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February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Global Innovation Fund

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Investment Director & Partner & Senior Partner (Public Sector)

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455686
Date Posted: 07/05/2016
Date Inactive: 07/30/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Investment Director & Partner & Senior Partner (Public Sector)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Washington D.C., UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D0 -- General
O1 -- Economic Development
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
H4 -- Publicly Provided Goods
H0 -- General
Q1 -- Agriculture
Z1 -- Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
R2 -- Household Analysis
C9 -- Design of Experiments
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Global Innovation Fund ( (GIF) is a $200m non-profit innovation fund headquartered in London. We invest in the piloting, rigorous testing and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the poorest people in developing countries. GIF aims to support a portfolio of innovations that collectively open up opportunities and improve lives for hundreds of millions of people across the developing world.

We believe that the best ideas for solving some of the world’s most critical problems can come from anyone, anywhere. Through our grants and risk capital, we support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, non-profit organisations, researchers, for-profit firms, and government agencies.

GIF offers grants, loans (including convertible debt), and equity investments ranging from $50,000 to $15 million to support a range of innovations with strong potential for social impact at a large scale. We define ‘innovation’ broadly to include new business models, policy practices, technologies, behavioural insights, or ways of delivering products and services that benefit the poor in developing countries. We support innovators at different phases of development, ranging from early start-up and pilot-testing to rigorous experiments and larger scale implementation. The innovations GIF supports can be located in any developing country and may focus on any sector relevant to international development.

There are currently three openings on the public sector side to join the investment team, in either our London or Washington DC offices:
- Investment Director
- Investment Partner
- Senior Investment Partner

Please see our website ( for job descriptions and details on how to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2016
Application Instructions:
Email by 1 August 2016 with the position you are applying for in the subject title, short covering note and CV attached. Compensation will be competitive with similar social enterprises. The role will be based in London or in Washington, DC. The Global Innovation Fund is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Recruitment will be conducted on the basis of merit, against objective criteria that avoid discrimination. Any offer of employment is subject to the right to work in the UK or the US.

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