Rob Katz

BOP Job Announcements ? Solae and GFUSA Are Hiring

DuPont’s food division, Solae, is working with the BOP Protocol team at Cornell University to set up a pilot project in Hyderabad, India. The project is looking to hire four dedicated, paid interns. An excerpt of the description, which can be found at Zoo Station, mentions that

[i]n terms of background, we are looking for someone with a serious interest in catalyzing economic development in India through sustainable private enterprise. Ideally, you will will have expertise in one of the following areas: business and social entrepreneurship; social work; development nutrition. Knowledge of Telugu is a plus, though not a requirement.

The second opportunity is with the Grameen Foundation USA to run a pilot of their Village Phone program in the Philippines.I?ll post the whole job description below, since I can?t find it on the web:

Project Manager – Village Phone

Responsibilities: The Village Phone team requires a project manager to oversee a pilot program in the Philippines. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Development of project plan and ongoing management of pilot program to meet project plan goals and deadlines
  • Overall on-the-ground responsibility for success of the pilot program
  • Management of operations-level relationships with local program partners
  • Communication to local program partners and GFUSA staff
  • Ensure pilot program is executed in conformance with budgetary and other constraints
  • Drive resolution of all field-related issues including equipment problems, partner concerns, and all other issues

Beginning: February 20th 2006

Term: 4 months initial term with possibility of extension

Location: Seattle & Philippines

Commitment: 37.5 hours per week

This position will be primarily based in the Philippines.

Remuneration: A stipend will be paid. Agreed expenses will be covered.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be extremely self-directed and able to work independently in the field with limited direct support from GFUSA staff. Strong project leadership and relationship management skills are required. Candidate should have proven project management skills and the ability to drive results in partner organizations. Other key qualifications include familiarity with microfinance and international development concepts, solid written and verbal communication skills.

Further Information:

(Via Zoo Station and IPEGR – thanks Reuben!)