Program Manager (National Entrepreneurship Network) Job in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Program Manager (National Entrepreneurship Network) – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Our client a Global Organisation with its inception in the USA and with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies is looking to fill the position of Program Manager – National Entrepreneurship Network for their offices based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

The successful candidate MUST have experience interfacing with entrepreneurial ecosystem, higher educational institutes, government departments and other entities.


Key Responsibilities
  • Project management of the national entrepreneurship network program.
  • Scope the entrepreneurship and SME development stakeholders and framework in the country for a strong understanding of challenges and opportunities.
  • Ensure the organisation involvement is properly utilized and resulting in valuable deliveries that meet the objectives.
  • Responsible for developing and managing the NEN institutions and other partner organisations.
  • Initiate and lead collaborations, networking and training programs on the ground.
  • Identify and develop local resource teams, including key faculty, mentors and entrepreneurs.
  • Catalyse interest in entrepreneurship amongst students on campuses.
  • Work with a central team in mapping the market training needs and help implement these programs on the ground.
  • Identify and enrol high potential start-up entrepreneurs and SMEs for different kinds of programs.
  • Deploy the NEN service offerings intelligently to the respective target customers in each region.
  • Monitor the impact of the program through jobs created.
  • Identify critical needs of startup entrepreneurs in the region and provide recommendation to program and product.
  • Help administer the surveys on campuses at regular intervals.
  • Must be an Ethiopian National.
  • Must have a Master’s degree in business, social work or other equivalent degree.
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years with at least 3 years in roles leading projects and people.
  • MUST have experience interfacing with entrepreneurial ecosystem, higher educational institutes, government departments and other entities.
  • Have excellent oral and written English skills.
  • Ability to listen, understand and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to break up a complex deliverable into a project plan with realistic tasks.
  • Ability to manage aggressive deadlines with ownership and required hard work to keep to deadlines.
  • Must have strong program management skills.
  • Must have mastery of MS Office and e-learning tools.
  • Worked in vocational training and skilling sector is desirable.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh. 100,000 – 140,000/= (Approx. 1,000 – 1,400 USD) depending on experience

Deadline: 30th June 2016    


To apply, please follow the link:  
Summit Recruitment & Search, 
Blixen Court, Karen Road, 

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