Community Coordinator
GrowthAfrica Foundation
Nairobi Kenya
Date Posted 09/01/2023
Application deadline 07/20/2023
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement Bachelor

Community Coordinator
About us:

GrowthAfrica is one of the continent’s leading growth partners for entrepreneurs. We are looking for new talent to join our quest to grow the continent’s promising impact enterprises into prosperous contributors to our societies, creating much-needed job opportunities, economic growth, and social transformation.

We drive investment and market readiness through cohort-based programmes, projects, and tailored support services to entrepreneurs across Africa. We work hard to ensure that entrepreneurial ventures increase their rate and scope of success during the start-up, growth, or expansion stage.

Through access to capital, markets, technology, and know-how, we have since 2002 supported over 2,000 businesses to flourish. We focus on innovative and scalable post-revenue start-ups and growth SMEs led by ambitious entrepreneurs.

Headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Kampala, Addis Ababa, Accra, Lusaka, and regional activities. You will join an international, passionate, and ambitious team of 34 across 6 countries.

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Community Coordinator. This role will coordinate and expand GrowthAfrica’s community of startups, mentors, investors, and ecosystem partners. The Community Coordinator will be crucial in identifying and engaging with in-country and international resource partners, facilitating partnerships, and supporting the growth and success of startups and businesses. The Community Coordinator. Will report directly to the Head of Advisory.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Develop and implement an international resources strategy for GrowthAfrica to engage identified resource categories.
  • Identify and map global mentors, experts, incubators, accelerators, and investors to provide startups mentorship, skills transfer, and investment opportunities.
  • Promote the countries we operate in as attractive investment destinations for early-stage and later-stage venture investors.
  • Identify and promote relevant international events and conferences for local startups, facilitating partnerships and access opportunities.
  • Pursue partnerships with international resources, negotiating and signing agreements to deliver coordinated support and resources.
  • Support the outreach and selection of startups for our programs, ensuring their matching with international resources.
  • Collaborate with local ecosystem partners to facilitate access to global resources for selected startups.
  • Design and support implementation of startup support packages, including pitch decks and financial models.
  • Facilitate engagement and interaction between startups, ecosystem partners, and global resource partners.
  • Support interactions between startups and international investors for investment opportunities.
  • Work with the GrowthAfrica communications team to document and promote program successes and learnings.
  • Assist the Monitoring and Evaluation team in tracking and reporting progress on beneficiaries’ linkages with global resources.

Whom we are looking for:

Knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, economics, statistics, entrepreneurship, or another relevant field.
  • Over five years of proven experience in international resource management, business linkages, or community management.
  • Strong understanding of the startup ecosystem, business models, and investment landscape.
  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills to engage with global mentors, investors, incubators, and accelerators.
  • Knowledge of international events and conferences relevant to startup growth and development.
  • Ability to negotiate and establish partnership frameworks with international resource partners.
  • Experience in designing and implementing startup support programs and resources.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to engage and facilitate interactions between stakeholders.
  • Proactive and self-driven with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to ensure effective implementation and tracking of activities.

Why work with us?

  • Excellent learning experience and platform to build solid work experience and networks.
  • Purpose-driven organisation and opportunity.
  • Energetic team dedicated to growing entrepreneurial ventures and businesses across Africa.
  • Grow your professional network as you work and learn with our dynamic team across six countries.
  • Learning and insights on innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent.
  • Become part of a highly committed, international team.

Other information

  • This opportunity is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Want to apply?

  • Send your CV in PDF format and a motivational letter to this form.
  • Open for applications now!
  • We expect to close applications on 20th July 2023. We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis after the deadline if a suitable candidate will not have been identified.