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 Title: Endeavor Egypt Communications & Outreach Officer (REF: COO)

Reports To: Endeavor Egypt Managing Director
Works with: Local Endeavor team, Endeavor Global Marketing team,
Local Endeavor Venture Corps Mentors, Local Entrepreneurs
About Endeavor:
Endeavor (www.endeavor.org & www.endeavoreg.org) is a global non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging markets. We aim to become the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurship in Egypt. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from custom support services to help them develop their businesses, plan for growth, and attract financing. Endeavor’s key strength is its network of VentureCorps Mentors: local and global business-leaders that provide pro-bono advice to the entrepreneurs in Endeavor’s network. Endeavor also stimulates a local entrepreneurial infrastructure by promoting entrepreneurial role models and seeking out partnerships. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has offices in most Latin American countries as well as South Africa, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. Endeavor aims to be in 20 emerging countries by 2020.
Communication & Outreach Officer’s Purpose:
Endeavor Egypt country office is seeking to hire a "Communication & Outreach Officer" to help promote entrepreneurship and establish Endeavor as a national focal point for High-Impact entrepreneurship. Primary ways to do this will be to generate more media coverage of entrepreneurship, organize Endeavor events, and seek out partnerships with relevant organizations.
Key Responsibilities:
Create high visibility of high-impact entrepreneur role-models through print and broadcast media.
Engage Endeavor entrepreneurs, staff and mentors as speakers at universities, outreach events, conferences, networking events, etc.
Seek out partnerships with business sector organizations that support our values, can nominate candidates, provide mentors and widen our network.
Moderate and update Endeavor Egypt’s website (English & Arabic).
Actively moderate Endeavor’s social media presence (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Wordpress) and create meaningful content.
Create a long-term strategy for Endeavor Egypt’s blog (http://endeavoreg.wordpress.com/).
Develop a strategy to engage Arabic-language media to write about entrepreneurship.
Create inspiring media content and marketing materials to promote entrepreneurship.
Develop a communications strategy to more effectively target potential entrepreneurs.
Organize events for Endeavor’s network of mentors, entrepreneurs, and friends.
Seek out relevant organizational partnerships that can offer relevant services to Endeavor or its Entrepreneurs.
Coordinate the production of “E-moments” (short documentaries on young entrepreneurs).
Coordinate the design & development of “Idea-lab”: an online portal for peer-review of potential entrepreneurial ideas.
Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree, 2-4 years of relevant work experience (PR, media, communications, marketing, journalism), Master’s Degree a plus
Experience working in an international capacity
Independent worker
Ability to travel internationally on occasion
Excellent English and Arabic written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Egypt's economic and business climate
Good relations with the press (preferred)
Basic HTML skills, familiarity with Joomla or other CMS’s (preferred)
Highly motivated, focused, creative, flexible, organized, able to balance multiple priorities
Strong computer software proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are requested to sent a short motivation letter and their resumé to careers@endeavoreg.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a reference to the job they are applying to in the subject header.




Title: Search & Selection Officer (REF: SSO)
Reports To: Managing Director
Works with: Local team, Global S&S team,
Local & Global Venture Corps Mentors, Local Entrepreneurs
About Endeavor:
Endeavor (www.endeavor.org & www.endeavoreg.org) is a global non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging markets. We aim to become the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurship in Egypt. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from custom support services to help them develop their businesses, plan for growth, and attract financing. Endeavor’s key strength is its network of VentureCorps Mentors: local and global business-leaders that provide pro-bono advice to the entrepreneurs in Endeavor’s network. Endeavor also stimulates a local entrepreneurial infrastructure by promoting entrepreneurial role models and seeking out partnerships. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has offices in most Latin American countries as well as South Africa, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. Endeavor aims to be in 20 emerging countries by 2020.
Search & Selection Officer’s Purpose:
Endeavor Egypt country office is seeking to hire a "Search & Selection Officer" to identify, and help select potential Egyptian high-impact entrepreneurs to present at the Endeavor International Selection Panels.
Key Responsibilities:
Participate in developing the "High Impact" criteria of Entrepreneurs based on the Global model and tailoring it to match the Egyptian local market.
Proactively seek out and screen high-potential entrepreneurs based on the selection criteria by attending trade-fairs and following business publications.
Leverage Endeavor’s network of business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, academics and journalists to “nominate” potential candidates
Communicate with Endeavor Global on S&S activities and progress
Recruit key members of the business, consulting, finance, industry and marketing communities, to volunteer as pro bono screeners of entrepreneur candidates and mentors of selected entrepreneurs
Conduct in-depth interviews with entrepreneur candidates per selection cycle
Assess companies’ growth potential, critical challenges, and entrepreneurial capacity of the team
Draft company overviews and detailed profiles to be used at Endeavor’s Local Panel and International Selection Panel, analyzing: business concept, innovation, growth potential and management team
Prepare and coach final candidates for Local and International Selection Panels
Keep up-to-date statistics on Endeavor’s Selection Process and maintain an ongoing pipeline of potential entrepreneur candidates
Manage other related Search and Selection activities
Oversee Search & Selection Associates
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree business related field, with 3-5 years of relevant work experience (banking, private equity, management consulting, strategic planning, business development, organizational strategy, sales and marketing), Master’s Degree a plus
Good business judgment: ability to identify and evaluate world-class entrepreneurial leaders and role models, companies and projects
Basic financial knowledge (balance sheet, cash flow, basic accounting) (preferred)
Excellent English as well as Arabic written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Egypt's economic and business climate
Ability to travel internationally on occasion
Experience working in an international capacity
Highly motivated, focused, creative, flexible, organized, able to balance multiple priorities
Strong computer software proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Application Instructions

Interested applicants are requested to sent a short motivation letter and their resumé to careers@endeavoreg.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a reference to the job they are applying to in the subject header





Title: Business Case Study Intern
Reports To: Search & Selection Associate
Works with: Local team, Local Venture Corps Mentors, Local Entrepreneurs, Endeavor Partners
About Endeavor:
Endeavor (www.endeavor.org & www.endeavoreg.org) is a global non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging markets. We aim to become the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurship in Egypt. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from custom support services to help them develop their businesses, plan for growth, and attract financing. Endeavor’s key strength is its network of VentureCorps Mentors: local and global business-leaders that provide pro-bono advice to the entrepreneurs in Endeavor’s network. Endeavor also stimulates a local entrepreneurial infrastructure by promoting entrepreneurial role models and seeking out partnerships. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has offices in most Latin American countries as well as South Africa, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. Endeavor aims to be in 20 emerging countries by 2020.
Business Case Study Purpose:
Endeavor Egypt country office is seeking to attract candidates for a 3 month internship that will focus on writing business case studies for an entrepreneurship competition.
Key Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of an Endeavor Mentor and in coordination with Search and Selection Associate,
Approach entrepreneurs and business leaders in Endeavor’s network for possible business problems that can form the basis of a case study
Investigate and analyze the company’s history and growth
Identify strengths and weaknesses within the company
Gather information on the external environment
Conduct research on the relevant government policy and business environment
Conduct interviews with company’s employees relevant to the case study
Work with a mentor in drafting the business case-study
Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in business related field, with ideally relevant work experience (banking, private equity, management consulting, strategic planning, business development, organizational strategy, sales and marketing, start-up)
Experience in writing business case studies and/or reports is a plus
Good business judgment: ability to identify and evaluate world-class entrepreneurial leaders and role models, companies and projects
Basic financial knowledge (balance sheet, cash flow, basic accounting) (preferred)
Excellent English as well as Arabic written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Egypt's economic, political and business climate
Experience working in an international capacity
Highly motivated, focused, creative, flexible, organized, able to balance multiple priorities
Strong computer software proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Interested applicants are requested to sent a short motivation letter and their resumé to careers@endeavoreg.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a reference to the job they are applying to in the subject header.

Title: Search & Selection Associate (REF: SSA)
Reports To: Search & Selection Officer
Works with: Local team, Global S&S team,
Local & Global Venture Corps Mentors, Local Entrepreneurs
About Endeavor:
Endeavor (www.endeavor.org & www.endeavoreg.org) is a global non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging markets. We aim to become the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurship in Egypt. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from custom support services to help them develop their businesses, plan for growth, and attract financing. Endeavor’s key strength is its network of VentureCorps Mentors: local and global business-leaders that provide pro-bono advice to the entrepreneurs in Endeavor’s network. Endeavor also stimulates a local entrepreneurial infrastructure by promoting entrepreneurial role models and seeking out partnerships. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has offices in most of Latin American countries as well as South Africa, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. Endeavor aims to be in 20 emerging countries by 2020.
Search and Selection Associate’s Purpose:
Endeavor Egypt country office is seeking to hire a "Search & Selection Associate" to help identify potential Egyptian high-impact entrepreneurs to present at the Endeavor International Selection panels.
Key Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of Search and Selection Officer,
Participate in developing the "High Impact" criteria of Entrepreneurs based on the Global model and tailoring it to match the Egyptian local market.
Proactively seek out and screen high-potential entrepreneurs based on the selection criteria by attending trade-fairs and following business publications.
Leverage Endeavor’s network of business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, academics and journalists to “nominate” potential candidates
Recruit key members of the business, consulting, finance, industry and marketing communities, to volunteer as pro bono screeners of entrepreneur candidates and mentors of selected entrepreneurs
Conduct in-depth interviews with entrepreneur candidates per selection cycle
Assess companies’ growth potential, critical challenges, and entrepreneurial capacity of the team
Draft company overviews and detailed profiles to be used at Endeavor’s Local Panel and International Selection Panel, analyzing: business concept, innovation, growth potential and management team
Prepare and coach final candidates for Local and International Selection Panels
Keep up-to-date statistics on Endeavor’s Selection Process and maintain an ongoing pipeline of potential entrepreneur candidates
Coordinate other related Search and Selection activities such as: Endeavor’s Innovation & Idea Competition (manage the design of business-case studies, advertising of the competition, event-planning, etc.)
Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree business related field, with ideally 2 years of relevant work experience (banking, private equity, management consulting, strategic planning, business development, organizational strategy, sales and marketing, start-up)
Good business judgment: ability to identify and evaluate world-class entrepreneurial leaders and role models, companies and projects
Basic financial knowledge (balance sheet, cash flow, basic accounting) (preferred)
Excellent English as well as Arabic written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Egypt's economic and business climate
Ability to travel internationally on occasion
Experience working in an international capacity
Highly motivated, focused, creative, flexible, organized, able to balance multiple priorities
Strong computer software proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Application Instructions

Interested applicants are requested to sent a short motivation letter and their resumé to careers@endeavoreg.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a reference to the job they are applying to in the subject header.

Employer Description: 
ENDEAVOR IS HIRING! Are you passionate about entrepreneurship, innovative ventures, consulting SMEs and Egypt’s economic development? Endeavor is a global non-profit that supports entrepreneurship in emerging countries. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of high-growth, innovative, for-profit entrepreneurs each year, ultimately selecting those with the highest potential for custom support services. For its Egypt office, Endeavor is recruiting for the following positions: - Communication & Outreach Officer - Search & Selection Officer - Search & Selection Associate - Entrepreneur Services Associate (starting December 2010) Please visit the website for more information on Endeavor. Interested applicants are requested to send a short motivation letter with their resume to careers@endeavoreg.org.
Contacts: 
Please visit the website for more information on Endeavor. Interested applicants are requested to send a short motivation letter with their resume to careers@endeavoreg.org. .