2 Positions at The Bridge Career Services: (Deadline 12 October 2020)

2 Positions at The Bridge Career Services: (Deadline 12 October 2020)

2 Positions at The Bridge Career Services: (Deadline 12 October 2020)

Head Coach & Mentor Manager at The Bridge Career Services: (Deadline 12 October 2020)

Overview

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy (AGGP) has embarked on a journey to develop responsible entrepreneurs across the African continent in service of the common good. Our vision is an empowered, prosperous, productively engaged African citizenry thriving in ethical societies with dignity and hope.  AGGP aims to establish a series of entrepreneurial development interventions/programs throughout the African continent.

Jasiri, one of the programs, invests in, nurtures and empowers entrepreneurs who benefit society and attack poverty through the creation of High Impact new businesses creating new markets on the African continent. Jasiri offers a one year Talent Investor program for high potential individuals who display exceptional entrepreneurial potential to form part of a community of high impact responsible entrepreneurs growing businesses from scratch. Participants are funded immediately and are guided through a process of team formation, idea generation, business validation and market entry. We require a Head Coach and Mentor Manager to support this work.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The position is that of an experienced early stage Business Coach and Mentor Manager.

In this role s/he will be responsible for managing Business Coaches defined as subject matter experts in business with the responsibility of guiding aspiring entrepreneurs in all stages of their business formation. In addition, the Business Coach will create accountability mechanisms for the various teams of entrepreneurs by setting clear objectives, milestones and deliverables and feedback loop mechanisms.

The ideal candidate will also work with Mentors, defined as experienced and trusted advisors who are deeply committed to the personal and professional development of individual  entrepreneurs. The Mentors will build meaningful and trusting relationships with their mentees, rooted in the experience of their own entrepreneurial journeys.

The Head Coach and Mentor Manager should possess a strong understanding of the fundamentals of lean start-up theory, customer development, effectual thinking and start-up management. Preferably has had experience coaching multiple businesses from early stage to market entry in an East African context. We are looking for a well connected influencer, who can identify and recruit a wide variety of valuable mentors and advisors, connect them to founding teams and businesses and provide guidance to both parties on how to get maximum value from the relationship.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Effectively recruit mentors and coaches who will add value to the Jasiri Talent Investor program.
  • Build and cultivate strong relationships with mentors and coaches.
  • Conduct training needs assessments of coaches to inform the training plan.
  • Effectively train coaches.
  • Provide training and coaching to potential angel investors.
  • Design, document, establish coaching and mentoring methodology.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of process and systems to ensure quality outcomes from the coaching and mentoring process.
  • Monitor, manage and report on coaching and mentoring efficacy.
JOB REQUIREMENTS

Experience: 

  • Experience with business strategy and coaching management systems such as Flitepath, Growthwheel, Mentorcloud or similar will be valuable.
  • Experience of coaching and/or coach development.
  • Proven experience using coaching methodologies that are participatory while enhancing growth and constructive feedback.

Education:

  • A Bachelor Degree in a relevant field such as Business Studies and/or Social studies.
  • Coaching certification is a competitive advantage.

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Language & Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Preference will be given to candidates who can read, write and speak English (compulsory), French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili.
  • Technical: Detail Orientation & Reasoning: Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate well. The ability to reason analytically and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects are required.
  • Team: The ability to work independently and on a team is required.
  • People: Strong ability to inspire, motivate and influence others.
  • Other: Occasional out-of-town travel may be required to engage in professional development. The scope of the job may require some evening and weekend work to complete projects, participate in workshops, seminars, training, and professional development.
Is this a Job for You? The deadline for applications is 12 October 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  If you do not hear from us within two weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Program Lead at The Bridge Career Services: (Deadline 12 October 2020)

Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Program Lead will play a critical role in the design and successful implementation of the Jasiri Program. This role will be the face of the program for participants, leading all facilitated aspects, organizing and drawing diverse aspects of the program together to ensure a smooth and cohesive experience. The Program Lead will act as Lead Facilitator in addition to managing a team of part time facilitators, and multinational guest facilitators, speakers and experts.

We are looking for someone experienced in leading entrepreneurship development programs, with a deep understanding of guiding businesses through the new business generation process from idea generation to market entry. It will be a strong advantage to have experience as an entrepreneur. The ideal candidate will have a keen grasp of effectual thinking, market research, customer development, lean startup theory, human-centered design thinking, market entry and start-up management principles.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Guide a cohort of 50 individuals through a team formation, idea discovery, validation and initial market entry
  • Facilitate a practical progression based process drawing from Human Centered Design Thinking, lean, customer discovery, effectual thinking, systems thinking, rapid prototyping, amongst other frameworks
  • Give regular feedback and advice to participants and teams as they progress, across a broad array of topics and issues
  • Build relationships with participants and be the first point of contact for grievances, feedback and general problem solving
  • Brief, manage and ensure quality of contracted facilitators and speakers
  • As Program Lead constantly gauge participants’ energy and understanding throughout the program and intervene when necessary
JOB REQUIREMENTS

Experience:

  • Strong experience in facilitating entrepreneurship development programs
  • Understanding of training methodologies and dynamic group learning
  • High level of competence and comfort leading group activities/sessions both fun and playful as well as reflective
  • Depth of life experience and mature communicating skills

Education:

  • A Bachelor Degree in a relevant field such as Business Studies or Entrepreneurship
  • Certification in Facilitation Techniques is an advantage

Skills and Competencies:

  • Language & Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Preference will be given to candidates who can read, write and speak English (compulsory), French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili
  • Technical: Experience in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship support and development
  • Detail Orientation & Reasoning: Obsession with delivering a quality experience to the minute detail. Strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate strongly with participants and contractors. The ability to reason analytically and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects are required
  • Personal: High energy with an instinctive understanding of facilitating tools that work with various learning styles. Commitment to achieve program impact objectives with clearly defined timelines
  • Team: The ability to work independently and on a team is required
  • Other: The scope of the job may require some evening and weekend work during the intensive portions of the program
Is this a Job for You? 

The deadline for applications is 12 October 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY





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