PYXERA Global Staff

Join the PYXERA Global Team

At PYXERA Global, we stand at the intersection of business, social, and governmental organizations, facilitating groundbreaking partnerships around the world. In our quest to transform international development through purposeful engagement, we’re looking for smart, focused professionals who share our vision, with a certain rugged global flair and the capability to remain gracefully competent under pressure.

Our Culture

At PYXERA Global, we combine our business acumen with the local knowledge, network, and context required to navigate economic, geographic, and political realities on the ground. We keep our eye on the end goal—managing the details and adjusting the course to learn from our experiences and achieve mutual benefit.

While our team works hard everyday to deliver exceptional results, we pride ourselves on our ability to find humor and creativity in everything we do. From staff meetings and brainstorm sessions to office happy hours and service days, we are committed to cultivating and maintaining a supportive, transparent, and fun community.

Our People

At PYXERA Global, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a collaborative team of colleagues with a diverse set of professional and personal backgrounds. Representing 20 nationalities and speaking nearly 25 languages at headquarters alone, the entire PYXERA Global team is comprised of inspired individuals driven by a commitment to social impact. Our employees demonstrate:

– Passion & persistence for solving difficult problems
– Curiosity, respect, & patience for different points of view
– Relentless drive for common goals & sustainable results
– Initiative, creativity, & self-direction
– Adaptability to frequently changing circumstances & needs
– Commitment to exemplary client service

Current Positions

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PYXERA Global seeks highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate interns to work 30-40 hours per week at our headquarters office in Washington, DC. This position offers interns the chance to experience and work across multiple job functions and with different divisions. This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to work at an international NGO with a focus on global engagement and corporate social responsibility.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced office environment, especially in a programmatic or administrative capacity. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong written and communication skills.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Intern is responsible for supporting the implementation and monitoring of a number of program activities. S/he is also responsible for assisting in business development activities, including monitoring opportunities across donor/client organizations, proposal preparation, attending events, and conducting research. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist Program Managers in supporting our field staff and programs, particularly China-related programs
  • Assist in financial backstopping, ensuring that budgets are on track and expenses are documented according to internal guidelines
  • Assist in recruiting consultants and volunteers
  • Participate in the development of donor/client proposals
  • Make travel arrangements and coordinate logistics for pro bono programs
  • Create up-to-date country-specific briefings and assist in drafting elements of program work plans, training sessions, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients/donors
  • Attend industry events in DC and prepare a debrief for staff
  • Research relevant articles and materials on international development, team building, leadership, and sector specific topics
  • Assist in identifying local partner organizations and scope development
  • Assist with admin tasks such as expense reports, database updates, etc.
  • Support program and practice area specific tool development, file organization, and overall process improvements

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Pursuing or holds a Bachelor’s or pursuing a Master’s degree in international relations, economic development, business, or related field and at least 6 months professional or international development experience, or a combination of both.

  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet program needs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and supervisors, meet competing deadlines, and have flexibility in changing situations and priorities
  • Strong oral, written, and communication skills
  • High level of computer literacy and Salesforce experience, highly desirable
  • Working proficiency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Availability to start in early June

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and a sample of your writing (no more than 3 pages) to Opportunities@PYXERAGlobal.org Applications without a writing sample, resume, or cover letter will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “Mandarin-Speaking Summer Intern, Global Pro Bono”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews at the end of March.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PYXERA Global seeks highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate interns to work 30-40 hours per week at our headquarters office in Washington, DC. This position offers interns the chance to experience and work across multiple job functions and with different divisions. This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to work at an international NGO with a focus on global engagement and corporate social responsibility.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced office environment, especially in a programmatic or administrative capacity. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong written and communication skills.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Intern is responsible for supporting the implementation and monitoring of a number of program activities. S/he is also responsible for assisting in business development activities, including monitoring opportunities across donor/client organizations, proposal preparation, attending events, and conducting research. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist Program Managers in supporting our field staff and programs
  • Assist in financial backstopping, ensuring that budgets are on track and expenses are documented according to internal guidelines
  • Assist in recruiting consultants and volunteers
  • Participate in the development of donor/client proposals
  • Make travel arrangements and coordinate logistics for pro bono programs
  • Create up-to-date country-specific briefings and assist in drafting elements of program work plans, training sessions, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients/donors
  • Attend industry events in DC and prepare a debrief for staff
  • Research relevant articles and materials on international development, team building, leadership, and sector specific topics
  • Assist in identifying local partner organizations and scope development
  • Assist with admin tasks such as expense reports, database updates, etc.
  • Support program and practice area specific tool development, file organization, and overall process improvements

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Pursuing or holds a Bachelor’s or pursuing a Master’s degree in international relations, economic development, business, or related field and at least 6 months professional or international development experience, or a combination of both.

  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet program needs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and supervisors, meet competing deadlines, and have flexibility in changing situations and priorities
  • Strong oral, written, and communication skills
  • High level of computer literacy and Salesforce experience, highly desirable
  • Knowledge foreign language, preferably Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Russian
  • Availability to start in early June

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and a sample of your writing (no more than 3 pages) to Opportunities@PYXERAGlobal.org.  Applications without a writing sample, resume, or cover letter will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “Summer Intern, Global Pro Bono”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews at the end of March.

JOB SUMMARY

The Database Administrator will manage PYXERA Global’s database, implemented on the Salesforce.com platform. The database is used for business development, CRM and project management. He/she will act as a system manager, administering a Governance framework, facilitating user experience, implementing best practices and training staff to use the system. This position will be a resource for staff, troubleshooting any arising issues, answering questions, running reports per data requests and making updates to the system. The Administrator will also carry out monthly data audits, to check that program staff makes required data inputs, and also ensure that the data is clean and de-duplicated.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Salesforce database administration for 40+ users;
  • Performing database maintenance and improvements;
  • Conducting training and developing/updating reference materials (such as how-to guides), and documentation (best practices/SOPs) on Salesforce use for new and current database users;
  • Informing users on new and existing features, providing Salesforce user tips for the Learning and Partnerships newsletter, and developing innovative ways to encourage and maintain adoption;
  • Serving as a support and go-to expert in house on any Salesforce-related issues;
  • Developing processes to monitor data quality and integrity: conducting data audits, requiring timely and quality inputs from program staff into the system, as well as performing data de-duping/cleaning
  • Creating custom objects, mapping, reports, dashboards, workflows, and other things as required by users;
  • Identifying opportunities for organization users to leverage the database to support additional business processes or functions;
  • Engaging key stakeholders in the needs assessment process and educating them on the Salesforce life cycle (needs assessment, feature identification, technical design, development, testing, training, deployment, and ongoing incremental improvements);
  • Evaluating new Salesforce releases to identify, which features are appropriate for PYXERA Global to opt-in, and developing a plan for their implementation/roll-out;
  • Ensuring the customizations that are being used by different operational teams or any future customizations are not negatively affected by any changes through planning, risk analysis, testing in Sandbox, and regular communication of issues and challenges with different stakeholders;
  • Identifying opportunities to integrate other IT applications that will maximize the use of Salesforce and streamline processes and procedures for users
  • Engaging with outside consultants to create customizations to or integrations with the database as needed;
  • Attending annual conferences or admin group events/seminars sponsored by Salesforce to remain up-to-date on their system and accompanying applications;
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest technology releases, applications, integrations, and opportunities;
  • Serving as a contact person from PYXERA Global for Salesforce Foundation;
  • Providing technical or administrative support on Salesforce or other data management issues as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor degree required.
  • 5 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years of applicable CRM work experience required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Salesforce.com platform required.
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines required; flexibility with changing situations and priorities desired.
  • Prior experience designing documentation and providing training preferred.
  • Knowledge of donor databases and database integration for websites preferred.
  • Prior experience with technology support preferred, or an aptitude for learning technology quickly.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet data management needs required.
  • Proficiency in data manipulation required.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills required.
  • High attention to detail required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English required.
  • Ability to translate technical matters into everyday language for staff to understand required.
  • Prior experience designing and providing training preferred.
  • Integrity required.
  • Desire to work with a mission-driven and passionate group of international engagement folks required.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and three references to impact@pyxeraglobal.org.  In the subject line of the email please write “Database Administrator”. Applications without the above will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.  PYXERA Global reserves the right not to fill the position.

PYXERA Global, an NGO based in Washington, DC will be managing a Global Pro Bono program in Bangkok, Thailand, scheduled to take place in May of 2017. PYXERA Global would like to hire a part time seasoned consultant currently residing in Bangkok, Thailand to help with program management and provide project and logistical support to the selected team of corporate employees that will work on health development projects. The consulting period will take place between January through June 2017 with a possibility of extension based on additional corporate programs.

The selected consultant’s main responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

ACTIVITIES

  • Identify and select potential clients and develop Scopes of Work for the program that are aligned with specific areas of intervention identified by PYXERA Global and/or our client(s);
  • Capture and share success stories and lessons learned that strengthen PYXERA Global’s existing and planned programs with organizations, partners, and stakeholders through social media and other avenues as appropriate;
  • Orient new program participants upon arrival in Thailand;
  • Serve as logistics coordinator and as an informational resource for Volunteers and troubleshoot problems they may face;
  • Recruit and hire Project Assistants (If applicable) to support corporate consultants with translation, research and interviews;
  • Participate in weekly preparation phone calls with corporate team(s) as needed;
  • Coordinate Client/Project Assistant Pre-Departure Orientation, Welcome and Final Events for corporate employees and local client firms/organizations;
  • Correspond with PYXERA Global headquarters program staff and other stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the Volunteers and our partners;
  • Monitor and advise on security arrangements for Volunteers when they are in Thailand.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be based in Bangkok, Thailand;
  • College degree in international relations, communications, corporate social responsibility, project management, organizational development, NGO management, or related field;
  • Experience in project management and in leading diverse teams;
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously;
  • Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision;
  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to develop scopes of work/projects with limited supervision;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Experience in virtual and in-person presentation skills;
  • Knowledge of health development programs in Thailand a plus;
  • Exceptional customer service, communication, and problem solving skills;
  • Language proficiency in Thai and English;

SALARY

  • This is a part time consultant position with an estimate timeline of 4-5 months. Pay is based on past experience and salary history.

TO APPLY

  • Send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via e-mail to Mr. Rodrigo Soares at rsoares@pyxeraglobal.org by January 6th, 2017,  Please include the position title (e.g. Management of Global ProBono Program in Thailand) in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Recruit Ad Location: https://www.devex.com/jobs/management-of-corporate-probono-team-bankok-thailand-465609

PYXERA GLOBAL, an NGO based in Washington, DC, will manage an international corporate volunteer consulting project in Detroit, scheduled for May 8 – 26, 2017. PYXERA Global seeks a local consultant currently residing in Detroit to help provide project management and logistical support to the team of 16 corporate volunteers matched to skills-based consulting projects that build the organizational capacity of four local non-profit organizations. This is a paid position and rates are based on past salary history along with current market rates.

PYXERA Global is looking for a consultant with excellent knowledge of Detroit and with project experience and a professional network related to community development, urban revitalization, workforce readiness, financial capability, and related economic development sectors.

The selected consultant’s main responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

  • Help to develop scopes of work (SOWs) reflecting the specific areas of intervention requested by local host organizations (mostly nonprofits and community development social enterprises)
  • Support local host organizations in preparing for arrival of corporate volunteers, ensuring stakeholder meetings are arranged
  • Participate in conference calls with corporate volunteers in advance of their arrival in Detroit
  • Support corporate volunteers, providing advice and guidance around scope of work delivery
  • Act as the on-the-ground interface between PYXERA Global and partners in Detroit, including regular correspondence with PYXERA Global HQ staff and other stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the volunteers and partners
  • Participate in regular meetings with corporate volunteers, as requested
  • Prepare financial and final program reports

LOGISTICS

  • Assist in procuring accommodations and transportation for volunteers in Detroit
  • Coordinate the kick-off and closing event(s) for volunteer groups and host organizations
  • Prepare Detroit-related guides and suggestions for team orientation packets
  • Orient new corporate volunteers upon arrival in Detroit
  • Manage assignment, work, and project travel logistics for volunteers while they are in Detroit
  • Act as a logistical and informational resource for volunteers and troubleshoot challenges they may face

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree in business, social sciences, organizational development, NGO management, international relations, or related field
  • At least five years of experience with project management and experience in leading multicultural groups
  • Currently residing in Detroit with in-depth area familiarity
  • Detailed and people-oriented
  • Experience with fielding and supporting volunteer projects
  • Exposure and experience in non-profit and economic development sector
  • Intermittent availability March – April 2017; continued availability May 8 – 26, 2017

TO APPLY

To apply, please send the following documents to consultingopportunities@pyxeraglobal.org with “Detroit Local Consultant Application” in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 Professional references

PYXERA Global, an NGO based in Washington, DC will be managing two Global Pro Bono programs around Hanoi and Hai Phong, Vietnam scheduled to take place from March through November, 2017. PYXERA Global is hiring an experienced consultant currently residing in Hanoi or Hai Phong to help with overall program management, and provide project and logistical support to the selected teams of corporate consultants.  One of the programs will take place over the course of two weeks in Hanoi exclusively; and the other will be a combination of weekly virtual consulting assignments and two one-week stays in Hanoi and/or Hai Phong over the course of 5-6 months.  Both programs will have several teams paired with local organizations in Hanoi and Hai Phong.  This position would be involved with all aspects of the project.

The selected consultant’s main responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

ACTIVITIES

  • Identify and select potential local partners (NGO, social enterprise, university, etc.) and develop project Scopes of Work that are aligned with specific areas of intervention identified by PYXERA Global and our corporate clients;
  • Orient new program participants upon arrival in Vietnam;
  • Serve as logistics coordinator and an informational resource for participants and troubleshoot problems they may face;
  • Recruit and hire Project Assistants (If applicable) to support corporate consultants with translation, research and interviews;
  • Participate in weekly phone calls with corporate teams and their local partners
  • Coordinate Pre-Departure Orientation, Welcome and Final Events for corporate employees and local partners;
  • Correspond regularly with PYXERA Global headquarters program staff and other stakeholders to assure the satisfaction the participants and our corporate clients;
  • Monitor and advise on security arrangements for participants prior to arrival and while they are in Vietnam;
  • Capture and share success stories and lessons learned that strengthen PYXERA Global’s existing and planned programs with organizations, partners, and stakeholders through social media and other avenues as appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Must be based in Hanoi or Hai Phong, Vietnam
  • College degree in international relations, communications, project management, organizational development, NGO management, or related field;
  • Experience in project management and in leading multicultural groups;
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience. 
  • Experience working with cross cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
  • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision.
  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to develop scopes of work with limited supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in virtual and in-person presentation skills
  • Knowledge of one or more critical topics in global development (i.e. quality education, gender, WASH, waste management, or other environmental issues)
  • Knowledge of at least one specific technical area related to PYXERA Global’s programs and services (pro bono, leadership/talent development, public private partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, corporate social responsibility, etc.)
  • Exceptional customer service, communication, and problem solving skills
  • Language proficiency in both English and Vietnamese;
  • Ability to work in teams and alone, and demonstrated commitment to creating opportunities for improved livelihoods preferred.

SALARY

This is a part time consultant position with an estimate timeline of 7-8 months.  Pay is based on past experience and the type of work required for this position.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via e-mail to consultingopportunities@pyxeraglobal.org. Please include “Local Consultant- Hanoi/Hai Phong, Vietnam” in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

PYXERA GLOBAL, an NGO based in Washington, DC, will manage an international corporate volunteer consulting project in London, scheduled for June 3 – 24, 2017. PYXERA Global seeks a local consultant currently residing in London to help provide project management and logistical support to the team of 16 corporate volunteers matched to skills-based consulting projects that build the organizational capacity of four local non-profit organizations. This is a paid position and rates are based on past salary history along with current market rates.

PYXERA Global is looking for a consultant with excellent knowledge of London and with project experience and a professional network related to community development, urban revitalization, workforce readiness, financial capability, and related economic development sectors.

The selected consultant’s main responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

  • Help to develop scopes of work (SOWs) reflecting the specific areas of intervention requested by local host organizations (mostly nonprofits and community development social enterprises)
  • Support local host organizations in preparing for arrival of corporate volunteers, ensuring stakeholder meetings are arranged
  • Participate in conference calls with corporate volunteers in advance of their arrival in London
  • Support corporate volunteers, providing advice and guidance around scope of work delivery
  • Act as the on-the-ground interface between PYXERA Global and partners in London, including regular correspondence with PYXERA Global HQ staff and other stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the volunteers and partners
  • Participate in regular meetings with corporate volunteers, as requested
  • Prepare financial and final program reports

LOGISTICS

  • Assist in procuring accommodations and transportation for volunteers in London
  • Coordinate the kick-off and closing event(s) for volunteer groups and host organizations
  • Prepare London-related guides and suggestions for team orientation packets
  • Orient new corporate volunteers upon arrival in London
  • Manage assignment, work, and project travel logistics for volunteers while they are in London
  • Act as a logistical and informational resource for volunteers and troubleshoot challenges they may face

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree in business, social sciences, organizational development, NGO management, international relations, or related field
  • At least five years of experience with project management and experience in leading multicultural groups
  • Currently residing in London with in-depth area familiarity
  • Detailed and people-oriented
  • Experience with fielding and supporting volunteer projects
  • Exposure and experience in non-profit and economic development sector
  • Intermittent availability March – May 2017; continued availability June 3 – 24, 2017

TO APPLY

To apply, please send the following documents to consultingopportunities@pyxeraglobal.org with “London Local Consultant Application” in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 Professional references

JOB SUMMARY 

The M&E Intern will support the program performance management frameworks as well as specific program M&E activities to ensure the quality, and effectiveness of our program implementation.  The intern will provide assistance to the program staff in developing results frameworks during program design and implementation, creating M&E processes and tools, contributing to measuring, analyzing, and reporting results.  The opportunity will help build his or her program performance measurement skills through exposure to a variety program and business development activities. This is a paid internship with $12 per hour provided with a possibility of a subsequent hire.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support staff members in setting up systems for program M&E;
  • Assist with the design and development of questionnaires for data collection and analysis;
  • Assist with data collection, aggregation and analysis;
  • Assist with research and writing or editing;
  • Assist with data management and cleaning, as well as quality control;
  • Support the team through various administrative duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • A relevant college degree required
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills required
  • A high level of computer literacy required
  • Advanced quantitative skills required
  • Knowledge of statistical programs preferred
  • Attention to detail required
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines required; flexibility to changing situations and priorities desired
  • Understanding of international development issues required
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E needs
  • Be able to commit initially at least 25-30 hours a week, with a desire to continue full-time in the longer-term
  • US Citizenship or work authorization is required.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and a sample of your writing to impact@pyxeraglobal.org.  In the subject line of the email please write “M&E Intern Position.” Applications without a writing sample will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.  PYXERA Global reserves the right not to fill the position.

JOB SUMMARY 

The Program Manager will be responsible for technical, financial and operational aspects of a complex agricultural project aimed at reducing post-harvest loss and improving food security. This position requires experience in design, management, and monitoring and evaluation of programs funded by private donors and international companies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of the program including work plans, budgets, personnel coordination, recruiting and mobilization
  • Travel to the field to conduct program audits, lead strategic planning sessions, improve training and service delivery, monitor progress toward deliverables
  • Maintain close communication and liaise with donors and partners
  • Facilitate and coordinate meetings and planning sessions with diverse public, private, and social sector stakeholders
  • Capture and share success stories and lessons learned that strengthen PYXERA Global’s existing and planned programs with partners, current and future clients, and other stakeholders via publications and/or social media as appropriate
  • Manage agreements and negotiations with potential partners and clients.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Five-to-seven years of experience working in one or more of the following sectors: agriculture, food security, nutrition and economic growth in developing countries.
  • Two years of cumulative experience working, and ideally living, in West Africa is preferred.
  • Proven experience managing complex programs with multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • Exceptional cross-cultural communication skills
  • Strong writing and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 40% to Africa, specifically northern Nigeria
  • US Citizen or Permanent US employment authorization required.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of cooperative and market-based agricultural development approaches as well as post-harvest loss reduction practices
  • Master’s degree in International Development, Agriculture, International Business or related field
  • Language proficiency in French, Portuguese, Spanish, or a West African language

SALARY

This is a full time salaried position with excellent benefits. Pay range for this position is competitive.

TO APPLY

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via e-mail to opportunities@pyxeraglobal.orgPlease note the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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