VFA FELLOWSHIP

For talent looking for a next challenge or planning major career moves, becoming a Venture for Africa Fellow provides a unique opportunity to gain startup experience and local industry knowledge while contributing to meaningful impact at a leading African startup. 


Applications are now open for candidates interested in joining the Q1 2021 cohort!

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TAKE THE LEAP

 

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIPS

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Overview

For individuals with backgrounds and skills in product management who are passionate about building products.

 

Using data-driven methods, you will manage the success of software & hardware products through experiments, established tools, and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver a company’s vision and strategy.

PARTNERS

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Sokowatch

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Overview

For fellows with project management experience who can help a startup manage its organisation of critical projects. You should apply for this fellowship if you possess well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage diverse personalities, plan and designate project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed the entire way.
 

We’re looking for someone who has the ability to plan and see the “big picture” while managing details of a project to ideal execution.
 

PARTNERS

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Turaco

PRODUCT ANALYSIS

(DATA SCIENCE)

Overview

For fellows with backgrounds and skills in product and data analysis who can provide quantitative analysis, market expertise and a strategic perspective to an organisation, helping teams make smarter decisions to deliver better products.

As a product analyst, you possess the ability to weave stories with meaningful insight from data and can be responsible for making key recommendations to your Engineering and Product Management teams.

We're looking for an entrepreneurial young professional who can combine best practices from the product development field with data visualization and SQL skills.
 

PARTNERS

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Sokowatch

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Victory Farms

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COMMERCIAL STRATEGY

Overview

For individuals backgrounds and skills in strategy who can help a startup define its direction, develop plans to realise business objectives, and maintain a competitive advantage.

 

Strategic thinking is one of the most common skills displayed by fellows in this category. Apply for this fellowship if you possess strong analytical and organisational abilities and have experience in market research and business operations.

PARTNERS

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Victory Farms

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DREAM ROLE

Overview

Venture for Africa is accelerating the economic growth and technological innovation in Africa by mobilising the next generation of startup talent and equipping them with the experiences and context they need to meaningfully contribute to elevating businesses and livelihoods in Africa.

We'll be launching fellowships on a regular basis, so let us know why you want to be a VFA fellow by joining our waitlist, and we'll let you know when we have a new role that fits your profile.

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