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Company Description

YY Ventures Limited is a social business company founded in Bangladesh to build, incubate and invest in social businesses that are creating a world of three zeros- zero net carbon emission, zero wealth concentration for ending poverty, and zero unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in all.

Our journey started with the creation of YY Goshthi in 2016 when we decided to create jobs for ourselves and our friends. To date, we have supported 64 entrepreneurs who have improved the lives of 150,633 Bangladeshis. By 2030 we want to improve the lives of two million people by backing socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneurs.

Our Social Business investment is an encouragement and support that we can offer to the people willing to be the agents of change, a change we collectively envision. Our Social Businesses use entrepreneurial capacity and innovative means to achieve social and environmental objectives that have 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.

1

Director, Partnerships and Communications

  • Job Description

    As the Director of Partnerships and Communication you will work closely with our Managing Director to identify and meeting new partners and help to move forward with our social business agenda. This is an unique opportunity to grow your network with different international development agencies, family offices and government agencies. You will also lead the Communications team to prepare and manage all kinds of communications prepared internally for external stakeholders.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Identify new prospects and work with international development agencies, family offices, government agencies to move forward with our social business agenda.
    • Work closely with our Managing Director and Board Members and quickly establish excellent rapport and working relations amongst internal and external stakeholders
    • Manage pipeline of partners including identifying, outreaching, assessing, negotiating, & closing contracts
    • Create positive partner experiences by taking support from our programs and community team
    • Support in writing proposals and reports as needed in collaboration with other functional teams
    • Establish a tracking system, and review and identify Request for Proposals (RFPs) by conducting regular researches to explore RFPs and funding opportunities through web based and personal meeting
    • As and when require, play active role in building consortium with likeminded partners for submission of joint proposals
    • Establish and drive a multi-channel communications strategy.
    • Manage and lead the communications team to prepare all kinds of communications material
    • Develop brand voice and maintain brand integrity across all platforms.
    • Track engagement across various platforms and make data-driven decisions.
    • Helps create marketing campaigns to promote new partnerships, activities and programs
    • Provides internal information to employees regarding changes in the company or other helpful information
    • Represent YY Ventures and companies in local and international events, conferences and gatherings.
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized institution
    • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in partnership or business development and leading communications
    • Excellent networking skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to interact with entrepreneurs with tact diplomacy and poise
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Promote quality through continuous performance improvement
    • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
    • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Other Info
    • Time Commitment: 40 hours/week
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Reporting to: Managing Director
    • Start date: Immediate
    • Salary: Negotiable

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter at careers@yy.ventures detailing why you think you are the right person for this position. You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter.

2

Chief Operations Officer

  • Job Description

    The Chief Operations Officer will work with the Managing Director to provide leadership and strategic vision to the organization. S/he will bring operational, managerial and administrative procedures, reporting structures and operation controls to the company. The COO will be responsible for managing the innovation process inside the organization that identifies strategies, business opportunities and new technologies and develops new capabilities and architectures with partners, new business models and new industry structures to serve those opportunities. This is a vital leadership role that will drive results, spur growth and increase the overall efficiency of the company.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • In coordination with the leadership team, set a long-term vision for company culture and map the optimal employee experience to achieve it.
    • Oversee building the capabilities of our team and organization in alignment with YY Ventures’ strategy, mission and vision by spearheading staff recruitment, learning and development. This includes skills training, career pathing, management and leadership development.
    • Establish systems that align individual employee performance with company goals, creating an environment where people feel a freedom to operate because they understand the parameters.
    • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the team’s skills and experience to oversee a talent development plan that adapts with strategic and market shifts or disruptions.
  • Qualifications
    • 8+ years of progressive experience in leadership role with a track record of building and managing a diverse, inclusive, talented and engaged workforce, and leading the development and continuous improvement of people-related processes, systems, and structures.
    • 5+ years of experience leading people and cross-functional organizations; experience managing managers is required.
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience.
    • Humble, curious, and empathetic attitude toward learning and creating solutions.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; comfortable meeting or facilitating presentations in-person, by video call or by phone.
    • Exceptional project management skills.
    • Comfortable with technology and web-based technologies.
    • Willing to travel from time to time as needed.
  • Other Info
    • Time Commitment: 40 hours/week
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Reporting to: Chief of Staff
    • Start date: Immediate
    • Salary: Negotiable

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter at careers@yy.ventures detailing why you think you are the right person for this position. You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter.

3

Associate – Research and Innovation

  • Job Description

    We are looking for a young, analytical Associate with 1-2 years of experience in architecting social research to join our research and innovation team. S/he will have the opportunity to futurecast and provide direct, hands-on support to programs to improve their service design, quality, and impact.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Support in designing program or service models based on research finding to improve program effectiveness and efficiency
    • Conduct in-depth landscape analysis to capture evidence and good practices of entrepreneurship ecosystem and provide insights to improve programs
    • Design and administer surveys and other assessment tools to capture and analyse data for program planning, decision-making, and reporting
    • Provide insights on designing processes, playbooks, and policies to standardise and scale YY Ventures (YYV)’s entrepreneurship programs and home-grown business models
    • Assist in concept note, proposal, and budget development according to a project goal and objectives
    • Develop and implement knowledge management framework; support in report writing and content development such as articles, blog posts, and case studies
    • Support YYV’s key projects, program and consulting service to help young social entrepreneurs to manage and measure their impact
    • Work as an ambassador for YYV, and maintain solid relationships with external stakeholders, startups, accelerators, investors, and the international development community
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in economics, development studies, public health, or other social science or business disciplines, including international relations, marketing, psychology, anthropology
    • A minimum of 1-2 years of work experience is desirable, although not required. Experience working in startup or entrepreneurship ecosystem would be strongly preferred
    • Good technical understanding of project evaluation methods and demonstrated proficiency in data collection and analysis
    • Detail-oriented, excellent management and organisational skills, ability to juggle several tasks, and advanced writing and communication skills are required
  • Other Info
    • Time Commitment: 40 hours/week
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Reporting to: Senior Manager – Research and Innovation
    • Start date: January 2, 2022
    • Salary: Negotiable

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter at careers@yy.ventures detailing why you think you are the right person for this position. You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter.

4

Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Job Description

    You will be working with the YY Studio team and you will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing communications and digital content that support the objectives of YY Ventures Limited. This includes web content, search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO).

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Develop and execute plans to increase exposure in digital platforms
    • Develop and update activities and events on different online portals
    • Provide forecasting recommendations to assist in activities planning
    • Propose and help implement marketing programs and promotional campaigns on digital platforms
    • Provide monthly and quarterly reports to management team and key managers
    • Monitor, identify, and develop strategies to effectively deliver our message to end users
    • Provide monthly analytic reports with recommendations specific to driving and optimizing traffic, behavior, campaign response, keyword research/analysis, SEO, and SEM opportunity
    • Develop and manage efficient procedures and workflows for the digital content life cycle, including creation, approval, revision and removal
    • Review new technologies to keep the company at the forefront of developments in digital marketing
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum a bachelor degree preferably in marketing or any business discipline from a recognized institution
    • 6+ Years of Experience in Digital Marketing
    • Experience executing paid social media campaigns
    • Bachelor's degree in marketing or business
    • Must be able to juggle multiple projects at the same time
    • Incredible attention to detail
    • Full understanding of all social media platforms
    • Problem solving skills
    • Knowledge of content management systems
  • Other Info
    • Time Commitment: 40 hours/week
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Reporting to: Design Director
    • Start date: Immediate
    • Salary: Negotiable

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter at careers@yy.ventures detailing why you think you are the right person for this position. You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter.

5

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: 40 hours/week
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Reporting to: Design Director
    • Start date: Immediate
    • Salary: Negotiable

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter at careers@yy.ventures detailing why you think you are the right person for this position. You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter.

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: 40 hours/week
    • Location: 9th Floor, Grameen Telecom Bhaban, Zoo Road, Mirpur 1, Dhaka 1216
    • Reporting to: Design Director
    • Start date: Immediate
    • Salary: Negotiable

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter at careers@yy.ventures detailing why you think you are the right person for this position. You are advised to mention your salary expectations in your cover letter.