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Management Fellow, Grassland Cameroon (Babessi, Cameroon)

Location: Babessi, Cameroon—with significant time in other rural village communities

Compensation: Living stipend

Duration: One year

Who We Are

At Grassland Cameroon we believe in African farmers. We know that with the right resources, they can improve their livelihoods and escape poverty. We also believe that our solutions can be profit making and sustainable, making certain that our farmers have uninterrupted assistance over several years. Our goal is to ensure that the little food they produce is properly managed after harvest. We measure our impact by the productivity of our partnered farmers over time.

Cameroon is in the wettest part of Africa (the Congo Basin) and has the second highest concentration of biodiversity. With five agro ecological zones, beaches and a mountain— the second highest in Africa, Cameroon has everything Africa has to offer in one country. Nestled in the highlands of the North West of Cameroon, our facility is surrounded by farms and greenery, and a large farming community which produces grains, pulses, cocoa and coffee. It is our vision to extend our services across all production zones in the country, and to diversify into multiple crops.

What We Do

We are a food storage, drying, and distribution company that sources products from smallholder farmers, whom we support during the season with input loans and training, so that they can be more productive. We transform the farmers' produce into standardized, graded products that we sell across West and Central Africa, to buyers who can be sure of the quality they receive. In under a year of operations, we have worked with over 150 farmers, across almost 250 hectares of land and conditioned over 500 tons of corn.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and hard-working Fellow who will lead day to day operations at our facility, train staff and strategize for increased farmer uptake and improved asset utilization. The job will involve overseeing field operations, managing staff, and streamlining operations while reducing costs. The Fellow will receive supervision and guidance from our CEO. It is a field-oriented leadership position, with a consistent blend of field and administrative work. The successful candidate will be willing to get their hands dirty and work closely with farmers, agents, logistics team and machine operators. We are looking for someone who is a dynamic, entrepreneurial and can work in a non scripted, start-up environment.

Your reponsibilities will include:

Strategical Planning

  • Work with CEO to develop scale strategy and set operational, sales, and financial targets and KPIs
  • Streamline operation processes to ensure funds disbursement and procurement occur in time to meet weekly/monthly sales targets
  • Implement systems to record and monitor daily/weekly market prices per commodity per market in production zones
  • Support CEO in systems development, team capacity building, and problem solving

Business Development

  • Manage and forge new local partnerships with farmer groups to improve grain sourcing
  • Strengthen Grassland Cameroon’s relationships with local government and community organizations such as divisional mayors, cooperatives and community trucking unions

Team Building

  • Work with CEO to forge HR strategy, identify need for new roles, and support recruiting, training and development of Grassland Cameroon team
  • Update and manage SOPs and other internal management practices

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of work experience (experience in operations or management consulting is a plus);
  • Exceptional people skills and managerial skills; avid team player with a coaching and mentoring approach
  • Passionate about rural development and social enterprise, with demonstrated commitment to working with rural communities
  • Experience traveling, living and/or working in West or Central Africa
  • Fluency (or advanced business proficiency) in English (Pidgin & French is a plus)
  • Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time, and keep track of a variety of work-streams
  • Problem solver with excellent attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and outstanding work ethic
  • Strong analytical skills, including Excel modeling and data analysis
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments; thrives in a bootstrapped culture
  • Strong technology skills (knowledge of Word, Excel, Salesforce, Google Docs, and Dropbox)
  • B.A. in business, management, marketing, economics or a related field required; graduate degree (MBA, MPA/ID, MPA, MPH etc.) a plus, but not required

What you get

  • Be part of a fast growing startup that is generating revenue
  • Unparalleled personal and professional growth, while training the next generation of young African professionals
  • An exciting adventure in Cameroon, the heart of Africa. A nation known as “Africa in miniature” for its diverse geography, climate, culture, foods and languages. From white sand beaches to Mt. Cameroon, and numerous waterfalls, there is plenty to explore and do.
  • To improve the livelihoods of the worlds poorest population, while ensuring that the solution is profit making and sustainable

If you think this is for you, we are excited to hear form you. Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@grassland-africa.com. In your cover letter, please state what excites you the most about this role, and what you think will be most challenging about it.

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Summer Internship + Full-Time Positions, EquaLife Group (Nairobi, Kenya)

Company Overview

EquaLife Group is building an integrated education platform to address the growing global awareness and need for early childhood care and development. EquaLife Group currently provides a variety of high-quality solutions to all stakeholders involved in child development in East Africa. EquaLife Group’s ventures include Little Steps Childcare, the Africa Career Training Institute (ACTi), and other tailored programs for both public and private institutions. 

EquaLife Group is putting together a team of business-minded individuals with strong industry and other relevant experience who are motivated to bring global best practices to emerging markets and adapt them to fit local culture and context to create world-class excellence in product. Each team member has the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial role within a dynamic team to find new and innovative ways to propel the business forward. We are always looking for the talented individuals who are passionate about being part of a team to lead the way in defining one of the most critical yet often under-appreciated industries to help shape the future of Kenya’s population and positively impact the Kenyan economy. A successful Kenyan launch will allow us to expand to regional and global markets. 

About Little Steps Childcare

Little Steps is a ground-breaking new early childhood development business that is professionalizing the childcare industry in Kenya by operating safe, reliable, and developmentally stimulating childcare centers. Little Steps has three core “customers” that it develops its services to support: children under the age of 3, working professionals with young children, and forward-thinking corporations who understand the need to support employee well-being. Little Steps’ ability to excel is based on its insistence on excellence in health and safety standards and age-appropriate developmental outcomes coupled with refined business acumen applied throughout its operations to create a uniquely rewarding customer experience. Little Steps opened its pilot center in early 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya and is preparing to begin operating dedicated childcare centers alongside corporate partners in early 2018. 

About ACTi

ACTi solves the need for efficient and effective short-course professional and vocational training in markets with high demand for professionally-minded and engaging talent. The core vocational training is for those who seek careers working with young children in formal or informal positions. Our interactive training model and testing methods impart relevant skills and empower students to want to actively engage in their roles as early childhood educators. The general professional training provides students with the core knowledge to be effective in whatever career they may pursue. ACTi also provides a full-suite of support for its students after graduation to guide them in navigating job opportunities and placement process. The development of ACTi is several years in the making, and the launch of the first enrollment class is expected in mid-2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Job Opportunities: Short-Term and Full-Time Positions 

Internships Available: Strategy & Operations, Business Development, Communications, Sales & Marketing, Training Design & Implementation 

Qualifications: The successful applicant should have a minimum of three years’ work experience in finance, management consulting, or a relevant field. Previous emerging markets experience a plus. Strong quantitative and analytical skills coupled with excellent writing and presentation skills are a must. A high level of intellectual curiosity with the ability to work independently in a self-directed environment is needed to excel. 

If you are interested to start a conversation to learn more about a specific position, please send your CV and a Cover Letter to Amanda at acotterman@equalifegroup.com. 

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Full-time: Operations VP, Lori Systems (Nairobi, Kenya)

Company Overview

Lori Systems is a technology venture in Nairobi led by Harvard & MIT graduates. Backed by local & international investors and advisors, Lori is experiencing rapid growth.

Leveraging 3 years of research at Harvard and in-house developed technology, Lori has built a logistics platform that is revolutionising the cargo-transport value chain in Africa – from the ground up.

The relative cost of moving goods in the region is one of the highest in the world leading to up to 75% of a product’s cost going to logistics (compared to 6% in the US). Lori enables the logistics space to operate at an order of magnitude more efficiently than it does today.

Higher efficiency through Lori has been demonstrated to drive costs down which in turn is expected to create new jobs & stimulate overall economic development in a tangible way.

Role Description

The Lori executive team is seeking a hands-on, versatile VP of Operations who can build, develop and lead an operations team through continuous challenges, while designing and structuring processes – all inside a dynamic and fast growing start-up environment. Crucial to this role is the ability and desire to get deep in the weeds as needed.

Compensation

Competitive across global markets (blend of cash + equity)

What you will do

  • Exponentially  grow Lori’s transport capacity
  • Fully own day-to-day complexities
  • Get in the weeds to address numerous exceptions
  • Create systems to optimise processes & work flows
  • Leverage tech to increase efficiencies
  • Liaison between exec, engineering & the field
  • Monitor and improve service level metrics
  • Recruit A-players to the team
  • Develop longer term ops strategy

What you bring to the table

  • Record of delivering results at a top firm
  • 4+ years in a managerial logistics position
  • Confidence, charisma, passion, inspiration
  • Success translating processes to tech systems
  • Bachelors in engineering, logistics or related field
  • Excellent English communication skills

Preferred Experience

  • Experience at a tech company
  • Graduate degree in relevant field
  • Experience in Emerging Market logistics

Qualified applicants are invited to email their CV to Lori HR at: careers@lorisystems.com.

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Full-time Associate, Actis (Lagos, Nigeria)

Purpose of Role

Working closely with our teams in Africa. This is a hand’s on role and requires an understanding, background and genuine desire to drive best in class performance. This person will support the Investment team in all deal related activities, including financial modelling, investment analysis and preparing investment committee presentations etc. 

Support a deal leader in all aspects of transaction origination, execution and asset management. 

Key Responsibilities

Origination and Deal Execution

  • Create initial project feasibility model, incorporating private equity assumptions, debt and tax input, to assess project returns, while liaising with Actis development platforms and under the supervision of the investment manager
  • Conduct due diligence of transactions under the direction of the senior investment team including, but not limited to, market due diligence, financial and tax due diligence
  • Develop and maintain project tools and tasks lists to ensure project is managed effectively by deal team
  • Attend project meetings in-country as required by the investment manager
  • Prepare all project documentation including screening memos, investment committee memos and updates under the supervision of investment manager
  • Identify areas of transaction risk and potential mitigation strategies, as part of the deal team
  • Summarise, interpret and present material in an accurate and convincing manner to a deal team and IC
  • Prepare all materials required by third party lenders to assess a potential transaction
  • Assist investment manager in all matters related to the deal closing, including deal documentation, finance documentation, structuring and other transaction support
  • Contribute knowledge, deal leads and network to the rest of the firm
  • Participate in investments outside home country
  • Work cooperatively and diligently within the deal team to ensure project deadlines and milestones are met in accordance with the transaction timeline

Portfolio Management

  • Support the investment manager with portfolio/asset management of assigned project 
  • Prepare quarterly investment reports and valuation reports for projects for review of investment manager 
  • Support the post investment team to assist pre-investment expectations being met or exceeded, by monitoring actual performance against plan, developing a set of key performance indicators for each project and early detection of under –performing areas 
  • Actively contribute to sector initiatives 

Other

  • Assist in all aspects of fundraising for the follow on fund as well as play an active role in Investor management, which may include articulating investment environment, strategy and investment performance to investors 
  • Work in partnership with global specialists (e.g. ESG & PPC) and sector teams 
  • Additional responsibilities include participation on Actis wide projects or initiatives (where participation is valued) and building effective networks with peers. 

Ideal Experience

  • At least 2-4 years’ experience within a private equity firm, or investment bank environment at Analyst or Associate level
  • Accountancy or MBA qualification
  • A good understanding of how private equity works, its philosophy, disciplines and value orientation
  • Must have the ability to operate in West Africa and have relevant market context
  • French speaking would be a preference, but not essential
  • A keen interest in and experience of emerging markets 

Skills / Competencies Required

  • Associate Competencies for Success – Technical Skills
  • Global Collaboration
  • Utilising Data
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Confidence and Conviction
  • Passion and Drive
  • Thinking Strategically and Mastering Complexity
  • Persuasion and Influence
  • Organisational and Cultural Savvy
  • Developing Capability 
  • Driving Accountability

To apply, please e-mail Amanda Plowes at aplowes@act.is.

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Full-time Sales & Marketing Director, Earth Enable (Kigali, Rwanda)

Company Overview

EarthEnable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda. 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty, unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is unaffordable for many Rwandans who need it. 

EarthEnable addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy. Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States. They are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and murram) commonly found in Rwanda. EarthEnable trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished. In our first two years of operations, EarthEnable has installed over 250,000 square feet of flooring and employed over 100 Rwandese staff. 

The Role

The person hired for this role will have a unique and urgent opportunity to catapult us to the next level of impact. We are in a great place; we have developed an excellent product that our customers cherish and that has multiplicative health, employment, and environmental benefits. We have scaled rapidly to reach over 1,200 customers in just over two years. Now, we are ready for a visionary Director of Sales and Marketing to pilot and implement innovative strategies and business models to fundamentally disrupt the home improvement market for the rural poor. 

The Director of Sales and Marketing will lead EarthEnable’s swift expansion to new geographic regions as well as to even lower socio-economic segments of the population. The job will include piloting, iterating, and implementing strategies to improve all aspects of customer relationship management: marketing, sales, branding, payment plans, promotions, pricing, and after-service support. It will also include developing and testing scaling models (Organic growth? Franchising? Partnerships? Licensing our oil? The options are endless!). We need someone who is wildly creative and intellectually curious, excited to take big risks that yield high returns, looks forward to days in the field getting their hands dirty and talking to rural customers, and who runs towards the most challenging of problems, never giving up. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Developing marketing strategies for EarthEnable across Rwanda, e.g. organizing market days, door-to-door sales, village events, village meeting announcements, and a rock-solid customer referral strategy (most of our sales are currently referrals, yet we don’t have a referrals system in place, given the challenges of tracking them) 
  • Piloting innovative savings and credit mechanisms to help customers finance the floor over time (including collateral for savings) 
  • Constantly assessing willingness to pay and elasticity of demand to optimize both impact and revenue 
  • Developing a training academy for sales representatives and supervisory structures (as needed) 
  • Identifying potential partnerships and negotiating partnership agreements (for financing, marketing, sales, etc.) 
  • Enacting an efficient customer follow up system to obtain satisfaction scores and respond to complaints 
  • Ensuring customer default rates and cancellation rates are low 
  • Collecting live and accurate data on leads and clients (including their location) via mobile technology 
  • Working closely with Operations team to align supply and demand 
  • Supporting local brand development and ensuring excellent deals for branded collateral 
  • Building a team that efficiently handles marketing, sales, financing, customer service, and partnerships 
  • Working closely with other senior leadership to determine the optimal business model to scale 

Qualifications

  • Educational level of A1 or B.A. in business, management, marketing, economics or a related field 
  • 2+ years of marketing and sales experience; experience with fast-growing start-ups is a plus 
  • Commitment to Rwanda and specifically working in rural environments for 2+ years 
  • Experience living and working in a developing country (preferably Rwanda / East Africa) 
  • Creative and artistic with an eye for strong visual design and video design 
  • Experience managing and analyzing budgets; modeling cost-effectiveness of marketing strategies 
  • Resourcefulness and critical thinking skills to quickly determine why something isn’t working and iterate quickly to try to solve it; creative problem solving 
  • Exceptional people skills and managerial skills; avid team player; coaching and mentoring approach 
  • Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time 
  • Maturity and poise under stress 
  • Excellent attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and outstanding work ethic 
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity to learn new things, patient with others 
  • Passionate about international development and social enterprise 
  • Strong technology skills (knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Dropbox) 
  • Graduate degree (MBA, MPA/ID, MPA, MPH, etc.) a plus, but not required 
  • Fluency in English 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with your name and “Director of Sales and Marketing” in the subject line to jobs@earthenable.org. In your cover letter, please state what excites you most about this role, and what you think will be the most challenging about it. 

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Investment Banking Associate (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Sourced from Talentstone Africa Headhunters

Our client, a Tier 1 global investment bank is looking for a professional to join its South Africa Investment Banking Division team in Johannesburg and to use their skills and ideas to make an impact to the success of the business at Goldman Sachs. 

Investment Banking Division 

The division works on some of the most complex financial challenges and transactions in the market today. Whether advising on a merger, providing financial solutions for an acquisition, or structuring an initial public offering, it handles projects that help clients at major milestones. The Division work with corporations, pension funds, financial sponsors, and governments and are team of strong analytical thinkers, who have a passion for producing out-of-the-box ideas. 

Investment Banking Associates gain exposure to the firm’s businesses and expanded knowledge of the investment banking industry, as they develop key analytical, communications, marketing and sales skills. Associates create and analyze financial models, performing scenario analyses and tests to examine the effects of client alternatives. In addition, Associates organize and prepare presentations, which explain industry trends, discuss client options, and recommend strategies to meet client goals. Associates may also participate in and conduct due diligence sessions, a necessary component of financial transactions. From maintaining client communication to helping the Bank structure client transactions, Associates are a vital part of the client's investment banking teams. 

Basic Qualifications 

  • Candidate must have completed an undergraduate degree 
  • Current experience as an investment banking Associate (or related financial position) 
  • Drive, enthusiasm, creativity and excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Strong quantitative and technical abilities 
  • An outstanding academic record 
  • Personal integrity, initiative and leadership qualities 
  • Strong communications, multi-tasking and time management skills

To apply, please email an updated copy of your CV/ resume with a completed copy of the attached questionnaire to hello@talentstoneafrica.com.

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Summer Internship, IDWork (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Company Overview

Sayo Folawiyo is super passionate about using technology to drive growth on the African continent. A recovering management consultant (Bain&Co)and LSE graduate (Philosophy and Economics), he partnered with Arjun Khoosal(top graduate in his Comp Sci, Maths & Stats year) almost 2 years ago to build IDWork. 

IDWork was started to bring the dignity of the CV to the informal market. On the African content the informal economy drives the majority of GDP and is yet excluded and opaque. Specifically, the founders saw a great opportunity in South Africa to use IT (especially mobile) to remove the obscurity that plagued the $2bn/ year home services market. 

One of the few teams in the space with an in-house development team, IDWork has been able to bootstrap its way to a revenue generating product (driven almost half a million dollars of business to service providers) and subsequently raised seed funding at a strong valuation from leading business names as well as a couple of institutional investors. 

You can read more about IDWork here.

Role Description

Two interns are required to work on some important facets of the business; internships are often used to test and build the early structure of a full time role.

Chief Marketing Officer: Given the nature of our markets here on the content, pure b2c plays are incredibly costly and quite difficult to do. The most voluminous and reliable distribution channels are owned by the big banks, telco etc. The CMO will be responsible for ensuring we can continue to grow and serve our customer base by managing B2C channels, growing B2B2C channel, strong analytic/reporting and safeguarding the brand.

Impact Manager: We are a social impact business. We are also a technology startup. There's a lot going on. We need to build the right metrics and measurement methodologies to make sure we are making the impact we want to make. The impact manager will be responsible for bringing impact best practice and thought leadership into the company as well as lead the actual collection and reporting of impact data.

To apply or learn more about these internships, email Sayo Folawiyo.

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Investments Internship, Virgin Atlantic (London, UK)

Deadline: 21 April 2017

NB: UK Work Permit / residency is required

Role Summary

The role has two main components

  1. Investment Assessment & Portfolio Management: Assist the Investment Team in evaluation of new investment opportunities and support active portfolio management to maximise and deliver long term value to the shareholders of Virgin. 
  2. Strategy & Business Development: Assist the Investment Team and Virgin Brand Team in reviewing existing Virgin businesses strategy and business development opportunities for the brand 

This will be done primarily through: 

  • Assisting with specific projects and analysis related to portfolio companies and new investments 
  • Providing research and other general financial and analytical support to the various teams 
  • Participating in the collation and verification of information for management reporting purposes 

The Intern will also be asked to coordinate and deliver specific projects and analysis related to portfolio companies and new investments.

Required Experience

  • Education: Current MBA student 
  • Work experience: Prior professional experience in banking, investment, consulting or corporate finance is preferred 
  • Teamwork: History of personal commitment to, and enjoyment from, participating in team-based activities. Track record of being open, collaborative, dependable, and supportive in the long term interests of the team. 

Key Skills

  • Highly numerate individual, familiar with valuation and accounting concepts through previous professional or academic experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Good judgement and ability to view decisions objectively, carefully and accurately
  • Well-organised with good people management and project management skills
  • Self starter, highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Intellectually curious; Strives to understand the essence of a situation, an industry or a business problem. 
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commercial focus and entrepreneurial spirit 

To apply, e-mail your resume and short cover letter to houda.hamdouch@virgin.com before 21 April 2017.

 

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Full-time Senior Associate, CardinalStone Capital Advisors (Lagos, Nigeria)

Company Background

CardinalStone Capital Advisers ('CCA' of the ‘Firm’) is a Private Equity Investment Adviser operating out of Lagos Nigeria. CCA seeks to invest in businesses that have a high potential to become champions within sectors that are fundamental to the functioning of the Nigerian and broader West African economy. Though industry agnostic, the Firm particularly seeks out two categories of businesses: 

  • Businesses with a B2B focus, in providing core supply chain products and services, in the agribusiness, industrials and FMCG sectors 
  • Business and Consumer services-oriented businesses in the healthcare, education and financial services sectors 

Today, CCA manages 5 portfolio companies and is looking to make 8-10 additional investments over the next 3 years. As such, the Firm is actively seeking to expand its team across key investing, operations and administrative support functions. 

Role Description

  • Oversee and drive the analysis of investment opportunities including financial modelling, valuation and return analysis 
  • Oversee and drive the formulation and implementation of the value addition strategy for portfolio companies 

  • Serve as primary custodian of all pipeline transactions and portfolio companies under his/her control, managing all resources engaged on such transactions/businesses 

  • Directly oversee the performance and development of analysts, interns and fellows working on assigned transactions/businesses 

  • Provide support on other assigned transactions and strategic issues as may be required 

  • Work will likely require a reasonable amount of travel, mostly domestic travel to various company/transaction sites across Nigeria with some mix of international travel 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Second Class Upper Degree from a top tier university, additional MBA degree from top tier international university preferred 
  • 4 - 7 years’ experience in management consulting, investment banking and/or private equity with reputable organizations and clear transaction/engagement history 
  • Experience in emerging markets, particularly Nigeria and West Africa is a plus 
  • Demonstrable passion to transition to hands-on private equity investing role in Nigeria/West Africa

General Competencies

  • Superior analytical reasoning and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communication skills - able to succinctly express complex ideas (verbally and in writing) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and ability to work effectively as part of a team 
  • Attention to detail and highly organized 
  • Efficient and goal oriented 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 

To apply, please contact Shirley Somuah (Shirley.Somuah@cardinalstone.com; +2348098218233) or Yomi Jemibewon (Yomi.Jemibewon@cardinalstone.com; +2348090612304).

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Full-time Analyst / Associate, Wendel (Casablanca, Morocco)

 Private Equity Associate or Analyst (depending on previous experience) 

  • Start date: As soon as possible/Q1/Q2 2017 
  • Compensation: 
    • Fixed salary: Market rate, commensurate with candidate's experience and track record 
    • Discretionary bonus at the end of each year (up to [■]% of fixed salary) 
    • Potential participation to Wendel shareholding plan and co-investment opportunities (depending on experience and track record) 
    • Healthcare coverage (Saham Assurance) 
    • Other benefits: [tbd] 
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco – intensive travelling, particularly in Africa required

About Wendel and Wendel Africa

Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms, operating at the crossroads of industry and finance. Wendel’s know-how consists in selecting leading companies, making a long-term investment and helping to define ambitious strategies, while implementing a clear, explicit shareholder approach. To successfully execute its long-term investment strategy, Wendel has several strengths: a stable, family shareholder base, permanent capital and a portfolio of companies that lends the Group a very broad geographical and sectoral view. Since 1977, Wendel’s international investment teams, with their complementary profiles and expertise, have invested in a numerous successful companies, including Capgemini, BioMérieux, Reynolds, Stallergenes, Wheelabrator, Valeo, Afflelou, Editis, Deutsch and Legrand. Wendel's current portfolio consists in a diversified set of companies (including Bureau Veritas, Saint-Gobain, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal, Stahl, Cromology…) which are leaders in their industries and use innovation as the cornerstone of their development. 

Through its portfolio companies, Wendel's presence in Africa dates back to several decades. Today, most Wendel portfolio companies have significant footprint and/or expansion plans in Africa. Over the past few years, Africa has become a pillar of Wendel's direct investment strategy. Wendel now makes a significant part of its new direct investments on the continent, and has established an office in Casablanca.

Since 2013, Wendel has made 4 direct investments in Africa, in IHS (a Telecom Towers business in Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Rwanda and Zambia – over $800m invested by Wendel1), Saham (pan-African diversified Holding, particularly active in insurance, with presence in over 20 African countries – €100m invested by Wendel), SGI Africa (shopping malls in Western and Central Africa – €120m committed by Wendel) and Tsebo (pan-African facility services provider headquartered in South Africa – over €150m invested by Wendel). Wendel's ambition is to continue making such direct investments and to keep supporting its portfolio companies in their African development. 

Role

The candidate will be part of the Investment Team of Wendel Africa, supervised by 2 members of the Wendel Africa team (based in Casablanca) and in relation with Wendel's team of Investment professionals (based in Paris and London, as well as in other Wendel offices, i.e. New York, Singapore…). 

The candidate will contribute to the identification of new targets, help in the due diligence of potential investments, participate in the close monitoring of our direct investments in Africa, and contribute to the African development of our other portfolio companies (e.g. M&A in Africa). 

Key tasks will include: 

  • Sectors research and analysis, including desktop research, databases screening, expert's interviews, field visits...; 
  • Deal flow screening, potential targets and competitors analysis; 
  • Business Plans and Financial modeling; 
  • Company valuation; 
  • Writing of Investment Committee’s memos on investment recommendations; 
  • Involvement in transaction execution as a team member, when relevant. 

Profile

  • 1 to 6 years of experience in Private Equity, Investment Banking or Strategy Consulting (McK, BCG, Bain…)
    • depth of experience will determine entry level;
    • Ideally a combination of financial modelling experience (e.g. M&A) + business sense development experience (Strategy Consulting); 
    • The candidate will be expected to hit the ground running when it comes to modelling; 
  • Experience with senior interlocutors' management (as part of the team, the candidate will have to project seniority and bring credibility and gravitas to meetings); 
  • Tier 1 academics (depending on where the candidate has studied; e.g. top-ranked Business / Engineering School in France) 
  • Business sense and curiosity; 
  • Initiative and autonomy, high energy and drive, multi-tasking; 
  • Outstanding analytical skills and fact-based approach to issues; 
  • Reliability and integrity; 
  • Team spirit; 
  • Strong African background (knowledge of local business dynamics, practices, regulatory frameworks… in some African markets), with on-the-ground experience a real plus; 
  • Languages: English, French, and ideally an African language; 
  • Databases (Bloomberg/ Thomson/ Factiva). 

Process

  • A combination of interviews with Africa and European teams 
  • Case Study/Modelling test designed to assess technical/financial acumen 
  • Final interview with Management/CEO 

For more information, contact William McCaw of Principal Search Partners at william.mccaw@principalsearch.com or +852 9665 0802.

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Summer Associate, Flint Atlantic (Lagos & Abuja, Nigeria)

Company Overview

Flint Atlantic is a growing and dynamic healthcare focused social impact investment and advisory firm. Occupying a unique niche in an exciting industry in Africa, the firm targets investments in innovative companies with demonstrated potential for large scale social and financial returns. The current team combines deep sector experience with technical investment knowledge and strong public and private sector links in Nigeria and across Africa.

Summer Associate Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President and Principal positions, the Summer Associate will be a core member of the team. Responsibilities will vary and may include activities in both the investment and advisory sides of the business. Investment side activities will include identifying new investment opportunities, conducting investment due-ˇdiligence, conducting primary research on industry trends, supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem and assisting with fund administration and reporting. On the advisory side, the Summer Associate may be involved in portfolio company operations and consulting type projects to prepare potential investment targets.

The Summer Associate can expect to spend time primarily in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. Travel to other cities within and outside Nigeria may also be necessary.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with a top PE or VC firm, top tier investment bank, or management consulting
  • Experience interfacing with LP investors and communicating with investment committees would be a plus
  • Some experience or demonstrated strong interest in the Healthcare Industry and/or social impact investing
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity, creativity, tenacity in analysis, attention to detail and accountability for results.
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously in fast paced, growth environment.
  • Well-developed analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills;; the ability to uncover and synthesize large amounts of data and information from primary and secondary research, and develop and present sound and accurate conclusions
  • Strong financial modeling, ratio analysis and valuation skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline
  • Relevant Masters’ degree or CFA qualification a plus

Interested applicants should contact Nneka Ezeigwe directly at nneka@flint-atlantic.com to discuss.

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Unpaid Marketing Internship, GCP Foundation,

Company Overview

Our internship program will provide you with an opportunity to work with an African Charity. Our interns work on daily marketing tasks, participate in marketing campaigns, prepare and host social networking events such as cocktail parties and webinars. Placed in small teams, you will be responsible for executing and monitoring critical segments of the business, comprised of programme management and sourcing NGOs and other partners to work with. You will be responsible for executing your tasks, while monitoring their impact and developing strategies to improve effectiveness.

What you will do

  • Sourcing NGOs and donors
  • Organizing and preparing for social networking events
  • Developing deal marketing materials
  • Managing database
  • Heading marketing/advertising Campaigns

What you will learn

  • Database management skills
  • Marketing materials and proposal preparation
  • High touch/hands-on communication skills
  • Confidence in communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Working with government agencies, such as USAID, DFID, FMO, Bio, and SWEDfund.
  • Understanding the non-profit sector

Professional Growth

  • Critical thinking
  • Organization skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Negotiations
  • Account management
  • Networking skills
  • Professionalism in communication

Requirements

  • 4 year degree
  • Good communication skills
  • Team oriented
  • Desire to learn
  • Ability to work independently

Ideal Candidate

  • Strong undergraduate academic record in Marketing, Advertising, Communication or related degree
  • Africa experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Entrepreneurial and Adaptable to change
  • Previous Africa or development related working experience preferred
  • Experience in fast-paced and multi-cultural working environment

All candidates must have wireless-enabled laptop computer or access to the internet. Please contact us with your CV: intern@gcp-foundation.org.

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Summer Associate Fellowship, Laterite (Kigali, Rwanda)

Company Overview

Laterite is led by a team of young entrepreneurial professionals who see the opportunity to transform the way research is done. The research team has degrees from some of the world’s top universities, including Harvard University, Columbia University, University of California – Berkeley, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), with vast experience working in development research in several countries. Our entire data collection team is recruited and trained from the best local universities in the countries we operate. Laterite is proud to be a culturally diverse organization with permanent staff from Rwanda, Mexico, Canada, Greece, Kenya, India. USA, UK and Spain.

Summer Associate Fellow at Laterite

For people interested in applying their analytic and consulting skills to complex development research problems, Laterite offers an ideal platform to grow professionally, collaborate, explore new and innovative ideas and contribute on issues that matter. As a summer associate at Laterite you will have the opportunity to work on either: (i) a specific research project, from design, through to field work and analysis; (ii) a specific lab project (i.e. an internal research project – please consult our website for more information on the type of research we do); or (iii) a specific area of business development.

This is a challenging position that will take you to the field and provide you with hands-on experience with conducting rigorous research in complex environments. It is a very practical application of the tools and techniques you learn throughout the first or second year of your Masters program. The position will help you put your Masters curriculum into context and hopefully also some thoughts on professional opportunities after your graduate program. At Laterite, you will also get involved in some of our internal research programs (which at the moment include developing a household panel data, research into new evaluation methods and some ideas for new research products) and contribute to some of the strategic choices that come with growing a small business that is in the expansion phase.

Our ideal candidates are entrepreneurial, creative, passionate about international development, structured in their thinking with strong management and technical research skills. They will be able to effectively solve problems and adapt to changing situations.

Your role at Laterite

At Laterite, we tend to work simultaneously on a variety of short term to medium term research projects. As a summer associate, you will be assigned to one research project that will be determined before you start depending on your interests, timing and Laterite’s needs. We do not have much visibility at this point on the project-mix for this summer, but should be able to communicate that to the successful candidate by April/May.

Expected Qualifications

  • Experience in international development, public policy, economic and social research, market research or consulting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fluent in English (French, Kinyarwanda or Amharic is a plus)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong quantitative skills: able to analyze large datasets, conduct statistical analysis and design sampling frames
  • Knowledge of Stata, R, and/or Python
  • Experience living and working in different cultures; time spent in sub-Saharan Africa or developing countries

Timeline

Dates are flexible and can be decided between Laterite and the summer associate, depending on his/her availability and the timing of the project on which he/her will be allocated. We expect the associate to work with us and be based incountry for at least 2-3 months.

Logistics

This assignment will either be Kigali or Addis Ababa based. Both cities offer all the enjoyment and facilities of a capital, including several supermarkets, shopping malls and great restaurants. It is easy to find affordable housing options in shared houses and the Laterite team will do its best to help you with getting settled. Public transportation is convenient and one does not need to own a car. Finally, both Kigali and Addis Ababa offer a relatively safe environment compared to other cities in Africa.

Compensation

We will offer the associate a lump-sum of approximately US$2000 for the duration of the project, but this can be adjusted depending on the duration of the assignment. We will not pay for flights to Rwanda or Ethiopia and expect the candidate to be covered by his/her own health insurance policy throughout the assignment. Proof of appropriate health coverage is a pre-requisite.

Application Process

Please complete the following form https://form.myjotform.com/70221229310541 including a CV, cover letter and a short writing sample within the link. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP. We will aim to complete the recruitment process by February 24th, 2017. For successful candidates, the recruitment process will be based on three interviews – two case-based interviews and a final interview focusing on personal and professional objectives and motivations. For more information please consult our website.

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Deputy Country Director, Laterite (Kigali, Rwanda)

Company Overview

Laterite is led by a team of entrepreneurial professionals who strive to transform the way development research is done. Our research team has degrees from some of the world’s top universities and vast experience delivering research projects in emerging markets. Our data collection team is recruited from the best local universities and are rigorously trained. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization. We are also very proud of our office culture that is hard working, but relaxed, non-hierarchical, and fun!

Position Description & Key Responsibilities

This Deputy Country Director (DCD) position is based full time in Kigali, Rwanda. Together with the Country Director, the Deputy Country Director (DCD) will be responsible for managing Laterite’s entire Rwanda operations; including the quality and timely delivery of our research projects, managing the professional development of the team, client engagement, financial management and business development. This includes:

  • Leading Laterite’s research portfolio, from both an operational and technical perspective, ensuring we always achieve the highest possible standards of technical rigor
  • Leading client engagement, including agreeing on project design, contracts, deliverables, ongoing project management and the communication of results and implications
  • Motivating and managing a high performing team of researchers and data collection specialists, while ensuring continuous professional development for all Laterite staff, focusing not only on their time at Laterite but beyond
  • Ensuring that effective project management systems are sustained and improving internal processes, be it in terms of sound financial management practices, data collection systems, workflow, time management, etc
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for growth and innovation, be it from a technical, learning or business perspective.
  • Providing technical leadership in all aspects of our work, including on program and impact evaluation design (e.g. regression discontinuity design, matching methods, matched cluster randomized control trials), sampling methods, econometric modelling, standard error measurements, network analysis and machine learning methods.

Profile

Ideal candidates are passionate about international development and are willing to commit to live in Kigali, Rwanda, for at least three years. They have at minimum a Master Degree related to economics or engineering from a leading university, with at least 8 years of relevant professional experience (a PhD or an MBA is a plus). They are willing to develop their professional skills and lead the growth of an organization dedicated to social and economic development. They have outstanding technical and managerial skills, are proficient communicators in English, have excellent interpersonal skills, are self-motivating, team players and able to effectively solve problems and adapt to changing situations.

Qualifications

  1. Pre-requisite: Outstanding quantitative skills with a strong knowledge of econometrics, sampling techniques and program evaluation
  2. Pre-requisite: Experience leading teams and managing clients in both public and/or private sectors
  3. Experience working on development projects, impact evaluations or strategy consulting projects
  4. At least 8 years of experience in international development, public policy economic and social research, or development/strategy consulting
  5. Minimum of a Master’s degree in economics or engineering; an MBA or PhD is a plus
  6. Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  7. Fluent in English (French, Kinyarwanda or Swahili is a plus)
  8. Experience living and working in different cultures; time spent in sub-Sahara Africa or other developing countries strongly preferred
  9. Must thrive in a growing organizational setting, and be able to adapt to dynamic growth and change

Compensation

Competitive with similar roles in other social enterprises and research firms. Benefits include two round-trip flights back home per year, generous annual leave allowance, international health insurance, medical evacuation, and individual/team bonuses.

Application Process

Please complete the following form https://form.myjotform.com/70301674007547, including a CV, cover letter and a short writing sample within the link. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis but we encourage you to apply ASAP.

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Senior Research Associate, Laterite (Kigali, Rwanda)

Company Overview

Laterite is led by a team of entrepreneurial professionals who strive to transform the way development research is done. Our research team has degrees from some of the world’s top universities and vast experience delivering research projects in emerging markets. Our data collection team is recruited from the best local universities and are rigorously trained. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization. We are also very proud of our office culture that is hard working, but relaxed, non-hierarchical, and fun!

Position Description & Key Responsibilities

The Senior Research Associate position is based in Kigali, Rwanda. Senior Research Associates at Laterite play a hands-on role in leading research projects, overseeing technical analysis and delivering research to clients. They are involved in all the steps of the research process, from designing research proposals to designing and piloting research instruments, designing sampling strategies, supervising data collection processes, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, writing reports, managing communication with clients and presenting findings and recommendations to clients.

Senior Research Associates are part of Laterite’s Management Team and have a voice in project selection, corporate strategy, and structuring Laterite’s research agenda. They have direct management responsibilities when it comes to the delivery of research projects. Senior Research Associates lead research teams on specific projects and are directly responsible for the management and technical oversight of these projects.

At Laterite, we value the career progression of our staff. We expect our staff to progress within the company and grow professionally, from both a managerial and technical perspective.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage specific research projects and research teams (from operational and technical perspective)
  • Contribute to the development of research proposals and pro-actively propose new research ideas/opportunities
  • Oversee research design and development of sampling strategies/research instruments
  • Lead qualitative and quantitative analysis, using statistical software such as STATA, R, or Python, and train research team members to ensure continuous professional development of the team on these tool
  • Coordinate with Laterite Data & Quality Assurance teams to ensure the highest data quality standards
  • Manage project budgets, including tracking project expenses and adherence to the budget targets
  • Ensure that timelines and benchmarks are being met for our clients
  • Lead client communication for project portfolio
  • Develop a strong understanding of the local Rwandan context
  • Provide support, as needed, to senior management team – including accounting, HR, logistics and related tasks.

Profile

Ideal candidates are passionate about international development and are willing to commit to live in Kigali, Rwanda, for at least three years. They have a Master Degree related to economics or engineering from a leading university, with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. They are willing to develop their professional skills and lead the growth of an organization dedicated to social and economic development. They have outstanding technical or and managerial skills, are proficient communicators in English, have excellent interpersonal skills, are self-motivating, team players and are able to effectively solve problems and adapt to changing situations.

Qualifications

  1. Pre-requisite: excellent quantitative skills with a strong knowledge of econometrics, sampling techniques and program evaluation
  2. At least 5 years of work experience in international development, public policy, economic and social research, or management consulting
  3. Masters degree in economics, public policy, international development, public health, or a related field
  4. Strong statistical analysis skills and knowledge of related tools/software (in particular R, Stata, Python, and MatLab)
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  6. Fluent in English (French, Kinyarwanda or Swahili is a plus)
  7. Excellent management and organizational skills; must be detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, independent and motivated self-starter
  8. Experience living and working in different cultural settings; time spent in sub-Sahara Africa or other developing countries strongly preferred
  9. Must thrive in a growing organization setting, and be able to adapt to dynamic growth and change

Compensation

Competitive with similar roles in other social enterprises and research firms. Benefits include two round-trip flights back home per year, generous leave, international health insurance, medical evacuation and individual/team bonuses.

Application Process

Please complete the following application https://form.myjotform.com/70392685044560, including a CV, cover letter and a short writing sample within the link. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP.

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Summer Intern, Odrin (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Company Overview

Odrin is a venture funded apparel retail technology venture based out of Johannesburg South Africa. Our long term vision is to provide a better way for people to shop for clothing on the continent and eventually globally. Our model combines a great selection of seasonless wardrobe staples, a seamless multi-channel shopping experience, and technology enabled value added extras. Our starting market is the premium menswear market in South Africa and we have built our namesake brand (premium clothing manufactured locally in South Africa) / established relationships with leading global brands, and built an online store /physical retail outlet combination that launched in Q4 2016. We will use this market to further refine our core technology and sales approach before expanding to other markets / customer segments across the continent. Odrin was founded by Taire Avbovbo, a 2nd generation fashion entrepreneur and a former McKinsey and Company Manager and recent Harvard Business School alum. We are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in the intersection of technology, retail, and manufacturing. This is a perfect opportunity to be a part of a dynamic forward thinking team that will revolutionize and ultimately capture a large part of the $45 billion apparel retail opportunity across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Summer Internship

We are looking for summer interns who will lead efforts in one or more of the following areas:

  • Operations Management: Develop and implement operations improvement plan for one or more aspects of our business in line with our business goals. Potential focus could involve maximizing customer experience by standardizing in-store processes and by maintaining efficient operations for delivery, and returns. Other focus areas include Implementing a ticketing solution for collecting, monitoring, and resolving customer service inquiries across multiple channels.
  • Own brand / other brand supply chain management: streamline supply chain for our own branded products (maximize working capital efficiency / minimize delivery time)
  • Finance and Business Intelligence: Work with top management team to provide strategic business input that helps shape the future of the business.
  • Other areas: These include product development, and sales channel management. There is also the opportunity to create your own roll based on an initial assessment of our business needs.

How to Apply

We are accepting applicants for our Midyear (May – September) and End of year (Sep – Jan) internship periods. If you are Interested or simply have additional questions, please send your inquiries or your CV to careers@odrin.com.

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West African Research Association (WARA) Operations Manager

WARA is seeking a full time, motivated, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial administrator to maintain WARA's US operations; this includes overall responsibility for financial and administrative functions. The Operations Manager will administer US operations for WARA, reporting to the Executive Committee of the WARA Board of Directors. He/she will work closely with the Dakar office. WARA is a dynamic association with a membership base of scholars whose work centers on West Africa and the diaspora. This position is located in Boston, MA.

INFORMATION: More information and application can be found here.

DEADLINE: Until position is filled. 

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MBA Summer Fellowship, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Inc. (LCPA) is looking to create a small cohort of MBA summer fellows. The cohort will have the unique opportunity to experience and support the spectrum of activities involved in managing the world’s premier performing arts organization. They will utilize skills learned and developed, such as analysis, research, presentation, negotiation, teamwork and management and apply them to real-time, high-impact issues all areas effecting the organization. Projects will be related to the other ten constituent organizations: Met Opera, NY Phil, NYC Ballet, SAB, Juilliard, Film Society of LC, Chamber Music Society, NY Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Theater, & Jazz at Lincoln Center. As well as internal LCPA departments: Brand & Marketing, Digital Experiences, International, Planning & Development, Finance, Operations and Re-Development. Fellows might find themselves working with outside vendors that include consulting firms, financial advisors, and legal counsel. The fellowship is a 10-week paid opportunity in New York City during the Summer of 2017. Please send resume and cover letter to Jenara Prieto (jprieto@lincolncenter.org).

 

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Logistics - Business Development Intern, Lori Systems (Nairobi, Kenya)

Lori Systems - a Nairobi, Kenya and Cambridge, U.S.A. based start up - is seeking a Business Development ninja super star intern to be a key member of our fast growing team. Lori was launched at Harvard in Spring 2016 and is revolutionizing the transportation of goods across Africa. The Company has launched a technology based logistics platform that connects and coordinates cargo owners and transporters across the continent. The core system has been proven and has driven strong revenue growth to date. Robust demand continues and capital has been raised. 

 What you will do

  • Hustle hard; execute on commitments without excuses 
  • Develop relationships at all levels within customer organisations and government agencies 
  • Analyse new markets and offerings 
  • Support the development of finance processes 
  • Contribute to the design of our next-generation logistics system 

Required experience

  • Track record of delivering results at a top company
  • Financial modelling experience 
  • Experience interacting with multiple stakeholders at all levels 
  • Pursuing graduate degree from top university 
  • Exceptional communicator 
  • Confident, charismatic, passionate and able to inspire 
  • Deep interests in East Africa 

Preferred experience

  • >4 years Finance, Operations and/or Logistics industry experience 
  • Familiarity with trucking, logistics, and customs regulations 
  • Fluency in Swahili 

Interested applicants can reach out to Josh.

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Summer Intern, Kaduna State Government (Kaduna, Nigeria)

Deadline: February 16, 2017

Kaduna State in Nigeria,  governed by HKS alumni Nasir el-Rufai, is home to about 9.5 million people and is the third largest state in Nigeria. The 2015 election of Governor Nasir el-Rufai marked a turning point for the state. Inheriting an indebted state with inefficient use of public funds, Governor el-Rufai took a personal 50% pay cut and, within months, launched initiatives to turn the state around, including:

  • Mandating a Treasury Single Account for government funds, closing over 470 bank accounts and recovering N24.7 billion (~$120 Million) in funds.
  • Reforming the civil service, streamlining ministries and removing 13,000 ghost workers from payroll, saving about N50 million per month on wage bills.
  • Launching the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency and the Annual Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, ultimately securing a PPP with a multinational company (Olam) to invest $150 million to build Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest integrated animal feed mill, poultry breeding farms, and hatchery.

Since taking office, Kaduna State Government has created partnerships with several prominent partners including the World Bank, DFID, USAID, the UN, Bain and Company, Harvard Business School and others.

Working with the Kaduna State Government provides a unique opportunity to observe a pragmatic, reform-oriented leader in action, learn behind-the-scenes how policy is made, and work with senior leaders to make a truly transformative impact on the state.

Internship Scope

  • Supporting the Governor’s Results Delivery Unit which is responsible for monitoring the Governor’s high priority projects, identifying challenges, and delivering results, to digitize operations and increase efficiency.
  • Supporting the Kaduna Internal Revenue Service in their reform efforts to broaden and widen the tax net and revenue sources of the State.
  • Supporting the Ministry of Education as they launch an assessment, training program, and performance management system for 35,000 primary school teachers in the State.
  • Supporting the Ministry of Health as they continue their partnership with GE to ensure that 255 primary health care centers are operating and delivering high quality services to the majority of the population.
  • Supporting the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency as they develop market research to incentivize private sector companies to invest in Kaduna State

Students may apply for projects listed above, or may suggest a project based on their expertise.

Qualifications

  • Quick learner, self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong work ethic, passion for public sector delivery
  • Demonstrated experience delivering results in complex environments
  • Experience working on diverse teams (public sector experience a plus)
  • Fluent in English (additional languages not required)
  • Ability to write clear reports and feasibility studies covering complex issues

Application process:  Interested applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to kadunastateinternship@gmail.com as soon as possible and no later than February 16th , 2017. The cover letter should include why the applicant believes they may be a good fit for the position and whether they are interested in a particular priority project listed above. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Questions may be directed to kadunastateinternship@gmail.com .

Timing: The internship time period is May to August of 2017. The internship is full time and should last for a minimum of 8 weeks (10 weeks is preferable).

Location:  The chosen candidate will be based in the Government House in Kaduna or at the relevant Ministry in the State Government.

Compensation:  Kaduna State Government shall provide transportation within Kaduna and accommodation. The internship is unpaid, however for highly qualified candidates a stipend may be provided. Applicants should seek university funding.

Kennedy School Connections:  Interested applicants may contact MPA-ID Joan Gass who has worked previously with Kaduna State Government. She may also connect you with Claire Zhang (MPP ’12) or Jonathan Phillips (PhD ‘18, Government).

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