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ANDE India Chapter Manager

Organization: ANDE
Date Posted: 7/6/2017
Date Needed: 8/14/2017
City: Bangalore
Country: India
Primary Category: Managment
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details

India Chapter Manager

You excel at quickly understanding individual and organizational needs and interests and making sure that the right people are talking to each other. If multi-tasking was an Olympic sport, you’d be a gold medal contender. Given a flip chart, some post-it notes, and a room full of passionate people – you can pretty easily come up with and implement a plan that everyone is excited to be part of. You thrive in a start-up environment. You can pivot on a dime, and often can’t sleep until a problem is addressed. You have a strategic vision of growth and capitalize on opportunities.  You love the idea that your organizational and networking skills could contribute to a better livelihood for entrepreneurs throughout India. 

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets, is looking for a new India Chapter Manager for our Bangalore office.  

Position Description

- Manage and operate the India Chapter.   Working closely with ANDE’s global and local staff, a local Steering Committee, donors and other stakeholders, deliver and implement a work plan that supports the growth of the small and growing business (SGB) sector in the region.
- Facilitate connections and collaboration amongst ANDE members in the region.
- Manage the budget and all local operations for the chapter. 
- Manage current stakeholders and donors and develop new leads. 
- Manage current and new staff of the chapter. 
- Develop and implement new programs and initiatives for the chapter.
- Develop a deeper level of engagement with existing members, while also recruiting new members to the network. 
- Manage existing Learning Labs and other special projects of the chapter. 
- Develop ANDE as the go-to place for all things related to small and growing businesses in the sector, and become a recognized expert and thought leader in your own right. 

Target profile

The ideal candidate will:
- Have significant experience and appreciation for the complexities of network building. 
- Have an existing track record in developing and managing operations for a local non-profit or small business. 
- Thrive in a startup environment, where the onus is on you to make it work.
- Be comfortable meeting with senior level government officials and high level donors. 
- Have 7-10 years’ experience in partnership development, strategic and operational planning, project management and/or stakeholder management. 
- Have significant fundraising (or sales) experience. 
- Experience working in entrepreneurship, impact investing and/or international development preferred.
- Able to travel up to 30% of the time within the region and internationally. 
- Fluency in English is required. Experience studying or working in the US or Europe highly preferred.
- The role will be based in Bangalore after an initial training period in our Washington, DC office.
- Position is only open to local applicants from the region. 

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

 The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel 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. 

Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions and corporations from around the world.  Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises over 260 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries. 

ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC and also has offices in Brazil, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and South Africa. 

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How to Apply / Contact

Please note – this position is ONLY open to local candidates. 

This position is being recruited through the Aspen Institute and for its work. Candidates will be hired by a local partner who will serve as the employer of record.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Applications without salary expectations and cover letters will not be considered.