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Regional Program Manager - Africa (m/w/d)

hybrid (preferably based in Cape Town, South Africa

Starting as soon as possible

The beVisoneers program

The project you would be working on at The DO School Fellowships is beVisioneers a global environmental Fellowship which starts with a 12-month hybrid-learning program that equips innovators aged 16 to 28 with the training, expert support and resources to bring their planet-positive projects to life. 

Upon completing the intensive 12-month program, Fellows continue to receive support to scale their projects and develop their leadership skills.

About the role

Through a flagship fellowship program, we empower and equip next generation leaders with the entrepreneurial skills, mindsets, and relationships to put their climate ideas into action

In this role, you would co-design and deliver Local and Regional Programming for a yearlong hybrid fellowship program for up to 1,000 youth around the world with a passion to protect their natural ecosystems. Programming would include annual Regional Summits, and online and in-person local hub chapters and events to connect fellows and help them accelerate their projects with their communities. You would also support the broader team of Regional Managers by leading on drafting and coordinating fellow communications to ensure standardization and consistency across the world.

You would focus on the recurring fellowship program, while exchanging best practices and insights with the broader The DO School team.

You would own…

  • Coordinate Local Hub chapters including overseeing and supporting Fellow-led program design and implementation 
  • Build a broader ecosystem of local partners, including leveraging the The Do School Fellowships Alumni networks, to help grow and strengthen Fellow impact
  • Plan and execute multiple large-scale Regional Summit event with hundreds of participants 
  • Lead on drafting and coordinating fellow communications amongst all Regional Program Managers to ensure standardization and consistency
  • Organize and manage fellow communications within your region to ensure thriving community, including leveraging tools to optimize communications
  • Co-moderation of the online learning and community platform
  • Managing freelancers and collaborators who will be a part of local and regional events
  • Track engagement and case management for fellows in the region
  • Co-facilitate online and in-person workshops and events 
  • Incorporate feedback loops in programming and planning to ensure we learn quickly and iterate the program to best serve fellows and all stakeholders

… and support

  • Stakeholder communications internally, with our partners, and with relevant DO School Alumni
  • Budgeting, financial management and reporting in connection with regional events and regional program operations
  • Discovering and coordinating story features of exceptional fellows, in collaboration with the Storytelling & Communications team
  • Regional contextualization of program content when requested by curriculum team

As a Regional Program Manager, you report to the Learning Experiences Director and closely collaborate with, 

  • Regional Program Managers from other regions
  • Program teams
  • Storytelling and Communication team
  • Advisory Council members from your region
  • Corporate partner or donor representatives from your region

About you

To thrive and grow in this role, you will likely be:

  • Experienced working in Africa (especially Southern and Eastern African countries)
  • Valid working permit for working in the country of residence
  • An inspiring program designer and facilitator
  • A community manager with ability to manage hybrid communities
  • A talented communicator and clear writer
  • A skilled networker and connector, able to establish local and community partnerships
  • Able to plan and manage large-scale events
  • Purpose-driven with a passion for youth leadership and/or climate action
  • Empathetic, open-minded and organized
  • Sensitive to cultural and learning diversities
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Proficient in one/more regional languages (e.g. Swahili, Zulu, Afrikaans)

… And will likely have:

  • Managed events for diverse participants
  • Managed freelancers or team members
  • Designed high-quality hybrid workshops for diverse participants

Ideally, you might also have experience in … 

  • Entrepreneurial skills or trainings
  • Working in different cultures and regions
  • Ability to support on region-based reporting and budgets connected to events and program operations

This is what you can expect…

In the first month,

you will complete your onboarding, absorb the program’s core elements, and start establishing crucial connections with your colleagues and Fellows. You’ll participate in the 3-day Regional Summit in South Africa. Then you will join program design meetings, grasping the intricacies of coordinating Local Hub chapters, while also being introduced to fellow-led program design and implementation. You would become familiar with the key communications tools available to the Regional Managers team, and how they are currently used.

After three months, you will have a good understanding of our method and approach and will have applied it in supporting the delivery of in person events and regional community needs. You will know fellows from your region by name and by group and will have established some routines and rituals around having an ear on the ground on what fellows from your region are up to and what their needs are. You will also have started to develop relationships with potential collaborators and supporters from the region. You will take on full ownership of the fellow communication calendar and coordinate with Regional Managers to ensure consistent messaging to fellows globally.

After six months, you will fully lead the delivery of the regional programming and events. You will be well-integrated into the online learning platform with fellows from your region as their point-person. You will be well-connected to the Curriculum Lab leads in terms of contextualization and localization of the learning content and activities and will work closely with the team on evaluation and continuous improvement of in-person and online regional activities, with a special eye towards improving fellow-related communications.

After one year, you will contribute to a successful ramp-up of the program to further regions; you will also contribute to the overall strategy of beVisioneers and the leveraging of in person programming, fellow communications, Local Hub Chapters and regional collaborations for scalability.

This profile draws on our experience of people who have been successful in this role in the past. We warmly encourage you to apply if you feel your experience and skills equip you for this job but are not listed here!

Is this the role for you? Then please submit your application via this link.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions, please email us on:

The DO School Fellowships gGmbH is a non-profit organization based in Berlin, Germany. Our core mission is to offer training and fellowship programs to empower young people globally to launch projects addressing global and local challenges around environment and society. With our work, we are training the next generation of impact entrepreneurs in innovative educational and fellowship programs.

The DO School Fellowships gGmbH is an inclusive organization and explicitly welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, whether that’s ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, disability or alternative professional paths.

Why join The DO School Fellowships gGmbH?

We are a purposeful organization with a global reach working to make an impact, where purpose, passion and your ideas matter.  

You will work with an entrepreneurial, creative and international team as well as a global community of purposeful DOers from over 100 countries

  • We offer a competitive salary, benefits, team-building activities, professional development opportunities and flexible and remote work modalities



Katherin Kirschenmann is founder and Chief Program Officer of The DO. In the past years she has built and worked in partnership with major institutions and corporations, including IKEA, H&M, the Deutsche Bahn, Unilever, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and various UN organizations.

Katherin is an international speaker, executive facilitator, and TV host with Deutsche Welle. She draws on her wide international experience across sectors to develop new ways to co-create innovation, develop Purposeful DOers, and impact entrepreneurs. Engagements under her leadership have empowered thousands of individuals and businesses to create meaningful innovation and lasting social change.

Before founding The DO, Katherin gained 10 years of experience in consulting as well as the inter-governmental and non-profit sector