APPLY FOR Head of Projects at Sankore 2.0 -Nairobi, Kenya (Deadline: Tuesday 08/11/2022)

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HEAD OF PROJECTS JD

About Us

Sankore 2.0 is a Blockchain Community building disruptive technologies on NEAR Protocol. We educate and nurture talented individuals to become world-class blockchain developers. Together with our partners, we excel in blockchain innovations and applications. SANKORE 2.0 was born out of the need to help businesses remain innovative in ever-changing business environments. We do so by integrating blockchain technology in business operations. We educate Africa on blockchain technology and onboard Africans on Web 3.0. We provide funding and incubation for blockchain projects and ideas which promise to solve Africa’s problems.

Job Summary

The Head of Projects will oversee all aspects of the project department’s operations, including staffing, budgeting, and day-to-day activities. They are also responsible for managing relationships with other departments and external stakeholders, including incubators and projects. This investment professional will focus on supporting the foundation’s activities in developing a thriving ecosystem of high-quality web3 projects throughout Africa. She/he will work closely with and as an integral part of our small and collaborative team of professionals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Core Objectives

  • Develop an ecosystem of high-quality projects, primarily focused on the NEAR network, across the African continent
  • Increase the Weekly Average Users of a NEAR network across the continent
  • Increase the consistency of projects on the NEAR network that are receiving VC funding

Project assessment

  • Involvement in all aspects of due diligence on new projects (business analysis, industry thesis, competitive landscape, business/pricing model, and financial modeling/deal structuring)
  • Reading/reviewing business plans and pitch decks
  • Assessing market/company attractiveness to help identify compelling businesses
  • Preparing market analyses and presentations to drive investment decisions and for engagement with the firm’s extensive network of corporate relationships

Project support/project success

  • Working in a strategic capacity with previously funded projects to ensure their success, including directly achieving their milestones
  • Assist projects in raising capital outside of the NEAR grant channel
  • Support projects overcome obstacles to obtain funding

Departmental strategy

  • Ensuring all reporting is up to date and accurate for all activities in the projects department
  • Develop and adjust the department strategy to accelerate the growth of high-quality projects
  • Develop and update the budget as and when required

Job Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of total prior work experience including at a minimum either of:
  • +1 year of full-time work experience at a top-tier investment bank, VC fund, strategy consulting firm, or high-performance startup.
  • +1 year of full-time work experience in strategy, business development, partnerships, or corporate development

  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Any work experience that demonstrates the drive, skills, and character required to be successful in a demanding, entrepreneurial and dynamic work environment.

Qualified candidates likely also meet the following criteria:

  • Strong management and leadership skills; ability to build and lead a team
  • Self-starter with a superior work ethic and uncompromising personal integrity
  • Highly analytical with an interest in sifting through, and identifying trends within, large volumes of data
  • Basic understanding of financial modeling and accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with limited supervision (including proactively seeking guidance when needed)
  • Passionate about personal development and career mentorship
  • Wants to be part of a highly collaborative team, where we all strive to win together
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with an ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships
  • Undergraduate degree from a top-tier institution, and a demonstrated track record of both academic and professional success
  • Interest and experience in the African startup ecosystem and Web3 are preferred, but not mandatory

REQUIRED SKILLS

Project management, Budgeting, financial planning, Strategizing, Stakeholder communication, Business Development, Operative management, Partnerships, and Team leadership.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application file (CV and cover letter) before Tuesday 08/11/2022  by Applying below:

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