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Summer Internship Information Session, AB InBev (Multiple locations)

Join AB InBev to learn more about internship opportunities, including those in Africa given its increasing presence on the continent following the SAB Miller acquisition.

Date: Wednesday, Oct 18th:

  • 4:30pm - 5:15pm: AB InBev & ZX Ventures Corporate Presentation, (RSVP through CPD)
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm: Small Group Beer Chats (sign up here)
  • 8:30pm - 10:00pm: Happy Hour at 730 Tavern

If you have any questions, please contact Alisa Alexander at Alisa.Alexander@anheuser-busch.com.

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Summer Internship Information Session, MetLife (US)

Date: Thursday, October 19th

  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Company Presentation, Aldrich 8
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm: Meet and Greet, Williams Room, Spangler

Company Overview

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  As a participant in the Global Leadership Development Program, you will have significant opportunities to help drive the strategies in an ever-changing business, expand our operations in emerging and growth markets, and strengthen our brand across the globe.

Global Leadership Development Program

Here is some of what you will experience in our program:

  • Interns complete a 10 week assignment that directly aligns with the strategic goals of the enterprise
  • Full-time program members participate in three rotations in our three global regions (Asia/EMEA/Americas), at least one of which is outside the US
  • Rotate across multiple functions including strategy, marketing, operations, and product development
  • Gain early exposure to executive level leaders, coaching, and training
  • Be prepared for P&L responsibility upon successful completion of the program

Visit https://www.metlife.com/gldp for more information.

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HBS Diversity Career Fair

Date: Wednesday, October 18th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Williams Room in Spangler.

The African American Students Union, Latino Student Organisation and LGBT Student Association will be hosting a Diversity Career Fair. Companies that will be present include: American Express, American Tower, Bain, Bank of America, BCG, Bridgespan, Cisco, Citi, Davita, Deloitte, Evercore, Goldman Sachs, J&J, McKinsey & Co, P&G and Strategy&.

 

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Summer Fellows Information Session, Education Pioneers (Multiple US Locations)

Information Session: Tuesday, October 17th at 3:15pm in Aldrich 7

Application Deadline: December 18th

Company Overview:

Education Pioneers is a non-profit that recruits, develops, and connects top professionals to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations in non-instructional roles.  They use their skills to transform education from outside of the classroom to ensure every student has access to opportunities and an excellent education.

The Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship provides talented professionals with a preview into a leadership career within the education sector. Fellows are placed on 10 week projects with leading education organizations, using existing skills and experience to make the biggest impact. During their placement, Fellows participate in leadership development programming alongside a cohort of diverse peers designed to build the mindsets and K-12 knowledge necessary to become a change agent in education.

If you are interested in learning about how you can use your degree and professional experience(s) to transform education from outside of the classroom, please join the information session.

Position Overview:

Education Pioneers Summer Fellows are placed on projects that typically focus on data analysis, project and program management, strategy, and operations.  Previous Fellows have:

  • Led, designed, and built online, interactive data dashboards to show student performance over time
  • Generated teacher buy-in around digital learning tools and introduced system improvements to electronically track data points like attendance and behavioral management
  • Revamped a charter management organization’s finances and helped secure an $8 million grant 
  • Analyzed a charter management organizations operations to identify best practices and implemented standardized processes across the growing network

The Fellowship provides hands-on, real-world experience as well as training in leadership skills and K-12 education issues. After the Fellowship, Pioneers gain the unique support and networking opportunities offered by EP and our robust nationwide network of more than 3,500 Fellows and Alumni.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Two years of full time, professional work experience, which excludes undergraduate or graduate internships
  • Authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis for the entire program (international students eligible only if visa assistance is not required)
  • Commitment to the full program term including the ability to complete 10 consecutive weeks of employment, attend convening’s, and other mandatory aspects of the Fellowship
  • Commitment to Education Pioneers’ mission and values, and a passion for K-12 public education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in data analysis, operations, strategy, and project and program management (Professional experience outside of the classroom is strongly preferred)
  • Ability to take initiative and drive results
  • Track record of success in academic and professional settings
  • Strong communication skills to communicate effectively with diverse colleagues and stakeholders
  • Completion of or enrolled in a graduate degree program
  • Knowledge of Tableau, SPSS, STATA, or other data visualization and data management software is a plus
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of excel is a plus
  • A willingness and ability to learn new software

Timing & Benefits

Education Pioneers priority applications deadline is December 18th and our admissions is highly selective.

The summer Fellowship runs from mid-June to mid-August. Exact Fellowship start and end dates will be determined in the spring of 2018

Fellows receive a $7,200 stipend.

APPLY today to become a Pioneer and launch your career in education

Placement locations:  Chicago, Ill| DC Metro Area | Denver, Co | Greater Boston Area | Kansas City, MO | Los Angeles, CA | Memphis, TN | Nashville, TN | Newark, NJ | New Orleans, LA| New York, NY | San Francisco Bay Area | Tulsa, OK

Education Pioneers believes it is critical for leaders in education to reflect the communities they serve. We actively recruit people of color for our programs. We support equal opportunity for all people and strongly encourage people of color to apply to our Fellowships.

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Networking Dinner for RCs, McKinsey & Co (EMEA)

Come and explore opportunities with McKinsey & Company in EMEA

McKinsey&Company's offices in Africa would like to invite you to a networking drink to share more about their work, internships, and job opportunities. In an informal setting, our consultants will share their experience working for McKinsey in Africa.

This will be a unique opportunity to ask them questions on a number of topics, including development challenges in the region, the day-to-day life of a consultant, and career paths on the continent. 

The networking drink will take place in Boston, on Friday October, 20th  2017, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
Additional details will be shared with registered attendees at a later date.

If you would like to attend, please send your resume to McKinsey_Africa_Infosession@mckinsey.com before Friday October 6th.

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For 1st year MBA students interested in career opportunities in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, please note the upcoming Destination EMEA dinner, also taking place in Boston, on Friday, October 20th, 2017

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our work, people, and career opportunities in EMEA. Meet consultants from a wide range of offices across EMEA and from our functional practices Digital McKinsey and Operations.

Details and application process can be found on the Destination EMEA website: www.destination-emea.mckinsey.com (deadline October 6).

We look forward to hearing from you!

McKinsey Africa Recruiting Team

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RC Internships, Morgan Stanley (USA)

GENERAL SUMMER ASSOCIATE PRESENTATION

Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create?

If you want to hear how you can put your talent and ambition to work and be part of a team that creates positive change, join us.

We invite you to learn more about our IBD Summer Associate program and career opportunities from other Morgan Stanley Harvard Business School alumni in our Investment Banking Division.

Date: Monday, October 16th 2017

Time: 5:30PM ET

Venue: The Charles Hotel - Regattabar, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138

To register, please click here

TAILORED DIVERSITY EVENTS

At Morgan Stanley, we know that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. We strive to build an organization that is diverse in experience and background while reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through our MBA Diversity Events which are an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts helping to attract top talent. 

Morgan Stanley offers current 1st year MBA students the opportunity to explore our Investment Banking Division. You will have the chance to gain insight into the recruiting process, network with senior leaders, and become more familiar with the Firm's businesses and culture. 

  • Morgan Stanley MBA Black & Hispanic Networking Event: Friday, October 27, 2017 

To apply click hereApplication Deadline: Sunday, October 1, 2017.

  • Morgan Stanley MBA Women’s Networking Event: Friday, November 3, 2017 

To apply click here. Application Deadline: Sunday, October 1, 2017.

  • Morgan Stanley Veterans Networking Event: Friday, November 10, 2017 

To apply click hereApplication Deadline: Sunday, October 8, 2017.

All events will be held in our Headquarters at 1585 Broadway in New York City. Students selected for the program will have domestic travel expenses paid to and from NYC. Participation is limited. 

To find out more about career opportunities, please visit www.morganstanley.com/people 

For questions, contact mbadiversityrecruiting@morganstanley.com.

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Full-Time Associate, Credit Suisse (EMEA)

Application Deadline for International Wealth Management (EMEA): November 30th, 2017

Company Overview

Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking and asset management capabilities. Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse has expanded to be a global force employing over 45,000 people in 50 countries. With new leadership, a new strategy and a streamlined global organization, we are set for growth. We partner across businesses, divisions and regions to create innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients—and to help our employees grow. It is a high priority for us to continually invest in our employees by providing ongoing opportunities for training, networking and mobility. Join us and let's shape the future of Credit Suisse together.

How to Apply

Those interested should complete an application on the Credit Suisse website for consideration.  Please note you may only submit a maximum of two (2) applications across all divisions and regional offices; both should be submitted at the same time. 

Useful Webinars – Click to Register!

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HBS Leadership Fellows: Director, Venture Growth, Social Venture Fund (Kenya, USA)

HBS Leadership Fellows is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience high-impact management positions in nonprofit and public-sector organizations for one year at a competitive salary. Within this program, there is an exciting opportunity to work for Mercy Corp's Social Venture Fund. This position would include either working in, or frequent travel from the US to, Kenya.

Company and Role Overview

Mercy Corps launched the Social Venture Fund (SVF) in 2016 to provide financing and advisory support to disruptive start-ups that have the potential to positively impact millions.  The Director, Venture Growth, in concert with the Social Ventures team, would hold primary responsibility in coordinating the post-investment support. The Director, Venture Growth will then work with select investees to identify key needs, establish a support plan, and manage the delivery of post-investment services.  In addition, the Director, Venture Growth will identify, negotiate and manage a subset of key partnerships. Full details of the job posting can be found on Career Hub: SVF HBS Leadership Fellow.

For more information, contact Kristine Wilson at krwilson@mercycorps.org

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Full-time Consultants, The Context Network (US)

The Context Network is the world’s premier business management and strategy consulting firm providing services to agriculture, biotechnology, and food companies, and to government entities and NGOs. Major areas of expertise include: strategy development, opportunity analysis, R&D assessments, merger and acquisition support, product/portfolio management, regulatory compliance, industry benchmarking, competitive intelligence, and marketing intelligence/research. Context is comprised of a core of professional executive consultants and is complemented by a global network of hundreds of industry and subject matter experts on-site worldwide.

Role Overview

The Context Network seeks a confident, entrepreneurial, and decisive critical thinker to join our team of agribusiness management and strategy consultants. This individual will have industry experience and an MBA or equivalent degree completed on or before Summer 2018.

Responsibilities:

Consult with clients to identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues critical to clients’ strategic and operating success by thoroughly preparing for and conducting interviews, gathering required data, executing required analysis, identifying issues and problems, and recommending approaches to address them, testing the quality of data and reconciling data across sources, presenting facts and evidence in meetings and serving as an effective support resource to the team in client meetings.

Employ strategic business consulting skills to work with clients through all stages of strategy-based projects. Provide support on client assignments that help to develop a strategy and then refocus an organization on making that strategy a reality.

Day-to-day activities are often complex, dynamic, and varied. The job is essentially entrepreneurial in nature and project-based. Projects may vary in length and can involve an individual or a large team. They can be based at one site or across several states or international borders.

Qualifications:

  • MBA, MAB or related M.S.
  • 3+ years of related industry experience
  • Strong preference for management consulting or management experience with an agribusiness, biotechnology, food, or life sciences company
  • Must be able to travel up to 75% of the time

The focus of this position is a candidate who is confident and will take independent action with a sense of urgency. The ideal candidate has the ability to make difficult decisions and take responsibility for them. A well-suited candidate can react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and come up with practical ideas for dealing with them. The style is purposeful, directed at getting things done quickly. There is a great deal of challenge and pressure, and people and problems must be handled with confidence and determination.

The position requires a self-disciplined person who can handle details intermittently. This job requires self-assurance and competitive drive. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results. The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities. This is primarily a task-focused job, requiring a somewhat authoritative, directive leadership style that encourages results-driven, task-oriented collaboration.

Location: Negotiable

For more information, contact Tim Hammerich at Tim.Hammerich@contextnet.com.

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Project Leader, Open Capital Advisors (Nairobi, Kenya & Kampala, Uganda)

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: Rolling / Location: Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda
  • Joining Open Capital as a Project Leader: Start Dates in January-April and July–September 2018

Company Overview

Open Capital Advisors is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that works to advance African economies and build future generations of business leaders. We help businesses, investors, and development partners identify opportunities and develop unique, impactful solutions to achieve their objectives. This short video shares more about our day to day work and client base.

Since 2010, we have completed more than 200 engagements across 20 countries in Africa. Our team of over 50 is based in Nairobi, Kampala, and Lusaka, bringing experience from the world's top consultancies, private equity firms, investment banks, and development organizations including The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, IFC, McKinsey, and The World Bank.

The Project Leader role

We continue to expand rapidly and are looking for exceptional staff to join our senior team in a 12-month minimum career-track role based in Nairobi. During this year, you will work closely with senior management to lead multiple client projects while managing & mentoring our junior team. 

As a Project Leader you will support multiple live projects simultaneously across a range of high-growth industries and client types. Project Leaders work closely with our clients to develop business & industry strategies, structure capital raises, and address difficult operational challenges. Our work does not end with recommendations; in most projects, Open Capital teams oversee execution and implementation, working with all levels of client staff. 

You will join Open Capital at an exciting time – we are seeking to achieve broad, ambitious growth goals, and leverage our strong international brand in the impact investing and frontier market space. As we look to deepen our reach in the broader African market, there will continue to be many opportunities to engage in project work regionally. The right candidate should be excited and genuinely motivated by the challenging strategic and financial questions we answer for our clients. 

Desired skills and experience

We are looking for exceptional leaders and executers who share our motivation and drive. Project Leaders should be able to assume high levels of responsibility, perform excellent work, contribute fresh ideas, and take pleasure in the work we do. Our team is energetic and driven and we are quick to reward performance and initiative. We are open to Project Leaders with a variety of backgrounds but top candidates will typically have the following: 

  • Several years of experience at a top global consulting firm, investment firm, bank, law firm, or experience as an entrepreneur or leader in a high-growth business, with significant responsibility for deliverables and client service; 
  • Strong communication skills and analytical abilities and insightful, structured way of presenting information; 
  • Ability to effectively work with clients at all levels and backgrounds; 
  • Interest in guiding teams and mentoring our analysts & junior team members; 
  • Desire to work and live in Nairobi or Kampala for at least 12 months and broader interest in the region; 
  • Multiple languages and previous Africa experience useful but not required. 

Compensation

We offer a competitive package among similar frontier market firms. This includes base salary, an annual performance bonus, 2 flights home, health insurance, a local work permit, and a housing allowance for the first month in Kenya. 

If you are interested please submit a resume and brief cover letter to careers@opencapitaladvisors.com, including your preferred start timing. We are recruiting for start dates in January-April and July – September 2018 on a rolling basis.

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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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