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GDI is often looking to hire for a variety of roles that require a unique set of attributes, which are embodied in our values:

We stand on integrity. We follow our curiosity. We’re doers, not talkers. We embrace risk.

If these values resonate with you, see below for current opportunities at GDI and our initiatives. If you have an idea, initiative, or organization that you think could work well with GDI, please contact hello@globaldevincubator.org.

CAREERS AT GDI

 

 Job title: Manager, China Portfolio

Location: Hong Kong SAR/Mainland China

NOW is the time to have a career with real impact!

When you join GDI, you join a unique team of mission-first entrepreneurs who build startups, partnerships and organizations to create a positive impact in the world.

From Day One, you will be empowered to create and build social impact initiatives that will improve the lives of thousands. You will be part strategy consultant to diagnose and solve problems, and design initiatives with the potential for large scale impact; and part entrepreneur to rally partners, raise funds and build teams to bring your ideas to life. You will be coached and mentored by experienced directors and you will collaborate with a team of colleagues and partners who are entrepreneurs in spirit and action.  You will be supported in building a portfolio of clients and partnerships to tackle complex global development challenges such as modern slavery (www.gfems.org), poverty alleviation among smallholder farmers (https://www.isfadvisors.org), disability rights and access to finance (https://www.convergence.finance).

Be part of building the organization that is transforming the way China creates social impact

The future of China’s social sector is bright and it’s growing fast; we expect it to expand exponentially, both domestically and internationally. We are uniquely positioned to shape and transform the way China creates social impact by working side by side with leading foundations and nonprofit organizations. Examples of our work and impact:

HUILING: China’s largest grassroots nonprofit with operations serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in 22 provinces and 28 cities. Together, we are transforming Huiling’s HQ and accelerating its franchise growth, creating greater access to services for adults with IDD across China.

MODEL DISTRICT: The Model District aims to design and pilot 5-7 innovative start-up service models across the life stages of people with IDD in Shenzhen (e.g. establishing an inclusive kindergarten, vocational training, supported employment and job creation for people with IDD) and use these pilots as a basis for scaling up inclusion for people with disabilities.

NARADA FOUNDATION: Narada Foundation is one of China’s leading foundations and one of their core goals is to identify and help high potential non profits and social enterprises replicate and scale up their impact across China. We have been working with Narada to design and implement an accelerator that sources the top non-profits across China and works to scale their impact.

Our average length of engagement is 1-2 years with our partners. At GDI, reports are never our end-game; we are about grounding initiatives that have real-world, measurable social impact.

Job Summary:

In China, we are looking to embark on our next stage of growth and we are looking for leaders to join the portfolio. We want to recruit a Manager who will build and lead initiatives under the China portfolio, reporting to the Managing Director of GDI East Asia.

You will have the opportunity to lead change from Day One by delivering your own ideas, and work hand-in hand with China’s top social sector leaders.

Responsibilities

  • Lead engagements and teams to deliver structured thinking, problem solving, strategy development and a pathway to scale for initiatives in the China portfolio
  • Provide executive coaching and advisory to senior leaders in partner organizations
  • Oversee and manage implementation of our initiatives, monitoring and evaluating the achievement of our impact along the way
  • Coach our team of Associates in the strategy consulting toolkit and in the design, build and launch of new initiatives
  • Oversee the team’s delivery of communications, reports and stakeholder management
  • Cultivate key relationships with executives at leading foundations, corporates, funders.
  • Drive thought leadership and support business development in China
  • Actively pitch new ideas/projects to develop the China portfolio

Qualifications

  • Spoken/written business fluency in Mandarin/English is a must; Cantonese is a bonus
  • Demonstrated understanding of Chinese culture and working environment
  • 5-8 years of professional experience in some combination of strategy consulting, social impact organizations, accelerators/incubators/investment firms.
  • Between 3-5 years in strategy consulting, with at least 1 year in an engagement manager / project leader level role.
  • Demonstrated passion for China’s social impact issues and an ambition to build the sector
  • Successful people developer/leader; able to inspire, train and lead associates internal and external to GDI.
  • Willing to be based in Guangzhou (preferred), Shenzhen or Hong Kong, with regular travel to other cities in Mainland China.

Instructions: Round 1 applications are now in! We are now accepting Round 2 applications.  Deadline for Round 2 is end of day May 13th (China time GMT+8).  Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document using “Manager” as the subject line to jobs_eastasia@globaldevincubator.org.  In your cover letter, please cite where you learned about this position.

Portfolio: Impact Escalated Portfolio

Job Title: Senior Associate

Location(s): New York, NY; other locations considered on a case-by-case basis

Background: The Global Development Incubator (GDI) was created to advance and scale social impact. We do this by creating and expanding select ideas, organizations, and initiatives that address urgent global problems. GDI provides structured pathways over 2-3 years to support the achievement of critical step-changes necessary for ideas and organizations to move to the next level.

GDI goes beyond traditional consulting models, capacity builders, and bureaucratic platforms to do hands-on implementation in addition to strategic and networking support. We take the initiative to address real-world barriers to growth, offer a critical and independent perspective, and partner with innovators to deliver social impact at scale. GDI typically focuses on three phases of work, including 1) design and strategic direction setting 2) pilot and launch and 3) medium – long term implementation support and capacity development through to exit.

Impact Escalated Portfolio Overview: The portfolio focuses on creating scaled solutions across various sectors such as impact investing, livelihoods and social protection, financial inclusion, youth employment and education, SME and social enterprise networks, corporate and INGO innovation, and energy and the environment.

The Impact Escalated portfolio drives towards scaled impact from both a top down and bottom up approach:

1) Top down initiatives bring a multi-sector lens involving three areas:

  • Aggregating commercial and philanthropic capital in different structures to scale impact, such as commercial fund structures, financial platforms, blended finance funds, donor collaboratives, and multi-donor trust funds
  • Developing multi-stakeholder initiatives to organize efforts that create impact at scale, including groups such as corporates, investors, civil society, entrepreneurs, governments, bi-lateral organizations, and multi-lateral organizations
  • Leveraging existing assets, infrastructure, and strengths of organizations such as INGOs and corporates to support innovations, social enterprises, and small and medium businesses

2) Bottom up strategic and implementation support for innovations, social enterprises, and small and medium businesses to build capacity, scale their impact, drive towards sustainability and facilitate partnerships. This includes:

  • Developing growth strategies and endgames to help organizations scale from a critical inflection point (see “What’s Your End-game?” for further detail on our approach)
  • Supporting with flexible capacity in all organizations areas ranging from operations and program management to legal and communications advisory

Approach: GDI believes that private sector actors, INGOs, foundations and multi-laterals have the potential to reinvent how we think about profit. Entrepreneurs at all levels have demonstrated an appetite for incorporating social impact into their operations, but often lack the know-how to take an idea to action. Regardless of whether the entrepreneur is a small business, social enterprise, or intrapreneur, we work with our partners to find new ways of doing business that are financially and socially sound. Through a flexible and holistic model, we help partners seek out creative financing opportunities and work hand-in-hand to develop and implement strategies with sustainable social and environmental impact.

Position Description: The Associate role is a unique opportunity to work closely with social leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. In a single day, you will be a researcher, analyst, strategist, program manager, and implementer. As the engine of GDI’s programs across focus areas, you will conduct extensive research and analysis to support strategy development; participate in senior-level meetings with experts and partners; manage work plans, workflows, and budgets; and make sure all efforts are implemented for results. Although you will work closely with your manager, GDI Associates are expected to exercise a high degree of autonomy and take on significant responsibility.

Responsibilities:

Strategy and analysis

  • Apply mix of strategy consulting toolkit, operational realities, and development ambitions to problem-solve around sustainable and scaled impact
  • Identify core value proposition of innovations, interventions, and platforms
  • Develop recommendations on critical partnerships, role of stakeholders, and pathways to scale impact
  • Conduct complex financial, competitor, market, and policy analyses
  • Develop compelling Theory of Change, “Endgame” pitch deck and business plan materials, including team, governance, budget, growth and impact evaluation metrics, and KPIs

Client and Donor Engagement

  • Support the development and delivery of structured verbal and written communications
    • Develop high quality reports, presentations and proposals
    • Participate in and support expert interviews
    • Support and facilitate high stakes meetings, including travel to support workshops/implementation
  • Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts
  • Collect, organize, and prepare program/ financial information for donors and management reports

Project Management and Operations

  • Manage overall work plan, including tasks and milestones
  • Track risks, issues, budget, stakeholders, and potential funders
  • Coordinate support from other teams within GDI, such as the Communications and Finance/Admin teams

Thought Leadership and Support for the GDI Team

  • Suggest and support thought leadership development
  • Participate in GDI wide brainstorming sessions
  • Contribute to the refinement of incubation methodologies based on your hands-on experiences
  • Support broader knowledge management and dissemination

Desired qualifications: We are looking for candidates with a mix of entrepreneurial, strategic, and operational experience, including 1-3 years of professional experience in management consulting, finance, or social impact organizations; and/or demonstrated experience supporting management, operations, or implementation.

The following qualities are a must for GDI employees:

  • Curious and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Razor-sharp problem solving skills
  • A relentless drive to get things done
  • Ability to move fluidly between collaborative and independent work styles
  • Ability to make assessments quickly and identify the best course of action
  • Commitment to thinking critically and creatively about social change

If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to jobs@globaldevincubator.org using “Job Applicant: GDI Associate” as the subject line. Within the cover letter, please cite where you learned of this position. Round 1 applications close May 2nd; early applications encouraged!

 

Job Title: Associate

Portfolio: Impact Escalated Portfolio

Location(s): Nairobi, Kenya

Job Type: Full time employee, Local Hire.

Start Date: Immediate

About GDI: The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is an organization that builds startups, incubates partnerships, and strengthens existing organizations for social impact around the world. We believe in breaking down silos, working across issues from agriculture to health to finance, and everywhere in between. We are different from typical consultants and play a mix of the strategist and implementer role to spin out new organizations and partnerships over 2-3 years. Our work with initiatives usually includes a combination of strategic, programmatic, and operational support, and we’re always thinking about an organization’s endgame. Please visit our website for more information: www.globaldevincubator.org

About the Impact Escalated Portfolio: The portfolio focuses on creating scaled solutions across various sectors such as youth employment and education, impact investing, livelihoods and social protection, financial inclusion, SME and social enterprise networks, corporate and INGO innovation, energy and the environment. The portfolio drives towards scaled impact from a top down and bottom up approach. The top down initiatives bring a multi-sector lens while the bottom up approach focuses on strategic and implementation support for innovations, social enterprises, and small and medium businesses to build capacity, scale their impact, drive towards sustainability and facilitate partnerships.

Our Approach: GDI believes that private sector actors, INGOs, foundations and multi-laterals have the potential to reinvent how we think about profit. Entrepreneurs at all levels have demonstrated an appetite for incorporating social impact into their operations, but often lack the know-how to take an idea to action. Regardless of whether the entrepreneur is a small business, social enterprise, or intrapreneur, we work with our partners to find new ways of doing business that are financially and socially sound. Through a flexible and holistic model, we help partners seek out creative financing opportunities and work hand-in-hand to develop and implement strategies with sustainable social and environmental impact.

Position Description: The Associate role is a unique opportunity to work closely with social leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. Specifically, the Associate will be involved in the implementation of the Global Opportunity Youth Initiative that is geared towards significant expansion of economic opportunities for youth beginning in Kenya, South Africa, Colombia and India. In a single day, you will be a researcher, analyst, strategist, program manager, and implementer. As the engine of GDI’s programs across focus areas, you will conduct extensive research and analysis to support strategy development; participate in senior-level meetings with experts and partners; manage work plans, workflows, and budgets; and make sure all efforts are implemented for results. Although you will work closely with your manager, GDI Associates are expected to exercise a high degree of autonomy and take on significant responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategy and analysis
      • Apply mix of strategy consulting toolkit, operational realities, and development ambitions to problem-solve around sustainable and scaled impact
      • Identify core value proposition of innovations, interventions, and platforms
      • Develop recommendations on critical partnerships, role of stakeholders, and pathways to scale impact
      • Conduct complex financial, competitor, market, and policy analyses
      • Develop compelling Theory of Change, “Endgame” pitch deck and business plan materials, including team, governance, budget, growth and impact evaluation metrics, and KPIs
  • Client and Donor Engagement
      • Support the development and delivery of structured verbal and written communications
      • Develop high quality reports, presentations and proposals
      • Participate in and support expert interviews
      • Support and facilitate high stakes meetings, including travel to support workshops/implementation
      • Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts
      • Collect, organize, and prepare program/ financial information for donors and management reports
  • Project Management and Operations
      • Manage overall work plan, including tasks and milestones
      • Track risks, issues, budget, stakeholders, and potential funders
      • Coordinate support from other teams within GDI, such as the Communications and Finance/Admin teams
  • Thought Leadership and Support for the GDI Team
    • Suggest and support thought leadership development
    • Participate in GDI wide brainstorming sessions
    • Contribute to the refinement of incubation methodologies based on your hands-on experiences
    • Support broader knowledge management and dissemination

Desired qualifications: We are looking for candidates with a mix of entrepreneurial, strategic, and operational experience, including 1-3 years of professional experience in management consulting, finance, or social impact organizations; and/or demonstrated experience supporting management, operations, or implementation.

The following qualities are a must for GDI employees:

  • Curious and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Razor-sharp problem solving skills
  • A relentless drive to get things done
  • Ability to move fluidly between collaborative and independent work styles
  • Ability to make assessments quickly and identify the best course of action
  • Commitment to thinking critically and creatively about social change

If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to jobs@globaldevincubator.org using “Job Applicant: GDI Associate – Kenya” as the subject line. Within the cover letter, please cite where you learned of this position. First round of applications close
August 20th at 1700 HRS +3 GMT; early applications encouraged!

For more on this and other open positions, visit our website on: www.globaldevincubator.org/careers

 

Job title: Associate, China Portfolio

Location: Hong Kong SAR/Mainland China

NOW is the time to have a career with real impact!

When you join GDI, you join a unique team of mission-first entrepreneurs who build startups, partnerships and organizations to create a positive impact in the world.

From Day One, you will be empowered to create and build social impact initiatives that will improve the lives of thousands. You will be part strategy consultant to diagnose and solve problems, and design initiatives with the potential for large scale impact; and part entrepreneur to rally partners, raise funds and build teams to bring your ideas to life. You will be coached and mentored by experienced directors and you will collaborate with a team of colleagues and partners who are entrepreneurs in spirit and action.  You will be supported in building a portfolio of clients and partnerships to tackle complex global development challenges such as modern slavery (www.gfems.org), poverty alleviation among smallholder farmers (https://www.isfadvisors.org), disability rights and access to finance (https://www.convergence.finance).

Be part of building the organization that is transforming the way China creates social impact

The future of China’s social sector is bright and it’s growing fast; we expect it to expand exponentially, both domestically and internationally. We are uniquely positioned to shape and transform the way China creates social impact by working side by side with leading foundations and nonprofit organizations. Examples of our work and impact:

HUILING: China’s largest grassroots nonprofit with operations serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in 22 provinces and 28 cities. Together, we are transforming Huiling’s HQ and accelerating its franchise growth, creating greater access to services for adults with IDD across China.

MODEL DISTRICT: The Model District aims to design and pilot 5-7 innovative start-up service models across the life stages of people with IDD in Shenzhen (e.g. establishing an inclusive kindergarten, vocational training, supported employment and job creation for people with IDD) and use these pilots as a basis for scaling up inclusion for people with disabilities.

NARADA FOUNDATION: Narada Foundation is one of China’s leading foundations and one of their core goals is to identify and help high potential non profits and social enterprises replicate and scale up their impact across China. We have been working with Narada to design and implement an accelerator that sources the top non-profits across China and works to scale their impact.

Our average length of engagement is 1-2 years with our partners. At GDI, reports are never our end-game; we are about grounding initiatives that have real-world, measurable social impact.

Job Summary:

In China, we are looking to embark on our next stage of growth and we are looking for future leaders to join the portfolio. Associates are the backbone of GDI’s work and are at the frontlines of the problem solving, designing and building of our initiatives. Associates at GDI are expected to operate at senior levels, possess strong maturity, and be comfortable with a high degree of autonomy.    

You will have the opportunity to lead change from Day One by delivering your own ideas, and work hand-in hand with China’s top social sector leaders.

Responsibilities

  • Master the foundational strategy consulting toolkit to deliver structured thinking, problem solving, strategy development and a pathway to scale for initiatives in the China portfolio
  • Conduct research, data collection and analysis to guide the team’s decisions
  • Facilitate and directly support clients and partners in strategy development
  • Manage work plans, tasks and milestones for a variety of initiatives and engagements
  • Facilitate implementation by coordinating activities of multiple partners and stakeholders
  • Track risks, issues, and communicate directly with clients and partners
  • Cultivate key relationships with executives at leading foundations, corporates, funders
  • Actively pitch new ideas / projects to secure new business
  • Collaborate closely with GDI senior leadership (engagement manager and managing director) to help shape and execute the overall China portfolio strategy
  • Contribute actively to developing thought leadership

Qualifications

  • Spoken/written business fluency in Mandarin/English is a must; Cantonese is a bonus
  • Demonstrated understanding of Chinese culture and working environment
  • Between 2-5 years of professional experience in some combination of strategy consulting, social impact organizations, accelerators/incubators/investment firms.
  • At least 1-2 years in management consulting highly preferred
  • Demonstrated passion for China’s social impact issues and ambition to build the sector
  • Proven team player with ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Willing to be based in Guangzhou (preferred), Shenzhen or Hong Kong, with regular travel to other cities in Mainland China.

Instructions: Round 1 applications are now in! We are now accepting Round 2 applications.  Deadline for Round 2 is end of day May 13th  (China time GMT+8). Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document using “Associate” as the subject line to jobs_eastasia@globaldevincubator.org.  In your cover letter, please cite where you learned about this position.

 

 

Job Title: Associate – General

Please note that submitting a general application puts you in the GDI database, not into an active recruiting process. Portfolios review this pool regularly and will reach out to any candidates that fit hiring needs on a rolling basis.

As of December 2017, we are particularly interested in candidates with experience in anti-trafficking or related efforts.

Location: New York, NY or Washington, DC

About GDI: The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is an organization that builds startups, incubates partnerships, and strengthens existing organizations for social impact around the world. We believe in breaking down silos, working across issues from agriculture to health to finance, and everywhere in between. We are different from typical consultants and play a mix of the strategist and implementer role to spin out new organizations and partnerships over 2-3 years.

Our work with initiatives usually includes a combination of strategic, programmatic, and operational support, and we’re always thinking about an organization’s endgame. As we partner with innovators to deliver social impact at scale, GDI typically focuses on four phases of work: 1) analysis and understanding of the root problem and potential solutions; 2) design and strategic direction setting; 3) pilot, launch, and hands-on implementation support; and 4) equipping initiatives to stand alone in their next phase of growth.

We are always exploring new challenges and opportunities, but our current focus areas range from the intersection of novel financing solutions and information technology for agriculture to improve lives and livelihoods in rural communities to cross-sectoral approaches to addressing the root causes and complex interdependencies that stand in the way of healthy communities. Learn more about each of our focus areas at www.globaldevincubator.org.

Position Description

The Associate role is a unique opportunity to work closely with social leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. In a single day, you will be a researcher, analyst, strategist, program manager, and implementer. As the engine of GDI’s programs, you will conduct extensive research and analysis to support strategy development; participate in senior-level meetings with experts and partners; manage work plans, workflows and budgets; and make sure all efforts are implemented for results. Although you will work closely with your manager, GDI Associates are expected to exercise a high degree of autonomy and take on significant responsibility. A more detailed description of the day-to-day responsibilities of a GDI Associate is provided below.

Responsibilities

Strategy and Analysis

  • Apply a mix of strategy consulting toolkit, operational realities, and development ambitions to problem-solve around sustainable and scaled impact
  • Identify core value proposition of innovations, interventions, and platforms
  • Develop recommendations on critical partnerships, role of stakeholders, and pathways to scale impact
  • Conduct complex financial, competitor, market, and policy analyses
  • Develop compelling theory of change and“endgame” pitch decks; and business plan materials, including team, governance, budget, growth and impact evaluation metrics, and KPIs

Client and Donor Engagement

  • Support the development and delivery of structured verbal and written communications, (ex. high quality reports, presentations, and proposals); participate in and support expert interviews; support and facilitate high stakes meetings, including travel to support workshops/implementation
  • Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts
  • Collect, organize, and prepare program/financial information for donors and management proposals and reports

Project Management and Operations

  • Co-design and manage towards overall work plan, including tasks and milestones
  • Track risks, issues, stakeholders, and potential funders
  • Coordinate support from other teams within GDI, such as the Communications and Finance/Admin teams
  • Support all aspects of grant management with donors and sub-grantees
  • Support coordination of service providers, including assisting Managers in preparation, processing, and administration of consultant and technical services contracts/agreements

Thought Leadership and Organizational Development

  • Suggest and support thought leadership development
  • Participate in GDI wide strategy sessions
  • Contribute to the refinement of incubation methodologies based on your hands-on experiences
  • Support broader knowledge management and dissemination

Desired qualifications

We are looking for candidates with a mix of entrepreneurial, strategic, and operational experience, including at least 3 years of professional experience in management consulting, finance, or social impact organizations, and/or demonstrated experience supporting management, operations, or implementation.

The following qualities are a must for all GDI team members:

  • A curious and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Razor-sharp problem solving skills
  • A relentless drive to get things done
  • An ability to move fluidly between collaborative and independent work styles
  • An ability to make assessments quickly and identify the best course of action
  • A commitment to thinking critically and creatively about social change

Instructions: If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to jobs@globaldevincubator.org using “Job Applicant: GDI Associate – General” as the subject line. Within the cover letter, please cite where you learned of this position.

 

Job Title: External Engagement Manager

Reports to:   Executive Director

Location: Washington DC (strongly preferred); other U.S. cities  on a case-by-case basis

Background

Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) is focused on increasing capacity of sustainable leadership in African governments through an innovative model that attracts and selects motivated and high-achieving young Africans into civil service. EPL’s long-term vision is to inspire meritocratic leadership, increase the civil service’s prestige within the government and ultimately bridge the capacity gap in civil service in Africa.  EPL provides young professionals with skills based training, mentorship, and placement opportunities in their countries’ government ministries and agencies to ensure meaningful career pathways in civil service.

In 2009, EPL launched its flagship program, the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) in Liberia.  The program was launched by H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and has become one of Africa’s most competitive programs for leadership in public service.  More than 140 fellows were recruited, trained and mentored and the majority continue to serve in the Liberian government.  Today, our vision is to adapt and replicate the model to build a network of +500 Pan African public service leaders. In early 2018, EPL launched its second program in Ghana with plans to enter additional countries such as Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya.  EPL also seeks to build cross network collaboration and learning, facilitate ongoing career development, and contribute to the growing body of advocacy and evidence in this space.

Position Summary
The External Engagement Manager will be responsible for shaping the development of EPL’s external engagement strategy. The Manager will be working closely with EPL’s Leadership Team on setting and delivering the objectives to enable EPL to achieve its branding, marketing and communications, and resource mobilization goals while simultaneously enhancing the visibility and reputation of its country programs.

This position will report to EPL’s Executive Director while working closely with EPL’s Founder and Chair. Please note that this role will commence as a 3-month consultancy with the potential to extend the engagement based on successful delivery of results and funding.

Position Responsibilities

Partnerships and Strategic Engagement

  • Create an organization wide communications strategy to enable EPL’s Leadership + Board to further cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences for the purpose of building country partnerships, expanding financial support and adding to global discussion on government capacity and leadership.
  • Develop and implement an integrated marketing / branding strategy that fully aligns with and strengthen EPL’s reputation and country program expansion efforts, with targeted outreach
  • Seek and identify global influencers who can serve as ambassadors for EPL in reaching out to external stakeholders

Resource Mobilization

  • Work with EPL team and development consultant to finalise EPL’s resource mobilization strategy, with a focus on foundations, governments, and corporations
  • Be responsible for the execution of resource mobilization activities, including proposals, relationship management with current and prospective donors
  • Ensure resource mobilization strategy is closely coordinated with EPL’s communications activities

Executive Leadership Event and Outreach Support

  • Identify regional and international events for EPL’s Executive Leadership that offer opportunities for networking and external engagement
  • Support Executive Leadership’s relationship management efforts with donors and high level government officials
  • Exercise judgement to prioritize Executive Leadership’s media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting materials, as needed

Outreach, Internal + External Communications

  • Organize and facilitate events, meetings, conferences, and other events, as requested
  • Oversee and manage the design, layout, and accuracy of EPL’s various publications as well as website
  • Develop and oversee effective social and multimedia strategy across channels

Country Program Relations

  • Work with EPL’s Executive Director + country team to identify communications challenges and emerging issues faced by EPL’s country programs
  • Recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support country team

Experience & Qualifications

We are looking for an exceptional communications professional with a track record of success, passion for effecting change, and commitment to public service.

  • Master’s degree in Political Science / Communications / Public Affairs/ Journalism or similar field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in, and a track record of, strategic external engagement in the private and/or public sector, including experience in developing countries and government
  • Ability to build productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • A track record of managing or leading resource mobilization programs
  • Strategic thinker, entrepreneurial spirit + willingness to do what it takes to “get the job done”
  • Ability to travel, both regionally and internationally, if needed
  • Experience working/living in West Africa a plus
  • Fluent in English (required) and French (preferred)

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to mariam@emergingpublicleaders.org with subject line: External Engagement Manager.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP, and no later than May 4th,​ ​2018.

Emerging Public Leaders provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.​ ​

Job Title: citiesRISE Finance Manager

Reports to: citiesRISE Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Location: New York, NY

About citiesRISE

citiesRISE is a new multi-stakeholder initiative formed as a response to the concern that, despite the existence of effective models, current fragmented and small-scale efforts fail to address the rising tide of mental health problems globally. The mission of citiesRISE is to mobilize leadership, resources and practical action by scaling evidence-based approaches and promising models for mental health, through a network of cities. Launched in 2016, citiesRISE is now positioned to significantly broaden its impact by expanding current initiatives and launching global programming to bring sustainable progress to communities, particularly young people within underserved populations, across the world. citiesRISE has established substantive partnerships to catalyze collective actions across sectors and fundamentally transform the story of mental health around the world. citiesRISE was recently featured at the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Annual Meeting. Learn more at cities-rise.org.

About the position

The Finance Manager, a new role at citiesRISE, is a unique opportunity for a nonprofit financial management professional with an interest in global operations to assist in the design and implementation of finance solutions and strategies. The successful candidate will be a proactive and participative professional who will lead in the areas of finance, budgeting, and grants management. The Finance Manager will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and collaborate with the senior leadership team as citiesRISE continues to grow and enhance its programming. This is a tremendous opportunity for a skilled finance professional to strengthen the internal capacity of a rapidly growing and high-impact initiative.

Responsibilities include:

Finance

  • Developing and implementing fiscal strategy with emphasis on allocation of resources across functional expenses to meet the standards of the industry.
  • Managing the daily operations of the organization’s financial and accounting components, including timely monthly closings, reconciliations, and compliance.
  • Conducting financial analysis, developing reports and metrics to assist the management team with financial decision-making.
  • Working with the citiesRISE team on multi-year budgeting and modeling that will include revenue, expense, cash forecasting and key financial indicators.
  • Creating initiative-wide budgets and projections. Providing financial reporting, including budget vs. actual reports to the Steering Committee, the management team, and other team members.
  • Developing and continually improving financial management policies and procedures, including in budgeting, fund projections, and reporting.
  • Managing audit and tax reporting functions by coordinating activities with audit firm and other service providers.
  • Supporting the preparation of citiesRISE project proposals and related budgets; assisting with funder reports.
  • Reviewing contracts and ensuring accurate expenditure reporting and compliance.
  • Ensuring complete documentation of funding awards.
  • Working with City Directors and City Managers to comply with funders’ terms and conditions, monitoring expenditures, providing expenditure projections and sub-recipient administration.
  • Designing and building financial management infrastructure for citiesRISE initiatives.

Experience/Qualifications

citiesRISE is looking for candidates with a mastery of hands-on accounting, exceptional critical thinking skills, deep financial management experience in an international non-profit and/or government-funded grants environment, and advanced capacity for systems thinking and team leadership.

Qualifications include:

  • An authentic appreciation of the mission and work of citiesRISE.
  • Minimum of a BA in related field (Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance) or equivalent.
  • 7+ years of professional experience managing nonprofit funds, grants accounting and administration, and international nonprofit finances. Experience in management consulting and/or start-up environment is a plus.
  • Proficiency in all aspects of non-profit accounting and finance.
  • Proficiency in grants management.
  • Proficiency in information technology and standard software programs to effectively utilize account systems, MS Office applications, Google Apps, and other data management system, as well as experience in financial systems integration.
  • Demonstrated experience navigating contractual language.
  • Excellent data presentation skills and the ability to translate financial concepts and data clearly to a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and implement financial management infrastructure (e.g., developing operational policies).
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of citiesRISE initiative.

To apply:

Email resume and cover letter to jobs@cities-rise.org with subject line: Finance Manager. Be prepared to provide references upon request.

Compensation and benefits:

This position will be based in New York. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

citiesRISE provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Title: EPL Ghana Country Manager

 

Location: Accra, Ghana

Background

Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) is a non-profit organization that helps build the capacity of African governments through an innovative model that attracts and selects motivated and high-achieving young Africans into civil service, and gives them the skills and support to be successful. EPL provides them with training, mentorship, and placement opportunities in their countries’ government ministries and agencies to ensure meaningful career pathways. EPL’s long-term vision is to inspire meritocratic leadership, increase the civil service’s prestige within the government and ultimately bridge the capacity gap in civil service in Africa.

In 2009, EPL launched its flagship program, the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) in Liberia, which has recruited, trained and mentored over 140 fellows, the majority of whom continue to serve in the Liberian government. Tailoring the model to the Ghanaian context, EPL launched its first new country program in Ghana in spring 2018, beginning with recruitment for its inaugural class of 20 fellows.

Please note that this role would be set up as a 3-month consultancy to start, to be extended to full-time position based on successful delivery of results and funding.

Scope of Work

The Country Manager has the overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction of the EPL program in Ghana including programmatic implementation, operational management, and resource mobilisation in order to achieve the organizational vision, mission and objectives.

Specific Responsibilities

Program Design

  • Work closely with EPL Executive Leadership and local partners on creating a yearly agenda / work-plan that outlines tasks + processes, who is responsible for each task, and timeline of completion
  • Oversee the design and execution of the training program, including orientation, monthly curriculum design for fellows, and supporting for mentors and supervisors. This could include supporting local partners as appropriate in this work
  • Maintain current knowledge on socio-economic and political changes in the Ghanaian environment and undertake timely strategic review of the EPL country program

Program Development + Delivery Implementation

  • Launch recruitment process and oversee transparent selection process for second class of fellows, including conducting recruitment events
  • Be responsible for ensuring placement of fellows within key government ministries / agencies and the performance of fellows, supervisor, and mentors
  • Identify and recruit strong mentors for EPL fellows and support mentor program
  • Develop + manage all administrative procedures, including salary, payment of local taxes (social security and income), health insurance, transportation and communication stipend
  • Implement M&E activities to track impact of EPL Ghana

Organization Building

  • Conduct Steering Committee meetings and facilitate the Steering Committee to formal Board of Directors transition process
  • Build EPL Ghana team, creating job descriptions for additional staff and leading on recruitment and hiring
  • Work with EPL team on EPL Ghana incorporation, bank account creation, and setting up an annual planning process to ensure strategic alignment on goals
  • Establish and ensure appropriate accounting systems and procedures are followed, manage cash flow, maintain EPL bank account and reconcile monthly accounts and payments

Resource Mobilization and Financial Management

  • Responsible for managing + monitoring the annual budget for the Ghana country program
  • Conduct outreach for potential donor partners in/for the country, together with EPL Executive Leadership, to explore, negotiate, and secure funding support

Government Relations + Partnerships Development

  • Build and manage relationships with the President’s cabinet, Ministers, and other key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to understand the administration’s priorities and strengthen EPL’s credibility
  • Work with the Office of the Head of Civil Service and other key government leads to foster knowledge transfer of the program’s best practices for recruitment and talent management of high-performing young professionals
  • Represent EPL at meetings with the government, local and international organizations, and funders in Ghana and internationally as needed
  • Liaise weekly with EPL Washington DC staff for program updates, support, and learning

Qualifications, Experience, Competencies

We are looking for outstanding professionals with a proven track record of leadership and delivery in the public or private sectors.

  • At least 8 years’ progressively responsible experience in leadership roles working/collaborating with government, public service, and supporting civil society engagement
  • Exceptional written and verbal English skills; additional languages are an advantage
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with Ghana country context, particularly business development environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, Human Resource Management or another relevant field
  • Experience in managing program implementation, including directing program teams, managing program budgets and grant funding to CSOs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the aptitude for building relationships and partnerships across different groups, and the ability to contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment
  • Demonstrated effective networker within civil society and government circles
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for EPL’s mission
  • Ability to travel, both in-country and regionally, if needed

To apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP. Qualified applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter to mariam@emergingpublicleaders.org.

Job Title: Fall Intern (Unpaid Position)
Location: Washington, DC
Application deadline: July 27, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Background
Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) is a social impact startup driving Africa’s development by creating a new generation of civil service leaders committed to achieving extraordinary social impact. EPL helps build the capacity of African governments through an innovative model that selects and places motivated and high-achieving young Africans into key civil service fellowships, and provides them with the skills based training, mentorship to ensure meaningful career pathways in civil service.

In 2009, EPL’s Liberia country program, the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) was launched. Since then, PYPP has recruited, trained and mentored over 140 fellows, the majority of whom continue to serve in the Liberian government. Today, EPL’s vision is to adapt and replicate this impactful model beyond Liberia to build a community of 500+ outstanding young leaders across Africa by 2022. In early 2018, EPL launched its second program in Ghana with plans to enter additional countries such as Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya.

Position Description
EPL seeks a motivated fall intern to contribute to the EPL team’s work in furthering its mission of building the next generation of civil service leaders in Africa. S/he will be to provide programmatic, communications, and research support in key areas of EPL’s operations, including program design and delivery, fundraising and partnerships development, and government engagement.

Responsibilities:
Strategy
● Problem-solve around strategic issues and provide input to strategy development
● Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts

Research + Writing
● Track risks, issues, stakeholders, and potential funders in EPL expansion countries
● Support the development and delivery of structured communications, especially reports and presentations

Communications / External Relations
● Attend and represent Emerging Public Leaders at DC-based events
● Work to raise awareness and interest in Emerging Public Leaders by supporting communication efforts including social media, website, and other external communications

emergingpublicleaders.org | info@emergingpublicleaders.org | @EPLeaders

Resource Mobilization
● Research fundraising opportunities
● Assist in grant writing and developing materials for donor meetings
● Conduct routine data entry/review/analysis, keeping project management database current and accurate to maintain quality control

Support for the EPL Team
● Participate in weekly portfolio reviews with the EPL leadership team
● Support broader knowledge management and dissemination

Desired Qualifications + Qualities:
We look for candidates with a demonstrated commitment and passion for Emerging Public Leaders’ mission and the social impact space with the following qualifications and skills:
● Full-time undergraduate or graduate with expected graduation in 2019 or 2020
● International Relations, Political Science, Global Development, African Studies or related disciplines, preferred
● Demonstrated interest in global development, youth empowerment and/or capacity building
● Some experience working in an entrepreneurial environment, preferred
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Intellectually curious, with high energy and motivation
● Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
● Team player with a relentless drive to get things done
● Fluency in French will be an advantage

Duration: Late August to Early December, with some flexibility

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Mariam Badi at mariam@emergingpublicleaders.org, with “EPL Fall Intern” as the subject line.

Emerging Public Leaders is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Job Title: MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) Manager

Reports to: Director of Research & Development

Location: Singapore with significant travel (up to 50%)

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze and coordinate a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.

GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.

Position Summary

GFEMS’ approach to research is highly action-oriented and data-driven. The Fund’s research efforts will identify what works (and doesn’t) to sustainably reduce the prevalence of slavery. These lessons will be shared with the field but also applied internally to inform bigger bets towards large-scale prevalence reduction in specific industries / geographies.

A major barrier to attracting the scale and type of investment needed to fight slavery is the lack of actionable and insightful prevalence data. Specifically, the Fund needs to be able to measure prevalence of slavery at a granular enough level (i.e. the total number of people in a form of slavery in a given industry and/or geography) to influence decision making, and to monitor and evaluate the progress of its programs.

As MEL Manager, you will be at the heart of our learning on what works and doesn’t work. You will drive the insights we use to make future investments and help us to course-correct programs based on that learning. You will need to be able to quickly assess industry-level and programmatic-level theories of change, develop clear indicators, oversee a system for data collection and monitoring, and deliver clear insights and implications of the research. You will need to work closely with our grantees to help them refine their theories of change, prioritise indicators, and translate data into actionable insights. You will also need to manage local evaluation partners who will conduct independent evaluations at the program and industry level.

You will be responsible for a core component of successful implementation of the Fund’s strategy to understand “PROI” — Prevalence-reduction & Return-on-Investment — which encompasses 3 key questions:

  1. What is the absolute and relative baseline prevalence in a target community or industry, and the reduction in prevalence over time?
  2. What are the key drivers of prevalence (e.g., vulnerability factors and economic profit factors) and what approaches are most effective to leverage these drivers?
  3. Which strategies and programs yield the greatest value-for-money and return on investment?

Position Responsibilities

  • Deliver expertise in developing and assessing theories of change for individual programs and broader sector strategies
  • Translate theories of change into priority indicators to maximize learning
  • Develop effective systems for data collection, monitoring, storage, analysis, and reporting
  • Develop clear hypotheses and methods to test hypotheses on the drivers of prevalence and its reduction in specific industries/geographies
  • Project manage monitoring and evaluation plans to results, including overseeing research firms, external evaluators or partners
  • Build trust with grantees and long term relationships to support and shape their learning and ability to change based on that learning
  • Identify ways to provide low-cost, high-value technical assistance on M&E to grantees
  • Support Director of R&D in building relationships across potential research and analytics firms and individuals, to ensure GFEMS leverages optimal partnerships, including building coalitions across diverse partners where necessary
  • Support broader coordination across teams to ensure 3 key PROI questions are infused throughout the fund’s broader strategy, and that grantees are getting the guidance they need to execute their part in it

Experience/Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant project management, implementation, research and analysis, impact measurement, consulting or similar function; additional years preferred
  • Strong preference for candidates who have not only designed theories of change and M&E systems, but have also been accountable for successfully implementing them
  • Exceptional project management across complex workstreams, including external partners
  • Skilled in partnership brokerage and co-creation across lines of difference; must be highly collaborative and a natural relationship-builder
  • Efficient multi-tasker and able to coordinate people at all levels of an organisation
  • Ability to communicate effectively across sectors and stakeholders — between academia, nonprofit implementers, corporate and government stakeholders — and cultural backgrounds
  • Relevant international experience; preference given to those with experience and networks in high prevalence regions (e.g., South Asia, South East Asia)
  • Track-record of entrepreneurial approaches and aptitude
  • Excellent analytical skills (financial, planning, operational) and an understanding of statistics
  • Undergraduate degree — or equivalent experience — required; graduate degree in relevant field preferred

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume in a single PDF to jobs@gfems.org. Please title document [firstname lastname] – MEL Manager and use subject line MEL Manager. In a max one-page cover letter, please recommend at least one approach to analyzing they key drivers of prevalence you would advocate trialing, and why.

Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected initiative. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. GFEMS is prepared to offer a competitive benefits package.

GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Title:         Accounting Clerk

Reports to:     Director of Finance & Administration

Location:        D.C. metro area

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze and coordinate a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.

GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.

Position Summary

The Accounting Clerk role is an exciting opportunity to support the financial needs and team of a high-growth organization. This position will be responsible for accurately maintaining the organization’s accounting and other financial records.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounts payable including ensuring costs are appropriately documented and approved, entering transactions, and supporting the execution of payments.
  • Maintain accounts receivable records, ensuring records are comprehensive and all payments are correctly applied.
  • Develop and maintain online and paper filing systems for accounting files.
  • Manage accounting schedules, and prepare and enter month end closing entries including allocation of costs and recognition of revenue.
  • Prepare and upload payroll, tax, and benefits payments and serve as a primary point person for related vendors.
  • Prepare internal and external financial reports, including for GFEMS’ donors
  • Support budgeting, both internally and for donor-specific needs
  • Support procurement process, including serving as a resource on internal compliance / policy and reviewing and maintaining relevant documentation.
  • Support the annual audit and preparation of tax forms and filings.
  • Provide additional administrative or other support as requested.

Experience/Qualifications

We are looking for an entrepreneurial candidate with a mix of technical and operational experience, including 1-3 years of professional experience providing a broad range of accounting support in a not for profit organization; and/or equivalent experience. Knowledge of bookkeeping and basic accounting principles is required. Experience with Quickbooks is a plus. Must have excellent organizational, attention to detail, and data entry skills.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter in a single PDF document labelled “firstname lastname – Accounting Clerk” to jobs@gfems.org with subject line “Accounting Clerk.” You should be prepared to provide references upon request. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected initiative. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. GFEMS is prepared to offer a competitive benefits package.

GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

Job Title: Associate

Location(s): New York, NY

Background: ISF is an advisory firm that transforms rural economies through the creation of multi-stakeholder partnerships and delivery of investment advisory services that promote financial inclusion for farmers and associated enterprises. ISF’s primary role is to act as a “design catalyst.” The emphasis is on mobilizing additional financing for rural enterprises and seeding replication of innovative models. ISF works with public and private investors to develop new financial and partnership structures that can drive capital to rural clients and transform their economies. This typically includes a combination of partnership development and enterprise growth strategy while layering in financial inclusion and investment structuring expertise.

ISF’s team brings together management consultants and financial experts from leading strategy, investment banking and impact investing firms. Decades of specialized experience enables ISF to respond to the specific needs of rural enterprises, financial institutions and investors. ISF’s areas of expertise include: i) sector and related market assessment, ii) financial product structuring and service delivery model development, iii) transaction and capital raising advisory, and vi) enterprise growth strategy.

ISF is housed within the Global Development Incubator (GDI) and shares GDI’s commitment to building effective partnerships that make a significant and lasting impact.

For more information on ISF and GDI please refer to the respective websites:  ISF website and GDI website.

Position Description: The Associate role is a unique opportunity to work closely with financial sector innovators, agriculture supply chain experts and entrepreneurs who seek to advance financial inclusion for 500 million smallholder farmers and associated rural enterprises around the world.

Associates are self-motivated and responsible for market research, financial analysis and project management in support of ISF’s work with organizations across the world. In a single day, an Associate will be a researcher, analyst, strategist, program manager and implementer, supporting projects that range from multi-million dollar funds to individual products. Associates report to the Director of Investments and support Managers in all aspects of project execution. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth due diligence, including financial, market, legal and stakeholder analyses related to corporate advisory and specific problem-solving mandates
  • Produce clear, concise written materials and presentations in connection with business development efforts and project execution
  • Build financial models that cover operations, cash flow, capital structure and macroeconomic impacts and produce projections, valuations and credit analyses
  • Draft term sheets and review legal documents in connection with project execution
  • Support ISF’s facilitation of multi-stakeholder relationships through workshops and meetings with partner organizations
  • Support organic outreach, network-building and business development efforts
  • Manage overall work plan, including tasks and milestones
  • Travel as needed to support implementation

Desired qualifications: We seek candidates with professional experience in investment management, financial advisory and strategy consulting with top-tier firms, preferably within emerging markets. Specific qualifications include:

  • BA and/or MBA degree with excellent academic record
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in emerging markets investment banking, project finance, private equity/ venture capital, equity/ credit research, strategy consulting or comparable experience
  • Familiarity with innovative finance for development and common development finance tools (e.g. risk guarantees, concessional lending, blended finance, etc.)
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills applied towards understanding and interpreting business operations, management capabilities, and practices
  • Passion for application of innovative financial structures and complex partnerships towards inclusive markets for rural populations
  • Demonstrated experience getting things done independently under ambiguous circumstances, particularly in developing countries
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Professionalism and demonstrated experience working with senior officials in the public and/ or private sector

If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to jobs@isfadvisors.org using “Job Applicant: ISF Associate” as the subject line.

ISF provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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