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: 11/10/2014
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.