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EIT Recruitment Manager
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Computer/IT Services


Teaching & Education



Application Deadline: Dec. 20, 2022

Location: Accra

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Job Description

MEST Africa is looking for a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about finding top talent and nurturing them for the MEST Training Program.

As the Entrepreneur-in-Training (EIT) Recruitment Manager, your primary goal will be to recruit top tech talent from across Africa for the MEST Training Program every year.

Daily tasks include having a pulse on the tech ecosystem and talent, managing incoming applications, organizing info sessions, spreading awareness about the program and building and maintaining strong relationships with universities, communities and other tech hubs and ecosystems across Africa.

Critical to this role is the responsibility of overseeing all EIT recruitment-related communications and logistics, from soliciting applications to final onboarding.


  • Manage the entire EIT recruitment process for the MEST Training program

  • Track recruitment timelines and ensure activities are aligned

  • Respond to queries from potential applicants via email, Slack and other appropriate channels

  • Collaborate and work with the Training Team and Operations Team for the onboarding and orientation of MEST Training program participants

  • Attend meetings and take notes to update relevant reports where required

  • Establish and manage recruitment partnerships

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key universities, incubators and other technology hubs in order to access a steady flow of top quality candidates for the training program

  • Manage, support, and guide the EIT Recruitment Associate in their activities and efforts

  • Willingness and ability to travel across Africa to support recruitment efforts

  • Ability to organize recruitment events and info sessions in key African markets for MEST

  • Skilled at multitasking and organizing physical recruitment sessions at hotels and tech hubs in key markets for MEST

  • Strong understanding and execution of recruitment marketing

  • Manage the review and interview process of applications

  • Manage phone correspondence with program applicants

  • Work with the marketing team to develop communication assets for recruitment

  • Perform other tasks that may be required from time to time

Skills & Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Recruitment, Marketing, HR, Management, Administration, Business or other related fields

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in an Administrative, Marketing, Management or Recruitment role

  • Familiarity with the MEST Africa Training Program

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Great teamwork capability

  • Ability to multitask and work with tight deadlines

  • Familiarity with Mailchimp

  • Content writing and creative thinking skills

  • Interest in the areas of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology

  • Strong attention to detail

  • A good understanding of marketing via social media channels

  • Excellent computer skills with good working knowledge of Google apps and other computer applications - ability to learn and use new apps with minimal supervision

  • Prior experience with the start-up or incubator ecosystem in Ghana is a plus.

About the company

MEST offers Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training and a network of hubs providing incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST provides critical skills training, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs. MEST is funded by the Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence and Outside Insight.

At MEST, our strength is the quality and efficiency with which we deliver our programs to support those we serve. To date, we have trained over 330 young African entrepreneurs, supported the founding of close to 60 startups across the continent, and received global recognition for the impact we’ve had in Africa.

MEST offers a graduate-level entrepreneurial training program led by experienced global mentors open to aspiring entrepreneurs from across the African continent.
Our goal is to train, support, and invest in leaders who can become job creators and learn to build businesses solving real problems that can scale.

The MEST Training Program is a one year, full-time, fully sponsored program in which the class completes a graduate-level course in software development, business, and communications, with a focus on practical implementation.

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