Employment Opportunities at the Pan-African University

The Pan-African University (PAU) was established with the aim to contribute to sustainable development in Africa and to prepare “a new generation of change makers properly trained to take the best advantage of African human and material resources, imbued with the common vision of a peaceful, prosperous and integrated Africa. This also includes the creation of “solutions and innovations to the challenges identified in Agenda 2063 by development-oriented research” PAULESI incubation centre of Excellence will give students and researchers a platform to develop their skills and competencies whilst putting their theoretical knowledge into practice to create sustainable business solutions towards a better country and by extension, the continent at large.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Center Community and Communications Management Associate, PAULESI

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job Type: Contract

Job Description

  • We are recruiting a Center Community and Communications Management associate who will support in activating and engaging the community as well as be responsible for communications related to the PAUSTI Incubation Center of Excellence’s programs and activities.

Event Planning & Communication Management:

  • Execute and organize events and workshops where PAULESI students will receive hands-on support and capacity development.
  • Organize monthly meetups to incorporate an ownership culture within the community, facilitate sharing and engage all stakeholders.
  • Drive traffic to the centre’s website and blog in order to increase brand awareness.
  • Updating the website pages in order to ensure the most current information is displayed; and ensuring a good liaison between the website, blog, and social media platforms & Preparing detailed weekly and monthly reports on social media activity.

Community engagement strategy Development:

  • Develop concept notes and design materials for community engagement meetups
  • Communicate meetup details within and outside the university to achieve a high attendance rate of the target stakeholders.
  • Work with stakeholders within the University to create post-event articles where necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Communication, or any related field.
  • Having relevant experience in community engagement/management or a similar position is a bonus.
  • Knowledge of office software packages (MS Word, Excel).
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills with attention to details.
  • Excellent analytical skills; with the ability to retrieve, organise and analyse information from a variety of sources.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to ensure deadlines are met, with the ability to prioritise workload without close supervision.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Incubation Associate, PAULESI

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job Type: Contract

Job Description

  • We are looking to recruit a detail-oriented and results-driven Incubation Management associate to provide support to incubation and acceleration activities at the PAULESI Incubation center of excellence.

Project Management:

  • Support in the designing and implementation of entrepreneurship related programmes at the center.
  • Support the programme manager to ensure alignment between the different stakeholders of the programmes including startups, industry experts and facilitators through clear and consistent communication
  • Manage logistics for the programmes

Startup Support:

  • Work with incubatees to build, test and acquire users/customers
  • Write monthly reports on progress and achieved milestones of startups.
  • Manage applications to different programmes, as well as communication with applicants

Research:

  • Support the incubation manager in Sourcing, application evaluation, due diligence and selection committee briefing to aid selection of startups into our programmes
  • Conduct industry/sector research to identify opportunities, partners, and industry experts for our programmes

Communication:

  • Conduct check-ins with startups being supported to understand their challenges and needs and connect them to relevant resources
  • Create content specific to the work being done at the center

Qualifications

  • Educational Qualifications: Graduation (background in IT / Computer Science / Finance / Commerce is preferred)
  • Minimum of 2+ experience working in startups or with an incubator/accelerator is a bonus.
  • Overall understanding of the digital technology and product landscape
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively cultivate, build and maintain strong working relationships with start-ups, entrepreneurs and other necessary stakeholders.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with the ability to speak in front of an audience as and when deemed necessary
  • Experience of running multi-functional teams.
  • Excellent skills in the entire Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel etc.)
  • Execution skill set – including a focus on data-driven decision making, comfort with ambiguity, and ability to drive rapid “learn & implement” iterations.
  • Empathy – using skills that allow to determine what is most important to their target audience, and then working to deliver on an organizational promise.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Incubation Manager, PAULESI

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job Type: Contract

Company Description
The Pan-African University (PAU) was established with the aim to contribute to sustainable development in Africa and to prepare “a new generation of change makers properly trained to take the best advantage of African human and material resources, imbued with the common vision of a peaceful, prosperous and integrated Africa. This also includes the creation of “solutions and innovations to the challenges identified in Agenda 2063 by development-oriented research” PAULESI incubation centre of Excellence will give students and researchers a platform to develop their skills and competencies whilst putting their theoretical knowledge into practice to create sustainable business solutions towards a better country and by extension, the continent at large.

Job Description
Strategy Development and Execution:

  • Develop and execute strategy for attracting and selecting deserving and qualified PAUSTI student-led innovative startups. 
  • Design and manage incubation programs.
  • Provide startup support advisory to entrepreneurs through continued strategic guidance in areas such as business modelling, market analysis, financing, fundraising, overall strategy, operations etc. 
  • Develop, execute and own an operational and engagement strategy for the entire community including startups, investors, corporates, mentors, advisors, and domain experts.
  • Develop a community development strategy to include and guide the implementation of all community development activities such as meetups, design challenges, hackathons etc.
  • Create a robust curriculum for the entrepreneurship education programs for the students.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Manage the day-to-day interaction with the incubating startups
  • Provide support to entrepreneurs across ideation, acceleration, investment and scale-up stages.
  • Ensure tight management of milestones and progress of entrepreneurs and start-up companies.
  • Be the switchboard for entrepreneurs to access relevant resources and connections

Qualifications

  • Educational Qualifications: Graduation (background in IT/Computer Science/Finance/Commerce is preferred)
  • Minimum of 3+ experience working in startups or with an incubator/accelerator is a bonus.
  • Overall understanding of the digital technology and product landscape
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively cultivate, build and maintain strong working relationships with start-ups, entrepreneurs and other necessary stakeholders.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with the ability to speak in front of an audience as and when deemed necessary
  • Experience of running multi-functional teams.
  • Excellent skills in the entire Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel etc.)
  • Execution skill set – including a focus on data-driven decision making, comfort with ambiguity, and ability to drive rapid “learn & implement” iterations.
  • Empathy – using skills that allow the Engagement Specialist to determine what is most important to their target audience, and then working to deliver on an organizational promise.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

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