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  • Posted: Jul 5, 2024
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    Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is unlike any place else you’ve ever worked. We are venture builders dedicated to solving some of Africa’s biggest challenges and capitalizing on it’s incredible potential by leveraging market and tech opportunities. Over the next five years, we’ll build 24 businesses from scratch and scale 64 existing gr...
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    Lead Full Stack Engineer (1 year Fixed Term Contract)

    The role:

    • We are seeking a highly skilled Lead Full Stack Engineer to manage the development of digital solutions to meet the Academy’s mission and objectives. S/he will lead the design, development and implementation acting as the technical lead and interface, working closely with external service providers to deliver the end products. and operations of the digital platform. The right candidate for this role will understand project requirements and develop design specifications as per requirements.


    • Design, implement and maintain new features and functionalities for the platform, understanding the requirements and translating them into scalable and efficient software solutions
    • Design software system architecture
    • Work on both the front-end and back-end of the application, demonstrating expertise in various technologies, frameworks, and programming languages.
    • Work collaboratively with other teams to understand end-user requirements, use cases, and technical concepts, translating them into a cohesive and effective solution while ensuring a seamless user experience
    • Optimise the performance of the platform to handle large amounts of data and high user traffic, delivering a smooth user experience.
    • Participate in code reviews and enforce best coding practices, while also writing and executing unit tests and integration tests to maintain code quality.
    • Maintains consistent version control and monitoring of continuous deploymentImplements proactive monitoring practices, derives actionable insights from data, ensures the reliability and security of IT operations, and optimises performance.
    • Documents system specifications for internal use and end user, highlighting bug fixes, new features and potential issues.
    • Ability to identify & implement tools and integrations that will facilitate seamless program operations and delivery across the Academy team

    Skills Required

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related fieldHave engineering management experience in a high-growth startup or medium-sized product-focused tech company
    • Demonstrated track-record of delivering user-centric products with modern technologies for a variety of different problem domains
    • Experience with agile development methodologies
    • Worked on a diverse set of full stack technologies including experience with web, mobile, data and infrastructure
    • Knowledgeable of a range of modern web or mobile frameworks, e.g. React, Angular, Django, Rails, iOS, or Android.
    • Proficient in at least one programming language such as Python, Javascript, Ruby, Golang.
    • Must have cloud development experience - particularly AWS.
    • Understanding of scalable architectures like microservices etc.
    • Well rounded experience in Javascript particularly TypeScript.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical skills
    • Strong teamwork skills
    • Strong organisational skills

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    Learning Experience Designer

    About The Role
    Key Responsibilities:

    • End-to-end Learning Experience Design: Apply learning science principles to develop assessment artefacts and program initiatives that enhance participant understanding and retention.
    • Content Creation: Develop clear, practical, accessible, and jargon-free content and course materials in various formats such as text, video and diagrams for entrepreneurs of all levels that align with our programs’ objectives.
    • Program Evaluation: Work closely with the Program Design Lead and the Embedded Impact and Learning (EIL) team to continuously assess and improve course content and program initiatives based on feedback and performance metrics.
    • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with the Program Design Lead, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders to ensure the programs we develop meet the needs of the entrepreneurs.


    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a design-related field, social sciences, or education
    • At least 3 years experience in instructional design, experience design, or a related role, with proven experience in creating clear, practical, and engaging educational content and developing an educational program end-to-end.
    • Strong understanding of human-centred design and lean startup principles.
    • A good understanding of entrepreneurship is a plus.
    • Experience with learning management systems (LMS) and other technologies necessary for program design & management
    • Ability to develop learning content in multiple formats such as text, video, images, etc. to suit various learning styles
    • Ability to design learning assessment artefacts

    The ideal candidate also possesses:

    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
    • Good analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple work streams, in a fast-paced environment.

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    Finance & Operations Manager (Academy)

    • We are recruiting a Finance and Operations Manager who will lead on all aspects of financial planning, management and reporting, and oversee daily operations of Founders Factory Africa Academy. S/he will be responsible for processing all day-to-day financial transactions, and to ensure that the finance function is carried out effectively and efficiently.
    • The role would suit an experienced finance manager who is able to work both strategically and operationally across a small but distributed team across Africa. You will work closely with the Program Director and respective program leads to ensure that operations run effectively across all functions.

    Key Responsibilities:
    Finance Management

    • Develop and manage the annual budget, ensuring accurate forecasting and allocation of resources.
    • Monitor and track program expenditures against the budgets.
    • Prepare a detailed financial report for project stakeholders, including budget vs actual analysis.
    • Ensure compliance with company’s financial reporting standards and policies.
    • Collaborate with respective program leads to gather and validate budget input.
    • Update and review forecast as project projections change, providing timely and accurate financial information.
    • Provide finance guidance and support to teams to enhance aid decision making.
    • Develop and maintain financial processes and controls to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
    • Support annual financial audits of the program to ensure accuracy and compliance.

    Banking and Treasury

    • Ensure payments for service providers and stipends are done timely and accurately
    • Liaise with service providers to ensure invoices are accurate and received on time
    • Liaise with banks to ensure payments are settled timely and all supporting documents required by the banks are submitted
    • Develop cash forecast to ensure sufficient funds are in the bank for all VDA financial requirementsPerform creditors reconciliations for all Academy payments timeously.

    Operations Management

    • Contract management, including overseeing purchase procedures
    • Maintain systems for tracking contractual documents, correspondence and reporting, keeping contract files updated for spot checks and audits;
    • Manage operational/ logistical organisation of training, workshops, and other events in coordination with the technical team.
    • Liaise with the team to ensure they have the relevant tools & systems for program delivery.
    • Ensure recruitment and all operational procedures are compliant with the jurisdictions the Academy operates inManagement of program risk log.
    • Coordinate travel arrangements for Academy staff.
    • Coordinate recruitment and onboarding activities as needed.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • A degree in a relevant subject combined with broad relevant experience in project finance (or able to demonstrate a combination of qualifications, skills and relevant experience at an equivalent level)
    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in operations/logistics on large-scale, donor-funded projects.
    • Have extensive experience in financial management and controlHave extensive use of accounting software (Sage and Xero are desirable)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information clearly and effeciently
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies is a plus.
    • Exceptional organisational skills and a proven ability to work under pressure while ensuring accuracy and quality.
    • Ability to interpret financial information and produce high-quality reports.
    • An ability to organise and present information logically and accurately.
    • A solution-focused approach with the ability to work flexibly to meet changing organisational needs.
    • A self-managing work style and, in particular, the ability to work independently as the financial specialist for project teams
    • Ability to identify and implement changes to processes and practices and improve quality and efficiency.

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