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JOB DESCRIPTION 

CO-WORKING SPACE COORDINATOR

 

Position: Full-time

Location: Impact Hub Yangon – Thingangyun

Background

Impact Hub Yangon is part of the world’s largest entrepreneurship community and currently supporting and scaling Myanmar economic development through entrepreneurship programs. Impact Hub Yangon is working with international organizations such as UNDP, GIZ, WWF and also working with large corporations such as Ooredoo and Grab to shape the entrepreneurship community Myanmar.

Our expanding team is looking for a Space Coordinator to manage our hub in Thingangyun. You will be taking care of the hub operations, facility and member management and work closely with operations lead to deliver the best hub experience to our members.

Interested applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree and have prior experience in a management or leadership position. Fluency in Myanmar and English is a must. A thorough understanding of entrepreneurship and community is a plus.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage and verify space usage by members on a daily basis 
  • Monitor & take care of the co-working space and its facility
  • Give a tour and explain hub service to potential members
  • Onboard new members by using guidelines given
  • Contact and request for repair service if there’s an issue with facility operations (e.g. air conditioning, plumbing, etc)
  • Assist members with their needs to provide amazing hub experience
  • Daily operations and micro management of the co-working space (e.g. printing, coffee making)
  • Manage social media platforms & promotion
  • Perform billing & handle customer requests
  • Assist to host community events and provide support with related logistic and communication
  • Provide monthly summary report on space usage

Requirements

  • Fresh graduate or distant university students are welcome to apply
  • Able to speak, read and write in English
  • Able to use Microsoft Office and Google Suites
  • Passion for entrepreneurship is a plus
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • High level of ethics, empathy and dependability

Please submit your resume and expected salary to kyaw.soe@impacthub.net and contact 095103084 / 09795900446  for further information. 

 

WANT TO BE AN IHY MENTOR?

If you are interested in volunteering as an IHY Mentor we would like to hear from you! Please fill out the form (insert survey link –see questions below) and we’ll be in touch.

IHY Mentors are trusted advisors to the social entrepreneurs as they work together at various times during the incubation training program. IHY selects mentors who, through their education, background, and experience have knowledge of the fundamentals of business planning, financial modelling, branding and marketing, and the challenges of executing on those plans.

They are selected for their business acumen as well as their values, and are deeply committed to IHY’s vision to accelerate entrepreneurship to support economic development in Myanmar, support the social enterprise ecosystem and protect the planet. IHY’s incubation and other training programs offer a platform for mentors to engage with impactful, transformative missions and lend their expertise to individuals around Myanmar who often don’t have the infrastructure, frameworks, and networks we have at our fingertips in Yangon.

IHY incubation training helps social entrepreneurs focus, clarify, and scale their business through guided mentorship. IHY’s programs also provide a curriculum for mentors and social entrepreneurs to work through to develop and enhance the organization’s business components, but also to develop a relationship that allows for a powerful exchange of value on both sides.

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JOB DESCRIPTION
OPERATIONS LEAD

Position: Full-time
Location: Impact Hub Yangon-Yaw Min Gyi 

Background

Impact Hub Yangon is part of the world’s largest entrepreneurship community and currently supporting and scaling Myanmar economic development through entrepreneurship programs. Impact Hub Yangon is working with international organizations such as UNDP, GIZ, WWF and also working with large corporations such as Ooredoo and Grab to shape the entrepreneurship community Myanmar.

Our expanding team is looking for an Operations Lead to join our core team. You will be in charge of providing inspired leadership for which involves making important policy and strategic decisions, as well as the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures, alongside the management team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Space & Facilities Operations
  • Coordination with operations team to have smooth daily operations at our multiple locations in Yangon.
  • Interacts with existing clients to make sure their needs are well met.
  • work with both operations and management team to develop sales and marketing strategies to acquire new members.
  1. Event Coordination
  • Work with management team to set-up and organize periodical events
  • Coordinate with event support team and assigned tasks accordingly (such as logistics arrangements and event invitations)
  • Communicate with speakers and engage potential speakers for the events 
  • Facilitate at all events, and engage with the audience/speakers 
  1. Program Management
  • Prepare the venue and necessary logistics to run the programs/workshops.
  • Coordinate with project support team and management team to assign tasks accordingly.
  • Coordinate between trainers and mentors to plan, schedule and execute training and mentoring sessions
  • Must have a clear understanding of each program and do thorough follow-up by providing meeting minutes and program updates to all teams. 
  • Coordinate and liaise with participants in the program as needed.
  1. Business Development
  • Oversee the management and updates of all communication channels including social media, website and newsletter.
  • Engage with the local community by attending relevant events happening in Yangon
  • Maintain a positive relationship with partner organizations of Innovation Hub

Requirements

  • University or institute graduates with proven record of experience in customer service
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Passion for tech, digital and entrepreneurial community at large
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Able to use Microsoft Office and Google Suites
  • Experienced in content creation and social media management is a plus
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • High level of ethics, empathy and dependability

Please submit your resume and expected salary to kyaw.soe@impacthub.net and contact 095103084 / 09795900446  for further information. 

JOB DESCRIPTION
COMMUNITY EVENT & SPACE MANAGER

Position: Full-time (Contract)
Location: Myanmar Plaza Office Tower

Background

Impact Hub Yangon is part of the world’s largest entrepreneurship community and currently supporting and scaling Myanmar economic development through entrepreneurship programs. Impact Hub Yangon is working with international organizations such as UNDP, GIZ, WWF and also working with large corporations such as Ooredoo and Grab to shape the entrepreneurship community Myanmar.

Impact Hub Yangon is currently managing an Innovation Hub which is a joint initiative by UNDP Myanmar and Ooredoo Myanmar. The Innovation Hub, aims to provide a platform for Myanmar’s youth to showcase technology related innovative ideas to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through digital innovation.

The objective of the initiative is to set up a dedicated facility for providing a package of acceleration, mentorship and incubation support based on global good practices to young entrepreneurs to innovate, collaborate, upscale and grow into successful enterprises having positive social impact,  and respond to development challenges including those relating to the agriculture sector, rural development, women’s economic empowerment, innovative e-governance and responsive public service delivery.

The Innovation Hub is located at the Ooredoo Myanmar Headquarters in Yangon and is managed and operated by Impact Hub Yangon.

Roles and Responsibilities

Community Management

  • Create a friendly environment for users of the Incubation Hub space (members) 
  • Plan and launch community initiatives to create connections between members of different interest groups
  • Be knowledgeable and able to explain about membership guidelines, code of conducts  for members, as necessary.
  • Oversee new member on boarding and conduct exit meetings with departing members.

Incubation Training Program Management

  • Coordinate between incubatees, trainers and mentors to plan, schedule and execute monthly incubation training sessions.
  • Plan and manage logistical requirements for monthly incubation training sessions delivery.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the entire cohort to ensure incubatees are aligned on the general objective of the training,  and performance goals
  • Hold weekly one-on-one meetings with each team to review the status of individual progress and discuss and where possible resolve any concerns 
  • Hold periodic meetings with mentors to ensure mentors and teams are properly supported
  • Report the status of the entire cohort and individual team’s progress, and mentors’ assessments  to the management team on a weekly and monthly basis.

Event Planning & Management

  • Create an event calendar that is targeted for internal members and community members
  • Identify and engage required resources such as speakers, panelists and moderators.
  • Plan and manage logistical requirements for each event, and train and coordinate logistical team members.
  • Oversee the whole event process from marketing, publicizing, catering, smooth check-in to cleanup.
  • Ensure photos and recording of events are undertaken
  • Provide a summary report of every event, and update social media and website regarding each event.

Space & Facilities Management

  • Manage and verify space usage by members on a daily basis 
  • Monitor and report to building management if there’s an issue with the facility services (wifi, electrical, air-conditioning, cleaning, etc)
  • Manage ID and access badges by verifying through member list to prevent unauthorized access
  • Provide a monthly summary report of space usage

Business Development

  • Oversee the management and updates of all communication channels including social media, website and newsletter.
  • Engage with the local community by attending relevant events happening in Yangon
  • Maintain a positive relationship with partner organizations of Innovation Hub

Requirements

  • University or institute graduates with proven record of experience in customer service
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Passion for tech, digital and entrepreneurial community at large
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Able to use Microsoft Office and Google Suites
  • Experienced in content creation and social media management is a plus
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • High level of ethics, empathy and dependability

Please submit your resume and expected salary to kyaw.soe@impacthub.net and contact 095103084 / 09795900446  for further information. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION
ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINER

Position: Part Time (Contract)
Location: Myanmar (Requires Traveling)

Background

Impact Hub Yangon is part of the world’s largest entrepreneurship community and currently supporting and scaling Myanmar economic development through entrepreneurship programs. Impact Hub Yangon is working with international organizations such as UNDP, GIZ, WWF and also working with large corporations such as Ooredoo and Grab to shape the entrepreneurship community Myanmar.

Impact Hub Yangon is currently working on different training program to scale up the startup, MSMEs and SMEs in Myanmar through entrepreneurship. The training programs aim to focus on human centered design, explain complex business concepts in simple terms, facilitating empowering activities and helping participants refine business concepts into an executable business plan.

The trainer will receive the entrepreneurship training from Impact Hub Yangon and will be required to allocated 4 days (32 hours) training per month. 

Role and Responsibilities

Workshop Preparation and Facilitation

  • Prepare learning materials and venue set up for trainings
  • Lead the facilitation of workshops and trainings

Program Management & Administration

  • Provide regular progress reports and conduct check-in meetings with Impact Hub Yangon management team
  • Provide participant attendance list with feedback and evaluation forms submitted by participants after each training session

Coaching and Advisory

  • Assist participants via one-to-one meeting or video call outside of the training session
  • Review business plans created by entrepreneur and provide feedback

Reporting & Impact Evaluation

  • Monitor, assess and evaluate the learning by participants after each training session and provide a summary report after each training module
  • Conduct impact evaluation after the training has complete and prepare a final report 

 

Requirements

  • University or institute graduates with business or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching or facilitating workshops
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to empathize with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Fluent in Myanmar and English
  • Minimum of three years relevant and current entrepreneurial experience

Compensation

  • Salary is paid per consultant day and based on cohort basis
  • All travel and accommodation expenses will be paid by Impact Hub Yangon
  • Per diem will be provided for the travels outside of Yangon

Please submit your resume to kyaw.soe@impacthub.net and contact 095103084 / 09795900446  for further information. 

Myanmar’s innovation ecosystem is geographically limited to Yangon. In order to take advantage of technology and practical developments occurring globally and in Myanmar’s neighbours, wide ranging support is needed to take innovation beyond Yangon’s city borders.

What’s needed to enable Innovation?

Critical areas and processes necessary to enable such innovation include: 1) product innovation where new, redesigned or substantially improved goods or services become available; 2) process innovation where new or significantly improved production or delivery methods evolve; 3) business model innovation where there is conscious change to an efficient existing or a new business model; 4) social innovation where novel solutions are applied to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable; 5) network innovation whereby processes involving multiple players (within and outside an organization) contribute towards creating the earlier noted innovations; and 6) organisational innovation where a new organisational method to undertake business practices is adopted.

 

Typical actors in Myanmar needed to help create an expanding, evolving innovative ecosystem include government agencies with committed policy makers and regulators to provide a positive enabling business and social environment, academics, start-ups & enterprises, incubators, accelerators and market facilitators, and of course,  finance providers.

 

The recently published innovation ecosystem snapshot of Yangon identifies the ecosystem  stakeholders and examines the processes in which the creation, diffusion, and transformation of concepts, knowledge and ideas are producing, or are needed to produce new or improved products, services, processes or business models.

 

The snapshot clearly shows there is increasing excitement about developing the outreach of Yangon’s innovation ecosystem to support and enhance the nascent innovation ecosystem, particularly in Shan State, the largest agriculture – based state in Myanmar. Finance providers and enterprises looking for potential business partnerships are examining opportunities to step into the new markets resulting from this evolving scenario.

 

For questions regarding the snapshot please contact Impact Hub Yangon on yangon@impacthub.net

 

Author: Rita O’Sullivan Funding and Partnership Development Adviser, IHY https://www.linkedin.com/in/ita-o-sullivan-804b914/

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