Programs Team Member

Remote
Part Time to Full Time
Mid Level

About Seedstars

Seedstars is a group headquartered in Switzerland / Geneva on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging and frontier markets through technology and entrepreneurship. We operate 2 main activities to achieve our mission: (A) We work in partnership with development agencies, governments, corporate partners, and private donors to develop entrepreneurship ecosystems, create jobs, and fuel income growth. (B) We invest in high-growth technology companies in impactful sectors (fintech, ed-tech, agritech, health tech, etc) in emerging markets.

About the Programs team

Seedstars Programs team implements cohort-based capacity-building programs with financing solutions for entrepreneurs in Emerging and Frontier Markets. We run educational activities to increase economic and social impact by supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs). Seedstars Programs team works with public and private sector partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, South-East Asia, and Latin America who are passionate about making a difference in emerging markets through entrepreneurship and technology.

About our Programs

We offer a variety of programs targeted to startups and SGBs in all stages of their development. We co-create the best possible program interventions with our partners including:

  • Academy & Incubation Programs for teams looking to start their business
  • Acceleration Programs for teams with a first MVP and early revenues 
  • Investment Readiness Programs for teams in various stages of the fundraising process
  • Growth and Expansion Programs for teams with stable growth and MRR 

The majority of our programs are SDG-driven and tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges like climate action, gender equality, migration, smart and sustainable cities, waste management, and financial inclusion.

About Programs openings 

We regularly hire: 

  • Capacity Building or Thematic Experts or Advisors
  • Communication Leads or Marketing and PR professionals
  • Community Managers or Community Leads
  • Entrepreneurs in Residence
  • Investment Analysts or Investment Managers
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Or Impact Data Managers
  • Program Coordinators
  • Program Managers or Program Directors

In all of these openings we look for individuals that are strongly motivated by the mission, and vision of Seedstars, and have a passion for entrepreneurship in emerging markets as a mechanism to drive change, create jobs and fuel economic growth. We value empathetic collaborators that innovate, move quickly, are accountable, take ownership, and can turn complexity and ambiguity into a context for success with minimal input or top-down direction

Seedstars is always looking for talented individuals from all types of backgrounds to help us create a positive impact in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. If you have experience in the above areas, please leave us your details and when we launch an opening that matches your skill-set we'll be in touch.

Please review a more in-depth view of of the positions we regularly hire for below.

  • Capacity Building or Thematic Expert 

Overview

As defined by the UN, capacity building is “the process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world”. Our capacity building experts create curriculum and deliver workshops and trainings on the thematics within which Seedstars operates to entrepreneurs and SGBs. 

What we look for

Capacity Building Topic experts have extensive experience in training development, are reputable and established subject matter experts, advisors, and thought leaders in their fields of expertise. They are impact driven experts in knowledge management, learning, and development. 

  • Communication Lead or Marketing and PR professionals

Overview

Communication Leads and Marketing professionals head up marketing efforts and develop and implement the marketing strategy of a program in collaboration with program managers. They use content marketing to optimize and meet the communication goals of our programs and create and generate the best content (articles, pictures, videos, infographics, etc) through storytelling, as well as to distribute it to the community in the most effective and KPI-driven way.

What we look for

Communication Leads and Marketers have strong copy-writing abilities and know how to create appealing strategic content for a specific audience. They have experience in content development, creation and editing, and online reputation management. 

  • Community Manager or Community Lead

Overview

Community Managers and Leads are dot connectors that build, engage, grow, nurture, and manage our diverse online and in-person communities and groups as well as oversee and organise events that will generate impact for the entrepreneurs in a local or global ecosystem. .  

What we look for

Community managers and Leads have hands-on experience and deep know-how in community building, event organization and content management. They are community obsessed and can develop creative, engaging and original content in various mediums and applications and are exceptional written and verbal communicators, with strong project management, problem-solving and organizational skills. 

 

  • Entrepreneur in Residence or Entrepreneurial Advisor 

Overview

Entrepreneurs in Residence and Entrepreneurial Advisors are experts and coaches that develop the curriculum for and deliver entrepreneurial capacity building programs. They localize existing content, source and manage our network of mentors and experts, work to develop the innovation ecosystems in their regions and track success through monitoring and evaluation efforts.. 

What we look for

Entrepreneurs in residence and advisors have hands-on experience in entrepreneurial educational programs and mentoring or advising, and are often active members in their startup communities and ecosystems. They have entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial experience building and scaling tech ventures or business units and growing them to stable monthly revenues. They are extremely familiar with startup methodologies (testing, experimentation design, fundraising etc), have up to date knowledge of the latest tools (analytics, SEM/CEO/email/social marketing etc.), and possess a deep understanding of product market fit and what is required for a startup to achieve it.

  • Investment Analyst or Investment Manager

Overview

Investment Analysts or Investment Managers analyze and track companies and sectors relevant to our programs, analyze startup cohorts to determine areas of improvement for startups to be more investment ready, cultivate strong relationships with founders and other investors, and develop and report on market intelligence. Post program they evaluate which startups are relevant for our fund or other investment opportunities and make introductions. 

What we look for 

Investment Analysts and Investment Managers have strong financial, analytical, researching, and writing skills with deep knowledge of technology market trends, emerging markets, and startups as well as strong cultural ties and established networks in the entrepreneurial space.

They have experience with leading the identification, cultivation and assessment of investment opportunities, and have carried out due diligence aspects on potential investments and follow through with hands-on support for portfolio companies. 

 

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (M&E) or Impact Data Manager 

Overview

Monitoring and Evaluation Managers and Impact Data Managers lead on the implementation and operation of M&E systems from project initiation to closure for a program. They oversee the monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results, and lead project data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, and identify methods to use results for program improvement. 

What we look for

Monitoring and Evaluation Managers and Impact Data Managers are data practitioners with experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans with extensive knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies and proven success in assisting or designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems.

  • Program Coordinator  

Overview

Program Coordinators are a key middle-point for internal Seedstars execution units and support Program Managers and Program Directors to ensure projects are implemented effortlessly and brought to a successful close. 

What we look for

Program coordinators have exceptional operational, administrative, stakeholder management, and customer experience skills. They have an eye for quality, operational execution, and customer and partner success metrics and organize learnings and best practices to be shared internally to prepare for future programs. 

  • Program Manager or Program Director

Overview

Program Managers and Program Directors ensure startups gain value out of the programs we implement, work to achieve partner satisfaction, and that we have the right teams to deliver quality programs. 

What we look for

Program Managers or Program Directors have experience running a broad scope of incubation or acceleration programs (possibly multiple, complex programs simultaneously), or leading in a fast-paced operational position. They are extremely knowledgeable about common startup methodologies (lean startup, business model canvas, etc) and can apply them to achieve results in real business cases. They are detail oriented, decisive, strong (verbal and written) communicators and world class  coordinators. They have a knack for managing relationships, fine tuned project management capacities, and can handle high levels of pressure well. 

 Why our employees love working with us:

  • We are on a mission which is bigger than all of us: to impact people’s lives in emerging markets
  • You get many growth opportunities and responsibilities early on
  • You work in an entrepreneurial culture where you’re surrounded by a vibrant and diverse team
  • We offer autonomy and flexibility with a flat hierarchy and a strong belief that responsible people should have the freedom to do their work when and how they want
  • We were awarded as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world due to our freedom centered practices 

We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds represented in our company. We truly value diversity and believe that the cultural landscape of our organization should reflect the types of work that we engage in and the places where we do it. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and strongly encourage women, people from emerging markets, and those from historically underrepresented groups to apply to all of our roles at Seedstars

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