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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 candidates with a passion for teaching and a strong background in business and/or entrepreneurship for a one-year assignment teaching and mentoring talented African entrepreneurs.

On a daily basis, teaching fellows support MEST Trainees in developing their entrepreneurial and global business skills. They work in dynamic teams with other fellows from around the world, which are led by Faculty that have significant software and business experience.

Work with great people

Ashwin Ravichandran
General Manager, MEST Incubator, Accra
Aaron Fu
Managing Director
Kamil Nabong
Senior Incubator Fellow
Tobi Lafinhan
Recruitment Manager
Neku Atawodi-Edun
General Manager, MEST Incubator, Lagos

Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, and/or entrepreneurship
  • Experience in financial accounting, financial modelling + unit economics
  • Experience with Metrics & KPIs
  • Business models, product management, digital marketing
  • Lean startup principles (customer development/acquisition)
  • Startup experience and a good understanding of overall startup operations
  • Keen interest in technology and emerging business models
  • Creativity/brainstorming techniques and business idea generation and validation
  • Business plan writing and evaluation skills
  • Passion for teaching
  • Ability to work in a team, and to deal with ambiguity
  • Good verbal and written communication in English; good presentation skills


  • Be part of the faculty and participate in influencing the curriculum
  • Prepare and deliver lectures
  • Help determine topics and requirements for project assignments
  • Grade and evaluate deliverables
  • Tutor students one on one
  • Prepare students for the global business world by becoming a mentor and positive role model


  • 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
  • Develop relationships with Africa's future business leaders
  • 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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