Working at Building Markets is not like any other job you've had.

We strive to be a cross between a Madison Avenue advertising firm and the Edison Labs. We're a nonprofit social enterprise that embraces competition. Our mandate is to build markets, create jobs and sustain peace in developing countries. To achieve this we have built a team of people who come from a wide range of backgrounds.

The common denominator is that they are unreasonable people who believe we can always do better. If you think you would fit on this team, if you want to be challenged to do more and make a difference, then please take a look at our openings.

Position: Photographer
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Closing Date: June 28, 2019

Building Markets is seeking the services of a professional photographer to assist the organization in documenting its various project activities. These photographs will form part of Building Markets’ project/program photo portfolio and support Building Markets program in Turkey to improve socio-economic cohesion and resilience among refugee and host communities through increased access to job, business, and investment opportunities.

Closing Date: June 28, 2019

The Freelance Writer is responsible for generating, contributing to, and supporting the development of communications and research material for the work of Building Markets in Turkey.

Location: New York, NY
Closing Date: June 25, 2019

The Summer Fellowship is open to graduate students interested in gaining great hands-on experience with program implementation, by supporting Building Markets with its programs in Jordan, Turkey, and Myanmar. A work plan will be developed that aligns with the Fellow’s experience, interest, and the needs of Building Markets. The Fellow will support the team from Building Markets’ headquarters office in New York City and report to the Project Officer. Specific start dates are flexible, but the Fellow would be expected to work for approximately three months (June to August). A modest monthly stipend will be provided. If you are interested in market development in some of the world’s most interesting countries, have a willingness to stretch and learn new things, are willing to jump in no matter the task, this position is for you!

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Training Coordinator is responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring a comprehensive and targeted trainings program for MSMEs, including a set of Business Development training sessions, Financial Management training sessions, and CSR information sessions. The Training Coordinator is directly accountable for achievements and results of the training program. The position is based in Yangon and requires travel to Mandalay and Mawlamyine.

Location: New York City
Closing Date: June 30, 2019

The Chief Finance and Administration Office (CFAO) is a key leadership role reporting to the CEO in the areas of Finance, Compliance, and Human Resources. The role requires deep experience in financial management, strong problem solving, and analytical skills. The CFAO is responsible for directing the fiscal and HR functions of Building Markets in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, donor compliance requirements, regulatory environments in our countries of operation, and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the non-profit industry. As a member of the senior management team, the CFAO will be involved in strategic planning and its execution to meet organizational goals and will interact with the Board of Directors. The CFAO will also ensure that Building Markets can continue to grow by building strong internal systems that help to create efficiencies in finance and HR at both Headquarters and in our Country Offices, while minimizing and managing
risk exposure.

Position: Programmer
Location: New York City
Closing Date: Open until filled

A hands-on digital MacGyver excited about our mission and able to provide consulting services that support our technology-based initiatives. This includes managing our WordPress and Drupal sites as well as other software and systems. You will enhance the function and design of existing products and resources, and will work with management to refine strategy and improve workflows associated with Building Markets' tech. This is a flexible position that will involve 8-20 hours per week.

Unsolicited Applications

Building Markets accepts unsolicited applications. We are especially interested in candidates with a proven entrepreneurial record and who have shown that they are successful in coming up with new ideas and putting them into practice.

Candidates must be willing to work, if required, in isolated posts in difficult environments, to follow security protocols, and to be willing to learn the language of their duty station to at least basic level.  If this fits your profile, we encourage you to send a CV and covering letter to