ICC/ECA CoE Regional Coordinator for Africa

The ICC/ECA Centre of Entrepreneurship is currently recruiting a Regional Coordinator for the CoE hubs in Africa (consultancy contract) to join a dynamic and fast-growing team.

As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 100 countries, the International Chamber of Commerce operates with a core mission to “make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”.

We act as the primary voice of the real economy in a range of intergovernmental organisations – from the World Trade Organisation to the UN climate process – championing the needs of local business in global decision making.

The convening power of our global network enables us to set rules and standards that facilitate over $10 trillion dollars in trade each year – as well as providing tailored products and digital services that directly address the real challenges faced by businesses operating internationally.

Responsibilities 

The ICC/ECA Centre of Entrepreneurship is currently recruiting a Regional Coordinator for the CoE hubs in Africa (consultancy contract) to join a dynamic and fast-growing team.
The CoE Regional Coordinator for Africa will be based in Addis Ababa and will be primarily responsible for:

  • Implement the work of the ICC/ECA Centres of Entrepreneurship across Africa, supporting the ECA and ICC leadership, as well as the regional and national hubs established in the continent om enabling programs to support SMEs, entrepreneurs, the youth and women-led business in Africa.
  • Overview the design, creation and implementation of entrepreneurship programs in Africa led by the Centre, including trainings and capacity-building programs focusing on youth, scaling-up start-ups, social-impact entrepreneurship, digitisation of SMEs, access to finance for entrepreneurs, and other related areas.
  • Assist the CoE Hubs in Africa creation/implementation of regional entrepreneurship programs, ensuring a regional narrative aligned with ECA and ICC existing programs in the region.
  • Ensure the mapping and inclusion of existing ECA and ICC programs in the offering of the ICC/ECA Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Support the launch strategy of new entrepreneurship programs to be deployed in future regional and national hubs.
  • Lead the external and internal communications strategy for the implementation of the CoE programs in Africa, interlinking/connecting the hubs and partners.
  • Lead the approach with external partner – including other multilateral institutions, NGOs, corporates and foundations – with the objective of identifying partnerships to enable entrepreneurship programs across the CoE network.
  • Develop a unified comms strategy for the ICC/ECA Centres of Entrepreneurship, in coordination with the heads of the hubs in the region.
  • Develop a unified platform as a “one-stop-shop” of all CoE programs for Africa.
  • Develop a data expansion strategy for the ICC/ECA Centres of Entrepreneurship, in coordination with the heads of the hubs in the region.

Requirements

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in program management, particularly related to entrepreneurship programs
  • Knowledge of program management principles and demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage projects
  • Good organisational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Commercial spirit, ability to build engagement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Perfect fluency in English. Knowledge of other languages will be appreciated

 

Terms and conditions 
Location: The position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethopia
Starting date: September 2022
Department: Centre of Entrepreneurship
Contract type:  Consulting contract
Compensation: Competitive, contingent on skills and experience
How to apply: Interested candidates should send the following documents to: CoE_applications@iccwbo.org 

  • Cover note (one page maximum) highlighting key skills and experience in line with the candidate profile and key competencies
  • Professional CV (two pages maximum)

Closing date for applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until an appropriate candidate has been identified.

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