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Use your skills and experience to help socially-minded startups grow their businesses. These social ventures are reshaping the systems in which they work by applying innovation and passion to their everyday — you can too.

EWB’s Fellowship Program is designed to help Canadian professionals gain experience working and living in emerging markets, and match social enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa with the essential talent they need to grow and scale.

EWB is recruiting Fellows for 12-month placements with innovative startups in Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya. The roles are not only for Engineers; we are hiring business analysts, evaluation officers, fundraisers, and more.

Program Notes

You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident in order to apply.

Not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident? Consider our Kumvana Program, which recruits dynamic African professionals to participate in a leadership development program. Applications for the next cohort open Summer 2019.

Due to the volume of applicants, only eligible candidates will be contacted. We highly encourage​ applicants to apply for more than one role as this is a highly competitive program. 

EWB Values Diversity

Engineers Without Borders is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

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Chief Financial Officer

 

Type: Impact Investment, Business

Role: Energy Generation

Venture: ENERGY GENERATION

Location: Accra, Ghana

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About ENERGY GENERATION

Energy Generation is an organization which supports young Africans in addressing their generation’s challenges through entrepreneurship and technological innovation, focusing on access to energy issues.

2016, we set up the first training center offering an intensive one-year training program for entrepreneurship in the field of energy in Lome, Togo.  Since then, Energy Generation has trained young entrepreneurs from 12 different countries.

Energy Generation is at a turning point of its history, pivoting and scaling. Starting October 2019, we aim at opening a second training center in Ghana, welcoming 100 students every year and delivering high standard graduate courses on entrepreneurship for development.

In partnership with Energy Generation, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Chief Financial Officer with Energy Generation to work with their team in Ghana. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

 

About You

As Energy Generation is a young fast evolving structure, we are looking for passionate and skilled candidates to join our team. We look for people who share our vision and are eager to make a real impact. The ideal candidates must be autonomous, flexible and above all proactive in carrying out their missions. A strong team spirit, good resistance to stress and the ability to manage unexpected events are also valuable.

 

Responsibilities

As a Chief Financial Officer at ENERGY GENERATION, your responsibilities will include:

 

Accounting and management control:

  • Ensure that the accounts are properly managed and that the association’s accounting documents are drawn up;
  • Improve the association’s financial and administrative management system.

 

Cash flow and financing:

  • Supervise the association’s treasury;
  • Define the cash flow budget in order to anticipate external financing needs;
  • Manage fundraisings;
  • Participate in the development of the association’s financial resources management strategy;
  • Establish and update financial dashboards;
  • Control established agreements and commitments.

 

Venture Capital Seed Fund:

  • Design and implement investment and reporting processes;
  • empowerment of marginalized groups including women, identify opportunities to increase female talent and leadership within Energy Generation;
  • Support the set up of a Venture Capital Seed Fund;
  • Lead discussions with potential investors / partners / funds of funds / etc.

 

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Master degree in Finance / Business Administration;
  • Previous work experiences as a Financial officer / manager or other relevant position;
  • Fluency in written and oral English and French;
  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing – Experience in GLI considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of gender budgets – Experience in creating and/or auditing gender budgets considered an asset;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Experiences in Africa and/or as an entrepreneur are highly valuable;
  • Knowledge of access to energy and education issues in Africa would be appreciated;
  • Team player, committed and result-oriented.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Village Energy Fellow: (Finance or Customer Impact Associate)

Type: Business, Impact Measurement

Role: Village Energy Fellow: (Finance or Customer Impact Associate)

Venture: Village Energy

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Village Energy

Village Energy, founded in 2008, is a Ugandan solar startup that is piloting a last-mile distribution model for productive use of energy: custom solar installations (200W-10kW) for rural businesses, institutions and agriculture that enable improved incomes, job creation and access to services. Through our network of six branches and technicians across Uganda, we offer in-house design, procurement, PayGo financing, installation, remote monitoring and on-site servicing, thus de-risking solar adoption for rural customers.

Village Energy is one of the handful of women-led businesses and Ugandan-focused solar companies in East Africa.

More than 90 percent of Village Energy’s staff is local. The organization is committed to hiring locally. Village Energy has partnered with Engineers Without Borders Canada to support their growth in an internationally competitive environment dominated by internationally-run firms. Village Energy is seeking capacity building and experienced international talent to support the local team.

In partnership with Village Energy, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Finance Associate with Village Energy to work with their team in Uganda. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders  Canada

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

We currently seek Fellows to work in the following roles:

 

  1. Finance Associate

 

  • One of Village Energy’s key needs is around financial management and analytics. The organization is looking for someone with a well-rounded background in finance who is seeking to apply their skills across a variety of areas, including financial operations, accounting, loan portfolio management, budgeting, financing forecasting, and fundraising. As Finance Associate, you will be looked to for mentorship and building the capacity of your teammates. Village Energy is excited to offer an opportunity for you to grow your skill set and to equip you for your future CFO role!

 

  1.  Customer Impact Associate
  • One of our key needs is in measuring the impact of our solutions on increasing livelihoods, job creation, and access to the services of our customers and beneficiaries. Understanding this will be critical for driving sales, as our sales team can use the information to help our clients to pick the solution that will maximize ROI for them. This is related to another need in setting up a customer satisfaction/feedback process to improve our service offering. We are looking for a candidate who has a strong background in monitoring and evaluation who is looking to apply his/her skill set in a dynamic social business environment with the opportunity to inform and influence Village Energy’s product and service offering.

 

As a Fellow for Village Energy, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working within the department to which you are assigned to help identify opportunities to drive business forward and support growth opportunities and initiatives;
  • Facilitating smooth running of company business in the communities it serves;
  • Assisting with the overall operations including carrying out general administrative tasks.

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Masters or Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in any relevant field;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Strong time management, organizational, and prioritization skills;
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels;
  • Relentless desire to improve yourself, your team, and your organization;
  • A collaborative mentality.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Data Scientist

Type: Technology Development

Role: Data Scientist

Venture: Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Busara

Busara is a research and advisory firm dedicated to advancing and applying behavioral science in the emerging markets. Busara applies rigorous research methods and evaluation tools to enable partners to improve program design, assess existing interventions, and optimize internal processes.We work with governments, NGOs, private companies and academics to understand human behavior, and design solutions to overcome behavioral barriers to products, programs and policies as they scale. Busara operates from its permanent offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania, and has worked on projects with with partners across the continent. We currently have 69 active projects, 112 completed projects,36 academic affiliations, 3 operational decision labs , and 145 full time staff.

Busara is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Professor Johannes Haushofer (Princeton University) and operating under the leadership of Dr. Jeremy Shapiro. We have worked on projects related to agriculture, financial inclusion, savings, inequality, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and other questions central to development economics.

In partnership with Busara, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed  as a Data Specialist with Busara to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

Data Specialists / Scientists support the research and advisory arms of Busara by providing capacity for data management, quality and data analytics. Data Specialists / Scientists creates, explores, evaluates and improves data from Busara projects, products and internal systems. Data Specialists and Data Scientists collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of developers, Associates and Analysts on a wide range of data problems. This position brings analytical rigor and statistical methods to the challenges of measuring results from randomized controlled trials, estimating adequate power for robust experimental designs, using statistics to answer questions regarding human behavior and resulting consequences. Data Specialists / Scientists are intimately familiar with survey datasets produced by Open Data Kit (ODK) and Survey CTO, experimental datasets produced by zTree and oTree, large administrative data from technology and financial companies, open-source datasets, and geospatial datasets.

Responsibilities

As a Data Specialist  for Busara, your responsibilities will include:

  • Manages the data generation and management process on Busara projects, products, and internal initiatives;
  • Works with Associates on projects to optimize data processes and quality from field, lab and advisory projects, including flagging out inconsistencies and/or errors arising from data obtained from the field as part of routine data checks;
  • Conducts Data Cleaning and preparation for analysis, including well labelled and appropriately shaped data;
  • Creates high frequency checks, error checking, and documentation for best practices;
  • Provides sophisticated statistical analysis on experimental and non-experimental datasets for causal inference;
  • Creates machine learning algorithms for predictive analysis;
  • Provides power simulations and power calculations for experimental designs with multiple hypotheses, covariates and clustering;
  • Presents data from analysis using appropriate tables and visualizations;
  • Collaborates with project teams (mainly associates and analysts) throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring that tools are designed in a way that study objective can be realized and that necessary hypotheses can be tested;
  • Collaborates and works closely with the programming team to integrate statistical analysis.

Data Scientists tasks include, in addition to the above tasks:

  • Ability  to source data from websites, databases, or other sources;
  • Programs scrapers, converters and bots to query and create new data;
  • Works with the programming team to optimize data for analysis;
  • Explores big data sets of different sizes and shapes and extract meaningful insights from the data without specific ex-ante hypotheses.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in mathematics, computer science, or statistics;
  • 1-3 years working experience in an analytics or research capacity;
  • Extensive experience with and command of Stata, R, or Python;
  • Familiarity with interacting with SQL databases;
  • Extensive experience with survey design;
  • Extensive experience with data modelling;
  • Ability to manage a team;
  • Excellent management and organizational skills, strong communication skills;
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player;
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis in both academic and professional settings;
  • Interest and experience working in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Fluency and excellent communication and writing skills with a mastery of English.

 

Data Scientists tasks include, in addition to the above tasks:

  • Masters in applied quantitative science, preferably social science;
  • Experience analyzing data from experiments including Randomized Control Trials;
  • Advanced data analytics and data modelling skills;
  • Strong command of data visualization techniques in Stata, R or Python;
  • Applied experience with machine learning;
  • Familiarity with behavioral science.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Knowledge Management Officer

Type: Communications

Role: Knowledge Management Officer

Venture: Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Busara

Busara is a research and advisory firm dedicated to advancing and applying behavioral science in the emerging markets. Busara applies rigorous research methods and evaluation tools to enable partners to improve program design, assess existing interventions, and optimize internal processes.We work with governments, NGOs, private companies and academics to understand human behavior, and design solutions to overcome behavioral barriers to products, programs and policies as they scale. Busara operates from its permanent offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania, and has worked on projects with with partners across the continent. We currently have 69 active projects, 112 completed projects,36 academic affiliations, 3 operational decision labs , and 145 full time staff.

Busara is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Professor Johannes Haushofer (Princeton University) and operating under the leadership of Dr. Jeremy Shapiro. We have worked on projects related to agriculture, financial inclusion, savings, inequality, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and other questions central to development economics.

In partnership with Busara, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed  as a Knowledge Management Officer with Busara to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

The Knowledge Management Officer is responsible for implementing internal initiatives which improve Busara’s internal and external communications. As our organisation spans across a wide range of sectors and disciplines, from highly academic lab experiments to strategic consulting for pan-African corporations, our communications must be as flexible and far reaching as our work.

 

Responsibilities

As a Knowledge Management for Busara, your responsibilities will include:

1. Standardization

  • Work closely with our Communications Officer to identify the best Case Study template format for our website and dissemination needs;
  • Organize and collate content into selected template for our communications collateral;
  • Implement system for Project teams to generate desired content at the end of each engagement;
  • Create communications best practices guides both for internal sharing and external dissemination;
  • Enforce common design and communications standards across all organizational outputs;
  • Support the execution of project collateral (such as proposals, client presentations, final reports, and other key deliverables) by providing guidance on content flow, use of language, tone of voice, clarity of information, etc.

2. Knowledge Management

  • Undertake an audit to identify Busara’s Knowledge Management needs;
  • Present proposal of potential solutions based on industry-standard best practices and our KM needs;
  • Contribute to the development of Busara’s Knowledge Management system to ensure transparent and efficient communication across project teams;
  • Build a repository of all Busara-led project work in order to support Open Science, organise content accordingly;
  • Propose and implement a system to ensure the self-sufficiency of this platform/repository;
  • Build, communicate, and execute detailed plans in order to implement identified projects, working with internal subject matter experts, technical experts, management, etc. to complete each project.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in communications, knowledge management, systems design, policy outreach, PR, marketing, design or a related field;
  • Experience working in teams, with a particular focus on communications, knowledge management, social media, policy outreach and design;
  • A history of contributing strategically to organizations, with an emphasis on communications and knowledge management;
  • Experience using data and state-of-the-art research to develop communications initiatives;
  • An ability to work with and inspire people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Ensibuuko Fellow

Type: Business, Marketing, Technology Development, Operations

Role: Ensibuuko Fellow

Venture: Ensibuuko

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: July 7 2019

 

About Ensibuuko

Ensibuuko Tech Limited is a software firm operating in the financial technologies sector. Ensibuuko is specialised in developing software solutions for Microfinance institutions, mainly cooperative savings and credit entities.

The company provides a complete suite of backend SaaS-based solutions to member-owned financial institutions, such as SACCOs and other microfinance institutions in Africa. Our customers serve groups ranging in size from 100 – 35,000 end users. Mobis, our flagship product, provides core-banking services to these institutions. Based in Uganda, we are currently expanding into Rwanda, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

In partnership with  Ensibuuko, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada, you will be placed with the Ensibuuko team in Uganda.Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, with guidance, mentorship, and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

A fellow would be key to our vision as they would bring a unique skill set and also provide an avenue for our team to gain experience and insights from someone with a different cultural perspective.

Ensibuuko seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization.  We currently seek Fellows to work in the following departments:

  • Sales and Operations – Management information systems (MOBIS);
  • Product and Service Delivery Design;
  • Marketing – Brand Strategy;
  • Software developer – IT department.

 

Responsibilities

  • Working within the department to which you are assigned to help identify opportunities to drive business forward and support growth opportunities and initiatives
  • Facilitating smooth running of company business in the communities it serves
  • Assisting with the overall operations including carrying out general administrative tasks when need be.
  • Analyze market trends and identify new industry opportunities and challenges.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following background:

  • Minimum Undergraduate Degree in any relevant field;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Strong time management, organizational, and prioritization skills;
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels;
  • Relentless desire to improve yourself, your team, and your organization;
  • A collaborative and creative mentality;
  • Knowledge of SACCO/community owned bank operations desired;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with diverse set of key stakeholders.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing – Experience in GLI considered an asset;
  • Background in gender inclusion, diversity and mainstreaming.

We encourage candidates who have some but not all of the above qualifications to apply. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will be expected to spend the first few months working at Ensibuuko’s home office in Kampala, Uganda with subsequent travel to other locations within or outside of Uganda as need may arise.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Portfolio Fellow

Type: Business , Impact Investment

Role: Portfolio Fellow

Venture: MEST

Location: Accra, Ghana

Deadline: July 7 2019

 

About MEST

MEST Africa is an entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, tech incubator and community for African software entrepreneurs. MEST was created on the basis that talent is everywhere but opportunity is not. Each year, the most promising tech entrepreneurs from across the continent apply to MEST, and those selected come to Ghana for a 1-year intensive program which culminates in an investment pitch with the opportunity to receive funding and enter one of the MEST incubators.

MEST aims to create work and wealth locally by launching globally successful software companies based in Africa. Our goal is to train, support and invest in leaders who can become job creators and learn to build businesses solving real problems, that can scale.

In partnership with MEST,  as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Portfolio Fellow with MEST to work with their team in Ghana. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

A Portfolio Fellow is a partner to MEST companies. You will be the chief enabler for assigned portfolio companies to scale effectively and be a part of a team effort to ensure the overall MEST portfolio is thriving.

 

Responsibilities

As a Portfolio Fellow for MEST, your responsibilities will include:

  • Utilize knowledge and skills related to your specialization to grow assigned portfolio companies and to work across all portfolio companies as requested by other portfolio fellows;
  • Develop portfolio management skills to become a more rounded and accomplished business advisor for start ups that are scaling;
  • Work with assigned portfolio companies to diagnose and understand their tier status (current state), develop a plan for scaling effectively, guide, direct and own their growth journey including bringing in relevant internal and external stakeholders;
  • Own and manage projects within the MEST Incubator Accra, based on specific needs of the organization and candidate’s specialized skills.

 

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • 2 years of demonstrating successful use of specialized skill preferably on the continent or in an emerging market;
  • 2 years working on either frameworks for growth, venture building or investment funding;
  • 1 year experience of new market entry, business building including attracting direct investment or running own start up;
  • Your characteristics include:
    • Proactive : Problem solver : Persistent : Can do attitude : Team player, able to recognize and utilize others strengths : Willing and eager to learn : Good communication skills;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with diverse set of key stakeholders.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing. Experience in GLI is an asset;
  • Background in gender inclusion, diversity and mainstreaming.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Marketing & Communications Manager

Type: Marketing; Communications

Role: Marketing & Communications Manager

Venture: African Management Initiative (AMI)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July, 7 2019

 

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.

In partnership with AMI, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Communications & Marketing Manager with AMI to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

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.

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

 

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.

 

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 with rock-solid integrity.

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in marketing and communications, with at least 3 years in B2B , OR minimum 4 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.

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Data and Learning Specialist

Type: Technical Development

Role: Data and Learning Specialist

Venture: African Management Initiative

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July, 7 2019

About African Management Initiative

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.

In partnership with AMI, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Data and Learning Specialist with AMI to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

At AMI, we are young company that is obsessed with driving impact at scale in a way that is sustainable and will allow us to keep doing It for a long time to come. This mission means that we need to remain innovative while operating at a budget that would make those Silicon Valley Learning Teachers faint. We are able to do this by hiring young, talented team members in the areas in which we operate and using our internal talent, networks and partners to help us train and grow our team to be world leaders. EWB fellows play an important role in helping us to build our internal systems and tools and train our local teams on international best practice.

The ideal candidate in this role will be someone who is passionate about data and interested in being a mentor to a passionate product team. You are adept at using large data sets to interrogate learning outcomes within online and blended learning programmes, finding opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. You need to need be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams.

 

Responsibilities

As a Data and Learning Specialist for AMI, your responsibilities will include:

  • Informing the company strategy through core data collection, analysis, visualisation and reporting.
    • Support in the identification of correct data sets and variables required to meet AMI’s impact and learning strategy
    • Manage the collection and analysis of large sets of data across core activities (sales, programme implementation, product feedback)
    • Identify data-analytic problems that offer the greatest opportunities to the organisation and communicate findings to stakeholders using visualisation and other means.
  • Contribute to AMI roadmap / design for core data collection, analysis and visualisation tools (for core learning app)

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

Skills & Qualifications

You must have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. You should have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes. 

 

  • Technical qualifications / experience: (required)

 

    •  We’re looking for someone with 4-3 years of experience manipulating data sets and building statistical models,
    •  Has a Masters or PHD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative field,
    • Experience with core relevant languages, architectures and machine learning techniques
    • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
    • Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques. (nice to have)
    •  Experience with distributed data/computing tools: Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, MySQL, etc. (nice to have)
    • Experience analyzing data from 3rd party providers: Google Analytics, Site Catalyst, Coremetrics, Adwords, Crimson Hexagon, Facebook Insights, etc.
    • Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using: Periscope, Business Objects, D3, etc.

 

 

  • General skills / experience (required)

 

        • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques
        • Motivated, self-starter, independent worker
        • Strong problem-solving skills
        • Proven interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams
        • Able to communicate with audiences using multiple channels such as engaging presentations and training exercises, interesting and relevant reports and other written materials. 
        • Strong data ‘translation,’ visualisation and creative presentation skills to communicate results to people without technical backgrounds.

 

 

  • Contextual knowledge (desired)

 

    • Relevant experience working on MEL frameworks – managing data within a learning, online learning, blended learning or relevant programmatic MEL context
    • Demonstrated ability to use monitoring and evaluation findings to inform adjustments to program in order to maximize project effectiveness.

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Gender Project Officer

Type: Impact Measurement

Role: Gender Project Officer

Venture: PEG Africa

Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About PEG Africa

PEG 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 nearly $50 million and has 450 full-time staff across Ghana and Ivory Coast.

In partnership with PEG Africa, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Gender Projects Officer with PEG Africa to work with their team in Côte d’Ivoire. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

After great success rolling out a Gender Action Plan in PEG’s operations in Ghana, we are seeking a Gender Projects Officer to continue this work in Côte d’Ivoire. We are looking for a passionate self-starter, with a keen interest in promoting gender equality within the operations of a social enterprise in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Responsibilities

As a Gender Projects Officer for PEG Africa, your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct a gender analysis of PEG’s internal operations (both at HQ and in the field), offer and implement recommendations for improvement, and provide a sustainability plan; support building PEG’s capacity to report on gender achievements in line with SDG 5: Gender Equality and Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy;
  • Work with the Human Resources team to develop strategies and policies with a gender-inclusive lens and using PEG Ghana’s policies as examples, around hiring and retention and gender capacity-building amongst staff; Create strategies to mirror success of PEG Ghana in developing female talent and leadership within the organisation and apply lessons learned to Côte d’Ivoire’s office;
  • Work with the sales department to develop strategies to target female customers, and increase the number of female sales agents working for the organisation; review PEG Ghana’s strategy for this and customize it for the Côte d’Ivoire office;
  • Collaborate with any other departments that may benefit from looking at challenges or opportunities with a gendered lens.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, gender studies, or other related field required;
  • Some experience in gender mainstreaming or gender-focused program management required;
  • Ability to navigate politically sensitive terrain and maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to effectively communicate cross-culturally;
  • A keen interest in working in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • French & English language skills required.

Desirable

  • Some experience creating gender-inclusive, safe spaces;
  • Some experience in prevention of bullying and harassment;
  • Some experience in leadership training;
  • Awareness of gender context in Côte d’Ivoire.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

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Grants & Competitions Associate

Type: Fundraising

Role: Grants & Competitions Associate

Venture: PEG Africa

Location: Accra, Ghana

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About PEG Africa

PEG 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 nearly $50 million and has 450 full-time staff across Ghana and Ivory Coast.

In partnership with PEG Africa, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Grants & Competition with PEG Africa to work with their team in Ghana. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

You are passionate about the development of social enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa. You possess high quality writing skills and have strong business acumen, with the ability to collaborate with different stakeholders, both internal and external to PEG.

 

Responsibilities

The role involves managing grants and competition applications for PEG Africa. As a fast-growing social enterprise, the expectation is that the successful candidate will be willing and able to perform any tasks related to the below duties, as required:

  • Communicate with grantees/organizations on clarifications, follow-up, any information support or related requirements;
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders on understanding business fit to draft grant proposals and competition applications;
  • Track and prepare a calendar for grant opportunities and associated deadlines;
  • Research and identify grant opportunities based on funding amount needed, location, and organization project;
  • Identify all requirements of grant to ensure all necessary attachments are submitted on time;
  • Take part in subsequent processes around activities, such as due diligence and impact monitoring.

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Demonstrated writing ability, preferably with professional experience in grants and competition writing;
  • Strong business acumen, with the ability to understand Profit and Loss (PnL), or the desire to learn;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal abilities, with the ability to collaborate with different stakeholders across the organisation;
  • Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

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Investment Officer

Type: Impact Investing

Role: Investment Officer

Organization: EWB Ventures

Location: Accra, Ghana

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada Ventures

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 EWB Ventures, supporting all aspects of EWB’ social venture portfolio, including network building, deal sourcing, analysis, due diligence, transaction closing/process management, and providing support to our portfolio of ventures. The role will be highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing, consulting, and entrepreneurship, focusing on early-stage businesses that have the potential to systemic change for the benefit of the underserved in new, untested ways.

This opportunity is tailored to candidates looking to make an impact in shaping a highly innovative model in disrupting poverty. We are looking someone who has the courage to question the status quo and ask difficult questions, yet has the humility to listen and commit to personal growth through honest self-assessment. This is a unique opportunity to invest time in acquiring transferable investing skills in an unconventional business setting, and the most suitable candidate is someone who has an intrinsic business acumen and a demonstrated ability to adapt across multiple environments.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Consult with Venture Gender Inclusion Specialist to build Gender Lens Investing Strategy;
  • Use Gender Score from EWB as baseline as GLI strategy is built and implemented with particular emphasis on applying a gender lens to identify new and/or untapped markets, increase productivity, effectively mitigate risks and costs, enhance economic empowerment of marginalized groups including women and identify opportunities to increase female talent and leadership within EWB Ventures;
  • Research and identify relevant social enterprises, investment partners, and opportunities in the impact investing space across West Africa;
  • Prepare and present key deal materials including initial investment summaries and investment memos and gender assessment;
  • Support portfolio management, including capital raising, financial modeling, network building, monitoring and reporting;
  • Research and develop thought pieces around key themes or sectors, sharing lessons within EWB and externally via blogs/social media; and
  • Other duties, as developed by the team.

 

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required

  • Passion for entrepreneurship and commitment to alleviating poverty;
  • Intellectual curiosity and a strong desire to learn;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Highly motivated, with ability to work proactively and independently;
  • Ability to work well with people from different countries and cultures and amenability to working with different time zones in an efficient manner;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently;
  • 2+ years of professional experience.

 

Preferred

  • Experience conducting market and company research;
  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing – Experience in GLI considered an asset;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Experience living/working in a developing economy – Sub-Saharan Africa considered a plus;
  • Advanced degree (MBA or equivalent);
  • Professional experience in Business/Finance, Management Consulting, International Development, or Entrepreneurship.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

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Data Scientist

Type: Engineering, Technology Development

Role: Data Scientist

Venture: Maisha Meds

Location: Kisumu, Kenya

Deadline:  July 7 2019

 

About Maisha Meds

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries are counterfeit or substandard. Maisha Meds is helping to address this problem in East Africa.

We help small, local pharmacies partner with vetted suppliers to ensure high quality medicines are stocked and sold. We also offer working capital to pharmacies to help them grow their businesses.

We do this through an Android app that helps pharmacies manage inventory as well as serve as a point-of-sales tool. Our software is used by hundreds of pharmacies in Kenya to support hundreds of thousands of patients each year. We’re rapidly expanding our user base and currently expanding to neighboring countries.

In partnership with Maisha Meds, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada) , you will be placed as Data Scientist with Maisha Meds to work their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

We’ve got a ton of data about medications and pharmaceutical sales, and we’re looking for someone to help us make sense of it. Are certain anti-malarial medications over-prescribed? What would be the most effective contraceptive to subsidize? Are pharmacies selling the right products to the right people? We’d love to work with you to find out!

 

Responsibilities

As a data scientist for Maisha Meds, your responsibilities will include:

  • Building meaningful models from datasets 
  • Designing experiments to guide and improve features and products 
  • Creating and maintaining robust data science infrastructure 
  • Building visualizations and dashboards for easy interpretation of data

 

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

 

  • 4+ years of experience in quantitative analysis (preferably in an engineering or product role);
  • Background in statistics, math, or other technical field;
  • Experience with common analysis tools (we like SQL and Python);
  • Demonstrable familiarity with code and programming concepts;
  • Independent initiative – figure out what we might be missing and design experiments to answer your questions;
  • Experience building statistical models from messy datasets;
  • Good at communicating results to non-technical audiences;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders.
  • (Bonus) Experience with analyzing pharmaceutical, health care, or marketing data;

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

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Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Type: Engineering, Technology Development

Role: Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Venture: Maisha Meds

Location: Kisumu, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

About Maisha Meds

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries are counterfeit or substandard. Maisha Meds is helping to address this problem in East Africa.

We help small, local pharmacies partner with vetted suppliers to ensure high quality medicines are stocked and sold. We also offer working capital to pharmacies to help them grow their businesses.

We do this through an Android app that helps pharmacies manage inventory as well as serve as a point-of-sales tool. Our software is used by hundreds of pharmacies in Kenya to support hundreds of thousands of patients each year. We’re rapidly expanding our user base and currently expanding to neighbouring countries.

Maisha Meds aims to leverage technology to solve problems that affect millions across sub-Saharan Africa. Though we can’t offer you catered meals like in Silicon Valley, we can offer you an opportunity to drive real, quantifiable change that literally saves lives. We’re dedicated to our work and care deeply about our product’s impact. You’ll join our small and friendly team to grow Maisha Meds into a company serving tens of millions of people.

Our company is based in Kisumu and we’d love to have you join us on-site (but we’re flexible about remote work for the right candidate).

In partnership with Maisha Meds, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada) , you will be placed  as a Senior Full Stack Software with Maisha Meds  to work their team in Uganda. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

About You

We’ve got a ton of data about medications and pharmaceutical sales, and we’re looking for someone to help us build web-based dashboards to visualize the data. These dashboards will be software products for users of the Android app to visualize and export their data.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Building a new backend to serve data from a legacy Postgres database;
  • Building a frontend to visually display charts, graphs, and other representations of data;
  • Communicating achievements as it relates to the health and well-being of women and girls.

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

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience of building customer-facing web applications;
  • Experience with a modern web framework (we prefer Django or Rails);
  • History of writing clean, well-documented code and automated tests;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with diverse set of key stakeholders (our team is a mix of people from Kenya and other countries).

Application Inquiries

Application Instructions

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Matunda Hub Fellow

Type: Business,Engineering,  Marketing, Operations, Communications

Role: Matunda Hub Fellow

Venture: Matunda Hub

Location: Soroti, Uganda.

Deadline:  July 7 2019

 

About Matunda Hub

Matunda Hub is an Agribusiness Incubator based in Soroti, Eastern Uganda, to nurture and empower youth to transform their business ideas into fruitful businesses by providing entrepreneurship capacity building, coaching, mentorship and access to seed funding and like-minded stakeholders. We are geared towards championing the creation of competitive enterprises and develop the start-up ecosystem through focusing on the fruit value chains (orange, mango, pineapple, passion fruit).For self-sustainability, we are processing fruits into dried fruit snacks under Matunda Ventures Ltd. and our brand Ejijim. We seek to develop and sell fruit products that disrupt the market and provide above-average income for their producers.

In partnership with Matunda Hub,  as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada) , you will be placed with Matunda Hub to work their team in Uganda. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

At Matunda Hub, we envision a world where every young person in Uganda has the opportunity to be employed or self-employed to pursue a decent living. As a start-up, we believe in and build upon innovative and disrupting approaches to solve social and economic problems, such as unemployment, poverty and skills redundancy, as a key to impact and change. We are therefore looking for a hands-on, creative and open-minded candidate to support our social venture.

We are currently seeking Fellows to work in one or more of the following departments:

  • Business Development Support: Coaching & Mentorship for Incubatees
  • Engineering: Research & Development of Solar Drying Technology
  • Communication: Product and Social Media Marketing
  • Talent Management: Human Resources, Personal Development, Team building
  • Operations: Supply chain, logistics, quality standards
  • Market Development & Sales: Dried Fruit Snacks & other related products

 

Responsibilities

As a Fellow for Matunda Hub, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the agribusiness incubator and/or agro-processing arm in streamlining business operations towards improved efficiency and service delivery;
  • Working in selected or cross-cutting departments to support overall company growth;
  • Providing Business Development Support services for incubatees and partners.

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

 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Masters or Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in any relevant field;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Intercultural sensitivity and adaptability to new environments;
  • Confident and self-motivated;
  • Open-mindedness to work in a start-up environment;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with diverse set of key stakeholders.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing. Experience in GLI is an asset;
  • Background in gender inclusion, diversity and mainstreaming.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

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Story-telling Associate

Type: Communications

Role: Story-telling Associate

Venture: Kumasi Hive

Location: Kumasi, Ghana

Deadline:  July 7 2019

 

About Kumasi Hive

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 yearly basis, Kumasi Hive train over 1000 youth to acquire competent and employable skills in both business and technical skills. We help build and support, on the average, 50 social impact focused start-ups and businesses with business supporting services.  Using technology as an enabler, the Hive 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.

In partnership with Kumasi Hive,  as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada , you will be placed as a Story-telling Associate  with Kumasi Hive team with their team in Ghana.. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

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 Story-teller/communicator to work with the media 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, stakeholders, students and customers.  

This role requires a deep collaboration with project leaders, media team members, startups and technical team 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 impact stories and refining communication 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

As a Story-telling Associate for Kumasi Hive, your responsibilities will include:

  1. Develop, support and promote company goals, including message development, social media content creation and media outreach;
  2. Capture, distil and communicate projects/initiatives direction and disseminate amongst employees and customers in narrative form. Landing via email, web, video, podcasts, events and social channels;
  3. Capture, distill and communicate the specific impact services have on young women and marginalized groups. Landing via email, web, video, podcasts, events and social channels;
  4. Connect narratives in a way that speaks to funding stakeholders including speaking to how our initiatives support SDGs, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance policy;
  5. Orchestrate and land company narrative across communications and marketing channels to the customer in a way that articulates new, desirable realities for the customer;
  6. Build the narratives that transverses paid advertising into social amplification maximizing conversions and engagement rates;
  7. Collaborate with teams inside the organization and across the company to gather data and content for communications and presentations;
  8. Build and maintain relationships with journalists, bloggers, investors and customer audiences that will help advance our work;
  9. Identify target audiences and create strategies to effectively engage them;
  10. Partner with leadership team to empower employees through storytelling;
  11. Develop strong measurement goals and use data to determine efficacy of vehicles for engagement;
  12. 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

  • Passion for communication, technology and social impact;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the big picture;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Deep understanding of story structure, history of storytelling and use of storytelling across cultures;
  • Familiarity with modern mediums & channels; Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook Blogging, Youtube, Instagram, Reddit, Podcast;
  • 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

  • BA/BS in Journalism, Marketing, or Communications (or equivalent);
  • 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);
  • Familiarity with the SDGs and Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy;
  • Background in gender inclusion, diversity and mainstreaming;
  • Expertise with online platforms: content management systems for web, e-newsletter services, podcast, infographics and social media.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

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Finance Fellow

Type: Business,

Role: Finance Fellow

Venture: KWANGU KWAKO LIMITED

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Kwangu Kwako Limited

Kwangu Kwako Limited enhance and save lives through providing improved housing to families living in informal settlements and low-income areas of Kenya. Our product is a simple, modular precast structure made by local people from locally available materials.

Our proposal is different because it benefits all the stakeholders, tenants, the community and also to the landlord/investor. It is our belief that other solutions have been slow to gain significant traction because they were not attractive to the major stakeholders who control 86% of the land – the landlords. Kwangu Kwako provide a solution that is attractive to the landlords AND significantly improves housing for the tenants. In addition to this, the landlords themselves will be investing in the solution thereby securing buy-in and self-financing of the improvement.    

We have completed our concept phase and are embarking on our implementation phase. This is an exciting time to join Kwangu Kwako but will need a very special person. Being a small company about to scale, we need to set up processes, procedures, you will need to be flexible as new challenges will arise each day. There is no manual, few processes. We outsource basic accounting and the founders do the rest at the moment. It will be for you to take a look at the current state and help us set up finance systems and processes for the business to grow into. There will be lots of ambiguity at first, lots of autonomy, and lots of fun. If the thought of that excites you then let’s talk.

This will be a period of huge transformation for us and the successful candidate will be pivotal in fast-tracking us to success. We need to quickly become an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts. We are about to move from small production volumes to full scale commercial production in less than 12 months.

In partnership with Kwangu Kwako, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Finance Fellow with Kwangu Kwako to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

Kwangu Kwako seeks a dynamic, experienced and imaginative financial mind to develop innovative solutions to set the standards/processes and long term effectiveness of our financial team and financial sustainability to impact way beyond the period of the fellowship. You will design, test, and project manage, the implementation of solutions to improve critical internal financial services. An immediate need is to help us formulate new and innovative customer finance products for our high ticket sales. Nothing exists at the moment that fits with our customers’ ability to pay and provide security. We have lots of ideas but need a tenacious and dynamic mind to help us find that missing gem of an idea that breaks the mould for us.  There will also be the fun of translating the founders clunky, overly complex demonstration of Excel chaos in many areas! You will need to be flexible and adaptable to an ever-changing business. Your work will have a significant impact on the growth of Kwangu Kwako, not just from a day-to-day perspective, but also in terms of environmental, social and economic impact for residents of informal settlements.

 

Responsibilities

As a Finance Fellow for Kwangu Kwako Limited, your responsibilities will include:

  • Setting up our financial protocols and procedures and also our finance team;
  • You will almost have a blank canvas to set the landscape for our future in terms of finance;
  • We also need help with funding and investor pitches and diligence, modelling, etc. Basically everything from accounts payable to strategic financial planning. You will help to source, design and potentially mobilise a whole new finance team, capacity build and then leave a highly functioning group that can take the company to the next level of expansion.

Key Result Areas: (Measurable goals)

  • Work directly with a Co-Founder to develop and deliver improvements in the finance/procurement/investor and donor relationship areas;
  • Liaise with Venture Gender Inclusion Specialist to coordinate efforts to increase Kwangu Kwako Limited’s gender score (tasks will include applying a gender lens to identify new and/or untapped markets, increase productivity, effectively mitigate risks and costs, enhance economic empowerment of marginalized groups including women, identify opportunities to increase female talent and leadership within Kwangu Kwako Limited.
  • By the end of the fellowship:
    • Business model refined, improved, investor-friendly in terms of presentation and data;
    • Business model supports Kwangu Kwako Limited ability to improve its score on the EWB Gender Score Card;
    • Business and project budget and cash flow systems, tracking and projection in place and operational;
    • Effective inventory and project cost control and management systems in place;
    • 2-3 new customer finance products designed, tested and hopefully funded.

 

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

 

The Fellow will need the following qualities:

  • Have travelled independently in developing countries and demonstrable ability to navigate in challenging communities. Your work will involve you working independently in Nairobi’s informal settlements at times. You need to have a strong instinct, humanity, humility and be resoundingly streetwise;
  • Excellent analytical skills – data collection, statistics, data modelling. Highly skilled in Excel and preferably experience of Quickbooks;
  • Project management experience – how to manage projects, break down problems, develop methodologies, frameworks and develop implementation plans;
  • Human centered design skills – understanding and working with our teams and communities, how to get to the why rather than the what and developing design and process innovations from this information;
  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing – Experience in GLI considered an asset;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders
  • Resoundingly pragmatic;
  • Hold a continuous, restless desire to improve yourself, your project teams, and your organization;
  • The ability to conceive, design, test, evaluate potential solutions and implement recommendations;
  • A collaborative mentality;
  • Deep-rooted empathy and humility;
  • Powerful communications skills – particularly in presenting ideas.

More qualitatively, we are looking for people who have the desire to take on a whole new challenge in a whole new context, a tenacity and drive to keep going in the face of frustrations and set-backs inevitable in working in a developing country and in a small company. We believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change and we seek people who believe their skills will deliver that transformation.  

Educational & Experience

  • Degree in Finance or similar. Minimum 3 years (preferably 5) work experience in a similar area and deliverables;
  • Experience working independently in an unstructured environment;
  • Experience in the Africa environment and/or as an independent traveler will be an added advantage.

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Research & Development & Product Fellow

Type: Engineering

Role: Research & Development & Product Fellow

Venture: KWANGU KWAKO LIMITED

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Kwangu Kwako Limited

Kwangu Kwako Limited enhance and save lives through providing improved housing to families living in informal settlements and low-income areas of Kenya. Our product is a simple, modular precast structure made by local people from locally available materials.

Our proposal is different because it benefits all the stakeholders, tenants, the community and also to the landlord/investor. It is our belief that other solutions have been slow to gain significant traction because they were not attractive to the major stakeholders who control 86% of the land – the landlords. Kwangu Kwako provide a solution that is attractive to the landlords AND significantly improves housing for the tenants. In addition to this, the landlords themselves will be investing in the solution thereby securing buy-in and self-financing of the improvement.    

We have completed our concept phase and are embarking on our implementation phase. This is an exciting time to join Kwangu Kwako but will need a very special person. Being a small company about to scale, we need to set up processes, procedures, you will need to be flexible as new challenges will arise each day. There is no manual, few processes. We outsource basic accounting and the founders do the rest at the moment. It will be for you to take a look at the current state and help us set up finance systems and processes for the business to grow into. There will be lots of ambiguity at first, lots of autonomy, and lots of fun. If the thought of that excites you then let’s talk.

This will be a period of huge transformation for us and the successful candidate will be pivotal in fast-tracking us to success. We need to quickly become an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts. We are about to move from small production volumes to full scale commercial production in less than 12 months

In partnership with Kwangu Kwako, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Research & Development and Product Design Fellow with Kwangu Kwako to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

Kwangu Kwako seeks a dynamic, experienced and imaginative design mind to develop innovative solutions, with a gender lens, to set the standards/processes and long-term effectiveness of our products and operations to impact way beyond the period of the fellowship. You will almost have a blank canvas to set the landscape for our future in terms of research and development and product design (R&D/PD). We also need help with funding this facility so you will need the ability to support the directors and Technical Team Lead on investor pitches and modelling, etc.

Basically, everything from designing a concrete panel to a whole new manufacturing facility. You will be the R&D/PD team supporting the Technical Team Lead. You will help to source, design and mobilise a Kenyan R&D/PD team, capacity build and then leave a highly functioning group that can take the company to the next level of expansion.

 

Responsibilities

As a Research and Development and Product Design Fellow for Kwangu Kwako Limited, your responsibilities will include:

  • Finding a cost effective, structurally sound, energy efficient, 2 storey solution for $1000 KES per room;
  • Improving the construction process by off-site manufacture and removing the need for site welding – modifying our doors and windows to facilitate this;
  • Looking for a suitable ventilation solution that accommodates the customer’s aversion to draughts;
  • Finding effective working at height access solutions for informal settlement environments;
  • Designing effective trolley solutions for transporting our panels and materials the last 2-500m in informal area;
  • Designing a product design and testing facility, sourcing equipment and tools, etc;  
  • Researching automated manufacturing methods and making a recommendation;
  • Research gender-specific needs of tenants to ensure spaces are safe, inclusive, accessible and dignified.

 

Key Result Areas: (Measurable goals)

For a successful fellowship – develop and deliver by the end of the year, as a minimum, the following:

  • Design an affordable two storey house solution;
  • Worked with the team to deliver a minimum of $100k R&D funding;
  • Delivered viable solutions to reduce the cost per house by 20%;
  • A complete set of standard drawings and details for tested and analysed designs and solutions. Ensuring buildability and safety;
  • All goals need to demonstrate consideration of specific gender needs as it relates to safety, inclusivity, accessibility and dignified.

 

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

The Fellow will need the following qualities:

  • Have travelled independently in developing countries and demonstrable ability to navigate in challenging communities. Your work will involve you working independently in Nairobi’s informal settlements at times. You need to have a strong instinct, humanity, humility and be resoundingly streetwise;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Project management experience – how to manage projects, break down problems, develop methodologies, frameworks and develop implementation plans;
  • Human centered design skills – understanding and working with our teams, how to get to the why rather than the what and developing design and process innovations from this information;
  • Knowledge of inclusive design;
  • Resoundingly pragmatic;
  • Hold a continuous, restless desire to improve yourself, your project teams, and your organization;
  • The ability to conceive, design, test, evaluate potential solutions and implement recommendations;
  • A collaborative mentality;
  • Deep-rooted empathy and humility;
  • Powerful communications skills – particularly in presenting ideas.

 

For this specific role, we seek talent preferably with a background in project management, civil or industrial engineering, and manufacturing. More qualitatively, we are looking for people who have the desire to take on a whole new challenge in a whole new context, a tenacity and drive to keep going in the face of frustrations and set-backs inevitable in working in a developing country and in a new company. We believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change and we seek people who believe their skills will deliver that transformation.  

 

Educational & Experience

  • Degree in Engineering or similar. Minimum 3 years (preferably 5) work experience in a similar area. P. Eng Certification would be an asset but is not necessary;
  • Experience in Engineering software – Solidworks, Autodesk, AutoCad;
  • Experience working independently in an unstructured environment;
  • Experience in the Africa environment and/or as an independent traveler will be an advantage.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Business Analyst

Type: Business

Role: Business Analyst

Venture: FarmDrive

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About FarmDrive

At FarmDrive, our mission is to invest in smallholder farmers (SHFs) by continuously innovating digital financial services that meet their needs. We fuse data analytics, technology and operational efficiency to provide productive mobile loans to SHF in partnership with financial service providers (FSPs)- banks and MNOs. Our expertise is developing alternative credit scoring models, designing mobile loan products that work for SHFs and automated portfolio management support services. We leverage the mobile phone infrastructure, and data analytics to make sure the benefits of capital stretch all the way to SHFs while significantly improving portfolio bottom line for FSPs.

In partnership with FarmDrive, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Business Analyst with FarmDrive to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.Now is an exciting time to join a small but fast-growing team where you will play a major role in shaping FarmDrive’s future!

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

FarmDrive is looking for a detail-oriented, adaptable analyst to identify further opportunities and future projects for FarmDrive. 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.

 

Responsibilities

As a Business Analyst for FarmDrive, your responsibilities will include:

  • Help build strategic business analysis systems and models to support investment decisions, marketing and growth initiatives, product development and strategic planning;
  • Liaise with Venture Gender Inclusion Specialist to coordinate efforts increase Farm Drive’s gender score (tasks will include applying a gender lens to identify new and/or untapped markets, increase productivity, effectively mitigate risks and costs, enhance economic empowerment of marginalized groups including women, identify opportunities to increase female talent and leadership within FarmDrive;
  • Analyze and present recommendations/process changes/new initiatives to management using insights derived from operational data;
  • Develop an intimate understanding of the financial and operational levers of FarmDrive’s operations in Kenya;
  • Create and update models around different operational protocols and research insights including a gender-lens Create and update models around special projects, investments and future plans;
  • Contribute to measurement and evaluation of different projects across the company and include gender metrics;
  • 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 and growth, distribution, operations management;
  • Draft and publish internal and external presentations and product collateral;
  • Other tasks as requested.

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, SQL and modelling;
  • Experience with grants/awards/business case competitions desirable;
  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing. Experience in GLI considered an asset;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Excellent time management skills and detail-oriented;
  • Passionate about social change. You want to work on things that make an impact on the world;
  • Be a strong communicator. You are able to translate business requirements and data insights into non-technical, layman’s terms;
  • Curiosity and knowledge of technical and product innovation and trends;
  • You ask great questions and you bring fresh ideas to the table;
  • You are comfortable in a high-paced, rapidly iterating, ambiguous environment, and can respond to urgent requests;
  • Be independent, entrepreneurial and take initiative;
  • Experience investigating unstructured problems and answering questions with data; and a history of creating dynamic reporting and data visualizations for technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Checked ego, humble, empathetic, collaborative, service-oriented attitude of “user first”;
  • You enjoy and appreciate collaboration with others – startup is a team sport. Everyone contributes to get the job done. You’re a very hard-worker and not afraid to ask for help;
  • You have integrity, are reliable, efficient, trustworthy, self-driven and thirsty for new knowledge.

 

Ultimately, what really matters is you are excited by the prospect of building new products to increase the availability of capital to smallholder farmers across the globe.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Chief Technical Officer

Type: Engineering, Operations

Role: Chief Technical Officer

Venture: ENERGY GENERATION

Location: Accra, Ghana

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About ENERGY GENERATION

Energy Generation is an organization which supports young Africans in addressing their generation’s challenges through entrepreneurship and technological innovation, focusing on access to energy issues.

2016, we set up the first training center offering an intensive one-year training program for entrepreneurship in the field of energy in Lome, Togo.  Since then, Energy Generation has trained young entrepreneurs from 12 different countries.

Energy Generation is at a turning point of its history, pivoting and scaling. Starting October 2019, we aim at opening a second training center in Ghana, welcoming 100 students every year and delivering high standard graduate courses on entrepreneurship for development.

In partnership with Energy Generation, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Chief Technical Officer with Energy Generation to work with their team in Ghana. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

 

About You

As Energy Generation is a young fast evolving structure, we are looking for passionate and skilled candidates to join our team. We look for people who share our vision and are eager to make a real impact. The ideal candidates must be autonomous, flexible and above all proactive in carrying out their missions. A strong team spirit, good resistance to stress and the ability to manage unexpected events are also valuable.

Responsibilities

As a Chief Technical Officer Manager at ENERGY GENERATION, your responsibilities will include:

Training programs design

  • Design technical trainings to be delivered in the frame of graduate courses;
  • Design other technical trainings addressed to young entrepreneurs;
  • Assist our students and project holders in developing they prototypes.
  • Ensure a gender lens is applied in all technical trainings and development of prototypes such that it attracts young women and other marginalized groups to build their skillset and therefore increase their economic opportunities

Training programs management

  • Manage relationships with trainers and professional experts, assist them in the development of training contents with consideration of gender needs;
  • Manage partnerships with companies and universities;
  • Set expectations of code of conduct as it relates to how they interact with trainees to provide an inclusive, encouraging, safe space for learning (this will include developing policies and guidelines around code of conduct, sexual assault, harassment and bullying;
  • Design and moderate technical trainings with gender inclusive and intersectional approach;
  • Ensure a technical follow-up of incubated project’s achievements, especially during the prototyping phase;
  • Document achievements as it relates to how many people have benefited from the training; collect disaggregated data to create baseline of who has benefited from training including women and other marginalized groups.

Makerspace development

  • Implement the Makerspace development plan;
  • Lead discussions with technical and financial partners;
  • Provide technical support to the Makerspace’s users.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Master degree in Engineering (generalist, mechanical, electrical or energy engineering);
  • Previous work experiences in a research and development department;
  • Fluency in written and oral English and French;
  • Mastery of 3D design software considered an asset;
  • Background in gender inclusion, diversity and mainstreaming;
  • Ability to develop policies related to code of conduct;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Experiences in Africa and/or as an entrepreneur are highly valuable;
  • Knowledge of access to energy and education issues in Africa would be appreciated;
  • Team player, committed and result-oriented.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Monitoring & Evaluation Associate

Type: Impact Measurement

Role: Monitoring & Evaluation Associate

Venture: The Innovation Village

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About The Innovation Village  

The Innovation Village is Uganda’s launchpad for leading innovators and entrepreneurs; a place that gives entrepreneurs an environment to grow their ideas to market. Our community brings together key players from start-ups, global brands, government agencies, academic institutions, incubators and accelerators to create an entrepreneurial density like no other in Uganda. Our core strategy is designed to support economic growth and job creation in Africa in a commercially sustainable way, with the vision of deepening the application of technology in social economic transformation.


In partnership with Innovation Village,  as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada, you will be placed as a Monitoring & Evaluation Associate with The Innovation Village team in Uganda. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

The M&E Associate will be the primary on-the-ground staff member delivering M&E technical and project management support to various M&E activities. The M&E Associate will support the development and evolution of organizational performance management framework as well as specific pillar M&E needs to ensure the quality, and effectiveness of program implementation. The Associate will provide assistance to the program staff in developing performance monitoring plans and results frameworks during program design and implementation, creating M&E system, processes and tools, contributing to measuring, analyzing, and reporting results. This is an entry-level position.

 

Responsibilities

As a Monitoring and Evaluation Associate for The Innovation Village, your responsibilities will include:

  • Regular field visits and meetings;
  • In–field supervision of key M&E activities;
  • Quality–control and supervision of data entry;
  • In–field follow–up on errors;
  • Hire and develop M&E data collectors where necessary;
  • Conduct regular trainings to improve skills of data collectors;
  • Data analysis to draw both early and final conclusions and actionable recommendations
  • Support staff members in setting up systems for M&E;
  • Assist with the design and development of forms and questionnaires for data collection and analysis;
  • Assist with data collection and analysis;
  • Assist with research and writing or editing;
  • Assist with data management and cleaning, and quality control;
  • Support the team through various administrative duties.

 

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

 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Have a relevant graduate degree  or have equivalent relevant experience;
  • Prior field–based M&E experience;
  • Have excellent writing and analytical skills;
  • Have a high level of computer literacy;
  • Have advanced quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistical programs and Excel;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required;
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines required; Ability to adjust to  changing situations and priorities desired;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of international development issues;
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E needs;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with diverse set of key stakeholders.

 

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing. Experience in GLI considered an asset;
  • Background in gender inclusion, diversity and mainstreaming.

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further detail, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Aspire Fellow (Mechanical Design Engineer, Industrial/Process Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Database Manager)

Type: Engineering, Technology Development

Role: Aspire Fellow (Mechanical Design Engineer, Industrial/Process Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Database Manager)

Venture: Aspire Food Group Ghana

Location: Kumasi and Accra, Ghana

Deadline:  July 7, 2019

 

About Aspire Food Group

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.

In partnership with Aspire,  as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada , you will be placed with Aspire Food Group to work with their team in Ghana. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

Aspire Food Group is looking for detail-oriented, innovative and flexible professionals to support the organization in improving operational efficiency and contribute to reduced production costs and improved yields.

We are currently seeking fellows who are resourceful with experience in the following fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering with a focus on product design. Working knowledge of HVAC design and thermodynamics is a strong asset;
  • Industrial or Process Engineering with a focus on process design, automation, six sigma and lean manufacturing;
  • Full Stack Developer with a focus on developing tools for data collection, analysis, management and presentation.

The Aspire fellow’s responsibilities will include:

  • Working in a multidisciplinary environment to develop innovative solutions towards scaling up the production and expansion into a larger facility;
  • Getting a thorough understanding of systems and processes used to farm, store and process feed/insects (working across teams and with various stakeholders);
  • Supporting the overall operations and the development of an efficient and sustainable industrial farming process;
  • Working closely with the entomology team to develop an understanding of the insects biological characteristics and environmental interactions to develop solutions which support a productive output throughout the lifecycle of the insect;
  • Effectively communicating recommendations to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Executing cost-based analyses to support recommended interventions;
  • Leading the prototyping of potential solutions;
  • Identifying resources, suppliers and pathways to implement successful prototypes farm-wide and on an industrial scale;
  • Supporting procurement to execute and implement solutions given local infrastructure.

 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in the relevant fields listed above;
  • Professional experience or completed co-op terms in the relevant fields;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • High level of adaptability and flexibility;
  • Willingness to work outside of traditional 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;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing. Experience in GLI is an asset;
  • Background in gender inclusion, diversity and mainstreaming.

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Somo Fellow

Type: Business, Operations, Marketing

Role: Somo Fellow

Venture: The Somo Project

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Somo

Somo is an entrepreneurship accelerator that works in low-income urban communities. We invest in community-led initiatives and provide the resources needed to help build sustainable enterprises. Our programs include long-term support in the form of training, tailored business advising, funding, and assistance with market access. We believe that people from low-income communities are best positioned to create change in their own communities — they understand the issues that their families and neighbors are dealing with, and are committed to finding workable solutions.

In partnership with The Somo Project, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed with The Somo Project to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

We are a hands-on organization with many moving parts. The Somo Fellows Program seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization.  We currently seek Fellows to work in the following departments:

  • Marketing and Communications – Create marketing material material and help grow reach of the organization.
  • Sales – Help grow sales channels for Somo businesses.
  • Branding – Product and Service Design of Somo businesses
  • Operations – Help structure Somo operations as they scale
  • Business Consultant – work directly with Somo enterprises on strategy, financial accounting and growth.
  • Training/ Curriculum development – help develop new training techniques and curriculum for Somo’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
  • Talent, Legal, Finance, IT + Administrative Services

 

Responsibilities

As a Fellow for Somo, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working within the department to which you are assigned to help identify opportunities to drive the organization and Somo businesses forward and support growth opportunities and initiatives;
  • Facilitating smooth running of the organization in the communities it serves;
  • Assisting with the overall operations including carrying out general administrative tasks.

 

As a Somo fellow, you will work directly with entrepreneurs from low-income urban areas in Nairobi.  We have found that our fellows provide invaluable experience, and this relationship is one of the primary reasons why our entrepreneurs are able to achieve great growth milestones for their enterprises.

 

Our fellows wear multiple hats, and you will find that actually, you will also fulfil some other important roles.

  • Teacher: Teach a specific skill or knowledge (i.e. how to do a Profit & Loss using Excel);
  • Consultant: Provide a diagnostic assessment and recommendation to address a specific issue pertaining to the business;
  • Coach: Help an entrepreneur find their own solutions to achieve their goals and objectives.

 

Your role will never be to decide what is right for someone else — the community, the country, or the entrepreneur. You are, however, encouraged to share options and help the entrepreneur come to data-driven conclusions that are right for them.  

 

The specific objectives for your engagement will be specified in your Scope of Work. These will be drafted and agreed upon in collaboration with Somo team, the entrepreneurs you work with, and you. However, below are some general examples of typical objectives for your advising project:

  • Provide consistent and candid advice;
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to increase profitability;
  • Increase market access through sales and distribution strategies;
  • Increase the impact of businesses by helping them to achieve their social impact goals;
  • Analyze the entrepreneur’s business model to increase effectiveness and efficiencies;
  • Develop a network of strategic partners;
  • Help plan and implement strategies through transitional periods;
  • Develop cash flow projections that can be used for budgeting and financing;
  • Provide feedback for product improvement and marketing;
  • Provide capacity building for the Somo team and implement lessons taught in Somo classes (both Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Start-up series);
  • Help Somo staff analyze the operations and programs;
  • Source funding opportunities for the organization or Somo entrepreneurs.

 

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Masters or Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in any relevant field;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Strong time management, organizational, and prioritization skills;
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels;
  • Relentless desire to improve yourself, your team, and your organization;
  • A collaborative mentality;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with diverse set of key stakeholders.

 

Application Inquiries

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

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Senior Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineer

Type: Engineering

Role: Senior Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineer

Venture: Orkidstudio Limited

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Orkidstudio

Orkidstudio is a rapidly growing social enterprise based in Nairobi, Kenya, and working across East Africa and Zambia. Orkidstudio strives to create dignified, safe and healthy buildings through an exceptional end-to-end design and construction process, which uses local materials and promotes opportunities for women. We are seeking an experienced building systems engineer to join our expanding team.

In partnership with Orkidstudio, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as Senior MEP Engineer with Orkidstudio to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

Orkidstudio’s unique selling point in East Africa is its end-to-end service, which began with architecture and construction services. Quantity surveying quickly followed as a critical piece of toolkit, and we’ve recently taken on our first structural engineer. As the last missing piece of a truly end-to-end design-build service, we aim to catalyze the development and institutionalizing of a fully capable and diverse building systems engineering team. The EWB Fellow will be instrumental in strategizing, setting standards, and building capacity of our first MEP engineers – and further improving our award-winning design work.

 

Responsibilities

As a Senior MEP Engineer for Orkidstudio your responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare electrical, plumbing, and HVAC design calculations, specifications, and reports;
  • Oversee production of both outline and detailed design, and construction drawings;
  • Manage and mentor a team of junior engineers;
  • Compiling bills of quantities as related to mechanical, plumbing, and electrical building components;
  • Assisting architectural design through value management and value engineering including comparative cost analysis;
  • Selection of equipment for use in building systems;
  • Assisting in the production of detailed and accurate schedules;
  • Review contractor method statements and commissioning processes;
  • Review contractor shop drawings against design drawings for adherence to design intent;
  • Ensure coordination of MEP elements with themselves, and across architectural, structural, and other disciplines;
  • Review proposed fixtures and fitting to ensure standard of quality in materials;
  • Compiling of MEP specifications.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in relevant MEP Engineering field;
  • Working towards, or a Chartered or Incorporated member of a relevant professional national regulatory body in engineering;
  • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Decision-making;
  • A clear sense of direction and the ability to contribute effectively in a vibrant team environment;
  • A disciplined approach to company processes including finance and procurement procedures;
  • Diligence in maintaining company documents;
  • Highly numerate and analytical both quantitatively and qualitatively;
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve;
  • Ability to spot ambiguity and provide clarity;
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative approach;
  • Commitment to upholding the company’s social responsibility mandate;
  • A desire for transparency in both working practice and the wider construction industry;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Adaptability within a fast moving and evolving work-space;
  • Integrity.

Desirable:

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel;
  • Knowledge of multiple contract types;
  • Strong general knowledge of construction processes and building methods;
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit;
  • Experience with building systems design software, ie: Dialux;
  • Experience with sustainable water, electrical, and ventilation strategies;
  • Experience with fire suppression systems.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Orkidstudio Fellow

Type: Business, Marketing, Communications

Role: Orkidstudio Fellow

Venture: Orkidstudio Limited

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Orkidstudio

Orkidstudio is a rapidly growing social enterprise based in Nairobi, Kenya, and working across East Africa and Zambia. Orkidstudio strives to create dignified, safe and healthy buildings through an exceptional end-to-end design and construction process, which uses local materials and promotes opportunities for women. We are seeking an experienced and passionate persons with marketing and business development experience to join our expanding team.

In partnership with Orkidstudio, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed with Orkidstudio to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

Orkidstudio’s unique selling point in East Africa is its end-to-end service and human-centred process. The EWB Fellow will be instrumental in strategizing, setting standards, developing new relationships and building capacity through supporting our team – further improving our award-winning design and construction work.

Responsibilities

As a Fellow for Orkidstudio your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with a multidisciplinary team to identify opportunities in your department which support growth and work toward Orkidstudio’s vision;
  • Clear communication with clients, consultants, and other stakeholders to ensure accountability and progress of assigned tasks;
  • Finding and pursuing new market opportunities through networking, advertisement, social media, and other avenues;
  • Creation of content for project proposals;
  • Coordinating documentation of on-going and complete works;
  • Assisting with general operations.

 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in relevant field;
  • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills;
  • Decision-making;
  • A clear sense of direction and the ability to contribute effectively in a vibrant team environment;
  • Diligence in maintaining company documents;
  • Ability to think critically, problem solve, spot ambiguity and provide clarity;
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative approach;
  • Awareness of cross-cultural communication and ability to maintain constructive relationships with diverse set of key stakeholders;
  • Commitment to upholding the company’s social responsibility mandate;
  • A desire for transparency in both working practice and the wider construction industry;
  • Adaptability within a fast moving and evolving work-space;
  • Integrity.

Desirable:

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Indesign, Photoshop;
  • Graphic design experience;
  • Proposal-writing experience;
  • Knowledge of Gender Lens Investing. Experience in GLI is an asset;
  • Background in gender inclusion, diversity and mainstreaming.

Application Inquiries

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Product Manager

Type: Business

Role: Product Manager

Venture: Pawame

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July, 7 2019

 

About Pawame

Pawame provides solar home systems (SHSs) and more to off-grid communities in Africa on a rent-to-own basis. Starting from our base in Kenya we are tackling the huge challenge (opportunity!) to electrify and serve the >160 million households (70% of the population) in sub-Saharan Africa that don’t have access to grid power. Our SHS is not just cheaper, cleaner, and more convenient than traditional solutions, it’s transformation: by the time our customers have paid off their systems (after about 18 months) we are able — using technology, proprietary credit scoring and innovative payment schemes — to profitably offer them an array of life changing products and services that they would not otherwise be able to access or afford. Ultimately we aim to be not just an energy access company but a leading provider of products and services to the ‘bottom of the pyramid’, a trusted life partner for our customers, and one of the most respected consumer brands in Africa.

In partnership with Pawame, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed as a Product Manager with Pawame to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders  Canada

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

The CTO team focuses on Product, Procurement and Supply Chain.  As with most Product / Supply Chain orgs, we’re always trying to be very lean and use initiative and alternative thinking to achieve what we need to.  The role would have a lot of autonomy and flexibility, we’re looking for a smart candidate to dictate what they think works for Pawame and its strategy.  There’s field travel and opportunity to work with the other teams regularly. All in all if the ideas work for the company’s strategy we’re flexible to suit.

 

Responsibilities and Qualifications

As a Product Manager for Pawame, your responsibilities will include:

  1. Product Development.
  • Working with Marketing and Sales teams to define new product offerings that tie in with Pawame’s financing model and can utilise the existing credit profile of a existing good paying customer.  We’re currently working on Solar powered refrigeration, water pumps, water tanks, hoping to move towards pay as you go mobile phones, school fee loans.
  1. Product sampling.  
  • Performing a desktop analysis of chosen products for suitability within the Pawame portfolio, including some limited physical trails.  Basically trying to assess them and/or break them before we move to the next stage.
  1. Product pilots.  
  • Identify new / existing customers to trial a new product range / model and assess its true suitability for Pawame’s customers large scale.
  1. Test plan writing and other assessment criteria.  
  • Location of pilots, identifying key measurement criteria, measurement devices needed, working with Sales and Portfolio management teams to identify suitable customers and or geographies.
  1. Applying for grants and funding.
  • Working / leading funding applications that relate specifically to an R&D / Product event.  Whilst grants aren’t guaranteed we do try to use them where possible. Debt and company capital are also funding sources which we try not to use where we can.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility and track record of success in management consulting, strategy and planning, and/or program/project management roles with a major company;
  • Extensive experience partnering with cross functional executive teams;
  • Commercial acumen. Expert in the understanding and application of theoretical and practical approaches to business and business management;
  • Ability to analyze financial data/reports and produce actionable insights that drive of business performance, generally and in specific problem areas;
  • Ability to think strategically;
  • To think about a complex system in a holistic, integrated fashion;
  • To link strategy to implementation and develop strategically-focused plans;
  • Business strategy and planning skills;
  • Strong general management skills;
  • Comfort with information technology.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Program Evaluation Specialist

Type: M&E, Impact measurement

Role: Program Evaluation Specialist

Venture: Engineers Without Borders Canada, Monitoring & Evaluation Team

Location: Accra, Ghana

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Monitoring & Evaluation Team

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Team is responsible for measuring the outcomes of key areas of the organization’s work, especially the outcomes of our Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) project with Global Affairs Canada and our social impact investments. As a seed-stage investor, we are working to determine the best fit for purpose when it comes to evaluation. Currently we are piloting a transformative “Africa-made” evaluation in partnership with the African Evaluation Association, Donna Mertens, and venture partner M-Shule to determine ways to deepen beneficiary voice in our social impact measurement process. The VCP project evaluation includes the measurement of the results of our volunteer sending programs, venture development and venture-driven innovation, sector-based innovations, leadership skills development (Kumvana Fellows), and mobilization of Canadians around international development.

EWB is a learning organization where program evaluation is highly valued for its use in data-driven decision making, program improvement, and accountability to ultimate beneficiaries.

EWB’s overall approach to evaluation typically involves mixed methods, triangulation of data, and retrospective and longitudinal data collection. We are currently in the process of developing core evaluation principles to guide evaluation work across the organization. While still in development, they will be based on EWB’s Core Values. See the table below for how these values are being translated into evaluation principles.

EWB Core Value Description Application in Evaluation
Strive for Humility We learn by being open – open to new ideas from anywhere and anyone, and open about our mistakes. Hire and collaborate with local evaluators wherever possible; Use local evaluation approaches and methods (e.g. Made in Africa evaluation); Commit to meta-evaluation.
Address Root Causes for Impact We start by clearly defining the impact that we want to help bring about, and then think through the complexity of social change so that our actions target root causes. Adhere to the Accuracy standards of the Program Evaluation Standards from the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation to ensure our results are an accurate representation of our impact; Involve stakeholders in the development of evaluation questions, evaluation purpose, and analysis and use of data.
Dream Big & Work Hard We strive to make the impossible possible, through a combination of imagination, hard work, innovation, passion, and a willingness to take risks. Find creative ways to engage stakeholders throughout the evaluation process; innovate where necessary to create evaluations that fit the context and needs of each scenario.
Invest in People We know that true change will require a movement of socially-minded leaders. We support and invest in each other to help build this movement together. Utilize empowerment evaluation methods and provide evaluation training to capacity-build where appropriate; Seek to provide evaluation contracts, jobs, and other opportunities to evaluators from marginalized communities.
Courageously Commit All change begins within ourselves. We commit to personal growth through regular self-assessment and have the courage ask for feedback. Use transformative and culturally-responsive evaluation techniques to promote self-reflection and self-assessment with respect to our power and privilege as evaluators.
Ask Tough Questions We only improve when we ask tough questions about our past, present, and future work to determine if we are having the maximum impact for beneficiaries. Take the time to develop thoughtful evaluation questions in collaboration with stakeholders; work with project teams and stakeholders to analyze data.
Our Bottom Line: We put beneficiaries first We strive to do what they would advise us to. We help bring their voice into the rooms where they need to be heard. We stay independent to be able to stay true to their interests. Utilize transformative, culturally-responsive, participatory, and other similar evaluation methods whenever possible.

 

About You

The VCP project funded by Global Affairs Canada is a critical part of EWB’s theory of change. The volunteer-sending activities of the project are intended to increase the capacity of developing country partners to deliver sustainable development results, in response to local needs, by making use of the skills and expertise of qualified Canadian volunteers. These developing country partners span diverse sectors, business and organizational models, locations, sizes, and internal capacity for program evaluation. Importantly, though evaluative data is valuable for all of our developing country partners, many have limited evaluation expertise and/or resources, leading to underinvestment in data collection and data-driven decision-making.

It is in this context that EWB is seeking to hire a Program Evaluation Specialist to directly support our VCP developing country partners to develop and improve their program evaluation processes, and to support the overall evaluation of the VCP project.

Responsibilities

As a Program Evaluation Specialist on the EWB M&E Team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Review existing partner evaluation capacity;
  • Develop a plan for harmonizing VCP partner reporting requirements with other EWB partner reporting;
  • Prioritize partner support based on determined need;
  • Work with highest priority partners to develop evaluation plans that are right-sized for partner capacity and resources;
  • Monitor and follow up with partners to ensure sustainability of evaluation implementation;
  • Provide limited VCP evaluation support to other Long-Term Fellows;
  • Support EWB Impact Evaluation & Learning Manager to use beneficiary data appropriately in EWB’s internal evaluation processes and VCP reporting;
  • Contribute to VCP annual reporting;
  • Other related duties assigned.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Passion for evaluation and commitment to alleviating poverty;
  • 2+ years of professional experience in program evaluation, impact evaluation or social impact measurement; or university education in evaluation methods, economics, public health, education research, sociology, research methods or similar social science;
  • Demonstrated experience designing an evaluation plan;
  • Some analytical and quantitative skills, such as descriptive statistics;
  • Some qualitative data collection and analysis skills, such as interviews;
  • Familiarity with mixed methods research;
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously;
  • Comfort being managed remotely;
  • Willingness to travel within country of work, and possibly to other countries in West Africa.

Preferred:

  • Experience living/working in a developing economy – West Africa considered an asset;
  • Graduate degree;
  • Experience with survey design and implementation, interviews, data cleaning and data management;
  • Training in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience managing others;
  • Experience with Acumen’s Lean Data.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Social Impact Measurement Fellow

Role: Social Impact Measurement Fellow

Venture: Engineers Without Borders, Monitoring & Evaluation Team

Location: Flexible – either Kampala or Accra

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB)

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Monitoring & Evaluation Team

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Team is responsible for measuring the outcomes of key areas of the organization’s work, especially the outcomes of our Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) project with Global Affairs Canada and our social impact investments. As a seed-stage investor, we are working to determine the best fit for purpose when it comes to evaluation. Currently we are piloting a transformative “Africa-made” evaluation in partnership with the African Evaluation Association, Donna Mertens, and venture partner M-Shule to determine ways to deepen beneficiary voice in our social impact measurement process. The VCP project evaluation includes the measurement of the results of our volunteer sending programs, venture development and venture-driven innovation, sector-based innovations, leadership skills development (Kumvana Fellows), and mobilization of Canadians around international development.

EWB is a learning organization where program evaluation is highly valued for its use in data-driven decision making, program improvement, and accountability to ultimate beneficiaries.

EWB’s overall approach to evaluation typically involves mixed methods, triangulation of data, and retrospective and longitudinal data collection. We are currently in the process of developing core evaluation principles to guide evaluation work across the organization. While still in development, they will be based on EWB’s Core Values. See the table below for how these values are being translated into evaluation principles.

 

EWB Core Value Description Application in Evaluation
Strive for Humility We learn by being open – open to new ideas from anywhere and anyone, and open about our mistakes. Hire and collaborate with local evaluators wherever possible; Use local evaluation approaches and methods (e.g. Made in Africa evaluation); Commit to meta-evaluation.
Address Root Causes for Impact We start by clearly defining the impact that we want to help bring about, and then think through the complexity of social change so that our actions target root causes. Adhere to the Accuracy standards of the Program Evaluation Standards from the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation to ensure our results are an accurate representation of our impact; Involve stakeholders in the development of evaluation questions, evaluation purpose, and analysis and use of data.
Dream Big & Work Hard We strive to make the impossible possible, through a combination of imagination, hard work, innovation, passion, and a willingness to take risks. Find creative ways to engage stakeholders throughout the evaluation process; innovate where necessary to create evaluations that fit the context and needs of each scenario.
Invest in People We know that true change will require a movement of socially-minded leaders. We support and invest in each other to help build this movement together. Utilize empowerment evaluation methods and provide evaluation training to capacity-build where appropriate; Seek to provide evaluation contracts, jobs, and other opportunities to evaluators from marginalized communities.
Courageously Commit All change begins within ourselves. We commit to personal growth through regular self-assessment and have the courage ask for feedback. Use transformative and culturally-responsive evaluation techniques to promote self-reflection and self-assessment with respect to our power and privilege as evaluators.
Ask Tough Questions We only improve when we ask tough questions about our past, present, and future work to determine if we are having the maximum impact for beneficiaries. Take the time to develop thoughtful evaluation questions in collaboration with stakeholders; work with project teams and stakeholders to analyze data.
Our Bottom Line: We put beneficiaries first We strive to do what they would advise us to. We help bring their voice into the rooms where they need to be heard. We stay independent to be able to stay true to their interests. Utilize transformative, culturally-responsive, participatory, and other similar evaluation methods whenever possible.

 

About Strategy & Investment Team

EWB Ventures is a new 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. 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 You

EWB invests financial and human capital in seed-stage social businesses that have the potential to address root causes of poverty. Social impact measurement (SIM) is one of the defining features of impact investing, and is especially challenging at the seed-stage, where household level data is difficult to acquire. However, seed-stage businesses are also uniquely poised to pivot their business models based on beneficiary and client feedback, meaning effective evaluation is particularly critical at this stage.

While many tools, resources, and literature have been developed, SIM is still a relatively new space. This provides an opportunity for the SIM Fellow to innovate and contribute to the development of an emerging sector. Currently, EWB is finalizing a new evaluation plan to measure the social return on our investment portfolio. The role of the SIM Fellow will be to implement this evaluation plan, while simultaneously conducting meta-evaluation to iterate on and improve our evaluation design. The role is highly entrepreneurial and innovative – requiring the Fellow to implement and improve on evaluation approach that is right-sized for the impact investing space (and the S&I team) while also providing the necessary data for the S&I Team and EWB Ventures’ seed-stage entrepreneurs to make decisions.

While technically a member of the Monitoring & Evaluation Team, the Fellow will be fully integrated into the S&I Team to enable a deep understanding of EWB’s investment model and evaluation context, while being managed remotely by EWB’s Impact Evaluation and Learning Manager who is based at the national office in Toronto.

This opportunity is tailored to candidates looking to make an impact in shaping a highly innovative model in disrupting poverty, contributing to the SIM community, and de-risking seed-stage ventures through SIM. We are looking for someone who has the courage to question the status quo and ask difficult questions, yet has the humility to listen and commit to personal growth through honest self-assessment. The most suitable candidate is someone who has a background in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, experience working with marginalized groups, and a demonstrated ability to work in an East or West African context.

 

As a SIM Fellow for the S&I Team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the S&I Team to understand and contribute to the development of the EWB investment model using evaluative data;
  • Implement the impact measurement and management evaluation plan;
  • Review the quality of existing data collected from EWB ventures, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which the data can be aggregated and/or provide baseline statistics for impact evaluation;
  • Provide text and key findings to the EWB Communications Team to use in communications pieces;
  • Collect and analyze Fellow Learning Capture data;
  • Implement S&I Team data collection, analysis and reporting for compliance with EWB’s Volunteer Cooperation Program grant;
  • Facilitate S&I Team learning and improvement using evaluation results;
  • Develop evaluation infrastructure and resources for EWB as directed by the Impact Evaluation & Learning Manager;
  • Represent EWB at SIM events in your African region, such as events hosted by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Passion for evaluation and commitment to alleviating poverty;
  • 3+ years of professional experience in program evaluation, impact evaluation or social impact measurement; or graduate education in evaluation methods, economics, public health, sociology, research methods or similar social science;
  • Intellectual curiosity and a strong desire to learn;
  • Some analytical and quantitative skills, such as descriptive statistics;
  • Some qualitative data collection and analysis skills, such as interviews;
  • Familiarity with mixed methods research;
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously.

Preferred:

  • Experience living/working in a developing economy – East or West Africa a big plus;
  • Graduate degree;
  • Experience with statistical software (R or Stata a plus);
  • Familiarity with participatory research or transformative evaluation;
  • Experience with survey design and implementation, interviews, data cleaning and data management.

Application Inquiries

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Sprout Insure Fellow

Type: Business, Technology Development

Role: Sprout Insure Fellow

Venture: Sprout Insure

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Sprout Insure

Sprout Insure is an Insurtech startup that provides a platform to protect small-scale farmers from climate change risk by facilitating insurance contracts on blockchain. Less than 3% of small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to insurance. Meanwhile, climate change is increasingly exposing farmers to extreme weather. Sprout makes insurance attractive and affordable with an automated solution that works with insurance companies. Sprout is a spin-off of Annona, a social enterprise that has a wealth of experience working in global food trade from East Africa to Europe. Sprout Insure believes that blockchain can increase trust and reduce transaction costs, making financial products affordable for farmers and profitable for service providers.


In partnership with Sprout Insure, as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada), you will be placed with Sprout Insure to work with their team in Kenya. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About Engineers Without Borders Canada

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

We are looking for someone with a passion for the intersection of social business and technology to join our team at Sprout Insure. You will work directly with the CEO and Program Coordinator to match our business strategies with our technology. Projects at our organization vary from being responsible for liaising and designing with our current and future business partners to matching our product needs with our strategy and phase. You’ll be working alongside blockchain and web developers, both mobile and web, as well as external stakeholders we partner with and fund us. The EWB fellow will help us lead the direction of the product while managing the day-to-day strategic communication between partners.  

 

Responsibilities

As a Fellow at Sprout Insure, your responsibilities could be in any department. Your tasks may notably include:

    • Working within your specialization to help identify opportunities to grow insurance uptake;
    • Identifying potential project risks and elevating to senior stakeholders for mitigation and/or changes to strategy;
    • Working with the finance team to support the introduction of new financial management systems such as timesheets and project code;
    • Supporting new partnership development, through identifying, researching and supporting outreach and engagement;
    • Designing a key set of features in our Android application;
    • Managing external stakeholders through grant writing and management while collating and maintaining client information in the CRM database;
    • Launching a new sales channel to 1 million farmers with our partners.

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Blockchain or Web Technologies;
  • Ability to communicate product development needs and organize stakeholders with varying levels of familiarity with technology, from basic to expert;
  • Powerful PowerPoint or Keynote presentation creating skills;
  • A strong passion to improve yourself, your team, and your organization;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work under pressure;
  • Results-oriented attitude;
  • Ability to communicate with international stakeholders.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

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Business Operations Lead

Type: Business, Operations

Role: Business Operations Lead

Venture: Akorion Company LTD

Location: Kampala Uganda

Deadline: July 7, 2019

 

About Akorion Company LTD (Akorion)

Akorion is an ag-tech for profit company registered in Uganda to leverage ICT to digitize the agricultural value chain. Using EzyAgric (Akorion’s mobile and web platform), Akorion is efficiently delivering inclusive and data-driven access to finance, production and marketing services for farmers and agribusinesses. Since 2015, EzyAgric has provided services to over 65,000 farmers through 100 farmer groups across Uganda.

In partnership with Akorion,  as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada) you will be placed as Business Operations Lead with Akorion to work their team in Uganda. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

 

About EWB Canada

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

About You

Akorion is a youth led company founded in 2015 with most of its co founders having computing background. With this background, fellows with business development experience are great compliment to the computing team for the growth of EzyAgric services delivery to reach more farmers and agribusinesses. The ideal candidate is a smart, hardworking, passionate, energetic and team player with at least 3-5 years proven track record in tech products business development and willing to learn.

Responsibilities

As a BOL for Akorion, your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with and assist the head of business development department (Chief Business Development Officer – CBDO);
  • Lead business development activities through sales, relationship management, marketing communications, and customer service of B2C & B2B customer channels, business strategic partners, directs, administers, and;
  • Coordinate and business operational strategic and execution activities for Akorion Company LTD in accordance with its’ policies, goals, and objectives.

Work with and assist the senior management to bi-annually review, document, standardize and publish; Akorion fund raising documentations such as; investment readiness documents (business plan, historical and projected financial model, pitch deck, impact testimonials). Customer acquisition journey, sales journey, strategic partners acquisition journey, marketing strategy and communication strategy. Standard operation procedures (Human resource strategy, service delivery process maps, procurement processes).

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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • BOL must have a minimum of a degree in Business Administration or any related course with at least 3-5 years proven track record in business development (tech products will be of high priority), business strategy development and company management consultancy;
  • BOL with or willing to learn any of these added skills in; agribusiness advisory, business/proposal writing, project management, emerging markets strategies and strategic partnerships management will be of added advantage;
  • The ideal candidate will be smart, hardworking, passionate, energetic, social and team player with at least 3-5 years proven track record in tech products business development and willing to learn.

 

Application Inquiries

 

Application Instructions

For further details,, please refer to our website.

Apply now

Technical Team Lead

Role: Technical Team Lead

Venture: Akorion Company LTD

Location:  Kampala Uganda

Deadline: July 7, 2019

About Akorion Company LTD (Akorion)

Akorion is an ag-tech for profit company registered in Uganda to leverage ICT to digitize the agricultural value chain. Using EzyAgric (Akorion’s mobile and web platform), Akorion is efficiently delivering inclusive and data-driven access to finance, production and marketing services for farmers and agribusinesses. Since 2015, EzyAgric has provided services to over 65,000 farmers through 100 farmer groups across Uganda.

In partnership with Akorion,  as a Fellow with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB Canada) you will be placed as Technical Team Lead with Akorion to work their team in Uganda. Throughout your Fellowship with EWB, you will receive guidance, mentorship and financial support from the community in Canada and in East and West Africa.

About EWB Canada

EWB is a free-thinking charitable organization that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We nurture talent and leadership, enable social entrepreneurship and advocate for policy innovations to cross-breed systems-changing innovations to ensure economic and public opportunity reaches everyone, including the most underserved and marginalized populations, especially women and girls.

Through our leadership curriculum and Fellowships Program, we offer experiential learning opportunities in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa to launch future shapers equipped to understand and re-engineer complex social systems.  For more information, visit ewb.ca.

 

About You

Akorion is a youth led company founded in 2015 with most of its co founders having computing background but with minimum software architecture for infrastructure scaling and development operations experience. With this background, fellows with software architecture experience are great compliment to the computing team. This will highly assist Akorion to easily manage the required growth of EzyAgric backend infrastructure along the business objectives. The ideal candidate is a smart, hardworking, passionate, energetic and team player with at least 3-5 years proven track record in google cloud platform or amazon cloud services architectures and willing to learn.

As a TTL for Akorion, your responsibilities will include:

Work with and assist the head of Engineering and design department (Chief Technology Officer – CTO) to; Provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information and communication technology initiatives that align with the mission of Akorion. Direct the planning and implementation of ICT in support of Akorion operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and mission development to cover EzyAgric development and Information systems management.

Work with and assist the senior management to review, document, standardize and publish EzyAgric (UI/UX, backend, Artificial Intelligence and server administration) development operations management procedures and standards to deeply shape and implement overall EzyAgric corporate strategy.

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

Skills & Qualifications

  • TTL must have a minimum of degree in Computer Science or any related course with at least 3-5 years proven track record in software architecture (digital ocean and google cloud platform are priority) with or willing to learn any of these added skills in; python, android/ Java programming, Data science with focus on Artificial Intelligence programming, Couch base database management and tech product management will be of added advantage;
  • The ideal candidate will be smart, hardworking, passionate, energetic, social and team player with at least 3-5 years proven track record in software architecture designing, scaling and willing to learn.

Application Inquiries

Application Instructions

For further details, please refer to our website.

Apply now

 

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