Duration: January – July 2019 (6 months)
Focus: Emerging Market Venture Capital, Investment Advisory & Business Strategy
I-DEV is a global strategy and investment advisory firm with offices in Lima (Peru), San Francisco (USA) and Nairobi (Kenya) committed to unlocking the unique insights, innovation and investment needed to build and scale high-impact businesses around the world. We advise on private sector strengthening initiatives and directly support SMEs (Small Medium Sized Enterprises) in their Seed through Series C rounds to become regional and international leaders. By building these leading businesses and a stronger private sector, we are creating jobs, bolstering local economies, and reducing stressors that drive conflict. I-DEV has worked in over 10 sectors to create game changing impact; however, core areas of expertise include Mobile/Internet Technology, Clean Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, and Emerging Markets Supply Chains.
Founded in 2009, I-DEV has become known as “a unique combination of grassroots development, hard-nosed business and savvy 2.0 smarts.” We have built a network of clients and partners that includes 100+ emerging market and impact investment funds (with over $10 billion in combined committed capital), Fortune 500 corporations, high impact SMEs, and leading foundations and development organizations.
As an Associate Fellow in I-DEV’s Africa regional headquarters, you will:
I-DEV takes pride in our Fellowship program and the immersion experience on day-to-day operations and training to make sure your time is well spent with us. Beyond the Fellowship, I-DEV will help all Associate Fellows to consider and connect with others in our network regarding a next career move. In special cases, Associate Fellows may be considered for a permanent position with I-DEV after completion of the Fellowship.
At I-DEV, we seek to hire and train the next emerging markets and global leaders focused on high-impact business solutions, and to share critical insights developed through our work. We seek world travelers, adventurers and game changers who believe anything is possible and that we can make it happen. Our teams are lean, yet not afraid to go above and beyond or get our hands dirty to uncover the best solutions for our clients.
Note: All Associate Fellow positions for the July–December 2018 cohort have been filled. If you submit an application now, you will be considered for the January–July 2019 cohort. Shortlisted applicants can expect to hear back from us between September–November 2018.