Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Jobs In ANDE's Network
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBS can help lift countries out of poverty. ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization.
Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions and corporations from around the world. Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises over 200 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries.
Please check out the following Jobs in ANDE's Network page to see ANDE members who are currently recruiting.
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Last Updated: 10/06/2014
Call for Experts – Start-up Programme Africa - DAI Europe (Kenya, Ghana and South Africa)
DAI is preparing for an anticipated DFID Programme focusing on strengthening entrepreneurship in Africa, with regional hubs in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. The programme will aim to improve in-country support to start-up companies by creating a local environment in which entrepreneurs can access the financial capital, skills and professional networks required to transform a business idea into reality. The programme will focus on creating productive and competitive sectors, supporting and strengthening intermediaries’ in-country, providing financial and non-financial support and encouraging investment into start-ups. Deadline for applications is November 28, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Team Leader – Start-up Programme Africa - DAI Europe (Kenya, Ghana, South Africa)
We are seeking applications from highly experienced technical and managerial experts for the role of Team Leader. The Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of all Programme outputs, as well as overall management of programme staff. Deadline for applications is November 28, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Business Development Fellowship - Alterna ( Quetzaltenango, Guatemala )
At Alterna we’re looking for bright and talented people to join our Business Development Fellowship Program. It’s a unique chance for you to support the growth of social entrepreneurs across Central America and to contribute to an innovative and sustainable solution to economic development. This program is for professionals with relevant experience eager to take on a new challenge in the field of social entrepreneurship and business management where it matters most. A fellowship can last from three months to a year. You will be engaged in supporting entrepreneurs to achieve and assess their business goals and impacts and developing Alterna’s strategy and helping build the program and integrate Alterna into the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but currently we are seeking candidates to join our Spring program starting around March.To apply, please send us your CV and a cover lette r to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is January 5, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Director of External Relations - Center for Science, Technology, and Society ( Santa Clara, CA)
Across the globe, social entrepreneurs are forging innovative and sustainable solutions to problems like food security, clean drinking water, access to education, clean energy, and economic empowerment. The Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University supports the efforts of these social entrepreneurs through programs that help them build and grow their businesses. Its signature Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) offers capacity development programs that have helped over 250 social entrepreneurs build sustainable and scalable businesses. The Director of External Relations is responsible for raising funds that support GSBI and other Center programs. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Enterprise Development Manager - The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (global)
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership aiming to improve livelihoods and health, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance helps clean cooking enterprises reach commercial viability and scale by supporting innovation, building capacity and financing growth. The Enterprise Development Manager will develop and implement global programs and initiatives. The role will based in Kenya, Uganda, India, Ghana or Nigeria. Deadline for applications is November 4, 2014. for more information, please click here.
Program Coordinator - Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (Washington, DC)
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBS can help lift countries out of poverty. ANDE is a policy program of the Aspen Institute.The Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Director of Strategic Development in executing business development, fundraising, and communications activities (60%). The role will also include assisting broader team efforts as needed throughout the year (40%). Deadline for applications is November 15th, 2014. For more information, please click here
Program Director, Governance Fellowship Program - Accion International (Ghana)
The Program Director will be the primary representative of the program, responsible for effectively promoting and overall execution of the program. The role of the program director will be to promote the program both through speaking engagements, event participation, and directly to board members and CEOs, helping to raise awareness and interest in the program and to assess and recruit potential participants. The Program Director will manage relationships across the entire program with facilitators and fellows, and will also manage relationships and engagement activities for the fellows’ alumni network. This position will be based in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a preference for Ghana. Deadline for applications is November 28, 2014. For more informatiom, please click here.
Director, Channels and Technology - Accion International (Boston, MA)
Accion’s Channels & Technology (C&T) department is a team of experienced professionals helping achieve financial inclusion through the smart use of digital technologies and distribution channels. We work with financial institutions and innovative companies to plan, test, implement, and improve innovative technologies and methods to reduce the bottlenecks in achieving financial inclusion growth and scale. We are currently recruiting for a Director, Channels & Technology, who will play an important role at Accion in helping further financial inclusion by contributing to the development of a world-class services organization, delivering high-quality services to support innovative companies, expanding our market leadership in channels and technology and helping build our internal capacity. He/she will explore, create and manage collaborations with companies that are using technology to solve the bottlenecks in achieving financial inclusion. Deadline for applications is November 28, 2014. For more information, please click here
Multiple Positions Available - One Acre Fund
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve. One Acre Fund has approximately 40 open positions. Please click here for more information
Manager, Aspen Social Enterprise Incubator/ Accelerator - The Aspen Institute
The Manager, Aspen Social Enterprise Incubator/Acceleratorwill be responsible for the overall success of this new Aspen Institute undertaking in general, and, at the outset, for overseeing the selection and support of the Aspen Institute’s Urban Innovation (incubator) and Braddock Scholars (accelerator) enterprises/organizations in particular. For more information, please click here
Deputy Director Leadership Initiatives - The Aspen Institute: Leadership and Seminars Program (Washington, DC)
The Deputy Director works with the EVP for Leadership and Seminars to ensure the smooth and professional operation of the Institute’s growing network/portfolio of leadership initiatives -- the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) – currently spanning 48 countries including the US, China, India, the Middle East, Africa and Central America. The Deputy Director supervises and manages AGLN staff including the communications and networking manager, deputy director Action Forum and alumni events, program manager Middle East and China programs, and event coordinator/assistant to deputy director. The Deputy Director helps to build AGLN and is a thought partner in its development. This position also assists the director and partner programs to raise funds for AGLN and leadership programs. For more information, please click here.
Agora Accelerator Manager-Agora Partnerships
Agora Partnerships accelerates entrepreneurs who are intentionally building businesses that solve social and environmental challenges in Latin America. We accomplish this primarily through our flagship program, the Agora Accelerator, a 6-8 month program designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to succeed. The Accelerator Manager will play a critical leadership role at Agora Partnerships during a time of exciting growth. The Manager will oversee all aspects of the Accelerator Program, ensuring delivery of high quality services and impact growth strategies to Agora Accelerator companies. In your role, you will manage the Accelerator program and team, guide its operating strategy, and engage in ongoing research and development to provide continuous improvement. For more information, please click here
2015 Agora Consulting Fellowship- Agora Partnertships
Established in 2009, the Agora Consulting Fellowship is a 9-month professional development program for emerging business and investment leaders dedicated to using entrepreneurship to create positive social and environmental change. Agora Consultants act as advisors, strategists, connectors,and community builders to help impact-focused entrepreneurs access the knowledge, networks and capital they need to grow their businesses. Agora Consultants’ work is critical to building early-stage capital markets and to helping impact investors address their own barriers to investment. Consultants form the core of our Accelerator program, which is designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to grow their ventures. Each Consultant typically works with 4-5 companies under the direction of the Accelerator Manager, and enjoys significant autonomy, responsibility, and opportunity a social entrepreneur within the Agora community.For more information, please click here
ANDE Central America and Mexico Chapter - Intern (Mexico city, Mexico)
El Capitulo de México y Centro América, establecido en Agosto 2010 trabaja con los miembros de ANDE que están activos en la región, fomentando en conjunto el ecosistema emprendedor a través de eventos, creando y compartiendo conocimiento, ofreciendo oportunidades de capacitación y facilitar colaboraciones entre los actores para crear una visión de ecosistema y apoyar a los emprendedores. Hay un total de 50 miembros de ANDE actives en la región. La oportunidad:El Capitulo está ofreciendo una pasantía de 6 meses a cualquier interesado, con auto motivación, que le apasione trabajar con las pequeñas empresas y emprendedores que apoyan a reducir la pobreza.
Governance, Risk Management & Compliance (GRC) Officer - Root Capital (Cambridge, MA)
Root Capital’s GRC Team (a.k.a. Legal Team, led by the Sr. Director) is responsible for a variety of governance, risk management, legal and compliance matters. As the organization grows, so does the complexity and volume of the GRC Team’s work. The Officer will help to shape and manage Root Capital’s enterprise risk management function and play a critical role in the utilization of Lean process improvement methodology throughout the organization. The Officer will also manage Root Capital’s compliance functions and work closely with the Sr. Director and Corporate Counsel to facilitate the GRC Team’s efforts. For more information, please click here.
Chief Accountant - Living Goods (Kampala, Uganda)
Living Goods is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to join our Finance team as the Chief Accountant. This is a new position being brought on to support our rapid growth. The position will be based in Kampala Uganda and will report to the Director of Finance. The Chief Accountant will be responsible for leading and managing the accounting function of Living Goods Uganda. This will be a vital role in supporting Living Goods' operations with responsibilities included but not limited to: managing general ledger and QuickBooks transactions, preparation of monthly reconciliations, fixed asset management, and updating the POS system. Gradually this position will expand to cover accounting functions for Kenya and the USA.You may be the right fit for this role if you bring a strong background in accounting with a minimum of 4 years experience in a similar role and working knowledge of ERP and Quickbooks. You may be a fit for Living Goods if you embody a combination of entrepreneurial tenacity and a strong drive for continuous learning and improvement. Deadline for applications is November 10, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Business Standards Representative - B Lab ( Wayne, PA)
This is an exciting time at B Lab, as we are gaining traction in the market in the U.S. and now globally in Canada, South America, Australia, and Europe. Our Standards Analysts work directly with companies to support them in the process of becoming a Certified B Corporation or GIIRS-Rated. For more information, please click here.
Portfolio Manager - AMSCO ( Johannesburg, South Africa)
The primary responsibility of the Portfolio Manager will be monitoring and evaluating of all AMSCO activities in Africa with regard to financial performance and development impact. The incumbent will be required to implement best practice standards to capture and analyse data and report to stakeholders on development impact. The role requires portfolio reporting at enterprise level and also developing metrics for sectorial, cluster or industry focused technical assistance programmes. In addition, the candidate will assist AMSCO in identifying trends of activities that perform well and or challenges under the ATMS Project mandate. For more information, please click here.
Root Capital- Senior Associate, Advisory Services
Root Capital’s mission is to grow rural prosperity by investing in small and growing agricultural businesses that build sustainable livelihoods in Africa and Latin America.Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.Root Capital's Advisory Services team provides financial management training to small and growing businesses in Latin America and Africa. This position will work closely with the Global Director in managing Advisory operations throughout Mexico, Central and South America, East and West Africa. Specific responsibilities include strategy formation; financial management; and oversight of multi-year, multi-country initiatives being implemented by the field team. For more information, please click here.
Chief Technology Officer - Waste Enterprisers ( Washington, DC or other US)
The CTO will be coming on board a fast changing and growing start-up company, so must thrive in an environment of uncertainty and risk taking, and must be quick to adapt to new constraints or trajectories. As the top technologist on our team, the CTO is responsible for driving efficiency gains, innovation, and cost savings within the company’s human-waste-to-solid-fuel process train. Liaising closely with the CEO and Chief Business Development Officer, the CTO will ensure that the company’s technology strategy is always aligned with the business strategy and mission. Equally important as driving technology, the CTO will be a mentor for the engineering staff; they should enjoy developing younger talent, must inspire action and company engagement, and must act as a model of work ethic. We expect our CTO to exemplify company culture, which means being fun, smart and intellectually curious, and passionate about toppling the status quo. For more information, please click here
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Solar Cookers International ( Sacremento, CA)
The Solar Cookers International (SCI) Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M & E Specialist) will lead SCI in building an evidence-based culture for the global solar cooking sector.Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the goal of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is to help make data collection and evaluation a regular part of the global solar cooker sector's culture.e M & E Specialist will pull data from Solar Cookers International network (SCInet) members, and push analyses to the global solar cooking sector; will work with SCI staff and global partners to engage the SCInet. The successful candidate will develop a methodology and tools to design evaluations, while assessing the reliability and validity of indicators. S/he will collaborate to finalize the indicator list and oversee data collection. The M & E Specialist will also inquire into the generalizability of project data, and make recommendations based on empirical data to guide informed decisions. Some communications work (newsletter articles, blog posts, etc.) will be required.For more information please click here.
Vice President, Finance - iDE (Denver, CO)
We are offering a leadership position in one of the world’s most successful organizations working to reduce poverty in the developing world. Our VP of Finance, based in our Denver, Colorado headquarters, will lead our global finance team to reach another 20 million people with iDE products or services. Working closely with senior managers, the VP of Finance will supervise and support the iDE finance team and ensure excellence in financial management. You will be comfortable with both for-profit and not-for-profit accounting and will use your deep expertise and experience to provide financial oversight and backstopping for iDE programs and business units around the world.For more information, please click here.
Social Innovations Manager - Mercy Corps (Flexible Location)
The Social Innovations Manager will oversee Mercy Corps’ management of the Innovation Investment Alliance , a $40m social investment fund jointly capitalized by USAID and the Skoll Foundation. The Manager will also advise, at 25-50% of time, Mercy Corps’ social innovations work across the agency. In his or her role managing the Alliance, the Manager will oversee partner management and track portfolio progress, and will work with the Alliance team to manage the process of investment selection, due diligence, structuring, performance management, communications, and knowledge management. For more information please click here
Senior Advisor, Social Ventures - Mercy Corps ( Flexible Locations)
The Senior Advisor, Social Ventures (SASV) will join a new and dynamic Social Ventures team within Mercy Corps that seeks to identify, incubate and launch scalable social enterprises to achieve lasting impact. The Senior Advisor, Social Ventures will partner with key stakeholders, including field leadership, the Social Ventures team, technical teams, and external partners to identify, formulate, design, validate, and implement market-led solutions to improve the lives of the poor. The SASV will work alongside Mercy Corps field teams to internally develop and execute business plans that will measurably improve the lives of the poor through self-sustainable and highly scalable social enterprises. She/he will also position ventures for local incorporation and eventual outside investment; assist in raising equity/debt funding from impact investors, and be a thought leader in structuring financing of social enterprises. Enterprises may be in the areas of financial services, education, health, agriculture, employment, clean energy, water/sanitation, or other needs in developing countries. The goal will be not only to launch successful enterprises, but also to demonstrate a compelling alternative to traditional development aid. For more information please click here.
Deputy Director - Private Sector Department - Oxfam America (Boston, MA)
Oxfam America (OA) established the Private Sector Department (PSD) in order to channel the creativity, resources, and influence of the private sector to pro-poor ends. As a global development organization with private sector capacity, OA is uniquely situated as a leader in corporate campaigning, innovative collaborations, and pro-poor private sector development. OA has adopted an innovative market-systems approach (MSA) to poverty reduction, which seeks to influence targeted markets to drive opportunities and enhance rights for the poor. The Purpose of the Position is to help lead, manage and grow the PSD, to ensure delivery of PSD objectives and day-to-day functioning of the department, to support PSD work with relevant OA and Oxfam International (OI) campaigns. For more information, please click here
Global Business Development Coordinator- GOAL (Dublin, London or Brussels)
To implement a successful business development and fundraising strategy through work on proactive proposals, government grants, competitive bids; corporate; foundation support or other channels. Additionally, the BDU Coordinator will work to strengthen and support international, regional and country teams in their business development efforts to ensure increased funding. This position will predominantly support the development of GOAL’s European Commission funding portfolio. For more information, please click here.
Associate Director, Private Sector Engagement - Rockefeller Foundation
The Foundation is seeking a 2-year, fixed-term hire. The AD - Private Sector Engagement role can be divided into two parts: building and supporting Foundation-wide private sector engagement activities, and providing direct support to two Rockefeller Foundation initiatives – Digital Jobs Africa and US Youth Employment – that promote job creation to improve the employment outcomes of young people. For the Foundation-wide private sector engagement activities, this role will partner with our internal strategy and other teams to diagnose institutional needs, identify appropriate relationship management and development practices, and shape private sector engagement strategies for a range of opportunities. For more information, please click here.
Experienced Business Development Profession- Acumen (NY, SF, or London)
Acumen is looking for THREE new members to join our Business Development team, located in London, New York and San Francisco. This is an outstanding opportunity for professionals with a range of 7-15 years of work experience cultivating senior relationships and demonstrated client relationship management experience; someone who has exceptional energy, excellent execution skills, an ability to deal with complexity, and a commitment to addressing global poverty.In this role you will be a key driver of our fundraising activities, cultivating and closing your own relationships with high net worth individuals to support Acumen’s mission, as well as support other senior Acumen leaders in doing the same. You will bring new people into our community through your own direct contacts and you are comfortable working toward a multi-million dollar personal fundraising goal. for more information, please click here.