Venture for Africa Fellow

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  • Kenya

Overview

For talent looking for a next challenge or planning major career moves, becoming a Venture for Africa Fellow provides a unique opportunity to gain startup experience and local industry knowledge while contributing to meaningful impact at a leading African startup.

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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?

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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, receive training from expert mentors, and get to understand market nuances.

  • Get Working: Work on real project deliverables for your assigned startups while being paid a stipend. Final projects will be presented to the startup team, and you will receive feedback.

  • 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

Q2 2021 FELLOWSHIPS

*All fellowships are available remotely

Brand and Communications / Lami

Kenya | Insurance | Catalyst Fund

Lami is an insurance SaaS platform and API looking to democratise access to insurance in developing countries. Their customers range from insurance companies to banks, and digital platforms. Lami is looking for a brand and communications expert who possesses a strong arsenal of techniques and methods to promote Lami’s products, services and public image.

Marketing / OkHi

Kenya | Digital addressing | Recently raised $1.78m

OkHi is a smart addressing system that’s on a mission to enable the 4 billion people without a physical address to ‘be included’. They are building a small remote team of top talent across product, sales and operations. OkHi is looking for an aspiring Marketing Growth Hacker looking for an opportunity to take on new challenges. You will take on full responsibility for driving bottom-line growth by bringing challenging ideas and marketing campaigns that drive brand, product and business objectives.

Product Management / Lami

Kenya | Insurance | Catalyst Fund

Lami is an insurance SaaS platform and API looking to democratise access to insurance in developing countries. Their customers range from insurance companies to banks, and digital platforms. Lami is looking for eager product managers to support its growing business needs for 2021. The goal of this position is to align product strategy and roadmap to the company’s vision and strategy.

Strategic Finance / OkHi

Kenya | Digital addressing | Recently raised $1.78m

OkHi is a smart addressing system that’s on a mission to enable the 4 billion people without a physical address to ‘be included’. They are building a small remote team of top talent across product, sales and operations. OkHi is looking for a smart, ambitious and self-starting individual with a background in finance who can help with creating forecasting models. You will research and analyze financial information to help the company make well-informed decisions, write reports and monitor financial movements.

About the company

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.

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