Opportunities

 

At PYXERA Global, we stand at the intersection of business, social, and governmental organizations, facilitating groundbreaking partnerships and first hand, on-the-ground experiences in under-served markets around the world. In our quest to transform international development through purposeful engagement, we’re looking for smart, focused professionals who share our vision, with a certain rugged global flair and the capability to remain gracefully competent under pressure.

While each position requires specific qualifications and experiences, we expect all of our employees to demonstrate:

  • Passion and persistence for solving difficult problems
  • Curiosity, respect, and patience for different points of view, but a relentless drive for sustainable results
  • Initiative, creativity, and self-direction, focused on meeting common goals
  • Adaptability to frequently changing circumstances and needs
  • Commitment to exemplary client service, because our work is ultimately manifest in the success of our clients to make a sustainable difference

Our goal is simple: to enrich lives and livelihoods, inclusively and sustainably—including yours!  Join us.

  • Spring 2016 Program Intern (Global Pro Bono)

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    PYXERA Global seeks a highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate intern to work 30-40 hours per week at our headquarters office in Washington, DC. This position offers interns the chance to experience and work across multiple job functions and with different divisions. This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to work at an international NGO with a focus on global engagement and corporate social responsibility.

    The ideal candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced office environment, especially in a programmatic or administrative capacity. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong written and communication skills.

    KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Program Intern is responsible for supporting the implementation and monitoring of a number of program activities. S/he is also responsible for assisting in business development activities, including monitoring opportunities across donor/client organizations, proposal preparation, attending events, and conducting research. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Assist Program Managers in supporting our field staff and programs
    2. Assist in financial backstopping, ensuring that budgets are on track and expenses are documented according to internal guidelines
    3. Assist in recruiting consultants and volunteers
    4. Participate in the development of donor/client proposals
    5. Make travel arrangements and coordinate meeting logistics for pro bono programs
    6. Create up-to-date country-specific briefings and assist in drafting elements of program work plans, training sessions, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients/donors
    7. Attend industry events in DC and prepare a debrief for staff
    8. Research relevant articles and materials on international development, team building, leadership, and sector specific topics
    9. Conduct research on assigned topics
    10. Assist in identifying local partner organizations and scope development
    11. Assist with admin tasks such as expense reports, database updates, etc.;
    12. Support program and practice area specific tool development, file organization, and overall process improvements.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

    Pursuing or holds a Bachelor’s or pursuing a Master’s degree in international relations, economic development, business, or related field and at least 6 months professional or international development experience, or a combination of both.

    1. Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet program needs
    2. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
    3. Ability to manage diverse activities and supervisors, meet competing deadlines, and have flexibility in changing situations and priorities
    4. Strong oral, written, and communication skills
    5. High level of computer literacy and Salesforce experience desirable
    6. Knowledge of foreign language highly desirable, preferably Mandarin Chinese or French.
    7. Availability to start in late-February or early-March.

    Knowledge of foreign language highly desirable, preferably Mandarin Chinese or French.

    TO APPLY:

    Please email a resume, cover letter, and a sample of your writing (no more than 3 pages) to Opportunities@PYXERAGlobal.org.  Applications without a writing sample, resume, or cover letter will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “PYXERA Global Spring Global Pro Bono Intern Position 2016”.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Associate (Global Pro Bono)

    PYXERA Global is looking for a talented individual to work as a full-time Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Associate with its Global Pro Bono (GPB) programs in our Washington, DC office.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The M&E Associate will support a performance management system for the GPB division, and also work on M&E for individual programs to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the program implementation.  The Associate will assist the program staff in developing results frameworks during program design and implementation, creating surveys, and measuring, analyzing, and reporting results.

    KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Supporting staff members in setting up results frameworks for their programs;
    • Designing and developing questionnaires for data collection and analysis;
    • Building the surveys in the data collection system (Clicktools);
    • Assisting with data collection, aggregation and analysis;
    • Developing reporting templates and instructions;
    • Providing support, troubleshooting and training to staff as it relates to M&E;
    • Performing data management and quality control functions;
    • Supporting the team through various administrative duties.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Have a relevant graduate degree (or be currently enrolled in same or have equivalent relevant experience)
    2. Have excellent writing and analytical skills
    3. Have a high level of computer literacy
    4. Have advanced quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistical programs and Excel
    5. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
    6. Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines required; flexibility to changing situations and priorities desired.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding of international development issues
    8. Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E needs.
    9. Knowledge of Salesforce and SF-based applications such as Clicktools is preferred
    10. Knowledge of foreign language (Spanish, French, Russian and/or Portuguese) is a plus

    TO APPLY:

    Please email a resume, cover letter, and a sample of your writing to impact@pyxeraglobal.org.  In the subject line of the email please write “GPB M&E Associate Position”.  Applications without a writing sample will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. PYXERA Global reserves the right not to fill this position.

  • Program Manager Global Pro Bono

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    PYXERA Global is seeking an experienced professional to provide leadership and programmatic management support to clients in the Global Pro Bono practice area. The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for program management, development, implementation, monitoring, budget, and financial oversight of all programs for which s/he is assigned. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in program management, customer service, business development, as well as experience in strategy and partnership development with the private and social sectors. Strong writing and presentation skills, excellent program management, experience in cross cultural engagement, combined with the ability to be innovative and drive opportunities, are a must for this position. Experience in content development and training is also a plus.

    KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

    In addition to regular program management responsibilities, the Program Manager will:
    1) Coordinate with senior staff and practice area leaders in program design and practice area process and service improvements;
    2) Manage Global Pro Bono programs, including travel arrangements and logistical support, partner selection and scope of work development, virtual pre-work facilitation, team facilitation, travel to target countries for program preparation and implementation, and reporting on program impact, including greenfield countries;
    3) Support senior staff in managing key client relationships;
    4) Review and prepare work plans, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients/donors;
    5) Capture and share success stories and lessons learned that strengthen PYXERA Global’s existing and planned programs with organizations, partners, and stakeholders through social media and other avenues as appropriate;
    6) Identify sources of funding, new business opportunities, and potential partner organizations for new or existing programs as requested;
    7) Ensure financial and reporting compliances, including development and review of budgets with field and home office staff;
    8) Manage programs so that they are on time, on budget, and meet stakeholder needs and deliverable targets.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

    Required:
    1. U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. employment authorization required
    2. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience, MA or MBA preferred
    3. Experience working with cross cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
    4. Experience managing and mentoring junior staff
    5. Experience in public speaking and meeting/event facilitation
    6. Able to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
    7. In-depth knowledge of at least one specific technical area related to PYXERA Global’s programs and services (pro bono, community development, enterprise development, monitoring and evaluation, value-chains, market development, corporate social responsibility, cross cultural engagement, etc.)
    8. Strong writing and organizational skills, attention to detail
    9. Exceptional customer service and client management skills
    10. Able to travel up to 30-40% to Africa, Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
    11. Language proficiency in one of the following is a plus, but not a must have: Mandarin, French, Arabic, or Russian.
    12. Overseas work experience, ability to work in teams and alone, demonstrated commitment to improving livelihoods.

    SALARY: 

    This is a full-time salaried position with excellent benefits. Pay range for this position is competitive.

    TO APPLY:

    Send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via e-mail to opportunities@pyxeraglobal.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

    PYXERA Global is looking for a talented individual to work as a full-time Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) intern for our Global Pro Bono programs in our Washington, DC office.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The M&E Intern will support the GPB performance management framework, as well as specific program M&E activities to ensure the quality, and effectiveness of our program implementation.  The intern will provide assistance to the program staff in developing results frameworks during program design and implementation, creating M&E processes and tools, contributing to measuring, analyzing, and reporting results.  The opportunity will help build his or her program performance measurement skills through exposure to a variety program and business development activities. This is a paid internship with $10 per hour provided.

    KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Supporting staff members in setting up systems for program M&E;
    • Assisting with the design and development of questionnaires for data collection and analysis;
    • Assisting with data collection, aggregation and analysis;
    • Assisting with research and writing or editing;
    • Assisting with data management and cleaning, and quality control;
    • Supporting the team through various administrative duties.

     

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Have a relevant college degree
    2. Have excellent writing and analytical skills
    3. Have a high level of computer literacy
    4. Have advanced quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistical programs
    5. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
    6. Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines required; flexibility to changing situations and priorities desired.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding of international development issues
    8. Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E needs.
    9. Be able to commit at least 30-40 hours a week

    TO APPLY:

    Please email a resume, cover letter, and a sample of your writing to impact@pyxeraglobal.org.  In the subject line of the email please write “M&E Intern Position”. Applications without a writing sample will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.  PYXERA Global reserves the right not to fill this position.