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GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion

Deadline: 22 May 2020

Are you a start-up or SME in Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia? Are you helping people get online for the first time using mobile internet?
You could be eligible to apply for an equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 to scale your innovation over a 15- to 18-month period. 

The mobile industry connects over 3.5 billion citizens to the internet across the globe and continues to lead efforts on digital inclusion by connecting more people every day. Despite this, there is still a ‘usage gap’ of 3.3 billion people covered by mobile broadband networks who are not using mobile internet services. If current trends continue, more than 40 per cent of the population in low- and middle-income countries will still be offline in 2025.

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion aims to support innovative solutions to increasing mobile internet adoption and use for those currently not using mobile internet services.

Funded projects will focus on innovations that overcome a number of the barriers to mobile internet adoption including AccessibilityAffordabilityDigital Skills and Safety and Security, and will look to demonstrate commercially sustainable models that can be scaled and replicated in similar environments.

Opportunity Alert at SSE Angel Network

Position: Admin Executive
Job Location: Port Harcourt
Application Deadline: April 22, 2020

The Admin Executive will coordinate SSEAN Secretariat and ensure that interaction between members, public, Startup teams and the Board is smooth. The Role is onsite but the candidate may be allowed to work remotely when circumstances dictate. 


  • Interface with SSEAN Members, the public and Startup teams on behalf of SSEAN Board. 
  • Support Board Members with tasks 
  • Plan and schedule meetings, presentations, other SSEAN-related events, and travel arrangements; send reminders regarding upcoming appointments 
  • Answer phones in a professional manner and direct calls to appropriate persons or take detailed messages 
  • Type out paper and electronic correspondence and prepare outgoing mail and packages for executives 
  • Help prepare presentation materials 
  • Monitor and maintain office equipment and supplies; request repair or restocking when necessary 
  • Ensure the Secretariat is organized at all times


  • ND, HND or BSC (Most have completed NYSC) in any relevant field. (High School graduates with relevant experience would be considered.) 
  • Up to 1-year Experience in Similar Roles 
  • Professional, Confident, Good Spoken and Written English  
  • Experience with Producing Reports 
  • Experience with Startup Ecosystem Development is an advantage
  • Must be able to use Digital work and collaboration tools including but not limited to MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Google Docs, Flock/Slack, email etc
  • Demonstrate a passion for Angel Investing and support for Entrepreneurs.

Application Instruction:

  • Candidates are required to apply on or before April 22, 2020. 
  • A successful candidate must be ready to resume not later than May 1, 2020.

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