Join our team

We are HIRING!

We are Unreasonable East Africa, part of the global movement of the Unreasonable Institute. We accelerate the growth of high-potential, impact focused, early stage get early stage companies in East Africa.

Current Openings

  • UEA Senior Associate: Recruitment and Selection.
    • Position type: Full time
    • Purpose of the role: To manage and execute on the identification, search and successful selection of entrepreneurs running high potential businesses into UEA’s programs. This is one of the most important things we do at UEA – as we continue to grow our programs in East Africa, we are looking for a really talented individual to support our team to continue selecting the best entrepreneurs.
    • To see the full role description and find out how to apply, please click here.
  • UEA Logistics Associate 2017
    • Position type: Short term(1st July – 15th September 2017)
    • Purpose of the role: To plan, design, manage and execute the operations and logistics, to ensure the smooth running of our UEA2017 5-week Institute.
    • To see the full role description and find out how to apply, please click here.
  • UEA Transporter 2017
    • Position type: Short term(1st August – 15th September, 2017)
    • Purpose of the role: To make sure our guests(entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and others as considered) are where they need/want to be when if it involves some kind of transportation during our 5-week program. To succeed in this role, you have to enjoy a lot of coordination, driving and should be a great conversationalist! There will be at least 150 individual trips during this period 🙂
    • To see the full role description and find out how to apply for the role, please click here.

We are always looking to bring on really talented individuals to our team though. If you are still interested, please send a note, with your resume attached, to our VP of Operations, Becky Booth at becky@unreasonableeastafrica.org 

Our Values

The Unreasonable Culture is key because without that, Mentors, Capital Partners, Investors and Fellows wouldn’t keep coming back and trusting us to put them together with the right people. And we wouldn’t all love working here so much! We are obsessed with supporting each other in our individual missions and supporting the mission of Unreasonable as a whole.

Treat others like the Messiah (Humility)

Be militantly transparent (Truthfulness)

Lean into fear (Courage)

Be agile (Experiment)

Do what works (Impact)

Get shit done (Execute)

Remember to Dance (Celebrate)

Meet the Team

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Joachim Ewechu

Co-Founder, CEO
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"Courage is not the absence of fear but the conquer of fear."- Nelson Mandela. Imagine if we looked at poverty and all the challenges, no longer as problems but as opportunities and armed entrepreneurs to solve them, wouldn’t we have a much better world?
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Mandela Ivan

Co-Founder, VP Finance and Administration
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Selfless living to my last breath is what I cherish
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Kate Hanford

Co-Founder
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"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for – and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for your dreams – for the adventure of being alive."Oriah Mountain Dreamer
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Evangeline Wanjiru

VP of Mentorship and Strategic Partnerships
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Erin Fitzgerald

VP of Venture Support
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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
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Becky Booth

VP of Operations
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"Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible" Dalai Lama
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Janat Nagawa

Investability Associate
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Retsy Holliday

Venture Support Associate
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"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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Lauren Reising

Venture Support Associate
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
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Judith Otala

Mentorship Associate
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"To create your life's meaning is not easy, but it I still allowed, and I think you'll be happier for the trouble" - Calvin and Hobbes
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YOU

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We are HIRING!!! See opportunities here: http://unreasonableeastafrica.org/join-our-team/

Why work here

“Unreasonable East Africa offers flexible career paths. If you take initiative and seize opportunities, you will thrive” – Eve Wanjiru, VP of Mentorship and Partnerships. Below are reasons why you should consider joining our team.

network

Join the UEA network of 29 companies, 100+ mentors and colleagues who are all driven by one thing only – maximising and leveraging opportunities to build solutions to some of East Africa’s biggest social, economic and environmental challenges. Some of these relationships will last a lifetime.

best-and-brightest-mentors

Learn from some of the movers and shakers in the impact industry like Nat Robinson, the CEO at Juhudi Kilimo that provides asset financing to small holder farmers, Nick Moon, co-founder of Kickstart that has lifted over 750,000 people out of poverty, all our mentors, fellows and investor network.

growth

Challenge yourself, learn and build up your experience and expertise. We are excited to support the growth of really ambitious individuals. We will support you while giving you the freedom to manage your own projects.

ideas

Be part of giving bold, innovative and some of the craziest but most promising ideas wings. Be part of making the seemingly impossible, a reality. Check out our past fellows here

 Do you need more information, please send a note to anyone of our team members. Click their profiles to see their email addresses.

 
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