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Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of — or poorly served by — the financial sector. For nearly 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 160 partners in 55 countries.
Accion recruits individuals with whom we can build a strong, mutually beneficial and lasting relationship. We seek to hire highly competent and dynamic professionals who are committed to fighting poverty and who share our vision. Some of the criteria we use to identify potential staff are:
- Specific skills and experience that match our needs;
- A high level of achievement in their career and/or studies;
- An approach to work that fits our organizational culture and values; and
- A positive attitude and motivation to excel.
In addition, we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and consider people at all career stages.
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Accion is currently searching for a Consultant that will work with the Mastercard and Accion Partnership, (MAP) focused on Program Management Digital Transformation. The consultancy will be and anticipated level of effort of 120 days total over the course of 1 year. Local travel may be required. All work with be undertaken in accordance with local public health recommendations and mandates.
Mastercard and Accion established a first-of-its-kind partnership (internally referred to as the Mastercard Accion Partnership; “MAP”) to bring their worldwide networks and resources together to transform millions of underserved micro and small businesses around the world. Through insights, innovations and investments, the two organizations will power microbusinesses to successfully operate in, and benefit from, the digital economy, leading to greater financial inclusion, economic growth and job creation.
Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 110 partners in 50 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
Accion Venture Lab is the world’s leading seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved. Venture Lab invests capital in and provides support to innovative fintech startups that increase access to, improve the quality of, or reduce the cost of financial services for the underserved at scale. Since launching in 2012, Venture Lab has deployed over US$20 million across more than 40 startups that work in over 30 countries worldwide. Venture Lab has scaled its work in partnership with global financial services companies, foundations and development finance institutions.
Venture Lab is currently recruiting an HBCU Fellow to gain exposure to venture capital and impact investing while providing operational and business development support to the team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn from live deals and existing portfolio companies. They will be expected to manage relationships across external stakeholders and keep this small, high-performing team running effectively.
The core and priority of the daily work is operational. However, the role will provide exposure to all aspects of Venture Lab’s work, including pipeline development, deal evaluation, portfolio monitoring and analytics, market and sector analysis, organizational development and support of the wider impact investing industry – all with a focus on innovation in financial inclusion. The position is part-time in a dynamic, hard-working team, and is well-suited to students who are looking to gain direct venture capital and impact investing experience by working with a leading global fund.
Accion’s HR department, headquartered in our Cambridge, MA office, supports the global staff in all areas in which we work. This internship opportunity will offer exposure to someone who has studied Human Resources and is interested in learning about global HR and being part of an HR team supporting a complex, high-performing organization.
The HR volunteer/intern will provide support on various projects and tasks in HR operations and talent acquisition.
The Center for Financial Inclusion is an independent think tank housed at Accion that works to better serve, protect and empower clients. The organization was founded in 2009 and has had many numerous signature programs including hosting the Smart Campaign, the Africa Board Fellows program (now Board Leadership for Impact), the Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC), and the PRFI, among others.
Founded by an early microfinance pioneer, the organization has recently hired a new Managing Director who is seeking to revitalize CFI’s positioning, building on its strengths in serving clients, but honing its influence model and expanding its influence well beyond the microfinance industry.
About the Position
As a think tank, CFI relies on knowledge products, convenings, strategic partnerships and social media communications as its main tools to influence. As such, communications is a central component of its impact and influence model.
CFI is seeking a Senior Specialist, Special Projects and Operations who can work closely with the Managing Director on events planning, presentations, social media, research, fundraising and internal knowledge management. The candidate will also work closely with the CFI Leadership Team to coordinate external events, internal knowledge management, travel and other business-related meetings.
CFI is seeking a candidate who has a good understanding of the inclusive finance field as well as the broader development landscape. The candidate must be exceptionally organized and able to interact with partners with limited guidance, share knowledge and expertise within the team, and develop and evaluate organizational systems for tracking and reporting on CFI’s activities, and contribute new ideas. The individual must have strong communication skills, excellent writing skills, and have a desire to learn and improve their research skills. The candidate must be a strategic thinker, understand the inclusive finance ecosystem and have some experience developing knowledge products—in particular presentations at industry convenings. Since the individual will be working on sensitive matters closely with the Managing Director, her leadership team, and high-level stakeholders, he/she should have a superior political acumen, a strong sense of discretion, and good judgment. He/she must be highly motivated, with a strong work ethic and the ability to juggle competing priorities. As a small organization, the candidate is expected to be a team player and contribute to evolving agendas.