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Executive Assistant (4DX Ventures)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Accra
  • Hybrid
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Accra
  • Hybrid


Venture for Africa is a talent management and acceleration firm designed to enable experienced local and global non-tech talent to transition into the African startup ecosystem.

We enable experienced talent who might be new to the startup space or the particular market or industry they’re looking to enter, to soft-land and gain context while working with a startup or venture fund that's hiring.



  • Get Matched: Apply and get matched with a VFA startup partner in your area of interest.
  • Get Immersed:
    • Part-time: De-risk your potential transition by spending an initial 3 months in this role on a part-time basis, while being paid. During this time, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the team, experience the company culture, and evaluate whether it makes sense as a potential long-term option.
    • Full-time: For those actively looking for a role and who are ready to dive right in, you can skip ahead to the next step.
  • Get Hired: VFA startup partners have the opportunity to make full-time offers to candidates directly after the matching process or after VFA's trial-to-hire model.


Startup Partner: 4DX Ventures

4DX Ventures is a Pan-Africa-Focused Venture Capital Firm connecting individuals, concepts, and resources to foster a prosperous African continent and a vibrant global community. They collaborate with ambitious entrepreneurs driving Africa's technological advancement.

Their investment approach includes early and confident investments supported by extensive research, a global network, and local insights. They view founders as partners, providing value through capital, connections, and collaboration for business growth.

Since 2014, they have supported notable African technology companies. They prioritize people, operate with transparency and integrity, and strive for excellence.

Engagement Description

As the Executive Assistant, you'll get the chance to work closely with two experienced Managing Partners, including a co-founder with a background in investing at top firms like Bridgewater Associates and a seasoned CEO and senior advisor to Silver Lake.

This role goes beyond traditional Executive Assistant responsibilities, requiring an ambitious, intelligent, and resourceful problem solver who will play a significant part in driving the firm's success.

If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact on the African Venture Capital Ecosystem and working closely with technology companies and global investment management professionals, then this might be the role for you.

Key Responsibilities

Executive Assistance

  • Manage and coordinate the partner's schedule to optimize time usage and task prioritization
  • Coordinate to-do lists and deliverables to ensure projects progress smoothly and efficiently
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external communications, handling emails, calls, and correspondence
  • Prepare and organize materials for meetings to ensure the partner is well-prepared and informed
  • Draft emails, create presentations, and provide direct support for partner communications and projects

Operational Tasks

  • Drive the optimization of administrative processes, implementing best practices and systems to enhance efficiency
  • Manage complex travel arrangements, including itineraries, accommodations, and logistical support
  • Plan and execute high-profile events, meetings, and conferences, ensuring seamless operations

Strategic Support & Project Assistance

  • Collaborate with the partner to develop plans to achieve strategic goals efficiently and effectively
  • Support partner projects through basic research and analysis, and project manage work streams across various areas
  • Coordinate with other departments and external partners to support the execution of strategic initiatives

Reports to: Partner

Skills & Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in a fast-paced, high-performance culture, such as a technology startup, venture capital firm, or similar environment (as an Executive Assistant, Project Manager, Analyst, or similar role)
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven time management and organizational abilities
  • A track record of meeting deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • A proactive and decisive approach to problem-solving, with strong decision-making skills

For more context, this role is ideal for someone with the following qualities:

  • Meticulous attention to detail and a diligent work ethic
  • Passionate about technology startups and venture capital in Africa
  • Ambitious, gritty, and driven to work with a world-class venture capital team
  • Willingness to unlearn and relearn new habits with humility
  • Extroverted and high-energy, with the ability to take charge and shape outcomes
  • Basic knowledge of venture capital and technology startups
  • Excited to learn new tools and technologies

About the company

Venture for Africa is a TALENT MANAGEMENT and ACCELERATION firm that aims to help experienced, global and local non-tech talent upskill for , gain context in , and access open roles in the African startup ecosystem.

For TALENT , we offer streamlined access to relevant bootcamp programs, mentorship, open roles and advisory opportunities at startups hiring now.

For STARTUPS, we provide fast ACCESS to experienced, relevant talent, a PLATFORM to enable them to hit the ground running, and tailored fractional or advisory options suited to startup needs.

Tobi Lafinhan | Contact Person

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