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 two Program Managers to join the team and support in managing the start-ups that will be part of the incubator & accelerator programmes.
Below are the terms of reference for the Program Manager roles. 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.
Program Manager – Roles and Responsibilities
May 2016
1. Program management & reporting
  • Manage relationship with 3-5 start-ups on the ground: set up and conduct regular meetings to check on incubator programme progress, review of key deliverables, regular communications, support with direction of start-ups
  • Report on start-ups’ progress against deliverables, key updates and any issues that need resolving to the VP of Programs, according to regular reporting schedule
  • Attend meetings/events with local executive team as and when is appropriate
2.  Technical assistance and support
  • Providing technical assistance and support related to your technical expertise and background (ideally in business modelling, financial modelling, market research, marketing, sales, fundraising, etc…)
  • Keep up to date with local/regional trainings/opportunities relevant to the start-up’s’ business sector and signpost start-ups to appropriate opportunities and trainings relevant to his/her needs
3. Partnership-building
  • Fostering and building relationships with potential partners, targeted specifically at developing the start-up and their business model
  • Prepare and support start-ups for potential partnership opportunities
Desired qualities
  • Minimum 2 – 3yrs experience in Project Management; setting up and managing a project strategy, operational planning, activity planning, reporting,
  • Demonstrated Skills/experience in Performance Management; managing, supporting and/or coaching a team member in achieving deliverables to a high-standard
  • Minimum 2 – 3yrs experience in Business Management/Entrepreneurship and/or other business-related sectors: Finance, Marketing, Sales, FR
  • Demonstrated experience of working in Zambia and specifically in Zambia’s start-up/tech sector
  • Demonstrated ability to scope out business development opportunities and stabuild partnerships relevant to the Fellow’s 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.
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