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SAFEEM (Swiss Association For Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization on a mission to support entrepreneurs in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. SAFEEM is an independent organisation that operates in partnership with Seedstars, a global investment holding with a similar goal of impacting people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The organization works with Seedstars staff and has an Equivalency Determination (ED) certificate from NGOsource, proving its equivalence to a Certified Public Charity. SAFEEM has previously collaborated with various organizations such as UN Environment (UNEP), GIZ, European Union, Visa Foundation, and more to fuel economic growth and create jobs in emerging markets.

About Seedstars Talents

Seedstars Talents’ mission is to support top talents from emerging markets to get access to and acquire 21st-century skills to help them shape their career in a... meaningful way. The Talents team partners with development organisations, governments, investors and higher-education institutions on finding and providing solutions to mitigate skill imbalances by bridging labor market skill shortage gaps through its core activities:
• Academy - Equipping the education sector with gamified tech and entrepreneurial EdTech platforms and science-backed innovative pedagogies.
• Placement - Discovering high-performing talents and landing them in meaningful professional opportunities.
• Educational financing - unlocking education financing opportunities for its students.

About the job

We are seeking a highly motivated, hands-on, self-starter and entrepreneurial IT Manager to join our team in Togo.

This is an on the ground opportunity starting in Q3, 2024, to be based in Lome, Togo for a period of 8 months initially, with the possibility of an extension.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

• Implement and coordinate all software deployment and tooling.
• Ensure the security of the software platform and regularly update security certificates for internal and external tools.
• Manage project teams and stakeholders.
• Evaluate, test, advise, train and support components.
• Research, evaluate and integrate innovative pedagogies to enhance user learning experience.
• Evaluate the impact of implemented initiatives and adjust approaches based on feedback.
• Facilitate familiarization with our software users.
• Keep the project website up to date and available at all times.
• Analyze and centralize data to make performance recommendations.
• Prepare regular performance reports.

• Fluent French and a strong command of English.
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., computer science, engineering,etc) or relevant experience.
• Progressive experience in project management, IT.
• Strong understanding of gender issues, digital technologies, and their role in economic and social development.
• Strong leadership and management skills.
• Excellent communication, negotiation and relationship management skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multicultural and fast-paced environment.
• Strong project management, organizational and time management skills.

Nice to have
• Deeply involved in and knowledgeable about the startup ecosystem in your country or region with a strong network.
• You are either a local entrepreneur or innovation enthusiast.

Why our employees love working with us:
• We are on a mission which is bigger than all of us: to impact people’s lives in emerging markets
• You get many growth and learning opportunities early on, including impactful and skills-enhancing roles in innovative programs.
• Robust on-boarding to translate our values and ways of working into successful outcomes
• Excellent networking opportunities, including exposure to thought leaders and SMEs in the field of entrepreneurial support
• An entrepreneurial culture where you’re surrounded by a vibrant and diverse team
• Autonomy and flexibility with a flat hierarchy and a strong belief that responsible people should have the freedom to do their work when and how they want
• We were awarded as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world due to our freedom centered practices

We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds represented in our company. We truly value diversity and believe that the cultural landscape of our organization should reflect the types of work that we engage in and the places that we do it. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and strongly encourage women, people from emerging markets, and those from historically underrepresented groups to apply to all of our roles at Seedstars
Lomé Togo


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