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  • Posted: Mar 4, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sector...
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    Executive Director, Start Empathy

    How? Our Theory of Change

    Ashoka is not setting out to teach every child changemaking skills. Instead Ashoka is committed to act as a catalyst focused on creating urgency and demand for changemaking skills in society.

    Much like what we did with the field of social entrepreneurship, we are seeking to drive this mindset shift in society by helping people see differently. We intend to work with co-creators (Ashoka Fellows and other leaders) to influence key actors including, parents, schools, governments, media, companies to see why changemaking skills are key for their children to succeed and contribute effectively in society. It will open opportunities to change how we parent, what we teach our children and youth, what stories we write, how we hire and organize or report success.

    Success to us lies in tipping the narrative in society on what we believe are the key skills children need. Metrics include – do other key influencers now say empathy and changemaking skills are key? Are more parents prioritizing changemaker skills for their children?

    Are schools or government now using pedagogy and curriculum to instill empathy and changemaking skills in teachers / children? Are companies looking to hire changemakers? Are big media platforms writing about empathy and changemaking skills for children?

    The Leadership Role

    • Ashoka is looking for an exceptional changemaker to join its Global Leadership Team to lead this change in Africa.
    • Does working with peers like these to enable the world prioritize empathy and changemaking skills for children excite you?
    • Are you an entrepreneur / intrapreneur who has a proven commitment to innovation and big change? Do you have a track record of seeing a new possibility and making it a reality?
    • Are you creative to do this with the least possible resources?
    • Are you strategic in the way you drive change? Do you have strong conceptual thinking skills?
    • Can you be empathetic and collaborative to work with exceptional leaders as a part of your team of teams?
    • We are looking for leaders with a minimum of 15 years of work experience. If this sounds like you, please apply via Linkedin.
    • The role is based out of Nairobi. The role is a strongly intrapreneurial one and give you the freedom and opportunity to leverage our exceptional global network and bring the future closer.
    • Ashoka is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates of any race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, and religion.

    Seniority Level



    Nonprofit Organization Management
    Civic & Social Organization

    Program Development

    Job Functions

    Business Development

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Ashoka on to apply
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