Programme Manager, Incubation

Company Description

CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space being designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.

The hub functions at the heart of Nigeria’s technology innovation ecosystem as a place to:

• facilitate creative thinking and collaborative problem solving
• encourage technology innovation for improved social accountability in Nigeria
• incubate novel tech ideas that promote good governance/provision of public services
• encourage shared accountability between technologist & innovators
• serve as a living lab for prototyping and testing socially-minded tech tools
• build new skills and competencies
• connect, share, create and find expertise

We are looking to recruit a detail-oriented and results-driven Programme Manager to join our Startup support Unit. In this role, you will play a key part in providing proactive support to innovators building solutions to address key challenges in our society.

Reporting to:

The programme manager will report to the Director of Start-up support

Responsibilities

  • Provide general support to commercial and social client projects related to start-up support. 
  • Support the start-up team in developing performance metrics for projects and monitoring them.
  • Provide progress reports on projects to key officers for prompt decision-making.
  • Prepare business case and initial risk analysis of startups seeking to join the CcHub portfolio.
  • Actively support in identifying professionals and experts to join the CcHUB Expert/Advisory network to support startups in our portfolio and across projects/programmes. 
  • Work day-to-day with idea proponents to build, test and pilot their solutions using time-tested tools.
  • Work with other units within CcHUB to provide adequate support to ventures in the portfolio. 
  • Plan and schedule all activities and sessions for startup support programmes assigned.
  • Manage communication between startups and the unit as well as provide monthly progress reports on startups to key officers for prompt decision-making

Qualifications

  • Entrepreneurial experience or experience supporting startups or working in a startup environment.
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • An entrepreneurial & Innovative mindset
  • Familiarity with business principles, practices, and methodologies.
  • Educational background in technology and/or business-related field
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Understanding of the technology and startup ecosystem.
  • Intelligent, with a natural inclination to original and creative thinking
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a team

What's On Offer?

  • A competitive salary, based on experience
  • Health, Dental and Optical Plans
  • Work alongside world-class talent
  • A culture of learning and innovation
  • Opportunities for career growth and training
  • Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people
  • A chance to make a social difference
  • Rooftop weekly workouts
  • Overall fun company
iHub Limited
https://cchubnigeria.com/
Nairobi, KE