Hiring

 

 Consultant [Team Lead]

VC4Africa is one of the premier social networks for entrepreneurs with more than 10000 companies active in 46 African countries. We connect entrepreneurs to hard and soft capital opportunities, drawing from a global network of partners, mentors, business advisors and investors. With members spread across 159 countries, VC4A is the leading platform dedicated to the subject, and we are looking to transform how African startups connect to the resources they need to grow. For the VC4A office in Amsterdam, we are looking for a driven, creative and dedicated person to lead our growing consultancy business.

VC4A has a fast-paced work environment and we seek talented team members who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As Consultant [Team Lead] you will get to work with a variety of our staff while working on significant projects critical to our success. Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a plan. Someone who is obsessed with the world of entrepreneurship development and is creative and thoughtful when interacting with the VC4A team, key stakeholders, and international network.  As an online community, connecting resources globally, the core of the business is building strong durable relationships.

The Consultant [Team Lead] is responsible for managing execution of the vision established by the senior management team, and takes ownership of three major company value drivers – the ability to recruit, develop, support and retain the best talent, carefully manage the implementation of strategic projects to ensure quality and to optimize profitability/revenues, and to develop the relationships with clients needed to scale engagements sustainably. The Consultant [Team Lead] is expected to own process management/improvement, performance management, and metrics management to ensure scalable and profitable growth. Critical, the Consultant [Team Lead] works with clients both internally and externally to strategize, develop, price, market and deliver compelling solutions via the VC4A platform that achieves client objectives and successfully leverages VC4A’s infrastructure, network, and expertise in entrepreneurship development. In addition, the Consultant [Team Lead] supports team and client to maximize retention while owning implementation. The Consultant [Team Lead] is responsible for driving the successful growth and development of the VC4A consulting business.

The following skills and experience are expected to be demonstrated:

Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise in all aspects of the organization, define the roles and responsibilities on project basis, own the planning and budgeting, and aggressively manage and report on performance;
  • Ensure that all operational processes are tactically structured, efficiently executed and correctly implemented across the entire organization;
  • Work with the team to assign proper resources to best capitalize on team strengths and overall operating efficiency;
  • Provide daily people management of team and serves as point of escalation for all team items or issues;
  • Work with team members to ensure that clients, both internal and external, are being serviced and managed successfully;
  • Cultivate client relationships with key decision makers, serve as escalation point on all client issues, and represent the organization externally;
  • Enforce established best practices, develop top talent within the VC4A team, and support the learning and training of the team;
  • Help identify new talent to scale the team as needed. Coordinate and lead hiring efforts (interviews, career fairs, case competitions, etc.);
  • Aid in all operational duties as needed;
  • Advise senior management on the implementation strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek a fast learner, eager to deepen their knowledge and understanding of VC4A’s business operations. We expect the Consultant [Team Lead] to apply a sales mentality and think strategically about growing revenue quarter over quarter. Outstanding business sense, problem-solving, project management, and analytical skills are essential.

  • Superior leadership skills and previous management experience;
  • Superior verbal and written communication abilities;
  • Strong planning, time management, and organizational skills;
  • Experience managing teams, human resources, and team development;
  • Proven experience developing customer relationships and fostering growth
  • Good knowledge of MS Office packages, particularly Excel;
  • Degree in Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or a related field and/or demonstrated strength in such disciplines;
  • 5-7 Years’ experience in an operations role or relevant work history;
  • High attention to detail.

Qualities:

This position requires a sharp attention to detail, impeccable professionalism, strong leadership skills as well as a passionate sales mentality. A deep understanding of Online Platforms, the African startup ecosystem, and Entrepreneurship Development is imperative and will enable the Consultant [Team Lead] to be a trusted advisor to our clients as well as a successful leader of the VC4A team.

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic;
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and perform a wide variety of tasks;
  • Thorough and detail-oriented;
  • Passion, enthusiasm, integrity, and self-motivation;
  • An interest for entrepreneurs starting companies and investors supporting them;
  • A sincere interest to promote entrepreneurship development in Africa.

In this position, you have the opportunity to make a concrete contribution to the development of the African startup space, and play a critical role in growing VC4A as a world-class organization. You will develop and maintain an international network of contacts and serve as an industry leader in this field. Join our team of dedicated professionals and become part of our fast-moving organization.

Details:

See the VC4A Consultancy website for more information. To apply please submit your CV and motivation letter.

About VC4A:

VC4A is one of the premier online platforms for entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors building innovative companies in Africa. With 10,000 innovative African startups presented online, and over 50,000 members spread across 159 countries, VC4A 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. VC4A has a young, fresh, dynamic startup culture and the business language is English. See the VC4A website for more.

 

ONLINE CAMPAIGN MANAGER

The Campaign Manager is an evangelist for the VC4Africa community and is responsible for the outreach and engagement activities of the VC4A.com platform. The ideal candidate will utilize communication skills and creativity to significantly increase the level of member engagement on the platform, as well as enhance the overall VC4A experience for members.

We are looking for someone who has experience working with CMS systems and can edit text and images to ensure the quality of content on the platform. This is in addition to supporting strategic partners and programs, representing VC4A on social media channels, and working to engage sector thought leaders and media. The work is both diverse and rewarding, with ample opportunities for learning and growth.

The following skills and experience are expected to be demonstrated:

Responsibilities:

  • Lead member outreach and engagement, leveraging digital channels to achieve business objectives of VC4A and its partners;
  • Design, manage and implement digital campaigns to attract startup entrepreneurs, mentors and investors to VC4A services and the programs and initiatives of our partners;
  • Develop communication tools and materials that help guide and support members in leveraging various online services offered by VC4A: online academy, mentorship marketplace, fundraising campaigns, premium account offering, and other.

Key Activities:

  • Work on branding of digital campaigns, the set-up of promotion pages and application forms;
  • Manage MailChimp newsletter campaigns and facilitate direct mailings to selected members of the VC4A network;
  • Implement social media (paid and unpaid) campaigns to target selected entrepreneurs, mentors and/or investors;
  • Monitor progress of campaigns and adjust where needed;
  • Track and report community member feedback and proactively report product improvements and enhancements;
  • Content Management (CMS system): review and edit content published on the platform by the 3rd parties; source, edit and publish blog articles, images, videos, event entries and more;
  • Content Marketing: Utilize blog posts, infographics and viral videos to drive message, increase brand awareness and site traffic;
  • Assist the onboarding of new startups on the platform and to ensure the quality and completeness of their online profiles;
  • Support new partners in creating branded presence and running promo campaigns on the platform;
  • Work with existing and new partners to showcase cohorts of startups via articles on the VC4A blog;
  • Select startups from across the VC4A database based on the criteria of partner organizations.

Requirements:

  • Background in Marketing, Communications, Entrepreneurship or Business Studies;
  • Genuine interest in innovation, startups and venture capital space;
  • Strong writing/speaking skills in English. French is a plus;
  • Experience designing, implementing and managing digital campaigns, with advanced understanding of social media and MailChimp campaigns;
  • Basic knowledge HTML and experience managing a content pipeline with WordPress;
  • Experience using Photoshop or other image editing tools with an attention to quality and detail;
  • Willingness to assist in testing the rollout of new features of our online platforms;
  • Highly organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments, manage deadlines and work independently;
  • Able to take initiative, willing to contribute ideas, jump in when needed;
  • Customer service oriented, eager to help;
  • Show up on time and deliver when promised;
  • Quality and details count;
  • A sincere motivation to promote entrepreneurship development in Africa is a plus.

We Offer:

Joining a motivated team of professionals dedicated to supporting innovative high growth entrepreneurs from across Africa.

  • A chance to grow in a work environment with room for personal development and initiative.
  • A working experience that fits your career goals. Training and support will be provided.
  • A work environment supporting inspiring upcoming innovators across emerging markets;
  • Manage outreach channels (a global community) to become the premier network for the African startup community;
  • Opportunity to network with sector leaders and other professionals in the field;
  • A competitive compensation;
  • Local travel costs are reimbursed and daily team lunches are organized for a small daily fee.

Details:

The position can be either full time or part-time. You are preferably based in or around Amsterdam (where our office is located). The position begins as soon as possible. If you’re interested we encourage a quick application. Please apply via this page.

About VC4A:

VC4A is one of the premier online platforms for entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors building innovative companies in Africa. With 10,000 innovative African startups presented online, and over 50,000 members spread across 159 countries, VC4A 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. VC4A has a young, fresh, dynamic startup culture and the business language is English. See the VC4A website for more.

 

Web developer [Full Stack]

VC4A is the leading online platform for the African startup community. As a full stack web developer, you have the unique chance to support the growth and development of the African startup ecosystem. The web developer will join our growing international development team based in Cameroon, France, and the Netherlands.

The web developer will be involved in writing code and be driving innovation to take the VC4A platform to the next level. The web developer will apply creative problem-solving skills to develop and maintain a high-volume social platform servicing an active and growing community.

The web developer reports directly to VC4A directors but also coordinates activities with the CTO and the development team. The position is a key player in advancing the VC4A platform and offers opportunities for growth and skills advancement.

The following skills and experience are expected to be demonstrated:

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent working knowledge of PHP and WordPress;
  • Excellent working knowledge of HTML5, CSS, JSON, Ajax, jQuery and web standards;
  • Experience with JavaScript (AMD), Bower, Gulp, RequireJS, React or Vue JS is highly preferred
  • Agile methodology experience;
  • Highly proficient/excellent knowledge of Git and related managed code workflows;
  • Good creative problem-solving skills;
  • Good communication skills (speaking, writing and code documentation).

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Pro-actively spot and fix issues;
  • Ability to test code and report bugs, log support issues and/or possible improvements;
  • Support fellow VC4A team members as needed;
  • Assist in the growth and development of VC4A 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.
  • Opportunity to work remotely.

Details:

If you’re interested we encourage a quick application. Please apply via this page.

About VC4A:

VC4A is one of the premier online platforms for entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors building innovative companies in Africa. With 10,000 innovative African startups presented online, and over 50,000 members spread across 159 countries, VC4A 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. VC4A has a young, fresh, dynamic startup culture and the business language is English. See the VC4A website for more.