Company Description

The Innovation Village is an ecosystem builder at the heart of an interconnected network of entrepreneurs, academia, private sector, government, investors, believers and doers deepening the application of technology in powering socio-economic prosperity. Everyday, we deliberately devise avenues to leverage innovation,  entrepreneurship and technology to deliver  lasting solutions to challenges in the world

The goal is to create a destination that grows companies that matter and are centered around solving the biggest industry and community challenges. We are a convergence of Network, Talent, Capital and Physical Assets leading Uganda and the region into industry 4.0.

We are the home to Uganda’s most connected community of  entrepreneurs.

Job Description

Position Summary: We are seeking an exceptional Executive Assistant to support our CEO. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, a master communicator, and a proactive problem solver who excels in managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. This role is critical in ensuring effective decision-making, guiding teams, and maintaining clarity and order within the organization.

Key Outcomes:

  1. Enhanced Decision-Making and Strategic Execution:
    • Conduct thorough research and provide actionable insights to inform the CEO decisions.
    • Manage high-impact projects and initiatives, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and timely execution.
    • Develop and implement effective tracking systems for key tasks, projects, and deadlines to maintain organizational focus.
  2. Optimized Team Performance and Collaboration:
    • Facilitate clear and consistent communication across teams to ensure alignment with organizational goals.
    • Identify and resolve obstacles that may impede team performance, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
    • Guide department heads and teams to enhance efficiency, transparency, and clarity in their operations.
  3. Streamlined Executive Support and Operational Efficiency:
    • Provide comprehensive support to the CEO including calendar management, meeting coordination, and travel arrangements.
    • Prepare and review documents, reports, and presentations to support executive activities.
    • Serve as a key liaison between the CEO/Founder and internal/external stakeholders, fostering strong relationships and effective communication.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, or a related field; MBA or relevant advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in an executive support role, with a deep understanding of business operations and strategy.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management tools.
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to thrive both independently and as part of a collaborative team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Additional Information

  • You are creative with passion for delivering memorable and exemplary experiences
  • Team Leadership and support to ensure an effective performance management system is in place to support performance, including setting clear expectations.
  • You describe yourself as a self- starter that’s excited to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment and are passionate about building things (teams, companies, people)
  • You have Entrepreneurial DNA with Stellar networking skills and the ability to make smart partnerships happen
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain calm and good judgment in a fast-paced & dynamic environment
  • Kaizen! (Constantly improving yourself and your peers)

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Compensation: Attractive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Health insurance
  • Professional Growth: Continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Work-Life Balance: Flexible work environment to support a healthy work-life balance.
  • Impactful Work: Opportunity to work on transformative projects that shape the future of innovation in Africa.
  • Inclusive Culture: A diverse and inclusive workplace where your ideas and contributions are valued.

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