Agora Partnerships’ purpose is to accelerate the shift to a sustainable economy by unleashing the potential of entrepreneurs who are building purpose-driven companies that create social and environmental impact throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Agora Partnerships accomplishes this through the Agora Accelerator Program, its consulting program designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to grow their businesses and their impact. Since 2011, the Agora Accelerator has served over 240 companies from 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and has catalyzed more than $85 million in investment.
About the Job:
This is a one-year contract starting 7 January 2018. The Accelerator is delivered across several cycles per year, each consulting phase lasting approx. two months. Consultant onboarding will take place between 7-28 January. The Growth Programs Team will afterwards be engaged in Bootcamps in Santiago, Chile (29-31 Jan, 26-28 Feb and tentatively 5-7 Mar).
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Consultant’s primary role is to lead growth and investment strategy consulting with growing social businesses in Latin America. Consultants also support strategic initiatives and get involved in Bootcamp content delivery.
The role is designed for passionate change-makers who want to lead strategic consulting with social businesses and co-create investable opportunities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. It includes being:
Primary Consultant on impact, growth and investment strategy for a portfolio of three growth stage Latin America social enterprises per Program cycle. Note: there will be three or more program cycles in 2019.
Bootcamp Facilitator for Bootcamps planned in Chile in the first 1-2 quarters of 2019, having the following themes (Investor Pitch, Growth, Fast Track Investment Preparedness)
Strategic involvement into programmatic areas such as Product Innovation, Consulting Approach, Ecosystem Development etc. Note: specific project(s) and time dedicated will be defined based on your preferences and Agora priority areas.
Consultants work with their portfolio companies to create a customized consulting approach, founded on Agora’s consulting methodology, in order to address the specific challenges of each company. While the consulting is a mix of virtual and in-person interaction, a major effort is made to match Consultants to companies located nearby. Consultants also have a modest travel stipend to visit portfolio companies.
Approximately five to seven years of work experience related to management consulting, capital advisory or investment, venture capital, financial management, and/or business strategy.
Postgraduate degree in business, economics, international development or other related degree or equivalent professional experience.
Experience building strategic growth plans, financial modeling, or creating investor communications.
Experience managing projects and working with clients.
Experience working with start-up businesses in emerging markets.
International work experience.
Fluency in English or Spanish, with professional working capacity in both languages.
Experience working in social entrepreneurship or impact investing a plus.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org with "CONSULTANT – [YOUR NAME]" in the subject line.
Up-to date resume;
Linkedin profile link
Two - min video – in which you are expected to answer one question from each section below. The response to one question should be in English and the response to the other question in Spanish. Please indicate which question you are answering at the start of response two).
One- min explaining WHY you are excited for this opportunity and HOW you can apply your skills and experience to best serve entrepreneurs in Latin America.
One-min in which you can choose between the following two questions:
Share how you are looking to grow professionally in this opportunity.
Describe a person that has been important in your professional development and how they impacted you.