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Growth Hacker

As a Growth Hacker at VC4Africa, no two days are the same. Each day presents an opportunity to tackle a different set of challenges and projects. The Growth Hacker will collaborate with business development leads and technical team. The Growth Hacker is responsible for developing the company’s funnels, driving their performance and growing the bottom line. The role provides an opportunity to manage engagement activities and improve their conversion. The Growth Hacker applies his/her creative problem solving skills to develop and manage a high volume social platform servicing an active and growing community.

The Growth Hacker reports directly to VC4Africa Directors, but also coordinates activities with business development leads and technical team. The position is a key asset in advancing the VC4Africa platform with multiple opportunities for growth and skills advancement. The following skills and experience are expected to be demonstrated:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, create, implement and manage growth strategies, driving both engagement and outreach activities, owning our KPI dashboards;
  • Developing and designing funnels, driving their performance and improving conversions;
  • Owning the user journey and constantly looking for ways to improve the user experience;
  • Building and positioning landing pages, A/B testing, and feeding the organization with data driven decision making;
  • Come up with innovative ways and out-of-the-box thinking to promote our products and push growth;
  • Utilize and improve outreach efforts via mailings and social social media channels to grow our community (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and more);
  • Take the lead in content marketing and production of press materials, manage relations with industry influencers, media partners and journalists;
  • Create and run paid/unpaid campaigns/advertising (Facebook, LinkedIn, Adwords);
  • Tracking analytics using HootSuite/Tweetdeck, Google Analytics and other tools, implementing SEO strategies, optimize the website for conversion, creating feedback and viral loops between our Twitter, Facebook and blog.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ability or willingness to manage WordPress/Buddypress CMS and plugins;
  • Ability or willingness to manage blog and community related Mailchimp mailings;
  • Ability or willingness to document business requirements, design new templates/landing pages, wire framing;
  • Ability or willingness to administer e-commerce systems;
  • Ability or willingness to work with advanced data visualization/analysis tools;
  • Ability to test code and report bugs, log support issues and/or possible improvements;
  • Support fellow VC4Africa team members as needed;
  • Assist in the growth and development of VC4Africa in any way.

We offer:

  • A chance to grow in a work environment with room for personal development and initiative;
  • Competitive salaries and stock shareholding plans;
  • A learning experience that fits your career goals. Training and support will be provided;
  • A work environment supporting inspiring upcoming innovators across Africa;
  • The opportunity to be part of a dedicated global team;
  • Opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals in the field;
  • Office location in the center of Amsterdam, Foosball, delivered lunches and team that likes to have fun.

About VC4Africa:

VC4Africa is one of the premier online platforms for entrepreneurs, mentors and investors building innovative companies in Africa. With 5,500 innovative African startups presented online, and over 35,000 members spread across 159 countries, VC4Africa is one of the largest platforms dedicated to the subject. We are looking to transform how the world discovers and promotes entrepreneurship opportunities on the African continent. VC4Africa has a young, fresh, dynamic startup culture and the business language is English. See the VC4Africa website for more.

Details:

The position begins as soon as possible. If you’re interested we encourage a quick application. Please apply via this page.

Web Developer (Front End)

As a Web Developer at VC4Africa, no two days are the same. Each day presents an opportunity to tackle a different set of challenges and projects. The Web Developer will collaborate with Technical Leads and Architects as part of the core development team. The Web Developer will be involved with writing code and driving innovation to take the platform to the next level. The role provides an opportunity to manage integration across all tiers of the VC4Africa platform, but ideally is strong on the Front End. The Web Developer applies his/her creative problem solving skills to develop and manage a high volume social platform servicing an active and growing community.The Web Developer reports directly to VC4Africa Directors, but also coordinates activities with the CTO and other staff. The position is a key asset in advancing the VC4Africa platform with multiple opportunities for growth and skills advancement. The following skills and experience are expected to be demonstrated:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to deliver outstanding user experiences over desktop, mobile and tablet devices using responsive design.
  • Excellent working knowledge of JavaScript (AMD), Bower, Gulp, RequireJS, HTML5, CSS, JSON, Ajax, jQuery and web standards;
  • UX/UI and Design – Training or relevant experience designing layouts for websites and producing visual elements using software like Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator;
  • Experience with and knowledge of PHP, WordPress and Docker is preferred;
  • Agile methodology experience;
  • Good working knowledge of Git and related managed code workflows;
  • Good creative problem solving skills;
  • Good communication skills (verbal, written and code documentation).

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ability to test code and report bugs, log support issues and/or possible improvements;
  • Support fellow VC4Africa team members as needed;
  • Ability or willingness to pro-actively spot and fix UX issues;
  • Ability or willingness to work with advanced data visualization tools;
  • Assist in the growth and development of VC4Africa in any way.

We offer:

  • A chance to grow in a work environment with room for personal development and initiative;
  • Competitive salaries and stock shareholding plans;
  • A learning experience that fits your career goals;
  • A work environment supporting inspiring upcoming innovators across Africa;
  • The opportunity to be part of a dedicated global team;
  • Opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals in the field;
  • Office location in the center of Amsterdam, Foosball, delivered lunches and team that likes to have fun.

About VC4Africa:

VC4Africa is one of the premier online platforms for entrepreneurs, mentors and investors building innovative companies in Africa. With 5,500 innovative African startups presented online, and over 35,000 members spread across 159 countries, VC4Africa is one of the largest platforms dedicated to the subject. We are looking to transform how the world discovers and promotes entrepreneurship opportunities on the African continent. VC4Africa has a young, fresh, dynamic startup culture and the business language is English. See the VC4Africa website for more.

Details:

The position begins as soon as possible. If you’re interested we encourage a quick application. Please apply via this page.