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.
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With over 20 years of experience in SME investing, about 400 SME investments and 1,000 technical assistance interventions in frontier and emerging market SMEs, SEAF is intimately aware of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the management of their businesses. SEAF found that entrepreneurs were generally not as equipped to deal with rapid business growth. They frequently lacked knowledge and tools to assess new markets and struggled to gain access to capital. Entrepreneurs also lacked the right networks with other entrepreneurs who had experience entering regional and international markets bringing their businesses to scale.
CEED Global is a business unit within SEAF which was created to address these challenges by leveraging a peer to peer model where entrepreneurs can share their experiences and overcome challenges through practical advice. CEED works in over 10 countries globally and is rapidly expanding into new markets.
CEED is seeking a driven detail-oriented Program Development Associate, who will serve as an integral member the CEED Global team. The Associate will support all aspects of proposal development including primary and secondary research, attending stakeholder meetings and tracking potential opportunities globally. The Associate will work closely with the Global Director and the Director of Development as well as program development staff in country field offices. S/he will be a dynamic participant in all aspects of program development, gaining exposure to a wide breath of innovative interventions for entrepreneurs and the stakeholders who support them.
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To apply send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE in the title of the email.