THE VFA FELLOWSHIP
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.
Venture for Africa is a 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.
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HOW IT WORKS
Get Matched: Apply and get matched with a VFA startup partner in your area of interest.
Get Immersed: Spend 3 months in this role, during which you will be immersed in the local context, be connected to expert mentors, and get to understand market nuances.
Get Working: Work on real project deliverables for your assigned startups while being paid a stipend.
Get Hired: While full-time roles are not guaranteed, you are fast-tracked through ordinary application processes for available full-time roles with the startup post the fellowship
Startup Partner: Turaco
Turaco is a fast-growing financial services start-up in East Africa that is bringing a new model to health and risk financing for emerging customers. It is a subscription-based insurance for the mass market.
Turaco works through business partnerships to offer bespoke affordable insurance products that add real value to people’s lives.
Turaco is looking for an individual with the background and skills in marketing who can help the team develop and implement strategies to strengthen its market presence in one of its key markets, Uganda.
You should be someone who is passionate about the “art” of marketing and has an abundance of ideas for building efficient strategies. The ideal candidate for this is also someone with a strong arsenal of techniques and methods to promote a startup’s products, services and public image.
The role is based out of Turaco's Uganda office but is available remotely as well to candidates already in Kenya.
Ultimately you will be responsible for developing and managing the marketing plan for Turaco in Uganda.
Key Project Deliverables
Lead implementation of marketing strategies in the Uganda business
Manage Turaco's brand in Uganda to ensure quality, consistency and compliance across all departments and communication channels in the country office
Plan and execute marketing events (claims celebrations, webinars, etc)
Work alongside the global marketing team to create and deliver content for Turaco's social media channels
Lead press and media relations
Support the creation of presentations, reports, proposals and other relevant assets for Turaco's Uganda office
Reports to: General Manager (Uganda)
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
January 2021Following 350+ applications, our second cohort kicked off with 4 additional fellows and a new partner in Lagos, Nigeria
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