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Why Choose Vikāra Institute?

Vikāra Institute is a leader in providing practical, context-specific market systems and economic development programming support to programs across the world. Vikāra is known for its contributions to the sector and thought leadership in economic development learning, and fosters an environment of innovation, cutting edge techniques and fun. Vikāra offers a competitive remuneration package and family-oriented work culture, as well as a great organizational culture with the opportunity to add real value to a close-knit team.

CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Technical Specialist, Market Systems Development

Vikāra Institute is seeking a Technical Specialist with diverse international experience to join our global team of systems thinkers.

Work Location: Remote, any location 
Expected Travel: Up to 40%
Type of Contract: Full-time, ongoing
Language Requirement: ENGLISH (French, Spanish or other are desired) 


 

About the Role:

  • Provide technical assistance to program implementation for Economic Development, Market Systems and Resilience Programming.

  • Synthesize and analysis learning from within the Vikāra Institute portfolio to contribute to the design of tools, resources and frameworks and assist in conference submissions, the writing of blogs or other thought pieces.

  • Facilitate training, coaching and mentoring with projects, organizations and donors - including in-person and online facilitation techniques.

  • Contribute to the acquisition of new business development opportunities, feeding into the bid process, including technical writing, costing, and relationships.

  • Serve as a technical adviser as part of the market systems development and economic growth team.

  • Support Vikāra Institute in promoting best practice adaptive management and knowledge management with development programming.

International Program Manager

Vikāra Institute is seeking an International Program Manager with diverse international experience to join our global team of systems thinkers.

Work Location: Remote, USA or any location 

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Type of Contract: Full-time, ongoing
Language Requirement: ENGLISH (French, Spanish or others are desired) 

 

About the Role:

  • Provide programming and operational support to the suite of work streams within the Vikāra Institute portfolio.

  • Contribute to immediate and long-term opportunities for growth, including the acquisition of new business development opportunities, leading and feeding into the bid process with input into the writing, costing and relationships.

  • Manage contracts from varying sizes, including team communication, learning products writing and editing, team leadership, finance/budget management, donor communications and reporting.

  • Contribute to operational logistics and training support for various events hosted by Vikāra institute, including event design and management, training and presentation support, etc.

Vikāra Institute is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, diversity and safety for all, rooted in an interdependent buy-in across our team, and organization as a whole. Our fundamental principals as a team are to engage and lead with a sense of curiosity, thoughtfulness as well as an understanding and acceptance of diverse backgrounds, inclusion and equity to support our mission.

We welcome applicants that represent disparate backgrounds and sections of society, to encourage diverse perspectives, knowledge, and experiences to drive innovative thinking, creativity, success and good practice. We positively seek to ensure all job applicants and employees are treated fairly, with respect and support, regardless of their background, in the same way we expect our employees to respect, support and grow the communities in which we serve. Our team demonstrates a fervor for serving others and shows a willingness to grow and develop amongst a team of driven global development practitioners. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process and a rigorous due diligence process.