Jobs

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.

Closing Date: April 26, 2019

The Business Development Assistant's (BDA) role is to manage client relationships through external communication and a systematic follow-up mechanism. The ideal candidate is a results-driven team player with strong sense of urgency and excellent interpersonal, communication skills who can perform in a structured manner. The BDA will works in close coordination across different program departments to support business development and outreach efforts in order to create linkages between Turkish, Syrian and other refugee-owned businesses, generate new contracts and facilitate tender applications with the ultimate purpose of fostering sustainable growth and job creation.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Closing Date: April 25, 2019

Building Markets seeks a qualified supplier to use existing module materials and produce/develop two e-learning courses on Marketing and Foreign Trade (Import and Export) to be used by Turkish and refugee-owned businesses (vast majority of which are Syrian) operating in Turkey, or the entrepreneurs who are planning to start their own business in Turkey. In Turkey, Building Markets has partnered with Habitat Association and Human Development Foundation (INGEV) to expand the delivery of services to refugee-owned businesses as well as local Turkish businesses working with them. Building Market’s approach is three-pronged and includes training, mentorship, and matchmaking opportunities, enabling targeted entrepreneurs in Turkey to increase their commercial knowledge and help them access new contracts and investment and contribute to the local economy.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Closing Date: April 26, 2019

Building Markets seeks a qualified supplier to provide and deliver mentorship services for 50 SMEs consisting of Turkish and refugee-owned businesses (vast majority of which are Syrian) operating in Turkey. In Turkey, Building Markets has partnered with Habitat Association and Human Development Foundation (INGEV) to expand the delivery of services to refugee-owned businesses as well as local Turkish businesses working with them. Building Market’s approach is three-pronged and includes training, mentorship, and matchmaking opportunities, enabling targeted entrepreneurs in Turkey to increase their commercial knowledge and help them access new contracts and investment and contribute to the local economy.

Location: Amman, Jordan
Closing Date: March 31, 2019

Building Markets has recently expanded its model and resources to Jordan, starting with a Market Assessment of refugee and Jordanian micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Moving forward, its work in Jordan will focus on continuing to survey enterprises and expand its network, as well as connect local businesses to opportunities emerging in the local marketplace. The Client Relations Officer is the point of contact for Building Markets’ MSME clients in Jordan and is responsible for interfacing and sharing Building Markets’ mission, objectives, and services with these clients as well as supporting the delivery of services to them.

Location: New York City
Closing Date: Open until filled

Building Markets seeks a dynamic, data-savvy student currently enrolled in a Graduate program or a recent graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program to help the organization transition to an interactive Salesforce data management solution. The Fellow should be a master of Excel and an expert in consolidating, cleaning, and analyzing very large datasets. The Fellow will report to the Project Officer in NYC. Specific start dates are flexible, but the Fellow would be expected to work part-time for approximately four months. A modest monthly stipend may be available.

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 vacancies@buildingmarkets.org