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Programs Manager — VP Foundation

Ventures Platform

Ventures Platform

Administration, Operations · Full-time
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

About Ventures Platform Foundation

The Foundation is focused on capacity building, support and advocacy for under-served entrepreneurs, communities and institutions, enabling them to enhance the creation of inclusive and sustainable wealth and development in Africa by building the capacity of African Entrepreneurs and Innovators leveraging technology to create sustainable solutions to the most urgent problems on the continent.

The Program Manager role at Ventures Platform Foundation

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Program Manager to join the team at Ventures Platform Foundation. The ideal candidate will serve as a spokesperson for the foundation while leading various initiatives, including partner management, grant writing, fundraising, and program management. This individual will play a pivotal role in delivering various initiatives that align with our overall strategy and 10-year goal.

Core Responsibilities

  • Serve as a spokesperson for Ventures Platform Foundation, effectively communicating the mission, vision, and impact to stakeholders, partners, and the public.
  • Lead program management efforts, including planning, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives aimed at supporting under-served entrepreneurs and communities across Africa.
  • Manage various program resources, consultants, delivery partners and part time team members
  • Spearheaded fundraising activities, cultivating relationships with donors, investors, and partners to secure funding for Ventures Platform Foundation's programs and initiatives through grant writing and crafting compelling proposals .
  • Provide strategic support and guidance for the successful execution of all programs and initiatives
  • Collaborate with venture capital firms, stakeholders, and industry players to drive ecosystem-wide change and create a supportive environment for its programs
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the foundation's programs and initiatives, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and objectives.
  • Contribute to thought leadership and advocacy efforts aimed at promoting inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa.

Core Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, International Development, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in program management, grant writing, fundraising, and initiatives support, preferably within the social impact or nonprofit sector.
  • Strong understanding of the African entrepreneurial ecosystem, with a focus on supporting under-served entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, and technology-driven solutions.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders, including donors, investors, partners, and community members.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute innovative approaches to addressing social and economic challenges.
  • Passionate about driving positive change in Africa and committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Ventures Platform’s Foundation Proposition

Join the VP Foundation team as it supports innovative entrepreneurs building scalable businesses that solve problems and create value for the world.

  • Opportunity for Impact: Join a mission-driven organisation at the forefront of driving inclusive and sustainable development in Africa.
  • Professional Growth: Access opportunities for career advancement and skill development through hands-on experience and mentorship.
  • Inclusive Culture: Be part of a diverse and collaborative team that values creativity, innovation, and inclusion.
  • Meaningful Work: Make a difference by contributing to initiatives that address critical challenges facing under-served communities and entrepreneurs.

If you meet these criteria and this opportunity excites you, we would love to connect with you. Please apply below and let’s explore this opportunity together.

Ventures Platform is an equal opportunity employer.

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