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Mentor/Subject Matter Expert to assist African startups (preferred bilingual FR/EN)

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Adei Foundation, Inc.
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Adei Foundation, Inc.


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Published 4 days ago

One time only
July 6, 2020
12:00am EDT
September 5, 2020
11:59pm EDT
Weekdays
A few hours

Are you an experienced business professional? Are you a subject matter expert in Finance, Operation, Product Development, Business Development, Marketing or various Technology areas? Or do you possess general business knowledge through education with a Graduate Business Degree ie MBA or MA in International Business? Huge plus if you have experience in the tech industry, if you are bilingual (English /French), or if you have existing exposure to Africa.

We are a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to: Drive socio-economic development through technology in Côte d’Ivoire and the region by fostering opportunities for startups, talents, and innovation.

Beyond skills development, this is an opportunity to connect with the local entrepreneurial Ecosystem and gain exposure to the entrepreneurs’ experience in this frontier market. Your Knowledge and skills can be invaluable to the entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire. Don't pass on this extraordinary experience and make an impact in the development of human capital, gender equity, youth employment, and technical innovation in Côte d’Ivoire and the region.

Program Details:

We are excited to offer our Adei Educate - Launch. Boost. Grow. : a 3-week virtual bootcamp dedicated to early stage tech startups in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. The program is created to support early stage entrepreneurs as they continue to define their product and build their business. Mentors / Subject matter experts prepare content and deliver training in collaboration with peers and Adei Institute staff. They will directly assist entrepreneurs during virtual bootcamp, answering questions, providing coaching / feedback. Adei Institute of Technology will provide support to the Subject matter experts in developing the content and delivering the workshops.

Expert Areas:

Product Development

A product is worth 1000 meetings but can also be an expensive endeavor. Product development moves in phases from concept to market launch and repeats itself as new features are added. Seeking an individual with expertise using lean methodologies, agile process and road mapping.

Business Development & Strategy

Business development is what enables a startup to grow. It’s especially important for startup founders/leaders to understand how to create growth opportunities and target, acquire and retain customers. Seeking an individual with experience in strategy, relationship building, negotiations and converting and growing clientele.

Marketing / Branding ( & Sales)

Seeking an individual with expertise in Sales and Marketing, experienced in developing brand strategy, and appropriating marketing dollars to reinforce the brand of the company taking into account the company mission, vision, products and/or services and the message you want to deliver to the customer.

Operations

Seeking Individuals with experience in Business Operations. The activities that businesses engage in on a daily basis to increase the value of the enterprise and earn a profit. The activities can be optimized to generate sufficient revenues.

Finance & Accounting

A strong financial infrastructure is critical for any company, new or established. For an early stage company, it’s important to implement good practices early to maintain sustainable growth, managed spending and avoiding fines or tax issues later in the life cycle of the company. Seeking an individual with strong command of basics as they apply future growth.

Technology

Seeking seasoned Technology professionals in UI/UX, Product and Project Management with significant industry experience.


Expectations:

·       3 -6 Weeks commitment with min of 4 hours per week.

·       Expert in their field with over 7 years of experience

·       Experience in the Tech Industry is highly preferred

·       English proficiency with bilingual preferred but not required.



Details at a glance

Remote Possible

International Volunteers Welcome

 

How To Apply

Please send resume to mentorship@adeiinstitute.org

Email Title: Adei Mentors Position

Include in email: Availability for interview.

Are you an experienced business professional? Are you a subject matter expert in Finance, Operation, Product Development, Business Development, Marketing or various Technology areas? Or do you possess general business knowledge through…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Virtual Opportunity

How to Apply

Email Title: Adei Mentors Position

Include resume (or linkedin profile) in applicants email plus availability for interview

Email Title: Adei Mentors Position

Include resume (or linkedin profile) in applicants email plus availability for interview

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