Washington D.C | Washington D.C

The Organization:
Founded in 1972, Pact is a leading global development organization with $170m in annual revenue, and operations spanning more than 30 countries across the globe.
Its global community of partners – individuals, communities, organizations, corporations, and governments – work together to make a better world, where everyone can exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future.
By strengthening local capacity, fostering effective governance, and transforming markets into a force for development. Pact and its partners seek to advance integrated, sustainable solutions to the challenges of the world’s poor and marginalized, empowering communities and the individuals within them to achieve dignified and healthy lives.
This proven integrated approach has catapulted the organization to the forefront of discussion and action in the transformation of the international development community. Pact is a preferred partner of countries, governments, and societies looking to effectuate change; of corporations, such as Coca-Cola and Chevron, who seek to productively and responsibly participate in that change; and of donors such as USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and many others who seek to optimize the impact of their funding.
In addition, Pact’s distinctive model of development has prompted the World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, and numerous international aid entities to invite its leaders to share the organization’s expertise and innovations.
The Opportunity – Pact Ventures:
As the development sector faces significant headwinds and disruptive change, Pact has adopted a nimble and entrepreneurial stance, innovating to define and uniquely leverage opportunities.
Pact Ventures was launched to help shape this evolving market by:

  1. Providing a viable platform for unlocking and deploying private capital in the service of development, primarily through impact investing prospects with local social enterprises.
  2. Acting as an intermediary with impact investors to increase quality deal flow, and bringing together key stakeholders in this emerging marketplace and ecosystem, quantifying the impact that is produced;
  3. Investing in and operating formed, return-seeking ventures focusing on solving development using market and business mechanisms and forces.
    These inter‐related approaches, in addition to acting as an intermediary between key stakeholders, will holistically leverage Pact’s unique value proposition for driving positive social impact by advancing a portfolio of social enterprises at scale, as well as addressing the primary gap in the market for impact investors.
    The Role:
    Reporting to Pact’s Chief Executive Officer, the President Pact Ventures will be the leader and innovator behind this initiative.
    Principal objectives:
  4. Validate the business model, refine the business plan and strategy and build the business;
  5. Create a pipeline of viable ventures that leverage our existing or next adjacent assets;
  6. Create and adapt a suite of tools, services and platforms to attract and deploy impact investing capital.
    Key Responsibilities:
     In the context of a deep understanding of Pact’s business model, mission and core competencies, establish a culture that focuses on the innovative cross-sectoral intersection of iNGOs with the social enterprises and entrepreneurs;
     Serve as a key driver in developing Pact Ventures’ network, external brand and profile, as well as relationship-building with the impact investing community.
     Be Pact’s subject-matter expert on the fourth sector, including how other iNGOs are engaging in this space; case studies/metrics of the social entrepreneurship space; how Shared Value is emerging in the corporate sector; how funds are developing impact investing strategies;
     Co-Lead Pact’s Shared Value engagement (in coordination with the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility);
     Develop, oversee and advise Pact’s innovation pipeline on a global basis;
     Build social capital with a myriad of stakeholders throughout the organization to solicit, iterate and progress new ideas and innovation-focused grant proposals;
     Take the leadership role in educating Pact’s staff both in the field and at the Washington, DC office social enterprise innovation;
     Lead research and reporting of key themes in the sector; help lead ecosystem-wide mapping of the cross-sectoral space;
     Facilitate intersection of business planning rigor with internal Pact stakeholders;
    On an ad hoc basis, co-lead business planning for Pact’s advanced business concepts that cross into the social enterprise space.
    The Person:
     An innovator with demonstrated experience developing and implementing new strategies and building new businesses;
     A big-thinker and advisor, with a proven history of investing and entrepreneurship;
     Mission-oriented with a passion for Pact’s vision and goals;
     Willingness to challenge the status quo, driven by an abiding curiosity of how we can do better in the service of others;
     An excellent collaborator, communicator, networker and relationship-developer.
    Education & Qualifications:
     Bachelor’s degree required;
     Ability to travel internationally periodically.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in further exploring this opportunity
please email your resume and cover letter to:
Tory Clarke, Partner – Bridge Partners

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Washington D.C | Washington D.C
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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