About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.
Our mission is to further the strategic, commercial, technological, developing world and advocacy interests of our members.
The GSMA produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
Every day we work to harness the power of mobile to achieve our industry purpose Connecting Everyone and Everything to a Better Future through four main activities :
About the Team
The Central Innovation Team is a new team to be set up in early 2020 in order to manage all Innovation Fund activities as part of the next phase of a strategic partnership with DFID, the Partnership for Inclusion, Innovation and Scale’.
Leveraging on 10 years of M4D experience running Innovation Funds on a multitude of topics, the team will be responsible for setting up the processes of the new Innovation Fund, and managing all rounds from design to grant completion, in strong collaboration with the relevant M4D programmes, who will provide strategic guidance and expertise on their respective subject matters.
The objective is to create a center of excellence that will ensure M4D selects the best projects for funding and supports them in the most relevant manner, while complying with internal processes, and proactively identifying and mitigating risks.
The team will initially comprise 10 team members, including 2 Directors, Senior Managers and Managers, mostly internal talents with experience in M4D.
What the hiring manager says
This is a great opportunity to play a role in delivering all Innovation Fund activities as part of the new phase of our strategic partnership with DFID, with the potential to attract other donors with an appetite to fund innovation directly to also join in.
We expect the successful candidate to have demonstrated their ability to manage grants funded projects and in particular innovation funds geared towards helping scale mobile centric innovative solutions with sustainable socio-economic impact across Africa and Asia Pacific .
Market Engagement Director, Central Innovation Fund
About the Role
As a Market Engagement Manager in the Central Innovation Fund team, you will :
The successful candidate will report into Market Engagement Director.
This is a hands-on role with successful candidates required to be self-motivated and able to work effectively with a dispersed team.
The ideal candidate will display the following qualities :
What We Offer
Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role.
By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.
In addition to architect-designed offices and competitive compensation, our benefits include fantastic learning & development opportunities, generous holiday allowances, four additional days off for professional development and many others.
We offer a working environment that reflects our organisational values. We also hire in line with our values and recruit candidates who demonstrate a strong affinity with these 7 principles :