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 mobile application development.
Design, develop and execute the curriculum and lesson plans on mobile app development topics.
Grade and evaluate technical deliverables.
Mentor individuals and project teams.
Lead projects within the curriculum.
Skills & Requirements
Adept in Android, IOS and Native Web Apps and have a portfolio of released applications on the Apple Store or GooglePlay Store market to demonstrate this.
Experience with mobile application development frameworks like Flutter and React Native with in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language like Swift and Java.
Skilled in third-party libraries and APIs and familiar with OOP design principles.
Experience and understand developing through the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support)
A fully functional mobile application expert who writes clean code. Knows how to design interfaces to improve user experience.
Experienced with writing unit and UI tests to identify malfunctions and be able to troubleshoot and debug to optimize performance.
Knowledgeable in the mobile phone architecture and how to develop applications that use mobile phone features like the camera and the gyroscope.
Familiar with and experienced in developing and using APIs and must have enough understanding of backend frameworks, technologies, methods and tools to integrate mobile apps backend applications.
Competent in and able to teach code management tools and methods e.g. use of github for code version control and collaboration.
Proficient in gathering specific requirements and suggest solutions.
Knowledgeable and experienced in design thinking and agile methods for product development.
Ability to interpret mobile interface analytics to understand user struggles and drop off points and use such data to create designs that improve user experience.
Adept 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 using them.
A passionate and confident speaker, teacher, coach and mentor in entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship.
Experience 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.