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Career Opportunities

A career at SEAF offers the opportunity to work as part of an international team that provides alternative sources of capital to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (“SEAF”) is an impact investing firm that provides growth capital and business assistance to SMEs in emerging and transitioning markets underserved by traditional sources of capital. Its partner organization, Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (“CEED”), provides entrepreneurs and their executive teams the know-how and networks they need to accelerate the growth of their businesses and to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the broader society. Through its network of investment funds and CEED centers around the world, SEAF invests in high-growth entrepreneurs seeking to build scalable businesses, hoping to realize both returns for investors and strong development impact in the local communities.

We are always looking for talented professionals interested in SEAF and our mission and we welcome you to submit your credentials to careers@seaf.com

CURRENT OPENINGS

Learning and Impact Manager - CEED

Learning and Impact Manager

CEED Global

Washington DC

 

CEED is seeking a highly self-motivated, creative, and organized Manager, who will serve as an integral member of the CEED Global team. The Manager will support a range of organizational learning and development efforts and will be instrumental in helping make CEED a global leader in entrepreneurial support services with relevant, measurement, evaluation, research and learning.  The Manager will play a central role in forging strong working relationships with our local teams, to put tactics in place for data collection and analysis which will drive services for entrepreneurs and inform organizational strategy. The Manager will be a member of the overall project management team for CEED Global.
is role will support the global team by informing strategy development, outcome monitoring, and the evaluation of CEED’s programs and membership. This role will also undertake research to inform CEED’s ongoing learning mindset, including new approaches to working with entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this role will help strengthen our monitoring and evaluation processes and data collection methodology which will in turn help tell our greater impact story.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Support program staff in designing evaluation frameworks, create and verify data collection tools, and analyze and interpret data.
  • Develop, implement, and manage internal processes for conducting ongoing outcomes measurement and intentional reflection to ensure cohesive, consistent, high-quality data collection, analysis and learning.
  • Help teams summarize and report the impact of program investments, including supporting the development of PowerPoint decks and impact reports.
  • Lead the development of RFPs for external evaluation work and provide technical assistance to teams on a variety of evaluation and learning activities and manage external evaluations.
  • Provide assistance to centers to help strengthen their capacity to collect data and learn from the information they have collected.
  • Manage external consultants on internal evaluation and learning efforts.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:
To succeed in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • Bachelors degree in statistics, international development or other related fields
  • 5+ years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methods, tool design, validation, data collection, and analysis in the education, entrepreneurship development, international development, or comparable fields.
  • Proven successful experience using theory of change development to support successful project design and implementation
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work well independently and function effectively as a member of a geographically dispersed team
  • Ability to take on diverse tasks and manage many priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Experience facilitating strategy development and applying monitoring and evaluation data to support effective decision-making.
  • Experience working on international programs, especially in role/s that involved data collection among entrepreneurs and/or small and medium sized enterprises
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills combined with a track record of adapting in response to opportunities and challenges
  • Demonstrated flexibility and non-dogmatic approach to strategy, learning and impact
  • A self starter with professional maturity, attention to detail and a team player
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed to perform the job (approximately 20%).

It is a bonus if you also bring:

  • Master’s level degree in economics, agricultural economics, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, or related field
  • Experience with impact investing, social media, and/or policy advocacy impact assessment
  • Experience developing and testing new approaches to assessing impact in complex environments, including but not limited to, design thinking, emergent learning and complexity, and social network analysis.
  • Experience with electronic data capture and analysis platforms preferred
  • Foreign language experience (French, Arabic)

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to Careers@seaf.com with Learning & Impact Manager and your name in the title of the email.

SEAF Marketing Intern

Job Summary
The intern will help SEAF manage its marketing efforts. The intern will assist with managing and generating content for SEAF’s website, social media accounts, and general marketing materials to engage our various audiences. The intern will also assist with internal communication projects, and work to create case studies of SEAF investments, both past and present.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist with drafting internal newsletters, press releases, blog posts and other content
• Conduct research on portfolio companies to create case studies
• Help manage social media platforms
• Assist with any additional marketing related projects or administrative support tasks

Qualifications
• Experience working in marketing, public relations or communications
• Excellent written communication skills
• Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Spark) a plus, but not required
• Committed to SEAF’s mission of creating entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging and frontier markets
• Entrepreneurial work style, ability to work independently, think creatively, and identify resources to get the job done

Application
Submit a one-page cover letter and resume, to mjames@seaf.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Applications that do not include this will not be considered. Please note “SEAF Marketing Intern” in the subject line of your email.