LGT Impact Fellowship

LGT Venture Philanthropy
Kenya, Mali, South Africa, India, Mexico, Ghana, Brazil
Job Type
Full-time, one-year
Deadline for Applications
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, 27 February until Sunday, 2 April (the portal closes at 24h00 CEST).
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 2023 for one-year engagements.
The application portal will be open from Monday, 27 February until Sunday, 2 April (the portal closes at 24h00 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, 190 professionals from over 30 countries have joined the program to create positive impact across the globe. Learn more about the program on 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 (learn more about previous Fellows’ impact careers here). 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 LGT Impact Fellowship Blog.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 universityRequired 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