Intern at Mara Foundation

On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Mara Online – Kenya Intern

Mara Foundation Overview: Mara Foundation is Mara Group’s social enterprise that focuses on emerging African entrepreneurs. It works to create sustainable economic and business development opportunities for young business owners through various initiatives.

Mara Foundation was launched in 2009 by Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group. 
The Foundation is active in a number of countries across Africa, including Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Kenya.

Mara Foundation’s mission is to provide comprehensive support services including mentorship,
funding and business training to African entrepreneurs.


Mara Foundation believes that these support services will play a crucial role in transforming business ideas into reality. These businesses will, in turn, create jobs for other Africans and help build an SME sector that can genuinely contribute to the development of both the local and pan-African economies.
 
Mara Online Overview: Mara Online seeks to empower young people in Africa by providing a complementary suite of technology products tailored to their needs. One of these products is Mara Mentor, a Mara Foundation initiative that is a social network with a purpose – creating a social impact. 
Mara Online is seeking to build a technology ecosystem to tap into Africa communications.

There are more than 650 million mobile phone subscribers and a large population of youth looking for new ways to communicate, faster and cheaper.
About the position: We are looking for a tech savvy individual who is ready and willing to lead, coordinate, promote, and execute unique events, forums & initiatives that creatively integrate the Mara Mentor platform into various universities in Kenya. 
The Mara Foundation is executing an exciting Mara Mentor recruitment drive in 10 top tier campuses across Nairobi and major cities in Kenya to help showcase how Mara Mentor is revolutionising the SME landscape in Kenya.

The successful candidate will help develop and implement campus events that facilitate personalised user experiences with the Mara Mentor app.

This exciting 3 months opportunity will equip the successful candidate with:
  • Exciting weekly tasks
  • Leadership skills
  • Networking opportunities
  • The provision of a weekly allowance & airtime with the possibility of earning bonuses on output
  • The possibility of joining Mara Online as a Youth Representative based on your overall performance
Qualifications, skills and requirements
The successful candidate should ideally:
  • Be well spoken, congenial, articulate and comfortable talking to new people and engaging them in genuine conversations and experiences.
  • Be active on a variety of social media channels preferably having a large social media following and owns a laptop
  • Have recently graduated from campus preferably with qualifications in Business Studies, Marketing, Public Relations or Education.
  • Be aware of the trends in small and medium enterprise development in Kenya
  • Have the ability to coordinate an on-the-ground team (Mara Ambassadors) that’ll be responsible for maintaining consistent visibility of the Foundation’s presence on campus via print marketing collateral, ie: flyers and posters.
  • Collate feedback from the Mara Ambassadors in the form of data sheets that will be used to analyze campaign effectiveness and outreach
  • Be able to maintain a flexible schedule and be willing to work evenings and weekends based on potential activations and events
  • Have previous event planning experience, the capacity to curate great ideas and the determination and connections to make awesome events happen
  • Have in mind that downloading the app and signing up is not enough. We want students using the app together, sharing their experiences, interact & engage with other users, learn and have fun! This can ideally happen in campus events, student club sessions, hang-outs, or even study-sessions. There are a myriad of possibilities while making the entire user experience fun and engaging.
  • Execute any other task that may be assigned to you.
Interested candidates should apply by emailing a CV and a covering letter explaining their interest in the position and what they could bring to it to [email protected]
Please specify the job title “Intern Mara Online – Kenya” in the email subject. 
Only complete applications will be considered. 
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
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