Program Associate

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Full Time
Mid Level

About Seedstars

Seedstars is a global investment holding with headquarters in Switzerland, 15 offices and a presence in 80+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The group is organised around two key activities; 1) talent incubation and 2) VC investing. We incubate talent and high growth ventures through a series of programs from idea stage to early growth stage. We are currently building a platform of funds to be positioned as a key early-stage emerging market VC

About the Programs Team 

The Programs team alongside Incubation, and Investments is a central squad at Seedstars. The Programs team’s key activity is to provide enterprise support through the execution of structured programs to make sure entrepreneurs have the knowledge, network, and services to scale. The Programs team operates as a critical revenue generator for Seedstars by developing tailored solutions to address unique challenges faced by startups and entrepreneurs around the globe. The Program squad is the fastest growing business unit in Seedstars and is composed of a Head of Global Programs, multiple regional partnership and sales manager, a Global Startup Growth Lead, Entrepreneurs in Residence, Program Managers and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experts. The team works in close collaboration with many business units throughout the group, including People Operations, and Finance.

About the job

We are now hiring a Project Coordinator who will be a key middle-point for internal Seedstars execution units and will support the Program Manager and Program Director to bring the project to a successful close. You will work closely with the project lead of the program and Seedstars units/teams. Applications will only be accepted until September 7.

Key responsibilities

You will be responsible for supporting the project lead/acceleration manager with internal and external project coordination. This includes: 

  • Coordination between different Seedstars units to ensure the project is implemented effortlessly
  • Ensure the program is following best practices and being executed  using the outlined content and curriculum from the Seedstars playbook, and that the best possible experience is being delivered for all involved
  • Support the program lead in managing relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Track quality, operational execution, and customer(entrepreneurs) and partner success metrics.
  • You will run experiments, compile and organize learnings and best practices to be shared internally or replicated in similar programs.
  • You will take the lead in the writing and setup of the reporting and administration of the project
  • You will do a regular check on plans, budget and team progress

Your profile

  • Your mindset
    • You have a passion for startups and technology, particularly in emerging markets and you share the mutual value on achieving gender equality in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation
    • You have a strong belief in getting things done - You have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen
  • Your experience
    • You have experience in coordinating complex projects that involve different internal teams and departments 
    • You have experience in project management for multiple key stakeholders. Ideally, you have also worked with DFI’s 
    • You know how to work under pressure and short deadlines
    • You can work autonomously while maintaining a great communications flow with other colleagues and teams internally.
    • Excellent ability to read, write, speak English
    • You have experience in performing administrative tasks and have high attention to detail and following processes 

Why our employees love working with us

  • We are on a mission that 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 that 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 applicants from historically underrepresented groups to apply to all of our roles at Seedstars.

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