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Available Positions:

Job Title: Innovation Intern

Start Date: ASAP

Reporting to: Innovation Associate

Hours: Full-time

Duration: 6 months

Location: Lusaka (Primary); Hybrid (Remote/Home)

Deadline: 23:59hrs, Tuesday 24 May 2022


About the Innovation Unit:

The innovation unit helps organizations build products and services their customers love. 

We use strategy, creativity, sector and business insights, and technology; bringing our vast experience supporting high-growth ventures to co-create what’s next.

You will work with the rest of the BongoHive Consult team to handle innovation projects and assignments, following a human-centered, Agile, UX, and Lean approach, designing and deploying products and services to enter the Zambian and regional markets on behalf of BongoHive Consult and our clients.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Apprentice under Innovations Lead to learn program/process design.
  • Leverage BongoHive Consult’s unique data used to power innovative approaches to address business challenges.
  • Support the application and extension of project work using the latest understanding of corporate, social, and student-led innovation to meet the challenges of this fast-moving environment.
  • Support the identification of the latest technologies and program design for innovation projects.
  • Assist with preparation of all programs/workshops and evaluation strategies.
  • Collaborate across other functional teams to support the integration of information into strategic planning recommendations.
  • Support project management and coordination/development of work plans, deliverables, and activities.
  • Maintain reports and other resources.
  • Support internal and external client relationships and cultivate new relationships to support Innovation priorities.
  • Conduct literature reviews, Collect and analyze research data, Prepare interview questions, Recruit and/or interview subjects, Summarize interviews, and Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary.
  • Assist with preparation of all programs/workshops and evaluation strategies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities (Projects):

  • Work collaboratively with the Projects Lead and team to maximize productivity.
  • Organize and monitor schedules and see that deadlines are met within project teams.
  • Conduct project research to assist with project planning and execution.
  • Demonstrate commitment to clients’ needs and confidentiality continuously.
  • Documenting project resourcing needs, availability and commitments.


  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of strategic analysis, entrepreneurship (or intrapreneurship), design thinking, and/or innovation.
  • Experience working with Human-centred Design, Agile, UX and Lean methodology approaches preferred.
  • Keen interest in technology and digital transformation (experience working in the field a plus).
  • Strong organizational skills and detailed orientation.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare presentations or reports.
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to work well as part of a tech-first, fast-paced, asynchronous team.
  • Proclivity for learning new, and seemingly complex methodologies. 
  • A positive attitude and professional appearance and manner (in written and verbal communication).
  • Ability to learn and effectively use new software and other technology to manage operational processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and work both collaboratively or independently as tasks require.
  • Excellent computer skills, not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
Our Commitment

BongoHive is committed to employment equity initiatives, and to having a team that reflects the diversity of the issues and communities we work with. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that applicants may bring, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, ability, age, and religion. We welcome both lived and academic experience, and encourage applicants to note this in their application. In our inclusive workplace everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair, and respectful treatment.