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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.


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The Accion Global Investments team is looking for an Investment Analyst with a strong track record supporting the growth of portfolio companies in financial services and other relevant industries. This person will proactively help our team’s investment officers with their portfolio management work and will support the development of pipeline investment opportunities. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about financial analysis and research and excited to learn more about the financial inclusion space.   Working across the investment team, the Analyst will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and to contribute meaningfully to the team’s work.   About Accion 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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More athttp://www.accion.org.   About Accion Global Investments We invest in established financial services providers that support underserved micro entrepreneurs, families, and individuals in emerging markets. We work closely with Accion’s digital advisory services group, Global Advisory Solutions to provide strategic and operational support to our portfolio companies, with the goal of developing commercially sustainable businesses that realize social and financial returns.   Why you should consider working with us:    We are a globally diverse team working in collaboration towards our shared mission of financial inclusion. Our core values include excellence, respect, and passion for social change. As a team, we share a passion for social impact and believe in the power of financial inclusion to transform the lives of underserved communities.    We are leaders in our industry. Over more than twenty years, we have founded, invested in, and helped operate some of the world’s leading microfinance institutions and innovative financial service providers, building demonstration models for the market and catalyzing the capital markets to transform financial services for the underserved.   We get ambitious things done in a supportive environment. As a member of our team, you will have an ambitious agenda, but you will get plenty of support from your managers and team—in addition to regular learning events, an individual professional development benefit, peer brainstorm and review opportunities, as well as opportunities to collaborate with leaders in our field.   We appreciate each other as people. We know that to grow we need to surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning. We celebrate creativity and learn from our mistakes. In this position you will have the opportunity to lead global projects and to grow and advance with the team.
Company
Accion India, Mumbai
Country
India
Accion Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) is currently seeking a Digital Payments Consultant to co-lead the development of a disruptive payment acceptance strategy for micro and small businesses for a large universal bank in Ecuador.   This strategy will outline detailed activities and a clear roadmap to drive digital payment acceptance among micro and small businesses, as well as key performance indicators and a business case.  It should be based on market context, institutional priorities and global best practices, and consider alternative approaches and nontraditional models that contribute to cash displacement and may complement the banks existing activities.  It should have a particular focus on the role government fund distribution has in driving payment acceptance.   Location is flexible, Latin-America or US based preferred. Fluency in Spanish is required.   About Accion 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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More at http://www.accion.org   About Global Advisory Solutions  Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team provides experienced operational and management support to help build sustainable and scalable companies focused on serving the financial needs of underserved individuals and small businesses.  We strengthen our partners and maximize their impact by leveraging innovations in technology and financial services to lower costs and increase quality at scale.   GLAS is a global team of advisors with hands on experience and deep technical and managerial expertise in building and supporting a range of financial service providers.  We work with organizations in emerging markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia to help them plan, implement, scale and enhance technologies and business models that can reduce bottlenecks to and catalyze the growth of financial services.  In addition to our advisory work with FSPs, we contribute to industry development through case study work and research, knowledge sharing, as well as training and capacity building activities.
Accion Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) is currently seeking a Consultant, Gender Specialist to be responsible of co- leading the definition of a women-focused program that aims to empower low-income women and women microentrepreneurs in Latin America, Nigeria, and India, who have been severally hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The project looks to understand the challenges, needs and ambitions women have as well as mapping key organizations already working on women related issues through primary and secondary research, help to establish partnerships, support the definition of the concept and structure of the program components, support the implement of the program components in different countries, and help to promote and disseminate the program with partners and end users.   The components of the program include: - Creation of e-learning modules exclusively for women to be offered through Accion´s EdTech platform. - Implementation of bootcamps lead by recognized local women and experts to share their knowledge in various topics. - Implementation of a mentorship program that connects participants with volunteers who have the knowledge and expertise to guide and support them. Working closely with the Vice President of Customer Strategy, the Gender Specialist Consultant will play a lead role in this ambitious project, in terms of guiding the team to expand its understanding on women issues and supporting key activities in the project: structuring and conducting qualitative research, turning the findings into meaningful insights that will inform the design of the program, participating in the program concept definition bringing the women lens, supporting the development of the program.   Location is flexible, Latin-America or US based preferred.   About Accion 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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More athttp://www.accion.org   About Global Advisory Solutions  Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team provides experienced operational and management support to help build sustainable and scalable companies focused on serving the financial needs of underserved individuals and small businesses.  We strengthen our partners and maximize their impact by leveraging innovations in technology and financial services to lower costs and increase quality at scale.   GLAS is a global team of advisors with hands on experience and deep technical and managerial expertise in building and supporting a range of financial service providers (FSPs).  We work with organizations in emerging markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia to help them plan, implement, scale and enhance technologies and business models that can reduce bottlenecks to and catalyze the growth of financial services.  In addition to our advisory work with FSPs, we contribute to industry development through case study work and research, knowledge sharing, as well as training and capacity building activities.
Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) is looking for a Digital Products & Transformation (MEA) who will report to the Director, Vice President, Program Management Middle East and Africa for the Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team and be a key part of the regional advisory team leading digital transformation engagements and spearheading the creation of innovative, digitally-enabled and fit-for-purpose financial services.  Ideally based in Lagos, Nairobi or Cairo (other regional locations considered), the incumbent will develop strategies for, and lead the implementation of complex transformation engagements for financial service providers (FSPs); conceptualizing, designing and rolling out digital lending and other solutions for underserved customer segments.   About Accion 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. More at http://www.accion.org.    About Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) We are a diverse and close-knit global team with one common social purpose: building a financially inclusive world for small businesses and low income households.  We are passionate about what we do – working with a wide range of financial service providers and other partners across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to create to build sustainable businesses to achieve financial inclusion.  We enjoy solving problems, being exposed to new ideas, sharing information, and asking, “what if?” In this position, you will be in the center of it all. Working closely with other regional & global SMEs, you will take the lead in scoping the digital transformation strategies for various types of FSPs and defining the specific steps to achieve the desired result of reaching the customer with digitally delivered financial products that are valuable, usable, and feasible.   Why you should consider working with us:   We strive for impact. Everything that we do begins with an understanding of the end customer, and how we can improve their access and usage of financial services. We understand that to make lasting change we need to focus on creating viable solutions that will provide a lasting, positive impact on the customers we seek to serve. You will be part of our regional leadership team and key member of a global team of passionate advisors addressing real world challenges such as financial resilience for microbusinesses, mitigating climate change impact on smallholder farmers and women’s economic empowerment, through inclusive financial services.   We are ambitious AND promote a supportive work environment. We work hard but we have a lot of fun doing it together. We are an agile, action-oriented team with a high level of trust. As a member of our team, you will have an ambitious agenda, but you will get lots of support and learning opportunities from your managers and peers—in addition to regular learning events, an individual professional development benefit, peer brainstorm and review opportunities, as well as opportunities to contribute to thought leadership efforts. We also surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning.   We are part of a powerful network. We are constantly learning and growing through our inter-regional knowledge exchange across our global teams and partners. You will get the opportunity to interact with and learn from an impressive global network.
Company
Global, Remote
Accion is currently recruiting a Finance Manager to be an integral member of the Accion Impact Management team. The Finance Manager will be the go-to person for all things related to the team’s accounting and finance needs. We are looking for someone who can calmly manage a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment and who is self-motivated and driven by both the process and results.   About Accion 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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More athttp://www.accion.org   About Accion Impact Management Accion Impact Management is a new initiative of Accion that will house Accion´s new sponsored investment vehicles both for microfinance, fintech and financial inclusion more broadly. Accion has sponsored four top-performing investment vehicles and invests out of its balance sheet. Accion´s balance sheet is house under Accion Global Investments, which invests in established financial services providers (FSPs) that support underserved micro entrepreneurs, families, and individuals in emerging markets. We work closely with Accion’s digital advisory services group, Global Advisory Solutions, and Accion’s regional teams to provide strategic and operational support to our portfolio companies, with the goal of developing commercially sustainable businesses that realize social and financial returns.   Over more than twenty years, we have founded, invested in, and helped operate some of the world’s leading microfinance institutions and innovative financial service providers, building demonstration models for the market and catalyzing the capital markets to transform financial services for the underserved. Accion has also been a pioneer investing in fintech for inclusion through Accion Venture Lab, doing balance sheet investments and having a side-car co-investment vehicle. Accion’s seed-stage investment initiative Accion Venture Lab provides capital and extensive support to innovative fintech startups that improve the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for the underserved and have the potential to scale. Backed by commercial and impact investors since the launch of its third-party fund in 2019, Venture Lab has invested in more than 55 early-stage startups that operate in 30 countries worldwide. Venture Lab is a part of Accion, a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. Accion catalyzes 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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries.   Why you should consider working with us:   We are a globally diverse team working in collaboration towards our shared mission of financial inclusion. Our core values include excellence, respect, and passion for social change. As a team, we share a passion for social impact and believe in the power of financial inclusion to transform the lives of underserved communities.    We are leaders in our industry. Over more than twenty years, we have founded, invested in, and helped operate some of the world’s leading microfinance institutions and innovative financial service providers, building demonstration models for the market and catalyzing the capital markets to transform financial services for the underserved.   We get ambitious things done in a supportive environment. As a member of our team, you will have an ambitious agenda, but you will get plenty of support from your managers and team—in addition to regular learning events, an individual professional development benefit, peer brainstorm and review opportunities, as well as opportunities to collaborate with leaders in our field.   We appreciate each other as people. We know that to grow we need to surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning. We celebrate creativity and learn from our mistakes. In this position you will have the opportunity to lead global projects and to grow and advance with the team.
Company
Accion Washington, DC
Country
United States
Accion Venture Lab seeks a strategic and collaborative investment professional to lead our investment work in Latin America. The Investment Officer will support all aspects of Venture Lab’s work in Latin America, including deal sourcing, investment analysis and diligence, transaction closing, and post-investment governance and support to portfolio companies. The role will be highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing and cutting edge fintech innovation, with a focus on social impact.    We are looking for a person to be based ideally in Mexico City (we are also open to Sao Paulo). The Investment Officer will report to the Managing Director of Venture Lab, Amee Parbhoo, and work closely with each member of the tightly-knit Venture Lab team in various capacities, serving as a thought partner to other Investment Officers around the world and as a mentor to our Analysts and Associates.   The ideal candidate will have relevant experience working in Latin America, ideally in venture capital investing, fintech, or impact investing more broadly. The candidate should have a demonstrated passion for social impact.    About Accion 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. More at http://www.accion.org.    About Accion Venture Lab  Accion Venture Lab is the world’s leading seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved, catalyzing innovation in inclusive fintech and improving the way financial services are delivered to underserved consumer and small businesses around the world. We invest capital in and provide support to innovative, scalable fintech startups that improve the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for the underserved. Venture Lab is a part of Accion, a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. Created in 2012 and backed by commercial and impact investors since the launch of its third-party fund in 2019, Accion Venture Lab has deployed over US$30 million across 56 early-stage startups that operate in 39 countries worldwide.   We have successfully delivered returns above benchmarks while staying true to our mission. We have done so by employing a rigorous sourcing and diligence process, investing in companies poised to take advantage of the investment themes we believe will be successful in the future, and by adding value in the form of strategic and operational support through our governance and portfolio engagement functions. Most importantly, we have created a model of social impact that many in our industry look to emulate. Since inception, our companies have helped bring financial services to 37 million underserved consumers and small businesses and they have, since our investment, gone on to raise nearly $1B in further capital to grow and scale.   Why you should consider working with us: - We are pioneers in our space. As the leading global seed-stage investor for inclusive fintech, we have proven an ability to be catalytic and influence the industries we work in: impact investing, fintech, early-stage entrepreneurship. We exist to go places where others don’t and we are not being afraid to make our perspectives known. We have always played an important role in shaping the nascent spaces we work, and we will continue to do so into the future. - We are curious seekers of new ideas. We are constantly trying to improve our work and gain insight to new innovations, new markets, and new ways of thinking. We focus on team learning and reflection through deep dives and quarterly retreats, and our entrepreneurial environment builds autonomy and ownership, so that we’re empowered to make decisions and shape our industry. We delve deep into wide-ranging topics related to fintech and economic development and, as an Investment Officer, you will be making a meaningful contribution to shaping our investment strategy and focus in the region.  - We get ambitious things done in a fun and collaborative environment. Accion Venture Lab is a place for creating lasting impact in the world. We recognize the importance of what we do, but we know we will be stronger and more effective together. We are supportive and collaborative, energized by working as a team and working to support the broader ecosystem. As a member of our team, you will have an ambitious agenda, but you’ll get plenty of support from your managers and peers—in addition to regular learning events, an individual professional development benefit, peer brainstorm and review opportunities, as well as opportunities to collaborate with leaders in our field.  - We do work that matters. At Accion Venture Lab, everything that we do always begins with an understanding of the real world and how innovative inclusive fintech companies can help us achieve tangible social impact. As a result, our work is not academic and abstract—it drives the real-world decision-making of entrepreneurs, investors, and others in the ecosystem. We are laser focused on ensuring that our work does, in the end, advance inclusive financial systems for low-income people around the world.  - We appreciate each other as people. We know that to grow we need to surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning. We celebrate creativity and learn from our mistakes. In this position you will have a seat at the round table and can present and deeply discuss team research done by yourself and others in related subjects.  - We are part of a powerful network. Venture Lab is part of the Accion family. Accion catalyzes 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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
Company
Global, Remote
Accion Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) is seeking a Content Creation Manager to be responsible for leading the Design and Content Creation of innovative digital solutions for microentrepreneurs, helping them build their management and financial and digital capacities by incentivizing behavior change so that they are able to thrive in a competitive and digital world.‚Äč    Digital solutions are designed by GLAS with a customer centric approach with the objective of enabling Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) to have more successful businesses. This is done by participating in focused and practical digital programs that will help them grow their business (e.g. make more money, improve profitability) and also improve the resilience of their business (e.g. appropriate risk management, appropriate planning).   Position Summary The role of the Content Creation Manager will focus on enabling learning experiences by empowering people with the digital tools and information they need to succeed in their business by: - Understanding educational methodologies that explain how people learn. - Translating client research into concrete knowledge, skills and learning objectives to be developed. - Creating content that is efficient, effective, appealing, and engaging, inspiring acquisition of knowledge. - Delivering content through digital channels and media. In this role the Content Creation Manager will work with subject matter experts, a diverse range of formats and multimedia production platforms, develop audiovisual content (videos), business tools (budget, sales forecast), and social media content (blogs, tutorials). This position will work with the lead designer, technology team and key stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into exceptional content pieces that serve the needs of our clients.   This individual will thrive in a fast-paced work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills, an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication and have a passion for researching as well as understanding and defining the needs and behaviors of customers.   Location is flexible, Latin-America or US based preferred.
Company
Global, Remote
CFI is searching for a Research Manager, based out of our Washington, DC office who will play a leading role in CFI’s research and policy influence work across 4 main areas of responsibility: the generation of insights, the communications of insights for impact, program management, and organizational culture. The position requires leadership as an internal thought leader and research lead on a subject domain with a robust knowledge product pipeline (that is focused on driving stakeholder behavior change), strong management of a project portfolio, and commitment to continually building an organizational culture of excellence across CFI.   This Manager position will support workstreams by providing project management, research design, and quantitative analysis support. Specifically, this position will initially support CFI’s longitudinal research project examining the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the piloting of a web-based application for measuring and improving consumer financial health. The Manager will support other quantitative research projects across CFI’s portfolio, as necessary.   About Accion  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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More at http://www.accion.org   About CFI Here at the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI), we work to advance inclusive financial services for the billions of people who currently lack the financial tools needed to improve their lives and prosper. We leverage partnerships to conduct rigorous research and test promising solutions, and then advocate for evidence-based change. CFI was founded by Accion in 2008 to serve as an independent think tank on inclusive finance.   Why you should consider working with us:   We tackle substantive research questions. We delve deep into wide-ranging issues, from how to make cash transfer programs more effectively empower women to understanding household demand for financial products that support adaptation and mitigation to climate change. Everyone on the team makes meaningful contributions to CFI’s impact on low-income people around the world.   We get ambitious things done in a supportive environment. As a CFI’er, you’ll have an ambitious agenda, but you’ll get plenty of support from your managers and peers—we regularly host internal learning events, offer a professional development budget for each team member, and provide ongoing opportunities to collaborate with world-class researchers at CFI and our partner organizations.   We appreciate each other as people. We know that to grow, personally and professionally, we need to surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning. We celebrate originality and take time to reflect and learn from our mistakes. At CFI, we all have a seat at the table and opportunities to present and engage in meaningful discussion.   We are part of a powerful network. CFI is an independent think tank housed within Accion, which provides a unique context for our research as well as opportunities for collaboration. Since 1961, Accion has helped revolutionized financial services for low-income people, including creating the world’s first regulated, for-profit bank for the poor (BancoSol in Bolivia), being a leading seed-stage investor for inclusive fintechs, and creating the world’s first global fintech fund for the underserved.
Company
Accion Washington, DC
Country
United States
The Center for Financial Inclusion is searching for a Research Manager - through a combination of project management, research design, and quantitative analysis support—will help drive quantitative research that often involves collecting original data from hard to reach people and organizations, under constantly evolving contexts. For example, our current research projects include a longitudinal research project examining the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the pilot program of a web-based application for measuring and improving consumer financial health.   About Accion:  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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More at http://www.accion.org   About CFI: Here at the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI), we work to advance inclusive financial services for the billions of people who currently lack the financial tools needed to improve their lives and prosper. We leverage partnerships to conduct rigorous research and test promising solutions, and then advocate for evidence-based change. CFI was founded by Accion in 2008 to serve as an independent think tank on inclusive finance.   Why you should consider working with us:   We tackle substantive research questions. We delve deep into wide-ranging issues, from how to make cash transfer programs more effectively empower women to understanding household demand for financial products that support adaptation and mitigation to climate change. Everyone on the team makes meaningful contributions to CFI’s impact on low-income people around the world.   We get ambitious things done in a supportive environment. As a CFI’er, you’ll have an ambitious agenda, but you’ll get plenty of support from your managers and peers—we regularly host internal learning events, offer a professional development budget for each team member, and provide ongoing opportunities to collaborate with world-class researchers at CFI and our partner organizations.   We appreciate each other as people. We know that to grow, personally and professionally, we need to surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning. We celebrate originality and take time to reflect and learn from our mistakes. At CFI, we all have a seat at the table and opportunities to present and engage in meaningful discussion.   We are part of a powerful network. CFI is an independent think tank housed within Accion, which provides a unique context for our research as well as opportunities for collaboration. Since 1961, Accion has helped revolutionized financial services for low-income people, including creating the world’s first regulated, for-profit bank for the poor (BancoSol in Bolivia), being a leading seed-stage investor for inclusive fintechs, and creating the world’s first global fintech fund for the underserved.
Company
Accion Washington, DC
Country
United States
Accion is currently recruiting an Operations Manager to be an integral member of the Accion Impact Management team, providing operational support to keep the high-performing team running effectively. The role will provide exposure to all aspects of the investment team’s work, including portfolio monitoring, fund operations, regulatory and compliance, and audit– all with a focus on microfinance and innovation in financial inclusion. The position is full-time in a dynamic, hard-working team, with opportunity for growth for high achievers.   About Accion 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 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 170 partners in 55 countries. More athttp://www.accion.org   About Accion Impact Management Accion Impact Management is a new initiative of Accion that will house Accion´s new sponsored investment vehicles both for microfinance, fintech and financial inclusion more broadly. Accion has sponsored four top-performing investment vehicles and invests out of its balance sheet. Accion´s balance sheet is housed under Accion Global Investments, which invests in established financial services providers (FSPs) that support underserved micro entrepreneurs, families, and individuals in emerging markets. We work closely with Accion’s digital advisory services group, Global Advisory Solutions, and Accion’s regional teams to provide strategic and operational support to our portfolio companies, with the goal of developing commercially sustainable businesses that realize social and financial returns.   Over more than twenty years, we have founded, invested in, and helped operate some of the world’s leading microfinance institutions and innovative financial service providers, building demonstration models for the market and catalyzing the capital markets to transform financial services for the underserved. Accion has also been a pioneer investing in fintech for inclusion through Accion Venture Lab, doing balance sheet investments and having a side-car co-investment vehicle. Accion’s seed-stage investment initiative Accion Venture Lab provides capital and extensive support to innovative fintech startups that improve the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for the underserved and have the potential to scale. Backed by commercial and impact investors since the launch of its third-party fund in 2019, Venture Lab has invested in more than 55 early-stage startups that operate in 30 countries worldwide. Venture Lab is a part of Accion, a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing.    Why you should consider working with us:   We are a globally diverse team working in collaboration towards our shared mission of financial inclusion. Our core values include excellence, respect, and passion for social change. As a team, we share a passion for social impact and believe in the power of financial inclusion to transform the lives of underserved communities.    We are leaders in our industry. Over more than twenty years, we have founded, invested in, and helped operate some of the world’s leading microfinance institutions and innovative financial service providers, building demonstration models for the market and catalyzing the capital markets to transform financial services for the underserved.   We get ambitious things done in a supportive environment. As a member of our team, you will have an ambitious agenda, but you will get plenty of support from your managers and team—in addition to regular learning events, an individual professional development benefit, peer brainstorm and review opportunities, as well as opportunities to collaborate with leaders in our field.   We appreciate each other as people. We know that to grow we need to surround ourselves with people who have had different experiences and backgrounds to ensure creativity of thought and constant learning. We celebrate creativity and learn from our mistakes. In this position you will have the opportunity to lead global projects and to grow and advance with the team.
Company
Accion Washington, DC
Country
United States