We're Looking for Talented Interns!

by: Samuel Suraphel on

One of our exciting initiatives to launch in the coming month is the Digital Business Challenge.  The Digital Business Challenge identifies leading Kenyan and Tanzanian IT and Creative sector startups and SMEs through an awards challenge. Prizes include access to leading global advisors in tech, creative, and startup business, virtual presence in co-working spaces in the US, and over USD 1,000 worth of services and products. 

The Business Challenge will focus on three areas as outlined below:

-Best B2B Tech Idea - (Software/apps that improve businesses and value chains) -
-Best Creative Tech Idea - (Animation, CAD renderings, Mobile games, Online videos)
-Best Education Tech Idea - (Educations software, apps, content)

We are looking for creative, tech-savvy students and young professionals who are eager to connect with and help promote the growth of Africa based or Diaspora entrepreneurship in the categories listed above.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

TASKS
Social media skills to support creating content and posting it regularly to social media channels such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Identify key social media influencers and raise awareness among them about the challenge.
Produce relevant hashtags and other messaging material that will be disseminated online.
Link to relevant stories and events that can connect with over MC Digital Business Challenge.
Respond to social media questions/requests.

QUALIFICATIONS
Able to produce simple graphic designs, layouts
Superior writing/editing ability
Able to prioritize tasks and manage time
Excellent verbal communication skills in English
Program knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or other design programs is appreciated but not required
Demonstrated interested in either Entrepreneurship, Technology or the Creative Sector
Demonstrated passion and interest on Africa development issues
Knowledge of Swahili or French preferred but not required
Other duties as assigned 

LOGISTICS INTERN

TASKS
Support review of applications
Respond to applicants questions
Identify and follow up with potential sponsors
Schedule and support Video Conference Interviews
Support with the other logistics of the Challenge
Coordinate with primary lead on competition to complete other tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Superior writing/editing ability
Able to prioritize tasks and manage time ­
Excellent verbal communication skills in English
Demonstrated interested in Entrepreneurship, Technology or the Creative Sector
Demonstrated passion and interest on Africa development issues
Knowledge of MS Office
Program knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or other design programs preferred
Knowledge of Swahili or French preferred but not required
Other duties as assigned

ADVISORY SERVICES (Professional)

TASKS

Support review process for Digital Challenge by responding to technical questions regarding:

-Business value chains and other B2B services, operations, marketing, etc.

-Creative sector digital initiatives

-Education ventures that utilize digital applications and services

Access potential sponsor or partners

Involvement in strategy for Digital Challenge

QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience with Business Strategy (digital solutions), Digital Creative Arts, Digital Education and knowledge of African context

- 3-5 years minimum of experience in subject field  

We value the skills that professionals bring to the table in promoting African innovation. This is a fun opportunity to connect as well as have an impact with/on African entrepreneurs. We look forward to connecting with you!

For interested candidates, please send a brief email and your CV to digitalbusinesschallenge (at) mansacolabs.com

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