Seedstars Partnerships Graduate Program Middle East and North Africa
Seedstars World SA
Casablanca, Morocco
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Are you excited about the diverse development challenges and innovation opportunities that the MENA region presents and do you want to get hands-on experience developing your hard and soft skills in an impact-driven organisation that supports entrepreneurs?

Are you eager to apply startup methodologies to development projects, research entrepreneurial ecosystems and gain exposure to Official Development Assistance agencies?

If so, we invite you to apply!

Who we are

Seedstars is an organisation headquartered in Switzerland with operations in emerging markets. By connecting key stakeholders, transferring knowledge, supporting the development of innovative solutions, and investing in and / or building companies, the group’s goal is to improve people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.

About the Global Partnership Management Squad

This role is an initiative from and managed by the Global Partnership Management (GPM) squad which drives and supports partnerships efforts for Seedstars.

The GPM squad works closely with the different regional and local squads. The team develops strategy, launches action plans and forges relationships with key stakeholders to grow the organization’s revenue and impact by providing the required funds to develop start-ups.

About the role

The graduate traineeship program - Seedstars Partnerships - has been developed to grow the business development talent within the organisation.

After an initial research assignment to assess your culture fit with Seedstars, the role focuses then on drafting capacity building and investment project proposals to win tenders with development agencies, local government or other organisations.

Subsequently you will support your regional team on developing high-end account based marketing campaigns. This job can be done remotely, preferably from theMENA region and will run for a duration of four months with the opportunity to transition to full-time upon completion of the program.

About the Regional Graduate Traineeship Program

Three pillars :

  • Onboarding and Insights Seedstars Culture onboardingLearning program on our insights and data work, sectors, and ecosystem frameworksSupport the insight team on research, data gathering, write-ups
  • Benefit : you are exposed to a dynamic and engaging working culture. You receive prompt feedback about your improvement areas and exposure to Seedstars leadership.

  • Partnership Management Bid training and analysisBid drafting Internalization of terms of reference on concrete activities
  • Benefit : You are exposed to Seedstars' ecosystem building, including the startup support products and services. You apply methodologies to answer to development organization bids, learn how development agencies function and run their development projects, and how to read and understand the terms of reference of a development project.

  • Building Relationships with ODA partnersBackground on market / region and key players Research on identified accountsSupport in content development for regional ABM strategy (insights, webinars, articles, podcasts etc.)
  • Benefit : You are exposed to the landscape of ODA / development and entrepreneurial support players in your region, the internal structures and dynamics of development organizations, the Seedstars partner network, and how to leverage our activities to build relationships across the region.

    Your profile :

  • Your mindset : Self-starter and drivenAnalytical Curious Independent Resilient Disciplined
  • Your experience : Strong writing skills in EnglishRecently completed an undergraduate or masters degreeFull woking proficiency in English with conversational ArabicWorking proficiency in French is a plus
  • Why do our team members say they 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 opportunities and responsibilities early on - all current regional managers have been exposed to an informal version of this program
  • You work in an entrepreneurial culture where you’re surrounded by a young and diverse team
  • We offer 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 (read here : / worldblu)
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and with more than 40 nationalities represented in our company, we truly value diversity.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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