Are you excited about the diverse development challenges and innovation opportunities that Asia presents and do you want to get hands-on experience developing your hard and soft skills in an impact-driven organisation that supports entrepreneurs? Are you eager to apply startup methodologies to development projects, research entrepreneurial ecosystems and gain exposure to Official Development Assistance agencies? If so, we invite you to apply!
Who we are
Seedstars is an organisation headquartered in Switzerland with operations in emerging markets. By connecting key stakeholders, transferring knowledge, supporting the development of innovative solutions, and investing in and/or building companies, the group’s goal is to improve people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.
About the Global Partnership Management Squad
This role is an initiative from and managed by the Global Partnership Management (GPM) squad which drives and supports partnerships efforts for Seedstars. The GPM squad works closely with the different regional and local squads. The team develops strategy, launches action plans and forges relationships with key stakeholders to grow the organization’s revenue and impact by providing the required funds to develop start-ups.
About the role
The graduate traineeship program - Seedstars Partnerships - has been developed to grow the business development talent within the organisation. After an initial research assignment to assess your culture fit with Seedstars, the role focuses then on drafting capacity building and investment project proposals to win tenders with development agencies, local government or other organisations. Subsequently you will support your regional team on developing high-end account based marketing campaigns. This job can be done remotely, preferably from within the Asia region, and will run for a duration of four months with the opportunity to transition to full-time upon completion of the program.
About the Regional Graduate Traineeship Program
Benefit: you are exposed to a dynamic and engaging working culture. You receive prompt feedback about your improvement areas and exposure to Seedstars leadership.
Benefit: You are exposed to Seedstars' ecosystem building, including the startup support products and services. You apply methodologies to answer to development organization bids, learn how development agencies function and run their development projects, and how to read and understand the terms of reference of a development project.
Benefit: You are exposed to the landscape of ODA/development and entrepreneurial support players in your region, the internal structures and dynamics of development organizations, the Seedstars partner network, and how to leverage our activities to build relationships across the region.
Why do our team members say they love working with us?
We are an equal opportunity employer and with more than 40 nationalities represented in our company, we truly value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.