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almost 2 years ago

Campus Innovation Lead

Start Date: February, 2019, with opportunity to start earlier

Location: Lusaka, with travel across Zambia

Job purpose

The Campus Innovation Lead is responsible for building relationships and working with stakeholders on various campuses (Universities, Colleges etc) to support and execute student-led innovation as well as scaling BongoHive’s programs and ideas to new campuses.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Think boldly and collaborate within a complex, emergent system. Understand how innovation can involve many people and recognize the ways in which it can be influenced by multiple stakeholders and trends.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success building multi-stakeholder relationships and creating impact within complex systems.
  • Be a problem-solver and strategic thinker.
  • The ideal candidate will need to work with students and stakeholders to develop strategies that take advantage of opportunities in a system to address barriers to student-led innovation in different environments.
  • Be an organized project lead.
  • Be able to manage multiple project deadlines and budgets.
  • Have strong leadership skills.
  • Foster new partnerships to build BongoHive’s student-focused programmes across Zambia.
  • Thrive in a team environment.
  • Being a part of this work means being surrounded by inspiring, committed, intelligent colleagues.
  • Each success and failure we encounter is shared.
  • This position will support other programs and events.


Required Skills:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field, or combination of relevant education and experience
  • 2-5 years experience with project management or program coordination, including managing budgets and other operations tasks.
  • Strong research experience (including survey development, analysis, and evaluation)
  • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal, written, and public speaking, as well as workshop facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage both large and small-scale teams and projects with limited resources
  • Flexibility with multiple deadlines and ability to multitask
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

We’d love it if you also have:

  • Work experience in a campus context or with young people
  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience with grant-writing or fundraising
  • A desire to laugh, play, and reflect with colleagues
  • Able and willing to work nights and weekends in special circumstances, and to travel occasionally
  • Passionate about seeing Africa’s growth through innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Experience of lean start-up methodology desirable

Working conditions:

  • Willing to work when and where work needs doing. This occasionally includes evenings & weekends, as well as travel.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

Application deadline
25 Dec 15:00
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