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JOB DESCRIPTION 

CO-WORKING SPACE COORDINATOR

 

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 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. 

 

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. 

TERMS OF REFERENCE
VOLUNTEER

Position: Volunteer.
Location: Yangon.
Duration: To be determined on interview.
Expected date of Start: ASAP

1- Background

Impact Hub Yangon is an innovation lab, a business Incubator, a social enterprise community center. We offer you a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow your impact. Our diverse community will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.

2- Profile

We are looking for any and all motivated individuals that are willing to make an impact in their local communities as well as the larger world. When working in Impact Hub you will always be interacting with other people, other people with other skills having a curiosity to learn from the people around will help make you incredibly useful in this position and onwards so always having a curiosity to learn is key to creating this impact.

3- Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Member & Community Management (connecting members, helping with community projects, troubleshooting, problem-solving)
    • Reception, Welcome & Info-Point (giving info tours of the space, welcoming clients and visitors, receiving phone calls, receiving post)
    • Event team support (supporting setting up rooms for meetings & events, supporting catering for meetings & events)
    • Space management (opening and closing the space, keeping the space tidy and set up according to the standards)
    • (Any other tasks determined by the IHY staff and related to the project objectives.)

4 – Required Qualifications and Skills

• Reliability
• A drive to impact society through a business lens.
Personal device(Laptop or iPad)
• Good communication and team skills
• Fluent in English

Please get in touch with kyaw.soe@impacthub.net, if the assignment is of interest.

Jam the Yogurt | Series 1 Prelude 

Last Saturday IHY launched its new food innocation series with a bang!!!  This innovative event aims at creating a safe space for the food entrepreneurs and producers to meet, discuss and foster innovation in the industry of Myanmar. The session was well attended with great participation from the audience. There were amazing presentations on the food sector as well as interesting guest speakers. (Honorable Guest Speakers: Kyaw Thu Htet (Founder of MILS) and Calvin Pun (Founder of KekoKua | Haven Honey)
Products were available to see and to discuss processing and marketing techniques with the producers – and to taste!!! Showcasing included: Chat Kyee and Haven Honey.
With the technology sector and retail sector growing, many young people and even the policy makers in Myanmar tend to overlook the importance of promoting Myanmar food and agricultural sector. As a consequence, Myanmar producers, especially food entrepreneurs and enthusiasts run into heavy roadblocks. Impact Hub Yangon team has long have the passion of providing guidance for the entrepreneurial community in Myanmar. With this new innovative event, IHY team aims to help support and grow the food entrepreneurial community of Myanmar. 
The topics discussed during the forum: 

1. Do we need to consider food safety in value chain when we processing food through different value adders to become value-added products? How important is it? And what is the best way to control it?

2. Who are the relevant stakeholders in this process? What can they help with? Do they make things more complicated or easier? 
3. As an entrepreneur, what roles we can take and what can we contribute to improve the food sector?
Both honorable guest speakers touched heavily on the food safety concept. Founder of MILS noted that they are dedicated to be the innovative focused company that aims to bring the values of food safety sustainability to the food chain. Ko Kyaw Thu Htet focuses on the importance of producers to comply with, at the least, basic cleanliness and safety standards in processing and final packaging. Founder of KekoKua stated Haven Honey has surpassed the food standard of Myanmar FDA. After going through the lengthy and difficult administration process for 14 months, Haven Honey proudly holds the Myanmar FDA certificate as well as a hard-core customer base through respected chains like City-Mart Marketplace. Calvin highlighted the strict process of keeping dust away from the production site as well as the heavy efforts required to keep the site up to the required standards.
As an ending part of the fire-side chat, audience raised the 2 notable questions regarding: 
1) Myanmar FDA regulations on getting the products certified
2) What is the motivation behind the founders to start a food start-ups


On 17th August, impact Hub Yangon (IHY), in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Myanmar, (FNF) ran Event #2 – part of the “Myanmar Digital & Development Event Series”. The Series aims to create a dialogue platform to raise awareness about the development of digital economy, innovations and startup ecosystem in Myanmar. In this workshop, more than 45 people from public and private digital sectors, entrepreneurs, academics, and speakers from FNF and IHY discussed and reviewed the existing digital polices, identifying constraints and challenges for development, and innovating solutions. Participants worked in groups and clearly enjoyed the presentations and networking sessions – and the food and drink, too.

Many businesses in Myanmar are focusing to develop the digital sector of the digital economy. Myanmar has a number of challenges in digital economic policy and related sectors. IHY and FNF teams have a passion to develop a strong digital economy community. The Digital Series aims to identify various kinds of digital businesses established in Myanmar, through a series of networking and workshop events and to create a digital dialogue platform to share experiences and raise awareness about the development of the digital economy and digital innovations in Myanmar.

In SeriesⅡ, we discussed the following topics:
1. Digital Literacy for Market/Consumer
2. SME Tax Payment
3. Digital Payment for Consumer/Client
4. Digital Security for Consumer/Client and
5. Media and the Digital Sector
Participants divided into five groups for the five topics and discussed topics such as stakeholders in the Ecosystem, including beneficiaries, challenges, constraints. There was also discussion about how to overcome constraints for each of these topics.

Description of the Digital Dialog Platform
IHY has the wide network of startups, entrepreneurs, and investors, and works closely with them, IHY is in an excellent position to lead the creation of a digital dialog platform where people can get inspired, discuss a range of digital topics happening in Myanmar, and share skills and experiences. The platform will help to build good relations between stakeholders, including investors, startups, and ecosystem builders, as well as assisting policy makers from the public sector to improve digital sector policies while recognizing the important role that the government plays in the development of the digital economy. IHY sees close synergy between this proposed work and the current mission of FNF Myanmar.

What’s in it for you, the participant?
– Taking part in this event from the start will enable you to:
– Turn your challenges and needs into new opportunities
– Have a chance to advocate the public sector people focuses on digital sector
– Get to know the current digital policies and regulations and the future plans
– Learn from relevant best practices from other startups and experts
– Meet the investors
– Networking to build new partnerships and get inspired

Keep yourself updated with Impact Hub Yangon Facebook Page and Website.
www.facebook.com/IHYangon/
www.impacthubyangon.net

We will continue organizing more of series to further explore sustainable solutions to the challenges identified – in Series #3…. Watch for event timings and come join us!!!

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Impact Hubs across the

network here.

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