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. 


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Last Updated: 12/03/2014


Logistics Manager - The Unreasonable Institute (Boulder, CO)
The Unreasonable Institute gives an “unreasonable advantage” to entrepreneurs creating solutions to the world’s biggest social and environmental problems. We do this by running programs for entrepreneurs where they connect with mentors, investors, and a global network of support (the flagship program brings entrepreneurs together to live under the same roof for 5 weeks).  We then continue our support for them after the program. Over the past 5 years, 100+ ventures from 41 countries have attended our program in Boulder, CO. Collectively they have raised over $50 million in funding, grown their revenues and teams by over 2.5x within a year of leaving the program, and have impacted over 2,000,000 lives. Core Job to Be Done:Ensure operational excellence and manage the logistics at all Unreasonable events, including the Global Institute itself.  The organizational underpinning of each event needs to be flawless so that entrepreneurs can focus on growing their businesses, investors can focus on investing, mentors can enjoy mentoring (so they come back year after year!) and most of the Unreasonable team can focus on making sure each of these things happen. Deadline for applications is January 12, 2015. For more information, please click here. 

BioEnergy Fellow - Alterna (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
Alterna is a Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Central America. We are looking to fill a 6 month fellowship position for a national bio-energy initiative undertaken by Alterna and top development agencies. You will be working with a small team to help cultivate a new bio-gas market in Guatemala, working both internally along with external coordination and implementation of the initiative. Top candidates will bring direct experience in organic production / agro-ecology programs and / or ecological techniques with a range of organic fertilizers. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015. For more information, please click here.

 

Programs Director, Kenya - Amani Institute (Nairobi, Kenya)
Although only 2 years old and still in start-up phase, Amani Institute is growing rapidly and from next year on education programs will be running throughout the year. These programs are primarily held in Kenya and Brazil, with other locations to follow but are offered to a worldwide audience. People from over 30 countries have participated in the programs so far. The team is globally diverse, entrepreneurial, and values the whole individual as much as their professional ability. The Programs Director Kenya is responsible for directing the continued and improved operations of new and existing educational programs held in Kenya. The Director will primary but not exclusively dedicate her/his time to the Post Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management. Deadline for applications is December 20, 2014. For more information, please click here.

Finance and Operations Assistant  - Amani Institute (Nairobi, Kenya)
Although only 2 years old and still in start-up phase, Amani Institute is growing rapidly and from next year on education programs will be running throughout the year. These programs are primarily held in Kenya and Brazil, with other locations to follow but are offered to a worldwide audience. People from over 30 countries have participated in the programs so far. The team is globally diverse, entrepreneurial, and values the whole individual as much as their professional ability. The Operations Assistant will assist in duties around accounts management, administration of the organization, and general logistics around operations of the organization. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya for a Kenyan national. Deadline for applications is January 10, 2015. For more information, please click here.

Business Learning Manager - African Management Initiative (Nairobi, Kenya)
AMI is a pan-African entrepreneurial social business that empowers African managers, entrepreneurs and young professionals through practical and accessible learning and development tools. We help businesses develop productive and motivated workforces, we help entrepreneurs build thriving enterprises, and we help managers develop new skills and advance their careers. We are developing Africa’s first online social learning platform (web and mobile), and combine cutting-edge technology, world-class content, in-person workshops and an innovative peer accountability process. We help managers and entrepreneurs apply what they learn on the job, empowering them to build their organisations and progress their careers. AMI is expanding rapidly. We are looking for an ambitious and talented Business Learning Manager to adapt our world-class content to the meet the needs of our business clients, to lead execution and scale-up of our innovative blended learning approach, lead a team of expert facilitators and play a leading role in developing our next batch of exciting and high-quality AMI courses. The Business Learning Manager will report to the Chief Learning Officer and Chief Product Officer, and will work closely with the business development team to support clients across East Africa and beyond. You will be a key senior player in a dynamic, international team focused obsessively on results. We work hard, innovate constantly and have fun in the process. This is a chance for someone with a passion for learning, technology, development and business growth to be part of Africa’s transformation. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience in business consulting/analysis, human resources, training, learning and development, management education or enterprise development. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2014.  For more information, please click here. 

Terms of Reference: Capacity Building Partner for the Catalytic Small Grants Program - Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Bangladesh or Guatemala) 
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks proposals from consulting firms to provide capacity building planning and delivery, as well as grant management support, in Bangladesh and Guatemala.  This work will be done through 2015 under the Alliance’s new Catalytic Small Grants Program, beginning in January or February. Based on the pilot Catalytic Small Grants Program (CSGP) in Ghana, the Alliance will roll out the CSGP in Bangladesh and Guatemala beginning in January 2015. The Alliance estimates that 6-8 enterprises in each country will undergo investment readiness analysis from which approximately 3-4 will be selected to receive both a small grant and capacity building support. The Alliance seeks a qualified firm (Capacity Building Partner) to provide capacity building planning and delivery and grant management support in 2015 for the CSGP in Bangladesh and Guatemala.  Interested parties can submit proposals covering either, or both, of these countries. The Alliance has already identified a partner to conduct the investment readiness analysis. Please find more information on the Bangladesh TOR and the Guatemala TOR 

Terms of Reference: Capacity Building Partner for the Catalytic Small Grants Program - Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Kenya, or Uganda) 
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks proposals from consulting firms to provide capacity building planning and delivery for Kenya and Uganda.  This work will be done through 2015 under the Alliance’s new Catalytic Small Grants Program, beginning in January or February.Based on the pilot Catalytic Small Grants Program (CSGP) in Ghana, the Alliance will roll out the CSGP in Kenya and Uganda beginning in January 2015. The Alliance estimates that 6-8 enterprises in each country will undergo investment readiness analysis from which approximately 5 will be selected to receive both a small grant and capacity building support.The Alliance seeks a qualified firm (Capacity Building Partner) to provide capacity building planning and delivery in 2015 for the CSGP in Kenya and Uganda.  Interested parties can submit proposals covering either, or both, of these countries. The Alliance has already identified a partner to conduct the investment readiness analysis.All work must be completed by December 31, 2015. Please find more information on the Kenya/Uganda TOR.

Social Impact Fellow - d.light (Nairobi, Kenya) 
The Fellow will support the execution of an innovative pilot to test the cost-effectiveness of technology-facilitated impact data collection, funded by some of d.light’s most cutting edge impact investors. The position will report to the Senior Manager for Social Impact, based in New York City, USA. Responsibilities will include: • Contribute to survey questionnaire design and help input questionnaires into electronic modules. • Support data management and analysis. • Support the supervision of household survey work, including spot checks on enumerators for quality control. • With guidance, coordinate training session for enumeration teams. • Liaise with d.light Kenya Marketing team; technology service providers (such as Kenya-based call center); and with local enumeration team.• Support preparation of progress reports for Global Partnerships team and funders.  Apply ASAP. for more information, please click here.

Technical Director, Partnerships & Investments - ACDI/VOCA ( Washington, DC)
Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 70 projects in 35 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million. We are seeking a D.C.-based Technical Director, Partnerships & Investments, who will be responsible for the design and implementation of ACDI/VOCA’s impact investment and public/private partnerships work. This will entail developing, contributing to, and providing technical guidance to new initiatives and efforts related to impact investment activities and private sector partnerships. Deadline for applications is January 18, 2015. For more information, please click here.

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.

Program Officer, International Programs - Citi Foundation (New York, NY)
The Program Officer will Support Citi Foundation’s mission to promote economic progress in low-income communities around the world by investing in efforts that increase financial inclusion; catalyze job opportunities for youth; and reimagine approaches to building economically-vibrant cities. Build on our “more than philanthropy” approach by collaborating with LATAM public affairs colleagues and other internal business partners to manage on-the-ground execution of the investment strategy. Ensure that the Citi Foundation’s activities in LATAM enhance Citi’s reputation with key stakeholders. For more information, please click here

Program Officer,Developing Country Incubation Portfolio - The Lemelson Foundation (Portland, OR)
The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth in the US, and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries.  A brief overview of our work is attached.  The Lemelson Foundation has an endowment of around $370 million and an annual budget of approximately $18 million.  We are looking for a talented individual who shares our passion to assist us in creating impact through fostering the next great invention based solutions that might address the basic human needs of the poor or help them to enhance their livelihoods.  

The Lemelson Foundation seeks a strategic, curious, and passionate leader as its next Program Officer. S/he will be an integral part of a close-knit team, developing, monitoring, and managing a portfolio of investments (grants, contracts) while providing support on issues that cut across the Foundation’s priorities and are of high importance to the overall strategy. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in contributing to a Foundation culture of collaboration, learning, and innovation, and be dedicated to creating scaled impact on the lives of the most vulnerable worldwide. The PO should possess knowledge and experience related to fostering science and technology based invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in global development. A full position profile describing the organization, the ideal candidate, and the desired qualifications for the position can be found here.  

Associate, Strategy and Partnerships - Village Capital (Washington, DC)
Village Capital is seeking an Associate, Strategy and Partnerships to join our growing team.This person will report to the Director of Strategy and Partnerships and be responsible for engaging the key stakeholders who support Village Capital’s entrepreneurs as they build businesses to solve tough problems around the world.This person will play a leading role in our efforts to:Build strategic organizational relationships to better support world-changing entrepreneurs;Deepen community support where we are already working; Support our alumni companies and current partnerships. Deadline for application is November 15th. However, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis so apply sooner rather than later! For more information, please click here. 

Senior Director, Channels & Technology - Africa Region - Accion International (Accra, Ghana)
The Senior Director for Channels and Technology (C&T) will be a member of Accion’s Africa Operations management team and the Global C&T team. He or she will be responsible for driving and helping implement innovative technologies and delivery channels, providing technical and management advisory services and project management for regional partners. Under the day-to-day supervision of the Africa Regional Operations Head, he/she will contribute to the planning and delivery of advisory services and training to regional partners, manage professional technical staff and consultants, and deliver advisory services and training for technology and delivery channel projects in the region. The Senior Director will also report to the SVP for C&T and be responsible for supporting the implementation of channels and technology related activities with Accion’s Africa region partners. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2014. For more information, please click here

Head of Operations and Investor Relations  Accion International (Washington D.C. USA)
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. Frontier prioritizes investment opportunities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, but is opportunistic, leveraging Accion’s global footprint and 50-years of experience investing in and building financial services business in emerging markets. Frontier is currently sponsored by Accion International which, based on express interest from outside investors, is planning to formalize Frontier into a third party fund. For more information, please refer to our website or download our Information Sheet. We are currently recruiting a Head of Operations and Investor Relations who 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 for 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 December 31, 2014. For more information, please click here. 

BPEACE GUATEMALA CONSULTANCY - BPEACE (Guatemala)
Bpeace believes that creating jobs, creates peace. Bpeace is a non-profit network of business experts who volunteer their time and skills to assist entrepreneurs in countries with a history of violence and poverty: Afghanistan, Rwanda, El Salvador and Guatemala. We have a special interest in women entrepreneurs because their economic advancement is critical to creating and maintaining peace. In 2013, Bpeace launched its Fast Runner program in Guatemala. In 2015 Bpeace will have a total of 20 Guatemala businesses in its portfolio – small and medium firms in a variety of industries (such as furniture, food processing, technology, promotional staff outsourcing, education, and laboratories). The Bpeace program surrounds these qualified firms, for eighteen months, with pro bono technical assistance, provided by both Bpeace staff on the ground and U.S. experts both virtually and in person. 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.

SME Support Team Lead - TechnoServe (Accra or Nairobi)
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has signaled its intention to launch a program that will strengthen the small and growing businesses (SGB) sector and support to start up companies in target countries, including Ghana or Kenya, by developing the local enabling environment and a robust ecosystem for start-ups. The program aims to work within the existing ecosystem to improve access of entrepreneurs to financial capital, skills and professional networks, and other financial and non-financial support to support entrepreneurs to transform business ideas into reality; and thereby increase the creation of high productivity jobs and incomes in key sectors. In Ghana and Kenya, the program will work with investors, incubation hubs, business service providers and other stakeholders to strengthen auxiliary services, encourage investment and enable the growth of the SME sector. In line with DFID’s priorities in sub-Saharan Afri ca, the program will focus upon industries and enterprises with the potential to create jobs for poor people and develop products and services for Base of the Pyramid consumers. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2014. For more information, please click here. 

Country Program Director - TechnoServe (Ghana)
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has signaled its intention to launch a program that will strengthen the small and growing businesses (SGB) sector and support to start up companies in target countries, including Ghana by developing the local enabling environment and a robust ecosystem for start-ups.The program aims to work within the existing ecosystem to improve access of entrepreneurs to financial capital, skills and professional networks, and other financial and non-financial support to support entrepreneurs to transform business ideas into reality; and thereby increase the creation of high productivity jobs and incomes in key sectors. Deadline for applications is December 31, 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. 

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