Ventures Platform Foundation Recent Vacancy

Posted on :

20 Feb, 2019

Category :

Administrative Jobs in Nigeria

Ventures Platform Foundation is a social impact organization focused on creating an Africa with sustainable and inclusive wealth by building and supporting entrepreneurs and innovators who leverage technology in creating solutions to Africa’s most urgent problems. We are committed to building capacity in young people especially females to leverage technology and sustainable enterprise in creating these solutions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Local Program Administrator

Location: Kaduna

Job Descriptions

  • In partnership with the World Bank and the Kaduna State Government, Ventures Platform Foundation (VPF) will implement a digital entrepreneurship program that will provide training and mentorship to technology startup teams in Kaduna on cutting edge digital entrepreneurship skills and lean startup methodologies. It will also aim to help build a foundation for a vibrant tech community in Kaduna. Emphasis will be placed on supporting female-led startups and teams that include female team members.
  • The VPF Team is looking to hire Local Program Administrator who must be based in Kaduna, to assist the team in the daily operations of this program. This position requires a candidate with a collaborative and positive attitude, who has the ability to work under pressure, and a desire for continuous improvement.
  • The Click-On Kaduna Digital Entrepreneurship Program will run for 6 months and train 180 participants, of which 30% are women.

Description of Responsibilities
Our ideal candidate will support the VPF team in:

  • Overall planning of activities, human & business resources, budgets, and operations of the Click-On Kaduna Digital Entrepreneurship Program;
  • Participating in a series of awareness and outreach sessions in Kaduna on the topics of digital entrepreneurship with an emphasis on recruiting female participants;
  • Supporting the development of learning modules;
  • Monitoring progress of program participants and recommending course of action;
  • Executing activities associated with an incubation program including: managing the program calendar; selection of program participants, implementing the learning modules, mentorship matchmaking, and organizing a Demo Day;
  • Providing key logistics services and planning for events and activities; and
  • Supporting the VPF team in other tasks as needed.

Job Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.


  • At least 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role or working with/in a startup;
  • Experience in monitoring & evaluation will be an added advantage
  • Excellent spoken and written English required.
  • Fluency in Hausa is desirable.
  • Candidates MUST be resident in Kaduna state.

Skills & Requirements
Functional Competencies:

  • Displays an entrepreneurial mindset and cares deeply about improving the lives of youth and women;
  • Strategic thinker with a focus on tangible results;
  • Strong relationship and interpersonal skills, demonstrates courtesy, tact,and patience;
  • Strong team orientation;
  • Ability to perform under pressure and in a politically sensitive environment; and
  • Expertise in implementing gender sensitive and socially inclusive programs.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application Online: Click Here

Application Closing Date
25th February, 2019.

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