As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.


at Small Foundation in Dublin, Ireland

About the Job

You will have a key role in creating and updating Small Foundation’s knowledge base, which guides and shapes emergent strategy and practice. Key elements of the role include:

  • Landscaping markets and researching industries, organisations and initiatives;
  • Supporting relationship management with Small Foundation’s existing and prospective partners;
  • Collating and reporting on dissemination data from research and communication activity supported by Small Foundation;
  • Creating content for and updating Small Foundation’s communication channels;
  • Organising, planning and participating in internal and external meetings;
  • Reading and assessing business plans and financial reporting;
  • Identifying and summarising reports and publications.


A successful applicant will:

  • Have a deep interest in international development and/or impact investment
  • Have excellent research and verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to succinctly summarise complex reports and meetings
  • Be able to understand business plans and financial reports
  • Enjoy working in a small, dynamic team, be proactive and have very strong time management and organisational skills
  • Have a minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a relevant area, and at least three years of relevant experience
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office, and be willing to learn new software packages.

To apply

For more information and to apply please contact our recruitment partner Prospectus:

Small Foundation

Small Foundation is a philanthropic foundation with charitable status registered in Ireland. Our vision is an Africa free from extreme poverty by 2030. Our mission is to catalyse income-generating opportunities for extremely poor people in rural sub-Saharan Africa.

Small Foundation’s goal is to improve the business ecosystems that proliferate income opportunities for those in extreme poverty by expanding the access of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to knowledge, skilled human resources, finance, technology, and markets.

Small Foundation uses a combination of grants, debt and equity to support initiatives to achieve its impact objectives.