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Assistant Incubation Manager

Basic job Summary:

 To manage existing incubation programs and develop new ones that are strategic to the incubator’s competitiveness, effectiveness and efficiency.  

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Startup Support:

  • Day-to-day contact and mentoring support to the startups in @IBIZAFRICA’s portfolio.
  • Actively participate in Pitch Fridays and other support programs for startups
  • Advise on every stage of the startup lifecycle, from go-to-market strategy, customer acquisition, monetization, biz dev and beyond.
  • Set KPIs with the teams and closely track to ensure continual progression, revenue, user growth, etc., and compile monthly KPI reporting to @IBIZAFRICA management team.
  • Oversee legal and compliance processes for portfolio companies.
  • Preparation and participation in monthly board meetings with @IBIZAFRICA management team.
  • Maintain contact and frequently get feedback from graduated startups.
  • Programs Development-Constantly develop, test and implement new programs that boost the incubator’s sustainability and competitiveness.   
  • Programs Management-Frequently lead the implementation of various incubator programs. 

Partnerships Development-

  • Lead business development efforts and establishing relationships across industries and sectors to source potential partners and sponsors for the incubator.
  • Continually build strong ties with relevant external stakeholders, including venture investors, corporates, banks, telcos, foundations, government, press and others in the local tech ecosystem.
  • Work closely with @IBIZAFRICA’s Director on identifying priorities and executing.
  • Continually work to renew and keep partnerships active. 

Pipeline and Exit Management-

  • Implement policies and procedures that enable the incubator to attract its targeted applicants, investors and partners.
  • Implement policies and procedures that enable iBizAfrica to manage the exit of startups after end of incubation period. 
  • Ambassador: Together with the Incubation Manager, serve as the local ambassador and face of @IBIZAFRICA in Nairobi & in the region (speaking opportunities at industry conferences and panels, press interviews as needed, and attending tech ecosystem events.

Quality Assurance-

  • Document and periodically review procedures for selection, incubation and exit of incubator applicants to maintain high standards.
  • Document and periodically review incubation program milestones with clear timelines, budget and deadlines.
  • Consistently monitor activities and outcomes of the incubator to ensure program objectives and goals are reached.
  • Document and periodically review training program curricula, mentorship and coaching sessions. 
  • Revise, review and maintain policies and procedures pertaining to incubator operations. 
  • Document and implement policies and procedures (performance measures) to measure effectiveness of the incubator.
  • Frequently and consistently solicit feedback from incubator program participants’ (current and past) and incubator stake holders (University, investors, sponsors and partners) to inform program and operational improvements.
  • Document and profile success stories from the incubator.


  • Direct the development of monthly newsletter through the Community Engagement Coordinator, highlighting main activities from the incubator.
  • Review the incubator’s annual report through the highlighting key achievements, activities and success stories.
  • Work closely with the incubator manager and administrative staff to achieve the goals of the incubation program. 
  • Any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Incubation Manager @iBizAfrica. 

Minimum Academic Qualifications: 

  • An under graduate degree in a related filed
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  • At least one-year experience in a management position.
  • Previous work experience at a startup or incubator is an added advantage.
  • Up to date with current trends in startup support, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Experience in business modelling and startup development. Ideal if you’ve taken a new product from idea to launch.
  • Understanding the local startup landscape.  You’re already plugged in / know your way around the Nairobi tech ecosystem.
  • Technical affinity.
  • Coaching experience. Willingness to drive community growth (both internally and externally in the Kenyan

Competencies and Attributes

  • Team player.
  • Results oriented and analytic.
  • Big picture thinker and conceptually creative.
  • Deals well with setbacks or ambiguity
  • Self-driven. 
  • Passionate about innovation and startups.
  • Entrepreneurial.
  • Service-oriented and communicative.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver within short deadlines. 
  • Innovative.

Closing 19th September 2023.

Program Coordinator Executive Education

Basic job summary: 

We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Program Coordinator to join our team and take a lead role in organizing, developing, and executing short courses, events and hackathons on ICTs and emerging technologies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for staying abreast of the latest trends in technology, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to create impactful learning experiences.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Program Development: Research and analyze emerging technologies to identify relevant topics for educational programs. Collaborate with subject matter experts to design and develop comprehensive curriculum for workshops, courses, and seminars. Continuously update and refine program content to ensure alignment with industry developments.
  • Program Management: Coordinate and oversee the logistics of program execution, including scheduling, participant registration, and resource allocation. Manage communication with participants, instructors, and partners to ensure a seamless experience throughout the program. Monitor program progress, gather feedback, and make necessary adjustments to enhance program quality.
  • Instructor Management:  Source and manage a pool of experienced instructors and guest speakers. Provide support and guidance to instructors, ensuring they have the resources needed for successful program delivery. Conduct regular evaluations of instructors to maintain program excellence.
  • Event Planning: Organize events such as hackathons, tech talks, webinars, panel discussions, and networking sessions to supplement educational programs. Coordinate event logistics, including venue selection, catering, marketing, and participant engagement. 
  • Partnership Development: Collaborate with industry partners, local businesses, and academic institutions to identify collaboration opportunities and potential sponsorships. Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders to enhance program visibility and reach.
  • Marketing and Outreach: Develop marketing materials, including brochures, social media content, and newsletters collegially with the Public Relations team to promote education programs. Execute marketing strategies to attract a diverse audience of learners, from beginners to experienced professionals.
  • Data and Reporting: Collect and analyze data related to program enrollment, participant feedback, and outcomes to inform program enhancements. Prepare regular reports for management that demonstrate program impact and effectiveness.

Minimum Academic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business and Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science or any other related field. Master’s degree is a plus.


Proven experience in program coordination, event planning, or education program management, preferably in the technology sector.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Strong understanding of emerging technologies, such as AI, block chain, IoT, and Data Science.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with diverse audiences.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and platforms.
  • Experience with marketing and social media strategies for program promotion.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Passion for education and staying updated on industry trends.
  • Strong analytical skills needed to navigate financial records and identify potential issues.
  • Strong ability to handle dynamic situations.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Reliable Team player.
  • Strong time management skills
  • High level of personal integrity and ethics

Closing 19th September 2023.

Research Fellow


The job exists to provide Implementation of Science approaches and methods to support the design, implementation, and analysis of the second phase of the Pathways for Innovation in Blood Transfusion Services in Kenya (PITS Kenya) research project, and support the integration of quantitative, qualitative, and modelling workstreams.  Following the first phase (two-years; 2020-22) which took a broad, health systems approach to understand and improve the availability of blood, combining qualitative, quantitative, and process mapping and simulation modelling approaches, the second phase (four years; 2022-26) intends to take the learnings from the first phase to allow promising innovations to be designed, implemented and evaluated using appropriate implementation research methods.


The role involves working with and being accountable to a multi-disciplinary team on a significant global health problem over a four-year period. This full-time role will also involve research project management to coordinate operations across three counties and manage the delivery of research outputs. Specific responsibilities include:

  • To support the design of the Phase 2 study using IS research methods. 
  • To manage the collection, storage, analysis, and interpretation of study data using either quantitative or qualitative methods, or both
  • To organize, compile, and write research-related documentation (such as protocols for ethical approval, process documentation, manuscripts for publication and presentations)
  • To deliver high-quality research & scholarship, individually and in collaboration with others, and publishing peer-reviewed outputs as lead and co-author
  • To take a leading role in the writing of scientific papers, interim reports, and dissemination of project findings as well as making oral or poster presentations at scientific conferences, and assisting colleagues with such presentations as appropriate
  • To package learnings and results for multi-country use and across the wider BLOODSAFE program 
  • To coordinate research activity across the three study sites, and coordinate activities across all organizations involved, both local and international
  • To support grant management activities at Strathmore University


The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

  • Preferably a Ph.D. in Health Sciences, Public Health, Health Economics, or a health systems-related field.
  • Design and evaluation of Implementation Science studies
  • Collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data in public health, medical or social science research using quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.
  • Research project management
  • Financial management in a research or implementation project
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and working proficiency in Luo, Turkana or Kikuyu languages.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, flexibility, and creative approaches to challenging and remote work environments

Closing 22nd September 2023.


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