Youth Entrepreneurship and Finance Manager

Organization
IESC
Location
Sri Lanka
Job Type
Field based
Deadline for Applications
02/24/2017
Contact Information
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=IESCORG&cws=39&rid=396

Description:
IESC is seeking Youth Entrepreneurship and Finance Manager to increase prospects for the successful growth of youth-owned enterprises for an anticipated USAID program based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Design, execute, and monitor a hands-on and practical youth entrepreneurship program in business improvement and financing;

·         Collaborate with the local business community and financial institutions to provide resources to youth entrepreneur beneficiaries for mentoring, business partnerships, supplier/client relationships, and financing;

·         Coordinate the efforts of local and international consultants to improve the entrepreneurship development program and in improving financial services for youth entrepreneurs.

·         Work closely with other project staff and partners to identify potential entrepreneur beneficiaries and coordinate complementary activities in youth workforce development.

Qualifications:

·         Degree in economics, business, finance, or other similar social sciences or equivalent experience in the private sector or financial services.  Master’s degree preferred.

·         At least 5 years of experience leading or participating in the development and management of youth-focused economic development programs, particularly in youth entrepreneurship.

·         Some familiarity with youth financial inclusion required, particularly in working with youth-owned enterprises to plan for saving up for investment or for credit financing.   Experience working directly with banks or MFIs in designing youth-focused financial products highly preferred.

·         Private sector work or business ownership experience highly preferred.

·         English proficiency required.

This is a position designated for Sri Lankan residents or nationals