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Senior Sales Leader - WorldCover

Location

  • Preferred: Accra, Nairobi, or Kampala

  • Possible: Amsterdam or New York, with frequent travel to Africa

Description

WorldCover seeks an experienced Senior Sales Leader to support our growth in East and West Africa and our exploration of new global markets.


Your mission is to manage a team of 5 sales professionals across East and West Africa. You will develop a process for selling crop insurance policies at the enterprise level, as well as for sell-through distribution with partners. You will coach and develop our team members as necessary.


You will report directly to the CEO, who is based in New York and travels frequently to market.

About WorldCover PBC

WorldCover is a for-profit technology company insuring small businesses around the world against the effects of climate change, a $160 billion opportunity. We have launched drought insurance products for agribusinesses in West and East Africa, and we are planning future expansion and partnerships in Latin America and southeast Asia.


Our technology enables us to instantly price and issue crop insurance policies to farmers anywhere within our markets. Our platform is powered by satellite data, proprietary risk algorithms, and mobile money wallets.


WorldCover is founded by MIT computer scientists and finance industry experts, and our leadership team hails from Uber, KPMG, Gates Foundation, CGIAR, Swiss Re, and World Bank. We are backed by Y Combinator, MS&AD Ventures and other world-class venture investors. See our recent press coverage in TechCrunch, the WSJ and FT. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

As Senior Sales Leader, your key responsibilities will be to...

  • Be responsible for executing our sales strategy and delivering our sales targets.

  • Build and organize the sales team

    • Recruit talented sales people with a high capacity to learn and grow with us 

    • Set our compensation and commission model

    • Choose tools like CRM and establish best practice among our team

  • Manage the sales team:

    • Determine KPIs

    • Monitor and report sales results and KPIs

    • Develop and retain our sales talent:  

      • Frequent 1:1's with sales team to understand deals 

      • Help develop selling capabilities through coaching

    • Be active and frequently present in our chosen strategic markets (currently GH, UG, KE)

  • Structure and participate on big deals

  • Research new markets (geographies and verticals)

  • Collaborate with partners and colleagues on new product development

Qualifications

Successful applicants will have experience with much of the following:

  • Managing a team of 3-10 salespeople, including setting KPIs, creating sales process, setting compensation schemes, and helping to close deals

  • Leading complex sales to enterprise clients and/or channel enablement

  • Hiring and releasing sales professionals

  • Context in agriculture, insurance, and/or emerging markets

  • Working in a distributed team, where collaboration tools such as Slack and video calls are used frequently.

  • Working in a "startup" environment with small teams and fast growth

Applicants should also exhibit the following qualities:

  • Well organized and structured in daily, weekly, and quarterly planning

  • High emotional intelligence (EQ) and empathy to lead a team; high self-awareness.

  • Planning: you can communicate your thought process in writing

  • Execution: you follow through on tasks big and small.

Contact

chris.sheehan@worldcovr.com


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Director of Operations - GreenPath Food

GreenPath Food is currently seeking a dynamic, high-performing individual to serve as its Director of Operations in Ethiopia. As a member of the Executive Team, the Director of Operations will join existing leadership to help GreenPath Food strengthen our performance, drive our next generation of growth, and identify and rally the staff we need to scale 10x in the next 36 months. In exchange, the selected individual can expect invaluable experience and a unique opportunity to help shape the future of a fast-growing social enterprise in one of Africa's most promising economies. 


GreenPath’s future Director of Operations is a world-class problem-solver who craves challenge, thrives in complex environments, and is capable of driving exponential scale. They have demonstrated ability to lead a rapidly growing, analytically rigorous operation as it grows from 150 to 5000+ farmers and 75 to 500+ employees over the next several years.


The ideal candidate is either from a developing country or has extensive experience living in one. We especially welcome candidates with 5 or more years of agribusiness experience, 10 or more years of overall work experience, and extensive experience in Sub-Saharan Africa (preferably Ethiopia). Candidates who have worked in agriculture and/or specialty food are highly preferred. Other experience related to management and oversight of nursery, farm, packhouse, processing, quality assurance, logistics, and/or other agribusiness operations is also encouraged.


Interested candidates are invited to contact team@greenpathfood.com with a CV and a cover letter detailing how you’ll help make GreenPath great. 


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ABOUT GREENPATH FOOD


GreenPath Food is a specialty food company that produces and sources premium, organic food products through a network of smallholder Partner Farms across East Africa. By supplying farmers with inputs, financing, and technical support and then aggregating, purchasing, and processing their products, GreenPath creates sustainable supply chains for our global customers and sustainable farms and livelihoods for thousands of smallholder farmers.

 

GreenPath currently operates its flagship operation in southern Ethiopia, with plans to expand to multiple new sites in 2019-2021. Using biodynamic farming practices, our Partner Farms cultivate “food forests,” which yield a portfolio of fresh produce and dried herbs and spices for export to Europe, the UK, the US, and the UAE. With a growing team, farmer network, and global customer base, we're on the lookout for supremely capable talent with a passion for food and a deep commitment to improve its roots. 


Learn more about GreenPath Food at www.greenpathfood.com.

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African Export-Import Bank Consultancy

1. ABOUT AFREXIMBANK:

1.1. Overview:

Established in 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors, Afreximbank, was founded as a multilateral financial institution, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade. With its preferred creditor status, investment grade ratings and strong capital adequacy ratio but low cost to income ratio; Afreximbank has managed to maintain consistent profitability with return on equity averaging around 11%. These results would not be achieved without the commitment to deliver excellence to our clients – who are at the core of all business solutions.

2. ABOUT THE TRADE INFORMATION UNIT (“TRIN”):

2.1 Background:

Inadequate (and often non-existent) information on trade, market, investment opportunities and customs procedures increase the cost of doing business in Africa. For this reason, many African businesses find it easier to trade with entities outside of the region. Indeed, a major impediment to intra-African trade is that people in one African country lack information about trade opportunities in other African countries. Even during the best of times, the operating environment for importers and exporters remains in a constant state of flux. International rules and regulations change all the time. There are many strategic strands to keep track of – which is not the day to day business of an exporting or importing company. Further, many lack the resourcesand expertise to hire professional services firms to help them make costly decisions – like which products to develop for the disparate tastes, languages and preferences for the average African consumer; as well as which markets to enter.

The Trade Information Unit (TRIN) value proposition is based on providing strategic intelligence and decision support to Importer and Exporters, Investors, Export Trading Companies (ETCs.) and Export Development Agencies (EDAs) seeking to enter or expand existing capabilities in Africa through a range of integrated trade intelligence solutions. Afeximbank is uniquely poised to provide these services to its clients given the organization’s depth of trade expertise; mandate to promote trade in Africa and unique composition as an Africa focused Trade Finance Institution.

2.2 Objectives of the Trade Information Unit (“TRIN”):

The Trade Information Unit caters to two broad categories of clients: 1) Those looking to

understand African markets; and 2) Those looking to operate (or expand operations) in

African markets. These client needs are addressed by two distinct offerings:

I. Standardized Trade and Market Intelligence Products including (but not limited

to) formal trade statistics, country briefs, sector briefs, African currency outlooks,

commodity outlooks and trade policy update, supply chain analysis, market

opportunity predictions, product pricing and logistic information etc.; which will be

disseminated via an online Trade Portal.

II. Bespoke Trade Information Advisory Services such as proprietary data

collection and analysis, market entry strategies, market and product sizing, new

product development, export capacity and growth analysis, market risk analysis,

competitor analysis and the facilitation of strategic partnerships are delivered via a

direct business consulting model.

3. SCOPE OF WORK FOR CONSULTANT:

Afreximbank is looking for experienced Consultants to facilitate the completion of strategic

bespoke consulting assignments for a variety of clients including large and medium sized

importers and exporters, Export Trading Companies and Export Development Agencies.

The consultant will assist in the development of growth strategies from market penetration,

market development, product development and diversification to unique partnerships

arrangements. The Consultant will also be required to assist in the development of

research studies to help strengthen and support the strategic development of the TRIN

Unit.

The Consultant will specifically be expected to undertake on behalf of the Bank, among

others, the tasks listed hereunder:

a) Strengthen the TRIN strategy and business model conducting a study on the market

for the provision of strategic trade related advisory and consultancy services;

b) Conduct a Study on the implementation status of Trade Information Portals in Africa

to identify market gaps and opportunities;

c) Utilizing the findings of points a) and b) – strengthen and reorient the existing TRIN

strategy

d) Development of a Data Collection Strategy to support the TIP

e) Assist in the preparation of client pitch documents, development of standardized

slide decks and materials to onboard clients, identification of data/ subscription/ any

activities to grow the offering;

f) Build and maintain a strong pipeline of good quality consultancy assignments within

the Africa focused, trade related mandate of the Bank;

g) Any other duties as may be assigned to the consultant by the Hiring Manager.

Specific Deliverables:

The following deliverables will be expected during the contract period:

  • Deliverable/Expected Output

  • Market Study on Trade Related Advisory Services in Africa

  • Study on the implementation status of Trade Information

  • Portals in Africa

  • Reorientation of the TRIN Strategy

  • Data Collection Strategy for TIP

  • Preparation of client pitch decks – based on existing pipeline

The selected Consultant will be required to pursue the Scope of Work outlined above,

immediately upon execution of necessary engagement letter.

4. SELECTION CRITERIA:

The consultant to be selected must have:

  • MBA or Postgraduate degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics, or other related

    fields from a recognized University;

  • Sound experience and proven track record of at least 8 years, preferably in the

    management consulting, economic research or financial services industry as a

    Economist or Strategy Professional or Management Consultant and expert in one or

    more of the following business functions: economic research, international trade,

    management consulting or other related work;

  • Demonstrated experience in collection, monitoring and management of large economic

    and trade data and preparing presentations;

  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of strategic advisory services to clients

    across a broad spectrum of industries and specialisms

  • Experience in the development, management and use of Trade Information Portals,

    ideal

  • Good knowledge of relevant statistical and econometric software for analyzing large

    volumes of data (e.g. SPSS, STATA, Eviews, Mathlab, SAS, MICROFIT, PcGive, etc.);

  • Familiarity with major trade database including those of ITC, WTO, UNCTAD, and

    DOT; and other database such as WDI and IFS;

  • Excellent research, analysis and writing skills.

5. PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT:

The Consultant will perform the tasks stated in Section 3 "Scope of Work" for a period of

9 months from the date of engagement, being the length of the assignment. The

engagement could be renewed upon evaluation.

6. LOCATION OF ASSIGNMENT:

During the Period of Assignment, the Consultant will be required to operate from

Afreximbank's Headquarters located at the following address: 72 (B) El-Maahad El-

Eshteraky Street, Roxy, Cairo, Egypt, which shall be regarded as the duty station.

However, he/she may from time to time, at the Bank’s discretion locate temporarily in any

of the Bank Branches for short periods.

7. REPORTING:

It is expected that the Consultant submits monthly reports on the activities undertaken and

a final report will be submitted within one month from the end of the date of assignment.

Document Classification: Confidential

8. MONITORING AND EVALUATION:

The quality of work being performed, and the progress being made toward achieving the

purposes of the said engagement, shall be subject to review by the Bank’s Management

on a monthly basis. If at any time during this agreement, the Bank’s Management is not

satisfied with the quality of work or progress being made towards achieving the purposes

of this engagement, the President or his designees may, in his absolute discretion, declare

this agreement terminated by written notice to you, with a two week notice period. This

decision shall be final and binding.

9. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS & CONTACTS

The Consultant will be bound by the Bank’s staff rules and regulations as laid out in various

documents and policies and as may be approved by the Board of Directors from time to

time and such other provisions as may be covered by the Bank’s Charter and

Headquarters’ Agreement with the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Bank may terminate the

services of the Consultant in the event of a finding by the appropriate disciplinary authority

of the Bank that he/she is guilty of any breach of these rules and regulations. Should such

a case arise, this contract shall come to an immediate end and their services to the Bank

shall cease forthwith.

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Olam Future Leaders Program

Our Future Leaders Programme is a 12 month development programme designed to expose ambitious minds to the world of Olam and prepare them as our next generation of leaders.  

The first 6 months involve 4 or 5 rotations through the full value chain. Participants work in many different parts of the business in various countries, building their networks and understanding the complexity and variety of our work. 

Beyond this they have the chance to drive 2 high-impact commercial projects, and after a year, participants are placed in a front-line management role. It’s a fantastic way to get some early experience of the challenge and empowerment of one of our leadership positions.

This programme will test your initiative, stimulate your ambition and creativity, and demand your energy and intellect. It will give you the global exposure, networks, and perspective you need for a high-impact career.

Discover more

To apply, email your application including CV and cover letter to futureleaders@olamnet.com.

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Constant Capital

Title: MBA Intern

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently Student in a Two Year MBA program

  • Must have authorization to work in Nigeria

  • 2 – 3 years investment banking experience in London or New York in a bulge bracket firm

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and independent motivation.

  • Investment Banking experience including (at institutional level) leading transactions in debt,

    equity or mergers and acquisitions.

  • Excellent project management, interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to drive and implement ideas in a changing environment.

  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to solve highly strategic and difficult business problems.

What we’re looking for:

Creative, results oriented people who thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment. Must demonstrate strong analytical skills and creative instincts.

To succeed in our highly transactional environment, interns must be team players, comfortable with ambiguity, possessing strong influencing and communication skills, and committed to delivering results.

  • Currently pursuing an MBA degree.

  • Strong qualitative & quantitative skill sets.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint.

  • Detail orientation and experience training junior personnel and supervising their work.

  • Inherent curiosity and a drive for results.

  • The ideal candidate is insatiably curious and always asks, ‘why?’

  • Candidates should be prepared to provide their deal sheet and address/discuss specific

    transactions they have worked on.

  • Job is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Compensation

• Competitive

Please apply directly to niyi.omojola@constantcap.com with your resume.

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A.D.U. – African Development University

A.D.U. offers a world-class education to the most outstanding young women and men from the Sahel region. A.D.U. cultivates in these future leaders the ethics, knowledge, skills, and mindset that they will leverage to accelerate the development of their nations.

2 months - 1 year of social entrepreneurship in Niamey, Niger, helping to scale a brand new university: A.D.U.

Reporting directly to President, or Dean.

WHO

Don’t think of this opportunity as working for a Larry-Summers type in a beautiful, stuffy office with a mahogany desk. We’re not that type of higher education institution. You’d be working for someone like Kader Kaneye - think of a Niger-born Steve Jobs before he was famous and rich, a doer. 

 

WHO (continued)

Students like Maimouna. When Maimouna dreams of the future in Niger, she aspires to help create a NGO that will support women and girls who are victims of family and social violence. She also dreams of building a new framework for education through school renovations and teacher trainings. Maimouna has already gotten started. Among other things, she has created a magazine, KASSAY, to support women’s empowerment by bringing attention to stories of successful women from Niger.

And Feyçal, who is a social leader in the group. We first met him volunteering at an event at the local orphanage that is home to several of our students. Whether it’s learning English, tackling a puzzle, or learning chess, Feyçal embraces every challenge that he encounters along his path to becoming a leader and community builder.

 

WHAT

The work is all-in, super intense. It’s a non-stop of 70+ hours a week, nights and weekends. It’s a start-up, and so it has that culture, minus perhaps ping pong table, although that could be negotiated.

You might develop a new marketing program to connect with 10,000 secondary school seniors in cities and villages across Niger and Francophone Africa. Or, you might design a student lab to help students identify problems in their communities, develop innovations to address those problems, and open their own companies. Or, you might collaborate with our students and faculty to write five cases that are based in Niger and can be used to teach business ethics over the coming decades. Or, you might partner with one of the most innovative architecture firms in Africa to engage in the planning for the Phase 1 of our campus, due to be constructed within the next 5 years. Or you might design processes, systems, formalize the strategic plan or the Business Plan of the University or the fundraising strategy.

Your projects will be high-impact, urgent, and audacious. You will have a key role in determining your areas of focus, and you will receive more feedback than ever before.

 

LIFE STUFF

Safety is our top priority, comfort is our second priority, because we want you in great shape to work hard. So you’ll live in a secure, air-conditioned housing near campus or in a shared room in the President own home; you’ll share a car and driver (for safety); you’ll have a chef who prepares dinner (partly for safety, so you eat healthy and well-cooked meals, and partly for comfort…so you can work hard). We can not afford at this point to cover flights or stipends, but locally you won’t have to spend a dime. 

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Penda Health

Penda is one of Africa’s fastest growing healthcare companies:

Penda Health is building the healthcare provider of the future to get quality and trustworthy healthcare to Africa's middle and lower-income families. We've designed a model to deliver high quality, trusted healthcare care for ultra-low cost and make a profit doing it.

We have 300 employees operating 12 Medical Centres in Nairobi treating 150,000+ patients a year, many of whom don’t have access to quality care without Penda. And we’re growing fast. In 2018 we secured our series B to expand rapidly across Kenya and to research expansion into new countries and inpatient healthcare.

More info: Qualified candidates will receive our most recent investor pack during the interview process.

Role Summary:

We’re hiring an Investment Director to secure and manage all of the investment needed over the next 5 years to enable us to bring really great healthcare to all families Africa.

Role highlights:

  • Help improve healthcare experience for families in Nairobi and soon much wider

  • Join one of the fastest growing healthcare companies

  • Make the strategy and raise the funding we need to achieve our vision

  • Stock options available

Background:

Over the next 5 years we’ll be raising the following funding to achieve our long-term vision:

  • Debt to fund our capex expansion (new medical centres and eventually hospitals)

  • Series C and potentially Series D equity investments

  • A strategic investment round

  • Inbound requests for grant funding for special projects

  • We’ll explore acquisition and strategic partnerships with potential acquirers

  • We may decide to acquire other businesses as we enter into new markets and verticals

This is a full time, permanent position, based in our support office in Nairobi and reports directly to Nicholas, one of Penda’s cofounders.

We envision several potential growth paths for the investment director, and we’re looking to recruit someone who will over achieve and grow within the company.

Responsibilities:

In summary: Secure smart funding to enable us to revolutionize healthcare across Africa

  • Improve Penda’s culture: We take culture seriously and expect our teammates to be great performers AND great teammates. Be fun to work with; honest, direct and genuine; give and receive feedback often; debate and fight for the best decisions; actively help other parts of Penda outside your department.

  • Evaluate and advise on impact of different types of fundraising for the company (equity, debt and grant). Complete a landscape analysis of investment options, including creative ones. Advise management and the board on best funding practices given strategy map and projects.

  • Secure and pitch at meetings with the right potential investors and acquirers: Make our investment pipelines, get meetings, pitch alongside side our cofounder Nicholas, ask the right questions and educate them about penda. Everyone you meet should turn into a Penda believer. Build relationships with both the local and international investor and potential acquirer networks.

  • Execute and organize our entire investment process: Make a project plan for each type of investment, execute on it and communicate our progress to the company regularly. Manage all contacts (probably make a simple CRM for this), notes, and investor information. Make a system to follow up on all meetings, send out updates, report to the board, etc.

  • Develop exceptional investment material: Create a great investor pack including financial model, deck, cap table and all other supporting documents. Complete all the research needed for this as well. You may decide to use some extra support to get all this done, if so recruit and manage them.

  • Lead the negotiation of term sheets and investment agreements: to make sure Penda gets great, smart investment terms that help our long-term vision.

  • Manage all investment related projects: These include due diligence, reviewing our employee stock option program, etc. For all these, manage the commercials and engage our lawyers wisely for the legals. Consult on the most important aspects and push these projects through to completion.

  • Recruit and manage consultants and partners to get all our work done: Evaluating and managing our lawyers; working with our corporate secretary during fundraising; hire a grant writer for grant funding. For all these, make sure our partners know our vision, are excited and are working with us to achieve it, not just for the billable hours.

  • Eagerly pick up other projects: In this role you have visibility into the entire company, so you’ll be asked to help on other things. Be excited to pick up various projects, some completely not related to investment if that’s what the company needs to win!

Requirements:

  • Be great at pitching a clear, compelling and bold vision!

  • Have previously completed multiple transactions of venture capital, private equity or

    mergers and acquisitions, from either the investor side of the entrepreneur side. More

    experience across more deals is a plus.

  • 5-10 years’ experience in an investment related role.

  • Skills required to build and manage our investor materials. Strong modeling skills,

    strategy skills to design asks and pitches, skills to make pitch decks and supporting

    documents. Ability to manage our capital table, etc.

  • Have managed employees or consultants before.

  • Based in Nairobi or willing to be.

  • Willingness to travel internationally

Salary and Benefits:

  • Be part of the team that transforms healthcare for the masses across Africa

  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience

  • Stock options

  • Full medical cover for inpatient and outpatient for your whole family

  • Great benefits package

  • Join a great place to work: We’re working hard at our culture. In 2018, we were ranked Kenya’s #26 best place to work.

Apply now:

www.PendaHealth.com and click careers.

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Sokowatch

About Us:

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.


Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Role: Head of Product

We're looking for an exceptional leader who is excited to shape our ongoing efforts to create innovative and impactful services for thousands of informal retailers across Africa who use Sokowatch’s technology. Your primary goal will be ensuring Sokowatch’s services and technology address the needs of our customers, delivery team, and support staff to most effectively enable access to goods and financing for informal retailers.. We are seeking someone who is passionate about empowering our users through technology, and inspired by our mission to empower local entrepreneurs and transform informal business across Africa.

Locations: Nairobi, Kenya with regional travel.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • 3+ years of leadership experience in product development for users in emerging markets.

  • Excellent project management skills with a proven ability to design and implement product strategy that drives business results.

  • Strong communicator with the ability to provide both technical feedback and clarify user needs

  • Ability to understand complex business problems, effectively handle ambiguity and manage change.

  • Positive attitude, responsible approach and a self-starter that’s not afraid to dive in.

  • A proven strategic and innovative bent with an equally strong operational focus.

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) and the ability to communicate with sophistication within a business setting.

  • Bonus: experience coding web & app systems, ability to speak Swahili/French

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design and implementation of all new product features across Sokowatch’s app and web systems

  • Interface with all users of Sokowatch’s systems to constantly improve the usefulness of our technology

  • Manage agile feature development of Sokowatch’s engineering team to ensure feature requests and bugs are prioritized and developed to agreed scope

  • Conduct hands-on customer research to clearly understand the value proposition and services needed to drive retailer growth

  • Ensure feature developments are aligned with business requirements and result in seamless customer and user interfaces.

  • Provide feature implementation support to train and direct the operations teams to deliver on upgraded services

  • Closely track KPIs of products to ensure continuous improvement

  • Ensure adherence to risk and compliance for all products

Application:

Interested applicants should send their CV and statement of interest to daniel@sokowatch.com


Role: Head of Supply Chain

Sokowatch is searching for a Head of Supply Chain who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against targets in Sokowatch’s largest business unit. It is both a strategic and tactical position, requiring the ability to take a hands-on approach to driving operations and the facility to design processes from the ground-up. The primary goal of this position is to monitor and optimize inventory across all of Sokowatch’s African markets. This role is responsible for improving inventory tracking systems, reviewing levels of products, preparing weekly purchase orders, and performing ongoing analyses across all our branches.


Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with travel across Africa


Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Minimum five years experience in a similar role.

  • Extensive knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.

  • An analytical mind with strong attention to detail.

  • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or relevant field.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement improved inventory controls

  • Track supply levels to prevent shortages and overstocking

  • Prepare purchase orders and record deliveries to update inventory

  • Create detailed reports on inventory operations, stock levels, and adjustments

  • Perform analyses to predict potential inventory problems

  • Provide analysis that supports negotiations with suppliers

  • Manage and train warehouse staff across all our African offices

Application:

To apply for this position please submit your CV and a brief statement of interest to kt@sokowatch.com

Role: Global Head of Personnel

We're looking for an exceptional leader who is excited to shape our ongoing efforts to create an innovative and inclusive work culture across Africa with our rapidly growing team of 200+ staff. Your primary goal will be creating a team experience that attracts, retains, and grows the best talent for our company while reporting directly to the CEO. We are seeking someone who is passionate about people, and inspired by our mission to empower local entrepreneurs and transform informal business across Africa.

Locations: East Africa, preferred base Nairobi, Kenya.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • 8+ years of leadership experience in a People / HR role, (recent experience expanding and managing People Operations at a high-growth start-up a plus).

  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree or related certifications a plus.

  • Experience supporting both salary and hourly workforces, creating relevant and meaningful employee reviews and feedback loops.

  • Excellent project management skills with a proven ability to design and implement people strategy that drives business results.

  • A coach and mentor who relates well with others, listens effectively and can build rapport with a diverse workforce -- all in the spirit of helping employees at all levels move from goal to outcome in a developmental way.

  • Strong communicator with the ability to provide both strategic foresight and feedback.

  • Expert understanding of employment law, compensation, benefits, organizational development, employee relations, and training.

  • Ability to understand complex business problems, effectively handle ambiguity and manage change.

  • Positive attitude, responsible approach and a self-starter that’s not afraid to dive in.

  • A proven strategic and innovative bent with an equally strong operational focus.

  • Well-developed leadership, communications, team building and influencing skills; unquestioned integrity; and the experience, confidence and stature to effectively address sensitive HR and business issues.

  • A strong reputation for building, developing and leading a respected and business-oriented HR team

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) and the ability to communicate with sophistication within a business setting.

  • Bonus points: Experience building and facilitating employee trainings; previous experience working in fast-paced, decentralized environments; experience helping organizations scale

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build out our people strategy including: performance management, talent acquisition, employee engagement, compensation, benefits, retention, employee and manager training, employee handbook, and culture initiatives.

  • Establish and implement HR systems and processes to support a workforce that will scale to over 200 employees in the next 12-18 months.

  • Partner with executives and managers to develop a culture of learning and continuous feedback by creating programs, tools, and experiences that engage our team at all levels and inspire a positive, adaptive, and accountable culture.

  • Utilize a data driven approach to identify trends and recommend proactive solutions for employee performance, retention, and engagement.

  • Serve as a senior advisor to the CEO and the executive team on all people related matters to ensure the company has the talent, processes/systems, and policies necessary to support our strategic and financial goals.

  • Establish scalable solutions empowering our leaders to be better managers and develop programs that prepare high-potential employees for management roles.

  • Build trust with employees across all layers of the organization and be an active listener and effective problem solver of people issues.

  • Ensure that the CEO and management team have the “pulse of the company” in order to make proactive and effective organization decisions.

  • Develop a world-class People Ops team and manage and develop those team members

Application:

Interested applicants should send their CV and statement of interest to josh@sokowatch.com



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AFRICAN LEADERSHIP GROUP / ALX 

MBA INTERNSHIP AND FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITIES 

As the most innovative company in Africa (and #39 in the world according to Fast Company), we are catalysing the transformation of the continent by empowering its biggest untapped resource — its people. 

In a nutshell, ALX is a rapidly expanding leadership development platform that is disrupting the way talent is developed and how it is matched with employers and investors. We are applying our highly scalable model on a moonshot--to develop 3 million leaders for Africa and the world in the next 6,000 days. Ultimately, we are creating a global innovation in education and skills development which will be scaled across emerging and global markets where we believe education systems are in dire need of disruption. 

We are looking for people to join us in this opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a company that is fast-growing and groundbreaking, a chance to make history.

We have several opportunities (internship & full time) for ambitious, talented MBA students/graduates who are excited about disruption and innovation. 

The MBA Internship projects cover topics on vision&strategy, culture & people, scalable operations, digital strategy & product / tech and marketing & brand. MBA interns would lead one or several of these projects, working closely with myself and Fred Swaniker (Founder of ALU/ALX). They will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Our Full-time roles are opportunities for entrepreneurially minded people to become Founders of an ALX site in a given city around the world. 

We are looking for entrepreneurially-minded doers who are self-starters that can shape this next stage of growth for us. Ideal candidates will enjoy working in a fast-paced, rapidly-evolving environment and are comfortable with the ambiguity of a start-up.

MBA SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROJECTS

1. Vision & Strategy, e.g. developing the ALX strategy of expansion to 50+ sites over the next 5 years; shaping our vision of becoming the platform for talent and leadership development globally;

2. People & Culture, e.g. defining the Founding Culture for ALX, our values, mindsets and behaviours; developing a central academy for our rapidly growing people needs; 

3. Scalable Operations, e.g. developing scalable processes to select top talent; design and implement automated technology solutions to assess and match talent; develop playbooks for scale in over 30 markets 

4. Digital Strategy & Product, e.g. developing an online placement platform / app that connects top talent to companies in a highly user-friendly way; building an entrepreneurship ecosystem that connects young founders to investors and mentors;

5. Marketing & Brand, e.g. developing our bold brand and implementing it end-to-end 

For interest and applications, they can contact Victoria on vpeill@alueducation.com and copy opportunities@alx.app

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Lori Systems

The Company

Lori is a venture-backed startup building the cutting-edge logistics infrastructure for trucking in Africa. The start-up is tackling a massive issue - $180 billion is spent annually on haulage across Africa, which means that up to 75% of a product’s cost is due to logistics (compared to 6% in the US).

Lori’s tech-enabled and operations-driven marketplace efficiently connects transport to cargo. The supply chain management system brings transparency and has significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and cost savings (savings upwards of 18%). The company has experienced 30% month-over-month compounded growth since product launch in May 2017.

The market demand for Lori’s platform is increasing exponentially. To continue this pace of growth, Lori recently closed a landmark raise from globally leading institutional and strategic investors. The company won Techcrunch’s Battlefield Africa.  The Lori team of ~80 employees is led by nerds obsessed with revolutionizing logistics in Africa

Please see below for the available positions. Qualified applicants are invited to email their CV to Lori Careers team at careers@lorisystems.com

 

Product Summer MBA Fellow

Lori is seeking a hands-on Summer MBA Fellow to join our Product teamThe successful fellow will be a self-driven strategic thinker able to operate with significant autonomy in the delivery of their objectives. The successful fellow will leverage their experience to drive the execution of specific projects with a focus on delivery, aim to contribute meaningfully to the growth of Lori and be a respectful and supportive team player. Crucial to this role are persistence and commitment

 

Responsibilities

● Interface between Lori’s external stakeholders and engineering team

● Understand, adapt and apply industry best practices to Lori’s product and technology needs

● Capture and define product and system requirements

● Draft clear documentation and communication

● Support Lori teams in optimizing and automating core processes

● Drive alignment business and technical teams

 

Requirements

● 4+ yrs prior experience in finance, operations, tech, logistics or consulting

● STEM educational background preferred

● Experience interacting with multiple stakeholders at all levels

● Pursuing MBA degree from top 10 program

● Exceptional written and spoken communication skills

● Strong attention to detail

● Entrepreneurial, self-starter, problem solving attitude

 

Operations and Customer Excellence Summar MBA Fellow

Lori is seeking a hands-on Summer MBA Fellow to join our Operations and Customer Excellence team. The role will require significant autonomy in the development and execution of strategy. The Fellow will leverage their experiences to drive customer excellence and process improvements - all inside an exciting, dynamic and fast-growing start-up environment. Crucial to this role is persistence and commitment.

Responsibilities

● Be part of the team responsible for building a world class Customer Journey for Cargo owners and Transporters on Lori’s platform

● Develop and implement process improvements

● Identify and implement tech solutions to automate and enhance process quality and efficiency

● Find innovative solutions to overcome existing problems & enhance operational performance

● Lead and implement key strategic development initiatives within the operations and customer service teams

● Develop and implement commercial products that improve the Lori customer experience

 

Requirements

● Track record of delivering results at a top company

● A strategic mind focused on execution

● Experience interacting with multiple stakeholders

● Currently pursuing an MBA degree from a top university

● Deep interests in Africa

● An innovative approach to problem solving

● A willingness and ability to get into the weeds and solve problems at hand

● Excellent project management skills

● Ability to multitask, set priorities and manage time effectively and independently

 

Preferred Experience

● Operations, Customer Service, Sales, Tech and/or Logistics industry experience

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Africa Finance Corporation Internship

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is a Multilateral Financial Institution, created by Sovereign African states to provide pragmatic solutions to Africa’s infrastructure deficit and challenging operating environment, by developing and financing infrastructure, natural resources and industrial assets for enhanced productivity and economic growth of African states.

 

Our vision is to become Africa’s leading Infrastructure Solutions provider and our mission is to foster economic growth and industrial development of African countries, while delivering a competitive return on investment to our shareholders.

In view of this, our Investment Division is seeking applications from qualified candidates into the Corporation’s Graduate Internship Program for 2019. The job summary, key accountabilities and requirements are attached.

 

All Applications/Statement of Interest and Curriculum Vitae (CV) should be sent to oludare.akinbami@africafc.org  the caption “2019 AFC Graduate Summer Internship” to the undersigned on or before Friday, 19th April 2019. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Summary

The candidate will be expected to play key roles in the execution and overall management of AFC’s investment activities across Africa. He/she will be based in Lagos, Nigeria and will work closely with Investments’ Associates, Associate Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents and Directors to deliver strategic planning support, financial analyses, research reports and solutions to prospective and existing clients and transactions. The focus areas are business planning, market research, business performance tracking and reporting, investment approval documentation and investment analysis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze global as well as Africa focused financial and industry data to inform transaction identification and selection across target countries, sectors, companies, commodities and projects, with weekly management reports

  • Undertake research, detailed analysis and review on prospective clients, companies and infrastructure  projects across Africa to identify financial trends and issues to provide a sound basis for investment decisions

  • Support Cross – Sector (Power, Heavy Industry, Telecoms, Natural Resources and Transport business development efforts by assisting in the updating of the sector’s business plan and strategy document, including providing fresh insights on research and analysis

  • Manage Administrative duties for Investments Clusters – such as Processing Procurements Requests, Settlement of Invoices, Scheduling of Meetings, Relationship Management Correspondences, Documents Management etc.

  • Prepare and ensure internal circulation of AFC Sector focused (e.g. Natural Resources, Transport, etc.) Monthly Newsletter covering major industry issues, trends, AFC insights, and  recommendations.

  • Assist with conducting KYC and other due diligence on prospective clients

  • Assist in preparing transaction support documents (engagement letters, proposals, client presentations, information memorandums, term sheets, valuations, investment committee memos  etc.)  

  • Assist with conducting financial analysis on existing investments for active portfolio management, including reporting and recommending interventions

  • Perform any other financial/non-financial project management related tasks as required

Competency, Skill & Knowledge Requirements

Skills

·       Highly proficient in the development and interrogation of Microsoft Excel financial models, strong financial analysis capability, and experience in the preparation of  Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations for marketing purposes (pitchbooks)

·       Strong quantitative analysis and problem-solving skills.

·       Well-developed communication and business writing skills, including an ability to interface directly and effectively with senior officers of a variety of potential clients

·       Good credit and investment review capacity. Ability to cogently provide insightful analysis for transactions  

·       Good market knowledge of the investment sector in Africa generally, and the infrastructure segment specifically, with basic knowledge of the key markets, sponsors and competitors

·       Strong research skills, with a clear capacity to develop research material using publicly available information, and by leveraging various networks and internal resources available

Attributes

·       Detail oriented with strong organisational skills, good time management skills and ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving environment

·       Flexibility and ability to work with limited supervision. A self-starter, able to assume the initiative following basic leads provided by senior colleagues and team members

·       Strong team work capabilities, and able to work seamlessly with staff within the Division and across the Corporation.

High level of creativity and capacity to develop innovative ideas or work with other team members of build-up transaction ideas for onward marketing to clients

Minimum Qualifications

Education

·       A strong first degree in engineering/economics/finance/sciences from a recognised university

·       Additional relevant qualifications such an MBA or M.Sc. (could be in view) in a relevant field will be an advantage

·       Relevant certifications related to finance

Experience

·       Minimum of 1 year professional experience preferably in infrastructure related investment banking or financial advisory.

·       Previous experience infrastructure investment and/or financial or operations advisory on African projects

·       Previous professional experience or training in research, financial analysis and developing pitch books/presentations

Language

  • Fluency in writing and speaking English is mandatory

  • French, and/or Spanish and Portuguese would be desirable

Others

  • Passion for working in Africa and for being a part of providing solutions to Africa’s development related issues and needs

  • Willingness to live and work in Lagos, Nigeria

  • Visa processing support available, if necessary.

  • Roundtrip airfare

  • In country transportation

  • Housing

  • Stipend

Timing/Duration: 8 - 12 week period between May and August

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McKinsey Emerging Scholar and Global Connect

McKinsey is a global consulting firm focused on helping organizations across the private, public, and social sectors create the change that matters. We have always helped our clients identify and set the direction toward their most important goals.  Today, we go further: working together to turn these ambitious goals into reality.

With exceptional people in 7 countries across Africa, McKinsey is focused on combining global expertise and local insight to help you create the change that truly matters.

2019 Emerging Scholars overview

This summer, McKinsey & Company is again sponsoring the Emerging Scholars program, a scholarship opportunity for pre-MBA students. As part of the program, McKinsey Emerging Scholars will have access to individual mentorship from a McKinsey consultant, the opportunity to network with future peers across the country, and a monetary award. The application deadline is May 9, 2019. You can find out more about the program on our website: www.mckinsey.com/emerging_scholars

2019 Global Connect Overview

McKinsey & Company will again be hosting a Global Connect event to be held in Washington D.C. August 23-25. The 2.5 day event is for class of 2020 and class of 2021 students based in North America and interested in working in an emerging market office, to learn more about the work McKinsey does in fast-growing global markets around the world. Participants will learn more about the work McKinsey does about emerging market offices. You can find out more about the program on our website: www.mckinsey.com/globalconnect. Apply by May 19!

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ALX Founding Team (Several roles, multiple locations)

ABOUT ALX

As the most innovative company in Africa, we are catalysing the transformation of the continent by empowering its biggest untapped resource — its people. ALX is a Leadership Development Platform that is expanding rapidly across Africa - towards the ambitious goal of developing 3 million leaders who will tackle the challenges and capture the opportunities of the continent. These leaders will transform Africa and create opportunities for millions. ALX, the newest part of the African Leadership Group, is a bold innovation in talent and leadership development. ALX merges lifelong learning and development with a purpose-led community, innovation ecosystems and venture incubation. Our goal is to become the gathering place for the top 5% of leadership talent across hundreds of cities in Africa and around the world.

ABOUT THE ALX FOUNDING TEAM

As a member of the founding team, you will be the entrepreneur launching the ALX Hub in your city - and then growing it to its full potential. You will build a team and relationships with corporate partners, establish a local brand, and develop a community of leaders and entrepreneurs to establish ALX as the catalyst for top talent in your city. You will have full P&L responsibility for your city and will be expected to grow operations from $0 to at least $15m in revenues within 5 years.

OPEN POSITIONS

After a successful launch in Nairobi, we are expanding and are looking for courageous, passionate entrepreneurs and doers to launch ALX in cities like Lagos, Johannesburg and Casablanca and beyond. Please see below for the open positions that we are currently actively recruiting for:

  • General Manager: Local leader of ALX and fully responsible for building, developing and growing ALX, your team and the P&L. You will lead and manage the business, be the face to the community and empower your team to do incredible things

  • Learning Program Lead: Responsible for leading the end-to-end transformational experience and operations of ALX’s flagship programs. You will lead the hiring and development of facilitators and the coaching of program participants. You will own the P&L of the flagship program and work closely with the Partnerships Lead to help unleash full

    potential of our Partners’ talent.

  • Partnerships Lead: At the forefront of developing successful, long-term, strategic relationships with businesses, NGOs, communities and individuals in your city. You will identify and build collaborations that help our partners achieve transformational change by unleashing the full potential of their teams, while making ALX the go-to-place for talent and leadership development.

  • Community Lead: Make ALX the ‘go-to’ place for the top talent in a given city and a vibrant, entrepreneurial hub. We are looking for a masterful community builder who is able to curate powerful and inspiring experiences for our members and the broader ALX ecosystem.

If interested, please apply directly at: https://www.alx.app/job-openings/

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MBA Summer Internship: OZÉ (Ghana)

Who we are

OZÉ is a platform that equips small business owners to make data-driven decisions to improve their performance and access capital. On one side of the platform is an app for small business owners. It aggregates and analyzes transaction data to push context-specific recommendations and reports. As the business owner is using the app, we are collecting performance, demographic, and behavioral data to predict their credit risk. The other side of the platform is a portal for financial institutions to source and support business loans from among our community of users. We currently have more than 6000 registered users on the app and a pilot underway with one of Ghana’s leading banks.

MBA Internship Program

The MBA Internship program will expose you to a fast-growing, African startup. Interns will work directly with the leadership to prepare financial models, support the disbursement of loans, do user research, create business coaching tools, and work to build out new revenue streams. While the internship is unpaid, we will provide travel to and housing in Accra, Ghana.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to meghan@oze.guru by March 31st.

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Full-time Role: FinTech Strategy and Operations at Wave

Who we are

Wave's mission is to bring the world's best financial services to sub-Saharan Africa. We started a year ago with a mobile money system in Senegal; now, with hundreds of thousands of users, we're the country's cheapest, quickest, and fastest-growing way to send money. We're now piloting other mobile-money-based financial services, starting with a credit card: anyone in Mbour, Senegal can get an inexpensive, flexible loan to spend at our network of merchants. With our rich transaction data and dense network of agents, we're in an ideal position to offer convenient credit on great terms to anyone who needs it. 

We're a team of ~85 people (70 from Senegal and 15 from abroad) who are deeply passionate about our mission of bringing great financial services to the people who need them most. We’re backed by world-class investors including Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Y Combinator, and the cofounders of PayPal.

About the Role

Thousands of users love the pilot, but we know we could make it even better and cheaper by learning more about our users' needs, behaviors and financial situations. That's where you come in—we're looking for someone to:

  • Dig into the data and talk to borrowers to understand how our credit card should work

  • Come up with improvements based on the things you learn

  • Work with our operations team to implement those improvements

  • Scale up the pilot to millions of people throughout Senegal and beyond

Attributes we're particularly looking for:

  • Strong analytical skills + insight to ask the right questions

  • Flexibility to change strategy quickly based on new information

  • Familiarity with programming concepts (you will eventually be writing a lot of SQL to fetch data, but don't need to know it currently) 

Bonuses:

  • Familiarity with how people in developing countries use financial services

  • Experience with SQL

  • French or Wolof fluency 

Other details:

  • You'll need to relocate to Mbour, Senegal for the first 3-6 months to learn about the product. After that, the location is flexible. We have a headquarters in Dakar as well as a large remote team.

  • Salary: $90,000-$160,000 depending on seniority, plus equity.

  • Major benefits:

    • Subsidized health insurance for you and your dependents and retirement contributions (both vary from country-to-country) 

    • 26 weeks fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance 

    • Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement

    • Wave will cover all costs associated with travel to and from Senegal 

    • $10,000 annual charitable donation matching 

 To apply, send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in Wave to ben@wave.com.


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Full-time Role: Director of Strategic Partnerships at ADG Technology (Nigeria)

Overview

ADG is looking for a Director of Strategic Partnerships to be responsible for increasing awareness and adoption of ADG’s franchises within Nigeria through high-value partnerships, engaging social media campaigns, and effective public relations. You will be responsible for building our brand and creating a country-centric model to acquire hundreds of thousands of customers every year.

ADG Technology & Carry1st

ADG Technology is developing the premier mobile content platform for Africa. Our mission is to deliver entertaining content to African consumers through interactive digital experiences. Carry1st, the first franchise, is a live-streamed mobile trivia game where players answer questions and compete to earn rewards. The app soft-launched in Nigeria in late 2018 and has since been downloaded over 25,000 times in the Google Play Store with very limited marketing. You will join a well-capitalized founding team that has deep experience scaling businesses across Africa and globally.

What makes you a great candidate?

You are creative, highly motivated, and organized. Relationship building comes naturally whether with a corporate partner or artist. You have excellent communication skills and can express our brand creatively and persuasively. When evaluating your candidacy, we’ll look for the following:

  • Proven work experience building partnerships and high impact B2C marketing campaigns

  • Strong communication skills and effective project management

  • Ability to work independently and proactively within context of a global team

  • Ability to navigate across different regions and demographics

  • Experience living and working in Nigeria

  • Bonus: Industry, media and conference speaking experience

What will you work on?

You will lead ADG’s strategic marketing initiatives with the goal of driving user acquisition and engagement, both on and offline. You will:

  • Develop, manage and maintain relationships with key partners in Nigeria – including aspirational brands, popular social influencers, or distribution partners that can assist with scale

  • Execute a social media strategy, growing a followership that increases user engagement with Carry1st

  • Generate buzz about Carry1st through local / international media partners and activation events

  • Work with Game Ops for promotional events on the app linked to marketing campaigns

  • Represent ADG in-country and collaborate with global leadership to drive growth across the continent

Working with us

We’re a passionate, international team with massive ambitions. We have a flat structure where taking the lead is encouraged. We are looking for the best people to join us as we rapidly innovate and scale across Africa.

Join us! Please apply through our careers site.

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Summer Internship: Mawingu Networks

Who we are

A Microsoft-invested tech company in rural Africa is looking for MBA summer interns. Mawingu Networks competes with Google and Facebook to connect rural Africans to the internet and we are looking for talent to support rapid expansion.  

 We are based in one of the most attractive parts of Africa, surrounded by picture-book national parks and snow-covered mountains directly on the equator (location: Nanyuki, Kenya). And we have both a great commercial mission and real social impact (more on my LinkedIn profile). We also have close bonds with major US institutions. Microsoft is a shareholder as are Vulcan (the vehicle of Microsoft founder Paul Allen) and a top former Cisco engineer with his SF-based fund. Recently we had one of the FCC commissioners from Washington dropping by for lunch. Satya Nadella has come to visit us. Barack Obama has lauded us.   

But we make our own luck. Every day. We are a start-up with about 100 employees and there is a real range of abilities. Our commercial director is ex-McKinsey, but most staff have not been outside Kenya.  

 Available Opportunities:

In terms of intern opportunities, there may be some strategy and finance work, however a lot of what we do is operational. It exposes one to really interesting problems, around new technology, staffing, customer service, product development, process engineering, salesmanship, automation and government regulations. We have projects around geographic expansion to other parts of Africa; we are creating an IoT proposition and Africa-specific data services; we are working on human capacity building.   

 Message from the CEO:

For me personally, the most interesting part about working in Africa is that one gets exposed to lots of different aspects of business. An MBA is never just an analyst or an operations manager or a salesperson. One inevitably does a little bit of everything. And to be good at that one needs to be versatile, savvy, resourceful, relentless and hungry. Does this sound like you? If so, I'd like to ask:  

Why might you want to do this - what's interesting to you about it?   What do you want to do after your MBA, how would this help?   

  • Have you lived or worked in a developing country before? If not, what about interning together with an MBA buddy?  

  • What's your expectation in terms of money? We have no budget for interns but could provide amenities and do have lots of opportunities.  

If you would like to apply, please email me at oliver.august@mawingunetworks.com, with a copy of your CV and some insight into why this is the right opportunity for you.  

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SafeBoda MBA Summer Internship

Potential locations: East Africa & West Africa

Start date : MBA course specific

Who we are:

At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. On the high-frequency use of our transportation service, SafeBoda is providing value to consumers, our drivers and passengers, with additional financial services, payments and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward. Based in Kampala, Nairobi, and Barcelona we are a venture funded company that is already having huge impact for millions in East Africa.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for several top of the class summer interns to support our business growth in East Africa, and expansion to other parts of Africa. We are looking for a self-starter, highly motivated and intelligent individuals who are excited to support SafeBoda’s growth!

Responsibilities:

We have a number of high impact roles supporting our:

  • Operation team working closely with our COO and Head of Operations.

  • Fintech team in Kampala to identify different business models and regulations applicable for different markets and products, working closely with Head of Fintech.

  • Expansion team focused on expansion operations and scoping research in new cities, working closely with the Head of Expansion.

You should have:

  • +3 years minimum in consulting, operations, strategy, start-up, investment banking or a similar area

  • Experience working in informal transportation or logistics is a plus

  • Comfortable to work in tough conditions not always with easy answers to challenges

  • Highly proactive ability to move fast, innovate and find creative solutions

  • Be emotionally intelligent, humble and excited to work within a team with a diverse set of experiences and skills

  • Data-driven decision making mindset and solid analytical skills with an advanced experience of Excel

  • Experience with government relations and working with large institutions to get stuff done is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills with the flexibility to negotiate corporate partnerships one minute and explain financial concepts to SafeBoda riders the next

  • High levels of energy needed to travel and work across cities and countries

  • Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do and constantly fly the flag

Benefits

  • Scale with a rapidly growing startup, with tons of opportunity for growth

  • Contribute to our mission and work at our dynamic and fast-paced company in Africa

  • One return ticket from your city

  • Stipend provided

  • Free SafeBoda transport

  • Free lunch every day

Ready?

The need for this role is urgent, and we’d like the right candidate. Send an email to kaoru@safeboda.com stating why you would like to be a part of SafeBoda. In addition attach your CV/Resume

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Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Summer Associate (based on Johannesburg)

Company Information:

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $212 billion of assets under management across 339 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,625 people in 31 offices across six continents.

Position Summary:

The Carlyle Group is currently looking to hire a Summer Associate for its Sub-Saharan Africa Buyout fund to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Summer Associate is expected to work actively with other investment professionals to identify, assess and execute buyout transaction opportunities, getting exposure to all aspects of the investment process during the 10-week internship.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Provide overall analytical and research support, including financial modeling;

• Conduct due diligence;

• Assist on valuation exercises and determine optimal capitalization structures;

• Evaluate portfolio company performance and work with company management on strategic initiatives and exit planning.

Technical/Functional Requirements:

• Strong academic credentials, currently in first-year of MBA preferred, and 2-3 years prior private equity, consulting or investment banking experience;

• Interest in working in Africa and focusing on investment opportunities there in the long-term

• Strong quantitative and analytical skills;

• Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills;

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and at a high energy level.

If interested, please contact kevin.boakye@carlyle.com & mohamed.wann@carlyle.com

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