Growth Manager (Nigeria)

Social edtech startup: educating the poorest 1 billion children

At EIDU, we want to educate the world’s poorest 1 billion children by giving them the world’s best learning content at their fingertips. Most of them are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and math today. We have 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. Our solution enables children to learn by themselves, at their own pace, at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. 

We’ve established EIDU in Kenyan schools with over 10,000 learners using the app and developed an onboarding process that leads to over 90% of new teachers actively using the app within 2 weeks. Our vision is to serve the world’s poorest 1 billion children by building a mobile global edtech learning platform. For more information, visit our website eidu.com and watch our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87sRPuBwsY4.

Following rapid growth in Kenya, we are looking for a Growth Manager for our expansion across Africa. You will start with Nigeria and will be the main person on the ground executing our market entry and subsequent growth across the country. This includes building a local network, acquisition and onboarding of new schools and coordination with all relevant stakeholders (i.e. school organisations, government). You will also subsequently play a key role in growing EIDU’s presence in several other African countries. Preferred starting date is September 1st.

What you will be doing

  • Sales to acquire and onboard schools at a high double-digit growth rate
  • Build and maintain a network for EIDU in West Africa (and potentially other countries) with all relevant stakeholders in the education and business community (government and non-government)
  • Execute our validated processes to acquire new school directors as customers and to ensure they and their teachers are successfully onboarded
  • Ensure operational excellence in everything we do
  • Recruit, lead, and motivate a lean local team in acquisition and onboarding
  • Proactively solve problems on a daily basis and share and act upon insights and feedback from the field to improve our customers’ experience
  • Set up and manage partnerships with local smartphone distributors to ensure a continuous supply of devices to schools

What we are looking for

Required

  • You are phenomenally entrepreneurial and able to fully own and execute our expansion strategy in Nigeria 
  • You are a creative problem solver, willing to get your hands dirty and get stuff done on the ground 
  • You are a sales person, a true networker and can open doors wherever you go
  • You have at least 4 years of work experience, of which at least 2 years are in a role in sales and / or operations, ideally in Nigeria
  • You have lived in Nigeria for at least 3 years
  • You are willing and able to travel throughout Africa, if needed for weeks at a time
  • You are comfortable organising, running and leading effective sales meetings, from small ones with key stakeholders to large gatherings of school directors (up to 150)
  • You are comfortable operating in a lean, resource-constrained start-up environment and flexible to adapt your role and responsibilities as needed
  • You are able to work successfully within a globally remote team environment 
  • Passion for EIDU’s mission overall and for EIDU’s customers in particular

Preferred

  • You have experience in leading a small team 
  • You have experience in an operational role in a fast-growing (tech) start up
  • Experience in effectively dealing with the public sector
  • International exposure, gained throughout your education or career, is a plus

What we offer

  • Being part of a social mission-driven yet business-minded start up, 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 we do and how we do it on a daily basis
  • Growing your responsibilities as we grow our scale
  • Competitive compensation package

If this resonates with you, there is no time to waste

Please submit your CV, a one-paragraph motivation letter, and your earliest start date to join@eidu.com.

Apply Now

EIDU has offices in Berlin, Germany and Nairobi, Kenya. We are happy to help with paperwork upon relocation to Berlin or Nairobi if needed.
If you feel strong resonance with our mission and think you can make a significant contribution, please send an email to join@eidu.com. We look forward to hearing from you, and working together on an exciting chance to make a global change.
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