‘Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ By upskilling underprivileged youth to work as software developers, we create opportunities for Malagasy youth to accelerate Madagascar’s development, unlocking untapped potential that would otherwise have been wasted to low-paid unfulfilling careers. We work in a place where opportunities are needed the most and are committed to sustainable development through education and employment.
Do you want to have a job that is rewarding and has a tangible positive impact on others? Would you like to be part of the pioneering team of a fast growing social-enterprise? Are you proactive and like getting things done? Would you like to experience an English speaking, multicultural work environment?
Onja is looking for an administrative officer to join its team. Our first class of students have been studying now for over two years and are beginning to work as professional software developers. As the administrative officer, you will help our first cohort of students into work by supporting the administrative and legal sides of the organisation.
You will also work closely with our small team in Mahanoro and can have access to all the facilities you need in your day-to-day life. We are all living in secure accommodation, close to each other. Having international members from all over the world in the team, working at Onja means living in diversity where you can demonstrate your cultural understanding and sensitivity. So if you are looking to interact in a multicultural organization and immerse yourself in a full-time English speaking environment, Onja could be the place for you to thrive.
This exciting position will allow you to develop professionally and give you the mission to help organise the administrative and operations side of the organisation including:
- Collaborating with local authorities and stakeholders
- Support with legal documentation
- Support with the HR process
- Support with relevant tasks for maintenance
- Reparation or building on the office
- Support on the administrative and juridical aspect
- Support on the day-to-day management of the organisation
You will also support the leadership of a small team responsible for the operations of the organisation.
We hope this statement from Rina Ralaidovy gives you an idea of what it’s like to be part of the team: “Working at Onja really is a once in a lifetime experience. I was looking for a meaningful job and an organisation which is concretely doing some good and I couldn’t ask for a better one. The team is amazing: dedicated, united and caring. Despite the distance from home, I felt like I belong to a community. Working at Onja helped me sharpen my professional reflex and I improved my English skills a lot. I would definitely recommend anyone to take the leap and join Onja for an amazing professional development opportunity and chance to change the world.”
This is how Onja works
- We find brilliant and diligent young people who would otherwise be limited to low-paid, unfulfilling careers.
- Students study English and Software development in a two-year programme.
- Graduates begin working as software developers at our outsourcing enterprise where they develop software for overseas clients. As well as earning a salary, they create a profit for Onja. All profits are used to train the next wave of students and the cycle begins again.
Onja is very unique as an organisation as it is funded by the effort our Malagasy graduates make to pave a way for other students. We really embrace the belief that Madagascar’s development will come from its people and not from foreign aid. If that is something you would like to be a part of, we would love to hear from you.
How to apply:
Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org introducing yourself. If you use LinkedIn, please include a link to your profile.