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Our work is taking a spike and we’re building a team of smart, savvy, and motivated creators and innovators. We are looking for emerging leaders that are hungry to create the future of education in Africa.

This small, tight-knit team of superheroes will work hard to take the SFAN brand where others haven’t been, bringing to fore a lasting impression in the skills development, innovation, and event production spaces.

Team members will have access to opportunities for professional development through mentoring and personal development sessions, direct access to a global network (the kind that makes things happen!), and much more.

Skills we’re looking for include:

Marketing & Communications

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Research Assistant

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Chief Technology Officer

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UX/UI Developer

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Experience Design Director

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About You —
You can whip up a powerful email and a thought-provoking tweet in no time. You come up with captivating insights about almost every topic. You have excellent writing skills, and proper grammar is your thing. You know what Social Media is really capable of.

Learning Objectives —

  • Learn professional communications tactics, as well as marketing and branding best practices
  • Learn more about paid social ads, editorial calendars, and growth hacking

Sample Responsibilities —

  • Draft official messaging and communications (including newsletters)
  • Work with Operations Assistant to setup automated communications where possible
  • Manage social media accounts including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Manage and implement website updates via Squarespace
  • Create original content and look for new ways to engage target audience
  • Track and report website, email, and social media performance and analytics
  • Develop marketing collateral, email campaigns, and social media content

It is a huge plus if you:

  • Have experience with Google Analytics.
  • Understand the basics of social media analytics and platform capabilities.
    Have experience with tools such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Final Cut Pro.

About You —
You know how to find information and figure out things fast! You find looking up new information in your free time enjoyable, and you often find yourself in “search-engine-stream-of-consciousness” mode.

Learning Objectives —

  • Become extremely well versed in futurism, technology, business, youth development, and innovation.
  • Learn the connection between these areas of thought leadership and contribute research towards developing and articulating new content.
  • Master key tips and tricks to finding information from all corners of the web.
    Research and learn the latest in data visualization and presentation.

Sample Responsibilities —

  • Research the latest in global conferences and events, youth development and employment statistics and studies, and innovation best practices
  • Find interesting content on youth employment and entrepreneurship from a variety of sources
  • Work with the Marketing & Communications Assistant to catalog and share content
  • Support team with detailed research on upcoming and potential projects
  • Present research in an organized and compelling manner by crafting organized spreadsheets, reports, data visualizations, and infographics

About You – 

As SFAN’s software engineer, you will specialize in building performant frameworks that power the most popular products in the world. We are looking for someone that has a strong passion for developing infrastructures and has experience with APIs, processing, and graphics.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a reliable and adept programmer who is eager to break down large technical problems and solve them systematically.

Your Duties –

Analyze business needs and implementation approaches and deliver high-quality applications

Work collaboratively with team members to complete projects on time

Deliver successfully on all aspects of the product lifecycle

Your Skills and Qualifications –

1 – 3 years of professional software development experience

Ability to write clean, functional code in Java, C/C++, or Python

Leadership skills and ability to work with a team.

About You —
You have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that include work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs and help us grow our customer base.

Sample Responsibilities

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product manager and engineers
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Design graphics user interfaces elements, like menus, tabs, and widgets
  • Build page navigation buttons and search fields
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like
    Create original graphics designs (e.g. images, sketches, and tables)
  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
  • Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback
  • Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors, and images

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • Portfolio of design projects
  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of design software
  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Good time-management skills

About You —
Your motto is literally “work hard, play hard” because you throw the best events, and you put in the work to make them the best. Details matter to you, you can make something out of nothing, and you’re extremely organized. You might even have a background in theater or hospitality.

Learning Objectives —

  • Design dazzling events by employing the best practices of experience design
  • Learn to create comprehensive event plans and budgets
  • Establish relationships with local partners, venues, and vendors
  • Learn the basics of managing an event management company

Sample Responsibilities —

  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of live events
  • Maintain and manage vendor and client databases
  • Develop and implement evaluations to measure program successes and opportunities
  • Assist with the execution of event-related social and digital media outreach
  • Manage documentation from team meetings and rehearsals
  • Work closely with the team to ensure we handle all elements of production-related workflow in a professional manner
  • Support event coordination and assist in the development all aspects of event logistics, including event schedules, F&B, transportation, entertainment, etc.

How to Apply

If any of these describe you, please send your portfolio to:

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