PYXERA Global 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

Current Positions

JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global is seeking an attentive, organized, and motivated Design and Marketing Associate for our Washington, DC office. This associate will gain experience in design and marketing alongside the personable and knowledgeable Public Affairs & Client Relations team. The associate will take on a central role in ensuring our print and digital communications collateral and multimedia products are attractive, consistent, well written, and propel interest and action. The opportunity will build his or her marketing and communications skills through hands on experience with many different areas of the organization. The ideal candidate is a media and digital enthusiast, with exceptional writing and design skills, a strong interest and background in impact communications, and demonstrated curiosity and/or experience in international affairs.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Design and Marketing Associate will support the development and design of digital, web, and print projects. Duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Support in the development and design of digital, web, and print marketing materials;
  • Presentation and report development and design , including Prezi and PowerPoint;
  • Copywriting and editing, including developing original content under direction and editing from multiple contributors;
  • Utilizing online metrics tools to report on statistics for websites, social media sites, email campaigns and online advertising;
  • Provide both technical and editorial website support, updating content, and publishing news stories;
  • Community management on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
  • Assist with general administrative tasks as needed.

DESIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

Has a Bachelor or Master’s degree in communications, graphic design, international relations, economic development, business or related field with at least 6 months of relevant experience. Desired skills include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Outstanding Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) skills;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills;
  • Strong grasp of social media management and campaign development;
  • Experience with WordPress or web maintenance preferred;
  • Understanding of web marketing and Google analytics;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • High level of computer literacy and ability to learn new technology quickly;
  • Experience with Prezi a plus;
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro or equivalent video editing a plus;
  • Experience in the nonprofit or international development sector is a plus;
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet program needs;
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humor;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, requirements, writing sample, and portfolio samples or link to [email protected]. Applications without design and writing samples will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “PYXERA Global Design & Marketing Associate Position.”

JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global is seeking an attentive, organized, and motivated Design and Marketing Intern to work 40 hours per week in our Washington, DC office. This intern will gain experience in design and marketing alongside the personable and knowledgeable Public Affairs & Client Relations team. The intern will take on a central role in ensuring our print and digital communications collateral and multimedia products are attractive, consistent, well written, and propel interest and action. The opportunity will build his or her marketing and communications skills through hands on experience with many different areas of the organization. The ideal candidate is a media and digital enthusiast, with exceptional writing and design skills, a strong interest and background in impact communications, and demonstrated curiosity and/or experience in international affairs.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Design and Marketing Intern will support the development and design of digital, web, and print projects. Duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Support in the development and design of digital, web, and print marketing materials;
  • Presentation and report development and design , including Prezi and PowerPoint;
  • Copywriting and editing, including developing original content under direction and editing from multiple contributors;
  • Utilizing online metrics tools to report on statistics for websites, social media sites, email campaigns and online advertising;
  • Provide both technical and editorial website support, updating content, and publishing news stories;
  • Community management on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
  • Assist with general administrative tasks as needed.

DESIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

Has or is working towards a Bachelor or Master’s degree in communications, graphic design, international relations, economic development, business or related field with at least 6 months of relevant experience. Desired skills include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Outstanding Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) skills;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills;
  • Strong grasp of social media management and campaign development;
  • Experience with WordPress or web maintenance preferred;
  • Understanding of web marketing and Google analytics;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • High level of computer literacy and ability to learn new technology quickly;
  • Experience with Prezi a plus;
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro or equivalent video editing a plus;
  • Experience in the nonprofit or international development sector is a plus;
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet program needs;
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humor;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and portfolio samples or link to [email protected]. Applications without design and writing samples will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “PYXERA Global Design & Marketing Intern Position”.

JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global is seeking an experienced international development professional to provide technical leadership and programmatic management of engagements focused on enterprise/value chain development, integrated community development, and post-harvest loss in some of the world’s most challenging contexts. PYXERA Global’s efforts in this space strive to deliver solutions that address the needs of communities in emerging markets in a culturally-appropriate, market-oriented, and scalable manner. The position will provide Washington DC-based oversight of donor-funded and private sector-backed programs globally while supporting PYXERA Global’s Enterprise and Community Development practice more broadly.

The Director will be expected to develop and introduce methodologies for implementation, take the lead on business development initiatives, and represent PYXERA Global in various internal and external events. The ideal candidate will have expertise in project management, along with experience facilitating strategy and partnership development, technical assistance, capacity building, and training to both practitioners and organizations, and in conducting assessments, strategic analysis, and providing advisory services in the areas of community, private sector, and enterprise development. Strong writing and representational skills, combined with ability to lead innovation and drive opportunities, are a must for this position.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical leadership around agricultural and/or enterprise value chain development, post-harvest loss interventions, public-private partnerships, and market-based agricultural development.
  • Provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation; and capacity-building of specific technical components of various programs in the enterprise and community development sector.
  • Provide home-office operational oversight of donor-funded projects focused on integrated community development.
  • Directly supervise DC-based staff with a particular emphasis on mentoring junior members of the PYXERA Global team
  • Organize presentations and events, engaging relevant networks and communities of practice
  • Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners and other PYXERA Global departments and projects.
  • Develop/maintain collaborative relationships with donors/clients, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs
  • Develop tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
  • Represent PYXERA Global in appropriate technical forums, events, and conferences.
  • Ensure that project implementation is compliant with PYXERA Global policies and remains technically sound.
  • Up to 33% travel to emerging market locations.

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in economic and livelihoods development or related field as outlined above.
  • Experience managing complex programs from both the home office and field-based positions preferred
  • MBA or Master’s degree in international development, economics, social sciences or related field preferred.
  • Must have ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Hindi capability strongly preferred.

TO APPLY

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via e-mail to [email protected]Please note the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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 [email protected] 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.

JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global’s Enterprise and Community Development (ECD) Division catalyzes partnerships to achieve sustainable economic growth of local enterprises and communities. PYXERA Global is seeking a Program Associate with experience working on sustainable international development initiatives. The Program Associate will provide administrative and programmatic support for diverse programs in Mozambique, Ghana, India, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Nigeria.  The position will provide the Program Associate with the opportunity to build their program management skills through exposure to a variety of program and business development activities.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the implementation of PYXERA Global’s programs with oversight from the Program Manager. Key responsibilities and level of effort include:

Finance – 35%

  • Prepare and process relevant accounting forms such as invoices, wire transfer requests, expense reimbursements, and complete credit card reconciliations in a timely manner;
  • Initiate and coordinate submissions of procurement documentation such as selection memos, contracts, modifications, and purchase orders;
  • Assist in preparing budgets and monitoring monthly financial reports;

 

Analysis and Reporting – 25%

  • Track progress of key program and departmental indicators, and monitor database management efforts;
  • Review and edit monthly program reports for various projects;
  • Assist in the compilation of quarterly board books;

 

Business Development – 15%

  • Conduct research, both technical and financial, for business development opportunities in various regions and practice areas;
  • Support overall proposal coordination, production, review, and delivery;

 

Communications – 15%

  • Liaise with field staff and Program Coordinators to develop case studies and success stories, as well as support department and project social media presence;

 

Miscellaneous – 10%

  • Develop and maintain document management systems and Salesforce dashboards; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • US Citizen or Permanent US employment authorization required;
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, international affairs, economic development or related field required;
  • One to three years of relevant experience in international development/affairs related roles;
  • Familiarity with a variety of public and private sector donors;
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector and with cross-cultural teams;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and variety of social media platforms;
  • Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing environment and for multiple managers;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Monitoring and evaluation or data analysis skills desired; and
  • Overseas work experience desired.

Preferred

Proficiency in Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, or other foreign language(s).

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, salary history and/or requirements, and a sample of your writing (no more than 3 pages) to [email protected] by August 23, 2016. Applications without a writing sample will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “PYXERA Global ECD Program Associate Position 2016”.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global seeks a highly motivated graduate intern to work 20-30 hours per week at our headquarters office in Washington, DC. This position offers interns the chance to experience and work across multiple job functions on many different projects. This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to work at an international NGO with a focus on global engagement and enterprise and community development.

 

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.

 

PYXERA Global’s Enterprise and Community Development (ECD) Division catalyzes partnerships to achieve sustainable economic growth of local enterprises and communities. PYXERA Global is seeking a Program Intern with experience working on sustainable international development initiatives. The Program Intern will provide administrative and programmatic support for diverse global programs spanning the areas of Local Content Development in Mozambique and Ghana, Integrated Community Development in India, and Entrepreneurship, Enterprise, and Agricultural Development in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Nigeria. The position will provide the Program Intern with the opportunity to build on a variety of skills through exposure to a variety of program and business development activities.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Program Intern will be responsible for supporting the implementation of PYXERA Global’s programs with oversight from Program Coordinators. Key responsibilities and level of effort include:Analysis and

Reporting – 25%

  • Monitor database management efforts;
  • Edit monthly program reports for various projects;
  • Assist in the compilation of quarterly board books;

 

Business Development – 30%

  • Conduct research, both technical and financial, for business development opportunities in various regions and practice areas;
  • Assist with proposal review and delivery;
  • Support overall business development processes.

 

Communications – 20%

  • Liaise with field staff and Program Coordinators to develop case studies and success stories, as well as support department and project social media presence;
  • Monitor and update project pages on the PYXERA Global website.

 

Finance – 10%

  • Prepare and process relevant accounting forms such as invoices, wire transfer requests, expense reimbursements, and complete credit card reconciliations in a timely manner;
  • Prepare and process relevant procurement documents such as selection memos, contracts, modifications, and purchase orders.

 

Miscellaneous – 15%

  • Develop and maintain document management systems and Salesforce dashboards;
  • Monitor and update project pages on Sage (an internal knowledge management and learning platform);
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, international affairs, economic development or related field required;
  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in related field preferred;
  • One to three years of relevant experience in international development/affairs related roles;
  • Familiarity with a variety of public and private sector donors;
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector and with cross-cultural teams;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and variety of social media platforms;
  • Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing environment and for multiple managers;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Monitoring and evaluation and/or data analysis skills; and
  • Overseas work experience desired.

Preferred

Proficiency in Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, or other foreign language(s).

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, salary history and/or requirements, and a sample of your writing (no more than 3 pages) to [email protected] by August 23, 2016. Applications without a writing sample will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “PYXERA Global ECD Program Intern Position 2016”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Regional Technical Advisor, Agriculture & Post-harvest Loss. PYXERA Global is currently implementing agriculture development programs in South Asia and West Africa, and is actively exploring additional programming in other countries. The Post-Harvest Loss and Agribusiness Lead will provide programmatic, strategic, and business development support to the organization’s expansion efforts, as well as leadership and technical expertise to existing programs.

The Post-Harvest Loss and Agribusiness Lead will begin by focusing on the first-year operations of the Rockefeller Foundation-funded Nigeria YieldWise Program, which seeks to reduce post-harvest loss along the tomato value chain in Nigeria by facilitating secondary market linkages for smallholder farmers and improving handling and transit practices. PYXERA Global seeks to build upon this program and develop and document best practices for dissemination and implementation elsewhere. The Post-Harvest Loss and Agribusiness Lead will play an instrumental role in improving operational effectiveness and impact, and developing the organization’s overall portfolio in the region.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management Support to YieldWise

  • Liaise with program funder and key partners to ensure seamless communication.
  • Provide direct management oversight to field teams to ensure quality implementation and delivery against project milestones and targets.
  • Provide technical expertise/analysis to various assessments, studies and initiatives, and backstopping support in the creation/improvement of project tools, systems, processes, and databases.
  • Support project teams in the development of project work plans, expansion strategies, and other program materials.
  • Participate in project and departmental meetings and working groups to ensure regular knowledge-sharing and collaboration across projects.
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building and professional development of HQ and field project staff to improve program design and implementation.
  • Conduct site visits to specific programs, as needed.

Strategy & Business Development

  • Compile and analyze data on other agriculture development efforts, specific value chain initiatives, and post-harvest loss reduction practices in the region to inform improved implementation and strategy development at the individual program and regional levels.
  • Support the development PYXERA Global’s post-harvest loss portfolio by identifying opportunities for existing program expansion, and funding sources and potential partners for future programming in the region.
  • Provide business development support to HQ through proposal writing and donor contacts, in-country partner relations, and external communication of organization’s initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with organizations and institutions dealing with post-harvest loss in the region.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in agriculture/agribusiness, international development, or related field of study.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in international agriculture development either as a technical advisor or project director; experience working in Africa required; experience in Nigeria desirable.
  • Technical competency in market-based solutions to post-harvest loss.
  • Strong understanding of access to market, finance, infrastructure, and on-farm technology challenges for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience in program design/management, program quality and performance assessments.
  • Strong analytical skills, sound judgment and the capacity to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, and a demonstrated capacity for engaging the private sector in community-based programming, facilitating dialogue among various stakeholders, and managing cross-sector partnerships.
  • Experience collaborating with local NGOs preferred.
  • High integrity, good stewardship, and ability to cultivate constructive relationships.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English required.
  • Preference for position to be based in Kano, Nigeria with travel in the region and to the US.

TO APPLY

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume to [email protected] by July 30, 2016.  In the subject line of the email please write, “Regional Technical Advisor – Agriculture & PHL.” Please indicate your availability and earliest start date in your email and/or cover letter.

Incomplete applications will not be considered and phone calls will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global, an NGO based in Washington, DC  will be managing a Global Pro Bono program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, scheduled to take place in February 2017. PYXERA Global would like to hire a part time consultant currently residing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to help with program management and provide project and logistical support to the selected team of corporate employees from February through March 2017. Possibility of extension based on additional corporate programs.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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)
  • Manage day-to-day program and operations with limited supervision so that they are on time, on budget, meet stakeholder needs and deliverable targets, and are responsive to client and stakeholder needs.
  • 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 Ethiopia;
  • Serve as logistics coordinator and as an informational resource for Volunteers and troubleshoot problems they may face;
  • Participate in weekly preparation phone calls with corporate team(s) as needed;
  • Coordinate Client 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 Ethiopia.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in project management and in leading multicultural groups;

Required:

  • Must be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Master’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 8-10 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 and experience in one or more critical topics in global  health (i.e. nutrition and food security,  gender inclusion and empowerment, WASH, access to nutrition, clean water and sanitation, health system strengthening)
  • 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
  • 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 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 include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private and social sectors to deliver a wide range of services from local content development, to global pro bono programs, and integrated community development efforts that enrich lives and livelihoods.  As PYXERA Global’s representative to corporate entities in India, the India Business Development Director will be responsible for developing a new business strategy and goals to drive growth in India’s growing corporate social responsibility market for PYXERA Global – especially with regards to corporate pro bono and shared value creation programs. The Business Development Director will identify and track business opportunities; represent, explain and be able to differentiate PYXERA Global’s core principles and technical methodologies to prospective clients; manage and disseminate business intelligence; build and maintain positive working relationships with prospective clients and partners; and secure new business opportunities for PYXERA Global with Indian-owned firms for domestic and international programs.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with HQ and the Country Director in developing an annual country-wide business development strategy and is responsible for its implementation and oversight with HQ:
    • Consult with the Practice Area Leaders and Chief Program Officer to understand their business development interests
    • Draft a strategic business development plan that captures the needs of PYXERA Global with regards to business development in India and outlines the financial, technical and human resources required for implementation
    • Disseminate the plan to the management team for input, revision, and sign-off
    • Provide quarterly updates to the plan that can be reviewed with the Chief Program Officer, Practice Area leaders, the Country Director and other members of the management team as needed to see if there are any new updates or opportunities they would like to pursue, make adjustments to priorities based on resource limitations and/or schedules, and receive feedback on work to date.
  • Create a calendar of in-country events requiring PYXERA Global presence providing a justification for the costs, identifying the role PYXERA Global is anticipated to play (participant vs. presenter) and suggesting the PYXERA Global representative(s) to attend
  • Disseminate a list of potential clients to HQ prior to scheduling meetings to ensure that Practice Area leaders have input into PYXERA Global pitch and materials that will be used
  • Prepare a summary report following meetings regarding prospective business opportunities with new or existing clients that includes summary of the discussion points, action items, timelines for follow-up, and guidance and resources needed from HQ
  • Provide technical input, pricing information and on-the-ground intel for proposals being prepared at HQ or in the field
  • Draft proposal materials, including technical approach, budget and presentation materials that may be required
  • Participate in other business development activities as requested by HQ
  • Work with Practice Leaders and Communications team to develop any country-specific templates, presentations, interviews, collateral needed
  • Other tasks as requested

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, master’s preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience with proven track record in new business development
  • Advanced proposal development skills including writing, pricing, team selection and negotiations
  • Knowledge of corporate social responsibility sector and environment in India, including the 2% law a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with private/public partnerships preferred

JOB LOCATION

  • India

SALARY

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 include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global, a non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC, creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private and social sectors to deliver a wide range of services from local content development, to global pro bono programs, and integrated community development efforts that enrich lives and livelihoods.  PYXERA Global will be managing multiple Global Pro Bono programs, also known as skills based volunteer programs, regionally in the coming year and requires a Regional Global Pro Bono Coordinator to assist in business development and program design, as well as lead in all aspects of GPB program management and impact reporting.

The GPB Regional Coordinator will manage specific GPB programs being implemented in the region, specifically in Southern Africa but other locations based on need.   The Regional Coordinator duties are outlined below:

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a calendar of regional events requiring PYXERA Global presence which provides a justification for the costs, identifies the role PYXERA Global is anticipated to play (participant vs. presenter) and suggests the PYXERA Global representative(s) to attend
  • Provide technical input, pricing information and on-the-ground intel for proposals being prepared at HQ or in the field
  • Work with Practice Leaders and Communications team to develop any country-specific templates, presentations, interviews and/or collateral needed
  • Participate in other business development activities as requested by HQ

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

The Regional Coordinator is responsible for supporting the implementation of programs under PYXERA Global’s Global Pro Bono Practice Area. Key responsibilities include:

  • Support senior staff in managing key client relationships
  • Draft significant elements of program work plans, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients
  • Manage Global Pro Bono programs, including local travel arrangements and logistical support, virtual pre-work development and facilitation, travel to project cities for program preparation and implementation, and reporting on program impact
  • 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)
  • Manage day-to-day program and operations so that they are on time, on budget, meet stakeholder needs and deliverable targets, and are responsive to the client and stakeholder’s needs
  • 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.
  • Recruit and onboard local staff in program locations
  • Participate in weekly preparation phone calls with Global Pro Bono corporate team(s)
  • Coordinate Welcome and Final Events with local staff for Global Pro Bono teams and local client firms/organizations
  • Correspond with PYXERA Global headquarters’ program staff and field staff and other stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the Global Pro Bono teams and corporate partners
  • Monitor and advise on security arrangements for Global Pro Bono teams when they are on assignment

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  1. Minimum of 10 years of experience
  2. Experience working with cross cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
  3. Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
  4. Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision
  5. Exceptional writing skills and ability to develop scopes of work with limited supervision
  6. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  7. Experience in virtual and in-person presentation skills
  8. Knowledge of one or more critical topics in global development (i.e. health, gender empowerment, WASH, access to nutrition, livelihood)
  9. 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.)
  10. Experience working with local governments, as well as international NGOs and community organizations in various sectors in the region
  11. Experience working with global business corporations will be an added advantage
  12. Experience working in Southern African Development Community countries as well as Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda is a plus
  13. Exceptional customer service, communication, and problem solving skills
  14. Ability to travel for assignment, scoping and launch events

RATE

This is a part time consultant position with a 1-year renewable contract that estimates 80 – 100 days. Pay is based on past experience and the type of work required for this position.

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements via e-mail to [email protected]. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that with the many submissions we are not able to reply to every application. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

JOB SUMMARY

PYXERA Global is seeking an experienced professional to provide leadership and programmatic management support to clients in the Global Pro Bono practice area. The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for program management, development, implementation, monitoring, budget, and financial oversight of all programs for which s/he is assigned.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in program management, customer service, business development, as well as experience in strategy and partnership development with the private and social sectors. Strong writing and presentation skills, excellent program management, experience in cross cultural engagement, combined with the ability to be innovative and drive opportunities, are a must for this position. Experience in content development and training is also a plus.

The GPB Regional Coordinator will manage specific GPB programs being implemented in the region, specifically in Southern Africa but other locations based on need.   The Regional Coordinator duties are outlined below:

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

In addition to regular program management responsibilities, the Program Manager will:

  1. Coordinate with senior staff and practice area leaders in program design and practice area process and service improvements;

  2. Manage Global Pro Bono programs, including travel arrangements and logistical support, partner selection and scope of work development, virtual pre-work facilitation, team facilitation, travel to target countries for program preparation and implementation, and reporting on program impact, including greenfield countries;

  3. Support senior staff in managing key client relationships;

  4. Review and prepare work plans, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients/donors;

  5. 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;

  6. Identify sources of funding, new business opportunities, and potential partner organizations for new or existing programs as requested;

  7. Ensure financial and reporting compliances, including development and review of budgets with field and home office staff;

  8. Manage programs so that they are on time, on budget, and meet stakeholder needs and deliverable targets.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  1. S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. employment authorization required
  2. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience, MA or MBA preferred
  3. Experience working with cross cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
  4. Experience managing and mentoring junior staff
  5. Experience in public speaking and meeting/event facilitation
  6. Able to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
  7. In-depth knowledge of at least one specific technical area related to PYXERA Global’s programs and services (pro bono, community development, enterprise development, monitoring and evaluation, value-chains, market development, corporate social responsibility, cross cultural engagement, etc.)
  8. Strong writing and organizational skills, attention to detail
  9. Exceptional customer service and client management skills
  10. Able to travel up to 30-40% to Africa, Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
  11. Language proficiency in one of the following is a plus, but not a must have: Mandarin, French, Arabic, or Russian.
  12. Overseas work experience, ability to work in teams and alone, demonstrated commitment to improving livelihoods.

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, and salary requirements via e-mail to [email protected] Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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