Programme Associate (CleanTech)
Co-creation Hub
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
3d ago

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a detail-oriented and results-driven Senior Programme Associate 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, particularly the energy sector.

The programme associate will be responsible for supporting the design and implementation of our acceleration programme. The person will work with the Program Manager to successfully deliver on the goals of the program by providing exceptional operational support to the program.

The Programme Associate will support in developing and overseeing a rigorous startup selection process, program curriculum, technical assistance provider identification and management, event planning and execution, and related program services.

The person in this role will communicate day-to-day with cohort companies during the program, and proactively seek out commercial, funding, and other opportunities for participants during and after the program.

Programme Management and Design

  • Support with the design, plan and execute startup support programmes and projects including scouting and selection of strong cohort members, managing pre-accelerator and accelerator bootcamps.
  • Co-design project and activity work plans for the CleanTech programme, and follow through on implementations of the work plans.
  • Startup Portfolio Support

  • Prepare business case and initial risk analysis of startups seeking to join the CcHub portfolio.
  • Liaise with Programme manager to manage communication between startups and the unit as well as provide monthly progress reports on startups to key officers for prompt decision-making.
  • Work with other units within CcHUB to provide adequate support to ventures in the portfolio and any other assigned sectoral focus.
  • Work day-to-day with high growth entrepreneurs across the continent to build global sustainable businesses.
  • Assist in designing systems and processes to support and signpost startups, founders, and business owners to relevant startup programmes, support, and resources across CcHUB units.
  • Partnership Engagement

  • Actively support in identifying academics, researchers, professionals and experts who could join the CcHUB expert network to provide mentoring and advisory support to startups in our CleanTech portfolio and across projects / programmes.
  • Provide the support required in liaising with external parties to conduct market research, perform targeted data analysis, synthesize market insights, and publish thought leadership pieces
  • Reporting

  • Assist in developing progress reports on programmes to key stakeholders including project sponsors, government officials for prompt decision-making.
  • Support the start-up team in developing performance metrics for programmes and monitoring them.
  • Measure, and track progress with respect to the programmes’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and fulfilling reporting requirements of funding agencies and stakeholders.
  • Measure, track, report and optimise the outcomes and progression of startup programmes.
  • Support and provide guidance to the communications team to disseminate engaging and impactful content highlighting CcHUB startup programmes and beneficiary success stories (e.
  • g. programme highlights, interviews, community member spotlights, thought leadership content, etc.)

    New Opportunities

  • Actively support the preparation and development of concept notes and proposal write-ups.
  • Monitor and highlight new partnership opportunities in line with CcHub’s strategic focus.
  • Design and develop CcHub owned startup programmes and projects.
  • Qualifications

  • An educational background in Technology, Engineering, and / or Business-related fields.
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience in programme / project management in the startup space, enterprise development or consulting experience.

    Passionate about technology, startups, innovation, with an understanding of the clean technology and sustainability industry.

    Entrepreneurial experience or experience working in a startup environment with demonstrated understanding of clean technology and startup support ecosystem.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

    Organised, resourceful, able to take initiative and make sound decisions.

    Proven ability to work creatively and analytically solve problems.

    Ability to work well in a team as well as handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.

    Proficient knowledge of Microsoft and Google suites.

    Additional Information

    What we offer

  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare coverage
  • A highly collaborative team environment that will support your professional and personal growth
  • Work alongside great 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.
  • Overall fun company.
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