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Company Description

YY Ventures is an incubation and investment Social Business founded in partnership with 'Yunus Centre', the global think tank for Social Business created by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus to advance the growth of social businesses.

We believe that a more equitable and just world is possible if we foster ‘Social Business’ while leveraging young people’s talents and ideas.

Our incubation programs and investments are an encouragement and support that we can offer to the people willing to be the agents of change, a change we collectively envision. Our subsidiaries and portfolio companies use entrepreneurial capacity and innovative means to achieve social and environmental objectives with a sustained impact. These companies are actively working with global agendas such as SDGs; with their sustainable model and impactful objectives, they spill over into new and promising partnerships, initiatives, ideas, and innovation.

YY Ventures and its subsidiaries leverage the 40+ years of ‘Grameen’ experience while undertaking major activities like - incubation program design & management, investment, community & coworking space, creative design and web services, hybrid/physical events and venture building.

1

Executive Business Partner

  • Job Description

    You will be responsible for supporting the Director of our company by ensuring effective communications and coordination with relevant stakeholders. In addition to drafting communication materials, managing emails and phone calls, and arranging meetings and events, you will act as a point of contact for investors, clients, and partners of our Director.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Draft communication materials such as briefs, newsletters, presentations, proposals, social media posts, etc. for internal and external clients, partners, and investors.
    • Support with planning and prioritizing communication and coordination with clients, partners, and investors to ensure all requests and deadlines are met on time.
    • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks, including managing calendars, drafting and following up on e-mails, planning for travel, etc.
    • Plan and schedule meetings, develop a detailed agenda ahead of the meeting, and circulate meeting protocols to relevant stakeholders afterwards.
  • Qualifications
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English language.
    • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively prioritise competing tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously while paying full attention to details.
    • A self-driven individual with strong strategic thinking skills, and a proven ability to think critically and creatively to get the job done.
    • A university degree from a reputed institution, preferably an international university.
  • Other Info
    • Time Commitment: Full time for 40 hours per week from Sunday to Thursday
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Benefits: Competitive remuneration package with two annual festival bonuses, a generous leave policy, opportunities for training and travel, and an organisational culture that values continuous learning and innovation, high performance, and social impact.
    • Application deadline: Immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • Reporting to: Director
    • Start date: October 1, 2022

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to careers@yy.ventures Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should be no longer than one page, and must answer the following questions.

  • Why are you interested in working with YY Ventures?
  • What compelled you to apply for this specific role at YY Ventures?
  • What strengths, experience, and expertise would you bring to this role?

You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

2

Project Manager, 3Z Global Centre

  • Job Description

    You will be leading operations of the 3Z Global Centre to spearhead the initiatives of 3ZERO Clubs towards achieving the Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus’ vision of creating a world of three zeros — zero net carbon emission, zero wealth concentration for ending poverty, and zero unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in all. Initiated by Professor Muhammad Yunus, the 3ZERO Club is a global movement to inspire youth from across the world to come together, and ideate, create, and lead with an entrepreneurial spirit to combat the most pressing issues of our times.

    As the Project Manager of the 3Z Global Centre, you will be responsible for managing 350+ clubs, 20+ support organisations, 30+ support persons, and 8+ universities from 30+ countries by operating as a hub for this global movement. You will connect diverse stakeholders from all corners of the world, and co-organise and coordinate network events, programs, workshops, competitions, etc. in collaboration with local, regional, and global organizations and networks to drive sustainable impact.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Design and execute the project work plan of the 3Z Global Centre within the committed timeline in order to drive results and meet project objectives, and sustain the growth of this global movement to create a world of three zeros.
    • Manage the project budget based on the scope of work, and track project costs in order to maximize the approved budget.
    • Lead a team of Associates and volunteers by managing, coaching, and guiding them so that they are able to effectively deliver high-quality activities consistently.
    • Facilitate workshops and training sessions for capacity-building of the project team, as well as, various stakeholders of the 3Z Global Centre in Bangladesh and beyond.
    • Build and maintain a local, regional and global network of development organizations, universities, etc. which can support the different initiatives taken by the 3ZERO Clubs to drive and sustain impact.
    • Measure project performance to continuously identify and address areas for improvement, and monitor progress to communicate with various stakeholders on a regular basis.
    • Find and implement creative, unconventional, and cost-efficient ways to develop and manage communication campaigns to inspire and enable the global youth to solve the most pressing social and environmental issues of our time.
    • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout the entire project period, and capture lessons learned to drive the 3Z Global Centre’s impact in the long term.
  • Qualifications
    • At least 6 years of work experience, with 4 years of progressive experience of managing projects and people. Previous work experience in start-ups or fast-paced organisations is preferred.
    • Exceptional skills in project and stakeholder management, negotiation, and public speaking proven through effective interaction with diverse stakeholders in Bangladesh and beyond.
    • Outstanding communication skills and fluency in both English and Bangla languages. Proficiency in French will be an added bonus.
    • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively prioritize competing tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously while paying full attention to details.
    • Superb strategic thinking skills, a proven ability to think critically and creatively, strong business acumen, and expertise in building efficient systems, structures, and processes.
    • A university degree from a reputed national or international university is required.
    • Ability to travel within Bangladesh frequently, including occasionally on weekends.
    • Affinity and experience in working with young, vibrant, and dynamic teams, as well as, local and global youth and youth-focused organisations.
  • Other Info
    • Time Commitment: Full time for 40 hours per week from Sunday to Thursday
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Benefits: Competitive remuneration package with two annual festival bonuses, a generous leave policy, opportunities for training and travel, and an organisational culture that values continuous learning and innovation, high performance, and social impact.
    • Application deadline: Immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
    • Start date: October 1, 2022

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to careers@yy.ventures Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should be no longer than one page, and must answer the following questions.

  • Why are you interested in working with YY Ventures?
  • What compelled you to apply for this specific role at YY Ventures?
  • What strengths, experience, and expertise would you bring to this role?

You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

3

Marketing & Communications Manager

  • Job Description

    You will play a key part in promoting our work in Bangladesh and beyond, growing our community, and raising our profile across borders. As the Marketing and Communications Manager, you will lead a team of associates to propel our brand’s image through consistent messaging by overseeing the development of brand collateral to designing communications and marketing strategies. You will also liaise with media partners to help the brand gain local and global exposure, and effectively position the brand as a thought leader in the start-up ecosystem.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Develop and implement marketing and communications strategies and campaigns, and monitor their success based on key performance indicators for each communication channel.
    • Design and deliver engaging campaigns that raise awareness of our work in Bangladesh and beyond through content disseminated via social media, websites, e-newsletters, events, etc.
    • Oversee the creation of marketing collateral to ensure that the content is compelling and consistent with the organization's brand across each communication channel, including social media posts, press releases, case studies, etc. in English and in Bangla.
    • Manage, coach, and guide a team of communications associates so that they are able to effectively deliver results-driven campaigns consistently.
    • Lead the execution of marketing campaigns from start to finish, driving collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, and leveraging the right internal processes
    • Determine strategic communications campaigns that will help further organizational goals and strengthen the credibility of our brands.
    • Act as a guardian to unify our brand story, and protect the way it is presented to and perceived by the audience.
    • Propose and manage research projects to generate consumer insights to improve marketing strategy and communications.
    • Create and cultivate partnerships with the media to arrange story placements at the local, regional, and global levels to promote our work across borders.
    • Pitch story ideas and content to media, and track and media coverage.
  • Qualifications
    • At least 6 years of work experience, with 4 years of progressive experience of managing communication projects and teams. Previous work experience in start-ups or fast-paced organisations is preferred.
    • Strong understanding of brand positioning and how to reach different audiences, and progressive experience in delivering effective campaigns
    • Excellent copywriting skills and a good eye for design, and a proven ability to create engaging content for social, digital and print media.
    • Exceptional skills of project management, negotiation, and public speaking proven through effective interaction with diverse stakeholders, including our clients and partners, government officials, local and regional authorities, national and international experts, etc.
    • Outstanding communication skills and fluency in both English and Bangla languages.
    • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively prioritise competing tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously while paying full attention to details.
    • Superb strategic thinking skills, a proven ability to think critically and creatively, strong business acumen, and expertise in building efficient systems, structures, and processes.
    • A university degree from a reputed national or international university is required, ideally in a relevant discipline such as communications, marketing, and business administration.
    • Ability to travel within Bangladesh frequently, including occasionally on weekends.
    • Affinity and experience in working with young, vibrant, and dynamic teams.
  • Other Info
    • Time Commitment: Full time for 40 hours per week from Sunday to Thursday
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Benefits: Competitive remuneration package with two annual festival bonuses, a generous leave policy, opportunities for training and travel, and an organisational culture that values continuous learning and innovation, high performance, and social impact.
    • Application deadline: Immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
    • Start date: October 1, 2022

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to careers@yy.ventures Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should be no longer than one page, and must answer the following questions.

  • Why are you interested in working with YY Ventures?
  • What compelled you to apply for this specific role at YY Ventures?
  • What strengths, experience, and expertise would you bring to this role?

You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

4

UI/UX Designer

  • Job Description

    You will be working with the YY Studio team and you will be expected to create effective, user-centric and dynamic design solutions for digital products. You will be working with an innovative team of designers and developers to create impactful designs for websites and mobile applications, which are visually pleasing and provide users with a smooth and delightful experience. You will be able to collaborate with fellow creative thinkers and see the impact of your work and growth in this fast-paced, creative work environment. If this sounds like your cup of tea, we would love to hear more from you.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Create user-centric designs by understanding business and user requirements
    • Create user flows, wireframes, layouts and prototypes
    • Create original graphic designs, assets and user interfaces
    • Design simple and effective user experiences through creative design
    • Incorporate design thinking, usability findings and behavior to enhance user experience
    • Research and develop innovative and modern design solutions for digital products
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized institution
    • 2+ years of hands-on UI/UX design experience
    • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD etc.)
    • Proficient in UI design and prototyping tools (Adobe XD, Sketch etc.)
    • Basic HTML, JavaScript and CSS skills are a plus
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to think creatively and solve problems promptly
    • Great time-management skills
  • Other Info
    • Time Commitment: Full time for 40 hours per week from Sunday to Thursday
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Benefits: Competitive remuneration package with two annual festival bonuses, a generous leave policy, opportunities for training and travel, and an organisational culture that values continuous learning and innovation, high performance, and social impact.
    • Application deadline: Immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • Reporting to: Design Director
    • Start date: September 15, 2022

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to careers@yy.ventures Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should be no longer than one page, and must answer the following questions.

  • Why are you interested in working with YY Ventures?
  • What compelled you to apply for this specific role at YY Ventures?
  • What strengths, experience, and expertise would you bring to this role?

You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews