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KOKO Fellow Program

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KOKO’s Fellowship Program is designed for entrepreneurial individuals who want to develop their capabilities in a fast-paced startup environment, involving cutting-edge technology and an ambitious mission and growth plans. In particular, the Fellowship program is ideal for high achievers who want to explore a different function, geography, or market for the next step in their career. KOKO’s co-founders have managed the Fellowship program across various emerging market ventures since 2007 and trained over 30 Fellows. After completion, Fellows have progressed to management roles within these ventures, left to start up their own ventures, attended graduate school, or transitioned to leadership roles within other companies.

Target Profile

Fellowship candidates typically fit the following profile:

  • 2-5 years of work experience, ideally in structured corporate environment, such as management consulting or finance
  • Excellent track record of academic, professional, and/or personal achievement
  • Independent thinkers with unbounded intellectual curiosity
  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced, unstructured environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect across cultures

Key Terms

Key terms of the Fellowship Agreement are as follows:

· Location: Nairobi, Kenya

· Duration: 6 months, with possibility to transition into a longer-term role

· Stipend: $1,500 per month (net of tax)

· Housing: reimbursement up to $600 per month (sufficient to cover shared housing / apartment in a comfortable, secure neighborhood in Nairobi)

· Flights: round-trip economy class airfare between home country and Nairobi

· Immigration: payment and support with all relevant business visas / work authorization

· Other benefits: Emergency medical insurance available via BUPA (‘Company Essential’ plan)

Examples of Previous Fellow Scopes of Work

  • Agent Recruitment Playbook: Fellow led process to refine and systematize the retail agent recruitment playbook, including performance standards, key processes, and analytics. 
  • PMO Launch: Fellow drove design, implementation, and refinement of Nairobi network launch plan, as well as setup of internal project management office (PMO) to coordinate and track ongoing strategic initiatives. 
  • New Country Expansion: Fellow led process to build new market scorecard for prioritization of target expansion countries and supported efforts to design and structure country partnership models and agreements.
  • Growth Capital Support: Fellow played a key role in preparation of investor materials, including key documents and pitch decks, to support close of equity round.

For more information or to apply, please contact enquiries@kokonetworks.com.

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