Director, Entrepreneur Academy at Founders Factory Africa (FFA)

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  • Company: Founders Factory Africa (FFA)
  • Location: Nigeria
  • State: Nigeria
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Nigeria

Job Description

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) – We’re on a mission to power founders to go further, faster. We believe that by providing exceptional founders with capital, expert operational support and access to a global network of corporates, investors and entrepreneurs, founders can build and scale faster.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Director, Entrepreneur Academy

Location:  Nigeria
Employment Type: Full time | Hybrid
Category: Founders Factory Africa – Venture Design Academy

Job Description

  • We are looking for a strong, agile, digitally-savvy, data-led entrepreneur with a passion for youth education in Africa to lead the creation of this venture.
  • The incumbent will play a critical role in building our Entrepreneur Academy. The successful candidate will lead the design and execution of strategic experiments across multiple markets in order to: create effective curricula that is delivered via a scaleable, tech-enabled model, leading to the creation of a  significant number of youth-employment opportunities in the next 5 years.
  • The Entrepreneur Academy Director will be supported by a dedicated team as well as having access to the broader FFA team.
  • This is a full-time position and will be required to work in London, Johannesburg, Kenya, or Nigeria. We operate a hybrid model where you will be required to be in the office at least three days a week


  • Developing a Entrepreneur Academy strategy that leverages FFA’s unique experience and expertise in building tech start-ups and is informed by the complex challenges driving youth unemployment across the markets we work in
  • Leading the design and execution of iterative experiments/pilots aimed at creating, validating, and refining all aspects of FFA’s Entrepreneur Academy program
  • Overseeing qualitative research using methods such as qualitative interviews, experience mapping, service blueprints, and user journeys
  • Build up a support team and manage a dispersed team across our key markets
  • Representing FFA in the broader Entrepreneur Academy ecosystem to ensure that our program reflects emerging best practices and to identify opportunities for collaboration, partnerships and for amplification of our work
  • Working with our Community & Communications team to develop effective branding and marketing materials and strategies for recruiting high-potential learners
  • Working with our Embedded Impact and Learning team to design and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework that tracks the impact of the program, distils insights, and creates feedback loops that drive continuous improvement in programming.

Candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Undergraduate or Honours Graduate Degree in a related discipline.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience building companies or programs in Africa
  • Adept in developing and implementing  cross-functional projects
  • Strong collaboration and project management skills are a must.

The ideal candidate is or possesses:

  • Leadership experience and ability that translates into execution. Likely demonstrated by previous experience leading the successful creation of a company or program that scaled
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly distil a problem and subsequently identify solutions through iteration(e.g., by following the data and pivoting the approach) rather than charging forward with an initial hypothesis
  • Digitally savvy, with a keen sense of the importance of tech in creating scalable delivery channels as well as the risks posed by poorly designed, tech-for-tech’s sake solutions
  • Performance-focused in their approach to work. Comfortable with setting ambitious targets and managing to these, including the desire to be incentivized based on performance
  • A  passion for education in Africa, The candidate may not be an expert but views Entrepreneur Academy as a critical problem to solve and has empathy for the target market
  • Experience working across markets in Africa
  • Preference for candidates with a deep network in E4E or Venture Design that they would be able to tap into
  • Preference for candidates that have: led a startup, worked in the impact space, or have worked in an Edutech context

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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