Open call for positions at BFA Global
About BFA Global
BFA Global is a research, product innovation, and strategy consulting firm that aims to improve the lives of vulnerable and underserved communities worldwide. BFA Global works at the frontier of applied research and innovation, using finance, data, and technology to craft solutions for more sustainable and equitable societies. Founded in 2006, BFA Global is headquartered in Boston and Nairobi. We have a presence in Medellín, New Delhi, Johannesburg, Lagos, Madrid, Mexico City, and Paris.
BFA Global is an exciting and rewarding workplace, offering a range of opportunities to have an impact. The team is curious, collaborative, agile, and risk-taking, constantly seeking to improve to better support policymakers, financial institutions, startups, and innovation ecosystems in emerging markets. We foster an entrepreneurial environment where we can learn, work with purpose and autonomy, and help each other grow.
About Catalyst Fund
Catalyst Fund is BFA Global’s flagship tech accelerator. Catalyst Fund supports early-stage inclusive tech startups focused on creating solutions for emerging market underserved consumers. The program has two mandates: accelerating pre-investable inclusive tech startups and accelerating the innovation ecosystems that enable them to scale. Catalyst Fund has supported 55 fintech companies by resolving their specific capital, talent, and skills challenges to deliver accessible, affordable, and appropriate solutions more efficiently, quickly, and with more significant impact.
TECA works to seed fintech-enabled innovations focused on specific under-explored climate resilience themes. Our first Wave is focused on the Blue Economy in East Africa.
Which positions do we seek?
- Product Manager
- Project Manager
- Qualitative & Quantitative Researcher
- Social Science Researcher
- Venture Builder
What we seek in candidates:
- Familiarity with financial inclusion and digital financial services innovation for low-income populations, economic development, or the social business sector.
- Familiarity working with different cultures and languages
- Experience with product management for low-income populations and/or in low-connectivity environments (i.e., USSD for SMS-based products)
- Spoken and written language proficiency other than English
Our positions can be in locations where BFA Global has a presence: U.S., Kenya, Colombia, U.K., Spain, India and Mexico.
Candidates must have local work permits.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
This is an open call for applicants interested in joining the BFA Global/Catalyst Fund/TECA team. We move fast to fill our talent needs when project funding is secured. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CVs now for consideration. We’d like to meet you!
At BFA, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
BFA believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and to best carry out the inclusion work we undertake.
*BFA will not sponsor for work permits.
**BFA will not pay for relocation expenses.