Associate (preferably based in Africa)
Value for Women LTD
London South Africa
Date Posted 02/23/2024
Application deadline 03/22/2024
Type of Position Remote
Education Requirement Associate

Join our team in building practical pathways for inclusion through innovation in business and investment across the globe


Value for Women is looking for an Associate who will work with the best talent in the industry, and learn from a diverse mix of critical thinkers and problem solvers who work across a variety of fields including impact investing, sustainable energy, sustainable agriculture, financial inclusion, gender lens investing, inclusive entrepreneurship; by way of offering training, advisory, research, evaluation and technical assistance. You will sit at the forefront of generating innovative ideas and solutions related to gender inclusion that drive new and inclusive ways of doing business and investment.

What does an Associate do at Value for Women?

The Associate supports the delivery of multiple engagements across practice areas at VfW and owns the delivery of specific tasks or activities within projects, at the direction of the Project Lead or Engagement Manager with little oversight. They support gender lens advisory to business partners and demonstrate an ability to develop content with the audience in mind, approach project challenges with a problem-solving attitude, and anticipate client needs proactively.  They support project management, client relationship management, internal coordination, work planning and project systems and processes. They have content expertise in at least one VfW practice area or topic and are actively contributing to practice area development and projects across practice areas.  They support producing research, technical guides, reports or studies in these areas. They participate in activities outside of project management and delivery including supporting business development, internal initiatives, and special projects.

What are the requirements for this role?

The ideal candidate is an expert problem solver who is quick to adapt to changing realities, is client-oriented, works efficiently against client and deliverable deadlines, and is focused on quality and timeliness. They are able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team and consultancy environment, working independently as part of a remote international team. 

They are an innovative thinker and can work effectively with diverse stakeholders. They have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously delivering high-quality client deliverables. Our team works best with people who interact positively, and who are results-based, entrepreneurial and client-centred.

Additionally, we require the following background and experience:

    • 3 years of overall professional experience, with 1+ years experience ideally in gender lens advisory services
    • Relevant experience working in an emerging market context
    • 1+ years of experience leading consulting or advisory services
    • Demonstrated knowledge and practical expertise in promoting gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, women’s entrepreneurship and/or working within the entrepreneurship ecosystem, financial inclusion, agriculture, sustainable energy space in emerging markets
    • High competency in advisory consulting services skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, written and verbal communications such as supporting the development of client-facing reports and presentations
    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, economics, gender and women’s studies or international relations or development
    • Full professional proficiency in English is required
    • Candidates would preferably be based in Africa

Application process – our internal steps

Step 1: Submit your online application by March 22nd 2024 including your CV and Cover Letter. If you encounter any problems when filling out your online application, please contact us at

Step 2: Shortlist. Our recruiting team reaches out if your profile is a match, and you will be invited to   Interview #1, a video call interview with our HR Manager 

Step 3: Interview #3. Successful candidates are asked for a 45-minute video call interview. This is a chance for you to ask us questions too. 

Step 4: Interview#2. Written Interview. We invite you to participate in a written interview. You are asked to upload your responses or send them back to us within 3 days.  You can ask for more time if you have other commitments already scheduled.

Step 5: Final Interview! This is the really short- shortlist, and you are a finalist. 

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