Lead Ventures Job Placement – Innovation Village

Job Title:    Lead Ventures
Organisation: Innovation
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Innovation
Village is a destination entrepreneurs call home. We believe that every idea
that could transform society should be given an opportunity to see what that
idea could become. Have you ever considered a career working with startups?
Startup culture is high energy, your ticket to being a problem solver, attracts
the best minds around and lets you fast-track your career with high-growth
teams. Startup culture gives you the flexibility to explore emerging
technologies and test your limits along the way.
Job Summary:  The incumbent will lead our custom incubation
platform designed to drive breakout growth by building a portfolio of new
ventures. Our venture building has a unique advantage in the market, marrying
the resources of our growing partnerships and ecosystem, the custom Innovation
Village CDA methodology, the data, assets and market knowledge from our
previous experience.
You will work with
our corporate partners to generate ideas, validate and incubate them in market,
and ultimately build new, innovative businesses that address customer frictions
and take advantage of new opportunities across 10 industries. Your work will
create game changing ventures while promoting a truly entrepreneurial mindset,
and creating a culture of fearless reinvention.
If you have the
passion, tenacity, and curiosity to build innovative businesses from the ground
up, we invite you to join our mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build a Venture team consisting of world-class entrepreneurs,
    designers, engineers, and product and technology experts.
  • Provide overall guidance and support to individual ventures in the
    areas of operating infrastructure and operational stand-up. Your expertise
    will enable our ventures to set up and scale rapidly into high performing
  • Develop our playbook on infrastructure and set-up for scale in new
  • Develop a methodology and operational playbook to build foundational
    legal, finance and business operations to support the growth and scale
    efforts of new businesses
  • Lead team responsible for standing up all general business
    operations for new ventures in a scalable way
  • Manage a team that evaluates and defines business requirements for
    new startup companies to provide recommendations on appropriate processes,
    systems and equipment
  • Oversee and develop business operations capabilities in new
    ventures, which includes operational stand-up of HR, finance/accounting,
    legal/compliance, IT, and facilities
  • Oversee and develop customer operations capabilities in new ventures,
    which includes customer onboarding, training, proactive account management
    and reactive support
  • Research new and disruptive tools and vendors, providing
    recommendations for a portfolio of solutions for incremental stages to
    support scale

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • At least four years of senior business operations experience within
    high-growth, startups
  • A proven track record of implementing successful systems for people
    and business operations, preferably in an early-stage startup environment
  • Strong working knowledge of operational infrastructure areas
    including customer onboarding, accounting and how to develop scalable
  • Expert project management skills and familiarity with common
    tech-forward project-management tools
  • You are bold, appreciate direct and open conversation and
    collaborate freely with your supervisor
  • You value freedom, actively drive your work and department and enjoy
    taking initiative to suggest and won improvement and change projects
  • You easily fit into a youthful and informal work culture
  • You are collaborative and know to listen to other’s point of view
    finding common ground.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join us in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link
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