Ambassador - Development Finance and Resource Mobilization

Part Time
Mid Level

About Seedstars

Seedstars is a group headquartered in Switzerland / Geneva on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging and frontier markets through technology and entrepreneurship. We operate 2 main activities to achieve our mission: (A) We work in partnership with development agencies, governments, corporate partners, and private donors to develop entrepreneurship ecosystems, create jobs, and fuel income growth. (B) We invest in high-growth technology companies in impactful sectors (fintech, ed-tech, agritech, health tech, etc) in emerging markets.

About the Programs team

Seedstars Programs implements capacity-building programs for entrepreneurs in Emerging and Frontier Markets. We run educational activities to increase economic and social impact by supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs). Seedstars Programs works with public and private sector partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America who are passionate about making a difference in emerging markets through entrepreneurship and technology.

The majority of our programs are SDG-driven and tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges like climate action, gender equality, migration, smart and sustainable cities, waste, water and sanitation management, and financial inclusion. These programs target startups and SGBs in all stages of their development. We co-create the best possible program interventions with our clients including but not limited to:

  • Incubation Programs for teams looking to start their business
  • Acceleration Programs for teams with a first MVP and some revenue < $10k
  • Investment Readiness Programs for teams in various stages of the fundraising process
  • Growth and Expansion Programs for teams with multiple months of stable growth and product-market fit that can now focus on business and impact growth

About the job

In order to move to the next level on our mission to impact people’s lives in the emerging market through technology and entrepreneurship, we are seeking ambassadors that support us in establishing and maintaining partnerships to fund our program's initiatives.

Your main objective will be to facilitate connections to key players in the international development sector & entrepreneurial ecosystem on behalf of Seedstars Programs. You will get access to Seedstars' knowledge base, and network, and our staff will support you on our mission.

Key Responsibilities 

Partnerships & Sales

  • You will position Seedstars at online and in-person conferences, forums, events, workshops, and meetings with our diverse partner organizations, experts, and advisors 
  • Support our team from the uncovering new prospects  all the way to the closing of a contract, while building a strong pipeline of impact-driven partnerships
  • Evaluate areas of opportunity for revenue growth for specific market segments and key accounts and turn them into an actionable sales plan/sales playbook 
  • Overall mobilize more ODA funds going into capacity-building programs for entrepreneurs in emerging markets in order to achieve our mission of creating economic and social impact in local ecosystems


  • Help scale on-the-ground, grassroots efforts, and community growth 
  • Support moderating, and engaging Seedstars online and offline communities
  • Assisting in planning and coordinating events for programs
  • Support in startup sourcing for programs

Your profile 

  • You embody the following Seedstars Values:
    • #Out of the comfort zone: you have an entrepreneurial mindset and can thrive in a fast-paced environment where things are not fully defined 
    • #Independently Together: You can work well alone but are also an amazing team player. You know how to lead and motivate a team
    • #Follow the money: You are extremely results-oriented and know how to drive sales activity (as well as motivate your team to do so)
    • You care about the solutions being created for entrepreneurs and clients and are good at building trust and relationships
  • Your Experience:
    • Demonstrated experience in mobilizing funds in the development sector, specifically working with official development assistance (ODA)
    • Strong network with our target client groups and donors (bilateral & multilateral organizations, NGOs, private sector foundations, etc.)
    • Tech-savvy with knowledge of the entrepreneurship and innovation space
    • You have experience or a strong desire to operate in a remote work environment
    • You have a good understanding of our business model and the markets and players we connect with 
    • Ideally, experience in blended finance instruments and technical assistance/program management

Benefits and Compensation 

  • Part-time position, with a flexible schedule (2-5 hours per week) with autonomy and a flat hierarchy
  • Lucrative sales commission model
  • Excellent professional network growth opportunities and exposure
  • Fully remote, ability to work from anywhere

We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds represented in our company. We truly value diversity and believe that the cultural landscape of our organization should reflect the types of work that we engage in and the places where we do it. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and strongly encourage women, people from emerging markets, and those from historically underrepresented groups to apply to all of our roles at Seedstars.


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