Entrepreneurship Trainer

Posted 7 months ago by FiveOne Labs
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

All applications should be submitted via the application link, below. 

Organization: Five One Labs 

Position Title: Entrepreneurship Trainer

Location: Based in Erbil, Iraq, with some travel to other cities

Start Date:  September 1, 2020

Application Closing Date: Application is open on a rolling basis until July 25; interviews will start immediately.

Application Form: Form is available here

Please Note: This position is contingent on donor approval and funding. 


Five One Labs is a start-up incubator based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) 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. 

With offices in Erbil and Sulaimani, 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. 

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We are looking for an innovative business professional to join us as our Trainer and Business Advisor. If you have an MBA, have worked with a startup or business, or have business training experience, you are right for the role! A successful candidate should have experience in the private sector, business consulting, and/or entrepreneurship, fluency in English and Arabic (with Kurdish as a plus), and the ability to deliver trainings and advisory sessions on business concepts. 

This is a critical role for the success of our team, organization, and, most particularly, our entrepreneurs. We are searching for someone that is interested in learning, growing, and becoming a valued long-term contributor to the organization.

The successful candidate will support Five One Labs to:

  • Support the training team in running outreach and training sessions; 

  • Conduct innovative trainings and consulting on design thinking, business and entrepreneurship in both English, Arabic, and potentially Kurdish; 

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

  • Assist in the marketing outreach for Five One Labs programs; 

  • Provide one-on-one business advisory services to entrepreneurs in Five One programming;

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

  • Other tasks as required by our growing organization.

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

  • Graduate degree in business preferred; bachelor’s degree plus previous experience in entrepreneurship or business consulting may substitute;

  • 5+ years work experience in related fields, with an emphasis placed on prior training, teaching, or business consulting experience;

  • Deep familiarity with the following topics, particularly how they relate to startups:  business fundamentals, including basic strategy, operations, financial modeling, market sizing and management; innovation; and leadership;

  • Previous experience in coaching or mentoring individuals or small teams;

  • Fluent in English and Arabic; Kurdish a plus

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 Erbil, Iraq but may require travel to other cities across Iraq as needed to run programs and events.

If you are interested in this position, please fill in this application form and send your CV or resume to with the subject line “Entrepreneurship Trainer”.  Make sure your application contains a CV and Cover Letter - applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The application period will close at 11:59pm on July 25, 2021.

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


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