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Program Associate

Department: ANDE
Location: Bangalore, BG
Salary: TBD

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

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About Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a program within the Aspen Institute. ANDE is a global network of organizations that propels entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty. Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises almost 275 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries. The ANDE team is headquartered in Washington, DC, but has eight regional offices that span Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. You can read more about ANDE here.

Job Description

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is looking for someone passionate about Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) and their role in developing businesses models which create a more sustainable and equitable world.

ANDE is recruiting for Program Associate in India.

This role is based in Bangalore, on a 18 month contract.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform thorough ecosystem mapping of enterprises, intermediaries and policymakers in the sector across India, with possibility of extension to South and Southeast Asia
  • Act as PoC with the Funding team for administrative purposes
  • Act as main point of contact by building strong relationships with stakeholders in the space
  • Work with the senior management and key contacts to develop strategy by identifying and pursuing new collaboration/partnership opportunities
  • Promote proactive engagement, leadership and partnerships on climate action by key stakeholders
  • Co-develop the climate change engagement and advocacy strategy for ANDE India and South Asia.
  • Provide critical thinking and analysis support to develop ANDE India programming in the sector
  • Help connect multi-stakeholder actors towards collaboration and building knowledge


  • 3-5 years of experience in the environment and climate action space, preferably working with entrepreneurs and intermediaries
  • Working understanding of the small and growing business ecosystem in India, with a willingness to learn
  • Existing network/knowledge of key actors in the climate and environment sector across South Asia
  • Strong comfort with Microsoft Excel, in particular, using formulas to aggregate and validate data
  • Experience with conducing analysis combining quantitative and qualitative data
  • Strong ability to plan and execute complex projects
  • Experience with entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and/or impact investing in the context of global development.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and proactively identify areas for improvement in processes and deliverables


  • Experience working for a global network of organizations in the entrepreneurial and impact investment space in emerging markets.
  • Great opportunity to learn operations skills that are transferable across a variety of sectors.
  • An opportunity to learn and connect with ecosystem actors – including investors, accelerators, corporations and foundations, and learn about the challenges and opportunities of the sector in India.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with staff and members across the globe.

Our Values

The candidate will self-identify with or even have worked in an environment previously that aligns with ANDE’s Values. At ANDE:

  • We are motivated by the urgency of the global challenges we are trying to address.
  • We embrace diverse experiences and perspectives.
  • We value community and collaborative action.
  • We leverage limited resources for maximum impact.

How to Apply / Contact

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Maximum two (2) pages.

This position is only open to local applicants from the region. Applicants must have all necessary permissions to work in India.

The Institute has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees who will work at one of our physical locations, attend any of our in-person events or travel on behalf of the Institute. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

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