Kiva is an international nonprofit working in more than 80 countries, with a mission of expanding financial access to help underserved communities thrive. We do this by crowdfunding loans on kiva.org for borrowers such as entrepreneurs, smallholder farmers, and students, and by addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world through innovative projects and partnerships. Our organization combines the culture and agility of an internet start-up with the compassion and heart of a nonprofit to create impact and opportunity at global scale. With offices in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Nairobi and Bangkok, Kiva’s team includes 100+ employees and 400+ volunteers worldwide. Our team is growing as we pursue exciting new opportunities to create a financially inclusive world.
Kiva's Impact Investments team works primarily with Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), non-profits, and social enterprises known as Field Partners who post borrower profiles from all over the world onto the Kiva website. The team is responsible for sourcing, conducting due diligence, monitoring and managing relationships with Field Partners. The team also trains new partners, and ensures that existing partners are compliant with Kiva policies and aligned with Kiva's social mission and strategic focus.
We are looking for passionate, dedicated, skilled volunteers to support the efforts of the Impact Investments team by working with our Impact Investments team, our Field partners and their clients in order to help us expand our impact. Reporting to regional Investment Managers, Kiva Fellows contribute to the overall goals of the team and the organization through the execution of a customized workplan over the course of 6-12 months.
Kiva Fellows come from a wide variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. They are united by their desire to gain on-the-ground, hands-on experience in the microfinance sector while meaningfully contributing to Kiva's mission. The Kiva Fellowship is a volunteer position, but reimbursements for international travel (up to $2,500 total) and monthly living expenses (~$1,000/month) are provided for the duration of the fellowship to help offset expenses.
All fellows must attend training week in San Francisco, CA, July 15th - July 19th, 2019. The fellow is expected to deploy to their home base in Nairobi, Kenya, Bangkok, Thailand, or mutually agreed upon location in LAC within two weeks following training and conclude their service January 31st, 2020. Kiva Fellowships are full-time, volunteer positions and successful applicants can expect to be based in multiple countries over the duration of the program, depending on the priority of our Field Partners’ needs.
Kiva is currently hiring for our July 2019 to January 2020 Fellowship Class
Candidates should apply to one of the open positions they feel best fits their background, experiences, and interests. The Fellows Program Team may consider candidates for positions other than those they applied to, based on the team’s assessment of the candidate’s qualifications.
Please read through the below job descriptions for a better understanding of what fellows are responsible for, and the various required and preferred qualifications.
Impact Investment Fellowship
Fellows are responsible for on-site monitoring, assessing and improving Kiva-related operations and providing assistance and support to assigned Field Partners. Fellows will also be responsible for developing monitoring and evaluation systems, reporting impact, conducting client interviews and supporting Kiva’s impact assessment.
Available positions (3):
Social Enterprise / Kiva Labs Fellowship
Fellows are responsible for working with Kiva's Social Enterprise Field Partners to identify and implement improvements to their credit program and help position them for scale. Fellows are also responsible for supporting Kiva’s impact assessment, conducting client interviews, on-site and off-site monitoring, assessing and improving Kiva-related operations and providing assistance and support to assigned Field Partners.
Available positions (2):
Media Fellows are vital in bringing Kiva's story to life by visiting with Field Partners, borrowers, and other field-based stakeholders to collect impact stories, photos, and other content. Candidates with 2+ years experience as a journalist or content producer are strongly encouraged to apply; experience shooting and editing video is a plus.
Available positions (2):
A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Kiva's culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!
Kiva is an international nonprofit working in more than 80 countries, with a mission of expanding financial access to help underserved communities thrive. We do this by crowdfunding loans on kiva.org for borrowers such as…