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: October 21, 2019

Building Markets intends to award a contract for Website Customization. Interested Offerors are invited to submit a technical proposal and cost proposal in accordance with this Request for Proposals (RFP). This contract is open to companies, organizations, and individuals. The contract will be for approximately 12 months from the award date. Offerors are advised to propose the most cost effective and competitive approach to achieve the results of the project. All proposals must be submitted to Building Markets newyork@buildingmarket.org by 23:59 EST on Monday, October 21, 2019.

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).

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Closing Date: Open until filled

The ideal candidate is comfortable using technology and social media, is accustomed to communicating with external stakeholders, performs well under deadlines, and has strong attention to detail. S/he will have strong understanding of Microsoft Office Programs. Additionally, s/he will work closely with the other Building Markets staff members to coordinate schedules, plan events and exchange information.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Finance and Administration Officer will report to the Director of Finance and Administration. The Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for
assisting the administration, finance, human resources, and logistical needs of Building Markets in Turkey. This includes ensuring Building Markets’ and its
partners are compliant with local rules and regulations as well as donor and organizational policy. The Finance and Administration Officer will assist in
developing systems, reporting, and workflows across the Turkey team that support these requirements.

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Financial Consultant will be responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring comprehensive and targeted one-on-one consultations to MSMEs participating in the Building Markets’ Champions Program in the waste and recycling sector in Yangon, Mandalay and Mawlamyine.

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

The role of Country Director (CD) 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 CD will lead the overall coordination and delivery of project services on behalf of Building Markets under a grant that expands the organization’s three-year track record supporting over 1,100 Syrian-owned and local SMEs. The CD is responsible for exceeding program targets, and for the smooth and efficient running of all aspects of the country office, including, but not limited to, overall program strategy, quality implementation, finance, HR and logistics, as well as compliance with organizational, local, and donor rules and regulations. The CD is expected to successfully oversee a demanding workload that involves external representation while ensuring the smooth day-to-day activities of the program. The CD will have a successful track record of managing large projects in challenging environments along with demonstrated skills building and maintaining productive external and internal relationships.

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Business Consultant is responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring comprehensive and targeted one-on-one business consultations in accordance with Building Markets’ Champions Program for MSMEs in the waste and recycling sector in Yangon, Mandalay and Mawlamyine. The design, implementation and monitoring process will be structured around a bespoke road map and tools that the Consultant will develop for each MSME it consults. The position requires the Consultant to develop in-depth analyses of the specific needs and challenges facing individual MSMEs, with a commitment to providing customized guidance/coaching/mentoring to enable MSMEs to take incremental steps towards achieving their goals.

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 vacancies@buildingmarkets.org