NGO Vacancies – Volunteer Social Business Consultant at Yunus Social Business (YSB)

Organisation: Yunus
Social Business (YSB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About YSB:
Yunus Social Business (YSB) is social business accelerator, focusing on
incubating and financing social businesses globally. A social business is a new
kind of company that combines the strengths of both the social development and
the business world. It is created with the sole purpose to solve a social
problem like NGOs but to do so in a financially sustainable way like
businesses. YSB was co-founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder
of the microfinance organization Grameen Bank, as well as a variety of social
businesses in Bangladesh and worldwide. A social business ourselves, we report
directly to Professor Yunus, and we are part of the Grameen network of over 40
social businesses and more than 50,000 employees. Our main office is in
Frankfurt, Germany and we have an on-the-ground presence through our local
country teams in Albania, Haiti, Brazil, Colombia, Tunisia, India, and Uganda.
Key Duties and
1. Support of the Social Businesses participating in the YSB Uganda
  • Responsible for the development of their
    business plans, development of financial modeling
  • Coaching of selected entrepreneurs, market
    research and competition analysis
2. Support of the investment process:
  • Management of the due diligence process
    with the entrepreneur
  • In charge of the preparation of investment
    memos for the Review Committees
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Social
    Businesses that have been invested in
3. Continuous improvement of Social Business Fund reporting and
tracking tools to monitor and evaluation the social as well as financial impact
of the initiative
Perform any other activities dealing with the day-to-day or long-term
business continuity and serving the purpose of advancing the Yunus Social
Business Uganda
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should hold a Master’s
    degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience
  • Strategy consulting experience with SMEs
    is valued
  • Past experience in Investment Banking,
    Private Equity, Venture Capital
  • Past experience in Project Management in
    the private sector
  • Numeracy, critical thinking,
    evidence-based analysis, efficiency and thoroughness, demonstrated by
    excellent academic qualifications;
  • Possess the ability to work independently
    in a fast-pace loosely structured environment
  • Ability to adapt quickly as things change
  • Comfortable working with an
    entrepreneurial and international team
  • Skills in diplomacy and negotiation
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • An excellent understanding of “social
    business¨ and how this is related to other concepts, e.g. social
    innovation, social entrepreneurship, inclusive business, impact investing;
  • Familiarity and comfort with Microsoft
    Office and Google Apps
  • Willingness to travel outside of Kampala,
    including to rural areas
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a
How to Apply: 
If you are interested in this career position, please submit a CV and
cover letter, in English, by email, to the following email address:, with subject line “Volunteer Social Business Consultant.”
Deadline: 8th
December, 2014.

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