VENTURE FOR AFRICA
Venture for Africa is a 3-month fellowship program designed to immerse top global talent in the African startup landscape. We partner with Africa's fastest-growing startups to co-design an experience that enables fellows to quickly gain relevant skills and in-market knowledge, complete real project work and get fast-tracked to apply for a full-time role in their field.
Whether you're looking for your next challenge or planning a major career move, becoming a Venture for Africa Fellow gives you a unique opportunity to gain startup experience and local industry knowledge while contributing to meaningful impact at a leading African startup.
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HOW IT WORKS
Startup Partner: Turaco
Turaco is an inclusive micro-insurtech startup that frees people from the fear of financial shocks. The company works through sector‑agnostic business partnerships to design and distribute simple and useful health and life insurance products to their end‑users in emerging markets. Presently, Turaco has a footprint in Kenya and Uganda where they offer low‑cost insurance cover in a bid to actualize its audacious vision of insuring a billion people within the next 25 years, doubling the current global standing.
Turaco is looking for a project management guru to lead the design and implementation of its project management processes and systems. You’ll work alongside cross-functional teams to understand key partnership projects and develop a process-driven approach on how the company launches and manages large complex projects.
In this role, you’ll have insight into all teams to bridge Turaco’s commercial, operational, and customer success strategy to scale B2B partnerships in a more successful and structured way.
You’ll need to be comfortable influencing senior stakeholders, including the company founders and other executives, gaining their buy-in and support. You’ll additionally have great organisational skills and have proven experience leading large scale projects from the planning phase to implementation to monitoring and control.
Reports to: Head of Growth
Access to expert mentors
Venture for Africa is a fellowship program designed to fill talent gaps in Africa’s startup ecosystem by enabling top local and global fellows to access opportunities with leading startups in Africa. Our flagship, 3-month fellowship program combines on-the-ground experience offering localized context, expert mentorship, and real project work at leading startups hiring now. Launched in 2020, our mission is to accelerate economic growth and technological innovation in Africa by mobilising the next generation of startup talent and equipping them with the experiences and context they need to meaningfully contribute to elevating businesses and livelihoods in Africa.
May 2020We launched on this date announcing open applications for our inaugural cohort, the Venture for Africa Remote Fellowship; matching skilled global talent with leading, African tech startups via a 3-month immersion program.
June 2020Our inaugural fellowship kicked off with 5 fellows working across 3 startups in Nairobi, Kenya
November 2020Recruitment drive for VFA Cohort 2