Ashesi University College: Entrepreneurship Manager

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30 Nov, 2016

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The objective of the Ghana Climate Innovation Center (GCIC) is to establish local institutional capacity to support Ghanaian entrepreneurs and new ventures involved in developing profitable and locally-appropriate solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Through its programs, activities and financing, the GCIC and its network of partners and stakeholders will provide a country-driven approach to solving climate, energy and resource challenges and support economic development through job creation.

Job Description

Job Title: Entrepreneurship Manager

Reports to: Executive Director-GCIC

Job Summary:

•   The Entrepreneurship Manager/Director position is for five (5) years and will oversee the design and execution of all GCIC entrepreneurship support programs including a cohort-based accelerator program and technology incubation program.
•   This is a critical position for the GCIC and demands a highly capable and dynamic individual comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment who also has the discipline to design and execute the centers programs for entrepreneurs. The selected candidate will be a member of the GCIC executive committee and report directly to the GCIC’s Executive Director.

Job Responsibilities:

•   Oversees the design and evolution of entrepreneurship training.
•   Facilitates the integration of all admissions to the GCIC.
•   Manages resources and access to resources for GCIC entrepreneurs.
•   Coordinates marketing and outreach strategies.
•   Ensures top level technical facilities are available to GCIC entrepreneurs including prototyping and lean manufacturing machinery and software.
•   Serves as an effective interface between internal and external stakeholders
•   Facilitates collaborations across functions and competing interests.
•   Participates in access to finance modalities in support of GCIC entrepreneurs.
•   Co-ordinates idea and early stage business advisory.
•   Ensures adherence to product development plans.
•   Project manages GCIC entrepreneurs towards exit from GCIC.
•   Supports GCIC entrepreneurs to concertize business plans.

Qualification Required & Experience


Minimum Requirements

•   BS/BA in business administration, engineering or another relevant field
•   5-10 years of experience in strategic business advisory, management of business incubation or acceleration programs
•   Computer skills and knowledge of relevant software
•   Knowledge of operation of standard office equipment
•   Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and systems such as filing and record keeping
•   Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management

Additional/Desirable Skills

•   MBA or another advanced degree is strongly preferred, although extensive operational experience in a business accelerator, incubator, or startup company would be accepted in lieu of formal educational credentials beyond an undergraduate degree.
•   Experience teaching entrepreneurship or the Lean Launchpad strongly preferred.
•   Discipline-specific experience preferred; such as technology transfer, research commercialization or technology development.
•   Ability to represent the GCIC in local and international forums, interact with leading thinkers and actors in clean technology ecosystems locally and globally.
•   Experience in management of operations of dynamic, complex organizations
•   Proven ability to plan and execute programs efficiently in accordance to budget allocations
•   Specific competencies in Project Management, Product Development, Early Stage Entrepreneurial Financing, Entrepreneurship, and Business Advisory

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Kindly submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Note that only successful applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: 29 December, 2016

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