LGT Impact Fellowship 2022

LGT Venture Philanthropy
Kenya, India, Mexico, South Africa, Ghana, Egypt, Philippines
Job Type
12-month, full-time
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Please apply through our talent portal.
Where to Apply

The LGT Impact Fellowship connects talents, with the desire to apply their professional skills in a more meaningful way, with leading social/environmental organizations and companies of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s and Lightrock’s global portfolio. The program is currently welcoming applications for the upcoming intake starting in July 2022 for one-year engagements.
The application portal will be open from Monday, 28 February until Sunday, 3 April (the portal closes at 12h00 am CEST). During the application period we are hosting various virtual information sessions – follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram to find out more and to sign up.

About the LGT Impact Fellowship
As part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s and Lightrock’s strategic efforts to scale positive impact, the LGT Impact Fellowship was established to provide additional know-how and capacity to portfolio organizations. Each year a limited number of professionals are nominated to work full-time for one year with the organizations and companies supported by us in Latin America, Africa, India and Europe. Fellows work within the organization on various projects, share their know-how and help build organizational capacity.
Compensation packages include insurance coverage and are in line with local standards. Remuneration may vary depending on geographies, sectors, organization type, etc.
Since inception in 2009, 172 professionals from over 30 countries have joined the program to create positive impact across the globe. Learn more about the program on the our website: www.lgtvp.com/en/fellowship/

About the Fellows
The LGT Impact Fellowship has proven to be an excellent stepping stone for professionals with the desire to transition to or advance a career in the social entrepreneurship or impact investing sector. It offers the opportunity for exceptional development of personal and professional skills by exposing participants to complex and unknown environments at leading social organizations primarily in emerging countries. Read more about Fellows’ experiences on the Fellowship blog: https://lgtimpactfellowship.com/

Education and professional experience
Undergraduate degree (MBA or other advanced degree in a relevant field preferred)
Minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience after university

Required skills and qualities
Proficiency in English (additional languages from relevant regions might be required)
Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong research and analytical skills
Self-starter, willing to work independently with limited supervision and take responsibility for own actions
Strong commitment to making a difference and willingness to make financial concessions
Good understanding of challenges and trends in low-to-middle income countries
Willingness to work in and engage with local cultures with a positive attitude and cultural sensitivity
Flexibility, open-mindedness and the ability to deal with ambiguity, unforeseeable events and changing environment.

Professional backgrounds wanted
Finance, business consulting, marketing and communications, operations, project management, IT, data management and analytics, research, statistics and (impact) M&E, human resources, product development, sales, process and quality management, legal

Beyond the fellowship
The majority of alumni continue their careers in areas where they are able to create positive impact (as per 2015: 71% social sector; 23% private sector; 6% public sector). 78% of alumni consider the program as a helpful career step for professionals towards a more meaningful job and 96% would recommend the program to others. Many alumni found work at leading organizations in the social impact sector, such as USAID, World Bank, CDC, responsAbility, WHO, CAF Venturesome, Pacific AgriCapital, and the Clinton Health Initiative. Others started their own businesses like Impact Amplifier (SGB Consulting, Sub-Saharan Africa) or LoveDoctor (youth and health advice, India); some alumni were able to join LGT Venture Philanthropy’s team.

About LGT Venture Philanthropy
LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP) aims to improve the quality of life of less advantaged people, contribute to healthy ecosystems and build resilient, inclusive and prosperous communities. LGT VP supports organizations and companies with outstanding social and environmental impact and potential to scale through tailored financing, know-how and access to networks. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, LGT VP primarily invests in organizations based in developing countries, focusing on education, health and environmental conservation. More about LGT VP on www.lgtvp.com.

About Lightrock
Lightrock has been a pioneer in impact investing – its activities were initiated by the Princely House of Liechtenstein in 2007 and are backed by LGT, the international private banking and asset management group. Through this close partnership, Lightrock has grown to become a leading global impact investing platform seeking ambitious social, environmental and financial returns. Lightrock’s investments demonstrably contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through active and thoughtful engagement with businesses that contribute positively to humankind and the planet, Lightrock pursues opportunities with the objective to enhance long-term value creation with attractive financial returns alongside societal, environmental, and technological innovation. More about Lightrock on www.lightrock.com.

How to apply
Submit your application through the talent portal (https://talent.lgtvp.com/eng). Please note that we only accept online applications and that multiple applications are not allowed. However, you are invited to mention additional preferences in your application. The application portal will be open from Monday, 28 February until Sunday, 3 April (the portal closes at 12h00 am CEST).

Information events
Learn all about the LGT Impact Fellowship and meet representatives of LGT Venture Philanthropy and Lightrock, Alumni Fellows and current Fellows on 22 March; and attend our online Fellowship fair to meet portfolio organizations and companies hiring Fellows on 24 March. Register for the virtual events here: events.lgt.com/events/impactfellowship22/