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Communications 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 professional communications for a one-year assignment teaching and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs in the tech space in Ghana the art of professional communications.

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, led by a faculty with 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 communications, business, or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully apply communication skills in a professional environment
  • Knowledge of time management and project management concepts
  • Experience in delivering professional standard presentations
  • Ability to apply logic and critical thinking to problem solving
  • High level English language skills; written and verbal
  • Cross-cultural communication experience with emerging & developed markets
  • Passion for training and mentoring
  • Ability to work in a team, and to deal with ambiguity
  • Start-up experience in communications & business development is a plus.


  • You’ll be part of the faculty and actively participate in the daily training of MEST trainees
  • You’ll prepare and deliver lectures to trainees
  • Help determine topics and requirements for project assignments
  • Evaluate deliverables and provide constructive feedback
  • Tutor & mentor students one on one
  • Prepare students for the global business world by becoming a mentor and a positive role model


  • Monthly stipend
  • Travel, Housing, Meals and Emergency Health Insurance provided by MEST
  • 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 working supporting talented African tech entrepreneurs.
  • Teaching experience; International work experience

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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