Entrepreneurship Intern

  • Internship
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website bongohive BongoHive

Technology. Innovation. Entrepreneurship.

Job Title: Entrepreneurship Intern

Reports to: Manager – Entrepreneurship Support

Terms: 6 months (Internship)

Location: Lusaka (Primary); Hybrid/Remote

Start Date: June 2024

About BongoHive

BongoHive Consult Limited is a digital and corporate innovation consulting firm providing custom interventions to SMEs and corporations. We help organisations build products and services their customers love. We use strategy, creativity, sector and business insights, and technology; bringing our vast experience supporting high-growth ventures to co-create what’s next.

Our Technology Consulting arm creates bespoke software solutions using cutting-edge technology. To date, we have had clients from various sectors including civil society, development, banking, insurance, agriculture, health and government. Our process uses a human-centered design approach to deeply understand the user and environment in which the proposed solution will be implemented.

Our Innovation Consulting team delivers tailored structured innovation solutions that allow clients to grow their market through new ideas, products or approaches. This is done in various ways including innovation challenges that BongoHive facilitates on behalf of corporations by collaborating with staff through short, intensive hackathons, sprints and co-creation workshops pulling on experts, techies & consumers alike to design & test ideas solving social or business challenges that impede business growth.

About the Entrepreneurship Unit:

As an entrepreneurship associate in the BongoHive – Entrepreneurship Unit, the associate will be a key member of the organisation contributing broadly in the following ways: Designing entrepreneurship programmes and providing consultation to clients, and entrepreneurs, and leading cross-functional teams to address business challenges. The associate will additionally provide recommendations and strategic/technical departmental plans based on business and market data.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Assist with the coordination and support of entrepreneurship programmes, workshops, and innovation challenges.
  • Help manage the application and communication processes across the entrepreneurship programmes.
  • Support the marketing team in creating campaigns that effectively convert leads into program applications and attract quality candidates.
  • Contribute to cross-functional team collaborations to integrate information into strategic planning.
  • Assist in project management, including planning, coordination, and development of work plans and deliverables.
  • Help manage internal and external relationships and cultivate new connections with clients, entrepreneurs, mentors, and other community stakeholders.
  • Compile project reports, updates, and other documents for internal and external use.
    Assist the finance team in tracking project fees and costs.
  • Participate in weekly and monthly staff meetings, providing updates on achievements, lessons learned, and identifying opportunities and challenges.

Key Requirements / Competencies:

  • Undergraduate-graduate education in a relevant field, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of strategic analysis, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and/or innovation.
  • A strong interest in technology and digital transformation.
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic skills in data analysis and report preparation.
  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new software and technologies for operational processes.
  • Some experience in project management and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional demeanor in communication and appearance.

Working Conditions

  • Required to use a laptop for this position but all files must be uploaded to shared documents.
  • Ability to multitask within BongoHive’s collaborative team structure and open work environment with varied noise and distractions levels.
  • This position requires flexibility hours of work which includes working long hours and weekends

Deadline: 23:59hrs, Sunday 9 June 2024

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