(Tokyo, Japan) Career Development and Graduate Support Coordinator with the Ashinaga Foundation

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Ryan Hata

Aug 21, 2023, 6:32:02 PM8/21/23
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Thanks to Ashinaga Foundation for passing along the following job opening.

Job Position: Career Development and Graduate Support Coordinator
Organization: Ashinaga Foundation
Salary/Hourly Rate: Annual contracts start between 4,123,200 yen and 4,842,000 yen, depending on the experience level, commensurate with experience. One-year contract: The contract may be renewed upon discussion. Other benefits: ✓ Economy class flight to/from Japan from/to the country of residence (at the beginning and end of your employment with Ashinaga) ✓ Language lesson budget support (Japanese, English, French and Portuguese), up to JPY20,000/month. ✓ Work-related travel expenses ✓ Inclusion in an employee insurance program ✓ 20 paid holidays per year (excluding national holidays and weekends
Where: Japan, Tokyo
Visa Sponsorship: Yes

Start Date: mid-October 2023

Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


We are hiring a Career Development and Graduate Support Coordinator to join our international team to support Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholars and Graduates. The position has two roles: (1) to work with the Professional Network and Career Development team (PND) to support AAI Scholars in navigating their career journey through their university life and (2) to work with Graduates and Alumni team (GAT) to facilitate positive engagement of AAI Graduates. This role also requires collaboration with other team members within AAI and Ashinaga regional offices (US, UK, France, Brazil, Uganda, and Senegal).

Your duties would entail the following:

1, Career Development support to the AAI Scholars

Under the overall supervision of the Professional Network and Career Development (PND) team director,

(1) Develop and implement a process to promote career readiness and professional skills of AAI Scholars and to monitor its progress

(2) Run coaching sessions for AAI Scholars on navigating their career journey through skill and experience acquisition and developing CVs, Cover Letters and interview skills.

(3) Support the PND Director to review, design and implement the Ashinaga Internship Placement program (AIP) through opportunity sourcing and evaluation.

(4) Design and implement career development workshops for the different student professional/career stages by collaborating with Student Relations Team

(5) Gather and analyze data for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

2. Support Graduates and Alumni

Under the overall supervision of the manager of the Graduate and Alumni Team (GAT),

(1) Direct support of AAI Graduates as allocated by the GAT Manager

(2) Organizing and supporting Graduates/Alumni events with the active participation of the Graduates and Alumni Association

(3) Supporting regional offices with the AAI graduation process, where necessary. This is inclusive of ensuring all graduation process data is captured for Graduates under your supervision

(4) Provide coaching sessions to Graduates looking to start a business in sub-Saharan Africa or general entrepreneurship advice.

(5) Supervising the GAT intern's work and other staff members.

(6) Other tasks, as deemed necessary by the GAT Manager

Required skills

English (native or fluent)
Bachelor's degree

At least two years of relevant work experience in a relevant field

Understanding of the job market and industry trends in Africa

Understanding of entrepreneurship

Understanding of how to execute and implement career development and coaching strategies

Experience in developing and managing the relationship with business partners

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Optional (desired skill)

French or Japanese

Experience in strategy design

Experience in data collection and analysis

Ability to use Salesforce or Insightly, or other CRMs

Apply at: Please apply by filling out the form below by 14th September (JST). Successful candidates (only) will be contacted within two weeks for a first interview. An assignment might be asked to be completed after the first interview. The total hiring process will be three interviews. Apply from here: https://forms.gle/s4LbjFWkCbiS6seK9


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