The Five One Labs team is looking for a confident, organized, self-motivated individual to join us as our Training and Community Associate in Erbil. The Associate will have an important role running entrepreneurship trainings and managing our growing innovation community in Erbil. A successful candidate should have experience in the private sector and/or entrepreneurship, experience with community outreach and marketing, fluency in both English and Arabic, 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:
Support the training team in translating Five One Labs’ English training curriculum into Arabic;
Conduct innovative and interactive trainings on design thinking, business and entrepreneurship in both English and Arabic;
Support the development of new trainings, sessions and webinars in both Arabic and English;
Develop and grow the entrepreneurship community in Erbil, 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 training programs and events in Erbil;
Develop relevant marketing content, including blogs, one pagers, and email campaigns about Five One Labs programs in Erbil.
The Entrepreneurship Training and Community Associate will report directly to the Training and Business Development Manager in Erbil, and will liaise frequently with our training team in Sulamani. 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 Arabic (highly developed written and oral communication skills); Kurdish language knowledge a plus;
2+ years work experience in private sector and/or NGO roles, 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.
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.