MakeSense Lebanon Acceleration programs support

Posted on 11-21-2016


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At MakeSense, we have been  building since 2011 a team of talented people who are passionate about social entrepreneurship and citizen engagement and wish to use their skills to solve the most pressing challenges of our society.  

Who we are

MakeSense turns the talents, skills and connections of thousands of individuals around the world into unique superpowers to help Social Entrepreneurs. It’s happening thanks to a community of 2,000 volunteers in 100 cities around the world spotting entrepreneurs and mobilizing on their challenges. : online through a website and offline through the organization of challenge-solving workshops called Hold-Ups. Within 5 years, MakeSense has mobilised more than 25,000 citizens to help 1,500 social entrepreneurs all over the globe !

Our concrete expertises :

>INSPIRE : we inspire citizens about social entrepreneurship and exciting solutions to the most pressing issues

> TRAIN : we train volunteers to be agent of change and take part in building the solutions

>SUPPORT : we support social entrepreneurs solving their challenges and accelerate their impactful projects

>COLLABORATE : as we need everyone to overcome the challenges, we make all local actors collaborate to generate a collective impact

And in Lebanon?

We have been active on social entrepreneurship in Lebanon for a year now, involving more than 1500 participants in more than 85 events and partnering with amazing supporters of this ecosystem like Berytech and others such as Loyac, AUB, NDU, Arabnet, Aiesec etc.

We are currently active in 5  active regions (Beirut, Jounieh, Tripoli,Baadba/Aley, Shouf, Saida)

We now plan to launch acceleration programs to support the emergence and development of impact-oriented entrepreneurial projects in Lebanon.

To build this new step of MakeSense in Lebanon, we are looking for an organized and passionate individual to join the team and work with Elsa, our Community developer in Middle East.

You would also join an international team of 60 people based in the 5 continents.


After reading our Manifesto, are you excited about working in our environment and embodying our values in your daily work?

Do you want to dedicate your time and energy to help strong-positive-impact projects grow fast?

Do you want to join a young and dynamic international team of 65 people?

Then … jump in !

You role will be work hands in hands with the Lebanon Community Developer to design & implement campaigns, partnerships and acceleration programs to grow the impact of MakeSense locally.  After a proper training you will be in charge of :

>  Train and accompany the community to source & frame challenges of social entrepreneurs

>  Support the community in organizing workshops for social entrepreneurs

> Support mobilizations campaigns across the community

> Contribute to set up partnerships with the local ecosystem (meetings, proposition, ..)

> Support young people to create their own social start up by organizing “social start up creation” events and workshops

> Start building the acceleration program for local social startups (headhunting mentors, seminars organization, etc)


> You value cultural diversity and to be part of a distributed team

> You are convinced that citizen engagement is a way to leverage social impact to solve the most pressing social and environmental challenges that we face  

> You have an entrepreneurial experience (creation or contribution to lead a new project)

> You are very organized and like formalizing presentations to make your message clear and sharp

> You are rigorous and can easily iterate and analyse complex environments
> You are familiar with online tools and do not mind working online

> You have a solution-focus thinking

> You have successfully managed projects involving different kind of organizations : corporates, public institutions, student associations.

> You have one year of professional experience post diploma (internship included) : experience in Innovation positions & understanding of design thinking highly appreciate

> You have already made presentations and talks in front of important audiences

> You're autonomous and can easily report and synchronize with others

> You don’t mind working with flexible hours. Lots of events might happen in the evenings or weekends

> Bonus : you already have an experience in an emerging country or in an acceleration program


> Starting date : January 2017

> Contract can be discussed, fulltime mission with flexible hours. Remunerated around 600 euros.

> MakeSense innovative and impacting actions and methodologies have been awarded by governments, companies and university which will bring credits to your future career

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