Programs Senior Associate

Programs Senior Associate 2018

Position:  Full time

Start Date: As soon as role is filled

Your mission: To support the delivery of the highest quality UEA programs, supporting entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support on the project management of UEA programs. This will involve:
    • Support on the planning of the delivery of UEA programs
    • Support on the execution of UEA programs
    • Lead on the day-to-day logistics of UEA programs
  • Company account management and entrepreneurs support.
    • Ensure that individual companies have the support that they need from the UEA team and our network of mentors
    • Induct entrepreneurs into the program
    • Arrange team visits with companies
  • Development of program and company recruitment materials. 
    • Development of program and promotional materials for entrepreneurs, events and social media
  • Supporting Program improvement and design You will support the Director of Programs and Programs Manager in the ongoing improvement of our existing program and the design of our new programs
  • Supporting UEA’s Monitoring and Evaluation. This will involve:
    • Continually evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of our support to entrepreneurs and their businesses in our programs.
    • Continually collecting information and key data on the growth and impact of our entrepreneurs and their businesses  
  • Doing whatever it takes to give an UNREASONABLE advantage to companies.  We are a small entrepreneurial team that steps up when there is work to be done.  At times, you’ll be expected to work outside of just your role to contribute to our team’s overall efforts.

We want someone who(qualifications)

Education/Work Experience


  • You are educated to at least undergraduate degree level
  • You have at least 3 years relevant work experience
  • You must have at least 1 years experience of living and working in East Africa

Skills + Capabilities

  • Project Management. Ability to plan, execute, coordinate projects leading to completion of the work of a team, achieving specific goals and meet specific success criteria in the required time frame
    • Essential. 
      • You have at least 3 years experience of managing multiple projects
    • Desirable.
      • You have led on the project management of a program or project.
  • Building Relationships. Ability to quickly build rapport and engagement with people; Coach and support entrepreneurs to positive change
    • Essential.
      • You are a people person. You love engaging with and getting to know people and are able to demonstrate the following traits:
        • Empathy
        • Problem solving
        • Good oral and written communication
        • Active listening
        • Curiosity and Inquisitiveness
      • You have experience of developing relationships with a broad variety of stakeholders
  • Marketing and Communications. Effective communication (understanding audience and communicating effective); Gifted writer and editor, you are able to write and produce and develop materials such as: Program Materials, Newsletters, Social Media, Flyers. 
    • Desirable.
      • You have produced project materials and/or newsletters
      • You have designed and implemented a social media campaign
  • Program Design. Ability to: Evaluate existing work; Assess needs of our target stakeholders; Develop creative and innovative solutions; and, Develop a method for prototyping, testing and developing new ideas.
    • Desirable.
      • You have led the design of a new program, product or project from its inception.
  • Workshop Facilitation. Ability to design and execute an interactive external or internal workshop
    • Desirable.
      • You have experience in designing and running workshops for internal and external audiences.
  • Business Acumen. Ability to understand how a business operates and makes money, and to proactively anticipate, navigate and leverage trends impacting the business
    • Essential.
      •  You have a passion of understanding more about how to set up and develop a business. You are a fast learner and can demonstrate a time where you have come into a new role and quickly learnt about the content  of work.
    • Desirable.
      • You have experience of supporting entrepreneurs or you have direct experience of setting up a company.
  • Technical IT Experience. Ability to use excel and power point on a daily basis.
    • Essential. 
      • You are highly efficient at using power point and excel
    • Desirable
      • You have experience in using Google Drive
      • You have experience in using Mailchimp

The Unreasonable Values

We are a values-driven organization, and we love to work with people that share these values:

  • Treat everyone like the Messiah – Humility
  • Be militantly transparent- Truthfulness
  • Lean into fear- Courage
  • Experiment boldly- Experiment
  • Do what works- Impact
  • Get shit done- Execution
  • Remember to dance- Celebrate

How to apply

  • Click here to apply
    • Click here to download the application questions, in case you would like to prepare your application offline before applying above

Our recruitment process

  • Stage 1: Initial application
  • Stage 2: First round interview (phone or in person)
  • Stage 3: Written assignment
  • Stage 4: Management interview and Peer Interview

This is a rolling application process, we will keep the position open until we find the right candidate for the role. We estimate that the full process will take 4 weeks from initial submission of your application to final decision.


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