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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

Position: Associate Director, China Portfolio

Location: Guangzhou, Shenzhen or Hong Kong

Application Deadline: January 5th, 2019 

Build a start-up within a global organization

Shape the Chinese social sector to achieve impact at scale

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.

We are recruiting top talent for our fast-growing Greater China team that is at the forefront of the Chinese Social Sector. We work hand-in-hand with partners, bringing our core competencies in strategy consulting, capacity building, design thinking and implementation, to design and build initiatives that achieve impact at scale.

Examples of our work in 2018:

  • Strategy Consulting: China Effective Philanthropy Multiplier (EPM) is a platform that facilitates the accelerated replication of social products and models across China. We conducted a strategic review (supported by Narada Foundation, Sanyi Foundation and Zhaoshang Foundation) to identify how EPM could better select and support products to replicate their impact at scale. In 2019, we will continue to support EPM on strategy and the implementation of our recommendations. (read more here, and see our presentation);
  • Implementation Partnership: 2018 was the third year of a long-term capacity building partnership with Huiling (the largest grassroots non-profit providing services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities). We have supported Huiling to accelerate its growth rate from 1 new centre per year to 4-5 per year. This year, we focused on building their talent development system, impact measurement system and provided ongoing support on their overall scale-up strategy and governance;
  • Incubation of collective action initiatives: We launched the Model District this year, aiming to improve policy for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, together with Shouwang, Huiling, Shenzhen Autism Society, Geneva Global and One Foundation. We also soft-launched a new ‘Disability Impact Fund’, which aims to provide debt-funding to scale up social enterprises that provide employment for people with disabilities.

Job Summary:

In China, we are looking to embark on our next stage of growth – we have a team of four and we are looking to double our size to a team of eight by the end of 2019. We’re recruiting at three levels: associate/senior associate, manager/senior manager, and associate director. 

We are looking for an Associate Director to provide senior leadership in the China Portfolio. The ideal candidate will want to be part of:

  • Building our organisation and team up from 4-5 people to 8-10 people
  • Shaping the Chinese social sector by working with top social sector leaders (foundations, non-profits) on their most important strategic initiatives, providing both strategy and implementation support.

Responsibilities

  • Co-develop the portfolio vision and strategy for China together with Managing Director
  • 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 and Managers in strategy consulting 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
  • 10+ 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, Shenzhen or Hong Kong, with regular travel to other cities in Mainland China.

Instructions: Round 1 applications close January 5th, 2019; early applications encouraged! Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document (in English) to jobs_eastasia@globaldevincubator.org using “Associate Director/Director” as the subject line. In your cover letter, please cite where you learned about this position.

What’s GDI’s culture like in the East Asia office?

We are a small, yet diverse team – we have experiences in Fortune 500 corporate, strategy consulting, impact investing, foundations, NGO management, and collectively have lived on all continents, except for Antarctica.

We are a flat organization, where open communication is actively encouraged. No politics, no BS. Your opinion will be listened to, and you will be expected to apply critical thinking regardless of seniority.

We don’t stay in our comfort zone – you will be challenged and stretched to reach your potential. Expect to do things you haven’t done before, and learn at an accelerated rate!

We are ambitious about China’s role in creating impact globally – the future of China’s social sector is bright and we expect it to have wide-ranging implications for global development. We are uniquely positioned and excited to be part of shaping how China creates social impact by working side by side with leading foundations and nonprofit organizations!

What’s in it for you to join?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Coaching at senior levels on strategy consulting, capacity building, and design thinking
  • Direct exposure and working relationships with top leaders in the Chinese social sector
  • Opportunities to take on significant leadership and ownership of initiatives from day one
  • Experience building up a start-up team within a global organization
  • Dynamic start-up culture that you can help shape in a work hard, play hard environment
  • Fast career growth potential; opportunity to grow with the organization
  • Flexible working environment (opportunities to work remotely, casual dress in the office)

Position: Manager/Senior Manager, China Portfolio

Location: Guangzhou (preferred), Shenzhen (preferred), or Hong Kong

Application Deadline: January 5th, 2019

Build a start-up within a global organization

Shape the Chinese social sector to achieve impact at scale

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.

We are recruiting top talent for our fast-growing Greater China team that is at the forefront of the Chinese Social Sector. We work hand-in-hand with partners, bringing our core competencies in strategy consulting, capacity building, design thinking and implementation, to design and build initiatives that achieve impact at scale.

Examples of our work in 2018:

  • Strategy Consulting: China Effective Philanthropy Multiplier (EPM) is a platform that facilitates the accelerated replication of social products and models across China. We conducted a strategic review (supported by Narada Foundation, Sanyi Foundation and Zhaoshang Foundation) to identify how EPM could better select and support products to replicate their impact at scale. In 2019, we will continue to support EPM on strategy and the implementation of our recommendations. (read more here, and see our presentation);
  • Implementation Partnership: 2018 was the third year of a long-term capacity building partnership with Huiling (the largest grassroots non-profit providing services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities). We have supported Huiling to accelerate its growth rate from 1 new centre per year to 4-5 per year. This year, we focused on building their talent development system, impact measurement system and provided ongoing support on their overall scale-up strategy and governance;
  • Incubation of collective action initiatives: We launched the Model District this year, aiming to improve policy for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, together with Shouwang, Huiling, Shenzhen Autism Society, Geneva Global and One Foundation. We also soft-launched a new ‘Disability Impact Fund’, which aims to provide debt-funding to scale up social enterprises that provide employment for people with disabilities.

Job Summary:

In China, we are looking to embark on our next stage of growth – we have a team of four and we are looking to double our size to a team of eight by the end of 2019. We’re recruiting at three levels: associate/senior associate, manager/senior manager, and associate director.

We want to recruit a Manager/Senior Manager who will build and lead initiatives under the China portfolio, reporting to the Managing Director of GDI East Asia.

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 (preferred) or Hong Kong, with regular travel to other cities in Mainland China.

Instructions: Round 1 applications close January 5th, 2019; early applications encouraged! Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document (in English) to jobs_eastasia@globaldevincubator.org using “Manager/Senior Manager” as the subject line. In your cover letter, please cite where you learned about this position.

What’s GDI’s culture like in the East Asia office?

We are a small, yet diverse team – we have experiences in Fortune 500 corporate, strategy consulting, impact investing, foundations, NGO management, and collectively have lived on all continents, except for Antarctica.

We are a flat organization, where open communication is actively encouraged. No politics, no BS. Your opinion will be listened to, and you will be expected to apply critical thinking regardless of seniority.

We don’t stay in our comfort zone – you will be challenged and stretched to reach your potential. Expect to do things you haven’t done before, and learn at an accelerated rate!

We are ambitious about China’s role in creating impact globally – the future of China’s social sector is bright and we expect it to have wide-ranging implications for global development. We are uniquely positioned and excited to be part of shaping how China creates social impact by working side by side with leading foundations and nonprofit organizations!

What’s in it for you to join?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Coaching at senior levels in strategy consulting, capacity building, and design thinking
  • Direct exposure and working relationships with top leaders in the Chinese social sector
  • Opportunities to take on significant responsibilities and ownership of initiatives from day one
  • Dynamic start-up culture that you can help shape in a work hard, play hard environment
  • Fast career growth potential; opportunity to grow with the organization
  • Flexible working environment (opportunities to work remotely, casual dress in the office)

Position: Associate/Senior Associate, China Portfolio

Location: Guangzhou or Shenzhen

Application Deadline: January 5th, 2019

Build a start-up within a global organization

Shape the Chinese social sector to achieve impact at scale

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.

We are recruiting top talent for our fast-growing Greater China team that is at the forefront of the Chinese Social Sector. We work hand-in-hand with partners, bringing our core competencies in strategy consulting, capacity building, design thinking and implementation, to design and build initiatives that achieve impact at scale.

Examples of our work in 2018:

  • Strategy Consulting: China Effective Philanthropy Multiplier (EPM) is a platform that facilitates the accelerated replication of social products and models across China. We conducted a strategic review (supported by Narada Foundation, Sanyi Foundation and Zhaoshang Foundation) to identify how EPM could better select and support products to replicate their impact at scale. In 2019, we will continue to support EPM on strategy and the implementation of our recommendations. (read more here, and see our presentation);
  • Implementation Partnership: 2018 was the third year of a long-term capacity building partnership with Huiling (the largest grassroots non-profit providing services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities). We have supported Huiling to accelerate its growth rate from 1 new centre per year to 4-5 per year. This year, we focused on building their talent development system, impact measurement system and provided ongoing support on their overall scale-up strategy and governance;
  • Incubation of collective action initiatives: We launched the Model District this year, aiming to improve policy for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, together with Shouwang, Huiling, Shenzhen Autism Society, Geneva Global and One Foundation. We also soft-launched a new ‘Disability Impact Fund’, which aims to provide debt-funding to scale up social enterprises that provide employment for people with disabilities.

Job Summary:

In China, we are looking to embark on our next stage of growth – we have a team of four and we are looking to double our size to a team of eight by the end of 2019. We’re recruiting at three levels: associate/senior associate, manager/senior manager, and associate director.

Associates are the backbone of GDI’s work and are at the frontlines of the problem solving, designing and building of our initiatives. As an Associate/ Senior Associate at GDI, you are expected to operate at senior levels, possess strong maturity, and be comfortable with a high degree of autonomy.   

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 or Shenzhen, with regular travel to other cities in Mainland China.

Instructions: Round 1 applications close January 5th, 2019; early applications encouraged! Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document (in English) to jobs_eastasia@globaldevincubator.org using “Associate/Senior Associate” as the subject line. In your cover letter, please cite where you learned about this position. 

What’s GDI’s culture like in the East Asia office?

We are a small, yet diverse team – we have experiences in Fortune 500 corporate, strategy consulting, impact investing, foundations, NGO management, and collectively have lived on all continents, except for Antarctica.

We are a flat organization, where open communication is actively encouraged. No politics, no BS. Your opinion will be listened to, and you will be expected to apply critical thinking regardless of seniority.

We don’t stay in our comfort zone – you will be challenged and stretched to reach your potential. Expect to do things you haven’t done before, and learn at an accelerated rate!

We are ambitious about China’s role in creating impact globally – the future of China’s social sector is bright and we expect it to have wide-ranging implications for global development. We are uniquely positioned and excited to be part of shaping how China creates social impact by working side by side with leading foundations and nonprofit organizations!

What’s in it for you to join?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Training and coaching on strategy consulting, capacity building, and design thinking
  • Direct exposure and working relationships with top leaders in the Chinese social sector
  • Opportunities to take on significant responsibilities and ownership of initiatives from day one
  • Dynamic start-up culture that you can help shape in a work hard, play hard environment
  • Fast career growth potential; opportunity to grow with the organization
  • Flexible working environment (opportunities to work remotely, casual dress in the office)

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 – 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: 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: January 2019

Duration: 6 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.

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

 

 

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:       Operations & Compliance Manager

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 Operations & Compliance Manager position is an exciting growth opportunity for an results-oriented, tech-savvy professional who enjoys identifying opportunities for and successfully implementing solutions to enhance organizational productivity. You will work across the organization to manage and improve key operational systems, processes and policies, ensuring value-maximizing, compliant day-to-day operations of the Fund. This position will perform support and administrative tasks related to the functioning and productivity of the organization, intersecting financial, office, human resources, contract management, compliance, and operations needs. You will wear many hats, from developing and implementing technology-based and other business systems, supporting procurement processes, contributing to and ensuring implementation of organizational policies, supporting the organization’s HR functions, and facilitating smooth IT operations. You will support colleagues both in the US and abroad.

Responsibilities

Business Operations

  • Identify and execute solutions to improve overall Fund productivity, including both maximizing the utility of existing software and systems and introducing new products and processes where necessary
  • Coordinate and collaborate across teams to enable, support and improve day-to-day business operations and processes with the goal of enhancing operations
  • Manage designated operational processes and provide administrative support associated with operational processes as required; assist in troubleshooting problems and issues as they relate to daily operational activities
  • Facilitate and coordinate integration of systems / software wherever possible
  • Execute special projects, including developing strategies and tactics for enhancing internal reporting and monitoring

Contracting

  • Support all aspects of the Fund’s procurement for contracts and suppliers, including process compliance, pre-contract review and negotiation, post-contract timeline and payment monitoring
  • Support program staff to monitor compliance with contract terms
  • Actively document and identify variations/claims through tracking schedule

People Management

  • Support human resources processes as directed, across recruitment, onboarding, and retention
  • Support staff compliance with all internal policies, including educating and training staff where necessary

Other

  • Support Board management and good governance, as directed
  • Ensuring functioning, productive office spaces, including identifying new spaces when necessary

Experience/Qualifications

This position requires  a creative tech-savvy team-player who can thrive in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, complex environment and meets the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity in a high-pressure environment, with demonstrated success enhancing productivity
  • Experience designing, implementing, and/or managing CRM and/or project management software solutions
  • Proficiency navigating contractual language; experience with U.S. federal grant compliance strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with organizational change management principles
  • Advanced proficiency in a range of information technology and standard software programs (e.g. MS Office applications, Google Apps, Salesforce, other data management systems)
  • Highly skilled in organization, project management, and clear and concise written and oral communication
  • Ability to maintain a can-do attitude at all times and multi-task effectively across competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment
  • Natural inclination to seek opportunities for process improvement, and a commitment to get the job done right

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter in a single PDF document labelled “firstname lastname – Operations & Compliance Manager” to jobs@gfems.org with subject line “Operations-Compliance Manager.” 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:         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: Analyst

Location(s): New York preferred

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 Analyst 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.

Analysts 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 Analyst will be a researcher, strategist, program manager and implementer, supporting projects that range from multi-million dollar funds to individual products. Analysts report to the Executive Director and support Associates and Managers in all aspects of project execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct complex financial, market, and stakeholder analyses and specific problem-solving mandates
  • Produce clear, concise written materials and presentations in connection with business development efforts and project execution
  • Provide input and analysis for original ISF research efforts and support the production and creation of publishable content, in collaboration with the ISF’s communications team
  • Contribute to 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 corporate or financial advisory and/or strategy consulting roles, preferably with top-tier firms and with emerging markets exposure. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, international affairs, public administration/policy, or other relevant field, with excellent academic record
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in corporate or financial advisory, strategy consulting, or comparable experience working in a client-facing team environment involving deep analytical approaches
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills applied towards understanding and interpreting business operations, management capabilities, and practices
  • Familiarity with innovative finance for development and common development finance tools (e.g. risk guarantees, concessional lending, blended finance, etc.)
  • 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 ability to work effectively with people at all levels within an organization

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 Analyst” 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.

Job Title: Associate

Location(s): New York preferred

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 Executive Director and support Managers in all aspects of project execution. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct complex financial, market, and stakeholder analyses and specific problem-solving mandates
  • Produce clear, concise written materials and presentations in connection with business development efforts and project execution
  • Provide direct intellectual input and analysis for original ISF research efforts, engage with key stakeholders to further the team’s understanding, and support the production and creation of publishable content, in collaboration with the ISF’s communications team
  • Contribute to 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 corporate advisory and/or strategy consulting roles, preferably with top-tier firms and with emerging markets exposure. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in business, international affairs, public administration/policy, or other relevant field, with excellent academic record
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in corporate advisory, strategy consulting, or comparable experience working in a client-facing team environment involving deep analytical approaches
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills applied towards understanding and interpreting business operations, management capabilities, and practices
  • Familiarity with innovative finance for development and common development finance tools (e.g. risk guarantees, concessional lending, blended finance, etc.)
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder facilitation through workshops, working groups, and relationship management
  • 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.

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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