2016 Fellowship, Associate Consultant


About Vera:
Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients—more than 160 organizations in over 40 countries—include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the Force.com platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform.
Vera is a growing organization, with over 40 full-time staff based in Mumbai, Boston, Cape Town, Geneva, Nairobi, and New York. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and the Genesis Prize and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.
Position Overview:
Vera Fellows are full-time employees of the company and have the title of Associate Consultant (AC). The 2016 Fellowship year will begin with a weeklong training program that will mix intensive sessions on the project lifecycle and Force.com platform with team-building and professional skills development activities. Fellows enter a yearlong mentorship program aimed at accelerating their capacity to work with a variety of development organizations from around the world. As a Fellow, you’ll become a key member of our project teams, developing the hard and soft skills that will enable you to assess client needs in order to design and configure program monitoring, management, and evaluation systems. Fellows are involved throughout the entirety of a project’s lifecycle — gathering requirements, building online, offline, and mobile data tools, and providing training. Additionally, Fellows will research new technologies, support directors in the sales process, and build relationships with our clients. Fellows are placed in one of Vera’s hubs and many travel into the field on a short or medium-term to observe and improve processes or conduct trainings on newly implemented systems.
We are seeking applicants with experience using technology and tackling complex, analytical problems. As a Fellow, you’ll be challenged to gain competency with Salesforce (the world’s leading cloud-computing platform, currently used by more than 150,000 for-profit and 30,000 non-profit organizations worldwide). You will obtain first-hand experience implementing M&E systems in health, education, and other development sectors, while working in a global marketplace and international environment.
The Fellowship provides a nurturing support network to ensure accelerated growth in this role. You will benefit from on-going learning opportunities, leadership development and team-building activities with your cohort, and structured mentorship from leaders within and outside of Vera.
You will join a team of passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all dedicated to improving the way social impact organizations operate. We’re a self-motivated, creative group, and we emphasize collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism. Vera is a young, rapidly growing company; we encourage all team members to push their own boundaries and drive the company in new directions.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design, build, implement, and support cloud and mobile data systems for a range of social service organizations worldwide
  • Research new technologies, methodologies, and tools relevant to non-profits and NGOs
  • Assist in internal and external communications efforts including sharing latest field-research, writing blog posts, and contributing to the website
  • Interact directly with clients; develop client relationships and source new projects
Qualifications and Experience:
Essential
  • Bachelor’s degree—what you studied isn’t critical; what you’re passionate about is
  • 1-2 years professional experience
  • Strong aptitude for using technology and data
  • Demonstrated interest in social service work
  • Curiosity and problem solving skills—do problems slow you down or drive you to seek solutions?
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours as determined by clients in multiple time zones
  • Availability (and enthusiasm) for international travel
  • Maturity and comfort living abroad
Desirable
  • Professional experience, preferably in developing countries
  • Fluency/proficiency in Hindi, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, or Swahili
  • Experience working with the Force.com platform
  • 2-4 years of work experience, particularly in the technology space
  • Experience with project management

HOW TO APPLY:
Complete an online application (attaching CV and cover letter) here: http://bit.ly/1hzYKLL
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