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  • Project Apollo is a Founders Factory Africa venture that democratises access to lifesaving medical devices by removing the burden of ownership.
    Currently, Africa’s average per capita spend on medical equipment is just under $10, a fraction of the global average of $77. In Nigeria, it’s just $0.90. Project Apollo is built on the belief that eve…

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    • Open Jobs
      1. Operations Lead (Apollo)
      2. Finance Manager (Rural Farmers Hub)
      3. Co-founder (Project Damian)
      4. Co-Founder (Project Apollo)
    • Method of Application

    Operations Lead (Apollo)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 5 – 7 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

    Responsibilities:
    Operations 50%

    • Oversees Project Apollo operations including working with the CEO to include ongoing training and coaching on specific issues, e.g., personnel, BME, doctors, Medical Sales Reps (MSR) or leased asset issues, expenditures, or compliance with regulatory requirements
    • Ensures that Project Apollo meets all SLA provisions for leased assets and takes preventive measures where there is the likelihood of defaults
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates comprehensive preventative maintenance programs
    • Develops annual operating budgets and monitors operational expenses on a regular basis and implements strategies to ensure expenditures remain within prescribed budgets
    • Manages service contract negotiations, and implements purchasing and expense control strategies to help them to stay competitive within the market
    • Oversees in-house platform of  BMEs, technicians, sonographers and radiologists and maintenance techs
    • Takes responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the healthcare facilities and diagnostics centres where leased assets are housed
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organisation’s policies and applicable laws
    • Manages asset improvement/replacement/upgrade projects as well as civil works to bring medical devices to full operational status, ensuring completions are on time and on budget and in accordance with OEM specifications, guidelines/standards and customer requirements
    • Working in close collaboration with the CEO, is responsible for the financial performance of the leased assets.
    • Reviews, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes annual operating budgets, monthly financial and progress reports and annual audited financial statements for all projects related to Property Management.
    • Implements and oversees systems for cost control.

    Asset Management 40%

    • Facilitates and coordinates on-going professional communications with clients to ensure service requests are responded to in accordance with best practices and that all healthcare facility activities in relation to leased assets are carried out in compliance with lease agreements and in the best interests of the assets and the company
    • Maintains an updated schedule of leased assets complete with location, SLA performance, lease duration, status and physical condition etc
    • Ensures all agreements and documents are in compliance with rules and regulations outlined by other entities (such as by the State Governments, healthcare regulators etc)
    • Plays a key leadership role in combining sound asset management principles with a commitment to providing supportive services to property and operations managers and staff and collaborates with General Manager to assure this connection
    • In conjunction with asset management staff, responsible for assuring excellent physical condition of leased assets
    • Compiles, prepares and presents the delivery of written and/or oral reports to CEO ability to document processes and actions taken for further learning as well as presentation skills are very critical
    • Overall responsibility for ensuring that leased assets deployed and and/or managed remain fiscally sound, affordable and well maintained, and that they feature a comprehensive healthcare facility services component

    Business Development and Sales 10%

    • Participates in formulating and administering company policies and developing long-range goals and objectives
    • Collaborates with the CEO on new project development activity and client portfolio refinancing
    • For new projects, assisting with the management contracts, initial budgets, and site planning for optimal long-term asset performance
    • Works with the CEO and on the implementation of marketing and leasing efforts
    • Researches, investigates, analyses affordable medical devices leasing trends and developments, and in accordance with these trends/developments, prepares forecasts, action plans and recommendations for the company
    • Supports the CEO in executing, and evaluating new/existing property management contracts ensuring proper staffing, funding, building/equipment safety and regulatory compliance.

    Qualifications

    • A thorough understanding of the medical devices/equipment space and the players in that space
    • 5-7 years’ experience in leasing operations and property/asset/fleet management of industrial assets, coupled with at least 3 years supervisory/management experience preferably in the healthcare sector
    • Thorough knowledge of general maintenance procedures, budgeting principles, HVAC/electrical/mechanical systems and life-cycle costing
    • Must be based in Lagos
    • Proven ability to direct project activities, lead by example, formulate and execute company-wide goals and objectives and assess achievement
    • Proven evidence of working in a start-up environment
    • Experience in a leadership role in the equipment leasing business (strongly preferred)
    • Computer proficiency MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and Google Suite (Slides, Docs and Sheets)
    • Evidence of leading with respect and consideration for all team mates and proven mentorship abilities

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    Finance Manager (Rural Farmers Hub)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 4 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

    About Rural Farmers Hub
    At Rural Farmers Hub, our vision is to create innovation and access to every farmer in Africa. We accomplish this by developing and distributing precision management solutions for crop health & soil quality that benefits small farmers, plantations, and out-growers.

    In May 2022, we closed our pre-seed round. We work with reputable organisations in Nigeria like Mercy Corps, Save the Children, IFDC, Sasakawa SG2000, Nigeria Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services, among others. We are positively prospecting to include brands like Olam, Dantata Foods, and others to the list.

    Role Summary
    Rural Farmers Hub is looking for a Finance Manager to join the Senior Leadership Team who will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operations Officer and the Chief Technology Officer, to drive high-growth (30 to 50X) of the business and into multiple geographies. S/he will play a vital & strategic role in leading the planning, execution & management of the finance, accounting, people, culture, legal, commercial, compliance, risk management, business continuity & internal operations across the company’s global operations, which are all important to set up the business for sustainable growth. S/he Manager will work closely with the CEO and COO to report on business & financial performance to the Board and its subcommittees. S/he will also manage the commercial aspects to support the company’s growth & expansion.  S/he will also work closely with the CEO on the fundraising process including deal room execution & due diligence. If you are that person, we have reserved a seat at the board for you.
    Responsibilities

    • Financial & management accounting management across multiple geographies, with reporting functions for internal & external purposes.
    • Comprehensive budgeting with close tracking & active cashflow management.
    • Preparing board decks and reporting to the Board on business performance, risk and all other matters relevant to the Board.
    • Preparing annual financial statements & managing the full audit process.
    • Financial analysis, and incorporating data analytics in reporting to support decision making.   
    • Ensuring 100% tax and other statutory compliance at all times across all geographies.
    • Capacitating the people & culture functions with scale in mind.
    • Managing legal engagements across various legal requirements, including helping to secure Rural Farmers Hub’s intellectual properties (IP).
    • Managing the commercial functions including pricing across multiple revenue streams & customer deal negotiations, in conjunction with the growth team.
    • Ensuring 100% compliance with various requirements to operate in each geography.
    • Creating, executing & managing the risk management function whilst ensuring company-wide training to ensure risk is managed actively.
    • Crafting & executing business continuity plans.
    • Managing internal operations that support across multiple functions.

    Key Requirements

    • Chartered Accountant
    • Minimum of 4 years relevant work experience, experience in accounting, logistics or supply chain industry preferable.
    • Experience working in a start-up or high growth business would be preferable.
    • Strong planning & execution skills.
    • Experience hiring & managing subordinate teams.
    • Hands-on approach & problem-solving abilities critical.
    • Experience with accounting software & other reporting tools  dashboards, data visualisation tools such as power BI, cliqview or equivalent & other reporting tools.  
    • Strategic view of finance & accounting with ability to dive into the details.
    • Passion for technology & logistics with high propensity to learn quickly.
    • Creative problem solving & ability to handle high levels of pressure.
    • Strong relationship skills & ability to work with people at all levels within an organisation.
    • Strong teamwork & cross collaboration capabilities.  

    Benefits

    • Initial annual gross salary is NGN3,000,000 NGN4,000,000
    • Employee share option program (ESOP).
    • The opportunity to be at the fore front of an exciting start-up that is scaling into a global company.

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    Co-founder (Project Damian)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

    What is Project Damian?

    Project Damian is a Founders Factory Africa venture that will deliver quality in-home, on-demand healthcare services through its network of trained, registered nurses. Nigerian patients deserve greater access to quality healthcare, and Project Damian aims to democratise healthcare delivery—helping patients receive the treatment they need when they need it.

    This Role:

    We are looking for a driven individual to lead Damian, taking it from a concept to a viable, investable company. As a co-founder you will navigate market validation, product development, commercialisation, and team formation. upon completion of the Build Program, you will transition into a Founding CEO role and continue to direct the growth and development of Damian.

    The Deal:

    Project Damian is backed by the full might of Founders Factory Africa’s internal teams. You will also benefit from a host of ‘unfair advantages’ in the market engineered by our Investment and Partnerships teams. This role offers the dual benefit of operational autonomy and relevant, tangible startup support. You receive:

    • $50,000 to get the initial product into market
    • A majority founding equity stake in the business
    • Collaboration and support from FFA’s team across product design and development, growth and marketing, strategic partnerships, talent, and investment.
    • Up to $200,000 in follow-on investment post-program

    Responsibilities

      • Oversee the successful build and market launch of Project Damian
      • Set a clear vision for the business, including both commercial and product direction
      • Hire a founding team that can help you execute on the vision
      • Develop a plan for scale that includes market expansion, product evolution, and organizational growth.
      • Create and execute a fundraising plan to fund commercial expansion

    Required Skills & Competencies

      • Demonstrated experience bringing products to market, either at a startup venture or in an agency capacity
      • Demonstrated commercial success in building/growing a company or expanding a product’s reach and impact.  
      • Experience in building and managing a team and driving it towards successful outcomes
      • A genuine passion for healthcare and building solutions that will help improve the wellbeing of millions of patients
      • An intuitive commercial sense and a demonstrated ability to understand what consumers want and to reconcile this understanding with commercial imperatives
      • Strong communication skills and the ability to rally others around a shared vision

    Non-negotiables

      • Sheer resilience and appreciation for failure
      • Relentless focus on objectives and momentum
      • Relentlessly resourceful and creative problem solving
      • High risk tolerance and boundless ambition
      • A collaborative approach and willingness to be wrong

    Working on a Founders Factory Venture provides a rare opportunity for you to team up with world-class thinkers, entrepreneurs, and creators in building and launching a successful healthtech startup. This role offers the freedom and excitement of working in a nippy early-stage startup coupled with a large organisation’s financial stability and resource access.

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a game-changing startup with global growth aspirations and to help shape the future of Africa’s startup ecosystem.

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    Co-Founder (Project Apollo)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

    Project Apollo is a Founders Factory Africa venture that democratises access to lifesaving medical devices by removing the burden of ownership.

     

    Currently, Africa’s average per capita spend on medical equipment is just under $10, a fraction of the global average of $77. In Nigeria, it’s just $0.90. Project Apollo is built on the belief that every healthcare provider on the African continent should have access to high-quality medical devices that allow them to serve more patients, treat more conditions and deliver better outcomes – all at an affordable price. Apollo enables healthcare providers to lease medical devices that are managed by independent experts, and provides servicing and management of the device for the full span of its lifecycle. The result: more accessible, more affordable equipment for healthcare providers and better access to critical diagnostics and treatment for patients.

    This Role: 

    We are looking for a driven individual to lead Apollo, taking it from a concept to a viable, investable company. As a co-founder you will navigate market validation, product development, commercialisation, and team formation, all with the support of the incredible FFA team. Upon completion of the Build Program, you will transition into a Founding CEO role and continue to direct the growth and development of Apollo.

    The Deal: 

    Project Apollo is backed by the full might of Founders Factory Africa’s internal teams, supporting on product, design, growth, commercial partnerships, business development, talent, and investment. You will also benefit from a host of ‘unfair advantages’ in the market engineered by our relationships with corporate partners. This role offers the dual benefit of operational autonomy and relevant, tangible startup support. You receive: 

    • $100,000 to get the initial product into market
    • A majority founding equity stake in the business
    • Collaboration and support from FFA’s team to help you get into market and go further, faster.
    • Partnership from day one from our corporate partners to launch an initial pilot into market
    • Up to $150,000 in follow-on investment post-program

    Responsibilities

      • Oversee the successful build and market launch of Project Apollo
      • Set a clear vision for the business, including both commercial and product direction
      • Hire a founding team that can help you execute on the vision
      • Develop a plan for scale that includes market expansion, product evolution, and organizational growth.
      • Create and execute a fundraising plan to fund commercial expansion

    Required Skills and Competencies

      • Demonstrated experience bringing products to market, either at a startup venture or in an agency capacity
      • Demonstrated commercial success in building/growing a company or expanding a product’s reach and impact.  
      • Experience in building and managing a team and driving it towards successful outcomes
      • A genuine passion for healthcare and building solutions that will help improve the wellbeing of millions of patients
      • An intuitive commercial sense and a demonstrated ability to understand what consumers want and to reconcile this understanding with commercial imperatives
      • Strong communication skills and the ability to rally others around a shared vision 
      • Professional knowledge of equipment leasing, asset financing, or other alternative ownership models
      • Experience building and scaling multi-stakeholder, platform-based software products and businesses
      • Experience in the healthcare industry and relationships with existing players in the healthcare and medical device industries a plus 

    Non Negotiables

      • Sheer resilience and appreciation for failure
      • Relentless focus on objectives and momentum
      • Relentlessly resourceful and creative problem solving
      • High risk tolerance and boundless ambition
      • A collaborative approach and willingness to be wrong

    There is no better, more scalable way to launch a venture than as a co-founder at Founders Factory Africa. Working on an FFA venture provides a rare opportunity for you to team up with world-class thinkers, entrepreneurs, and creators in building and launching a successful healthtech startup. This role offers the freedom and excitement of working in an early-stage startup coupled with a large organisation’s financial stability and resource access. You’ll have access to a team and corporate partners invested in your success from the beginning, providing stability and the infrastructure necessary to drive massive growth. 

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a game-changing startup with global growth aspirations and to help shape the future of Africa’s startup ecosystem.

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