Entrepreneurship Trainer

Posted almost 2 years ago by FiveOne Labs
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary 0 - 0 Sector NGO


Full-Time Position

Please send all applications to

Organization: Five One Labs

Position Title: Entrepreneurship Trainer 

Location: Based in Duhok, with frequent travel to Erbil.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Form: Please fill out our application form here.


Five One Labs is a start-up incubator that helps talented entrepreneurs from Iraq and Syria to launch and grow their businesses. We aim to empower individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and contribute to the economic growth of their communities.

Five One Labs creates flexible programs for early-, advance-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs that are focused on human-centered design, the core building blocks of business fundamentals, and leadership development. Our trainers are steeped in lean startup and design thinking methodology, and thus our training is hands-on, active, and highly practical for early-stage entrepreneurs.

With offices in Duhok, Erbil,Sulaimani, Baghdad and Basra, Five One Labs creates flexible programs for entrepreneurs that are focused on human-centered design, business fundamentals, and leadership development. Our trainers are steeped in lean startup and design thinking methodology, and thus our trainings are hands-on, active, and highly practical for innovative startups.

For more information, please see


The Five One Labs team is looking for a confident, organized, self-motivated individual to join us as our Entrepreneurship Trainer in Duhok. 

The Trainer will have an important role running entrepreneurship trainings and managing our growing innovation community in Duhok. A successful candidate should have experience in the private sector and/or entrepreneurship, experience with community outreach and marketing, fluency in English and Kurdish languages, and the ability to deliver trainings on innovation, lean startup and business concepts. We are searching for someone that is interested in learning, growing, and potentially becoming a valued long-term contributor to the organization.

This will be a great opportunity to see the inner workings of one of Iraq’s first startup incubators!

The successful candidate will support Five One Labs to:

  • Deliver training sessions to entrepreneurs throughout the programs and through other workshops; Conduct innovative and interactive trainings on design thinking, market research, financial models, business management, entrepreneurship, etc in both English and Kurdish;

  •  Provide regular in person one on one business advisory services to the entrepreneurs throughout the duration of the programs;

  • Support the development of new trainings, sessions and webinars;

  • contribute to the planning and implementation of the events and outreach activities during the course of the programs in Duhok.

  • Develop and grow the entrepreneurship community in Duhok, which includes working professionals and entrepreneurs, program participants, and outside groups;

  • Support the procurement of materials and development of vendor partnerships;

  • Assist in the marketing outreach for Five One Labs and training programs and events in Duhok;

  • Develop relevant marketing content, including blogs, one pager, and email campaigns about Five One Labs and AUK programs in Duhok.

  • Together with Five One leadership, develop M&E processes, records, and program reports to ensure sustainability and improvement of the Five One Labs programs over time;

  • Other tasks as required by our growing organization.

The Entrepreneurship Trainer will report directly to the Head of Expansion and will liaise frequently with our startup support team in Sulaimani and Erbil. Five One Labs will ensure that the selected candidate has access to all relevant materials and support to succeed in his or her role.

The Five One Labs team is seeking candidates with the following profile:

Skills and Knowledge

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (Business, International Relations, Education, etc.);

  • Fluency in English and Kurdish (highly developed written and oral communication skills); Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

  • 3+ years’ work experience in related fields, with an emphasis placed on previous experience in training, customer service, and business advisory;

  • Previous experience in business and/or entrepreneurship training;

  • Familiarity with business fundamentals, innovation and design thinking;

  • Solid computer skills: must be able to work effectively and accurately with Google products, Word, Excel, and email.

Personal Characteristics

  • Team-oriented and enthusiastic about working with and supporting others;

  • Willingness to listen, learn and engage with the local culture and entrepreneurial ecosystem, with particular sensitivity to working with vulnerable populations;

  • Outgoing, positive, and interested in developing a strong community;

  • Attention to detail, conscientious about accuracy and professional presentation at all times; desire for continuous improvement;

  • Self-starter personality – able to initiate and lead projects or tasks with minimal supervision;

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment;

  • Experience working and thriving in multicultural teams.


The position will be based in Duhok, Iraq but require travel to Erbil as needed to run programs and events.


If you are interested in this position, please fill in this application form and send your CV cover letter to  The application period will close at 05:00pm on April 25th.


Note: this is a rolling application process, so apply as soon as possible!


Five One Labs is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds, and of any gender, to apply for this position.


Share this Job

FiveOne Labs

FiveOne Labs logo

Five One Labs is a start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses in the Middle East. Launching first in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, w...

Live Jobs: 0 - View all Jobs
Sector Specialisms: NGO