Apply to be a part of the MEST Entrepreneurial Training Program!

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology(MEST) is once again looking for its next cohort of Entrepreneurs-in-Training(EITs) to join the fully-sponsored 1-year MEST training program in 2019!

 

MEST offers a graduate-level entrepreneurial training in business, communication and software development, including extensive hands-on project work, as well as mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, CEO’s and other executives from Silicon Valley, Europe and Africa.

 

The training program culminates in a final pitch for seed funding and the opportunity to grow your business out of one of the Pan-African MEST incubators in Lagos, Accra, Cape Town and Nairobi.

Interested in applying? Here’s what MEST is looking for:

 

  • A deep passion to start a software company.
  • Proven record of entrepreneurial and/or corporate work experience.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude and ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to commit a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the training program starting August 2019.

 

Application Process

  • Complete the application form
  • Successful applicants are contacted for a phone interview
  • Qualified applicants are asked to complete an aptitude test
  • Top candidates in each region will be invited for an in-person interview in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya or Cote d’Ivoire
  • Applications for the class of 2020 close February 8, 2019

 

For more information and further enquiries
Contact recruitment@meltwater.org

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Global Social Venture Competition

Global Social Venture Competition 2019: Empowering Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 3 December 2018

Entries are open for Global Social Venture Competition 2019 to support the most promising early-stage for-profit or nonprofit solutions that address the world’s most pressing social challenges using technology.

 

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges.

 

For the 2019 competition, all ventures must have a technology component to their venture, whether a product, hardware, software, web platform, mobile app, wireless, etc. Solutions should utilize “technology for good” in some form, whether the entire venture is focused on a technology-based solution or if the venture has some degree of a technology component built into the solution.

 

Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.

 

Prizes Information

  • First Place Award: $40,000
  • Second Place Award: $25,000
  • Third Place Award: $10,000
  • Priya Haji Memorial Award: $2,500
  • People’s Choice Award: $1,500
  • Quick Pitch Award: $1,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant’s team must include a student, current or recent graduate, from any level of higher education (undergraduate, masters level/graduate, or doctoral) in any area of study in the world;
  • Recent students must meet the following criteria:
    • Recent Bachelor’s degree holders must have completed their degree with four (4) years of the application deadline (December 31, 2018).
    • Recent Master’s or Doctoral level degree holders must have completed their degree within two (2) years of the application deadline (December 31, 2018).
    • The student or recent student must be actively involved in the venture (i.e., a founder or co-founder, actively participating in the development of the business or actively working on the business).
    • Applicant’s team should include a statement describing the student’s level of involvement.
    • The student or recent student must be one of the team’s presenters and must be available to answer judges’ questions regarding the business in the final two rounds of the competition.

Other Qualifications

  • A team cannot enter the competition more than twice.
  • Teams that have competed at the Global Finals may not enter more than once; Regional Partners may put additional limits on the number of times that a team may compete at the regional level.
  • All submissions and presentations for the Global Finals round must be in English. Questions from the judges during the Global Finals may be translated from English to the team’s native language, but should be answered in English.

How to Apply

 

Applicants can apply via given website.

 

For more information, please visit Global Social Venture Competition.

Digital Economy Officer  (Associate Operations Officer) IFC Gender Secretariat

Digital Economy Officer  (Associate Operations Officer) IFC Gender Secretariat  https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=487&site=7

 

Key info:

  • This position is made possible by funding for candidates from underrepresented countries.  This means that only nationals of the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa (apart from South Africa) can apply and that candidates with dual US citizenship are not eligible. (I need to confirm about EU citizenship.)
  • Deadline September 26– we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis as we need to make an offer quite quickly.
  • The JD currently lists Accra: we are very open to other locations, e.g. tech hubs in Africa, but are not aiming to hire for DC.
  • We are looking for someone with a digital economy/disruptive tech background more than someone with gender expertise.  If they come from a gender background they should have experience working with the private sector.  In typical Operations Officer style, this job involves jumping between all aspects of Advisory Services, from working with clients to communications to IFC budget and project management systems, so would be best suited to someone who is detail oriented and happy to address a variety of project needs.  This is a very specific profile and  one person is unlikely to meet the full description, so smart, hands-on candidates who meet many of the criteria are encouraged to apply.

 

Candidates should apply directly on the website.

Millennium Villages Project Evaluation Data Explorer: Call for Expressions of Interest

Itad is a leading monitoring and evaluation company based in the UK looking for talented Ghanaian data scientists, data visualisers, designers and application developers to help develop and visualise an innovative data explorer to help us investigate and contextualise our research on the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in Northern Ghana.
Budget: GBP £1500
Application deadline: 8 August 2018
Implementation period: 4 weeks from signature of contract (prototype), 6-8 weeks from signature of contract (final data explorer)
Please see the attached call for expressions of interest, and application form.
The application deadline is short, so don’t delay!

MVP Data Explorer Call – EOI

MVP Data Explorer Call – Application Form

EXPLOR 2018 AIRTELTIGO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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What is EXPLOR?
EXPLOR is an internship program that seeks to nurture the careers of young talent interested in working in the Telecommunication Industry. We invite driven, switched-on and focused young individuals in ALL Tertiary Institutions across the country to join our “EXPLOR” Internship Program.

Expectations:
This is a comprehensive development program that basically aims at equipping participants with employable skills. Successful candidates will get the opportunity to work with our Corporate, Commercial, Finance, Human Resource, Legal and Technology teams.

Eligibility:

We invite applications from all interested students for our 3-month internship programme. You must however be:

A student in a recognized/accredited Tertiary Institution;
Confident with excellent orientation of your field of study;
Highly energized and willing to learn across various units within the organization;
An excellent communicator with good inter-personal and relationship building skills;
Tech savvy with good social media presence;
Appreciably numerate with high drive for achieving results;

Location:
Successful candidates may be required to travel to different parts of the city/regions on assigned projects.

How to Apply:

Send a short video of yourself (2 mins max) via whatsapp to 0277550000. The video should be very creative and should explain, “Why you want to join the AirtelTigo Internship Program “EXPLOR”.
Send your CV via email to explor@airteltigo.com.gh with the subject “EXPLOR 2018_GH”.
Please note that the deadline for submission of both the video and CV is 28th May, 2018.

Selection Process:

Candidates go through the video submission and interview process
Successful candidates are contacted for HQ interview and aptitude test process
Successful candidates from this stage are offered

Video Shoot & Interview Tips:

Video Tips:

Check your tech. Make sure you have optimum quality to support your video content.
Prep your surroundings;
Check your lighting;
Do not limit your creativity, those are some of the key indicators we look out for.
Keep your communication succinct. Capture all your unique skills and reasons clearly and understandable to your audience.
Call: 100

info@airteltigo.com.gh

http://www.tigo.com.gh

http://www.africa.airtel.com

 

Vacancy:-Mobile Applications Developer for Vodafone Ghana

To be the mobile software developer responsible for analyzing, designing, developing and packaging of cost effective business software solutions for the mobile platforms in line with Global/Local business and technical requirements of our internal and external customers with maximizing operational efficiency and customer experience. Key accountabilities and decision ownership: Drive analysis to identify software solution opportunities for systems improvement using in-house resources, cost effective tools and industry best practices.Identify gaps in the existing software solutions and processes so as to advise appropriately the operational team and engage for an in-house fix or escalate to appropriate IT/Business unit or vendor to fix. Identify new business requirements and engage all stakeholders to deliver as per requirements and set time lines and budget as well as automate manual processes in the software space. Engage the Business Support, Infrastructure and Security teams to ensure that all dependencies are considered and mitigations applied prior to testing and live deployment of software solutions.

Lead all changes that impact the software applications space. Delivery appropriate documentation pertaining to deployments.Carry-out projects, tests and production deployment of assigned software solutions and upgrades. Assist in the development of business cases and support the realisation /upgrade/changes of software solutions implementation, defining test criteria, acceptance of testing and user training.Facilitate workshop to capture software application requirements between Business stakeholders, Business Support Team, Vendor and SI.

https://careers.vodafone.com/job/mobile-applications-developer-in-accra-greater-accra-jid-8956?src=SNS-102

The Skilled African Parent Summit

32643289_10160463544195088_9032342822220464128_nThe great African dream for most is to get educated, find a good job, get married, have children and live happily ever after! For those who get as far as having children – what they don’t tell you is that the children don’t come with a manual and you are left on your own to figure parenting out.

Parenting is the toughest and yet most rewarding and important job in the world. There is no simple formula and we don’t always know what to do. Each child is unique and we are expected to study them and adapt our parenting skills to suit their needs. This makes parenting an even more complex task.

Majority of us may have learnt our parenting skills from our own parents who may have been incredibly patient, loving and responsible, whilst others may not have been so lucky. One thing is for sure, parenting in the 21st century holds a completely new set of challenges which most parents are poorly equipped to handle.

The Skilled African Parent Summit presents a highly interactive opportunity for parents to explore the “Changing role of the African Parent in the 21st century”. Through keynote addresses and panel discussions, topics we will delve into on the day include:

  • Creating Emotional Harmony in the Home
  • The Changing Role of the Parent in 21st Century Education
  • The Impact of Technology and Media on Family Development
  • How to Invest in and for your Child’s Education.

This exclusive, highly engaging summit will provide a relaxed atmosphere for parents to engage with experts and with each other as we all learn how to be better parents and ensure that we raise healthy, confident and well rounded global citizens who are prepared to take on the challenges of life in the 21st Century.

Parents are encouraged to set aside a day to invest in the most important job in the world – PARENTING.

Join us this relaxed and highly engaging Summit on Sat 19th May 2018 at The British Council, Accra from 8.30am – 3pm.

Tickets are GHS150 and must be purchased in advance. Ticket includes buffet lunch, a FREE shoulder and neck massage and a Skilled African Parent Magazine. Early bird and bulk discounts available. Please call 0302 906 515 or 050 000 2065

*Please note that children are not permitted at this event.

This event is proudly sponsored by Databank, Citi FM, Unicom Chemists, Academic City College, Allure Spa in the City, UCMAS Ghana, Edusko and TV Africa.