’s resources behind her/his vision for greater impact. Evidence of leadership ability are required.
  • Sharp analytical skills for problem solving, prioritizing and argument building.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills (Bilingual English and French is an asset). Writing portfolio will be asked as part of the selection process.
  • Experience with impact measurement in an international development context.
  • Basic skills in SQL and statistical analysis software, and/or advanced skills in MS Excel.
  • Demonstrated autonomous aptitude: supervision for the role will be virtual.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial aptitude: Viamo doesn’t have a mature impact measurement function yet.
  • High personal standard for excellence.
  • Strong interest/passion for the role of mobile engagement in development.

Apply now

Engagement Officer
  • Role: Engagement Officer
  • Organization: PEG Ghana
  • Location: Accra, Ghana

PEG Ghana delivers Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) asset-based financing to consumers who lack both access to reliable electricity and formal banking services. PEG’s anchor product – a basic solar home system that includes three lights, a phone charger and a radio – allows consumers living on $5-10 per day to access clean light for working and studying after hours, avoid harmful air pollution from kerosene based lighting solutions, and also build credit for additional products and services over time.

To date, PEG has raised $10 million and has 200 full time staff across Ghana and Ivory Coast. PEG has also won numerous awards, including the prestigious 2017 Ashden International Award for excellence in sustainable energy, and has been named as one of the “fastest growing companies in Africa” by the London Stock Exchange.

About the role

PEG’s business model is driven by two major units: the sales one that ultimately gives the product to customers and the credit team that needs to ensure the right customers are selected and empowered to repay the product on time. A key driver for customer repayment is driven by our sales team who are the people who select, engage and onboard/educate customers.

The purpose of this role is to be the key engagement lead of the credit unit to the sales team by developing the metrics, the processes and tools to drive sales team understanding of the quality of their work and train/coach them in order to drive the selection, education and onboarding of customers that would be able, willing to pay a product they need – enabling PEG to ensure resources are used.

The key position objectives are:

  • Define metrics to assess quality of sales and link reward structure to this (commission structure, bonuses)
  • Collaborate across teams to define processes (sales, training, onboarding, etc..) to ensure best quality of sales are achieved
  • Define coaching plan and consequence matrix (train, promote, coach, dismiss) with proposition components that will be delivered to sales team

Responsibilities

  • Ensure End to End management (planning, internal and external stakeholder management, process creations and implementation) of credit-sales engagement
  • Contribute to company processes to ensure credit-sales engagement can successfully run operationally after implementation
  • Manage interdepartmental partnership to ensure fulfillment of credit-sales goals

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Good Business Analytical competencies needed – Excel is sufficient.
  • Business development experience with respect to building partnerships is required
  • Strong implementation experience in an environment with a lot of cross-departmental engagements: 3+ years of Product Marketing Manager experience preferred (Telco, FMCG) or in a business performance management role

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Business Process Consultant
  • Role: Business Process Consultant
  • Organization: PEG Ghana
  • Location: Accra, Ghana

PEG Ghana delivers Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) asset-based financing to consumers who lack both access to reliable electricity and formal banking services. PEG’s anchor product – a basic solar home system that includes three lights, a phone charger and a radio – allows consumers living on $5-10 per day to access clean light for working and studying after hours, avoid harmful air pollution from kerosene based lighting solutions, and also build credit for additional products and services over time.

To date, PEG has raised $10 million and has 200 full time staff across Ghana and Ivory Coast. PEG has also won numerous awards, including the prestigious 2017 Ashden International Award for excellence in sustainable energy, and has been named as one of the “fastest growing companies in Africa” by the London Stock Exchange.

About the role

PEG Ghana has been growing rapidly since it launched, including huge growth in the sales, data, Inventory, credit and customer experience (call centre) departments. These 5 departments all interact with clients at different stages in their customer life cycle and often decisions taken in one department have major influence on the others.  

The departments currently work together on many issues, opportunities and process improvements, but department heads are often too busy managing day to day work to be able to put full focus into improvements and cross-departmental initiatives.  Therefore cross-departmental initiatives are currently mostly done through small projects without a full-time person focused on them.

As Business Process Consultant, you will be this link. You will assess the processes of PEG’s departments and develop and lead projects which influence cross departmental decisions.

Responsibilities

  • Create process improvements
  • Build better alignment between the sales, data, inventory, call center and credit departments
  • Work closely with the call center director, sales director, inventory director, credit director, strategic planning manager and report to the country director
  • Pilot new projects and encourage an appetite for change in PEG staff
  • Start projects, form project teams and make sure the projects are implemented in day-to-day work

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Masters’ Degree in Engineering, Economics, Management or a related field
  • Experience of at least 2 years in a project management or operations role.
  • Positive, enthusiastic and passionate
  • Great analytical skills
  • Innovative and comfortable to challenge the status quo
  • Fluent in English, preferable in French as well
  • Experience working in Africa or other developing countries an asset
  • Experience working in a start-up environment an asset

Apply now

Full Stack Developer
  • Role: Full Stack Developer
  • Organization: Maisha Meds
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

At Maisha Meds, we’re passionate about building software that makes healthcare accessible and affordable for patients worldwide.  We partner with important institutions in global health to test incentive structures to support universal healthcare, make health systems digital and mobile first, and make care affordable and higher quality for patients. If these types of projects excite you, we’d love for you to join us.

About You

We’re looking for a creative, experienced, and motivated developer to help scale our product suite across Kenya. Candidates should be excited about the prospect of taking a leadership role in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment, be interested in helping a budding tech ecosystem develop, and have a penchant for adventure. You will be joining a small, enthusiastic tech team of 3-4 people, and come on board in the middle of an aggressive scaling period. As such you’ll have the chance to make a large and visible impact on our company, and the autonomy to build our tech to thrive at scale.
 
Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate that they can learn quickly, adapt to changing circumstances, and aren’t intimidated by difficult tasks that they might not have experience solving. Candidates should additionally be mission driven and excited about the prospect of building tech to improve healthcare for people across Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa.

Side note: living in Kenya is seriously fun – Nairobi has a large and dynamic expat community, you’ll get to make regular trips to beautiful Kisumu, on the shores of lake Victoria, and, perhaps most importantly, you’ll get to work on a product that could improve the health of people across East Africa.

Responsibilities

  • Own and build new features for our web tools and to support our Android app
  • Help scale our back-end infrastructure
  • Help with product development and management
  • Support stability improvements and bug fixes
  • Assist on other components of the product stack if you’re interested

Or (almost) anything else that you’re interested in. Our philosophy is that you should work on what gets you the most excited. Obviously this has to align at least somewhat with our business priorities, but we’re flexible!

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • 2+ years of web development or equivalent general software engineering experience and the ability to demonstrate that you can learn quickly
  • Experience with Kotlin, Java and/or Node
  • Experience with the Akka or Play frameworks a plus
  • Experience with React, Angular or Vue a plus
  • Proven ability to write production-quality code in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment
  • Experience scaling web products
  • Ability to write clean, well-documented code
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize a long list of dependent and independent tasks based on business and technical constraints
  • Ability to communicate with non-technical staff to develop and improve features
  • Effective problem solving skills including decision making and time management
  • Entrepreneurial nature, creativity, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor
  • The ability to work well with a culturally diverse team
  • A sense of humor

Apply now

Communications and Content Strategist
  • Role: Communications and Content Strategist
  • Organization: Maisha Meds
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

At Maisha Meds, we’re passionate about building software that makes healthcare accessible and affordable for patients worldwide.  We partner with important institutions in global health to test incentive structures to support universal healthcare, make health systems digital and mobile first, and make care affordable and higher quality for patients. If these types of projects excite you, we’d love for you to join us.

About You

We’re looking for a Communications and Content Strategist to join our Nairobi office. Ideal candidates will have strong communications skills, a passion for solving hard problems, and a love of writing and design.

Our aim is to create compelling proposals, presentations, videos, digital storytelling, blog, and social media content to help potential customers, partners, and funders understand what we do, how we do it, and what that means for them. This role is neither static nor easily defined. It requires a combination of writing, design, photography, project management, and execution skills, as well as the ability to thrive in a highly technical environment.

You’ll communicate our culture and stories across various mediums including print, interface, and environmental design. In doing so, you’ll be responsible for many of the brand touch points that align us internally, as well as those that connect us to the rest of the world. And, working with company leadership and board, you’ll play a critical role in shaping our approach to communications and content design strategy.

The ideal candidate has a combination of exceptional rigour in the craft of brand and narrative strategy, a love of people and a desire to figure out how the tools of creativity and narrative can help make impact in the world. The candidate should be comfortable with a morphing environment and proactive about figuring out how to make things happen.

For this position, we are seeking people who are:

  • Outstanding writers. We articulate technical concepts and healthcare impact of our model through white papers, proposals, digital storytelling, blog posts, and other artifacts. We are also editors, holding others accountable and subjecting their ideas to analytical rigor.
  • Design adept. Design is important in this role. We believe beauty in artifacts matters because people read beautiful things. You might need to build a presentation deck that conveys our impact at an organization or build graphics that illustrate how people seek care in the health system.
  • Mission-driven. Individuals who thrive in this role enjoy putting pen to paper and derive satisfaction from finding elegant ways to communicate complex ideas. The best candidates are action-oriented, creative, collaborative, and detail-oriented. Even when the work is rote or unglamorous, we are willing to do what it takes to most effectively give expression to the power of our technology and business impact.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • Excellent writing skills. In this role, you are responsible for putting pen to paper and owning the development of a wide range of collateral
  • Strong design skills. While you may not be a designer by training, you have some design intuition and a baseline skill set that allows you to create effective presentations and graphics.
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, visual, both formal and casual, etc.), and sharp instincts for visual storytelling through data visualizations, digital presentations, and designs
  • Excellence in branding, marketing, and / or design. You grasp the nuance of customer motivations and needs and have a track record of using design (e. g., graphic design, information design) to achieve business or organizational outcomes.
  • Demonstrated fluency with technology. You are comfortable learning about and articulating Maisha Meds’ technology and prepared to learn new skills or technologies to deliver the most effective solutions.
  • Strong and demonstrable understanding and creative point of view in graphic design and photography
  • Competency in creative software systems (photoshop, indesign, illustrator)
  • Self-initiative and proactiveness. You identify improvements and provocative new ideas, then work to make them happen
  • A sense of humor

Apply now

Android Developer
  • Role: Android Developer
  • Organization: Maisha Meds
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

At Maisha Meds, we’re passionate about building software that makes healthcare accessible and affordable for patients worldwide.  We partner with important institutions in global health to test incentive structures to support universal healthcare, make health systems digital and mobile first, and make care affordable and higher quality for patients. If these types of projects excite you, we’d love for you to join us.

About You

We’re looking for a creative, experienced, and motivated developer to help scale our product suite across Kenya. Candidates should be excited about the prospect of taking a leadership role in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment, be interested in helping a budding tech ecosystem develop, and have a penchant for adventure. You will be joining a small, enthusiastic tech team of 3-4 people, and come on board in the middle of an aggressive scaling period. As such you’ll have the chance to make a large and visible impact on our company, and the autonomy to build our tech to thrive at scale.
 
Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate that they can learn quickly, adapt to changing circumstances, and aren’t intimidated by difficult tasks that they might not have experience solving. Candidates should additionally be mission driven and excited about the prospect of building tech to improve healthcare for people across Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Side note: living in Kenya is seriously fun – Nairobi has a large and dynamic expat community, you’ll get to make regular trips to beautiful Kisumu, on the shores of lake Victoria, and, perhaps most importantly, you’ll get to work on a product that could improve the health of people across East Africa.

Responsibilities

  • Build new features to support our rapidly growing client base
  • Help with product development and management
  • Support stability improvements and bug fixes
  • Assist with UI and UX design if you’re interested
  • Assist on other components of the product stack if you’re interested

Or (almost) anything else that you’re interested in. Our philosophy is that you should work on what gets you the most excited. Obviously, this has to align at least somewhat with our business priorities, but we’re flexible!

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • 2+ years of mobile development or equivalent general software engineering experience and the ability to demonstrate that you can learn quickly
  • Knowledge of Android best practices
  • Experience with Kotlin and/or Java preferred
  • Proven ability to write production-quality code in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment
  • Experience scaling mobile or web products
  • Ability to write clean, well-documented code
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize a long list of dependent and independent tasks based on business and technical constraints
  • Ability to communicate with non-technical staff to develop and improve features
  • Effective problem solving skills including decision making and time management
  • Entrepreneurial nature, creativity, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor
  • The ability to work well with a culturally diverse team
  • A sense of humor

Apply now

Product Manager
  • Role: Product Manager
  • Organization: M-Shule
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning platform in Africa to connect primary school students with personalized education even through SMS. Meaning “mobile school” in Swahili, M-Shule’s platform uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized learning support in Math and English over SMS and chatbots, building students’ concept mastery, exam performance, and confidence. Then M-Shule shares data and insights with their parents, schools, and organizations to power better instruction and collaboration. By making a 21st Century learning platform possible with the simplest feature phone, M-Shule unlocks new opportunities for millions of students across sub-Saharan Africa and the world. Find out more on our website, Facebook, or Twitter.

About You

You will be a major part of a small and agile development team driving the first-ever artificial intelligence-based learning tool in primary schools in East Africa. We are looking for someone who is excited by the opportunity to draw from innovations in the international EdTech space, and figure out how to apply them in a developing market. How do you deliver a transformational adaptive, mobile learning product when we can’t rely on regular electricity, digital literacy, or quality education standards? That’s what you get to find out!

We have already built and are implementing our product in primary schools across Kenya. We now invite you to tackle projects like developing new product and feature roadmaps, using quantitative and qualitative data to understand user experience, and helping the team test and iterate new ideas for scale.

Responsibilities

  • Work with and across M-Shule teams to understand various stakeholder needs and develop strategies for product success.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data to inform product direction and decisions.
  • Design and implement processes around design, development, and quality assurance throughout product lifecycle
  • Manage projects across product teams to fulfill students’ learning goals from troubleshooting bugs to prioritizing enhancements.
  • Support other teams and stakeholders in training, sales, business development, and growth.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

A desire to impact education, independent project management skills, and exceptional problem-solving abilities are all essential prerequisites on the M-Shule team. For this role, we’re also looking for someone with the following:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) – with experience in product management.
  • Outstanding product management skills and comfort juggling issues of all shapes and sizes at once.
  • Expertise with design and product development processes.
  • Flexibility and willingness to jump in and lead projects in a hands-on, fast-paced startup environment.
  • Extremely user-centric.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enough technical background to have meaningful conversations with engineers and development team members.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learning and collaboration across cross-functional, cross-cultural teams.

Preferred

  • Knowledgeable (or willing to learn quickly) about lean software development, agile software development, and lean startup methodology.
  • Experience working in instructional or education environments.
  • Software development experience.

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Learning Design Specialist
  • Role: Learning Design Specialist
  • Organization: M-Shule
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning platform in Africa to connect primary school students with personalized education even through SMS. Meaning “mobile school” in Swahili, M-Shule’s platform uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized learning support in Math and English over SMS and chatbots, building students’ concept mastery, exam performance, and confidence. Then M-Shule shares data and insights with their parents, schools, and organizations to power better instruction and collaboration. By making a 21st century learning platform possible with the simplest feature phone, M-Shule unlocks new opportunities for millions of students across sub-Saharan Africa and the world. Find out more on our website, Facebook, or Twitter.

About You

You will be a major part of a small and agile development team driving the first-ever artificial intelligence- based learning tool in primary schools in East Africa. We are looking for someone who is excited by the opportunity to draw from innovations in the international DdTech space, and figure out how to apply them in a developing market. How do you deliver a transformational adaptive, mobile learning product when we can’t rely on regular electricity, digital literacy, or quality education standards? That’s what you get to find out!

We have already built and are implementing our product in primary schools across Kenya. We now invite you to tackle projects like designing engaging SMS lesson flows, using quantitative and qualitative data to understand learning performance growth, and helping the team test and iterate content development processes.

Responsibilities

  • Work with M-Shule team to develop and improve a powerful and engaging learning experience through an SMS platform, resulting in higher performance and happier students.
  • Build and improve knowledge and concept maps based on theory and experience in student skill development and mastery.
  • Develop strategy and implement processes around quality content design and development.
  • Design student motivation and engagement learning features and develop strategies to increase user delight with the learning process.
  • Manage projects across product teams to fulfill students’ learning goals.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

A desire to impact education, independent project management skills, and exceptional problem-solving abilities are all essential prerequisites on the M-Shule team. For this role, we’re also looking for someone with the following:

Required

  • Master’s degree in Education, Edtech, Learning Design, and/or Psychology; Bachelor’s or other degrees acceptable if there was strong coursework in the above areas and/or significant work experience.
  • Expertise with research, theory of learning, pedagogy, and/or design thinking strategies.
  • Experience with working on e-learning, mobile-learning, and/or educational app projects.
  • Flexibility and willingness to jump in and lead projects in a hands-on, fast-paced startup environment.
  • Strong customer orientation.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learning and collaboration across cross-cultural teams.

Preferred

  • Expertise in Math, English, or 21st Century skill instructions
  • Experience with lower-income learners and/or emerging markets

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Fundraising and Communications Specialist
  • Role: Fundraising and Communications Specialist
  • Organization: LishaBora Ltd.
  • Location: Thindigua, Kiambu County, Kenya

LishaBora (“Feed Better” in Kiswahili) is a socially-driven Kenyan company that aims to improve the sustainability of smallholder dairy farming. With 65% of Kenya’s milk coming from 2 million smallholder dairy farms, it is essential that market inefficiencies and systemic failures are remedied. LishaBora uses technology, community-based networks, and quality-assured products to drive change for smallholders at both the market level and farm level.

Our market-based approach to improving animal feeding and farm-level practices has been demonstrated with 550 smallholders in Central Kenya. Our vision for the future is to co-manage smallholder dairy farms in the most nuanced and inputs-dependent areas of management: feeds and fertility. By leveraging our close relationship with farmers and other streams of data, LishaBora aims to understand farms at the cow level to make much-needed advisory a scalable and profitable reality.

About the role

EWB Fellows have played a major role in developing LishaBora’s strategy and will continue doing so. Fellows will get a hands-on-experience working in a young and dynamic social enterprise whose work directly benefits smallholder farmers in Kenya. We are looking to add a communications and grant writing rock star to support LishaBora’s next stage of growth.

Responsibilities

Fundraising

  • Researching, identification and acquisition of grants and major donations from philanthropic bodies, government departments, individual donors and the corporate sector.
  • Attending relevant fundraising forums and groups
  • Writing and presenting proposals through collaboration with LishaBora staff
  • Creating a grants management system for LishaBora; 
  • Identify networks in which LishaBora leadership can participate to raise the organization’s profile with donors and investors;

Communications

  • In coordination with LishaBora staff, develop a communication and visibility strategy and support preparation of visibility materials such as fact sheets, brochures, and newsletters.
  • Keep donors/investors abreast of LishaBora’s work by developing and implementing a robust donor and investors communications plan; 

This job will also require you to:

  • Work with the other team members in order to develop and implement better business practices;
  • Work from the small office that acts as the company headquarters in Thindigua, Kenya;
  • Be able and willing to do a diverse set of tasks, applying skills across disciplines;
  • Have a drive and passion for working with small business that are impact focused;
  • Willing to take risks in order to achieve something new and exciting;
  • Have an open mind, be creative, have fun and enjoy new experiences.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in related field required
  • Excellent skills in networking, communications, prospect research, marketing and project management
  • Ability to explain complex issues to funders and present LishaBora and its work in a compelling, concise manner
  • Demonstrated success in securing grants or major donations from philanthropic bodies, government, major donors and the corporate sector would be highly desirable but not required

Specifically, we are looking for the following skills:

  • Experience in Fundraising or like field;
  • Excellent grammar and spelling;
  • Very strong writing skill and the ability to clearly articulate;
  • Organizational and managerial skills;
  • English as a primary language;
  • Social personality and eagerness to interact with lots of people.

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Storytelling Associate
  • Role: Storytelling Associate
  • Organization: Kumasi Hive
  • Location: Kumasi, Ghana

Kumasi Hive is a Tech Innovation Hub for rapid prototyping of ideas, budding local innovations, impact start-up support & promoting youth entrepreneurship as a way of addressing critical social economic and developmental challenges.

As a social enterprise, Kumasi Hive exists to support entrepreneurs and innovators of all types, and particularly to encourage social impact businesses and the development of innovative physical products and processing methods.

On a yearly basis, Kumasi Hive trains over 1000 youth to acquire competent and employable skills in both business and technical skills. We help build and support, on average, 50 social impact-focused startups and businesses with business supporting services. Using technology as an enabler, we also work across various sectors (health, agriculture, education, financial inclusion etc) to research, develop and scale appropriate solutions aiming creating sustainable development for local communities (Africans) and the world as a whole.  

About You

Our mission is to raise a critical mass of active (youth) economic agents, leveraging on digital technology to build Strategic/Competent Skills, Create Jobs, and Develop Innovative Solutions/Enterprises towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

To help achieve this mission, as a social enterprise, communication, internally and externally, on our activities, results and impact is key. Despite our success and achievement over the past 3 years, strategic and effective communication of our business strategy, activities, results and impact has been lacking or generally poor.

We are therefore looking for a storyteller and communicator to work with the leadership team to develop brave and ambitious narratives that run as a “red line” from source to receiver. You will support organizational evolution and growth through culture change both internally and externally. Daily responsibilities will include responsibility for capturing, encoding, building and disseminating stories that inspire and excite employees and customers.  

This role requires a deep collaboration with leaders, business owners and product/service development teams to harvest and integrate messaging and strategy into storytelling assets. You will contribute to growth hacking by channeling inbound customer stories to support the evolution of product-market-fit and refining offerings for our target market(s).

You are able to bridge the past, present, and future by harmonizing the required elements of history and culture into the forward-looking strategic path that the company seeks to take.

You tailor messaging, narratives, stories and content for different audiences that result in action.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, support and promote company goals, including message development, social media content creation and media outreach
  • Capture, distil and communicate leadership direction and disseminate amongst employees and customers in narrative form. Landing via email, web, video, events and social channels.
  • Orchestrate and land company narrative across communications and marketing channels to the customer in a way that articulates new, desirable realities for the customer.
  • Build the narratives that transverses paid advertising into social amplification maximizing conversions and engagement rates.
  • Collaborate with teams inside the organization and across the company to gather data and content for communications and presentations
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists, bloggers, investors and customer audiences that will help advance our work
  • Identify target audiences and create strategies to effectively engage them
  • Partner with leadership team to empower employees through storytelling
  • Develop strong measurement goals and use data to determine efficacy of vehicles and engagement
  • Evangelize the use of and be the source of storytelling frameworks, approaches, and best practices

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related degree
  • Passion for communication, technology and social impact
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the big picture
  • Deep understanding of story structure, history of storytelling and use of storytelling across cultures
  • Familiarity with modern mediums & channels; Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook Blogging, Youtuve, Instagram, Reddit, Quora
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, manage multiple priorities and juggle schedules
  • Demonstrated production of narrative-based content
  • Ability to work and influence cross group (with stories)
  • Proven ability to convert value propositions into narratives

Wish List

  • Storyboarding experience; understanding the effectiveness and appropriateness of story assets (text, images, audio, video) and how to combine them
  • Visual, audio and video content creation experience; well-developed eye/ear for best practices in each
  • Working knowledge of intermediate- to advanced-level equipment (DSLR camera, video, audio recorder, microphones)
  • Comfort and experience using editing software (image, audio and video, post production)
  • Ability to design and maintain a story bank (using database or other software/hardware solutions)
  • Expertise with online platforms: content management systems for web, e-newsletter services, and social media

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Business Associate
  • Role: Business Associate
  • Organization: Kumasi Hive
  • Location: Kumasi, Ghana

Kumasi Hive is a Tech Innovation Hub for rapid prototyping of ideas, budding local innovations, impact start-up support & promoting youth entrepreneurship as a way of addressing critical social economic and developmental challenges.

As a social enterprise, Kumasi Hive exists to support entrepreneurs and innovators of all types, and particularly to encourage social impact businesses and the development of innovative physical products and processing methods.

On a yearly basis, Kumasi Hive trains over 1000 youth to acquire competent and employable skills in both business and technical skills. We help build and support, on average, 50 social impact-focused startups and businesses with business supporting services. Using technology as an enabler, we also work across various sectors (health, agriculture, education, financial inclusion etc) to research, develop and scale appropriate solutions aiming creating sustainable development for local communities (Africans) and the world as a whole.  

About You

Our mission is to raise a critical mass of active (youth) economic agents, leveraging on digital technology to build Strategic/Competent Skills, Create Jobs, and Develop Innovative Solutions/Enterprises towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

To help achieve this mission, as a social enterprise, business development and service delivery is seen as a key vehicle for increasing our impact and sustainable operation.  

Responsibilities

Business Development Officer

  • Developing and marketing new business models for the organization as a way for selling our services, acquiring new partnerships and securing funding
  • Identifying funding and partnership opportunities for existing and new programs/projects
  • Applying or leading the application for funding and partnership opportunities
  • Engaging and Managing partnership relations for fruitful, satisfactory and effective relationship.

Business Accelerator Officer

  • Manage, oversee and supervision the effective operation of the Business accelerator program.
  • Serve as one of the chief mentor and advisor to businesses in the accelerator program.
  • Build a mentor/advisor/experts network and Handle all relations and engagement with the businesses.
  • Developing an effective progress and tracking system for businesses and mentors within the program.
  • Managing investors network and relation.
  • Assisting and supervising businesses to achieve their targeted goals and objectives as defined.
  • As a service, generating income from recruiting new businesses to join the program.
  • Prepare monthly report on the progress on the business accelerator program.  
  • Plan and organize training programs to cover areas for business development for both internal and external businesses.  

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Marketing, Finance or related field
  • Passion for Business, technology and social impact.
  • A good background in Business development and entrepreneurship
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Great leadership skills.
  • Top-notch analytical skills — you must have an eye for detail!
  • The ability to travel to meet clients, attend conferences and research new markets as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the big picture
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, manage multiple priorities and juggle schedules

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Venture Fundraising Officer

Euromena Consulting is a top-tier management consulting firm, focusing on the ICT industry and covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our management team has served major ICT service providers, government authorities and financial institutions across the globe on high impact strategic and operational projects. Our respective capabilities/service offerings cover a broad spectrum spanning from strategy to business/financial planning, marketing/sales plan, organizational structure and business processes reengineering, and overall performance improvement or project management related projects. In parallel with our regular consulting activities, we recently launched a startup competition called the Euromena Awards, aiming at awarding shortlisted African / Middle Eastern startups with financial support and consulting services. Following the good feedback received on the event and the observation on the ground of the need for African startups to be assisted, we decided to develop an offering dedicated to fundraising / general support to foster the development of startups.

EWB Ventures is a seed-stage investment vehicle backed by Engineers Without Borders Canada. We are dedicated to supporting early-stage, highly scalable, innovative, for-profit, social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We make tailored, long-term investments of up to $100,000 in ventures with high potential to drive systemic change for the benefit of the underserved in new, untested ways.

About the role

The Fellow will work with both Euromena and EWB Ventures to support EWB’s portfolio ventures in their individual fundraising efforts. The Fellow will work closely with entrepreneurs to provide guidance and assist them in their fundraising, mainly at the seed or Series A rounds. The role will be highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing, consulting/management, and entrepreneurship, focusing on early-stage businesses that have the potential to systemic change for the benefit of the underserved in new, untested ways.

Responsibilities

  • Interacting with ventures (with a preference for ventures in which EWB has invested, but not exclusively) to help them structure their fundraising process
  • Exploring / Developing constructive relationships with potential investors
  • Managing the whole investment/fundraising process for selected ventures, from the fundraising presentation elaboration, to the actual presentation to investors all the way to the reception of funds and follow-up allocations.
  • Creating and formalizing the internal tools and processes for the investment/fundraising cycle
  • Following up on ventures’ activities and supporting on reporting to the ventures’ investors
  • Creating fundraising tools that can be used by the EWB venture portfolio
  • Researching market trends / performing market surveys in line with EWB / Euromena Consulting areas of interest.
  • Publishing a white paper on results of the market research/survey completed
  • Contributing to the Euromena Awards’ organization

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

Strong soft skills including:

  • Very strong reactivity and autonomy
  • Good communication skills
  • Good networking skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Highly independent worker
  • Strong ability to analyze documents / numbers
  • English and French fluency (oral and written) (High preference given to candidates that are bilingual)
  • Knowledge of African market and fundraising in general is a plus

Please note: You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or landed immigrant in order to apply.  No exceptions.

Compensation

The program is costs covered. All costs relating to the placement are either paid for directly by EWB (airfare, insurance, vaccinations, trainings) or indirectly through a living stipend, which covers basic living expenses (food, accommodation, local travel) for a modest lifestyle in your placement country. Fellows also receive an honorarium upon completing their 12 month contract, to assist with repatriation costs in Canada. While it is not likely that you will be able to use the stipend to cover previous expenses (ex. student loans), EWB will support you in extending the non-repayment period on student loans as much as possible.

Additionally, EWB offers a range of benefits including insurance, a settlement allowance, professional development opportunities, and more.

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Operations Associate
  • Role: Operations Associate
  • Organization: Bloom Impact
  • Location: Accra, Ghana

Bloom Impact is a digital marketplace that totally disrupts SME finance in emerging markets. Our mobile App and cloud platform empower underserved and excluded entrepreneurs and business owners to find financial services to help them grow and banks to quickly serve those in need. A unique opportunity for a Fellow to learn at an early stage social-impact venture with a team of experienced, international, digital finance experts.

About the role

The Operations Associate role is highly entrepreneurial, spanning monitoring and reporting management, research activities, operational systems setup and user adoption & field support, with a focus on driving our innovation in financial inclusion. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on helping our company scale professionally and drive user growth and success, and will work with the team to define deliverables (e.g., expansion report, CRM/Call Centre setup) to complete during the Fellowship period.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing and growing our Social Media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and monitoring impact on adoption.
  • Manage ongoing evaluation and monitoring reporting, particularly our Growth KPIs & CAC.
  • Support usage of our CRM and Call Center systems so the team can provide optimal support to small business owners and partners using our service.
  • Test and provide input for each mobile App release.
  • Support the Operations team with bank customer activities when needed, including on-boarding and ongoing service needs.
  • Support field activities such as Events, that drive awareness, adoption and user feedback surveying of our mobile App.
  • Monitor local budget & accounting activities in collaboration with our Accountant.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

Required

  • Passionate, self-driven, committed professional with strong knowledge or experience in social enterprises. Willing to go the extra-mile in a high-energy, fast moving start-up.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and passion for entrepreneurship and market-based solutions to poverty
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, within Public Policy, International Development, or International Relations
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience
  • Must have experience managing Social media
  • Passionate, and experienced with mobile applications
  • Must have experience in at least one area listed in the role responsibilities, such as;
    • tech experience in CRM & or Call Center solutions.
    • mobile applications fluency (i.e. development, input, design, research, etc.)
    • reporting/evaluation
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong desire to excel in all activities

Preferred

  • Experience working/volunteering in another country
  • Domain expertise in financial services and/or financial inclusion, particularly financial technology, payment systems, and/or innovative delivery models
  • Experience working in or with startups or growth-stage enterprises in emerging markets.
  • Language skills beyond English

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Backend Developer
  • Role: Backend Developer
  • Organization: Bloom Impact
  • Location: Accra, Ghana

Bloom Impact is a Fintech startup aiming to innovate and disrupt the delivery of financial services to unbanked  and underserved MSMEs. We are dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with access to economic opportunity for all, by giving micro and small businesses the financial tools they need to grow a  sustainable business.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced backend developer to join our technology team. You will be responsible for the server side of our web and mobile applications. If you have excellent programming skills and a passion for developing applications or improving existing ones, we would like to meet you. As a backend developer, you’ll work closely with our engineers to ensure system consistency and improve user experience.

Ultimately, you should be able to develop and maintain functional and stable server-based applications and APIs to meet our company’s needs.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging
  • Write clean code to  support functional web and mobile applications
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications
  • Perform unit and coverage tests to optimize performance
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve legacy applications
  • Collaborate with frontend and mobile developers to integrate user-facing elements with server side logic
  • Gather and address technical and design requirements
  • Provide training and support to internal teams
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Liaise with developers, designers and system administrators to identify new features
  • Follow emerging technologies

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Proven work experience as a backend developer
  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Hands on experience with programming languages like Java, Ruby, PHP and Python
  • Familiarity with front-end languages a plus (e.g. HTML, JavaScript and CSS)
  • Familiarity with front-end frameworks a plus  (e.g. Reactjs, Vuejs, etc)
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Teamwork skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field

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Operations and Communications Manager
  • Role: Operations and Communication Manager
  • Organization: B Lab East Africa
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

B Lab East Africa is part of a global non-profit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Launched in 2017, B Lab EA is working on creating the necessary infrastructure to inspire and enable a meaningful and lasting shift in the culture of business by:

  • Building a global community of credible leaders, called Certified B Corporations (“B Corps”), that meet the highest standards of performance, accountability and transparency. B Corps offer a viable alternative to the status quo and drive change through their collective voice.
  • Empowering millions of businesses to “Be Like a B Corp” in managing and governing their impact with the same care and rigor as their profits, through two initiatives: Measure What Matters and Mission Alignment.
  • Inspiring billions of people to support business as a force for good through a public engagement strategy that embraces new forms of storytelling and leverages our extensive data.

For more information, visit b-labeastafrica.net, bcorporation.net, b-analytics.net and benefitcorp.net.

About You

This role supports the B Lab East team and B Movement in East Africa by building and fostering a pioneer community of businesses in the region. B Lab East Africa is currently working on establishing the founding B Corp Cohort in East Africa, with the first launch in Kenya in 2018. We are looking to add an operational and communications person to support this growth. The position will need someone with experience in business-to-business and multi-stakeholder marketing and communications, and creative to support in the pilot launch of the B Corp Community in East Africa.

Responsibilities

Operational

  • Working closely with the ED to develop financial forecast, analysis, and budget planning
  • Manage an invoice system to ensure timely invoice follow-up and cash-flow management
  • Working with the B Lab EA team to examine alternative revenue strategies in the market
  • Develop new product tools as needed; map out the resource implications and financial advantages, and fit with priorities
  • Assist in supervising and guiding the work of B Lab EA staff as well as considering opportunities to engage interns, volunteers or other available support

Communications

  • Develop a communication and visibility strategy and support preparation of visibility materials (videos, brochures, newsletters)
  • Develop and implement a robust donor and investors communications plan
  • Create and maintain all marketing materials, including company & product brochures, website front pages, presentation templates, reports and other collateral
  • Manage and expand B Lab East Africa content marketing & digital presence (blog, newsletter, social media)
  • Work with B Lab EA partners to create appropriate profiles to be featured on website
  • Support B Lab EA team in event planning and content development for the events.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and interests:

  • Passion for B Lab’s mission to redefine success in business
  • Excellent writing skills reflecting a persuasive voice in long form and social media contexts
  • Self-sufficient, entrepreneurial personality capable of working in a startup environment
  • Strong relationship-building and presentation skills
  • At least 3 – 5 years work experience
  • Able to work with people from different cultures, different personalities
  • Proficient with collaborative tech platforms like Salesforce, Slack, Google Docs

Optional skills:

  • Salesforce proficiency
  • Advanced Excel skills

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Fundraising Manager
  • Role: Fundraising Manager
  • Organization: B Lab East Africa
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

B Lab East Africa is part of a global non-profit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Launched in 2017, B Lab EA is working on creating the necessary infrastructure to inspire and enable a meaningful and lasting shift in the culture of business by:

  • Building a global community of credible leaders, called Certified B Corporations (“B Corps”), that meet the highest standards of performance, accountability and transparency. B Corps offer a viable alternative to the status quo and drive change through their collective voice.
  • Empowering millions of businesses to “Be Like a B Corp” in managing and governing their impact with the same care and rigor as their profits, through two initiatives: Measure What Matters and Mission Alignment.
  • Inspiring billions of people to support business as a force for good through a public engagement strategy that embraces new forms of storytelling and leverages our extensive data.

For more information, visit b-labeastafrica.netbcorporation.net, b-analytics.net and benefitcorp.net.

About You

This role supports the Regional Director and Board of Directors in creating long-term value for B Lab East Africa by building and fostering a community of funding partners and supporters. The manager will also work closely with B Lab Global Strategic Growth Team in New York to create a unique approach to development and long term sustainability at B Lab East Africa.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Regional Director in developing materials to communicate strategic priorities and goals to prospective and current partners.
  • Identify and research funding prospects including high net worth individuals, foundations, and development finance institutions.
  • Identifying internal programs that relate to funder interest and working with internal management team to develop and share these programs.
  • Developing pitch angles and designing accompanying visual presentations
  • Writing grants with clear objectives, benchmarks, and deliverables that reflect the priorities and intentions of the B Lab EA team
  • Information management related to caseload of funders
  • Building relationships with the broader B Lab community (B Corporations, champions, and funders) to grow the network of possible partners.
  • Timely and accurate grant reporting.
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress toward goals, providing statistical reports, on an ongoing basis and as requested

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and interests:

  • Passion for using business as a force for good and for the mission of B Lab
  • 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit development cultivating strategic relationships and partnerships, preferably with foundations and family offices OR 3 – 5 years’ experience in grant making
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated relationship management and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to donor prospects, potential sponsors, and colleagues.
  • Meticulous organizational and time management skills.
  • Detail-oriented individual who can execute on multiple projects concurrently in a fast paced environment

Optional skills:

  • Salesforce proficiency
  • Advanced Excel skills

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Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Aspire Food Group is a social enterprise dedicated to the sustainable practice of farming edible insects. In Ghana, Aspire seeks to farm locally desired insects as a way to address food insecurity and malnutrition. Aspire farms the palm weevil larva, a local delicacy that has been traditionally hand-harvested from palm trees. In addition, Aspire has trained several hundred farmers in Southern and Central Ghana to farm their own larva as a source of household animal protein and as an opportunity for increased income.

As a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer with Aspire Food Group, you will work with the Aspire Food Group team in Ghana with guidance, mentorship and financial support from the Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

About You

Aspire Food Group is looking for a detail-oriented, imaginative and flexible mechanics and materials engineer to support the organization in optimizing operations. Aspire is in a high period of growth, scaling up insect production in one facility and looking to expand into a larger facility. The Lead Mechanical Design Engineer will support the optimization of the systems used to farm/store the insects and the equipment/procedures used to process feed and insects. The individual will also play a key role in optimizing industrial processes and designing the new production facility. The Engineering lead would contribute to reduced production costs, improved yields and operational efficiencies.

Responsibilities

  • Getting a thorough understanding of systems and processes used to farm, store and process feed/insects (working across teams and with various stakeholders).
  • Performing analysis and making evidence-based recommendations while considering the local context with the goal of optimizing the rearing processes
  • Effectively communicating recommendations to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Leading the prototyping of potential solutions.
  • Identifying resources, suppliers and pathways to implement successful prototypes farm-wide and on an industrial scale
  • Quantify the impact of proposed interventions
  • Address optimization challenges to improve efficiencies in current facility and prototyping ideas for the new production facility.
  • Supporting the design process of the new production facility.
  • Managing the required resources (human, financial etc.) to complete the projects on time, within scope and budget.
  • Conducting performance and cost analyses to support the decision-making process.
  • Other tasks upon request.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (focus in mechanics and/or materials)
  • Professional experience or completed co-op terms in mechanics or materials engineering a strong asset.
  • Design experience a strong asset
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • High level of adaptability and flexibility
  • Willingness to work outside of traditional engineering responsibilities
  • Strong ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Superb communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Hard working and passionate about social change

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Business Analyst

Aspire Food Group is a social enterprise dedicated to the sustainable practice of farming edible insects. In Ghana, Aspire seeks to farm locally desired insects as a way to address food insecurity and malnutrition. Aspire farms the palm weevil larva, a local delicacy that has been traditionally hand-harvested from palm trees. In addition, Aspire has trained several hundred farmers in Southern and Central Ghana to farm their own larva as a source of household animal protein and as an opportunity for increased income.

About the role

Aspire Food Group is looking for an Excel-savvy, detail-oriented, adaptable analyst to identify further opportunities and future projects for Aspire Ghana. The business analyst’s role is to contribute to data collection, data analysis, evaluation, funding opportunity proposals, and return on investment evaluations for different projections and protocols. The analyst would contribute to the strategy and future development of the organization.

The Business Analyst will report to the VP Finance.

Responsibilities

  • Develop an intimate understanding of the financial and operational levers of Aspire Ghana’s operation
  • Create and update models around different operational protocols and research insights
  • Create and update models around special projects, investments and future plans
  • Contribute to measurement and evaluation of different projects across the Company
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial performance reports as needed
  • Participate in the review of funding opportunities (ie. Grants) and contribute to proposals/applications as required
  • Create materials and presentations to support fundraising efforts
  • Contribute to strategic initiatives related to marketing, distribution, supply chain management
  • Other tasks upon request

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Professional or student with finance and/or operations management experience
  • Strong analytical and financial reporting skills
  • Significant experience with Excel and modelling
  • Experience with grants/awards/business case competitions is an asset
  • Superb communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Hard working and passionate about social change

Apply now

Web Developer
  • Role: Web Developer
  • Venture: Annona
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Annona is an award-winning social enterprise that is taking global supply chains by storm. We are perfecting a mobile platform that simplifies contract management and payments with small- scale producers worldwide. Night and day we think about how to make information, communication and operations both cheaper and efficient.

The Annona platform is a mobile application to document details a buyer would otherwise write down on paper and pen. The web app keeps track of this information in a central cloud-based database for administrators and managers to customize and approve processes for their company.

25,000 farmers have profiles on Annona in 15 countries. We are on a path to becoming the largest platform for small-scale producer trading in the world.

About You

We are looking for someone to join our product and engineering team. You will work directly with the CEO to match our business strategies with our technology. You’ll be responsible for architecting, designing, road mapping and helping build our platform to fit our users’ needs. Scalability will be an overused word in your vocabulary. While you will be working alongside a mobile developer in Kenya, and a part-time developer in Europe, you’ll always be growing our team. The Customer Success, Biz Dev and Ops teams will be your partners when it comes to building the right user features. As we grow our user base, you’ll grow your teams, and you’ll be tasked with leading the charge.

Our back-end is in Python, a nice amount of AWS and a few APIs we have integrated with. We are looking for a developer who can quickly deploy using this stack.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years working experience; Preferably 5+ years experience in an engineering role in a startup
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in building web applications using frontend technologies like HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, JavaScript or Bootstrap.
  • Programming skills in any of the following languages: Python, C#, Java and Objective C
  • English fluency required (written and spoken) and other languages are a plus (French/Spanish/Swahili preferred)
  • Preferred understanding of agricultural supply chains / new payment technologies or demonstrate fast learning of new concepts / ideas

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Marketing and Operations Lead
  • Role: Marketing and Operations Lead
  • Venture: Annona
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Annona is an award-winning social enterprise that is taking global supply chains by storm. We are perfecting a mobile platform that simplifies contract management and payments with small- scale producers worldwide. Night and day we think about how to make information, communication and operations both cheaper and efficient.

The Annona platform is a mobile application to document details a buyer would otherwise write down on paper and pen. The web app keeps track of this information in a central cloud-based database for administrators and managers to customize and approve processes for their company.

25,000 farmers have profiles on Annona in 15 countries. We are on a path to becoming the largest platform for small-scale producer trading in the world.

About You

We are looking for someone to help us execute our customer engagement strategy. Annona attracts users from all over the world, and from many channels. From exporters in Kenya to NGOs based in Ecuador, we see new users join Annona every week. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and will work directly with the CEO to create, perfect and execute scalable teams and systems in marketing and engagement. Our team has been handed a strategy to provide the best user experience and we are looking for a fellow to manage the systems to implement it over the year using data-driven methods.

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years working experience; Preferably 5+ years experience in a startup
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • English fluency required (written and spoken) and other languages are a plus (French/Spanish/Swahili preferred)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Digital communications experience, preferably to external and internal audiences
  • Systems thinker and implementer
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial aptitude: Annona hasn’t done much communication work
so far

  • Preferred understanding of agricultural supply chains / new payment technologies or demonstrate fast learning of new concepts / ideas
  • High personal standard for excellence

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Product Manager

AMI is a pan-African entrepreneurial social business that is pioneering a scalable approach to workplace learning and skills development for Africa. AMI empowers African managers, entrepreneurs and young professionals through practical and accessible learning and development tools. We help businesses develop productive and motivated workforces, we help entrepreneurs build thriving enterprises, and we help job seekers develop new skills and advance their careers. AMI is expanding rapidly. We have successfully raised investment, established offices in Nairobi and Johannesburg, engaged clients in East, West and Southern Africa, and have trained over 20,000 people in 11 countries in Africa.

About the role

The Product Manager will report directly to the Chief Product Officer and be responsible for the overall development processes related to AMI’s learning platform. In coordination with the CPO, the Product Manager will spend time with customers and prospects (and do significant user testing), lay out strategic roadmaps with key customer needs addressed, and create plans to develop them and ensure they are implemented successfully in the market. You will be the intersection of business needs, user experience and technology.

The Product Manager represents the “voice of the customer” by maintaining and prioritizing the backlog to ensure that the team is working on stories that maximize business value and deliver necessary fixes and functionality to all customers.

Depending on experience, the PM may also have a role in managing the product associates who look after engagement and technical support for the learning platform and ensuring technical support processes and documentation are in order.

Responsibilities

  • Development of core technical product
    • Inspire and motivate the development teams to deliver innovative and exciting product solutions with an appropriate sense of urgency
    • Responsible for defining scope of development for new product features and on-going feature enhancements including all management of backlog and project management activities.
    • Responsible for writing and prioritizing user stories
    • Responsible for managing trade-offs as well as definition of acceptance criteria
    • Understand and deliver upon product vision and OKRs (objective and key results)
    • Process Management and Improvement – Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
  • Product communication and user feedback loops
    • Work with key stakeholders across the company to ensure successful product releases
    • Conduct technology product training across the business
    • Act as an ambassador for the product internally and externally, and as the primary technical contact for queries related to the product
    • Follow and adhere to all governance processes and secure deployment approvals
    • Ensure critical customer focus working with marketing, programme and sales teams to link product to customer needs and ensure market alignment
    • Establish and maintain a high level of credibility with Executive Team
  • Manage technical product team
    • Manage the work streams of Product Associates to deliver seamless user support, user feedback and critical platform testing

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for:

Skills

  • Proven leader, motivator, and effective decision maker enhanced by creativity and a detailed understanding of technology product management so they can manage the backlog effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills – As someone influencing several departments and seeking feedback from a range of stakeholders, you need strong interpersonal skills. You will be an effective communicator at all levels.
  • Strategic thinking – You will need to analyse and implement the strategic roadmap for the product and make difficult decisions. You will be able to understand business needs and translate them in to development priorities and plans.
  • Analytical skills – You will need to research and analyse market, platform and user feedback data and make use data to influence decision making
  • Technical product management – Familiar with Scrum and Agile project development
  • Initiative and execution of tasks. MUST be able to work independently, take initiative to solve problems and proactively address issues and follow tasks through to completion
  • Personal – Motivated, self-starter, independent worker.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in information management, computer science, or related field. Significant experience will be considered in lieu of degree level qualification
  • Experience in technical project management
  • Experience in data analysis, project management and user feedback are an asset
  • Experience managing or supervising other people (preferred)

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Marketing & Communications Manager

AMI is a pan-African entrepreneurial social business that is pioneering a scalable approach to workplace learning and skills development for Africa. AMI empowers African managers, entrepreneurs and young professionals through practical and accessible learning and development tools. We help businesses develop productive and motivated workforces, we help entrepreneurs build thriving enterprises, and we help job seekers develop new skills and advance their careers. AMI is expanding rapidly. We have successfully raised investment, established offices in Nairobi and Johannesburg, engaged clients in East, West and Southern Africa, and have trained over 20,000 people in 11 countries in Africa. AMI is now looking for a Marketing & Communications Manager to support our marketing strategy and make AMI the leading brand in workplace learning across the continent.

About the role

The Marketing & Communications Manager will be based at AMI’s office in Nairobi and will report to the Head of Marketing, working with the leadership team as well as local teams in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Lagos. This is a mid level position for someone with experience in business-to-business and multi-stakeholder marketing and communications, and a willingness to get stuck into a fast-moving entrepreneurial business. It’s a chance for a marketing star with a passion for unlocking Africa’s potential to contribute to the continent’s transformation.

The Marketing & Communications Manager must be a creative, driven, organized, tech-savvy professional with superlative writing and design abilities. S/he must be able to translate complex learning theory into copy that sings, and create documents and campaigns that put AMI on the map – all on a limited budget.

Responsibilities

  • Working with a team to develop and implement the company’s marketing strategy to support broader objectives
  • Working with business development teams to develop local markets, improve market intelligence, conduct market research and provide support on sales proposals and presentations
  • Managing lead generation campaigns across platforms to support local sales strategies
  • Creating & maintaining marketing materials, including company & product brochures, website front pages, presentation templates, reports and other collateral
  • Developing and updating our library of client case studies and testimonials, including text/images and video
  • Managing and expanding AMI’s content marketing & digital presence to generate inbound inquiries (blog, newsletter, social media), and ensure website is fully optimized
  • Managing PR across regions, working with local agencies where relevant – write press releases, feature articles, columns and other articles
  • Managing production of research and other thought leadership pieces
  • Managing AMI’s brand and messaging, ensuring consistency across offices
  • Supporting local teams on planning and coverage of all public events

Sound exciting? Here’s who we are looking for.

Skills

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively but execute methodically – eye on the big picture but unflinching attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing and design skills – must write copy that sings and have a real eye for design
  • Deep understanding of B2B marketing and communications, ideally in an African context
  • Ability to identify and understand different customer segments and craft appropriate messaging
  • Great verbal communicator – ability to build relationships with stakeholders at an executive level and to represent AMI publicly
  • Strong Project Management and organisational skills
  • A commitment to AMI’s mission for building skills and developing talent across Africa through practical and affordable learning programmes
  • Willingness to engage in robust debate while maintaining deep respect for others
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Absolutely rock-solid integrity

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in marketing and communications, with at least 3 years in B2B , OR minimum 5 years in a professional services role that includes a business development and/or marketing component (essential)
  • Experience working in Africa, ideally Kenya (preferred)
  • Experience working in entrepreneurial or high-growth environment (essential)
  • Experience working with Adobe suite, as well as social media and content management platforms (e.g. Hootsuite, Hubspot etc) (preferred)
  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent experience

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