Position: Director

Position: Director, Mogadishu Tech Summit

Location: Mogadishu-Somalia

About MTS

Mogadishu Tech Summit (MTS) is annual gathering that connects Somali techies, entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers & digital-doers to the rest of the world.

About the Position

The strategic focus of recruiting and retaining tech talent is at the forefront of MTS, seizing the opportunity to build on an emerging tech hub is integral to the success of the summit

This job is for…

Someone who will take ownership and agency over a successful event and grow it to a globally recognized experience. It’s for someone who has a passion for startups, technology, and working with technologists, creators, and most importantly innovators. A person who can creatively leverage what we have and execute an experience that matches the ambitions of our community, with the upside of building something that will make waves around the country and to the world.

Job Description

  • Identify research opportunities that align with the mission of MTS.
    • Build and maintain relationships with sponsors, influencers, community leaders and other key stakeholders.
    • Create an event budget and roadmap for key deliverables for approval by the Board and/or Leadership.
    • Develop content and programming that creates a compelling guest experience.
    • Maintain invitation database and provide strategic recommendations on additions or edits.
    • Coordinate regular meetings and develop collateral including agendas, executive briefings, etc.
    • Leverage best practices around delegation of authority.
    • Coordinate heavily with the public relationship group and implement strategic marketing plan.
    • Develop partnership and sponsorship opportunities to support the events and programs.
    • Effectively communicate with Chamber leadership and/or MTS Committee by providing ongoing updates as well as post-event analysis.

Requirements

  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity. Demonstrated ability to protect privacy and maintain discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Service approach with a highlighted sense of accountability, empathy, and humility.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, solution-oriented, and comfortable operating with incomplete information.
  • Intellectual agility and the ability to analyze and think critically.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years with experience in conference and event management, project management, communications or related field.
  • Supervisory experience leading a cross-functional team or complex operation.
  • Experience in operations management, programming experience and managing budgets.
  • Experience in leadership management and a demonstrated track record of high performance while being able to use sound judgement and reasoning to make decisions

Application submission

Interested individuals can apply by sending us an email at hello@mts2023.tech

Application closes on 25th of July 2021

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