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Entrepreneurship Technical Advisor, Global Programs

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  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
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International Research and Exchanges Board

Who We Are

IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With a projected annual portfolio of more than $150 million and more than 750 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

The Entrepreneurship Technical Advisor will support the Leadership Practice and project teams with leadership and entrepreneurship technical assistance, including developing and managing initiatives that grow the entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship development capacity across the organization. Two core programs this person will initially support are the Pepsi Foundation-funded Pamoja Founders Project and a new expected Incubator Fellowship funded by the Growald Climate Fund. This position may also support the management and implementation of other program-related events and new business efforts as assigned.

The Entrepreneurship Technical Advisor role can be performed remotely from any location where IREX has an office. They may also work from one of the IREX offices, if preferred.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ years of progressive job experience
  • Experience with developing leadership and entrepreneurship-focused curriculum, activities, and learning opportunities
  • Experience training and coaching for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs, ideally across a wide range of international contexts
  • Experience conducting outreach and developing and maintaining partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Experience creating and facilitating entrepreneurship development programs
  • Experience presenting information orally in front of a range of audiences
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Supervisory experience or experience directly managing staff preferred
  • Proven experience managing a project or multiple administrative and programmatic components of a project to meet goals and objectives in a demanding, time sensitive work environment.
  • Proactive and comfortable with contemporary digital platforms for collaboration and communication including familiarity with online tools and platforms for surveys, payments, and virtual programming; as well as with the Microsoft suite of applications
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives with strong ability to anticipate challenges and proactively generate solutions;
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with consistent ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible;
  • Availability to support scheduled program activities in the evenings and on weekends occasionally;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and intercultural skills; and
  • Speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English
  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the country where you reside.

Your Daily Tasks

  • Manage and lead initiatives to increase entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship technical capacity across IREX.
  • Develop, and manage planning, logistics, and implementation of exchange programs and leadership development programs that focus on training and supporting entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. This could include entrepreneurs at the idea-stage or incubator stage, early-stage, and scaling-stage across both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurship business models. It could also include entrepreneurial-ness as a key skill set for 21st-century career success.
  • Develop lesson plans and curriculum to train and coach a wide range of entrepreneurial leaders at various stages of their growth across IREX programs around the world.
  • In close collaboration with practice leadership, Strategic Partnerships Unit, and New Business Development Unit, develop and work towards new proposals and new projects.
  • Develop and lead outreach strategies to market events or program activities, such as participant recruitment.
  • Oversee vendor solicitations, and negotiate with and procure selected vendors.
  • Develop and manage event and project workplans, agendas, run of show documents, and other resource and guidance materials, or oversee the delegation of these tasks.
  • Support or manage discreet projects under the guidance of program teams.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization and across a wide range of project teams in support of disseminating leadership and entrepreneurship technical knowledge, understanding that the role will shift depending on the project being supported.
  • Conduct research and outreach to ensure that IREX and IREX-implemented programs benefit from the latest trends and developments in entrepreneurship development theory and practice.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders in the entrepreneurship development sector toward enriching IREX leadership programs and initiatives.
  • In collaboration with Practice leadership and SPU, conduct outreach to organizations and individuals in support of IREX’s leadership portfolio.
  • Manage the preparation of outreach materials, event logistics documents, and reporting on events, webinars, and other projects as assigned.
  • Connect IREX staff focused on leadership and entrepreneurship work with internal and external entrepreneurship development resources.
  • Provide entrepreneurship technical assistance for new business development and in support of maintaining current programming.
  • Contribute to new business efforts such as supporting proposal research and writing, concept note idea generation, and other tasks as requested.
  • Support sponsorship and partnership development activities in support of other Practice programs including identifying prospective partners, outreach, negotiating partnerships/sponsorships, and maintaining relationships.
  • Manage the sourcing of keynote speakers, panelists, and facilitators for a range of in-person and virtual events including webinars, summits, and other events.
  • Ensure activities and initiatives under your management are compliant with IREX and federal procurement and financial management policies and procedures as applicable.
  • Ensure that procurements are compliant with internal processes.
  • Manage payments to vendors and consultants.
  • Manage program budgets, including monitoring that procurements are in line with available budget and tracking expenditures; and support revenue collection systems and record keeping as necessary.
  • Provide entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship development technical support to the Practice, project, and event teams as assigned.
  • Manage staff formally and informally as assigned.
  • Provide management and other program support to teams during staff transitions and busy periods.
  • Other support duties as needed.

IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is eligible for Remote work. The eligible employee is a regular, full-time staff who works from a worksite outside the IREX office on a more permanent or ongoing basis.

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.


EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.

How to apply

Apply through the link provided here.

Deadline: 8 Mar 2024

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