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  • Posted: Feb 26, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 2, 2021
  • The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars, and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex problems. But the goal of these convenings is to have an impact beyond the conference room. They are designed to provoke, further, and improve actions taken in the rea...
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    ANDE West Africa 2021 Intern

    About the Aspen Institute
    The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners. The Aspen Institute values the diverse perspectives of employees, friends, participants, and the communities in which we work, and commit to doing what is necessary to ensure that diversity is a core value that underlies the fulfillment of our mission.
    About ANDE
    The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a program within the Aspen Institute. ANDE is a global network of organizations that propels entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty. Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises almost 275 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries. The ANDE team is headquartered in Washington, DC, but has eight regional offices that span Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.
    ANDE West Africa is hiring an Intern, based in Lagos, Nigeria.
    The Opportunity
    You are a recent graduate or graduate student passionate about having a positive impact on the world. You love being a global citizen and jump at the chance to connect with people from other countries and cultures. You are curious about the intersection of business and global development and interested in the impact that startups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs can have on local economies. You think of yourself as an excellent team player and you are the first to raise your hand to help with any task, big or small. You take pride in focusing on details and you love the idea of using your organizational skills to benefit entrepreneurs. You have diverse interests and an abundant willingness to learn new concepts and skills.

    • Day to day work involves supporting ANDE West Chapter team with research, project implementation, administrative, communications (social media, chapter update and newsletter), database, and event projects.
    • Running event logistics (virtual and in-person) including setting up the event page, recommending appropriate venues, webinar support on Zoom, event promotion, note taking, registering attendees, and updating campaigns.
    • Updating information in our local chapter database, communicating with members to confirm data, knowledge sharing of research reports to our members and supporting all staff with a variety of administrative needs.
    • Writing and proofreading blog posts, reviewing and compiling newsletters and chapter updates.
    • Assisting with social media posting on LinkedIn and Twitter.
    • Researching potential member opportunities, staying up to date on various topic areas of interest to ANDE members, i.e. gender equity, environmental action, job creation, etc.

    Who are we looking for?

    • The ideal candidate for this role is a person that can work well independently and as part of a team, resourceful, proactive, experience working with other cultures, excellent interpersonal skills, has a strong ability to help others be organized and efficient.
    • The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following:
    • A recent graduate or graduate student wanting to learn about entrepreneurship in emerging markets
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal).
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and remotely on certain occasions.
    • Adaptable – able to support multiple ongoing projects and pivot to new tasks quickly
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools.
    • Experience in Social media management, and cloud-based email/marketing platform (preferable).
    • Experience in research and data collection (preferable)
    • Graphic design skills (preferable)

    Details about the role

    • Timing is from March 2021 to December 2021
    • The intern will use his or her own laptop
    • 40 hours a week (Monday to Friday)
    • Candidate must be based in Lagos, Nigeria.
    • This is a paid position. The gross salary is fixed at 120,000 NGN.

    Experience working for a global network of organizations operating in the entrepreneurship and impact investment space in emerging markets
    Opportunity to interact with ANDE staff and members across the globe.

    Method of Application

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