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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 a range of initiatives including impact investing, youth employment and education, livelihoods and social protection, SME and social enterprise networks. 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. Applications take place on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

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: AgEnterprise Communications Associate, paid full-time 12-month contract (opportunity to renew, pending performance and budgets)

Location(s): San Francisco, CA (preferred), Washington D.C., or New York, NY

Application deadline: December 16, 2018

Background: The Global Development Incubator (GDI) builds startups and partnerships to address some of the world’s toughest global development challenges. We play a mix of the strategist and implementer role to spin out new initiatives over 24-36 months. Throughout each stage of our process, we bring together the right partners across sectors – including corporations, nonprofits, governments, and foundations – to help game-changing ideas scale their impact and prepare them for long-term success

GDI’s AgEnterprise focus area incubates initiatives that improve the livelihoods of rural communities by integrating novel financing solutions and information technology. One of those is the Rural and Agricultural Finance (RAF) Learning Lab, an initiative of the Mastercard Foundation’s financial inclusion portfolio implemented jointly by GDI and Dalberg Advisors. The Lab’s mission is to foster learning and collaboration among Foundation partners as well as the broader RAF community to support innovation and scalability of financial services for rural customers, specifically smallholder farmers.

Position Description: The AgEnterprise Communications Associate will support communications activities for initiatives related to GDI’s AgEnterprise focus area, with a significant emphasis on supporting the RAF Learning Lab given its unique communications and knowledge sharing needs.

This position offers a unique opportunity to support the development of agriculture-related social impact initiatives in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. The Associate’s core mission is to improve the reach and impact of AgEnterprise initiatives’ communications activities. Above all, we are looking for a resourceful, whip-smart Associate capable of rolling up their sleeves and applying creative, proactive problem-solving skills to support the RAF Learning Lab and other AgEnterprise initiatives.

You will report to the AgEnterprise Senior Communications Associate and work closely with the AgEnterprise management team and three-person GDI communications team. This position is a 12-month full-time contract with the opportunity to renew pending performance and budget.

Responsibilities:

Communications research

  • Conduct media monitoring to ensure positive brand visibility for AgEnterprise initiatives
  • Research media outlets to identify opportunities for AgEnterprise thought leadership
  • Grow our understanding of new communications channels and tools that can make AgEnterprise initiatives more effective
  • Research communications vendors to add to the AgEnterprise ecosystem (e.g. infographic designers, video developers, podcast producers)
  • Identify speaking opportunities for AgEnterprise-related conferences

Communications content development and analytic

  • Source articles and craft social media content relevant to initiatives’ audiences
  • Draft online posts for the RAF Learning Lab’s blog and “What we’re reading” section
  • Provide basic graphic design support for RAF Learning Lab communications and research collateral
  • Create email newsletters and manage contact lists to improve understanding of audience behavior and segmentation of AgEnterprise initiatives
  • Manage ISF and RAF Learning website updates and ongoing maintenance
  • Conduct monthly website analytic reports using google analytics and identify opportunities for improvement

Desired Qualities + Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in progress or recently completed
  • Knowledge and/or experience (professional or academic) of key trends in global development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including impeccable English grammar and editing skills and the ability to translate complicated issues into clear writing
  • Excellent resourcefulness and problem-solving skills
  • Superb time and project management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Experience with marketing analytics is a plus
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite; effective use of Twitter and LinkedIn; comfort with basic graphic design and a good “design eye”
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Squarespace, video editing software (preferred)

The following qualities are a must for GDI employees

  • Entrepreneurial “get shit done” mindset and the ability to be productive and results-oriented in both collaborative and self-directed contexts
  • Passion for communicating for impact (e.g. advocacy, community outreach, storytelling

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications above, please send a single PDF document containing a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to jobs@globaldevincubator.org using “Job Applicant: AgEnterprise Communications Associate” in the subject line.

 

Job Title: Accountant

Location(s): Washington, DC

Background: 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 Accountant is responsible for ensuring that the accounting records of both GDI and our incubated initiatives are accurate, up to date, and respond to organizational policy and procedure and donor requirements.

In addition to leading day-to-day accounting operations, the Accountant will play a critical role in supporting the successful business operations and launch of our incubated initiatives. This will include partnering with other staff to ensure accounting systems, policies, and procedures are designed to successfully support the independent launches of new organizations. The Accountant is a new position at GDI and will allow significant opportunities for the individual to develop and refine organizational systems, policies, procedures, and practices.

The Accountant is supervised by the Director of Finance and works in coordination with the Finance Associate, Accounting Associate, and Manager of Business Operations.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include leading accounting activities for GDI’s US operations, our field office in Kenya, and incubated initiatives that are under contract to receive operations support.  More specifically the Accountant will:

  • Lead day-to-day accounting, including G/L, A/P, and A/R to produce timely and accurate monthly and annual financial period close results
  • Manage a tight general ledger month-end close process, including the creation and/or review of relevant month-end close schedules and calculations
  • Continually evaluate and optimize month-end close processes, striving to deliver process automation, improved accuracy, and excellent service
  • Review and manage departmental controls and procedures
  • Establish strong working relationships with program staff and leads of incubated initiatives
  • Coordinate and facilitate audit activities with external auditors
  • Manage the preparation and submission of relevant tax filings
  • Review payroll submissions, ensuring accuracy of documentation
  • Lead ad-hoc projects to drive improved financial reporting, improved processes and controls, and adherence to US GAAP
  • Support initiative transitions to independence, including supporting the selection, on-boarding, and training of initiative finance and accounting staff
  • Assist with preparation of monthly internal financial reporting packages and budgeting activities
  • Manage any outsourced accountants for general accounting, payroll, tax, and compliance

Desired qualifications:

We are looking for candidates with technical accounting knowledge, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of managing organizational accounting records through month-end close.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 5+ years of professional experience as well as a relevant work history demonstrating knowledge of the application of GAAP in a not-for-profit organization
  • 3+ years of experience leading monthly close activities including ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of monthly GAAP financial statements
  • Detail-oriented team player with ability to work independently, multitask and prioritize, set expectations, manage deadlines, and develop timely, accurate, and easily presentable deliverables
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Hands-on familiarity with a variety of accounting software, including QuickBooks
  • Strong attention to detail, able to manage complex tasks, highly organized, dependable, and able to prioritize competing demands in order to meet deadlines; experience managing multiple projects concurrently

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in an organizational with international operations and USG or foreign government donor funding
  • CPA or equivalent
  • Experience working in a start-up business environment

The following qualities are a must for all GDI employees:

  • Curious, proactive, and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Razor-sharp problem solving skills
  • A relentless, resilient drive to get things done
  • Comfort in ambiguous yet face-paced environments
  • Ability to move fluidly between collaboratively 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
  • Inspires confidence across a range of stakeholders
  • Exceptional communication skills, with high EQ

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: Accountant” as the subject line.

Business for Health Solutions Program Specialist

Position: Consultancy, full-time effort

Start date: November 2018

Duration: 4 months (with potential long-term extension dependent on receipt of funding)

Project/Partnership Background

The Global Development Incubator (GDI), an organization that builds startups, incubates partnerships, and strengthens existing organizations for social impact around the world, initiated a pilot initiative modeled after a remote, industry-specific, technical support approach to burgeoning small and medium sized health enterprises (SMEs) operating in Sub-Saharan African countries. The overarching mission is to improve private health sector contributions to increase access to essential health services and universal healthcare coverage. Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), a US-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), successfully connects expert talents from leading global corporations with growing SMEs in low-income settings to facilitate the flow of demand-driven, cost-effective and specialized remote technical assistance to address specific technical and/or business challenges faced by SMEs in the food processing sector. Support from Swiss-based Fondation Botnar (FB) was provided to test the applicability and relevance of the PFS model in the health care sector. GDI has explored partnership opportunities with core health care stakeholders and launched the Business for Health Solutions (BHS) project pilot early 2018, focused first in Tanzania.

Insights gleaned during a feasibility assessment and evaluation period directed the pilot to begin the approach within the pharmaceutical supply and delivery value chains, as represented by varying SME players that stand to benefit significantly from industry-specific technical expertise in the global, corporate pharmaceutical and medical commodity supply chain industries. The pilot is anticipated to reach important milestone achievements between November 2018 and February of 2019 to demonstrate scalability and justify full program funding proposed in March 2019.

Project Objectives

The primary objective of the Program Specialist consultancy is to provide locally-based project coordination and leadership as the BHS pilot in Tanzania is implemented, working closely with the global team toward overall pilot objectives. Responsibilities focus on successful participation of SMEs in remote technical assistance and key monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts. This position reports directly to the East Africa Regional Director.

It is expected that among the key components to be evaluated and reported against are:

  1. Support remote assistance relationships, coordination and collaboration within SME and Intermediary participants
    1. Support need identification efforts and demand of health SMEs in Tanzania
    2. Help onboard SMEs to remote assistance
    3. Regularly communicate with SMEs to evaluate any strengths or challenges of ongoing support from technical experts, provide feedback where necessary
    4. Provide direct technical support to SMEs where necessary to enable partners to take full advantage of corporate expertise and remote support methods
  1. Provide technical support and coordination efforts to monitor and evaluate pilot progress
    1. Support the development and implementation of data collection strategies under supervision of the Regional Director to evaluate lessons learned in active partnerships
    2. Collect and enter data regularly from SME participants
  1. Support participant enrollment efforts
    1. Support mapping of SMEs and Intermediaries in country and the building of a broad pipeline for recruitment of SMEs into the program
    2. Collaborate with SME and Intermediary participants to set clear expectations and roles
    3. Drafting and negotiating partnership agreements and MOUs where necessary (SMEs, Ministries, Professional Associations, etc.)
    4. Liaise with local associations and government for advocacy efforts where necessary
  1. Operational reports, documents and EA-based project management
    1. Provide any necessary content for regular reporting and evaluating on progress and challenges
    2. Develop and implement project plans and timelines

Outcomes & Deliverables

The following outputs are expected to support the achievement of the key objectives of the BHS pilot program within the duration of the consultancy.

  • Participant enrollment
    • 6 SMEs committed and participating fully in the BHS pilot program complete with executed partnership agreements (2 have already been completed)
    • Intermediary partners engaged and contributing to pilot objectives
  • Ongoing SME capacity building efforts
    • Matched Corporate partner professionals are actively engaged with SME counterparts, providing valuable skills transfer in areas identified as high value to SME
    • Communication, language, cultural and other barriers are identified and mitigated
  • Operational reports, documents and EA-based project management
    • Regular, high quality, reports and presentations on progress, challenges and program evaluation
    • Develop and implement project plans and timelines

Timeline and location

This position is based full-time in Tanzania, predominantly from Dar es Salaam, with frequent expected travel to secondary cities as needed (e.g. Tanga, Arusha, Mwanza, Mbeya, Dodoma, etc.). In-country travel is estimated between 10 and 35%.

Preferred qualifications and experience

Successful candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in the Tanzanian health sector and a mix of entrepreneurial, strategic and operational experience. Specific technical expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution, private health service delivery, pharmaceutical sales and marketing, engineering or related fields will be seen as an advantage.

Knowledge areas of interest include;

  • Tanzania’s health system (private, public, NGO)
  • Business administration
  • Information technology
  • Cross-cultural relationships and distance learning
  • Coaching and mentorship models
  • Government engagement
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Industry associations (TPMA, TAPI, APHFTA, etc.)

Characteristics of successful applicants include;

  • Curious and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Detail oriented and problem solving
  • Drive to get things done
  • Ability to move quickly between collaborative and independent work styles
  • Commitment to thinking critically and creatively about social change

Application instructions

Interested applicants are encouraged to express interest with a brief cover letter and CV to tyler.nelson@globaldevincubator.org with “Program Specialist” indicated in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and position awarded on a rolling basis, so interested professionals are encouraged to apply early. Tanzanian native applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Job Title:          US Cities Lead

Reports to:      Cities Manager/CEO

Location:          Seattle, WA or Sacramento, CA

Website:           www.cities-RISE.org

About citiesRISE

citiesRISE is a new multi-stakeholder initiative formed as a response to the observation and understanding that, despite the existence of effective models, existing 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 through a network of cities to achieve significant, measurable improvements in mental health, especially among young people within underserved populations, through proven methodologies of collective action and a network approach.

citiesRISE was founded in 2016 and is positioning to dramatically deepen its impact through the expansion of current initiatives and the launch of new global programming to bring meaningful and sustainable progress to communities across the world. Currently there are five pilot cities participating in the program – Chennai, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Seattle, WA; Sacramento, CA and Bogota, Colombia. citiesRISE has established substantial partnerships to catalyze collective actions across sectors to fundamentally transform the story of mental health around the world. Learn more at cities-rise.org.

Position Summary

The US Cities Lead under the direction of the Cities Manager and with direct collaboration with the CEO, will coordinate city collective action work in the two US pilot cities of Seattle, WA and Sacramento, CA. The US Cities Lead will represent the organization and manage communication between city stakeholders and citiesRISE management, and coordinate project budgets, activities and deliverables at the local level. Key to this position will be an ability and drive to work autonomously and thrive and collaborate within an evolving social impact start-up environment. This position requires a high level of organization, attention to detail, analytical thinking and strong relationship development and management, political acumen, and motivation for working with extremely diverse stakeholders.

The role will be key in establishing critical political, institutional and community relationships in the two US pilot cities. The work will include supporting the understanding and influence of policy and funding mechanisms on mental health at the local, state and federal levels in the US and supporting the orientation of a national policy approach for mental health.

Position Responsibilities

The US Cities Lead will play a crucial role overseeing the coordination of the city collective action process, stakeholder engagement and the design and implementation of the city specific action plan for mental health interventions at the local levels in Seattle and Sacramento. This role is ideal for a candidate who can work with diverse city stakeholders and foster and maintain partnerships that will enable the impact of the citiesRISE platform and theory of change.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identification, cultivation and maintenance of relationships with local actors and key stakeholders in the two US pilot Ability to inspire and activate collaboration in the mental health field but also across different sectors, including non-traditional actors and community groups and leaders.
  • Coordinating a collective action and impact process for both Seattle and Sacramento that will deliver local intervention and action plan(s) at the local level, while building and supporting the establishment of a global learning collaborative about impacting the field of mental health on a national and global scale.
  • Liaise with City Leads both in the other pilot cities of Chennai, Nairobi and Bogota to ensure program development in Sacramento and Seattle is in sync with other citiesRISE city methodologies and impact.
  • Support the development of a tracking and learning system in both cities, covering key activities, outcomes and deliverables as well as budget management and monitoring.
  • Deliverable management and creation for both city stakeholders and citiesRISE, including collaboration with other organization leads for Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning Collaborative and Accelerator leads.
  • Supporting data, analytical and administrative needs of the city collective action stakeholder group and of the City Manager as needed.
  • Serving as a facilitator of key stakeholders including the activation of youth leaders as primary stakeholders and leaders in the process.
  • Supporting the City Manager in overseeing donor diligence, reporting, and evaluation Ensuring compliance with funding agreements, including the use of analytical tools and visuals.
  • Travel between the two cities will be required on regular basis (up to 50%), as will periodic international travel to the other member cities.

Experience/Qualifications

citiesRISE is looking for a candidate who demonstrates a passion for working at the leading edge of a social impact organization. The candidate will have proven experience in mobilizing partnerships and can showcase successful implementation. This is a unique opportunity for someone who can shape the role and contribute to the success of the overall initiative, particularly in the US context.

Qualifications and experience include:

  • 7+ years of professional experience, including a minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in working with local community organizations, including development and implementation of strategic plans and implementation of programs.
  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration or other relevant field preferred
  • Exceptional facilitation skills and experience working in advancing and applying complex frameworks across multi- sector stakeholder groups
  • Pro-active collaboration with citiesRISE leadership, steering committee and funders to shape the program and be responsive to guidance and vision of the global program
  • Experience in one or more relevant fields such as global mental health, urban development, collective action, systems change, youth engagement, youth leadership, health system strengthening, technological innovation
  • Proven strategic thinker with experience coordinating multiple projects and delivering clear, sophisticated frameworks and work plans that can help advance a social-impact program
  • Strong ability to drive progress, execute on vision, promote innovation, and display leadership under in a dynamic organizational structure
  • Exceptional presentation, communication and organizational skills with the ability to deliver results
  • Exceptional relationship skills for a role that will be able to harness the support of young people, senior leaders along with a range of local stakeholders and partners
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to jobs@cities-rise.org with subject line: US Cities Lead. References will be requested as needed.

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 global initiative with the opportunity to have a meaningful impact in the field of mental health. Compensation 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:         Strategy & Programs Associate

Reports to:      Director of Strategy & Programs

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 Strategy & Programs Associate will be an integral part of the Fund’s programs team, making significant contributions to GFEMS’ funding strategy. The ideal candidate is hypothesis-driven, self-directed, confident, culturally sensitive, and inquisitive. You will apply rigorous, structured problem-solving to one of the world’s most challenging and complex problems. Through directed strategy assignments in priority geographies and industries, you will work with incomplete data sets (filling in blanks through triangulation and other market sizing technique) and other inputs to develop and test hypotheses to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery. You will also engage directly with key stakeholders (including senior leadership) to help shape future interventions and innovations for funding.

Responsibilities

  • With oversight and guidance from the Director of Strategy & Programs, conduct research and analysis to support opportunity identification and strategy development for the Fund’s overall portfolio, to support grantee or research strategy, and/or to ensure alignment with donor priorities
  • Effectively seek out untapped data sources in service of Fund and grantees design and execution; coordinate and participate in expert interviews and other primary research
  • Manage outreach to key stakeholders/informants to gather data and insights relevant to programming strategy; identify key players, craft interview guides, facilitate and conduct field visits
  • Support Programs team to maintain living landscape analysis of relevant partners and other stakeholders across the Fund’s priority countries and industries
  • Distill and package analysis into hypothesis-driven recommendations in formats conducive to strategic discussion and decision-making
  • Review potential partner proposals and help assess their ability to contribute effectively to a coherent sector-level strategy, including testing assumptions related to impact, effectiveness and scalability
  • Develop frameworks to help simplify complex data, insights, recommendations, trends, etc for both internal use and public dissemination, for use by the field at large
  • Identify and pitch opportunities for enhancing program design and learning
  • Systematically document research findings using excel research templates, bibliographies/literature reviews, comprehensive interview notes
  • Develop structured communications (presentations, pitches, memos) to help articulate strategy and underlying rationale and analysis, including investment and business cases
  • Collaborate closely with “PROI” (Prevalence reduction and return-on-investment) team in designing financial assessment strategies of GFEMS’ portfolio (specifically value for money and return-on-investment); help shape other project- and sector-level plans for research and development that can generate insights for future work in a sector or geography

Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, International Relations or related field with an excellent academic record, or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a top performer in research and analysis-focused work, for the purpose of strategy or proof-of-concept development (for example, market research, economic analysis, management consulting, social science research, business plan development)
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-driven in research activities, and work with limited oversight towards deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience and professionalism working directly with clients/stakeholders, including senior management and/or top officials in the public and private sectors
  • Sensitivity to the political and cultural environments of international public agencies or similarly complex environments
  • Experience with financial analytics such as ROI
  • Highly-skilled in qualitative and quantitative analysis, and written, visual, and verbal communications; proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint strongly preferred

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume in a single PDF to jobs@gfems.org. Please title document [firstname lastname] – Strategy-Programs Associate and use subject line Strategy-Programs Associate.  In a max one page cover letter, please address the following question: If you were asked to identify the biggest opportunities to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery in Country A, how you would you approach this question in order to arrive at a proposal?

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:         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: Global Health Strategy Associate

Initiative: Leapfrog to Value (incubated at GDI)

Job Type: Full time employee

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 Leapfrog to Value: Leapfrog to Value (L2V) is a new global health initiative launched in partnership with the Global Development Incubator and with support from USAID and the Gates Foundation. L2V’s goal is to catalyze a health systems transformation from volume- to value-based care in low income countries. There’s a hospital construction boom underway in Indian and Nigerian cities. This infrastructure growth isn’t necessarily a good sign. It reflects a volume-based approach to healthcare that we know does not work. It’s a model that emphasizes treatment in hospitals rather than prevention in communities, and rewards providers for delivering more services instead of quality or outcomes. Adhering to this development path will lead to long-lasting structural flaws which increase costs without delivering commensurate results. We have a narrow window to chart a different trajectory and leapfrog to a value-based approach to healthcare. While there are glimmers of value-based innovation in developing nations, the overall trajectory suggests they will miss the opportunity. We believe a new organization could catalyze the transformation from volume to value. To test this idea, we are conducting a landscape report that 1) makes the case for value-based care in developing nations and 2) informs the design of a new organization dedicated to this transformation. L2V is led by Chintan Maru, a medical doctor, health systems expert, and former McKinsey & Co consultant.

Position Description: We are hiring an associate who will contribute to a bold vision of health systems transformation in a global landscape report and the strategy and launch of a field-shaping organization.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in one or more of the following categories: value-based healthcare; health systems; strategy consulting
  • Strong written communication, including ability to distill wonky topics into easy-to-understand language
  • Ability to structure complex ideas
  • Appetite for professional development / coaching
  • MBA, MD, MPH, MPA or other relevant educational background

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: Leapfrog to Value – Global Health Strategy Associate” as the subject line. Within the cover letter, please cite where you learned of this position.

 

Job Title: Global Health Strategy Intern

Initiative: Leapfrog to Value (incubated at GDI)

Job Type: Paid Student Internship

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 Leapfrog to Value: Leapfrog to Value (L2V) is a new global health initiative launched in partnership with the Global Development Incubator and with support from USAID and the Gates Foundation. L2V’s goal is to catalyze a health systems transformation from volume- to value-based care in low income countries. There’s a hospital construction boom underway in Indian and Nigerian cities. This infrastructure growth isn’t necessarily a good sign. It reflects a volume-based approach to healthcare that we know does not work. It’s a model that emphasizes treatment in hospitals rather than prevention in communities, and rewards providers for delivering more services instead of quality or outcomes. Adhering to this development path will lead to long-lasting structural flaws which increase costs without delivering commensurate results. We have a narrow window to chart a different trajectory and leapfrog to a value-based approach to healthcare. While there are glimmers of value-based innovation in developing nations, the overall trajectory suggests they will miss the opportunity. We believe a new organization could catalyze the transformation from volume to value. To test this idea, we are conducting a landscape report that 1) makes the case for value-based care in developing nations and 2) informs the design of a new organization dedicated to this transformation. L2V is led by Chintan Maru, a medical doctor, health systems expert, and former McKinsey & Co consultant. 

Position Description: We are hiring a graduate student intern during the fall term to support a landscape report. The work involves researching and developing case studies of innovative healthcare models. There may be an opportunity to support and participate in a global convening of thought leaders and practitioners on this subject. Time commitment is 8 hours per week (TBC).

Desired qualifications:

  • Graduate student: MBA, MD, MPH, MPA or other relevant program
  • Experience in one or more of the following categories: value-based healthcare; health systems; strategy consulting
  • Strong written communication
  • Ability to structure complex ideas
  • Appetite for professional development / coaching

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: Leapfrog to Value – Global Health Strategy Intern” as the subject line. Within the cover letter, please cite where you learned of this position.

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