UPSkill – Business Lead Employment Opportunity – Innovation Village

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.
We enable
organisations to work with entrepreneurs, capture new value from
digital—creating products, experiences, and businesses. We bring together a
community where people can design, prototype, test, scale and launch
imaginative and solutions to big challenges – together.
About UPSkill:
UPSkill is focused
on building today’s most in-demand skills. All our facilitators are industry
thought leaders with experience in area of specialization. By using
thoughtleaders we transform everyday experienced people to spur innovation
through increased digital fluency and activate more effective approaches to
collaboration. With focus on building new content in technology, business, and
design, UPSkill offers classes, Masterclasses, workshops, long-form courses,
and events aimed at skilling for entrepreneurs and industry leaders by using
entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Job Summary:  The UPSkill – Business Lead should be a
well-rounded individual, who leads by example, you will lead our focus to build
today’s most in-demand skills. Your activities will cultivate top tech talent
and spur innovation through strategic learning opportunities. This position is
heavily involved in public-facing functions and will involve first interaction
with our crowd of entrepreneurs, learners, instructors, and other stakeholders.
We are looking for someone with a strong customer service background and a
readiness to handle lots of moving pieces.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will coordinate and provide support on overall
    strategy/action plan, including formulation, design, planning and
    implementation in line with our skilling mandate.
  • Develop symbiotic relationship between industry actors and
    recruiting them to become facilitators
  • Support startups, scaleups and SMEs within our portfolio by building
    relevant content to speak to their capacity gaps.
  • Pursue, Cultivate and manage partner relationships with focus in
    systematically expanding our network of collaborators across various
  • Deliver a financially sustainable business by proactively building and
    maintaining research, business and industry activity
  • Create and host valuable classes, Masterclasses, workshops,
    long-form courses, and events related content to drive growth in relevant
  • Lead and manage the development of annual and seasonal plans that
    support the successful achievement of program and business goals by
    streamlining processes, increasing efficiency, revenue, and downstream
  • Create and manage a meaningful customer segmentation and contact
    strategy, executing timely and accurate deliveries of marketing strategies
    to achieve business goals.
  • Analyze the performance of various content and ensure a regular flow
    of additional content developed based on those insights.
  • Develop and test new ways of adding value to learners as part of the
    path to grow explore alternative approaches to building entrepreneurs.
  • Create relevant content for the internal community derived from
    their priorities and development needs
  • Anticipate and conduct content driven events and activities for the
    community driven by their needs.
  • Continuously improve our content strategy to identify the best
    methods for reaching our target audience systematically over
    time—including channels, mediums and formats

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Show passion for innovation and social impact with exceptional
    written and spoken articulacy. You thrive under pressure and unfazed by
    fast-paced environments. You are Entrepreneurial, and have a get things
    done attitude. No need to write code but we’ll expect you to be tech-savvy
    and enjoy learning new tech. You are active, skillful user of social
  • 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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