Entrepreneurship Expert, Middle East & North Africa (MENA)


  • Location: Global 
  • Date Posted: May 11, 2017
  • Application Deadline: May 22, 2017
  • Job Type: Consultant  


EF is seeking an Entrepreneurship Expert with knowledge of MENA’s diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem to support the development of a new entrepreneurship strengthening initiative. The initial assignment will be for a one-month period with the possibility of extension.  The Expert will report to EF’s Director of Strategic Initiatives based in Washington, DC.


  • Conduct a review of current entrepreneurship training initiatives and programs in the MENA region;
  • Identify major trends in the entrepreneurship community in the MENA region;
  • Conduct needs assessment of MENA entrepreneurs, start-ups, incubators and other key players in local ecosystems;
  • Build partnerships with beneficiaries, local partners, corporations, business people, philanthropists and other relevant stakeholders in select countries;
  • Identify methods of growth for MENA entrepreneurs and start-ups;
  • Support program design/technical writing for proposal development.


  • In depth knowledge and familiarity with the MENA region and the entrepreneurship ecosystem; existing relationships and networks with key stakeholders;
  • Familiarity with current international and regional entrepreneurship training programs for entrepreneurs and start-ups in MENA;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of business and technology trends globally with an emphasis on the MENA region;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in Arabic and English;
  • MBA or related advanced degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, or Program Management;
  • Ten years of relevant experience working in the MENA region.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@eurasia.org with “Entrepreneurship Expert" in the the subject line. 

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