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 UI/UX development.
Design, develop and execute the curriculum and lesson plans for UI/UX topics.
Grade and evaluate technical deliverables.
Mentor individuals and project teams.
Lead projects within the curriculum.
Skills & Requirements
Extensive experience in UX/UI design with a good portfolio of past projects: Mandatory skills include; Wireframing, Prototyping, Ideating, Developing final designs using Photoshop/Illustrator and other UI/UX tools e.g. Adobe XD, Figma and Marvel
Your portfolio of professional design projects should include work with web/mobile applications that are both functional and appealing
Competent in design thinking and the use of ‘user centered design’ methods, user research, user journey mapping etc to improve user experience
Understand the principles, processes and common pitfalls in designing graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets for great user experiences
Ability to interpret site analytics to understand user struggles and drop off points and use such data to create designs that improve user experience.
Extensive experience 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.
Passionate and confident speaker, teacher, coach and mentor in entrepreneurship in UI/UX or related subjects.
Good knowledge in entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship
Experience working in multicultural and diverse teams and familiarity 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, solution orientation
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.