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Impact Evaluation Fellow

at Alterna in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

About the Job

As Central America’s first Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Alterna is committed to developing an inclusive and dynamic ecosystem for social entrepreneurship through the cultivation of impact businesses offering training, consulting and connections to entrepreneurs who need it to grow their business and impact.
Alterna’s Fellowship Program is a unique distinction and a trampoline for talented young professionals who are strongly motivated in disrupting the status quo and developing sustainable solutions for the world throughout their career. Through a hands-on experience working with social entrepreneurs in an innovative and growing organization, Alterna Fellows develop a strong skillset, network and motivation to become the next impact leaders that the world needs.

JOB DESCRIPTION
As our Impact Evaluation Fellow you will work directly with our Platform and Cultivation teams in the development and implementation of our impact strategies, measurement approaches and communication plans. Your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Investigating the latest sectoral trends, methods and resources around impact evaluation
  • Designing and executing training workshops for entrepreneurs to help them understand their actual and potential impact, design and execute Impact Evaluation Plans and communicate about their impact
  • Designing and executing strategies to monitor, evaluate and communicate our client entrepreneurs’ impact
  • In-depth analysis of Alterna’s contribution to the growth of our client entrepreneurs and drawing recommendations to help Alterna refine our services and multiply our impact

JOB BENEFITS
Please note that the Fellowship is self-funded by the Fellow and that Alterna consistently looks to the top talent in our fellow pool as our primary source when hiring for long-term paid positions. In return of this investment of your talent and experience, you will get the unique opportunity to:

  • Gain real world exposure to innovative approaches, ideas and best practices in the areas of Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship, including key contextual insights on what the entrepreneurial process consists of in Central America
  • Connect with key actors in the social entrepreneurship field through Alterna’s network and open and expand your career trajectory
  • Work with an international team of young and passionate professionals
  • Be immersed in the vibrancy of Guatemalan culture

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Economics, Business, Statistics, Human Sciences, or related fields of study – holding a Master degree and/or having a multidisciplinary path is a plus
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in positions related to monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and/or impact measurement in social organizations – Experience in entrepreneurship programs and knowledge of the social entrepreneurship sector is a strong plus
  • Fluency in Spanish (verbal and writing) and professional working proficiency in English
  • Contextual understanding and appreciation for the difficulties and rewards of working in a developing context – Previous experience in a developing country is a strong plus
  • Awareness of cultural identity, patience and strong sense of empathy
  • Effective communicator and positive influencer
  • Change-driver with a “can do” mindset, adaptable and creative out of the box thinker with a learning attitude
  • Proficiency in Office suite – Knowledge of community management tools is a plus (Wordpress, MailChimp, Yamm)
  • 6 – 10 month commitment to working on the ground in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

To apply

We look for innovators; those who are excited by challenges; those who are looking to dive into problems head first; those who don’t take no for an answer and if you bring a sense of humor and contagious energy we wouldn’t be disappointed.
If this is you, please fill out the Fellows Application Form from our website (http://www.alternaimpact.org/fellows) and send it with your CV to alternahr@alterna-la.org.

Alterna

As Central America’s first Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Alterna aims to catalyze social entrepreneurship from the ground up and envisions a world in which the opportunity to ignite positive change exists in every context. Using a methodology, which has been created the last 5 years based on hands-on experience with social enterprises and entrepreneurs in the region, Alterna has cultivated over 700 local entrepreneurs through its different “cultivation programs™” (business support, training and consulting services).