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.
ANDE is Hiring!
ANDE is excited to announce that we are growing our global presence and are seeking to add three new positions in our Central America /Mexico, East Africa, and West Africa Chapters.These additions reflect our continued dedication to building thriving regional entrepreneurial ecosystems through our network of regional chapters.
Chapter Coordinator: West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria) ANDE is seeking a Regional Chapter Coordinator to develop and kick start the strategy for the expansion of the ANDE network in West Africa. We currently have a West Africa Regional Chapter which is run by a volunteer steering committee. We would like to catalyze the chapter by opening an office in the region, and are looking for support in planning and launching local operations.
Chapter Associate: Central America and Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico) The Central America and Mexico chapter is made up of ANDE members who are actively working to support SGBs throughout the region. Members benefit from the opportunity to network and learn from other like-minded organizations. The goals for 2015 and beyond are to further position ANDE as a thought leader in key growth sectors, drive engagement with strategic players in the region and increase sustainability of the chapter. This role will support the Chapter Coordinator in delivering the chapter priorities and activities. By getting you on board, ANDE aims to increase the level of member services and grow the number of strategic chapter projects.
Chapter Associate: East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) The East Africa chapter is made up of ANDE members who are actively working to support SGBs throughout the region. Members benefit from the opportunity to network and learn from other like-minded organizations. The goals for 2015 and beyond are to further position ANDE as a thought leader in key growth sectors, drive engagement with strategic players in the region and increase sustainability of the chapter.This role will support the Chapter Coordinator in delivering the chapter priorities and activities. By getting you on board, ANDE aims to increase the level of member services and grow the number of strategic chapter projects.
We are currently transitioning to a new system and gradually phasing out this current page. While active job openings are still listed below, all new jobs posted after March 1, 2015 can be found in the new ANDE Career Center.
If you are an ANDE member and would like to post a job opening, please click here.
Last Updated: 02/25/2015
Senior Manager - The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa)
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Bertha Centre) at the University ofCape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) was established in 2011 as a pioneering centre in Africa dedicated to research, teaching, dialogue and support of social innovations that positively change and challenge rules, policies, technologies, structures, beliefs and institutions. The Bertha Centre invests in the next generation of social innovators through scholarships; practical, rigorous teaching, exposure and debate; and a focus on applying leading social innovation research. Bertha Centre’s key initiatives include Education Innovation, Inclusive Healthcare Innovation, Innovative Financing and Scaling Social Innovation.The Senior Manager will have both internal and external responsibilities, ranging from strategic management (implementing strategy and reviewing objectives) to overseeing operations (budgeting, planning, reporting) and to fostering key stakeholder relationships (local and global). In this newly established role, the candidate will partner closely with the Director to manage a rapidly growing team delivering on pioneering projects and research in South Africa and on the African continent. Importantly, the successful candidate will have the personal skills, sensitivity, and confidence to tap into the talent each member brings to the Bertha Centre. For more information, please click here.
Finance and Administration Manager - Acumen ( Nairobi, Kenya)
Acumen is looking for a new member of our East Africa team to manage our finances and oversee our administrative needs. The incumbent will work closely with the global finance team and East Africa team to deliver all aspects of financial support and administrative coordination for the East Africa office. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with finance and accounting expertise, highest integrity, team spirit, and a passion to create positive change. Deadline for applications is March 23, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Office Administrator - Acumen (London, UK)
Acumen’s team in London is small, fun and committed and the Office Administrator will play two important operational roles. Firstly, as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Business Development (CBD) in their role as Head of Acumen’s global fundraising activities. In this role, your responsibilities will broadly include supporting CBD’s strategic relationship management with external stakeholders, communications and logistical support for fundraising meetings and events, as well as serving as a key liaison for communication with the global staff, Board of Directors, Acumen Partners, and other members of the Acumen community. Secondly, as the Office Administrator, you will play a key role in the day to day operations of the London office, leading all administrative and logistical elements of the London team’s operations, including event planning and visitor support. Deadline for applications is March 25, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Grameen Foundation Fellowship - Grameen Foundation (global)
Grameen Foundation Fellows make their mark in the fight against poverty, while broadening their professional horizons and gaining invaluable hand-on experience in international development. This is a unique opportunity for professionals from a wide range of industries, from management consulting and business to data analysis to healthcare and agriculture, to gain substantial experience leading the development and implementation of projects serving the poor, working with some of the brightest minds in social innovation. Grameen Foundation Fellowships are competitive, year long, field-based positions. Each field placement is individually tailored to match your skills and interests with the needs of Grameen Foundation and its partners around the world. All Fellows receive living stipends, group orientation, and ongoing professional development support. For more information please click here.
Senior Data Scientist - FirstAccess ( New York, NY)
First Access Inc. is a New York based data analytics company that sells an instant risk assessment tool to financial institutions worldwide. First Access is hiring a Senior Data Scientist to join its Data Science Team. The right individual will be part of a worldclass staff that is passionate, energetic, dynamic, and hardworking. The Senior Data Scientist is responsible for developing innovative and systematic methods to predict creditworthiness using unconventional data sources, such as data from mobile phones and utility companies, for First Access. In addition, the Senior Data Scientist will play a leadership role, contributing to the strategic planning of First Access. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here.
Chief Technology Officer - FirstAccess (New York, NY)
First Access is a New York-based data analytics company that sells an instant risk assessment tool to financial institutions worldwide. First Access is hiring a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to join its small but growing team. The right individual will be part of a world-class staff that is passionate, energetic, dynamic, and hardworking. The CTO is responsible for the information technology, front and back-end website construction, data security, and all technical aspects, including cloud-based connectivity and software of First Access. In addition, the CTO will play a large leadership role, contributing to the strategic product planning of First Access and he/she will have an opportunity to shape the direction and future team of the organization. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here.
Cheif Commercial Officer - FirstAccess (New York, NY)
First Access is a New York-based data analytics company that sells an instant risk assessment tool to financial institutions worldwide. First Access is hiring a Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) to join its small but growing team. The right individual will be able to demonstrate his/her proven track record of consistently growing sales for a startup. He/she will be part of a world-class staff that is passionate, energetic, dynamic, and hardworking. The CCO is responsible for the sales, marketing, business development, and all client relationships for First Access. In addition, the CCO will play a large leadership role, contributing to the strategic product planning of First Access and he/she will have an opportunity to shape the direction and future sales team within the company. The position will be based full time in New York, but will be expected to travel anywhere from 6-9 full months of the year to East Africa and other global location as required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here.
Director, Impact Investing and Operations - Shared Interest ( New York, NY)
Director, Impact Investing and Operations is a new position created to strengthen Shared Interest’s outreach to investors and enhance internal operations as the organization grows in South and Southern Africa. The Director will oversee investor relations and outreach as Shared Interest builds its guarantee fund. S/he will also strengthen and manage the organization’s internal operations, including investments, human resources and benefits management, work with financial and legal advisors and regulators, facilitate and monitor investment-related communications, letters of credit, and work with consultants, interns and volunteers. The Director will be responsible for managing relationships with investors and developing strategies to build Shared Interest’s loan portfolio, while also managing the internal operations required to enhance the organization’s efficiency and growth. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director and administrative and finance staff on organizational strategy, outreach and operations. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2015. For more information, please click here.
President, VisionSpring ( New York, NY)
VisionSpring, an award winning, innovative and groundbreaking social enterprise strives to ensure affordable access to eyewear – everywhere - and achieves its mission by delivering high-quality, culturally appropriate optical goods and services to consumers who make less than eight dollars a day. Founded in 2001 by optometrist Jordan Kassalow, VisionSpring has scaled from selling 800 pairs of glasses in its first year to over 500,000 in 2014. Since 2001, five million people of all ages have received vision screenings and over two million pairs of affordable eyeglasses have been sold. Yet 900 million people still lack access to affordable corrective eyewear. Building on its strong track-record of impact and success, VisionSpring seeks a President who will further expand its reach and impact, bridging this significant gap. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is drawn to solving critical economic development and health-re lated challenges by leveraging sound business approaches and simultaneously improving larger economic outcomes and the lives of the world’s poor through improved vision. Partnering with a strong and engaged board, the incoming President will work closely with a talented staff to refine their business model, scale operations and ensure long-term success. Deadline for applications is March 20, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Investment Associate, Accion International (Washington, DC)
Venture Lab is an Accion-sponsored initiative to invest in and support seed-stage financial inclusion enterprises, catalyzing innovation in financial inclusion and enhancing the way financial services are delivered to the poor. Venture Lab focuses on companies that are post-R&D but have not yet proved their concept or achieved meaningful revenue traction, filling the support void for seed-stage companies. Venture Lab focuses on investment opportunities in Latin America, East Africa and India but remains globally opportunistic, leveraging Accion’s global footprint and 50-year experience investing in and building financial services business in emerging markets.We are currently recruiting an Investment Associate, who will be based in Washington, DC and will report to the Managing Director, Venture Lab. S/he will support all aspects of Venture Lab, including deal sourcing, analysis/diligence, transaction closing/process management, and post-investment support to investee companies. The role will be highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing, consulting/management, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on cutting edge innovation in financial inclusion. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience living and working in India and Africa (East, South, or West), working with social enterprises, venture capital investing, or financial inclusion and technology businesses. We are looking for someone available to start immediately or by Summer 2015 at the latest. Deadline for applications is April 17 2015. For more information, please click here
Financial Analyst - Accion International (Cambridge, MA)
This position provides a crucial link between the departments of Resource Development, Global Operations, the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI), and Finance. The Financial Analyst will work across these departments to help translate general operating budgets and aspirations into concrete marketable and appealing funding possibilities. The Analyst will maintain financial analyses that track major funding priorities by region/program together with relevant potential donors. The Analyst will serve as the go-to person for line fundraisers in helping to identify open needs for fundraising. The Analyst will help ensure that accurate budgets are developed to accompany grant submissions. Further, the Analyst will ensure that grant deliverables and reporting requirements are met in accordance with grant agreements and will regularly review and monitor grant budgets and expenditures. The Analyst will also assist with gift processing during peak times, as needed. Deadline for applications is April 17, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Development Events Coordinator - Accion International (Boston, MA)
Under the Supervision of the Vice President for Individual Development, the Events Coordinator is responsible for managing all Resource Development event logistics including scheduling, planning and execution of donor cultivation and stewardship events. Special event responsibilities include list management, invitation preparation and delivery, materials development, event briefing documents, debriefing events, and oversight of next actions. The Events Coordinator works closely with the Executive Office and Communications as well as across all functions within Resource Development. For more information, please click here
Affordable Learning Fellow - Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (New York and India/Ghana/South Africa/Philippines)
The Pearson Affordable Learning Fund is launching our inaugural summer fellowship program, in which we’re looking to set up high caliber candidates with great on-the-ground summer positions with our portfolio companies. It'll give candidates the chance to work in an emerging market with some of the most exciting start-ups in the education space in really meaningful roles. Deadline for applications is April 2015, For more information, please click here.
Investor Relations Officer - Root Capital (Cambridge, MA)
The Investor Relations Officer is responsible for stewarding all of the processes and strategies by which Root Capital is able to build successful relationships with individual donors and investors. In this way, s/he will play a critical role in helping Root Capital achieve its capitalization goals. S/he will work closely with other Root Capital teams, most notably other members of the Investor Relations team, the Executive Office, and members of the executive team, in guiding and developing a diverse and growing set of relationships that are supportive of Root Capital’s mission of growing rural prosperity. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Expert SME Finance / Business Development Support - Triple Jump BV (Amsterdam)
As SME finance/BDS advisor you will support Intermediary SME Funds and other financial initiatives by
• Strengthening their capacities and boosting performance through technical assistance (TA) • Developing or improving value-adding and sustainable non-financial services that strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem (BDS) In addition you will actively contribute to knowledge development in the field of SME finance and entrepreneurial ecosystem development by: • Initiating and guiding practice based case-studies and publications • Actively contributing to knowledge exchange – e.g. by organizing value based expert. For more information, please click here
Program Officer, Rural Finance and Risk - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA)
The Program Officer (PO), Rural Finance & Risk, will work closely with members of functional and commodity teams within Agricultural Development as well as liaise across the foundation, particularly with colleagues in Financial Services for the Poor and Program Related Investments. With a specific focus on rural finance and household risk, s/he will be expected to develop and manage grants as well as structure program related investments, in collaboration with other POs. S/he will contribute to the development and implementation of commodity- and country-based strategies for improving on-farm productivity and realized value for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Partner - I-DEV International (Nairobi, Kenya)
I-DEV International is looking to bring on a full-time Partner to be an integral part of its Africa and global leadership team. The Africa Regional Headquarters in Nairobi is responsible for Strategy and Investment Advisory engagements throughout East, West and Southern Africa, and also frequently supports I-DEV’s team on engagements globally. The Partner will work closely with the firm’s global management as the organization continues to grow, and will be expected to: Help lead and manage I-DEV’ s Africa Regional Headquarters and operations, lead client engagements and play an active role in client relationship management, as well as have a well-established local and global business network with the ability to develop new client relationships and projects, close deals independently, and contribute significantly to I-DEV’s growth at regional and global level. Deadline for applications is May 11, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Senior Associate - I-DEV International (Nairobi, Kenya)
I-DEV International is looking to bring on a full-time Senior Associate as an integral part of its Africa team. The Africa Regional Headquarters in Nairobi is responsible for Strategy and Investment Advisory engagements throughout East, West and Southern Africa, and also frequently supports I-DEV’s team on engagements globally. The Senior Associate will play a key, leadership role within I-DEV’s Africa team and will work closely with I-DEV’s Partners in Africa, as well as the firm’s global management as the organization continues to grow. Senior Associates support Partners and help lead strategy consulting and/or investment advisory engagements, including engaging with directly clients, supervising Associates, managing day-to- day activities and deliverables, and ensure the successful execution of the project. Deadline for applications is May 11, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Associate - I-DEV International (Nairobi, Kenya)
I-DEV International is looking to hire 2 full time Associates to join the East Africa Headquarters and who will work directly with I-DEV’s local and global management team. During their first year, Associates have the opportunity to work on projects and deals in both the Insight & Strategy Group and the Investment Advisory Group. As such, there will be considerable exposure to both “in-field” consulting and strategy projects working directly with local SMEs and social enterprises on growth strategy and operational performance improvement, as well as investment transaction structuring and capital raises with I-DEV’s Investment Advisory team. Associates will have considerable opportunities to travel for projects throughout the region and globally. Deadline for applications is May 11, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Executive Director - SolarLEAP (Hong Kong)
SolarLEAP is a Hong Kong-based nonprofit social venture committed to improving access to education and knowledge through information technology and educational resources to students and communities around the world. Reporting to the Board of Directors, SolarLEAP is seeking an Executive Director (ED) who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for developing and implementing a new strategy for SolarLEAP’s next stage of development including human resources, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. The ED will interact with end-users (e.g., schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses), funders (e.g., foundations, corporations, individual philanthropists) and partners (e.g., manufacturers, technology companies). The ED will maintain external stakeholder relations with the general public and donors. For more information, please click here.
Partnerships and Operations Manager - SolarLEAP ( Hong Kong)
SolarLEAP is a Hong Kong-based nonprofit social venture committed to improving access to education and knowledge through information technology and educational resources to students and communities around the world. SolarLEAP is hiring a Partnerships and Operations Manager who will be responsible for managing relationships with funders, clients and partners, communications and oversight of the technical operations related to product development, manufacture, installation and usage. SolarLEAP clients include end-users (e.g., schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses), funders (e.g., foundations, corporations, individual philanthropists) and partners (e.g., technology companies, solar panel companies). For more information, please click here.
Investor Relations Officer - Root Capital ( Cambridge, MA)
The Investor Relations Officer is responsible for stewarding all of the processes and strategies by which Root Capital is able to build successful relationships with individual donors and investors. In this way, s/he will play a critical role in helping Root Capital achieve its capitalization goals. S/he will work closely with other Root Capital teams, most notably other members of the Investor Relations team, the Executive Office, and members of the executive team, in guiding and developing a diverse and growing set of relationships that are supportive of Root Capital’s mission of growing rural prosperity. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information, please click here
Director for Ashoka Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean - Ashoka ( Mexico City, Mexico)
The Leader for Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean will be responsible for ensuring that more and more people are empowered with the confidence and skills to effect positive change in the region. To do so, you will mobilize a critical mass of change leaders - social entrepreneurs, business leaders, schools, universities, and media leaders/publishers - in order to build a movement and enable a supportive ecosystem for positive change. You will develop strategic and collaborative partnerships, while at the same time ensuring financial sustainability for the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean office. We’re looking for an entrepreneur. You and your team will have to innovate repeatedly. You will be working closely with a strong Latin American leadership team and with the support of partners who will ensure you have what you need to succeed. For more information, please click here.
Director of Health and Government Relations - Living Goods (Nairobi, Kenya)
Living Goods is seeking a Director of Health and Government Relations to help drive the organizations’ scale and impact of its innovative community health model in Kenya. Living Goods is a pioneering, dynamic and high impact social enterprise focused on addressing the health needs of the underserved. As we enter a period of exciting expansion, we are seeking a Director of Health and Government Relations to be part of the management team. Living Goods believes there are powerful opportunities to partner with the government to shape and implement effective community health policy. This individual will enable the successful scale-up of our community health model, drive strategy on improving health outcomes, and work closely with government at the national and county level to ensure alignment, as we work to improve the lives of millions of people across Kenya. Our ideal candidate will bring deep health expertise, and bring insights into the strategic, regulatory and legislative health sector. They will be results-orientation, and have a proven track record of success in both the private and public sector. As a member of the management team, you will contribute to Living Goods’ dynamic, results-oriented, and client centric organizational culture through inspirational leadership and shining as a positive role model and collaborative team member. This role is based in Nairobi Kenya with frequent travel throughout Kenya and reports directly to the Kenya Country Director. Deadline for applications is August 3, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Chief Operating Officer - Living Goods (Kampala, Uganda)
Are you just looking for a change, or are you looking for the chance to change millions of lives for the better, including yours? If the answer is yes, read on.Living Goods is seeking an experienced and resourceful Chief Operating Officer to lead our teams as we enter a time of dramatic growth and expansion. New independent research is proving Living Goods delivers transformative change. As a result we are attracting substantial resources and talent to drive our expansion. The COO will work directly with the CEO to drive strategy and oversee operations across East Africa and new territories as we grow. This is a vital role, ultimately responsible for the success of the organization.Our ideal candidate will bring a blended background of private and public sector experience, with a proven track record of results, and demonstrated success in leading complex organizations and cultivating talent. This role is based in East Africa in either Nairobi or Kampala with frequent travel between Kenya and Uganda and occasional travel to the US and other countries. Deadline for applications is August 3, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Analyst / Associate: Intellectual Capital - Omidyar Network (Redwood City, CA. Washington, DC, or London, UK)
Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. The organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. In 2013, ON added a new function – intellectual capital – to complement existing approaches in financial capital and human capital to amplify social change at scale. The team has global reach with colleagues in multiple offices We focus on strategy and insight, analytics and research, and results measurement and learning for both internal and external audiences. We lead efforts to understand ON’s influence and impact in the broader systems in which we work in the service of social impact. ON is seeking a passionate and entrepreneurial individual to work across a wide range of projects and issues with the intellectual capital team. Omidyar Network is seeking applicants for both the Analyst and Associate Positions.
Senior Investment Manager, Southeast Asia - LGT Venture Philanthopy (The Philippines)
LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP) seeks an experienced investment manager to strengthen its Southeast Asian team and lead its investment portfolio in the Philippines. An ideal candidate would be an experienced venture capitalist or potentially, a seasoned business management consultant. The position allows the candidate to apply his/her skills in making a significant improvement in the lives of less advantaged people by investing in and building companies that deliver critical goods and services such as agricul-ture, health, education/empowerment, renewable energy, and ICT (enabling technologies). An in-depth understanding of issues and challenges related to development and poverty would be a significant advantage. Deadline for applications is March 30, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Director/Senior Manager, Learning and Impact - Omidyar Network ( Redwood City, CA)
This is a new role at ON, and a one-of-a-kind leadership opportunity to pioneer thinking in the field of learning and impact across commercial and grant investments. There are no templates for this role given ON’s unique set of tools, early stage focus, and commitment to contribution (rather than attribution). The role offers a prime opportunity to adapt conventional evaluation and impact thinking to the dynamic world of early stage investing and grant-making; we are explicitly not looking for conventional M&E thinkers to apply conventional development and philanthropic logframes to the challenges we face. As such, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop innovative approaches that translate our theories of change into actionable insights on success and failure that can in turn help us recalibrate strategy as needed in the service of increasing our social impact. The person hired will be expected to not only lead internally on these topics (with staff and the Board), but also provide leadership to the field in considering the impact of early stage innovations (both commercial and purely social). This person will also be responsible for institutionalizing learning pathways and culture in a firm that believes that learning is the key central function when operating in rapidly evolving and dynamic systems. As such, ON is seeking a passionate, experienced and entrepreneurial professional with an interest in new approaches and a high tolerance for ambiguity to serve as its first Director or Senior Manager of Learning and Impact. For more information, please click here.
Investor Relations Operations Associate - Root Capital ( Cambridge, MA)
The Investor Relations (IR) team is responsible for resource development for the organization, including generating investment and philanthropic revenue. The IR Operations Associate contributes to this busy team by coordinating the data needs for the department, as well as providing some logistical and administrative support to ensure smooth and efficient operations. The Associate’s specific responsibilities include managing gift and investment data processing and acknowledgement, running reports, continually optimizing the team database, and providing some administrative support to the vice president and director. For more information, please click here.
Python Developer - Lumeter Networks (Bay Area, CA)
Investment Officer, Private Equity Funds - International Finance Corporation (Narobi, Kenya)
IFC seeks to appoint an Investment Officer to join its Nairobi team.The Investment Officer will work across Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions as required.Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment. For more information, please click here.
Manager, Project Support - Aspen Global Leadership Network ( Washington, DC)
The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is a growing, worldwide community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector – nearly 2000 "Fellows" from 48 countries -- who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. All share the common experience of participating in the Henry Crown Fellowship or one of the dozen Aspen Institute leadership initiatives it has inspired in the United States, Africa, Central America, India, the Middle East and China.The AGLN Manager, Project Support will track, raise the probability of success for, and tell the stories of the Fellows' promising social ventures/projects. She/he will also encourage, track, support and tell the stories of "Action Pledges" made at the Aspen Action Forum. For more information, please click here.
Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant - Vita Global (Washington, DC )
Vita Global believes the essence of life for an entrepreneur or an organization is when their passion meets the world’s greatest need. For this reason, our shared values guide how we assist their businesses and organizations achieve long-term economic growth and impact through innovative solutions designed to increase their participation in the 21st century global economy. Consultancy description: Vita Global is currently seeking a Monitoring & Evaluation consultant to support various monitoring and evaluation projects. Anticipated start dates and project durations are subject to change, but is anticipated to be February/March 2015 for at least three months. This position is virtual and the candidate will be expected to provide their own laptop and have access to high-speed internet access. The consultant will be working remotely with occasional in-person meetings with Vita Global if they are located in the Washington, DC metro area. Deadline for applications is April 23, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Cheif Executive - Global Innovation Fund ( London, UK)
GIF is a $200 million joint initiative of the international development departments of the governments of the UK, US, Australia, and Sweden, and of the Omidyar Network. GIF provides support for the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of cost-effective innovations targeted at improving the lives of the poorest people in developing countries. GIF aims to support a portfolio of innovations that collectively open up opportunities and improve lives for hundreds of millions of people.The Chief Executive will be based in London and will report in to GIF’s Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the Chief Executive will include the points which follow.To ensure the successful execution of GIF strategy, as agreed with the Board, through provision of the strategic and operational leadership and direction of GIF. To ensure that the aims and objectives of GIF are delivered and to continually improve policies and procedures: To engage and communicate the GIF mission and vision internally and with external partnersand networks. For more information, please click here.
Director of Strategic Partnerships - Living Goods (Kampala, Uganda)
Living Goods is looking for an entrepreneurial and experienced manager to drive the strategy and growth of the Partnerships arm of our business. Living Goods is in the vanguard of revolutionizing community healthcare delivery worldwide. Through our partnerships unit, we help partners adapt the Living Goods sustainable community health model.Partnerships lie at the heart of Living Goods’ path for impact at scale. As the Director of Strategic Partnerships, you will build and manage the Partnerships team and budget, drive strategy, support existing client engagements, and build a robust pipeline of new partnerships across the developing world. By collaborating with the world's leading international NGOs, businesses and governments to replicate our business model, you will have the opportunity to improve the health and livelihoods of millions of underserved customers. Our partners include The Clinton Foundation, BRAC, PSI, and Marie Stopes International. The position is based in East Africa in our Kampala or Nairobi Office. You should expect to spend up to 25-30% of your time traveling to build our pipeline, expand our influence, and drive the success of our partnering organizations around the world. Deadline for applications is July 20, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Deputy Director - The Lemelson Foundation ( Portland, OR)
The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives. We believe invention can solve many of the biggest economic and social challenges of our time. We make grants and other investments to inspire and enable the next generation of inventors and invention-based businesses across the US and in developing countries. By doing this, we promote a strong economy in the US, and improve lives for the poor in developing countries. We are committed to promoting Impact Inventing as a means of ensuring that the next generation of inventors and invention based businesses have positive social impact, are environmentally responsible, and financially sustainable.
This is a new position for a foundation with growing impact. The Deputy Director is a part of the Foundation’s leadership team, including the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO) and Executive Director. S/he will work closely with the talented team to grow people, programs, and initiatives as the foundation moves into its 20th year of giving and beyond. The Deputy Director will embrace and contribute to the organizational culture of collaborative decision-making and teamwork. In partnership with the Executive Director, s/he will be on point for overall strategy refinement, facilitate cross-organizational learning, and provide direction on issues that cut across the Foundation’s priorities. The Deputy will collaborate with the CFAO to provide implementation leadership and internal support for programmatic and communications staff at the Foundation, allowing the Executive Director expanded opportunity to focus externally on the regional, national,and international strategic partnerships critical to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission. For more information, please click here.
Principal Investigator for the Microfinance Genome - Mission Measurement ( Chicago or DC)
Mission Measurement (MM) is an impact measurement and strategy firm that works to predict, measure, and improve the return on social investments. MM is responsible for the Impact Genome Project™ (IGP), a field-wide, systematic method to codify and quantify the factors that drive social outcomes. Through the IGP, MM is working to bring the power of data science to social impact, enabling decision makers to maximize their return on investments in government programs, charitable grants, social programs, sustainability efforts, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. MM seeks the support of a Principal Investigator who is dynamic, knowledgeable, and forward-thinking to direct research efforts on the factors that drive outcomes in a particular discipline of social impact. The primary responsibilities associated with this role are outlined below.MM is currently recruiting Principal Investigators within the sectors of Education, International Development, and Critical Human Needs. The primary role of the Principal Investigator is to lead a research team in analyzing and codifying the available evidence-based research and conducting primary research using IGP protocols for the field of microfinance/inclusive finance. The Principal Investigator must be a recognized thought leader in the field who has extensive experience conducting research related to microfinance, financial inclusion, access to finance, small business support, etc. The successful Principal Investigator will establish relationships with and serve as liaison to key academic, government, and private institutions affiliated with microfinance. The Principal Investigator will collaborate closely with the Chief Genomic Officer, Data Science Director, and Project Manager to ensure the R&D effort is executed in an effective manner and produces high-quality outputs. This role will involve occasional travel, public speaking, and technical support of IGP “sales”/fundraising efforts. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Project Manager for Microfinance Genome - Mission Measurement (Chicago or DC)
Mission Measurement (MM) is an impact measurement and strategy firm that works to predict, measure, and improve the return on social investments. MM is responsible for the Impact Genome Project™ (IGP), a field-wide, systematic method to codify and quantify the factors that drive social outcomes. Through the IGP, MM is working to bring the power of data science to social impact, enabling decision makers to maximize their return on investments in government programs, charitable grants, social programs, sustainability efforts, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. MM seeks the support of a Project Manager who is dynamic, knowledgeable in the field of microfinance, and adept at coordinating concurrent work streams that have multiple interdependencies. The primary responsibilities associated with this role are outlined below. The primary role of the Project Manager is to coordinate between a consortium of partner organizations and the IGP R&D team with the aim of producing a specific set of high-quality deliverables intended for dissemination across the sector. The Project Manager will have deep roots in the microfinance field and be able to bring a nuanced understanding of its players, trends, and issues to successfully engage key stakeholders, including governments, nonprofit leaders, corporate philanthropies, foundations, and donors. The Project Manager will develop and nurture relationships with these key stakeholders while providing world-class project oversight to the R&D initiative underlying the assembled consortium. The Project Manager will collaborate closely with the IGP R&D team, ensuring that research deliverables are communicated effectively to the field and meet stakeholder expectations. With proven success, the Project Manager will have opportunities for career advancem ent and taken on more strategic roles within the IGP. This role will require excellent written communication and presentation skills and occasional travel. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Director of Global Services- EFL Global ( Boston, MA)
The Director of Global Service is a crucial leadership role that manages EFL’s client relationships with financial institutions and oversees our engagements to ensure EFL’s cutting edge tool is driving maximum value for our partners. The Director of Global Service will report directly to EFL’s CEO, serve as a key member of EFL’s Executive Committee and will oversee the global services team of high preforming account managers. The Director of Global Services will be excellent at building a professional services organization and a highly capable and multinational manager. This position is based in Boston and the successful candidate must be fluent in business Spanish, candidates interested in being based in Peru or Europe will also be considered.Success in this position will require significant time in the field (at Headquarters and branches of financial institutions) and listening to and working with EFL’s clients. Consequently, the candidate should expect global travel at least 30% of the time. The role will begin with 3 months of on-boarding in Lima, Peru. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2015. For more information, please click here
Analytics Solution Manager - EFL Global (Jakarta, Indonesia)
EFL’s Analytics Solutions Manager will be the definitive source of knowledge in the strategic application of EFL’s cutting edge tools. This Jakarta-based role will serve as a bridge between EFL’s sales, implementation, and product teams, while externally this person will be an expert in translating complicated and technical topics to EFL’s financial services partners and sales prospects. The Analytics Solutions Manager will split their time between sales engineering, the management of analytics offerings to current clients and building EFL’s analytics thought leadership. Deadline for applications is May 31, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Talent Manager - EFL Global ( Lima, Peru)
EFL is rapidly expanding and our team is what makes us special, therefore EFL is seeking an ambitious self-starter to manage our global human resources. The talent manager will be in charge of managing the end-to-end hiring process, with a particular focus on pro-actively identifying and selling top talent on EFL. Further, the talent manager will be responsible for ensuring our employees continue to be happy in their roles and growing at EFL. This entrepreneurial role will help bring best practices in talent management into EFL. EFL’s team is based on four continents and spans from business, to operations, to technical and analytical backgrounds. As such, the talent manager will get tremendous exposure to all parts of EFL’s business.The talent manager would be joining our vibrant Peru headquarters where we have staff hailing from 10 different countries and EFL will provide support for relocation. Applicants interested in working in Boston will also be considered. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Partner/Senior Associate (Latin America) - I-DEV International (Lima, Peru)
I-DEV International is looking to bring on a full-time Partner or Senior Associate to be an integral part of its Latin American Insight & Strategy Consulting team. The role will include working with I-DEV’s existing team in Latin America and globally to support and lead consulting and strategy advisory work with corporate clients, SMEs, social businesses, non-profits and government actors. Specifically, the Partner/Sr. Associate will serve as Project Manager for a new project to be launched in Q1 2015 in the Peruvian Amazon which is focused on developing an ecosystem of commercially viable and competitive micro and SME businesses in the community of Belén, Iquitos. For more information, please click here. Deadline for applications is March 30, 2015.
Strategy and Research Director - One Acre Fund ( Nairobi, Kenya)
One Acre Fund is seeking a structured, strategic consulting manager for our Internal Consulting Team based in Nairobi. This team improves internal operations and sharpens organizational strategy through rigorous research and analysis. Their projects directly shape the rapid growth of our start-up organization. Projects generally fit into four categories: operational improvement, strategic growth, flexible deployment, and new impact exploration projects. Project work in all categories is fast-paced, with a heavy emphasis upon analysis and research. Projects are conducted for all internal functions (e.g., Finance, Operations, Innovations) and impact all countries of operation (Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and pilot countries).Our new Strategy & Research Director should, ideally, be a current consulting manager who can manage and lead the 10-person team that conducts this work. We are seeking an exceptional professional with 6+ years of work experience conducting analysis and research, managing client relationships, developing organizational strategy, and leading teams. Experience in entrepreneurial or unstructured environments is a plus. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates who will help take this team and the organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. For more information, please click here. Deadline for applications is May 31, 2015.
Manager of Channels and Technology - Accion (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 Manager, 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 financial institutions and innovative companies, expanding our market leadership in channels and technology and helping build our internal capacity. The main role of the Manager will be to support various strategic projects via research and analysis, developing tools and project deliverables, knowledge dissemination and communications and supporting general management and strategy reporting. For more information, please click here. Deadline for applications is March 28, 2015
Supply Chain Director- Mobius Motors (K) Ltd (Nairobi, Kenya)
We are seeking a long-term commitment from an exceptional mid-career supply chain professional to lead and coordinate the development and operations of a robust international, largely outsourced supply chain to deliver our production vehicles – a truly unique opportunity to create impact on a global scale. The role will require a close working relationship with the venture’s CEO, Operations Director and Technical Director, engineering, production, finance and logistics teams as well as various international vendors. For more information, please click here. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015
Head of Operations and Investor Relations - Frontier Investments - Accion ( Washington, DC)
Accion’s Frontier Investments Group (“Frontier”) is an early and growth stage impact investing fund focused on catalyzing new approaches to financial inclusion. Frontier invests in disruptive business models and technologies that radically enhance the way financial services are delivered to the unbanked and underbanked. Frontier is a hands-on equity partner, and focuses on post-revenue enterprises that are seeking capital to bring their business models to scale. We are currently recruiting a Head of Operations and Investor Relationswho will be based in Washington, DC. Successful candidates will have experience in fund management and administration, ideally in multiple markets beyond the U.S. You will be working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment and will provide operational management and oversight for a third-party venture equity fund, anchored by Accion, that is currently being raised. You will be the go-to person f or all aspects of operations – processes, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance and quality control generally – and, as such, key to the success of the fund. You will be supported by a close-knit, passionate, and talented group of investment professionals whose common mission is to create new opportunities for aspiring social entrepreneurs in the markets Frontier targets. Deadline for applications is February 16, 2015. For more information, please click here.
Business Development Officer - Root Capital (Nicaragua, Guatemala or Costa Rica)
The Business Development Officer (BDO) supports the growth and diversification of Root Capital’s agricultural lending portfolio in Central America and Mexico by developing and managing relationships with partner organizations, generating new client opportunities, conducting research on new products and industries, and contributing to marketing campaigns. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please click here for more details.
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