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Director at the African Economic Revolution Fund (AERF)

The African Economic Revolution Fund (AERF), invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Director

Location: Lagos
Reports to: AERF’s Chief Catalyst Officer
Start-Date: Between 15th November, 2017 and 1st December, 2017

Job Description

  • The African Economic Revolution Fund (AERF) is looking for a Director to head its Lagos Innovation Centre.
  • The Innovation Centre will be one of the largest accelerators of stat-ups in Africa and the first corporate innovation centre in Nigeria. It will fund over a period three years sixty highly innovative African start-ups that have the potential to revolutionize African economics.
  • The Innovation Centre will run two innovation programmes per year of approximately five months each, hosting each 10 start-ups.

Responsibilities

  • AERF is looking for a Director to head the Lagos Innovation Centre. The Director will report to AERF’s Chief Catalyst Officer and will be based in Lagos. Her/ his primary responsibility will be to manage the Lagos Innovation Centre, including the recruitment of start-ups, the successful implementation of each programme, managing mentors, making investments, on-going reporting and the administration of the Lagos Innovation Centre.
  • An associate and an events manager will report to the Director.

Requirements

  • The Director needs to have a strong corporate Finance background with at least five years of experience acquired at a private equity firm, an investment bank, a Consultancy firm or an Accounting firm.
  • The Director needs to have a passion for innovation and technology, and a desire to have an impact.
  • She/he needs to have an experience in working with/mentoring start-ups.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: careers@aerf.ventures

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