Youth Entrepreneurship and Finance Manager

Sri Lanka
Job Type
Field based
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply

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.


·         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