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Business Teaching Fellow (2019/2020)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Accra

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is seeking passionate individuals who will be involved with teaching and mentoring entrepreneurs-in-training in business and entrepreneurship so that they can begin building a scalable technology company at the end of the program.

These individuals will contribute to a creating a culture of excellence in a supportive environment that furthers the success of our entrepreneurs-in-training and drives the reputation of MEST as a world-class entrepreneurship training program.

Work with great people

Ashwin Ravichandran
Director, Ghana
Aaron Fu
Managing Director
Kamil Nabong
Senior Portfolio Fellow
Tobi Lafinhan
Recruitment Manager
Victoria Jackon
Director, South Africa
Felix Darko
Technology Fellow
Funke Makinwa
Communication Teaching Fellow
Kathrin Sühlsen
Business Teaching Fellow
Alexis Roman
Portfolio Fellow
Jakub Byc
Portfolio Fellow
Katjana Kammin
Portfolio Fellow

Skills & Requirements

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To design, develop and execute lesson plans for the subject area.
  • To mentor individuals and project teams.
  • To lead projects within the curriculum.
  • To meet required standards for teaching and mentoring as defined within overall curriculum implementation plan and KPIs.

EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and professional experience in business/finance.
  • Significant experience in public speaking, teaching, and mentorship.
  • Significant experience with entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural and geographically diverse teams and familiarity with the challenges/opportunities in African countries.
  • Plus: Entrepreneurship experience in Africa or emerging markets.


CHARACTERISTICS

  • Passion for excellence, creativity, innovation, teaching and learning
  • Excellent facilitator and speaker
  • Team player, effective in a Collaborative Work Environment
  • Coaching, able to bring out the best in others
  • Learning mindset
  • Innovative

BENEFITS

  • Monthly stipend
  • Travel, Housing, Meals and Emergency Health Insurance provided by MEST

  • Teaching experience; international work experience

  • A chance to make a significant impact- transfer knowledge and skills

  • Skills development outside of typical day-to-day roles
  • Exposure to some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and investors through guest lectures.

  • On-the-ground operational experience in high-growth markets.

  • Broadened perspective through exposure to out-of-industry problems, players, and technologies.

  • Invaluable international work & life experience in an entrepreneurial organization supporting talented African tech entrepreneurs.

Great Place to Work

  • International Visa and Travel Expenses

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Healthcare

About the company

MEST is a Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, tech incubator and hub for African software entrepreneurs.

Launched in 2008 by Meltwater Founder & CEO Jorn Lyseggen, MEST was created on the basis that talent is evenly distributed but the opportunity is not. Since its inception, MEST has trained over 400 individual entrepreneurs and invested in 40+ software startups. Headquartered in Accra, Ghana with incubators in Accra, Lagos and Cape Town and a presence in Nairobi and Abidjan, MEST is the first truly Pan-African program of its kind.


Tobi Lafinhan | Hiring Manager

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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology

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