- Agora Partnerships
- Latin America
- Job Type
- One-year Contract
- Contact Information
About Agora Partnerships
Agora Partnerships’ purpose is to accelerate the shift to a sustainable economy by unleashing the potential of entrepreneurs who are building purpose-driven companies that create social and environmental impact throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Agora Partnerships accomplishes this through the Agora Accelerator, a four-month program designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to grow their businesses and their impact. Since 2011, the Agora Accelerator has served 125 companies working in 18 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean and catalysed more than US$45 million in investment into these companies. Learn more at www.agorapartnerships.org.
We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to solve the world’s greatest challenges, such as climate change, poverty, inequality, and others as outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Yet too many entrepreneurs face nearly insurmountable odds. We are committed to levelling the playing field for entrepreneurs by finding innovative ways to drive investment and support into the people and ideas that will make our world a better place. Agora has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank and other funders to support 140 high-potential companies over the next three years (2016-2018).
About The Role
The Senior Consultant will serve as an integral member of Agora’s Accelerator Team and is critical to ensuring that a consistent and quality consulting experience is delivered to all Accelerator participants. Agora Consultants act as advisors, strategists, connectors, community builders, and executors to help purpose-driven entrepreneurs access the knowledge, networks and capital they need to grow their businesses. Agora Consultants’ work is critical to building efficient early-stage capital markets and to helping impact investors address their barriers to investment, including underprepared deal flow, high transaction costs, and few co-investment opportunities.
The Senior Consultant will work with approximately three growing companies from the Accelerator, will support two Consulting Fellows with their portfolio companies, and will work to develop an active field presence where they are located, leading partnerships and representing Agora Partnerships in their country of operation. Senior Consultants work under the direction of the Accelerator Manager, and have significant responsibility, autonomy, and opportunity to lead consulting engagements and contribute to the growth of Agora as an entrepreneur and full time team member.