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.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Closing Date: Open until filled

A sales-driven manager with a proven track record of assisting businesses in finding new customers and markets, the Business Development Manager (BDM) should be a quick learner and be able to assess both the demand and supply-side of a market to identify quick wins. This is a job that does not involve sitting behind a desk (much). The ideal candidate is an extrovert, loves to succeed and to help others win, is excited about solving problems, and knows how to hustle. The BDM will oversee Building Markets’ business development initiatives. This will include leveraging its existing matchmaking strategies that have led to SMEs winning over $1.3bn in contracts.

Closing Date: December 31, 2019

The Verification Officer is the first point of contact for Building Markets’ SME clients in Turkey. Primarily, the Verification Officer will make field visits, as well as follow-up phone calls to SME clients, to collect data on businesses; share Building Markets’ mission, objectives, and services; maintain relations with businesses to facilitate service delivery to them. (See attachment for Arabic translation).

Position: Country Director
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Closing Date: Open until filled

The role of Country Director is an exciting position for a results-driven leader to guide a dynamic and talented team of staff and partners who are changing the way buyers and investors do business with local entrepreneurs in Turkey. The Country Director will lead the delivery of project services under a grant that expands the organization’s three-year track record in Turkey supporting over 1,300 Syrian-owned and local SMEs.

Position: Senior Accountant
Location: New York City
Closing Date: December 15, 2019

The Senior Accountant is a leadership role reporting to the CEO in the areas of Finance, Compliance, and Human Resources. The role requires deep experience in financial management and strong problem solving and interpersonal skills. The Senior Accountant 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 within the non-profit industry. Position requires a CPA and experience managing large US Government grants.

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