Associate, Entrepreneur, Selection & Growth (ESG)
CareerBuddy
Lagos, LA, Nigeria
6d ago

Endeavor is driving long term economic growth by identifying highly-driven, visionary founders with high impact ideas and providing them with necessary support,unparalleled access, networks and services on a global scale.

They are leading a global high-impact entrepreneurship movement by building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in emerging and growing markets by accelerating high impact entrepreneurs.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created over 3 million jobs, generate more than $20 billion in revenue, and inspire future generations to innovate and take risks, building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets

Endeavor launched in Nigeria in 2018 and has since selected eight high-impact entrepreneurs leading six high-growth companies, with a strong pipeline of candidates for 2019 and thereafter.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs in Nigeria include the founders of Paga, Cars45, HealthPlus, BitPesa, FilmHouse and Flutterwave

About The Role

Endeavor is looking to hire an Entrepreneur Selection And Growth (ESG) Associate to help them in their quest to accelerate founders in emerging markets.

They are looking for someone who is passionate about entrepreneurship and engaged with their mission to join their team in Lagos, Nigeria.

What do you need to be considered successful?

The ideal candidate should be intellectually curious, flexible, eager to learn and receptive to feedback. You will be responsible for managing Endeavor Entrepreneur accounts, leveraging our Network and support programs to service the Endeavor Entrepreneurs in our Portfolio.

You will also be responsible for the following :

Pre-Selection

  • Conduct research to map the Nigerian entrepreneurial ecosystem and gather data to
  • maintain Endeavor's candidate pipeline in Nigeria.

  • Manage a strong pipeline of potential candidates, working to convert strong leads into
  • Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

  • Pitch Endeavor to candidate entrepreneurs, and prospective mentors and / or partners,
  • understanding how to tailor the message and delivery.

  • Build trust with, and seamlessly prepare, guide and coach Nigeria’s Endeavor
  • Entrepreneur candidates through the Endeavor selection process.

  • Take the lead on preparing high-quality reports to support Endeavor’s selection
  • process (including reviews of candidate business models, competitive strengths / weaknesses, operating metrics and financials).

  • Coordinate the logistics of regular Local Selection Panels, and support candidates at
  • International Selection Panels.

    Post-Selection

  • Lead day-to-day servicing of dedicated Endeavor Entrepreneur accounts, working with Endeavor’s ESG team around the globe and leveraging the international Endeavor Network, to maximize benefits for Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
  • Develop service road-maps for new Endeavor Entrepreneurs, bringing together the strategic and operational goals of our Endeavor Entrepreneurs, Endeavor's service offerings and feedback from the selection process to outline a support plan.
  • Actively manage the Nigeria Endeavor Entrepreneur portfolio by developing a deep understanding of the companies and industries.
  • Coordinate quarterly Advisory Board meetings for Endeavor Entrepreneurs, selecting appropriate mentors to be Advisory Board members and managing their engagement.
  • Propose, help recruit and onboard new mentors for Endeavor Nigeria and manage the engagement of the local Mentor Network.
  • Using Salesforce, run reports and dashboards regularly to track and manage office performance, and keep complete and accurate records.
  • How Important are you to the bottom line?

    You will synergize with Endeavor account managers, entrepreneurs and the Endeavor Global ESG team to find opportunities for Endeavor to identify high impact entrepreneurs and co-ordinate the selection process.

    The Biggest problem Solving Duties On the Job

    You will have the cool challenge of consolidating efforts to build a strong pipeline of leads that will be converted into Endeavor entrepreneurs, managing their experience pre and post selection and spearhead the support process that they get from endeavor.

    What you need to have done in your career?

  • Up to 5 years’ of relevant work experience, ideally in consulting, investment banking or a client-services role in a structured environment.
  • Relevant background and / or demonstrable interest in entrepreneurship, business, strategy, economics, finance, and / or international development.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; excellent written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency with MS Office. Familiarity with Salesforce and Slack is an advantage.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel.
  • What Do you stand to Gain?

  • The exciting opportunity to accelerate ideas that build the future.
  • Competitive Remuneration With Bonuses.
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