The Reckitt “Fight for Access” accelerator program in South Africa is a new accelerator focusing on supporting social businesses and entrepreneurs by providing solutions to enable access to WASH in the country. The program starts in September 2022 and will last until February 2023. The application period is expected to start in July and the selection of the entrepreneurs who will be part of the program will take place by the end of August. A parallel program is taking place in Brazil.
The Sourcing Manager (SM) brings sourcing expertise to the program during the initial phase when social entrepreneurs and start-ups need to be identified and contacted. S/he works directly with the Head of Accelerator (HoA) and Program Manager (PM).
Core tasks include :
We are looking to create a solid pipeline of social business for the accelerator with an initial ambition to have a shortlist of 20-30 high-quality social businesses that would, after the selection process, become a program cohort size between 6-10 ventures.
1) Direct & indirect Outreach: Startup identification, contact, and applications
2) Sourcing through partners, Communication & PR during the sourcing period
3) Other tasks
This is a Freelancer position. In this capacity, the SM needs to be involved in the program for 50% of their time from June to August 2022 both included.
Yunus Social Business (YSB) is a philanthropic fund for social businesses and venture builder for corporate social businesses. Co-founded in 2011 by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, our mission is to promote social business as a sustainable alternative to long-term aid, bridging the gap between business and philanthropy.
YSB is headquartered in Berlin, with on-the-ground presence in Brazil, Colombia, India, Kenya and Uganda. Today, our social businesses already serve over 13 million people in emerging and developing countries.
We are currently a global team of 50+ people with experience in entrepreneurship, consulting, venture capital, business incubation, finance and international development. We also work with an amazing community of freelance impact and business consultants, design thinking experts, startup catalysts and mentors for our projects
Please apply in English by 20th May 2022. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Contact Person: Eliane Knobbe
We look forward to hearing from you!