Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is seeking a candidate with a passion for teaching and a strong background in technology and/or entrepreneurship for a one-year assignment teaching and mentoring talented African entrepreneurs in full stack application development.
Design, develop and execute the curriculum and lesson plans on full stack development.
Grade and evaluate technical deliverables.
Mentor individuals and project teams.
Lead projects within the curriculum.
Skills & Requirements
Capable of and able to teach the development of front end website architecture and design of user interactions on web pages.
Experience in developing back end website applications and in creating servers and databases (SQL, noSQL) for functionality.
Knowledge of systems architecture, DevOPs and cloud infrastructure design and deployment (AWS, Azure etc.).
Experience in cross-platform optimization for mobile phones. Ensure responsiveness of applications.
Adept in being able to teach the Design and development of APIs.
Skilful in the current trends in web applications and programming languages.
Competent in design thinking and the use of ‘user centered design’ methods in product development.
Proficient in managing software projects and teams using project management tools. Understand Agile principles and be experienced in using them to manage projects.
Ability to adopt new tools and frameworks quickly in order to help teams to use them.
Adept in public speaking, teaching, and mentorship in software engineering or related subjects.
Skillful with entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship and must have built successful products.
Experienced in working in multicultural and diverse teams and familiar with the challenges/opportunities in African countries.
Have a passion for excellence, creativity, innovation, teaching and learning
An excellent facilitator and speaker
Team player, effective in a collaborative work environment
A Coach, able to bring out the best in others
A learning mindset
A problem solver and solution-oriented
About the company
MEST offers Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training and a network of hubs providing incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST provides critical skills training, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs. MEST is funded by the Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence and Outside Insight.
At MEST, our strength is the quality and efficiency with which we deliver our programs to support those we serve. To date, we have trained over 330 young African entrepreneurs, supported the founding of close to 60 startups across the continent, and received global recognition for the impact we’ve had in Africa.
MEST offers a graduate-level entrepreneurial training program led by experienced global mentors open to aspiring entrepreneurs from across the African continent.
Our goal is to train, support, and invest in leaders who can become job creators and learn to build businesses solving real problems that can scale.
The MEST Training Program is a one year, full-time, fully sponsored program in which the class completes a graduate-level course in software development, business, and communications, with a focus on practical implementation.