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.
Are you ready to #TaketheLeap?
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
Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use its platform to reach and serve consumers.
Jumia's platforms consist of its marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, its logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and its payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on the Jumia platform.
Jumia is looking for an experienced marketer who will be responsible for the development and leadership of its strategic plan and vision for digital platform development.
This will include website content, e-commerce, personalization, testing, marketing, and digital technology.
The ideal candidate is someone with a successful track record to drive revenue, user acquisition and brand awareness.
You will be required to work in partnership with the commercial team on planning and to ensure that country targets are met.
You should be someone who is passionate about the “art” of marketing and digital communication and has an abundance of ideas for building and executing efficient strategies.
Key Project Deliverables
Accountable for operational digital marketing performance on your channel (ie. reach ROI KPI targets)
Lead optimization and automation projects on your channel to support a scalable company growth
Full responsibility of channels – ie. Facebook & Instagram Ads, Google Display Ads, Google Search Ads, Search engine optimization (SEO), or CRM (ie. email marketing, push notifications, SMS.)
Full hands-on responsibility to manage up to several hundred thousand euros of online advertising budget.
Work in close collaboration with marketing partners - including but not limited to Google, Facebook, and Salesforce.
Delivery of continuous optimization and automation of working practices on your channel on top of your operational accountability. This includes having the freedom of proposing and designing automation processes such as machine learning algorithms in order to improve the results of the channel.
Reports to: CMO
5+ years of experience working in a similar role as well as experience building effective multi-channel marketing strategies, including affiliate marketing, PPC, SEO, social media and other digital channels.
Excellent communication skills in English, and willingness to be immersed in a very international and entrepreneurial environment
Sharp, analytical mind and an entrepreneurial spirit
Data analytics project and experience are a must, knowledge of the basic optimization algorithms
Level-headed and can express ideas in a clear and impactful manner
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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