Full-Time

Startup & High Growth

Social Impact

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Berlin Germany
  • Lagos Nigeria
  • Nairobi Kenya

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Description

EIDU want to educate the world’s poorest 1 billion children by giving them the world’s best learning content at their fingertips. EIDU has created a learning app for young children that works in the lowest-income areas where it’s especially hard to get the high-quality education that all children deserve. The solution enables children to learn by themselves, at their own pace, at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. Already, over 10,000 learners in Kenya and across Africa are using the EIDU app.

 

EIDU are looking for a highly driven and entrepreneurial Business Development Lead to help increase the company’s fundraising efforts. The successful candidate would be responsible for the following areas:
 

  • Strategy: Creating a funding strategy which takes into consideration the most relevant and realistic funders for EIDU based on factors such as mission fit, target grant size, industry focus, and funding timelines.
  • Relationships: Building and nurturing new and existing relationships in the funding ecosystem to shape the EIDU approach whilst also creating warm leads and introductions
  • Applications: Oversee and contribute to the writing of grant application as appropriate, conducting research and building intelligence to optimise for success potential
  • Logistics: Work closely with the leadership team to drive direct engagement and process with funders, providing domain expertise, analytical rigour and general support and facilitation
  • Communications: Oversee EIDU public engagement and PR strategy to facilitate positioning EIDU appropriately and building awareness with the relevant audience

 

There is significant room to grow within the organisation and the intention is the ideal candidate will be looking for a senior role as well as, an opportunity to work with the senior management team to help drive overall company strategy. 

 

The work can be performed remotely, but ideally candidates would be based in Nairobi, Lagos, or Berlin.
 

Criteria

  • Fundraising Experience: 2+ years experience relating to funding, either in a fundraising role, or in a role managing or disbursing funds at a foundation, large NGO, or multilateral organisation
  • Business Experience: 2+ years experience in a fast-moving, high-impact business role working with senior stakeholders eg. a leadership position at startup, a client-facing position at management consulting firm, or senior internal advisor at a donor or donor-funded program
  • Social Impact Experience: Understanding of the non-profit and impact space (ideally within the educational sector), Experience with a major foundation such as Mastercard, Ford, or Rockefeller Foundations, is a strong plus
  • Relationship Building: Track record operating in relationship or partnership orientated roles, building relationships and influencing senior or large groups of stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurial Skills: Track record operating in entrepreneurial environments involving high-stakes problem-solving, iteration and adaption to changing external factors
  • Communications Skills: Good communication and writing skills and experience in communications to external audiences, partners or stakeholders is preferred
  • Africa Experience: Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa and an understanding of the developing world context.
  • Mission Driven: A strong commitment to EIDU’s mission of providing quality education to the world’s poorest 1 billion children
     

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Generous employee share scheme
  • Being part of a social mission-driven yet business-minded startup, founded by highly successful serial tech entrepreneurs
  • Working in an entrepreneurial, fun, and result-oriented environment with highly talented people who care
  • Contributing directly to solving a pressing global inequality problem by improving what EIDU does, and how, on a daily basis
  • Growing your responsibilities as EIDU grows its scale

About EIDU

EIDU’s primary goal is to achieve social impact. They see early childhood education as a key factor in reducing the global opportunity gap. The ability to use mobile technology to improve educational conditions worldwide is in reach – at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. In a few years, smartphones will be ubiquitous even in the least developed regions of the world. EIDU believe there is immense potential in harnessing smartphones as a teaching tool – it all depends on the software, and they are creating an app-based learning environment that enables children aged 3-6 to develop cognitive abilities on their own.


EIDU chose to approach their mission by founding a technology startup and are confident that their business model will allow them to develop a highly competitive product, as well as to attract the most talented people in the field. Despite their strong focus on technology and economy, the convictions that drive them are deeply humanistic, not technocratic. An innovative equity model reflects their focus on impact: rather than benefiting the first generation of founders only, it is designed to drive purposeful entrepreneurship for all employees over the course of a full decade.


Behind EIDU is a team with a decade-long common history of building and marketing highly innovative and successful software products. They want EIDU to be a place for growth, supporting people to make the best out of their talents. Employing agile principles on all levels, their organisational culture empowers people to act and make decisions autonomously within their domains. Simple and effective processes remove obstacles that hinder people from getting their jobs done, as well as involve them in shaping the organisation.


EIDU is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with employees from 10 different countries. Team members are also based in Nairobi, Kenya and Mexico City.