I-DEV is always looking for talented professionals with the right experience and background. If you are interested in opportunities at I-DEV, please see the open positions below.
Full Time Associate/ Senior Associate Positions
Position: Full Time Associate & Senior Associate Positions
Focus: Impact Investing, SME Financial Advisory, Social Enterprise Consulting, and Corporate Strategy
Start Dates: Immediate
Location: Peru (Latin America Headquarters), East Africa (Kenya/ Uganda), and San Francisco (Global Headquarters)
About I-DEV International
I-DEV International (www.idevinternational.com) is a global management strategy and financial advisory firm with offices in San Francisco (Global Headquarters), Peru (LatAm Regional Headquarters) and Kenya (African Regional Headquarters). Via its Strategy Consulting and Impact Investment Banking Groups, I-DEV helps to build and finance competitive, viable businesses and industries in emerging markets worldwide.
Over the past 5 years I-DEV has developed a reputation for being “one of the most innovative and exciting organizations in the impact investing and social enterprise sectors” and “a unique combination of grassroots development, hard-nosed business and savvy 2.0 smarts”. In that time the firm has built a network of clients and partners that includes 50+ impact investment funds (with over $10 billion in combined committed capital), the world’s largest and most innovative global corporations, on-the-ground social enterprises and local SMEs, and leading foundations and development organizations.
I-DEV’s services specific services are described below.
Strategy Consulting Group:
- Management and growth strategy consulting for local SMEs and social enterprises
- Portfolio company performance improvement and turnaround consulting for impact investors
- CSR/impact strategy consulting and impact sector partnership development for global corporations
- Supply chain and distribution channel strategy consulting for global corporations, local SMEs & social enterprises
- BoP market analysis and penetration strategy consulting for global corporations, local SMEs & social enterprises
Impact Investment Banking Group:
- Sell-side investment structuring & sourcing for social enterprises, SMEs and BoP businesses in emerging markets (debt, equity & hybrid mezzanine transactions)
- Buy-side pipeline development, investment sourcing, due diligence and structuring for impact investment funds (debt, equity & hybrid mezzanine transactions)
Position Description & Qualifications
I-DEV is ramping up its staff in its San Francisco, Peru, and East Africa offices and is looking to bring on multiple new team members at the Associate and Senior Associate levels via full time positions (distinction between Associate and Sr. Associate levels will be determined on a case by case basis depending on amount and relevance of experience for each candidate). All Associates and Senior Associates will begin as generalists giving them the opportunity to work on deals and projects in both the Consulting and Investment Banking Groups. As such, there will be considerable exposure to both “in-field” consulting & strategy projects working directly with local social enterprises and SMEs, as well as deal-based transaction structuring and finance with the global investment banking team.
Successful candidates will have significant experience (at least 2 years) in finance, accounting or consulting as an Analyst or Associate at a leading investment bank, private equity/ venture capital fund, or consulting/audit firm. All candidates should have significant experience with financial modeling, have a general understanding of the impact investing/social enterprise sectors, and be analytical and passionate about the work I-DEV does. The interview process will test strong candidates on financial modeling, research skills, critical thinking, and general fit. All candidates should be self-starters who are comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and be independent, out-of-the-box thinkers, who are also comfortable representing I-DEV International and its mission in a professional setting (as there will be significant client exposure).
Initial Trial Period: All positions within I-DEV, including these Associate positions, begin as unpaid positions during a 4-6 month trial period. However, I-DEV does cover all work related expenses, and for LatAm and Africa positions, I-DEV covers housing expenses during the trial period.
Post-Trial Employment: I-DEV plans to hire several Sr. Associates & Associates for all offices following the initial trial period. Any Associate/ Sr. Associate that is invited to stay on following the trial period will receive a full compensation package, comprised of competitive salary plus a significant performance-based bonus (generally between 25%-50% of base salary) and full benefits.
How to Apply:
Send an email titled: “Associate Position” including a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please indicate your office preference(s) in the body of your email. The application process is rolling and begins immediately.