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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

Creative Manager

  • Job Description

    You will be responsible for all phases of creative development work from conception to completion. You will need a keen eye for design and aesthetics, a solid understanding of branding and communication in design, and deep experience in managing people and projects to excel in this role.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Oversee the creation of art, photo, copy and layout for creative projects, and create brand communication materials by designing outstanding content and collateral for digital, print and social media for a wide range of clients.
    • Utilise design methodologies that meet business objectives of the organisation and all its stakeholders, establish timelines for projects, and manage the workflow to ensure that deadlines and expectations are met.
    • Manage, coach, and guide a team of graphic designers, copy writers, interns, etc. to ensure they are meeting expectations in their day-to-day performance and are consistently delivering high-quality work on time.
    • Lead a team of designers for ideation and brainstorming for our design products, and ensure efficient communication and coordination with the team of developers in order to deliver projects on time and meet clients’ expectations.
    • Evaluate and adopt the most effective tools and techniques across all media, and stay updated on the latest design trends and techniques, as well as, industry best practices, and apply them to operations to continuously strengthen our team capacity.
    • Perform any other tasks to fulfil the needs of the company as directed by senior management.
  • Qualifications
    • At least 5 years of work experience in a fast-paced, creative design agency is required, with 3 years of progressive experience of managing projects and people.
    • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.) is required, coupled with working knowledge of video editing, animation, and motion graphics software (After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D, etc.) is preferred.
    • Exceptional project and people management skills, along with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills proven through effective interaction with diverse groups of people.
    • 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, a proven ability to think critically and creatively to promptly solve problems, and expertise in building efficient systems, structures, and processes.
    • A university degree from a reputed national or international university is required.
    • 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: Design Director
    • Start date: December 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

Associate, Program

  • Job Description

    You will be responsible for supporting the execution of YY Ventures’ incubation and acceleration programs, and coordinating with different stakeholders to ensure that we consistently deliver results as a team. You need a deep understanding and alignment with our organization’s vision, mission, and core values to excel in this role.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Manage the execution of YY Ventures’ incubation and acceleration programs, including activities for outreach, scouting, evaluating, selecting, and onboarding of high-quality social businesses for our programs, within the committed timeline in order to meet program objectives, deliver expected outcomes, and fulfil stakeholders’ expectations.
    • Assist the Programs team with organizing in-person, virtual, and hybrid events such as boot camps, conferences, forums, panel discussions, community meet-ups, etc.
    • Document programmatic updates and prepare communication materials such as briefs, presentations, reports, newsletters, etc. as well as, support in creating content for print, digital and social media to engage diverse stakeholders.
    • Engage with social entrepreneurs to continuously expand our network, and build authentic relationships to not only inspire them to enrol in our programs, but to also successfully complete the programs to unlock their true potential.
    • Manage, coach, and guide a team of interns so that they are able to effectively deliver high-quality work timely and efficiently.
    • Conduct secondary (desk-based) research to identify opportunities and challenges to strengthen existing project designs and support new business development.
  • Qualifications
    • At least 2 years of work experience in operations, events, and stakeholder management, or similar roles at fast-paced organizations, with some progressive experience in managing people and projects.
    • Outstanding communication skills and fluency in both English and Bangla languages.
    • Strong interpersonal, persuasion, and negotiation skills proven through effective interaction with internal and external stakeholders in Bangladesh and beyond.
    • 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, a proven ability to think critically and creatively, and a knack for continuous learning and professional development.
    • 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, including aspiring and established entrepreneurs, as well as, experts in Bangladesh and beyond.
  • 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: November 10, 2022
    • Reporting to: Manager, Programs
    • Start date: January 01, 2023

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

Web Developer

  • Job Description

    You will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and debugging responsive of our web applications on the clients’ side. You should be able to translate our company and customer needs into functional and appealing interactive applications while ensuring a great user experience. You need to be a tech-savvy professional who is curious about new digital technologies, and aspires to combine usability with visual design to excel in this role.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Use markup languages like HTML to create user-friendly web pages, and build reusable code and libraries for future use.
    • Maintain and improve existing websites, and optimize applications for maximum speed
    • Collaborate with back-end developers and web designers to improve usability, and help back-end developers with coding and troubleshooting as and when needed.
    • Get feedback from, and build solutions for, users and customers.
    • Write functional requirement documents and guides, and create quality mock-ups and prototypes by ensuring high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
    • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies, and accurately translate user and business needs into functional front-end code.
  • Qualifications
    • At least 2 years of work experience as a front-end developer on a dynamic team at a fast-paced organization.
    • Hands-on experience with markup languages, as well as, JavaScript (ES6), Typescript, CSS (including CSS Pre-Processors like SCSS), and jQuery.
    • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development, and deployment), hands-on experience with browser testing and debugging, and awareness of layout aesthetics.
    • Knowledge of SEO principles, and familiarity with software like Adobe XD, Photoshop, Figma and content management systems.
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills proven through effective interaction with diverse groups of people.
    • 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, a proven ability to think critically and creatively, and a knack for continuous learning and professional development.
    • A university degree in Computer Science or relevant fields from a reputed national or international university is required.
    • 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: Manager, Tech Solutions
    • Start date: November 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

6

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

7

Visualizer

  • Job Description

    You will be responsible for ideating and designing fantastic visuals and high-quality content. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of impactful projects based in Bangladesh and beyond. You will need a keen eye for design and aesthetics, and a solid understanding of branding and communication in design to excel in this role.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Design outstanding static and dynamic content for visual communication based on client briefs for social media and web platforms.
    • Create brand communication materials for internal and external clients, including motion graphics for various online media.
    • Obtain and incorporate feedback from the team to ensure designs meet organizational standards and brand expectations.
    • Evaluate and adopt the most effective tools and techniques across all media, and stay updated on the latest design trends and techniques, as well as, industry best practices, and apply them to operations to continuously strengthen our team capacity.
  • Qualifications
    • At least 3 years of work experience in a fast-paced, creative design agency is required, with 1 year of progressive experience of managing projects and people.
    • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.) is required, coupled with working knowledge of video editing, animation, and motion graphics software (After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D, etc.) is preferred.
    • Strong project and people management skills, along with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills proven through effective interaction with diverse groups of people.
    • 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 solve problems and deliver high quality work on time.
    • A university degree from a reputed national or international university is required.
    • 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: Design Director
    • Start date: December 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