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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"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: 08/01/2014
Finance Facility Investment Manager- Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor
WSUP Enterprises is currently undertaking a 16-month pilot programme designed to test market need for and impact of an in-house financing facility able to provide seed and growth capital to early stage water and sanitation entrepreneurs. The WSUP Enterprises Finance Facility (WSUP EFF) intends to achieve these goals by making direct investments into early stage WASH businesses, providing complimentary technical support services to entrepreneurs selected, and through a range of strategic engagements and partnerships designed to leverage the support provided by the WSUP EFF. WSUP Enterprises is looking for a dynamic and committed self-starter with a background in business and development skills to lead this pilot programme. Deadline for applications is Augsust 31. For more information, please click here.
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Solar Cookers International ( Sacremento, CA)
The Solar Cookers International (SCI) Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M & E Specialist) will lead SCI in building an evidence-based culture for the global solar cooking sector.Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the goal of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is to help make data collection and evaluation a regular part of the global solar cooker sector's culture.e M & E Specialist will pull data from Solar Cookers International network (SCInet) members, and push analyses to the global solar cooking sector; will work with SCI staff and global partners to engage the SCInet. The successful candidate will develop a methodology and tools to design evaluations, while assessing the reliability and validity of indicators. S/he will collaborate to finalize the indicator list and oversee data collection. The M & E Specialist will also inquire into the generalizability of project data, and make recommendations based on empirical data to guide informed decisions. Some communications work (newsletter articles, blog posts, etc.) will be required.For more information please click here.
Manager Impact -Fairtrade USA (Oakland, CA)
In May 2013, Fair Trade USA began a process to create a game-changing new Impact Management System (IMS) for defining, measuring and communicating the value we enable for farmers & workers, for businesses and for consumers that becomes a model for our sector. We are in the final stages of designing the IMS, and now need a highly capable individual to lead the implementation of it across our organization and to continuously improve impact collection, management and reporting processes. We seek an entrepreneurial thinker with exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills who is passionate about collaborating to make a difference in the world. Deadline for applications is October 3, 2014. For more information, Please click here
NESsT Fundraiser - NESsT (San Francisco, CA)
The Fundraiser reports to and partners with the Co-CEO to spearhead fundraising efforts as NESsT continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Fundraiser will be responsible for growing grants from institutional donors, increasingly individual donations, and securing contracts for NESsT’s consulting services. The Fundraiser will expand and diversify NESsT’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members around the world to secure funding for new initiatives.This full-time position is based in San Francisco, California. This is a salaried, exempt position and requires a minimum 40 hour work-week commitment. Deadline for applications is August 18, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Director of Finance & Operations - NESsT (San Francisco, CA)
The NESsT Director of Finance & Operations has primary responsibility for ensuring that NESsT´s global finance & operations are efficient, professional, high quality and designed to maximize NESsT performance and mission impact. The DFO oversees and continuously works to develop and improve NESsT operations and systems in: financial management, human resources, legal/regulatory issues, and technology. This full-time position is based in the San Francisco office and reports directly to the Co-CEO, Nicole Etchart. The DFO will directly supervise the Operations & Finance Manager, Finance & Accounting Manager and IT Associate. Deadline for applications is August 18th, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Legal Fellow - Grassroots Business Fund (Washington, DC)
The Grassroots Business Fund (GBF) is a global impact investing organization whose mission is to help build and support businesses that provide sustainable economic opportunities to millions of people in low income communities. GBF’s unique hybrid approach blends investment capital and capacity building to businesses, which then empower the poor as independent entrepreneurs and consumers of affordable goods and services.The Grassroots Business Fund is currently seeking a Legal Fellow for our Washington DC office. The Legal Fellow will work closely with GBF’s VP Legal. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Investment Analyst - Lundin Foundation ( Nairobi, Kenya)
The Investment Analyst will work under the guidance of the East / Southern Africa Portfolio Director both to assess the merits of new investment opportunities and support companies in the Foundation’s portfolio. The Investment Analyst’s specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following: Research and identification of new investment opportunities, Initial screening of investment proposals.Financial, market, and business model analysis. Business context analysis including assessment of competitive landscape, scaling barriers, and relevant trends, Preparing directed research reports and gathering data for organizational use. Deadline for applications is August 30, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Vice President, Finance - iDE (Denver, CO)
We are offering a leadership position in one of the world’s most successful organizations working to reduce poverty in the developing world. Our VP of Finance, based in our Denver, Colorado headquarters, will lead our global finance team to reach another 20 million people with iDE products or services. Working closely with senior managers, the VP of Finance will supervise and support the iDE finance team and ensure excellence in financial management. You will be comfortable with both for-profit and not-for-profit accounting and will use your deep expertise and experience to provide financial oversight and backstopping for iDE programs and business units around the world.For more information, please click here.
Senior Associate, Black Male Achievement Fellowship - Echoing Green (New York, NY)
Echoing Green seeks a passionate and detail-oriented project manager and relationship builder with 7+ years of relevant experience and a demonstrated passion for supporting black men and boys in the United States. The Senior Associate, BMA Fellowship, will serve on the team that manages the search, selection, and support of an incredible group of promising social entrepreneurs. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2014. 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
Product Development- Rent to Own (Lusaka, Zambia)
Rent to Own is an innovative and fast-growing social enterprise in Zambia, founded in 2010. We enable farmers and rural business owners to increase their income by offering them productive assets in a ready-to-use package of training, accessories, and affordable payment terms. Our top seller is irrigation pumps for smallholder vegetable farmers; we also offer maize mills and other equipment, and we are continuously adding new products. We need someone to join our team to help RTO introduce new products, new processes and run new programs. This means understanding what can work and be profitable for both our clients and for RTO. The job involves running pilots, working in the rural areas performing farmer outreach, market research, program management, partner negotiation & management, data collection, and more. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Senior Advisor, Social Ventures - Mercy Corps ( Flexible Locations)
The Senior Advisor, Social Ventures (SASV) will join a new and dynamic Social Ventures team within Mercy Corps that seeks to identify, incubate and launch scalable social enterprises to achieve lasting impact. The Senior Advisor, Social Ventures will partner with key stakeholders, including field leadership, the Social Ventures team, technical teams, and external partners to identify, formulate, design, validate, and implement market-led solutions to improve the lives of the poor. The SASV will work alongside Mercy Corps field teams to internally develop and execute business plans that will measurably improve the lives of the poor through self-sustainable and highly scalable social enterprises. She/he will also position ventures for local incorporation and eventual outside investment; assist in raising equity/debt funding from impact investors, and be a thought leader in structuring financing of social enterprises. Enterprises may be in the areas of financial services, education, health, agriculture, employment, clean energy, water/sanitation, or other needs in developing countries. The goal will be not only to launch successful enterprises, but also to demonstrate a compelling alternative to traditional development aid. For more information please click here.
Membership Services Executive - Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) is a non-profit that is based in Singapore, which works to promote venture philanthropy in the region. We are a membership based organisation with over 160 members from all over the world. AVPN was established in 2011 and we currently operate with a very small team. AVPN is looking for a Membership Services Executive to assist in our expansion of services to our membership base. The candidate should have a passion for the social sector, a pro-active attitude and be focussed on delivering work in a timely manner.The candidate can expect an excellent environment to learn about the social investing community in Asia. We will offer many opportunities to gain exposure to the trends and activities in the sector through events, research and projects. AVPN believes in nurturing talents for the social sector. Deadline for applications is September 1, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Office Administrator - Acumen (New York, NY)
In support of the New York team, you will hold primary responsibility for all administrative and logistical aspects of the Acumen Fund New York office, including managing vendors for building facilities, office supplies, IT, security and travel needs. You will be a self-starter, with strong written and verbal communication skills and presence, comfort with multi-tasking, and ease & effectiveness interacting with the full range of internal and external stakeholders on a routine basis. Candidates will be passionate about the work of Acumen and willing to roll up their sleeves on administrative and operational tasks while having the opportunity to make significant and sustained contributions to building our team and impact. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2014. For more information, Please click here.
Executive Assistant to the COO - Acumen (New York, NY)
The Executive Assistant will support our Chief Operating 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. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Brand Innovation Director - edge (London, UK)
edge aims to enhance business performance in start-ups and impactful businesses through building high-performance teams. edge has been operating for the past 10 years in emerging markets around the world, and is now re-inventing itself.We are now looking to build the edge team further and recruit for the role of Brand Innovation Director. We’re searching for a strategic innovator to co-lead the development of edge’s brand and utility value proposition. This is a great opportunity for someone who thrives working in a small but growing start up environment.We’re looking for a creative team player with a strong track record in Marketing or Brand Development with proven experience of successfully bringing a product or brand to market. Deadline for applications is July 29, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Global Communications Manager - Village Capital ( Washington, DC)
Village Capital is seeking an energetic and creative communications professional to join our growing team. The Global Communications Manager will help tell the tremendous stories of Village Capital entrepreneurs — and the customers they serve — to a global audience, and will help tell the story of Village Capital to new entrepreneurs and partners. Our ideal candidate is a terrific writer, capable of producing high quality work on tight deadlines. Writing assignments will include producing one-page problem statements, press releases, entrepreneur profiles, blog posts, and detailed funder reports. The candidate must also be well-versed in the latest design tools, skilled at designing high-quality marketing materials and webpages. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Deputy Director - Private Sector Department - Oxfam America (Boston, MA)
Oxfam America (OA) established the Private Sector Department (PSD) in order to channel the creativity, resources, and influence of the private sector to pro-poor ends. As a global development organization with private sector capacity, OA is uniquely situated as a leader in corporate campaigning, innovative collaborations, and pro-poor private sector development. OA has adopted an innovative market-systems approach (MSA) to poverty reduction, which seeks to influence targeted markets to drive opportunities and enhance rights for the poor. The Purpose of the Position is to help lead, manage and grow the PSD, to ensure delivery of PSD objectives and day-to-day functioning of the department, to support PSD work with relevant OA and Oxfam International (OI) campaigns. For more information, please click here
Director of Intellectual Capital and Industry Engagement, Venture Lab - Accion International (Washington, DC USA)
Venture Lab provides financial support as well as strategic and operational support to its investees. We are now looking to build out an intellectual capital and industry engagement function that can amplify the scale and reach of our efforts to grow the industry and influence entrepreneurs, donors, policy makers, and other investors. The Director of Intellectual Capital & Industry Engagement will lead efforts to identify, analyze, and articulate the significant trends and lessons emerging from the work of Venture Lab and our portfolio with a broader set of industry stakeholders. Deadline for applications is August 29, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Senior Investment Analyst -New Ventures Mexico (Mexico City)
The Senior Investment Analyst will develop and support in analyzing, structuring, negotiating and closing investment opportunities, as well as in the development of detailed documentation. Additionally, he will follow up and support companies within the investment portfolio. The specific activities that position considers are: Research and identification of investment opportunities. Financial, market and business model analysis. Elaboration of investment memorandum. Analysis and support in conducting Due Diligence. Strategic and financial support for investment portfolio support companies. Preparation of quarterly reports to investors. Relationship and communication with entrepreneurs, managers and partners. Strategic support to New Ventures Mexico within several projects. Deadline for applications is Friday October 3. For more information, please click here
Triple Jump - Multiple Positions Available (Europe)
Triple Jump is an investment management company with a head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and regional offices in Georgia, Peru, Mexico and Thailand. Our main focus is providing direct debt and equity financing to banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) worldwide. Triple Jump plans to expand its services in the market of small and medium enterprise finance, through a fund in fund investment structure for which a new investment team is currently set up.
Triple Jump is currently hiring for the following positions
For executives who have achieved career success, the Bpeace pro-bono CEO role is an opportunity to pay-it-forward and contribute to society while creating a personal and professional legacy of leadership and global impact. The core of the CEO position is to scale the organization and ensure Bpeace has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission. These resources include a clear vision and strategic plan; talented and motivated staff both in the U.S. and the field; a strong and strategic fundraising-driven Board of Directors; a well-respected brand and public profile; skilled and inspired business volunteers; and alliances with corporate and non-profit partners. Deadline for applications is November 1. For more information, please click here.
Global Business Development Coordinator- GOAL (Dublin, London or Brussels)
To implement a successful business development and fundraising strategy through work on proactive proposals, government grants, competitive bids; corporate; foundation support or other channels. Additionally, the BDU Coordinator will work to strengthen and support international, regional and country teams in their business development efforts to ensure increased funding. This position will predominantly support the development of GOAL’s European Commission funding portfolio. For more information, please click here.
Multiple Positions - Living Goods
Communications & Executive Assistant- Grassroots Business Fund (Washington, DC)
Grassroots Business Fund is looking to recruit a Communications & Executive Assistant to work from our Washington, DC office. This person will report to the CEO. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2014 For more information, please click here
Executive Director - African Leadership Foundation ( New York or Washsington)The African Leadership Foundation (ALF) – the US-based organization supporting the transformative and pioneering work of the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa – seeks an entrepreneurial, savvy and inspirational Executive Director (ED) to build on the Foundation’s programmatic and fundraising success and to support the Academy’s rise to a new level of program reach and prominence. The Foundation plays a critical role in building and sustaining ALA, by supporting the ongoing leadership development of ALA graduates and by serving as a gateway for US audiences eager to support ALA’s mission.
Governance, Risk Management & Compliance (GRC) Officer- Root Capital ( Cambridge,MA)
Root Capital’s GRC Team (a.k.a. Legal Team, led by the Sr. Director) is responsible for a variety of governance, risk management, legal and compliance matters. As the organization grows, so does the complexity and volume of the GRC Team’s work. The Officer will support the risk management and legal functions by contributing inputs to everything from the borrower loan closing process to business continuity planning. The Officer will also manage Root Capital’s compliance functions, contribute to cross-functional initiatives, and work closely with the Sr. Director and Corporate Counsel to facilitate the GRC Team’s efforts. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here.
Associate Director, Private Sector Engagement - Rockefeller Foundation
The Foundation is seeking a 2-year, fixed-term hire. The AD - Private Sector Engagement role can be divided into two parts: building and supporting Foundation-wide private sector engagement activities, and providing direct support to two Rockefeller Foundation initiatives – Digital Jobs Africa and US Youth Employment – that promote job creation to improve the employment outcomes of young people. For the Foundation-wide private sector engagement activities, this role will partner with our internal strategy and other teams to diagnose institutional needs, identify appropriate relationship management and development practices, and shape private sector engagement strategies for a range of opportunities. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.