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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


CEED Program (Development) Associate

CEED Global

Washington DC


CEED Global

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.

Position Description

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.



  • Supports all aspects of proposal development, including coordinating complex efforts with dispersed proposal team members, customizing past performance references, editing and formatting technical proposals, drafting staffing and management sections, strengthening candidate CVs, and supporting recon efforts.
  • Researches core funders and partners in support of the capture process and conducts field and desk research as required to support program development. Records updates within CEED’s CRM.
  • Supports new business recruitment efforts, including sourcing and vetting expatriate and local candidates; conducting interviews; networking within CEED to identify professional development opportunities for current staff; and recording interest from individuals with expertise in CEED’s core technical areas and experience with CEED’s core donors within CEED’s CRM.
  • Tracks, identifies, and distributes new funding opportunities to key decision-makers
  • Supports knowledge management by synthesizing CEED’s work in qualification statements for core sectors and regions.
  • Updates and expands Program Development internal resources.
  • Attends and reports on donor and practitioner meetings to stay ahead of latest donor trends.
  • Provides other administrative support as needed.


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

  • A bachelor’s degree in international relations, economics, business, or other related field, with a minimum three years of work experience, preferably with a business development team in a high performing international development organization.
  • Passionate interest in helping small and medium size businesses scale.
  • Proven team player with strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • The candidate will not be successful without showing a high level of attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully execute complex tasks working independently
  • Strong focus on results.
  • Self-starter with strong time-management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess strong editing/proof-reading skills and ability to ensure production of documents that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct; prior proposal experience a plus.
  • Excellent skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint; desktop publishing skills a plus.
  • Proven ability to anticipate demand, manage multiple tasks/projects, and meet tight deadlines.
  • A great attitude, ability to be flexible in a fast-paced work environment, and a team player.


To apply send a cover letter and resume to Please include your name and PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE 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


  • Experience working in marketing, public relations or communications
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Comfortable with graphic design a plus
  • 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


Submit a one-page cover letter and resume to Applications that do not include this will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Ideal start date would be by mid-September. Please note “SEAF Marketing Intern” in the subject line of your email.

The position is being offered in the Washington, DC office, but applications for candidates working remotely will also be accepted.