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 190 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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"I used the ANDE Careers web job board for a recent hire. The quality of applicants was amazing and in fact, I ended up hiring the very first one who replied to our posting. For those who work/need staff in the broad space of SMEs, entrepreneurship, and investment in emerging countries, the ANDE job board is the indispensable place to post a listing"

-Steven Koltai Koltai & Company, LLC

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Last Updated: 04/22/14

Director of Strategic Development- Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs  (Flexible Location)
As a new position on the ANDE team, the Director of Strategic Development will report directly to, and work closely with, the Executive Director. The Director of Strategic Development will spearhead outreach and fundraising efforts for the organization. This includes developing and managing relationships with development finance institutions, government agencies, foundations, and corporations as part of ANDE’s efforts to encourage more support of small and growing businesses. In addition, the Director of Strategic Development will be responsible for managing ANDE’s own internal fundraising, which will require raising significant capital over the next five years.For more information, please click here.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so please apply ASAP


Multiple Positions - Enclude Ltd. (Washington, DC)
Enclude’s Inclusive Finance (IF) practice is seeking a Senior Analyst to join its core team. The Senior Analyst will play a strong team role, working closely with other members of the IF team, and interfacing externally with senior management counterparts at client sites.

Enclude’s Inclusive Finance (IF) practice is seeking an analyst to join its core team. The Analyst in the IF practice will contribute to business building, knowledge management and project administration to achieve revenue goals, deliver high quality services and outcomes to clients, and to broaden personal knowledge and experience to begin developing a technical expertise

Enclude’s Channels & Linkages (C&L) practice is seeking an Analyst to join its core team. The Analyst in the C&L practice will contribute to business building, knowledge management and project administration to achieve revenue goals, deliver high quality services and outcomes to clients, and to broaden personal knowledge and experience to begin developing a technical expertise. 

Application deadline for all positions is May 9, 2014. 


Lead Specialist for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Smart Campaign - Accion International (Washington, DC)
The Smart Campaign is a global effort to unite microfinance leaders around a common goal: to keep clients as the driving force of the industry. The Campaign works in many regions to help build the capacity of MFIs and other stakeholders to improve the treatment of clients of financial service providers serving the bottom of the pyramid. The Smart Campaign has been working with partners in the Central Asia and Eastern European region to strengthen the current state of client protection practices. As one of the regions with the most international investment in microfinance and a large client base, promotion and improvement of good practices is a key priority for MFIs of all kinds. The Lead Specialist will work with the Smart Campaign Director to ensure its success and facilitate its operations. Deadline for applications is May 16, 2014. 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.

Social Investments Manager- Mercy Corps ( Portland, OR or Washington,DC)
The Social Investments 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 Ventures team (SVT), a unit that incubates and develops social enterprises that fulfill our social mission and achieve profitability. 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.Position is based at a Mercy Corps office ideally in Portland, Oregon or Washington DC. Travel is estimated at approximately 25%, which may involve both domestic and international travel. For more information, please click here. 

Multiple Positions – Village Capital (Washington, DC)
Village Capital uses the power of peer support to build investment ready companies that can change the world. Through our unique peer-driven business acceleration program--in which entrepreneurs themselves decide which innovations receive funding--we have served over 350 ventures worldwide, building disruptive solutions in energy, environmental sustainability, agriculture, health, financial services, and education. Village Capital is currently looking to fill 3 positions.

While the deadline for applications is May 1 2014. Village Capital is looking to fill the Global Program Manager position ASAP, and all applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please apply ASAP. 

Program Director, Impact Capital - Center for Science, Technology, and Society (Santa Clara, CA)
The Center for Science Technology and Society at Santa Clara University is looking for a Program Director in its Impact Capital Program, which develops innovative investment vehicles for social enterprises.The Program Director will lead examination of tools, processes and market mechanisms that are critical to creating effective investment vehicles. Responsibilities include grant solicitation and management, education programs on finance and investment for social entrepreneurs, research into potential funding vehicles, and providing thought leadership in the broader impact capital community. This position reports to John Kohler, a pioneer in the impact investment community and ANDE's Member of the Year in 2013. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 30, 2014. For more information, please click here.  

Executive Assistant - Acumen (New York - NY)
The Executive Assistant will support two members of our Management Committee (Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Investment Officer), primarily responsible for strategic relationship management, communications and logistical support, 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. The role will also include the opportunity to expand Acumen’s thought leadership through the assessment of all invitations for speaking, writing, and media opportunities. Deadline for applications is April 18, 2014. For more information, please click here. 

Short-Term Associate (AKA Chief Acrobat) - Living Goods (San Francisco, CA)
Living Goods is looking for a short-term Associate with exceptional communication and organizational skills, to work from our San Francisco office. You are great for this role if you are: a proactive doer who takes initiative to solve problems, create better systems and forecast organizational and team needs; a dynamic multi-tasking guru who can manage multiple projects while balancing competing requests and priorities; and you exude a general awesomeness.The primary role of the Associate will be to provide administrative, program and business development support to the President and San Francisco team. This position offers the unique opportunity to shape the operations of a growing social enterprise aiming to improve the lives of the global poor, while playing a critical role supporting our San Francisco office and our teams in East Africa. This position is a full time contract starting immediately and ending in November with a strong possibility of extension. Deadline for applications is June 29, 2014. For more information, please click here. 

Associate - Social Enterprise - On Purpose (London, UK)
On Purpose is a paid, 1 year “mini-MBA” in social enterprise. Work on 2 x 6-month placements in some of the leading social & environmental organisations. Get quality weekly training from specialists from across the commercial and social sectors and build a deep and diverse network of support and expertise for a career with social impact. Apply by May 21, 2014. for more information,please click here 

Communications Manager-Promotora Social México
Responsable de diseñar y analizar la estrategia general de comunicación (interna y externa), controlar el posicionamiento y la percepción en las audiencias claves. Gestionar las distintas áreas de comunicación, coordinar las relaciones públicas de la organización, las relaciones con la prensa y los medios. Participar activamente en el desarrollo del sector de Inversión de Impacto y Filantropía de riesgo y desarrollar el trato directo y personal con el portafolio y aliados. Si están interesados contactarse con: 

Multiple Positions- USAID, DIV (Washington, DC)
DIV’s objective is to support the discovery of better ways to solve big problems. America is facing a time of austerity, but significant development challenges drive a strong imperative for our action as global citizens. As a result, we need to work harder than ever to implement solutions that get the biggest bang for our development bucks.The DIV model is designed to help us advance what works while avoiding long term investments in what doesn’t.  DIV blends best practice due-diligence strategies in its exciting new development approach that turns bright ideas into bold results: the DIV model includes tiered risk management systems from venture capital; research approaches from economics; and development expertise from nonprofits and government. Our model is simple: we hold a competition for bold development ideas, we pilot them in small increments and test their effects, and we scale those that demonstrate widespread impact and cost-efficiency. In the innovative process, we find both failures and successes: but when ideas fail, we learn that quickly and at relatively low expense; and when ideas succeed, we find out how to reach millions of people at a fraction of the usual cost. DIV is seeking to fill several positions. Applications are rolling so apply ASAP. Please click here for more information.

Multiple Positions – New Ventures Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)
New Ventures Mexico is seeking to fill three positions.

If interested please send CV and motivation letter to email subject: Job Position Mexico. Interview will be in Spanish. Deadline for applications is July 7th 2014 

Communications Manager - LivingGoods (San Francisco, CA)
Do you want your work to matter? Do you believe in the power of a well-told story to catalyze impact? Are you looking to shape and share a story of a social enterprise that is on its way to changing millions of lives? If the answer is yes, read on.In the past year, Living Goods networks of empowered entrepreneurs in East Africa more than doubled, we supported six replicating partners operating across the globe from Peru to Indonesia.  We are striving for massive impact and seek nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world.  To support our ambitious vision, Living Goods is seeking a Communications Manager to help shape, share, and spread our story. Qualified candidates will be gifted writers, and cogent communicators. This is an unrivaled opportunity to help a leading social enterprise grow its impact and change millions of lives for the better, including your own. For more information, please click here.

Chief Operations Officer - Access Afya (Nairobi, Kenya)
The Chief Operations Officer will work closely with the CEO in refining the Access Afya growth and development plan in line with the company’s vision, values and goals. It is an opportunity to be part of a rising social enterprise’s evolution into an established, growing healthcare business. The COO will implement the strategy and execute the agreed operational activities. This will include responsibility for clinic and head office staff, financial management and day-to-day clinical operations, in liaison with the Clinical Director, and management of the supply chain for pharmaceuticals and other products. The COO will monitor and evaluate clinic performance and produce timely, detailed reports as needed. For more information, please click here. 

Villgro Fellow - Villgro ( India) 
Do you want to be a catalyst for change? Do you want to use your skills to help others? Do you want to build businesses for the poor? The Villgro Fellowship gives you a unique opportunity to get started. We are looking for skilled professionals to work closely with social entrepreneurs who are building businesses for the poor. The Fellowship allows you to immerse yourself in a social enterprise and go through a leadership training program that exposes you to thought leaders, entrepreneurs and academics in the field to support your professional and personal growth. For more information, please click here. Application deadline is April 13, 2014

Multiple Positions - Living Goods ( East Africa and San Francisco)Living Goods is hiring for several senior level positions based in East Africa & San Francisco. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cookstoves, and solar lights. Living Goods is hiring for the follow positions:

Expansion Director - UnLtd.India ( Mumbai, India)
UnLtd India ( is a launch pad for social entrepreneurs in India. Through providing seed funding and intensive support, we help exceptional individuals with ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills bring about solutions to India’s social problems. We are now looking for an Expansion Director to lead the scaling of our work across India through our national community of social entrepreneurship launchpads. These independent entities called “UnLtd India Affiliates’ share UnLtd India’s mission, values, brand, and best practices while innovating to meet the needs of their region. A peer community, the UnLtd India Network shares learnings, resources, best practices, and support. For more information please click here.

Sales and Marketing Director, WindAID (Trujillo, Peru)
Wind Aid Energy Solutions manufactures, sells and distributes wind turbines to rural communities that do not have access to electricity in Peru.  Wind Aid ES is backed by the Low Carbon Enterprise Fund, an impact investment fund run by Environmental Resources Management, which is a leading global sustainability consultancy with 172 offices around the world.WindAid ES’s products are recognized for their excellent technical performance, and WindAid currently hold the Guinness world record for the world’s highest installed wind turbine.  Wind Aid is located in Trujillo, Peru.  Wind Aid is looking for a Sales and Marketing Director to help execute its growth strategy in Peru, and create new opportunities for growth throughout Latin America.  This is an exciting role at the helm of fast-growing enterprise for an ambitious professional with a proven track record. For more information, please click here

Voluntario ANDE El Capitulo de Mexico y Centro America
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.El Capitulo está ofreciendo una pasantía de 6 meses a algún joven, con auto motivación, que le apasione trabajar con las pequeñas empresas y emprendedores que apoyan a reducir la pobreza. Las responsabilidades incluyen: Comunicación y Diseño – apoyo en comunicación a todos los involucrados (stakeholders), diseño para eventos, etc. Manejo de Conocimiento – Investigar sobre información/oportunidades en del sector y mantener la base de datos y recursos del capitulo Gestor de Eventos – trabajar con la Coordinadora regional para desarrollar eventos. Apoyo a la Coordinadora regional en manejar el capitulo.

Grassroots Business Fund - Africa Regional Portfolio Manager (Nairobi, Kenya)
The Grassroots Business Fund is currently seeking a Regional Portfolio Manager to be based permanently in Nairobi, Kenya. The Regional Portfolio Manager will be responsible for the overall performance of the Africa portfolio and will participate in the selection of new investments. In addition, the Regional Portfolio Manager will contribute to the regional strategy, strengthen local investment process, and over time, develop local credit and compliance functions. The Regional Portfolio Manager will report to the Africa Regional Manager (RM). Deadline for applications is April 30. For more information, please click here

Office Assistant (3 Month Contract) -Grassroots Business Fund (Nairobi, Kenya)
The Grassroots Business Fund is seeking an Office Assistant to be based in the Nairobi Office for a period of three months (July 2014- September 2014). The Office Assistant will support the Office Manager in all day-to-day responsibilities including receiving and processing invoices; providing administrative support to investment and business advisory services staff; managing travel logistics and meeting scheduling for the Africa team; and performing any other ad hoc tasks to support the GBF Africa team. Application deadline is April 30. For more information, please click here

Head of Strategic Transactions Group - USAID / Development Credit Authority (Washington, DC)
USAID is seeking an experienced and creative financial services professional to serve as the head of the Development Credit Authority's (DCA) Strategic Transactions Group (STG).In support of USAID programs throughout the world, DCA structures and implements partial credit guarantees to unlock local private capital for development projects.  DCA primarily does this on a bilateral basis within the context of existing USAID programs.The STG is a unique team within the office focused on addressing development problems on a global basis by applying the guarantee in novel capital markets transactions and partnerships. STG’s mandate stems from the rationale that having a dedicated capacity to pursue high-profile, transformational deals across multiple countries will amplify USAID’s impact potential.For more information, please click here