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LGT Impact Fellowship - speculative application

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About the LGT Impact Fellowship

As part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s and Lightrock’s strategic efforts to scale positive impact, the LGT Impact Fellowship was established to provide additional know-how and capacity to portfolio organizations. Each year a limited number of professionals are nominated to work full-time for one year with the organizations and companies supported by us in Latin America, Africa, India and Europe. Fellows work within the organization on various projects, share their know-how and help build organizational capacity.
Compensation packages include insurance coverage and are in line with local standards. Remuneration may vary depending on geographies, sectors, organization type, etc.
Since inception in 2009, 159 professionals from over 30 countries have joined the program to create impact across the globe. 

About the Fellows

The LGT Impact Fellowship has proven to be an excellent stepping stone for professionals with the desire to transition to or advance a career in the social entrepreneurship or impact investing sector (learn more about previous Fellows’ impact careers here). It offers the opportunity for exceptional development of personal and professional skills by exposing participants to complex and unknown environments at leading social organizations primarily in emerging countries. 

 

Professional backgrounds wanted

Finance, business consulting, marketing and communications, operations, project management, IT, data management and analytics, research, statistics and (impact) M&E, human resources, product development, sales, process and quality management, legal

Requirements

Experience and education
  • Undergraduate degree (MBA or other advanced degree in a relevant field preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience after university

Required skills & qualities
  • Proficiency in English (additional languages from relevant regions might be required)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong research and analytical skills
  • Self-starter, willing to work independently with limited supervision and take responsibility for own actions
  • Strong commitment to making a difference and willingness to make financial concessions
  • Good understanding of challenges and trends in low-to-middle income countries
  • Willingness to work in and engage with local cultures with a positive attitude and cultural sensitivity
  • Flexibility, open-mindedness and the ability to deal with ambiguity, unforeseeable events and changing environment.