Social Business Consultant Careers – Yunus Social Business (YSB)

Organisation: Yunus
Social Business (YSB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Investments and Acceleration
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. Manage the pipeline Social Business supported by the program:
  • Identify and develop relationships with potential
    partners for Social Business opportunities (meetings, interviews, field
    visits etc..): these organizations and / or individuals may be companies
    or local and international investors, social entrepreneurs, institutions ,
    NGOs or others;
  • Actively support and coach organizations
    and individuals who establish a Social Business in Uganda (e.g., advise
    and assist in the drafting of a coherent business and financial plan,
    training, coaching etc.).
2. Manage the Social Businesses Investment Process:
  • In the continuation of the work on the
    pipeline, participation in the analysis and due diligence of Social
    Business (especially qualitative and quantitative analysis of business
    plans, including financial modeling in Excel);
  • Take part in the monitoring, evaluation
    and support of social business already in the investment portfolio.
  • Support the preparation and conduct
    workshops and other events, in particular in the accelerator program.
  • 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 Bachelor’s
  • Four or more years of progressively
    responsible experience in:
    • Strategy consulting experience
      with SMEs is valued
    • Investment Banking, Private
      Equity, Venture Capital
    • Project Management in the
      private sector
  • Exceptional analytical skills, critical
    thinking, evidence-based analysis, efficiency and thoroughness,
    demonstrated by excellent academic qualifications;
  • Ability to work independently in a
    fast-pace loosely structured environment
  • Possess the ability to adapt quickly as
    things change
  • Comfortable working with an
    entrepreneurial and international team
  • Diplomacy, negotiating skills
  • 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 “Social Business Consultant.”
Deadline: 8th
December, 2014.

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