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Partner and Project Descriptions

St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College- Human Resource Strategies Fellow | International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia- Student Guidance & Education Fellow  |  Selamta Family Project – Human Resources & Data Coordinator Fellow  |  Schulze Global Investments – Investment Associate  |  EAGate Foreign Trade Auxilary PLC – Marketing and Communication Fellow  |  EthioJobs – Marketing & Communications Fellow  |  EthioJobs – Web Development  Fellow |

St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College  – Human Resource Strategies Fellow (HR Strategies Fellow) 


Website:http://www.sphmmc.edu.et  | Sector: Public | Area of Work: Health

 

Social Media:

St Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College on Facebook

 

Reporting Manager:  Kalkidan Gebretsadik from The Office of Innovative Strategies and Operations

 

Core Mission:

Our mission is to provide comprehensive healthcare services, teach high quality medical education and meet the needs of the communities we serve through our advanced and affordable healthcare system.

 

Organizational Culture & Management Style:
SPHMMC is a huge hospital with different cultures in the different departments. For the most part, the hospital is trying to serve an enormous number of people at low costs. This means that the staff members have to work extremely hard and are extremely busy. However, the hospital operates under the common goal of providing low-income and rural populations with low-cost but quality medical service. Because of this, the busy work culture is also one of respect and understanding.

The provost’s office especially believes in allowing its employees a large degree of autonomy and focuses on deliverables and ideas more than hours punched. The fellow will be expected to periodically report their activities and suggestions and will also be oriented to different resources at the hospital. Other than general guidance, the fellow will have minimal management as long as deliverables discussed are being met.

The hospital is structured as follows:

  1. Provost office: head of both SPHMMC and Aabet (Burn, Emergency and Trauma Center)
  2. Vice provost offices: includes office of medical services, office of business development and office of academic research
  3. Aabet Hospital: this is SPHMMC’s new emergency hospital that is run by a CEO and still reports to/coordinates with the provost’s office

 

Fellowship Position:

While our hospital is ambitious in its mission and the services it wants to provide, it is lacking in the organizational and operational aspect. These are the areas that we plan to place the fellows in. SPHMMC strives to be an innovative and open-minded environment willing to try new things, which is unique for a government institution. A fellow educated in an American university with diverse experiences and skills would help the hospital approach situations with fresh ideas. Because the hospital is undergoing large scale expansion and is lacking in established structures, we would use the fellow to set up standardized practices and operations systems that can be used long-term.

We are currently working on strengthening our HR Department and developing an HR strategic plan that will enhance and boost productivity in the department. The fellow will review current HR strategy documents and work with the department head on related HR projects.

 

Qualifications Required:

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or other related degree.

 

Professional & Technical Skills: Good written and oral communication skills, Microsoft office expert, operations plan development, experience in HR management softwares

 

Personality: Outgoing, resilient, creative thinker, patient and open-minded.  Calm and easy to communicate with, friendly and have the ability to work in teams.

 

Expected Deliverables:
Here are some examples of the service outcomes & day-to-day tasks depending on your experience.

  • Review and analyze current HR strategy documents and break down data with action plan
  • Support department on implementation of recommendations from previous strategic documents
  • Frequent reports and status updates on HR progress
  • Work on the HRIS system that the department will be launching
  • Transfer HR related paper documents to online server for easy access (via scanning and professional organization)
  • Work with the department head and the Office of Innovative Strategies and Operations team to brainstorm on innovative solutions for HR department
  • Review HR strategy documents and evaluate them on how things can better function
  • Meeting with HR and administrative body to increase cohesiveness and communication between other departments
  • Drafting, structuring, and standardizing HR related documents like, JD’s, New Hire Orientation Packets, S.O.P.’s, employee evaluation criteria etc..

 

Language: English is the working language spoken. A basic understanding of Amharic is preferable but not required.

 

Why This Fellowship?

St. Paul’s Millennium Medical Hospital will add both professional and personal growth to the Fellow in the following areas:

  • Application of concrete data
  • Will learn to effectively communicate and work with different kinds of personalities and people from a public sector background in a different environment (Ethiopia)
  • Understand the importance of strategy development for structuring and creating effective systems for large institutions
  • These fellows would gain a unique public sector experience in a growing and innovative hospital that aims to change the standard of care in the country.
  • They will have learned to apply “private sector thinking” to a public sector setting
  • They will be closely working with some inspirational people such as Dr. Zerihun Abebe, the provost of SPHMMC.
  • A greater understanding of the medical burden in Ethiopia. Seeing the patients will teach the fellows how to approach situations with empathy, and not sympathy, for greater productivity.
  • Confidence in their ability to work and make a huge impact in their country.
  • Because this is the first time that a government hospital is trying new and innovative approaches, the fellow would have the opportunity to pave the way for those that will come after them by creating long-term structures for a more organized functioning of the hospital.

 

 

 

International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia – Student Guidance & Education Fellow


Website: http://ilacademy.org/wordpress3/ | Sector: Non-profit | Area of Work: Education  

 

Social Media:

International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia on Facebook

 

Reporting Manager: Dean of School, with direct line of communication with Head of School and Director of Program.

 

Core Mission & Social Impact:

ILAE’s core mission is to offer an education that inspires, nurtures and develop young women and men to be leaders in their local communities, Ethiopia, and beyond. We are a locally rooted, globally minded school with a curriculum that highlights the rich historical successes of Africa and the innovative opportunities in the future.

 

Organizational Culture:
ILAE is a place where each individual is encouraged to experiment with his/her vision – you come to ILAE because you can be fully expressed. We have a friendly, result oriented, and compassionate team.  Our management style is direct, organized and result oriented. We are committed to our mission, vision and to personal growth.

 

Fellowship Position:

The Guidance and Education Fellow will spearhead and be a part of helping students with college admissions, clubs & organizations, participation in global competitions, and other school activities. If a fellow has a specific subject matter expertise they can also help teach that expertise to the student. The fellow will be working with a combination of setups – many assignments will be independent and others will require the fellow to work with a team(s).

 

Qualifications Required:

 

Education: Bachelors of Education or Management or Counseling

 

Professional & Technical Skills: Pedagogy, Timeliness, Sociology, Communication, Counseling.

 

Personality: Analytical, detail oriented, Outgoing, Hardworking, Great sense of humor, globally savvy.

 

Preferred but not required:

 

Education: Master of Education or Management

 

Expected Deliverables
Here are some examples of the service outcomes & day-to-day tasks depending on your experience.

  • Help students with applications to Universities and Colleges
  • Support the school with grant applications
  • Help coordinate extracurricular activities or guide students individual/personal plan development
  • Help the school provide efficient and effective support to all school programs and activities
  • Continuously engage with students & work closely with management, faculty and staff

 

Language: An understanding of Amharic. A basic to fluent speaking skill is essential in connecting with the students and students’ families. Reading and writing Amharic is not required.

 

Why This Fellowship?

ILAE will add both professional and personal growth to you in the following areas:

  • Increase collaboration, leadership and organization skills
  • The opportunity to internalize a different narrative – different than the narrative which suggests that incredible schools and organizations do not exist in Africa
  • Evidence based pride in who they are as Ethiopians
  • Commitment to the craft of one’s profession

 

NOTE: This fellowship may require additional funding from fellow. More details will be given by partner prior to interview and  placement.

 

Selamta Family Project – Human Resources & Data Coordinator Fellow 


Website: www.selamtafamilyproject.org | Sector: Non-profit | Area of Work: Orphan Care  

 

Social Media:

Facebook: Selamta Family Project on Facebook
Twitter: @selamtaproject
Instagram: @selamtaproject

 

Reporting Manager: Habtie Muluye, Assistant Director – Ethiopia

 

Core Mission & Social Impact:

Selamta Family Project develops Forever Families and Bright Futures for orphaned children, marginalized women and at-risk families in Ethiopia.

 

Organizational Culture:
Selamta is an organization that is rooted in family and encourages collaboration.  Selamta provides a solution to the orphan care crisis in Ethiopia. Not only do we engage in restorative care but we are prevention focused as well.  The people of Selamta are exceptional and our model of care is unique in that we are fully integrated into our community, our youth don’t age out but rather launch into independence based on their personal readiness, and we focus on individual needs rather than a “one size fits all” approach. Because of our uniqueness, we realize that we are becoming a stronger voice in the worldwide orphan care movement. In addition, our staff is super fun – both in Ethiopia and the US!

 

Fellowship Position:

Selamta utilizes Salesforce.com for all online data management of all beneficiaries, staff and donors. We are also building out and updating our HR practices and manual.  The fellow would mainly be responsible for online data management and HR manual & document creation.  As a fellow you would would need to work collaboratively with our Education, Psychosocial and Health & Wellness Teams to gather information, but the project completion (data uploads and manual creation) would be independent with supervision from our Assistant Director.

 

Qualifications Required:

 

Education: BA or MA in Communications or related field

Professional & Technical Skills: Experience using salesforce.com or other data management systems

Personality: Kind, authentic, compassionate and detail oriented

 

Expected Deliverables
Here are some examples of the service outcomes & day-to-day tasks depending on your experience.

  • Salesforce Admin – Information gathering, data upload to Salesforce
  • HR Manual Development – determine missing information, source company specific information, develop and format manual based on government requirements.  Would like to see the fellow complete soft and hard copies
  • Selamta beneficiaries and staff members with complete SF contact pages including background information
  • Relationships developed with Selamta staff and families

Language: Fluency in reading, writing and speaking Amharic required

 

Why This Fellowship?

Selamta will add both professional and personal growth to you in the following areas:

  • Hands on experience in the nonprofit sector, project management
  • Relationships are critical at Selamta. Serving Selamta is more than a job – it’s a calling. Building relationships with our families and staff can be a life changing experience.

 

NOTE: This fellowship may require additional funding from fellow. More details will be given by partner prior to interview and  placement.

 

 

Schulze Global Investments – Investment Associate


Website: http://schulzeglobal.com | Sector: Private | Area of Work: Investments

 

Reporting Manager: Eyob Tolina – Director of External Affairs

 

Organizational Culture:
At Schulze Global, we strive for excellence and teamwork, and exhibit a very participatory management style.

 

Fellowship Position:

The Fellow will get a hands-on experience in both deal sourcing and portfolio management by working very closely with seasoned private equity practitioners. The fellow may work on sectoral research, company due diligence, operational value, financial modeling, etc. The fellow will be assigned to one of our deal managers (senior investment professionals).

 

Qualifications Required:

 

Education: MBA or currently enrolled in an MBA program

 

Professional & Technical Skills: Prior private equity experience

 

Personality: Outgoing

 

Preferred:

 

Education: To be specific, candidates must be graduate students in the fields of finance, business, or economics. In addition, they must have prior work experience in private equity, investment banking or strategy consulting.

 

Expected Deliverables
Here are some examples of the service outcomes & day-to-day tasks depending on your experience.

  • Assist in researching and evaluating new investment ideas for multiple sectors which meet investment objectives and portfolio requirements.
  • Assist in deal sourcing activities and comprehensive due diligence on target companies.
  • Complete written summaries of portfolio companies and investment memorandums for
    Investment Committee.
  • Assist in portfolio management through multiple aspects of operational value-add.

 

Language: English

 

Why This Fellowship?

Schulze Global will add both professional and personal growth to you in the following areas:

  • Add skills in frontier market experience, deal sourcing, and Due Diligence in developing countries as well as various sectoral knowledge.
  • Add excellence, work discipline, cultural awareness, and personal maturity skills
  • Most of the investments at Schulze Global have a strong social impact

 

EAGate Foreign Trade Auxiliary PLC (East Africa Gate) – Marketing & Communication Fellow


Website: www.eastafricagate.com | Sector: Private | Area of Work: Investment

 

Social Media:

Facebook: @eagate

Twitter: @Eastafricagate

Linkedin: EAGate on LinkedIn

 

Reporting Manager:  Olivier Poujade and Tigist Getachew – Managing Partners

 

Core Mission & Social Impact:

East Africa Gate works to bridge Ethiopian market opportunities and local businesses with EU investors.  EAGate is a boutique foreign Investment and business advisory company focusing in the following areas: Business Strategy, Market intelligence, Investment & Trade, Financial, legal, Private Equity and M&A. We have been providing for the past 4 years accurate business information and tailored investment solutions for several European companies from large SME’s to multinational groups.  Every project we work on contributes directly to the economic development of Ethiopia (increased FDI, Access to Finance to local companies, Optimization of operations of businesses etc).

 

Organizational Culture:

EAGate exhibits a familial atmosphere with a very young energetic, lively and dedicated team.  The firm is comprised of a team of 12 people with smaller teams composed of our different in-house expertise such as our business/financial analysts team, our legal analysts team, and our business support team. Depending on the predominant nature of project, one team takes the lead on a project and one of the Managing Partners manages the team directly and reports to clients. Therefore, the Partners have a hands-on way of implementing projects with room for creativity, innovation and independence for each staff member.

 

Fellowship Position:

The fellow will be working with directly with the two Managing Partners and one Business Analyst in the company. One project will be to assess the current marketing and communication strategy of EAGate then restructure it into a new one together with the two Managing Partners. The second project the fellow will be involved in is a project that aims to optimize the economic sustainability of the value chain of two coffee unions by helping them increase their recognition in international markets of the intrinsic qualities of the coffee they produce. This position will offer the opportunity for fellows to work in an environment where problem solving is the center of our work and where, with every project, comes challenges that require innovative thinking and once tackled bring value to the country.

 

Qualifications Required:

 

Education: BA level in Marketing or related fields such as Business Strategy , Finance or Law

 

Professional & Technical Skills: Good drafting and creative storytelling skills.

 

Personality: Open- minded, patient, independent and reliable

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Education: Masters level in Marketing or related fields such as Business Strategy, Law or Finance

 

Professional & Technical Skills: Some experience in Marketing, communication or business related fields (Finance, Legal, Strategy). Speaks Amharic. Experience in design thinking and innovation.

 

Personality: Sociable and outgoing

 

Expected Deliverables
Here are some examples of the service outcomes & day-to-day tasks depending on your experience.

  • Designing marketing strategies and associated action plans (roadmap)
  • Designing communication strategies (e.g. social media communications, email, advertisement etc)
  • Identifying business values of the two unions – Identifying USP (Unique Selling Proposition) i.e. something that can differentiate the unions’ product from others in the market
  • Analyzing brand essence
  • Establishing easy, marketable and representative business logo for unions
  • Draft a spec. for the design of a new website for the two unions or reforming their existing ones (if any – this is not coding of the website but description of content, design features and interaction between pages)

 

Language: As the work the fellow will be undertaking will require interaction with clients/beneficiaries, speaking Amharic would be a plus.  Reading and writing in Amharic would also be a plus but it is not required.

 

Why This Fellowship?

EAGate will add both professional and personal growth to you in the following areas:

  • Learning how to think out of the box and be a solution finder
  • Develop business intelligence skill in an environment where any kind of data is not at hand
  • Enhance networking skills
  • Persistence, resilience, patience, being a problem solver and an innovative thinker

 

 

EthioJobs – Marketing & Communications Fellow


 

Website: www.ethiojobs.net | Sector: Private | Area of Work: Human Resources

 

Social Media:

Facebook: EthioJobs on Facebook

Twitter: EthioJobs on Twitter

Other (LinkedIn): EthioJobs on LinkedIn

 

Reporting Manager:  CEO and Regional Coordinator

 

Core Mission & Social Impact:

Our vision is to become Africa’s number one job board and leading HR business solutions provider in the region.  We provide quality HR services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment.  As an HR business solutions provider, we have assisted over 1000 national and multinational organizations in hiring the highest caliber of employees available in the market today.  Ethiojobs.net is the first online recruitment site introduced in Ethiopia. Ethiojobs.net is an innovative e-recruitment tool that revolutionizes the way CV data is managed and offers solutions to make an organization’s recruitment process more efficient and automatic. Ethiojobs.net has thus far registered over 500,000 job seekers and more than 500 organizations using the service to recruit professional candidates. It’s visited by 30,000 viewers a day and it features some of the most distinguished organizations in the country.

 

Organizational Culture:
Ethiojobs’s team is young, passionate and very dedicated to work towards our vision to become Africa’s number 1 job board and leading HR Business Solution Provider. We have a start-up culture where open communication, strong teamwork and a lot of effort to get things done count. Everyone who likes to see things moving, is flexible, and dynamic, will love working with us. We employ a participative and collaborative management style to guide the team and to bring ideas into reality.

 

Fellowship Position:

You will support the Marketing Team in strategic marketing projects, building a strong brand portfolio, content development and development of the right marketing mix exciting candidates and clients in the markets. You will work together with the Marketing Team on the following projects and assignments:

  • Development of Marketing Plan for all EthioJobs services and products
  • Support in further developing Branding Strategy
  • External and Internal Communications Strategy
  • Social media strategy
  • Building relationships with stakeholders
  • Content Development
  • Analysis of business analytics related to jobs, website, and competitor’s ranking as well as provide monthly report on marketing progress
  • Supporting the staff during events, trade fairs and job fairs

 

Qualifications Required:

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a business related field

 

Professional & Technical Skills: You have strong writing skills coupled with experience in content development, marketing and communications.  You should also have experience with developing an annual marketing and communications plan for an organization. Most importantly, you are passionate about actively building strong brands.

 

Personality: Loyal to quality work, dedicated to bring ideas into reality, open-minded and keen on working with a diverse team

 

Expected Deliverables
Here are some examples of the service outcomes & day-to-day tasks depending on your experience.

  • Market research (how to reach candidates and clients in Ethiopia? Where to advertise, which events to participate in etc.)
  • Analyze and develop brand identity of all Ethiojobs products including offline and online advertising collaterals
  • Implement social media strategy using Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to increase brand awareness, reach of candidates and clients and website visitors
  • Content make-over of all Ethiojobs products including offline and online content
  • Clearly defined marketing strategy customized to audience and target group
  • Close cooperation with marketing team, brainstorming on branding strategy and putting ideas into place

 

Language: Fluent English and excellent writing skills are required

 

Why This Fellowship?

EthioJobs will add both professional and personal growth to you in the following areas:

  • Working in cross-functional teams
  • Problem solving and bringing ideas into reality
  • Understanding different contexts
  • Opportunity to brainstorm ideas, work on the annual marketing plan and be active in implementing activities
  • Be a part of one of Africa’s most dynamic HR companies that has innovated the way talent is found on the continent

 

EthioJobs – Web Development Fellow


Website: www.ethiojobs.net | Sector: Private | Area of Work: Human Resources

 

Social Media:

Facebook: EthioJobs on Facebook

Twitter: EthioJobs on Twitter

Other (LinkedIn): EthioJobs on LinkedIn

 

Reporting Manager:  Product Manager and CEO

 

Core Mission & Social Impact:

Our vision is to become Africa’s number one job board and leading HR business solutions provider in the region.  We provide quality HR services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment.  As an HR business solutions provider, we have assisted over 1000 national and multinational organizations in hiring the highest caliber of employees available in the market today.  Ethiojobs.net is the first online recruitment site introduced in Ethiopia. Ethiojobs.net is an innovative e-recruitment tool that revolutionizes the way CV data is managed and offers solutions to make an organization’s recruitment process more efficient and automatic. Ethiojobs.net has thus far registered over 500,000 job seekers and more than 500 organizations using the service to recruit professional candidates. It’s visited by 30,000 viewers a day and it features some of the most distinguished organizations in the country.

 

Organizational Culture:
Ethiojobs’s team is young, passionate and very dedicated to work towards our vision to become Africa’s number 1 job board and leading HR Business Solution Provider. We have a start-up culture where open communication, strong teamwork and a lot of effort to get things done count. Everyone who likes to see things moving, is flexible, and dynamic, will love working with us. We employ a participative and collaborative management style to guide the team and to bring ideas into reality.

 

Fellowship Position:

You will support the Product Management Team in growing Africa’s 2nd largest job board to become Africa’s number one job board in terms of usability, features, performance and security. You will be working together with the Product Management Team to help build our websites from concept all the way to completion, fashioning everything from the home page to site layout and function.

 

Qualifications Required:

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in software development, computer science or other related field

 

Professional & Technical Skills: Proven work experience in web programming, knowledge of modern HTML/CSS, familiar with programming languages such as PHP, and Javascript, passionate about using the latest technology to create high-end software solutions

 

Personality: Ability to work and perform in fast paced environment, problem analyzer and solver, team player.

 

Expected Deliverables
Here are some examples of the service outcomes & day-to-day tasks depending on your experience.

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our sites
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Work together closely with the team
  • Development and implementation of new features to websites including coding and testing
  • Analysis and support on website performance and security
  • Analysis and support in back-end development and databases

 

Language: Fluent English and excellent writing skills are required

 

Why This Fellowship?

EthioJobs will add both professional and personal growth to you in the following areas:

  • Working in cross-functional teams
  • Problem solving and bringing ideas into reality
  • Understanding different contexts
  • Opportunity to brainstorm ideas and be active in implementing activities
  • Be a part of one of Africa’s most dynamic HR companies that has innovated the way talent is found on the continent