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Grameen Foundation USA

Grameen Foundation USA

Grameen Foundation USA

At Grameen Foundation our goal is simple – we want to see poor people, especially the poorest and those living in harder to reach areas, have access to microfinance and technology and as a result of access to these services, move themselves out of poverty.  We envision a world where the poor have broken the generational chain of poverty and lead lives of respect, dignity and opportunity.Grameen Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with an office in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1997 by friends of Grameen Bank to help microfinance practitioners and spread the Grameen philosophy worldwide. We share the ideas of 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Grameen Foundation and Grameen Bank are independent organizations and have no financia

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Location:
Kampala, Uganda

Posted:
20 Mar 2014

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Grameen Foundation Fellowships

We are driven by our mission to connect the poor to their potential...and we want to connect you to yours too!

Kampala, Uganda

Visa/Work Permit sponsorship may be available for this opportunity

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Entry Level
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Grameen Foundation is currently recruiting driven leaders and talented professionals for our 2014 Fellowship class. Launched in 2013, the Grameen Foundation Fellowship is a stipended, year long, field-based program that offers highly qualified individuals the opportunity to gain substantial hands-on experience, working with some of the brightest minds in social innovation.

Fellows can make their mark in the fight against poverty, while also broadening their professional horizon and gaining invaluable international development experience. For the 2014 cohort we are recruiting diverse skillsets, including business development, strategic consulting, financial analysis, product development, data analysis and marketing/ communications. Below is a small sampling of the 20+ placements we are recruiting for this year.

***Some of the 2014 Fellowship Positions***

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIAL ANALYST FOR MOBILE SOLUTIONS IN UGANDA/ GHANA

This fellow will support both the strategy and tactics for determining the commercial viability of several of Grameen Foundation’s tech initiatives, such as the Community Knowledge Worker program, MOTECH, and the E-Warehouse.  Applying a range of business and finance skills, the fellow will to analyze current business models, as well as product and service pricing, and work closely with the VP of Information Services to steer recommendations.  

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong finance and strategy background
  • Management consulting experience preferred but not required
  • Pre- or post-MBA preferred but not required
  • Spanish proficiency preferred but not required


BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY

This fellow will drive strategic IT projects related to improving Grameen Foundation’s back-office business processes and systems. Working closely with the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operations Officer, this will include developing a deep understanding of user and organizational needs, vetting emerging technologies, and developing a phased project plan. The ultimate goal from this initiative is for Grameen Foundation users and stakeholders to have the ability to access all necessary information and collaborate with colleagues in a seamless and consistent way across the globe.

 Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience using curiosity to gather data
  • Analytical skills to uncover findings from data
  • Tech savvy and familiar/knowledgeable with cloud-based systems
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter


MARKETING, OUTREACH AND CONTENT CURATION FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES IN UGANDA

The fellow will lead several important design and communications efforts for Grameen Foundation's mobile financial services efforts in Uganda and globally. The fellow will contribute to top notch, highly professional messaging and communications materials (powerpoint decks, blogs, graphics, etc) for a range of audiences, and will bring a user-design sensibility to the process. The fellow will also be an excellent written communicator, and will have the opportunity to write and publish blog posts on Grameen Foundation's work.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent with powerpoint deck preparation and graphics
  • Extremely strong writing skills
  • Strong verbal communications skills


DATA ANALYST FOR SOCIAL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND PPI™ IN COLOMBIA

The SPMC team has been looking in the last two years to use their MFI clients’ PPI data to make country or regional PPI reports. This year, a data analysis fellow will do just that! The fellow will perform high level data analysis on poverty outreach and, if possible, compare and cross PPI data with other client level data.  Once the analysis is completed, the fellow will write a final report that will serve as a point of reference for organizations using the PPI across Latin America and the Caribbean. The fellow will also present the results in conferences or panels and plan and execute trainings on the report´s findings.

Skills and Qualifications

  • High level statistical and data analysis experience
  • Fluency in Spanish required


IMPACT  INVESTING IN LATIN  AMERICA, ASIA , AND SUB-SAHARAN  AFRICA

The Capital Markets team seeks to enhance regional presence to support deal placement in three key regions; Latin America , Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. As a small team, there is often greater demand for our financing than our investment analysts can adequately cover. Each of the three Fellows will increase deal flow by leading transactions in their respective regions thereby furthering our mission to deliver capital to social enterprises working with the poor.

Fellows will be expected to execute 2-3 transactions during the year. The transactions will be a mix of Growth Guarantees and Pioneer Fund placements, depending on the needs of the region. They will help to position Grameen Foundation as a leading early-stage impact investor in their respective regions, helping to build pipeline and further Grameen Foundation’s overall mission. They will participate in portfolio monitoring activities for existing clients, enhancing analysis of the local markets based on their experience on the ground, and serving as relationship manager where appropriate.

 Skills and Qualifications

  • Five or more years work experience in related fields with at least three years in financial sector,  with an emphasis on debt finance/debt structuring
  • While this experience is targeted to mid-career professionals, there may be outstanding candidates with fewer years experience, who have the appropriate business acumen and leadership potential
  • Experience in financial analysis and modeling
  • Microfinance sector; banking or finance experience in emerging markets a plus
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Ability to act as a representative of GF to the public
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to effectively communicate, through speaking and writing, to internal and external audience; must have fluency in English
  • For placement in Latin America, Spanish fluency is required


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