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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

Senior Manager, Programs

  • Job Description

    You will be leading our portfolio of programs and our team of program managers and associates at YY Ventures Limited. You need a deep understanding and alignment with our organization’s vision, mission, and core values to excel in this role that will require you to manage large projects and diverse teams of people and partners.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Plan and manage the development and execution of YY Ventures’ incubation and acceleration programs, including activities for outreach, scouting, evaluating, selection, and onboarding of high-quality social businesses for programs.
    • Design processes, playbooks, and policies to create content and communications to promote our incubation and acceleration programs, events, and forums locally and globally.
    • Manage, coach, and guide a team of program managers and associates so that they are able to effectively deliver high-quality programs consistently.
    • Find and implement creative, unconventional, and cost-efficient ways to develop and manage our communication campaigns to attract high quality entrepreneurs.
    • Work with the leadership team to continually revise our program curriculum, content and communication strategy to align with best practices in the industry.
    • Design and administer surveys and other assessment tools to capture and analyse data for program planning, decision-making, and reporting.
    • Partner with government agencies, industry experts, fund managers and service providers to improve the quality, scope, and delivery of programs.
    • Represent YY Ventures to partners in the government, development agencies, embassies, private sector, and other stakeholders in the industry.
    • Manage partnerships to ensure that all programs are delivered on time and meets the requirements and expectations of our clients and partners.
    • Support the leadership team with new business development to ensure sustainable growth of the company and its subsidiaries.
  • Qualifications
    • At least 7 years of work experience, with 5 years of progressive experience of managing projects and people. Previous work experience in start-ups or fast-paced organisations is preferred.
    • 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 business administration, entrepreneurship, or finance.
    • Ability to travel within Bangladesh frequently, including occasionally on weekends.
    • Affinity and experience in working with young, vibrant, and dynamic teams, including aspiring and established entrepreneurs from all corners of Bangladesh.
  • 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

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

Web Developer

  • Job Description

    We are looking for a skilled and experienced mid-level Web Developer to join our creative team. You will be responsible for programming the code in computing languages to inform a website on how it is supposed to function, designing and creating it in a way that makes the website easy to navigate for users, while at the same time meeting the technical expectations of our clients. Our ideal candidate has at least two years of development experience and a substantial portfolio.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices.
    • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices.
    • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases.
    • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
    • Create and maintain software documentation.
    • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site.
    • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities.
    • Cooperate with web designers to match visual design intent.
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor's or master's in computer information systems or computer science, or equivalent experience working with web technologies.
    • Certification from a coding school or academy a plus.
    • 2+ years Hands-on experience with PHP(Laravel Framework, Wordpress is plus point).
    • 1+ years Hands-on coding experience with any popular modern JavaScript framework (Angular/React/Vue).
    • Excellent HTML, JavaScript and CSS skills.
    • Knowledge of Git, CI/CD pipeline.
    • Experience designing and implementing Restful APIs or GraphQL.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
    • Good 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

5

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

6

Accounts Associate

  • Job Description

    You will be working with our Finance team, and assist with the tasks outlines below. The ideal candidate has 3+ years of prior work experience in reputed organizations, and has a firm grasp of bookkeeping and accounting principles. S/he must have exceptional communication skills, and the ability to handle sensitive information.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Support in managing daily program-wide accounting and finance functions, including timely recording of transactions, cash management, banking, payroll, inventory, receivables, and payables.
    • Support in preparing monthly standard accounting submissions to YY Ventures Limited, for review by the Management Board, including general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditures by cost center/project, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Assist with the preparation of budgets and financial statements for review by the Management Board, Partners and Investors in line with their requirements and templates.
    • Prepare tax filings, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll processing.
    • Manage office petty cash, and day-to-day small expenditures, ensure timely reimbursements, and maintain accurate log records.
    • Manage procurement, upkeep and tracking of assets, including proper documentation of the procurement process through Requisition Forms, Selection Memos, and Purchase Orders.
    • Assist in month-end closing activities, including the preparation of journal entries and labor reports and balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Deposit checks, post payments to accounts receivable, and prepare cash journal entries.
    • Respond timely to inquiries from vendors, customers, or employees, and resolve concerns or discrepancies quickly.
  • Qualifications
    • A Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance/banking from any reputed university is required; Chartered Accountant (Course Complete) is preferable.
    • In-depth knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices.
    • Proficiency in MS Office and MS Excel.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Excellent organizational 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: Finance and Accounts Manager
    • 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