|East Africa Vacant Position: Fellowship Support Associate (Intern

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About Ashoka: Ashoka’s mission is to shape a global, entrepreneurial and competitive citizen sector that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as change makers. Since 1981, Ashoka has identified, brought together and invested in a network/fellowship of more than 3,000 of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs in more than 73 countries. Already the largest global network of thought and change leaders across every issue area imaginable, the Ashoka Fellowship continues to grow at an even more rapid pace as we strive to create an Everyone a Changemaker world. To this end, Ashoka seeks to strengthen its East Africa program by adding to the team a dynamic, self-motivated, entrepreneurial and highly skilled Intern. One of the tools that we have developed and deployed to connect and engage our global network is the AshokaHub. Hub Video and Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities  Building a diverse, engaged and well supported network across the region to generate a high quantity and quality for the Ashoka Fellowship on the Hub.  Nominating Ashoka Fellows for different Awards on the AshokaHub and guiding them through the application process.  Organizing and managing all aspects of Fellow documentation and communication  Assist in the Management of the Fellowship Engagement  Organizing periodic “round table” conversations to engage fellows, partners and staff of Ashoka around emerging issues and trends across East Africa’s development sector.  To report to the Fellowship team and the East Africa Regional Representative

Professional Requirements  Strong entrepreneurial track record  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  Strong training and presentation skills  Excellent writing skills and analytical skills  Strong project management skills  Computer savvy including strength in use of internet, MS word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint (web designing is an added advantage)  Fluency in English is required, Fluency in French is an added advantage Required Personal Qualities  Entrepreneurial traits  Creativity  Commitment to the public interest  Integrity  Team working  Leadership  Empathy  Systemic, conceptual thinking  High level of confidentiality  Ability to meet deadlines Application Instructions: We want to know more about you and your interest in social change. - Please submit a CV highlighting your academic, work, and/or volunteer experience where you’ve demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in creatively addressing social issues. - Submit a cover letter which answers these two questions: (1) Have you built and sustained innovative solutions for social change in your school/community/workplace? (2) What is your vision for change for a social challenge that you're passionate about? - Submit your CV and cover letter with subject heading "Fellowship Support Associate" to: eastafrica@ashoka.org

Deadline: 3rd January 2013 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please note: Ashoka is a comprehensive equal opportunity employer that takes diversity (ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc.) into account in its selection process.

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