Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Gritcube collaborates and strategises with tech-enhanced start-ups in Africa, with the goal of equipping them with the tools and networks to start operations, seek funding, and scale.
Following our first year of operations in 2015 – 2016, we are now building and expanding our incubation model and will be running a core incubator program and acceleration program to support 10-12 startups in Zambia in building their businesses and starting operations.
We are therefore expanding our local Zambian team and looking for a Marketing & Events Manager to join the team and support in organising events for Gritcube’s incubator & accelerator programmes as well as externally marketing the Gritcube brand.
Below are the terms of reference for the Marketing & Events Manager role. If interested, please send a short expression of interest, outlining your motivations for this role, accompanied by a CV to by Friday 17th of June.
Marketing & Events Manager roles and responsibilities
June 2016
1.    Fellowship events organisation
  • Organisation of Gritcube events as per the Gritcube timeline and requirements; demonstration evenings, open house events, pitching events, external events, etc…
  • Work with VP of Programs and Gritcube Lusaka Team to plan the events and ensure smooth implementation, within the restricted budget
  • Coordination of the events for start-ups; organise facilities and logistics, liaise with appropriate partners, prepare necessary packs/resources, etc…
  • Attend events and capture learnings that could improve events in the future
2.    Gritcube marketing
  • Researching and identifying external events in Zambia that Gritcube could attend and use as a marketing platform
  • Host events within Zambia’s start-up community that are relevant for the start-up sector and provide an opportunity to showcase Gritcube’s work
  • Attend external events/meetings/workshops relevant to Gritcube’s work, ensuring Gritcube is tuned in to the start-up sector and has an ongoing presence
  • Gather information and news from Zambia’s start-up sector, to support in building a strong local brand and marketing strategy
3.    Partnership-building
  • Scoping out of business development opportunities in Lusaka and on the ground, aimed at developing the business of the start-ups Gritcube supports
  • Fostering and building relationships with potential partners, targeted specifically at developing Gritcube’s footprint and work in Zambia
Desired qualities
  • Minimum 2 – 3yrs experience in Events Management and/or Marketing;coordination of events, implementation of marketing plans, building and marketing of a brand
  • Minimum 2 – 3yr skills/experience in Partnership-building; scoping out partners/events, building and maintaining relevant partnerships, attending external events & partner meetings.
  • Demonstrated skills/experience of working with Entrepreneurs/Start-Ups Demonstrated experience of working in Zambia and specifically in Zambia’s start-up/tech sector
  • Demonstrated ability to scope out business development opportunities and build partnerships relevant to the start-ups business needs
Please note that this position is voluntary and un-paid. We are a non-profit incubator, starting operations in Zambia, looking for 3-4 hours per week of commitment. All of the other team members have full-time jobs on the side. 
To apply for this job email your details to


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