Role: Learning & Capability Fellow

About Us:

We are a unique venture-building conglomerate that brings together a non-profit startup studio, a venture capital fund, a coworking campus, and a portfolio of homegrown and external startups. We leverage philanthropic grant capital to create a vibrant ecosystem that enables startups to thrive and make a significant societal impact. Check out our annual report for 2023 to learn more about us. 

Job Title: L & D Fellow

Location: Nairobi, Kenya (Launchpad Innovation Campus)

Position Overview:

As an  L & D Fellow you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and delivering high-quality learning and development initiatives to support the growth and success of our team members and affiliated startups. This role will involve collaborating with various departments, conducting research on best practices, and implementing innovative solutions to foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation within our organization and the wider startup ecosystem.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement learning and development programs tailored to the needs of our team members and affiliated startups, including workshops, seminars, and coaching sessions.
  • Develop training materials and resources to support the learning objectives of different programs, utilizing a variety of formats such as e-learning modules, videos, and interactive content.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners to identify learning needs and priorities, and tailor training initiatives accordingly.
  • Facilitate training sessions and workshops, both in-person and virtually, ensuring engaging and impactful delivery.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning and development initiatives through feedback mechanisms, surveys, and performance metrics, and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to team members and startup founders, supporting their professional growth and skill development.
  • Assist in the onboarding process for new team members and startups, providing guidance on available learning resources and opportunities.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and best practices in learning and development, and incorporate relevant innovations into our programs and initiatives.
  • Support the coordination and administration of training logistics, including scheduling, venue arrangements, and participant communications.
  • Contribute to the development of a vibrant learning community within Impact Africa Network and the broader startup ecosystem, fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration.


  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. 
  • Short stint or basic understanding of designing and delivering learning and development programs.
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills, with the ability to engage diverse audiences and create interactive learning experiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and build positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficiency in research work and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a passion for fostering a culture of learning and innovation.

About the Innovation Fellowship Program:

We offer a unique 12-month innovation fellowship program for college graduates to work on well-vetted ideas with like-minded peers under the guidance of an experienced leadership team and mentor network with the goal to expand entrepreneur capacity while developing fundamentally sound early-stage startups.

This is a full-time on-site (Launchpad Innovation Campus) and an ideal opportunity to develop relevant professional skills, gain innovation & leadership experience, and the chance to be part of a startup founding team (from ideation to launch).

What you will get

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic startup ecosystem & becoming a creator & an owner
  • Global Networking opportunity; Fireside chats, Mentor Network
  • Gamified learning and development program; from mental models to masterclasses.
  • Unique skillsets and mindset shift - Innovation leaders
  • Friendly workspace set up (Launchpad Innovation Campus)
  • Monthly stipend plus career progression

Our organization is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all the staff.

If you are excited about becoming an innovation leader and developing your entreprenural skills, we would love to hear from you!