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: 1/16/2014


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.

Consultant - Innovations in Financial Capability Project - Accion International (DC, Boston, New York)
This position is an opportunity to lead a unique and significant thought leadership project in the nascent area of financial capability. The Project Consultant will have primary responsibility for the design and execution of a research project on Financial Capability including: managing the project, undertaking market research with key industry stakeholders, developing case studies, profiling at least 2 markets (likely to include India), providing a framework for disseminating key findings, writing two draft white papers and actively participating in presentations and dissemination of the results. The consultant will work closely with the Center for Financial Inclusion’s Financial Inclusion 2020 team. The project is funded by J.P. Morgan Chase & Company. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015. 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.

Director, Investment Research - Global Partnerships (Seattle, WA)
The Director, Investment Research, will be responsible for identifying the best investment opportunities for market based approaches to poverty.  He/she will design and implement our dynamic action oriented research practices and lead a small investment research team that will analyze what products and services provide meaningful opportunities for people living in poverty; the size of those market opportunities and which social enterprises will best deliver on those opportunities. The output will be a set of well-defined initiatives that provide direction and guidance for GP’s investment activities.This position is expected to work across the organization and in close cooperation with all members of the Research and Impact Team and the Social Investment Team. This position is also expected to work in close coordination with the executive team to ensure that research, results, and insights guide GP’s strategy. For more information, please click here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Country Director - Jibu ( Kampala, Uganda)
Jibu is looking for a talented manager/problem-solver wishing to commit a minimum of two years to experience a unique adventure and contribute to a rapidly growing company making a meaningful social difference. A successful candidate will be both a leader and a manager who is a strong-communicator, writer, and strategic thinker able to help grow an early stage company to the next level of maturity and effectiveness. The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda and work directly with Jibu’s CEO. The Country Director will be operationally focused and responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of business expansion with a focus on operational maturation, business development, and strategic direction. The majority of efforts will be identifying, dissecting, and overcoming challenges. Developing operations, controls, processes, training, and management structures will coincide with developing strong partnerships with suppliers, vendors, and relevant organizations. Primary responsibilities will vary and require hands-on persistence, long hours, and agility to respond to the challenges/needs that arise day to day. 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 

Senior MSME Expert - Asia Region - Accion ( Mumbai, India) 
Accion is looking for a senior MSME expert to work with Accion’s partners in Asia. The employee will work with several partners of Accion in Asia to strengthen the capacity of partner banks in MSME lending by providing content, training and coaching/mentoring to partner counterparts. The role will initially focus on a new initiative of Swadhaar FinServe, Accion’s Mumbai based partner. In addition, the staff member will support Bridge Philippines, a network of innovative, dynamic, mission driven banks, mostly located in rural Philippines. In the future, the employee is expected to also work with other Accion partners in China and India.The employee will be part of a team of local and international experts and build the capacity of Accion’s partners in the area of SME and MSE lending (see below) and directly provide high-quality advisory services to Accion’s partner institutions and, in the case of Bridge, to Bridge’s partner banks. The position is full time and is expected to be based out of India, with approximately 30% travel to other Asian countries, including the Philippines. For more information, please click here. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2015. 

MSME Lead Specialist - India - Accion ( Mumbai, India)
Accion is looking for an innovative and creative thinker to work with Accion’s partners in India. This person will be part of a team of local and international experts and will assist with building the capacity of Accion’s partners in the area of MSME lending and develop policies and procedures for Accion’s partner institutions. The position is full time and is expected to be based out of India, with a minimum of approximately 30% travel to locations within India.This employee will work closely with the India based Senior SME Lending Expert, strengthening the capacity of partner banks in MSME lending by providing content, training and coaching/mentoring to partner counterparts as well as acting as an intermediary between the institutions. This role will initially focus on the start-up of a new initiative of Swadhaar FinServe, Accion's Mumbai based partner, ensuring best practices are followed. In addition, this staff member will support a network of innovative, dynamic, mission driven banks. For more information, please click here. Deadline for applications is February 15, 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

Criterion Institute (Haddam, CT)
Criterion’s vision and mission: To create an economy that works for all, Criterion Institute seeks to broaden what matters in our economic decisions by expanding who has authority in the work of reinventing the economy. We are hiring for two positions now: A Chief Operating Officer: This is the classic operator who likes to design and implement process, manage people, and grow an organization. We’re excited to find the person who can do this role and then has some kind of gift with purchase, either experience in investment transactions, or research skills, or an amazing network. A Communications Manager: Titles for this position are always difficult. We are looking for someone with a product development mindset to manage the design and development of the Finance Lab, to manage the rebuild our brand and website (with an outside firm), and to amplify our work through a variety of channels. 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.

 

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,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. 

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