This is a fantastic opportunity to join a Development and Programmes Team at the heart of a growing, global network. 2020 have been distinct year for Youth Business International (YBI) with unique opportunities. The role offers great scope for learning and development for an experienced and committed professional and will be instrumental in strengthening our member relationships in Latin America and globally as well as in originating and developing funding partnerships with high-value Trusts and Foundations, bilateral and multi-lateral institutions.
Youth Business International (YBI) is the global network of expert organisations in over 50 countries supporting underserved young entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.
Young people are a critical resource. However, with 66 million unemployed youth worldwide this potential is not being realised. Furthermore, of those that are working, many do not earn enough to lift themselves out of poverty. Addressing the youth employment crisis is imperative, not only for the well-being of young people but to ensure sustainable, inclusive growth and social cohesion globally.
Since 2014 we have supported over 350,000 young people to start or grow a business by delivering a range of practical entrepreneurship support services, from guiding a young person to register a new business and improving their bookkeeping skills to helping them write a business plan or grow their fledgling business through facilitating access to finance.
Remote (with occasional travel post-COVID-19)
Full-time (Mon-Fri, 37.5 hours per week) open for flexible working requests
Spanish speaking required.
This role is instrumental in achieving our ambition through developing new global partnerships and programmes with the following principles in mind:
a) Building/maintaining strong working relationships and balancing carefully the needs of our partnerships with the needs and capacity of our members (a number of them in Latin America) - both sets of stakeholders will enjoy a trusted relationship and a rewarding experience of working with the Network Team.
b) Demonstrating greater impact for every partnership ‘dollar’ – attending sector meetings to develop knowledge of trends, best practice, to advocate on behalf of YBI, and to cultivate new partnership opportunities.
c) Delivering well and consistently – working with partners, YBI Network Team and members to ensure the programmes and partnerships we develop are impactful and achievable and delivered effectively.
d) Contributing to the Network Team’s continuous improvement – supporting the development of replicable and innovative partnership models based on lessons learnt, contributing insights and guidance at senior level about maximising the value of existing partnerships.
Some of benefits of becoming our Development Manager include:
- Group Life insurance
- Health Cash Plan
- In addition to normal Bank and Public Holidays, you are entitled to 25 days paid holiday per leave year pro rata.
We are Equal Opportunities Employer and happy to talk about Flexible Working.
Closing date: Monday, 10th May 2021 at 9:30am
R1 Interviews: 13-14th May 2021
R2 Interviews: 17-18th May 2021
YBI is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to ensuring representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if you require any adjustments, we can make to ensure that our recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
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