Opportunities

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

Open Positions

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit based in Washington, DC that creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our initiatives include a wide range of services, from local content development, circular, global pro bono programs, and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.  Our clients in the private sector include 3M, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, SAP, Mastercard, and others.

Global Pro Bono programs are corporate-sponsored initiatives aligned to a company’s broader strategy. Participating employees leverage their professional skills to assist social mission-driven organizations such as nonprofits, social enterprises, and government entities. Projects are time-bound, deliverable-based, and provide economic and social benefit to the local organization and community while building leadership competencies, creating market insights, and spurring innovative thinking for the participating employee.

For examples of our Global Pro Bono work, visit our website: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/global-pro-bono/

PYXERA Global endeavors to practice and elevate diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Program Manager (PM) works within the Global Pro Bono department and is responsible for program management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, thought leadership, and financial oversight of short-term GPB projects globally, including both virtual and immersive projects. In most cases, the PM will be responsible for simultaneously managing projects for multiple corporate clients. Working closely with Client Managers, PMs will have the opportunity to apply their project management and strategic skills and gain exposure to a variety of program models and approaches within the department. In addition to overall programmatic activities, the PM will also support internal initiatives and oversee the work of a client team.

The GPB department operates in a fast-paced, agile environment with quickly shifting priorities. As such, the ideal candidate will demonstrate high levels of agility and comfort with ambiguity. He/she will also be able to multitask, take initiative in completing assignments, and provide high-quality project support with little oversight. Experience navigating diverse geographies, openness to operating in new geographies, managing staff, and program implementation experience will be an asset in this role, as will experience in customer service and partnership development with the private and social sectors. Strong writing and presentation skills, comfort with cross-cultural engagement, and the ability to troubleshoot is a must for this position. Experience in content development and training is also a plus.

While this is a remote work position at present, there is an expectation of return to our Washington, DC-based office in late 2021.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITES

The Program Manager is responsible for the implementation of PYXERA Global’s GPB practice area programming. Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Implement and manage Global Pro Bono programs, including oversight of travel arrangements and logistical support, engagement and selection of local partner organization, detailed scope of work development, virtual pre-work facilitation, on-site team facilitation, travel to project sites, project preparation and implementation, and impact reporting;
  • Support senior staff in managing client relationships both globally and locally;
  • Review and prepare work plans, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients/donors;
  • Coordinate with senior staff on project design and practice area initiatives;
  • Support and lead client-facing communication on project status, operations, logistics, strategy, and continual program improvements.
  • As applicable, manage operations across a client portfolio, including management of templates and documents, documentation of processes and process flows, tracking of individual project progress, and communication of specific client policies to staff.
  • 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;
  • Ensure financial and reporting compliance, including development and review of budgets with global and DC-office staff;
  • Manage projects so that they are on time, on budget, and meet stakeholder needs and deliverable targets;
  • Oversee project logistics, including procurements participant travel arrangements in collaboration with Program Coordinators;
  • Review relevant accounting forms, prepare budgets, and monitor financial reports;
  • Lead program, project, and practice area process and service improvements;
  • Review project participant and local partner organization survey data and write client-facing reports;
  • Support department onboarding by training staff on client-specific processes;
  • Manage day-to-day tasks with limited supervision, ensuring on time deliverables that meet internal and external stakeholder needs;
  • Manage staff members, as needed.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizen or Permanent US employment authorization required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with minimum of 6-8 years of experience.
  • Experience working with cross-cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteering programs.
  • Exceptional customer service, facilitation, and program/project management skills.
  • Ability to manage the entire project lifecycle and adjust approaches as needed.
  • Relevant international work experience.
  • Swift ability to learn policies, processes, and standard operating procedures.
  • Demonstrated initiative, innovation, problem solving skills, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to meet project and client needs.
  • Team player with experience managing and mentoring staff.
  • Strong experience in public speaking and meeting/event facilitation.
  • Ability to create and foster partnerships among a variety of stakeholders in the public, private, and social sectors.
  • Experience in training and onboarding both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task and keep a positive outlook in the face of challenges.
  • Experience in impact measurement (PowerBI and Qualtrics), Salesforce, and SharePoint highly desired
  • Knowledge of one or more critical topics in global development (i.e. global health, IT, skills gap, women’s empowerment, climate, etc.) and demonstrated commitment to improving livelihoods.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills, attention to detail.
  • Able to travel internationally and domestically up to 30% of the time.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is a plus.

SALARY

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

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and available start-date via e-mail to [email protected]. Applications without the above requirements will not be considered. In the subject of the email, please write “Program Manager, Global Pro Bono”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit based in Washington, DC that creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our initiatives include a wide range of services, from local content development, circular, global pro bono programs, and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.  Our clients in the private sector include 3M, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, SAP, Mastercard, and others.

Global Pro Bono programs are corporate-sponsored initiatives aligned to a company’s broader strategy. Participating employees leverage their professional skills to assist social mission-driven organizations such as nonprofits, social enterprises, and government entities. Projects are time-bound, deliverable-based, and provide economic and social benefit to the local organization and community while building leadership competencies, creating market insights, and spurring innovative thinking for the participating employee.

For examples of our Global Pro Bono work, visit our website: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/global-pro-bono/

PYXERA Global endeavors to practice and elevate diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PYXERA Global is seeking an experienced, analytical, forward thinking, and empathetic professional to provide thought leadership, business development, and program management oversight to corporate clients in the Global Pro Bono (GPB), or corporate skills-based consulting, practice area. The Key Client Manager (KCM) is a leadership role within the organization and is responsible for overall advising, design, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, communications, and financial oversight of a portfolio of GPB programs. The KCM will cultivate new business and nurture client relationships to grow existing business while building the case for program expansion and innovation. GPB programs are sophisticated and complex in terms of modes (virtual and immersive), focus areas (e.g. education, global health, job creation, environment, etc.), deliverables, stakeholders, impact, and more.  In most cases, the Key Client Manager will be responsible for managing the relationship of two to three PYXERA Global corporate clients and will oversee the work of a team of program managers, program coordinators and consultants. Additionally, the KCM will also supervise and mentor 2-3 PYXERA Global staff within the GPB department, support PYXERA Global’s overall business development efforts as well as internal strategic initiatives.

The GPB department operates in a fast-paced, agile environment with quickly shifting priorities. As such, the ideal candidate will have significant experience in program, client, and people management, be able to work across departments/teams, as well as experience with corporate social responsibility initiatives and/or mutually beneficial partnerships between the private and social sectors. Strong leadership, cross-cultural communications, and writing and presentation skills, combined with the ability to troubleshoot, innovate, and influence partners are a must for this position.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITES

The Key Client Manager is responsible for managing all client responsibilities within PYXERA Global’s GPB practice area. Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Lead GPB program advising, design, implementation, process and service improvements;
  • Lead weekly/bi-weekly check-ins with clients and program coordinating team to align on project status, operations, logistics, strategy, and continual program improvements;
  • Update PYXERA Global executive team with clients’ updates, needs and/or issues, and business development opportunities;
  • Cultivate business opportunities with new and existing clients by developing strategies and program models that are responsive to corporate and societal needs;
  • Manage contracts (design, negotiation & renewal), proposal development, invoicing, reporting, staffing, etc.;
  • Ensure financial and reporting compliance, including development and approval of program budgets with global and DC-office staff;
  • Review and approve work plans, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients/donors;
  • 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;
  • Create compelling social media content reflective of impact stories and client program successes;
  • Support department onboarding by training staff on client-specific processes;
  • For small and new GPB programs, the KCM may need to implement and co-manage GPB projects with other project managers or program coordinators, including oversight of travel arrangements and logistical support, engagement and selection of local partner organization, detailed scope of work development, virtual pre-work facilitation, on-site team facilitation, travel to project sites, project preparation and implementation, and impact reporting;
  • Supervise and mentor 2-3 PYXERA Global staff members within the GPB department.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • S. Citizen or permanent U.S. employment authorization required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 10 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of at least one specific technical area related to PYXERA Global’s programs and services (pro bono, community development, corporate social impact, nonprofit management, enterprise development, social justice, leadership development, circular economy, education, skills gap, global health, etc.).
  • Demonstrated initiative, innovation, problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently, as a member of a team, and across teams to meet program and client needs.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with cross-cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteering programs.
  • Empathetic team player with experience managing and mentoring staff.
  • Exceptional customer service, sales, public speaking, meeting/event facilitation, and program/project management skills.
  • Knowledge of the factors driving corporate social impact initiatives and a high level of comfort communicating with corporate leaders across different business units.
  • Experience co-creating with, and providing feedback to, community-level stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage the entire program lifecycle and adjust approaches as needed.
  • Relevant international, private and/or social sector work experience.
  • Swift ability to learn policies, processes, and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to create and foster partnerships among a variety of stakeholders in the public, private, and social sectors.
  • Experience in training and onboarding both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize and keep a positive outlook in the face of challenges.
  • Experience in impact measurement (PowerBI and Qualtrics), Salesforce, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint highly desired.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills, experience creating social media content, and attention to detail.
  • Able to travel internationally and/or domestically up to 20%-30% of the time.
  • Reside in the Washington, D.C. area (D.C., Maryland and Virginia) and commit to being in-person in our Washington, D.C. office at least twice a week.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is a plus.

SALARY

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

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and available start-date via e-mail to [email protected].  Applications without the above requirements will not be considered. In the subject of the email, please write “Key Client Manager, Global Pro Bono”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis.

William J. White Fellowship for Solvable Problems

The William J. White Fellowship for Solvable Problems is a six-month experiential learning program at PYXERA Global. The Fellowship aims to give students and graduates of community colleges and underserved areas exposure to careers in social impact on a global scale.

At PYXERA Global, we recognize that we have a significant role to play in creating access to circular economy and social impact spaces, and in ensuring that we are capturing talent that often goes unrecognized through the traditional hiring structures. One community college student or graduate will be awarded this Fellowship. To accelerate the Fellow’s learning, they will receive direct mentorship from staff and industry leadership.

William J. White, the namesake of this Fellowship and father of PYXERA Global CEO, Deirdre White, dedicated his career to public health. He was a life-long advocate for bringing diverse voices and perspectives to the table. Throughout his life, William J. White never failed to mentor others. His life embodied service through a career in public health, and through this Fellowship, we hope to continue his legacy for generations to come.

This is a full-time six-month position with a stipend.

Reports To:

The inaugural William J. White Fellow will report to the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, with a dotted line to Vice President of Public Affairs

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Job Overview:

The inaugural William J. White Fellow will provide critical support and guidance to PYXERA Global’s inclusive circular economy positioning.  In this dual role, you will work closely with the VP of Strategic Initiatives helping to ensure that historically marginalized communities in the communities we are operating in have an active and authentic voice in the circular economy transition.

As a Fellow you will also work closely with the Public Affairs team to play a key role in shaping our social media strategy for our circular economy practice area and other PYXERA Global practice areas when needed. You will also be responsible for graphic design and presentation support.

Responsibilities: Inclusive Circular Economy

The inclusive circular economy component of this Fellowship will focus largely on community engagement and outreach, as well as some aspects of research and surveying.

  • Co-create & devise inclusive circular economy engagement plan for geographies where PYXERA Global is currently engaged
  • Identify key stakeholder opportunities & gaps in existing circular programming
  • Provide relevant & practical research on BIPOC and historically marginalized communities where we are operating including, but not limited to, culture, policy reform, and environmental justice
  • Design and administer surveys to get feedback from BIPOC and historically marginalized communities on PYXERA Global’s circular economy approach and materials

Responsibilities: Communications

The communications aspect of this Fellowship will focus largely on social media, as well as some aspects of graphic design, and article / press release writing.

Social Media

  • Develop and execute effective social media campaigns
  • Strategize, create, and approve content for publication
  • Work with the programs team to develop a social calendar
  • Create graphics for social content
  • Collaborate with press, influencers, customers, industry leaders, and bloggers
  • Monitor, respond to, and report on online conversations
  • Recommend content ideas based on objectives and suggest new ways to promote company offerings and to reach prospects and partners through thought leadership

Graphics Design & Presentation Support

  • Support graphic design, inclusive of print and digital (reports/one-pagers), infographics, and presentations
  • Write press releases / articles periodically

COMPETENCIES

  • Work collaboratively:  We are a non–profit organization that operates like a business.  Collaboration and co-creation are in our DNA—we’ll look for it to be in yours.
  • Take initiative and self-motivate: You have an intrinsic sense of ownership and drive to get things done.  We’ll support you in your growth—and we can give you projects and count on you to execute with creativity, excellence, and initiative.
  • Get things done with style and grace: You are assertive, yet diplomatic. You address conflict directly.
  • Bring creativity and analysis: You bring a unique creative voice that helps us imagine our next chapter. You think analytically and out of the box.
  • Receive coaching and communicate: You have soft skills to work with operations and client teams with varying knowledge levels of Communications. You grow from feedback.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, your CV, and salary requirements via e-mail to [email protected]. Please include the position title (William White Fellowship) in the subject line of your e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that envisions a world in which individuals, corporations, organizations, and institutions from different points of view converge to address complex challenges through sustainable, mutually beneficial, and inclusive efforts. For over a quarter-century, PYXERA Global’s Enterprise & Community Development (ECD) programs have collaborated with diverse partners to build resilient and entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world through community-driven solutions.

For examples of our Enterprise & Community Development work, visit: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/enterprise-and-community-development/

PYXERA Global endeavors to practice and elevate diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PYXERA Global seeks a Private Sector Development Consultant to help coordinate various activities designed to build an effective ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurship in Belarus. The Consultant will establish and support direct dialogue with local partners and innovation practitioners, and stakeholders across Belarus.

This consultancy is full-time and based in Minsk, Belarus. The Consultant will report to a representative of PYXERA Global. The anticipated initial consulting period is May 31 through December 31, 2021, though based on needs and Consultant performance, the consulting period may be extended.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Private Sector Development Consultant will help generate creative solutions to complex challenges, shape strategies, and assist in planning and implementation. The Consultant is responsible for establishing and maintaining direct dialogue with the local private sector community in the innovative sector and collecting actionable insights to guide the PYXERA Global team to better understand how to support entrepreneur development, venture financing development, and improvement of the business enabling environment. The Consultant will:

  • Work with the PYXERA Global team to engage with thought leaders to set stakeholder-specific priorities, define local innovation ecosystem goals and objectives, and build coalitions and consensus among private sector institutions and individuals.
  • Help to tailor capacity-building efforts, identify emerging trends, explore viable opportunities, introduce best practices in innovative ecosystem development, and expand the connections between the Belarusian innovation community and global clients and partners.
  • Help to establish suitable collaboration platforms for key ecosystem actors, conduct or coordinate interviews and focus group sessions with decision-makers and influencers, and assist with the design and implementation of innovation forums and grant programs.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the PYXERA Global team in carrying out identified activities.
  • Work with local leaders in Belarus’s innovation ecosystem to define specific development priorities.
  • Analyze existing initiatives and their impact on innovation-based entrepreneurship.
  • Coordinate outreach campaigns, focus group sessions, and give presentations.
  • Establish collaboration with relevant organizations and individuals.
  • Exchange best practices and novel ideas among key stakeholders.
  • Act as a liaison between key private and public innovation ecosystem stakeholders
  • Provide guidance on how to improve the innovative ecosystem in Belarus via expert analysis and specific recommendations.
  • Develop agenda topics for regular meetings and forums and formulate clear conclusions from group discussions.
  • Assist with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, verification of identified gaps, and consensus-building measures, which will strive to improve dialogue between indigenous innovation ecosystem actors.
  • Assist with the preparation of newsletters and press releases for the local community.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of a master’s or equivalent degree in economics, public policy, law, business, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in or with the private sector, with a focus on innovative industries, entrepreneurship, or ICT.
  • A strong desire and commitment to expanding his/her role in building a supportive ecosystem in Belarus for growth in innovation and technology.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, and problem-solving.
  • Experience conducting interviews with clients, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team, especially one that is cross-cultural.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage diverse activities, meet competing deadlines, and have flexibility in changing situations.
  • Strong oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a virtual environment.
  • High level of computer literacy.

TO APPLY

Send your cover letter and CV via email to [email protected] by May 10, 2021.

Please use the subject line “Belarus/Private Sector Development Consultant.”

Applications without the above requirements will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, which will take place on a rolling basis.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that envisions a world in which individuals, corporations, organizations, and institutions from different points of view converge to address complex challenges through sustainable, mutually beneficial, and inclusive efforts. For over a quarter-century, PYXERA Global’s Enterprise & Community Development (ECD) programs have collaborated with diverse partners to build resilient and entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world through community-driven solutions.

For examples of our Enterprise & Community Development work, visit: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/enterprise-and-community-development/

PYXERA Global endeavors to practice and elevate diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

PYXERA Global is seeking a talented Chief of Party to lead the anticipated USAID-funded Serbia SME Development Assistance Activity. The program’s focus will be on integrating Serbian small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) into value-added value chains and developed markets by bolstering SMEs’ productivity, expanding exports, and promoting the utilization of innovative financing instruments.​

The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall management of the program and requires demonstrated technical expertise, excellent communication ability, and agile leadership in navigating a complex and dynamic sociopolitical environment through all stages of the program pipeline—from designing sustainable, multi-sectoral strategy to managing implementation to monitoring and evaluating outcomes for quality and compliance. The position is based in Belgrade, Serbia.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead program strategy, administration, operations, implementation, and fiscal management to ensure quality, alignment with budget allocations, compliance with USAID standards and stakeholder expectations, and sustainability;
  • Provide technical leadership to develop and implement a holistic and integrated program in partnership with private sector partners, government authorities, and other stakeholders;
  • Oversee the timely development and implementation of high-quality strategic plans, quarterly and annual operating plans detailing program work streams and performance milestones, and all other technical and financial deliverables and reports in line with USAID guidelines and stakeholder requirements;
  • Collaboratively develop monitoring and evaluation mechanisms through an adaptive management approach including program management tools, efficient systems to ensure effective implementation, and regular communication of program results and impact;
  • Represent PYXERA Global by engaging and maintaining productive relationships with USAID; Serbian government counterparts; other international organizations; country office staff; and academic, business, and community partners to achieve program goals and objectives;
  • Lead the program’s technical team and manage local and remote teams of long- and short-term expert and support staff;

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Advanced degree in Economics/Finance, Business Administration, International Development, or a related field;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience designing, leading, and implementing complex international development projects, particularly those focused on enterprise development, entrepreneurship, competitiveness, market systems and value-added value chain strengthening, private sector engagement, innovation, or investment and access to finance;
  • 5 years’ experience successfully managing, in a Chief of Party, or similar position, for USAID or other donor-supported development programs of comparable size, scope, and complexity;
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID standards and processes, including the Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) approach;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively within teams;
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and sustainability that encourages a work culture of mutual respect, the full participation of team members regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and a focus on delivering excellence;
  • Experience working in Serbia or Eastern Europe with private sector stakeholders, local and national government officials, and international donors;
  • Oral and written fluency in English;
  • Professional working proficiency in Serbian preferred.

SALARY

PYXERA Global offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits, and flexible professional development opportunities.

TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and letter of interest to [email protected] by July 10, 2021. In the subject line of your email, please write “Chief of Party, Serbia SME Development Activity.” Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global (www.PYXERAGlobal.org) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that envisions a world in which individuals, corporations, organizations, and institutions from different points of view converge to address complex challenges through sustainable, mutually beneficial, and inclusive efforts. For over a quarter-century, PYXERA Global’s Enterprise & Community Development (ECD) programs have collaborated with diverse partners to build resilient and entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world through community-driven solutions.

For examples of our Enterprise & Community Development work, visit: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/enterprise-and-community-development/.

PYXERA Global endeavors to practice and elevate diversity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability within and outside of our organization. Learn more: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/diversity-and-inclusion/.

Position Description:

PYXERA Global is seeking technical experts for the anticipated USAID-funded Serbia SME Development Assistance Activity. The program’s focus will be on integrating Serbian small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) into value-added value chains and developed markets by bolstering SMEs’ productivity, expanding exports, and promoting the utilization of innovative financing instruments.​

Technical experts will reside in and around Belgrade, Serbia and have strong records of demonstrated expertise in one or multiple subject matter areas listed below.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Career opportunities for technical experts include positions in the following subject matter areas:

  • Access to Finance: Promoting access to finance through for SMEs through investment facilitation, private sector engagement, financial product and service diversification, trust and awareness building, market linkage building, and other innovative means;
  • Capacity Building: Strengthening the capacity of SMEs to access finance, reduce production costs, adopt management best practices for boosting efficiency and productivity, improve technology and digitalization, diversify product and service lines, enhance consumer bases and market linkages, comply with international supplier and trade standards, encourage “green” production, increase innovation through cross-sector cooperation, and continuously educate and train employees;
  • Human Capital/Workforce Development: Facilitating economic empowerment and sustainable private sector growth, especially among women- and youth-owned SMEs, through workforce development and job creation.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Required:

Each technical expert position has its own technical and operational scope but all technical experts are required to meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a field related to the specific technical subject matter area;
  • Substantial experience in the related technical subject matter area, particularly within the private sector;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate high-value partnerships with communities and public- and private-sector stakeholders;
  • Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills—including the proven ability to lead and work effectively and collaboratively within cross-cultural teams;
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and sustainability that encourages a work culture of mutual respect, the full participation of team members regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and a focus on delivering excellence;
  • Experience working in Serbia;
  • Professional working proficiency in English and Serbian;
  • Demonstrated experience working with USAID and/or other international donor-funded programs preferred.

Nationals of Serbia are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY

Please email a CV and letter of interest detailing specific and relevant expertise in one or more technical subject matter areas listed above to [email protected] by July 10, 2021. In the subject line of your email, please write “Technical Expert, Serbia SME Development Activity.” Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global (www.PYXERAGlobal.org), an NGO with offices in Washington, DC, will be managing a Global Pro Bono program in the United Kingdom scheduled to take place from July – November 2021. PYXERA Global would like to hire a part-time local consultant currently residing in the UK to provide project management support to the selected team of corporate employees who will provide pro bono consulting services to local Black-owned private sector businesses.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES 

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

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

  • Identify and negotiate an agreement with a local nonprofit business accelerator or business development organization that will provide support in amplifying the program opportunity, recruit and coach Black-owned businesses through the application process, and provide insight on the businesses’ maturity for the selection process.
  • Conduct virtual informational sessions for potential Black-owned businesses.
  • Vet and select potential host businesses who will be reflected in a scorecard to inform the selection decision of the corporate client.
  • Help to develop Scopes of Work (SOWs) reflecting the specific areas of assistance requested by local host businesses.
  • Support local Black-owned businesses in preparing for the engagement with corporate volunteers, and ensure that stakeholder meetings are arranged.
  • Participate in conference calls with corporate volunteers in advance of their engagement with Black-owned businesses in the United Kingdom.
  • Support corporate volunteers by providing advice and guidance regarding their Scope of Work deliverables.
  • Act as the on-the-ground interface between PYXERA Global and host businesses in the United Kingdom, including regular correspondence with PYXERA Global DC-based staff and other corporate stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the corporate volunteers and host businesses.
  • Participate in meetings with corporate volunteers, as requested.
  • Prepare financial and final program reports, as needed.

LOGISTICS

  • Coordinate the virtual launch and closing event for corporate volunteers and host organizations
  • Identify UK-specific materials that address the topics of systemic racism and the experience of Black-business owners.
  • Act as a logistical and informational resource for corporate volunteers and troubleshoot challenges they may face

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  1. Must be based in the United Kingdom
  2. College degree in communications, project management, organizational development, business consulting/management, or related field.
  3. Minimum of 5-10 years of experience
  4. Experience working with cross-cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
  5. Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
  6. Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision
  7. Exceptional writing skills and ability to develop Scopes of Work with limited supervision
  8. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  9. Strong technology skills, including with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  10. Exceptional customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills
  11. Experience in virtual presentation skills
  12. Existing connections to the entrepreneurship space, including local business accelerators or business development organizations, is a plus.

SALARY:

This is a part-time consultant position with an estimated timeline of 4 – 5 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 [email protected] Please write “UK, Local Consultant” in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global (www.PYXERAGlobal.org), an NGO with offices in Washington, DC, will be managing a Global Pro Bono program in South Africa scheduled to take place from July – November 2021. PYXERA Global would like to hire a part-time local consultant currently residing in South Africa to provide project management support to the selected team of corporate employees who will provide pro bono consulting services to local Black-owned private sector businesses.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

  • Identify and negotiate an agreement with a local nonprofit business accelerator or business development organization that will provide support in amplifying the program opportunity, recruit and coach Black-owned businesses through the application process, and provide insight on the businesses’ maturity for the selection process.
  • Conduct virtual informational sessions for potential Black-owned businesses.
  • Vet and select potential host businesses who will be reflected in a scorecard to inform the selection decision of the corporate client.
  • Help to develop Scopes of Work (SOWs) reflecting the specific areas of assistance requested by local host businesses.
  • Support local Black-owned businesses in preparing for the engagement with corporate volunteers, and ensure that stakeholder meetings are arranged.
  • Participate in conference calls with corporate volunteers in advance of their engagement with Black-owned businesses in South Africa.
  • Support corporate volunteers by providing advice and guidance regarding their Scope of Work deliverables.
  • Act as the on-the-ground interface between PYXERA Global and host businesses in South Africa, including regular correspondence with PYXERA Global DC-based staff and other corporate stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the corporate volunteers and host businesses.
  • Participate in meetings with corporate volunteers, as requested.
  • Prepare financial and final program reports, as needed.

LOGISTICS

  • Coordinate the virtual launch and closing event for corporate volunteers and host organizations
  • Identify South Africa-specific materials that address the topics of systemic racism and the experience of Black-business owners.
  • Act as a logistical and informational resource for corporate volunteers and troubleshoot challenges they may face

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  1. Must be based in South Africa
  2. College degree in communications, project management, organizational development, business consulting/management, or related field.
  3. Minimum of 5-10 years of experience
  4. Experience working with cross-cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
  5. Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
  6. Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision
  7. Exceptional writing skills and ability to develop Scopes of Work with limited supervision
  8. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  9. Strong technology skills, including with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  10. Exceptional customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills
  11. Experience in virtual presentation skills
  12. Existing connections to the entrepreneurship space, including local business accelerators or business development organizations, is a plus.

 

SALARY:

This is a part-time consultant position with an estimated timeline of 4 – 5 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 [email protected] Please write “South Africa, Local Consultant” in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a team of mission-focused, innovative, and passionate individuals working to bring together the best of business, government, and nonprofit organizations to solve global challenges. We work in issue areas ranging from the environment and circular economy to racial justice, health and education—translating objectives across the sectors to create business and social value.

We provide advisory counsel and program execution in over one hundred countries—bringing the resources and expertise of multi-national companies into under-resourced communities around the world to build resiliency and capability.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for an experienced marketer to continue to build our brand in target markets and amplify impact of our programs. The ideal candidate should be entrepreneurial and have a proven record of managing and executing short-term and long-term marketing campaigns, is experienced in designing and executing integrated marketing campaign strategies. They have a profound understanding of today’s digital marketing landscape, an ability to create compelling narratives, a general familiarity with design, and can work independently to bring a project from inception to completion.

This candidate will join a growing Communications team that is moving towards a holistic digital ecosystem, inclusive of a new website to more effectively communicate our brand story across multiple channels.

Reporting Structure: This role will report to the Vice President, Public Affairs.

Location: Washington, D.C.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Thinker | Perform strategic and creative thinking to create innovative solutions across multiple channels.
  • Researcher | Proactively research information as it pertains to your projects. Maintain awareness of competitor projects in the marketplace.
  • Partner | Work closely with design, client, and other cross-functional teams to ensure all projects meet specifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Integrated Marketing Campaign Management

  • Drive the research, planning, development, and execution of integrated marketing and/or public relations campaigns. Oversee the planning and tracking of campaign deliverables and metrics, including collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Ensure these projects are completed within the time frame and budget; monitor and report campaign outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage production for complex design deliverables, such as thought leadership reports that are integral to external campaigns.

Virtual and In-person Events Management

  • Manage event portfolio (webinars, conferences, and collective action events), inclusive of agenda design, production, promotion, team building and Executive spokesperson coaching. Also inclusive of speaker outreach / relationship building and venue / virtual platform selection.

Content Creation

  • Develop clear and compelling copy for various mediums (e.g., press releases, newsletters, and presentations) to engage readers through storytelling and vivid imagery. Co-create written campaign content such as narratives, social media, newsletters, editorials, and webpages with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Build and iterate campaign graphics for these types of content from existing templates.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-6 years of marketing and/or communications experience in an in-house or agency environment; proven record of driving marketing activities for an organization with trackable outcomes
  • Project management experience working with internal and external stakeholders; experience working with Executives in private sector and leaders in government a plus
  • 4+ years of digital marketing experience, focusing on email marketing, social media, web, and digital publishing
  • 3+ years of content creation and marketing experience, including writing (e.g. press release, report writing, social media web, and/or copywriting) and familiarity with design principles and graphic design
  • Experience in brand management with knowledge of brand positioning, development, and storytelling

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Affairs, English, or related field
  • Experience in developing compelling brand narratives
  • Strong presentation, sales, and client-facing skills 
  • Proficiency in Hubspot, WordPress, Salesforce, Mailchimp, Sprout Social, MS Office / PPT, and project management software such as Monday.com
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Experience in earned media outreach and collaboration with journalists and conference /awards organizers
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest digital communications, new media, web trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Knowledge in corporate sustainability, circular economy, CSR, international development, and the social impact space
  • Experience working with different cultures throughout Africa, Asia, South and North America, and Europe

COMPETENCIES

  • Lover of brand and good stories. You have a love of brand and are skilled at creating compelling and inspiring stories that transcend mediums. Experienced and skilled at transforming technical projects and presentations into brand aligned art and story.
  • Team player. You thrive in a collaborative team environment—and can work independently to bring a project from the beginning to completion.
  • Strategist with an eye for detail. On this team, all of us focus on strategy and execution. You can create a marketing strategy and bringing it to life independently with minimal level of supervision.
  • Self-motivated entrepreneur. You have an intrinsic sense of ownership and drive to get things done. You have an appetite to take on more responsibilities and learn new skills when seeing the need or room to grow.
  • Creator & Coach. You are willing to speak up and think outside the box to bring new ideas and perspectives to the table. You are skilled at working across departments with colleagues who possess varying knowledge levels of Communications.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to [email protected]. Please include title of position (Marketing and Communications Manager) in subject line. Only short-list candidates will be contacted directly.

ABOUT US

PYXERA Global is a team of mission-focused, innovative, and passionate individuals working to bring together the best of business, government, and nonprofit organizations to solve global challenges. We work in issue areas ranging from the environment and circular economy to racial justice, health and education—translating objectives across the sectors to create business and social value.

We provide advisory counsel and program execution in over one hundred countries—bringing the resources and expertise of multi-national companies into under-resourced communities around the world to build resiliency and capability.

ABOUT THE ROLE


We are looking for a talented communicator and designer with one to three years’ professional experience in graphic design, social media, and copy/content writing. The person will be a critical member of the Public Affairs team and support PYXERA Global’s everyday communications activities. The ideal candidate should have hands-on experience writing and designing public facing content for an organization, a strong ability to create multi-channel digital experiences that connect an audience with a brand, and a good understanding of today’s digital marketing landscape.

This candidate will join a growing Communications team that is moving towards a holistic digital ecosystem, inclusive of a new website to more effectively communicate our brand story across multiple channels.

Reporting Structure: This role will report to the Senior Designer, Public Affairs.

Location: Washington, D.C.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Thinker| Perform strategic and creative thinking to create innovative solutions across multiple channels.
  • Researcher| Proactively research information as it pertains to your projects.
  • Partner| Work closely with cross-functional and client teams to ensure all projects meet specifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Design and Website (50%)

  • Create client, program, and/or externally facing marketing collateral, including presentations, one-pagers, mass emails, reports, webpages, and social media graphics.
  • Design content that transforms information into visually appealing layouts and conveys clear, compelling messages.
  • Support the PYXERA Global brand management while building internal design capacity and services.
  • Assist in the website redesign, currently underway with an external agency.
  • Support in video and animation creation and editing.

Writing (25%)

  • Create PYXERA Global mass email blasts in collaboration with cross-department stakeholders.
  • Develop clear, compelling, and brand-aligned copy for various mediums (e.g. press releases, newsletters, and presentations, website, and social media). Copy-edit this type of content.

Social Media (18%)

  • Co-create social media marketing campaign plan, in collaboration with internal stakeholders, including timeline, metrics, frequency, and graphics.
  • Support in-house social media team in developing a master social media calendar.
  • Engage and create lists of press, influencers, clients, industry leaders, and bloggers on social media.
  • Recommend ideas based on objectives; suggest new ways to advance company offerings and thought leadership through social media to reach and convene prospects and partners.

Analytics (7%)

  • Monitor and report back on PYXERA Global’s digital presence, including website, social media, newsletter, online publishing, etc.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years of graphic design and content marketing experience in an in-house or agency environment
  • 2+ years of professional writing experience (e.g., press release, website, organizational social media, mass emails, and/or marketing collateral)
  • 2+ years of organizational social media experience
  • 1+ years of digital marketing experience, focusing on email marketing, social media, web, and digital publishing
  • 1+ years of experience in data visualization
  • 1+ years of professional copyediting experience
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, MailChimp, and MS Office / Power Point
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Marketing, Communications, Public Affairs, English, or related field

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience creating clear and compelling storytelling through design and narrative
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest digital communications, new media, web trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Demonstrable animation and video editing skills
  • Knowledge of corporate sustainability, CSR, circular economy, international development, and social impact space
  • Experience in Hubspot, Salesforce, and project management software such as Monday.com; sales experience
  • Experience working with different cultures throughout Africa, Asia, South and North America, and Europe

COMPETENCIES

  • Work collaboratively: You thrive in a collaborative team environment. Collaboration is in our DNA—we will look for it to be in yours.
  • Take initiative and is self-motivated: You have an intrinsic sense of ownership and drive to get things done. You have an appetite to take on more responsibilities or learn new skills when seeing the need or room to grow.
  • Manage the brand and sweat the small stuff: On this team, all of us focus on strategy and execution. Therefore, it’s important to be detail oriented. You cross the i’s and dot the t’s.
  • Create compelling stories: You are skilled at creating compelling and inspiring stories through design and the written word. You think analytically and out of the box.
  • Get things done with style and grace: You are assertive, yet diplomatic. You address conflict directly. We are fans of the Radical Candor
  • Coach and communicate:You are willing to speak up and think outside the box to bring new ideas and perspectives to the table. You are skilled at working across departments with colleagues who possess varying knowledge levels of Communications. You innovate ideas to build skillsets and capacity of operational and program staff.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and work portfolio to [email protected]. Please include the job title (Marketing and Design Associate) in the subject line. Applications without portfolios will not be considered. Only short-list candidates will be contacted directly.