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  • Posted: Apr 12, 2018
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    Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in early-stage entrepreneurs with business solutions to major global problems. We build communities around entrepreneurs that increase opportunities for growth and success. Our peer-selected investment approach delivers strong results for early-stage businesses and investors. Village Capital builds bridges for e...
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    Job description

    Are you passionate about nurturing entrepreneurs? Do you enjoy research and engaging with people? Would you like to learn more about entrepreneurship and early stage investing?

    Village Capital finds, trains and funds entrepreneurs solving major global challenges. It is looking for an Associate who will find, evaluate and onboard suitable ecosystem support organisations like accelerators, hubs and incubators into its Vilcap Communities program. This community of entrepreneur support organisations are the leaders in entrepreneur support in their ecosystems across Sub-Saharan Africa. This individual will also play a key role in building a pipeline for the organisation’s network of partners.

    This is a great opportunity for an individual who is passionate about nurturing entrepreneurs. One who enjoys research and engaging with people. They will have exposure to ecosystem development, investment readiness training and early stage investing.

    Detailed Responsibilities

    • Organise and manage workshops
    • Manage the defined workshop budget and petty cash. Ensure that all payments are made accurately and on time
    • Manage the logistics for 3/4 day workshops, i.e. accommodation, flights, venue, catering, transport
    • Support with the agenda and speakers; tracking speakers and mentors ensuring all sessions are filled
    • Ensure that Village Capital’s brand is visible during the workshops, i.e. prepare attractive collateral such as event invitations, handouts, name tags and signage. Also manage the organisation’s local social media presence.
    • Document and share the key takeaways and performance indicators at the end of each workshop
    • Build a community
    • Attend and represent Village Capital in conferences, networking events and mentoring opportunities.
    • Identify entrepreneur incubators in new/developing markets within Eastern, Western and Southern Africa who would benefit from Vilcap Communities Sub Saharan Africa program
    • Engage and evaluate the identified entrepreneur incubators with the aim of recruiting them into the training programs.
    • Work with program and regional manager to onboard partners to Vilcap Communities

    Desired Candidate Profile

    Does this sound like you?

    • Believe in our mission and you like to sell what you believe in. This role will constantly be explaining the value of the program to ecosystem support organisations, pipeline partners and others
    • Must be an East African national
    • Have at least 2 - 6 years experience
    • Curious and willing to learn, i.e. enjoys research and learning more about entrepreneur incubators.
    • Strong interpersonal, relationship management and project management skills. Facilitation skills are a plus
    • Detail-oriented, i.e. committed to accuracy, highest-quality results, go the extra mile
    • Able to create and manage your outreach plan including criteria, track contacts, results and report on your plan
    • Able to create attractive collateral, or learn quickly! Knowledge of InDesign and the Adobe Suite is a plus.
    • Pre-existing network in the startup and investment community is a big plus

    Method of Application

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