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.

  • Design & Marketing Intern – Fall 2014


    PYXERA Global is seeking an attentive, organized, and motivated Design and Marketing Intern to work 25 to 40 hours per week in our Washington, DC office. This intern will gain experience in design and marketing alongside the personable and knowledgeable Public Affairs & Client Relations team. The intern will take on a central role in ensuring our print and digital communications collateral and multimedia products are attractive, consistent, well written, and propel interest and action. The opportunity will build his or her marketing and communications skills through hands on experience with many different areas of the organization. The ideal candidate is dynamic and ambitious with exceptional writing and design skills, a strong interest and background in impactful communications, and demonstrated curiosity and/or experience in international affairs.


    The Design and Marketing Intern will support the development and design of digital, web, and print projects. Duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:

    • Support in the development and design of digital, web, and print marketing materials;
    • Presentation and report development and design , including Prezi and PowerPoint;
    • Copywriting and editing, including developing original content under direction and editing contributions from multiple contributors;
    • Provide both technical and editorial website support, updating content, and publishing news stories;
    • Assist with general administrative tasks as needed.


    Has or is working towards a Bachelor or Master’s degree in communications, graphic design, international relations, economic development, business or related field with at least 6 months of relevant experience. Desired skills include, but may not be limited to, the following:

    • Outstanding Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) skills;
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills;
    • Experience with Prezi a plus;
    • Knowledge of print and digital/web production;
    • Experience with WordPress or web maintenance preferred;
    • Strong writing and editing skills;
    • Energy, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humor;
    • High level of computer literacy and ability to learn new technology quickly;
    • Experience in the nonprofit or international development sector is considered a plus.
    • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet program needs;
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.


    Please email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and portfolio samples or link to opportunities@PYXERAGlobal.org. Applications without design and writing samples will not be considered. In the subject line of the email please write “PYXERA Global Design & Marketing Intern Position.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Integrated Community Development Director


    PYXERA Global is seeking an experienced international development professional to provide technical leadership and programmatic management of engagements focused on integrated community development in some of the world’s most challenging contexts. PYXERA Global’s efforts in this space strive to deliver solutions that address the needs of communities in emerging markets in a culturally appropriate and market-oriented manner. The position will provide Washington DC-based oversight of donor-funded and private sector-backed programs globally while supporting PYXERA Global’s Enterprise and Community Development practice more broadly.

    The Technical Advisor will be expected to develop and introduce methodologies for implementation, take the lead on business development initiatives, and represent PYXERA Global in various internal and external events. The ideal candidate will have experience in both project management, as well as experience providing strategy and partnership development, technical assistance, capacity building, and training to practitioners and organizations, and conducting assessments, strategic analysis, and providing advisory services in the areas of community, private sector, and enterprise development. Strong writing and representational skills, combined with ability to lead innovation and drive opportunities, are a must for this position.


    • Provide technical leadership around agricultural and value chain development, enterprise and private sector promotion, public-private partnerships, business development services, and market-based economic development.
    • Provide home-office operational oversight of donor-funded projects focused on integrated community development.
    • Provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation; and capacity-building of specific technical components of various programs.
    • Organize presentations and events, engaging relevant networks and communities of practice;
    • Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners and other PYXERA Global departments and projects.
    • Develop/maintain collaborative relationships with donors/clients, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.
    • Develop tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
    • Represent PYXERA Global in appropriate technical forums, events, and conferences.
    • Ensure that project implementation is compliant with PYXERA Global policies and remains technically sound.
    • Up to 33% travel to emerging market locations.


    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in economic and livelihoods development or related field as outlined above.
    • MBA or Master’s degree in international development, economics, social sciences or related field strongly preferred.
    • Must have ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
    • Must have excellent written, verbal and cross-cultural communication skills.
    • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Hindi capability strongly preferred.


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


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

  • Senior Program Manager – Global Pro Bono


    PYXERA Global is seeking an experienced professional to provide leadership and programmatic management support to clients in the Global Pro Bono practice area.

    The Senior Program Manager (SPM) is responsible for overall management, development, implementation, monitoring, personnel, budget and financial oversight of all programs for which s/he is assigned.  These programs are, on the whole, more sophisticated/complex in terms of deliverables, stakeholders, M&E and other components. In most cases the SPM will serve as the key client manager for one or more of PYXERA Global’s programs under the oversight of the Director or Practice Leader.

    Besides performing program management duties, the SPM brings additional expertise and/or capacity to the organization, which can be technical, regional, or sectorial. The SPM also builds partnerships and relationships to further expand business and brand recognition.

    The ideal candidate will have significant experience in program management, business development, as well as experience in strategy and partnership development with the private and social sectors. Strong writing and presentation skills, combined with the ability to be innovative and drive opportunities, are a must for this position.


    1. Key Client Management of complex programs and continuing oversight over other clients as appropriate.
    2. Take a lead role in PYXERA Global’s external relations specific to the Practice Area, organizing PYXERA Global led events and ensuring a prominent role for the organization whenever possible.
    3. Act as leader in program design and practice area process and service improvements.
    4. Manage International Corporate Volunteer 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.
    5. Delegating specific tasks to other Program Staff (PA, PM) as appropriate and ensuring that their work is completed on time and with attention to quality.
    6. Ensuring financial and reporting compliances, including development and review of budgets with field and home office staff;
    7. Manage programs so that they are on time, on budget, meet stakeholder needs and deliverable targets, and responsive to client and stakeholder needs.



    • US Citizen or Permanent US employment authorization required
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience.  MA or MBA Preferred
    • Experience working with cross cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
    • Comfort with multi-tasking and managing diverse tasks simultaneously
    • In-depth knowledge of at least one specific technical area related to PYXERA Global’s programs and services (community development, pro bono, enterprise development, monitoring and evaluation, value-chains, market development, corporate social responsibility, etc.)
    • Strong writing and organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Exceptional customer service and client management skills as evidenced by client feedback calls and impact reporting
    • Ability to travel up to 30-40% to Africa, Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
    • Preferred language proficiency in one of the following: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, or Russian.
    •  Overseas work experience, ability to work in teams and alone, and demonstrated commitment to creating opportunities for improved livelihoods.


    • Experience managing bi- or multi-lateral donor funded programs – including reporting, budget management and compliance


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


    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.


  • Program Associate


    PYXERA Global is seeking an experienced professional to provide administrative and programmatic support for  PYXERA Global’s programs in Global Pro Bono and Integrated Community Developemt. The position is an entry-level position that requires a strong focus on travel arrangments, logistics, financial reporting, program backstopping, and country and topic-specific research, as well as some writing. The position will provide the PA with the opportunity to build their program management skills through exposure to a variety of program and business development activities.

    The ideal candidate will be able to multitask, take initiative in completing assignments as well as provide high quality program materials.  Strong writing and presentation skills, combined with the ability to be innovative and flexible are a must for this position.


    The Program Associate is responsible for supporting the implementation of PYXERA Global’s programming. Key responsibilities include:

    • Arrange travel arrangements and coordinate meeting logistics for programs in collaboration with Program Managers.
    • Conduct research and develop briefing materials for potential new programs and business opportunities.
    • Create up-to-date country-specific briefing books and assist in drafting elements of program work plans, required reports (program and financial), and key correspondence sent to clients/donors.
    • Prepare and process relevant accounting forms, assist in preparing budgets, and monitoring financial reports.
    • Process participant and client survey data and create required reports.
    • Capture and share success stories and lessons learned that strengthen PYXERA Global’s existing and planned programs.
    • Develop and maintain tools to track reporting and program requirements.


    • US Citizen or Permanent US employment authorization required
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 3-6 months of experience.
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet program needs.
    • Experience working with cross cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
    • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
    • Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision.
    • Strong writing and organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Exceptional customer service and problem solving skills.
    • Experience in event management or logistics planning.
    • Preferred language proficiency in one of the following: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, or Russian.
    • Overseas work experience is desired


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


    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.


  • MBAs Without Borders Sanitation Financing & Enterprise Advisor with Amplify Markets


    Phnom Penh, Cambodia with occasional travel around Cambodia

    Nine-month assignment – January/February 2015 to September/October 2014


    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2.6 billion people worldwide live without access to basic sanitation facilities. One billion of these people have no toilet at all and are forced to push their dignity to the side, defecating out in the open, near rivers, homes, and areas where food is prepared or grown, greatly increasing the risk of transmitting disease. Sanitation is a massive global challenge that is disproportionately impacting poor communities. It is also ripe for business innovation, as health organizations seek to complement charitable approaches by developing thriving markets for sanitation-related products and services. In Cambodia, where as many as 17% of children under the age of five die from sanitation-related diseases, International Development Enterprises (iDE) has developed a market-based model responsible for the delivery of tens of thousands of latrines to Cambodian households.

    Beginning in 2012, members of the Amplify Markets team began working with iDE, Kiva, and local microfinance institutions (MFIs) to supercharge this business model by allowing poor households to purchase these latrines by installment loan. This project was successfully implemented in two Cambodian provinces and has raised follow-on funding to take the model to scale throughout Cambodia. Amplify Markets is looking for an entrepreneurial-minded MBAs Without Borders Advisor to join their team to help tackle the unique challenges associated with growing a successful micro-model to full-scale enterprise. This position offers the opportunity to get hands-on experience with both the supply-chain and financing partners in a global market development environment.


    Amplify Markets provides strategic advisory and implementation support to social enterprises and non-profit clients who wish to utilize market-based approaches to address social challenges. Amplify Markets’ Lean Development model identifies commercial best-practices and takes a tailored locally driven approach to successfully implement them in emerging market environments. The Amplify team approaches each project like an entrepreneurial startup business – focusing energy and attention on defining clear metrics for success, applying frameworks to test and optimize operational models, and moving quickly to pivot to new approaches in order to develop scalable and sustainable solutions.

    The Amplify team has over 40 years of private sector experience in the commercialization, introduction, and financing of consumer products and has carefully honed its approach to efficiently develop, test, and optimize sustainable operational models. Five years ago, the team turned its focus to emerging markets and has led successful collaborations with 21 field partners in 7 countries to introduce 13 consumer health products.

    In Cambodia, Amplify Markets has been working closely with iDE and its affiliates to develop distribution and financing models for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) products and services. iDE’s successful pilot of Sanitation Financing programs in Kandal and Prey Veng provinces will form the foundation of the scope under the upcoming Sanitation Financing (SanFin) scale-up project. The Amplify team intends to leverage these prior learnings to assist iDE in scaling up the SanFin model across Cambodia.


    For this assignment, the MBAs Without Borders Advisor will be expected to work in close collaboration with the Amplify global team and local partners. The Advisor will be the primary Amplify representative and liaison between Amplify headquarters in Seattle, NGO partner iDE, and local microfinance institutions (MFIs). The chosen MBAs Without Borders Advisor will be supported by a full-time Cambodian national, who will provide country and cultural context as well as WASH expertise. The Advisor will also be supported by quarterly field visits from Amplify HQ staff.

    The objective will be to increase uptake, equitable access, and consistent use of latrines by assisting Amplify partner iDE in the development and execution of a SanFin scale-up business model.

    To assist iDE in scaling up SanFin, the Advisor will work with Amplify staff and partners to engage across all iDE provinces. Backstopped by Amplify HQ staff, the Advisor will work as an in-country Advisor to iDE’s National Finance Manager.

    The Advisor will help to build the capacity of the iDE Finance Manager over the course of the project so that the Finance Manager can take this role forward after Amplify technical assistance is complete. The Finance Manager will have a credit team in the provinces dedicated to managing relations with MFIs, coordination with sales, and ensuring loan processing. The Advisor will also be responsible for liaising between the SanFin program and local MFI partners.

    The MBAs Without Borders Advisor will perform the following activities under the SanFin scope:

    • Activity 1: Advocacy – The Advisor will advocate with local MFI partners to allow Amplify and iDE to have input in the design of MFI staff incentives to ensure prioritization of WASH loans in relation to the portfolio as a whole. He or she will work with Amplify HQ to leverage the relationship with Kiva (who will be providing loan corpus to local MFIs to further incentivize MFIs to support sanitation financing by accessing soft money loans.
    • Activity 2: Design – The Advisor will work with Amplify HQ staff to design loan products for supply and demand stakeholders:
      • Demand-Side loan product: This may be one loan product with three variations, or three different loan products, whichever makes most sense in terms of loan processing.
      • Supply-Side loan product: In order to understand the issues in more depth and prioritize action areas, at the outset of the project the Advisor will work with iDE and Amplify HQ staff to conduct research to understand supply-side issues such as:
        • Latrine businesses’ current sources of financing
        • Loan product options for concrete businesses and which MFIs offer them
        • MFI loan terms and procedures
        • Identify gaps between what MFIs require and what latrine businesses’ current capacity is to apply for loans
      • Support the development of supply-side programs (e.g.: training or advocacy). Direct training will be performed by iDE District Business Advisors with Amplify creating financing materials.
      • Any loan products developed will be designed to fit into the existing portfolio of the MFI and not just an “add-on” NGO project.
    • Activity 3: Incentive alignment – The Advisor will work with Amplify HQ staff to design and get buy-in for internal incentives that will encourage MFI staff to actively support SanFin.
    • Activity 4: Process streamlining – The Advisor will work with Amplify HQ staff and MFI partners to develop and streamline the loan process for both supply- and demand-side products.

    The deliverables of this project will be as follows:

    1. SanFin market assessment. This will include working with Amplify HQ staff to develop demand- and supply-side market research tools, perform stakeholder surveys, data collection and analysis, and a resulting report.
    2. SanFin scaleup operational plan. The Advisor will work with Amplify to develop an operational plan that incorporates loan product variations; loan assessment, approval, disbursement and collection operational models; MFI staff incentive plan; and coordination with iDE supply-side latrine businesses.
    3. The Advisor will provide brief quarterly written reports on project status, success, and challenges.


    The Advisor will participate in a two week virtual training prior to their arrival in Cambodia in January or February 2015. The position will complete in September or October 2015.


    • Masters in Business Administration required
    • Fluency in written and oral English required
    • Finance background required
    • Experience with microfinance organizations highly desired
    • Background and expertise in entrepreneurship, new venture initiation, or Lean Startup methodology is a plus
    • Experience with market research and market development work
    • Previous experience in  Cambodia or emerging markets context desired; MFI experience in emerging markets helpful
    • Demonstrated understanding of business operations, manufacturing, and supply chain issues
    • Ability to deliver against project metrics in a physically and mentally challenging environment
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively, to review a wide breadth of information, and provide succinct summaries and recommendations based on what is known
    • Effective written and oral communication in English, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently (self-starter)
    • Experience in WASH desirable, but not required


    Since 1990, PYXERA Global has matched talented and experienced MBA graduates with skill-based volunteer assignments in emerging markets around the world. Over this time over 1,000 highly skilled MBAs have strengthened and supported more than 4,000 enterprises, entrepreneurs, governments, and NGOs.

    MBAs Without Borders (MWB) Advisors, utilize their business acumen and skills to provide pro bono consulting services to promote growth, entrepreneurship, and economic development around the world.

    MBAs Without Borders assignments are not salaried, however, PYXERA Global ensures that Advisors are fully supported during their assignment. Through the program and its partners the MWB program provides the following benefits to Advisors:

    • A generous living stipend to cover meals and incidentals
    • Housing
    • Travel and transportation
    • Health and evacuation insurance

    In addition to logistical and administrative support provided by PYXERA Global, Advisors are also able to draw upon the experience of PYXERA Global’s team, consultants, and former Advisors to support their work. As a volunteer program, MBAs Without Borders meets the criteria accepted by most financial institutions to allow for deferment of student loans for participants during their assignment.


    To apply, please click here. If you have any questions, please email mwb@PYXERAGlobal.org