Internship Opportunity: Gender Lens Investing Fellow

The 2X Collaborative
Remote (good internet connection required)

09 March 2022

Gender Lens Investing Fellow Internship Opportunity
for MBA Students or young professionals with comparable experience

Application deadline: March 20, 2022 (midnight AOE)


The 2X Collaborative: A Global Industry Body for Gender Lens Investing


The 2X Collaborative (2XC) is a global industry body for gender lens investing, launched at the UN
Generation Equality Forum 2021 in partnership with GenderSmart and the Investor Leadership
Network (ILN) of global pension funds. Its vision is to convene and equip investors to increase the
volume and impact of capital directed towards women’s economic empowerment and to transform
investor cultures to embed gender in all investment frameworks.


The 2X Collaborative builds on the 2X Challenge which has invested and mobilized more than US$ 11 billion under the 2X criteria since 2018. The 2X Collaborative now brings together the full range of investors deploying capital with a gender lens all over the world. It provides members with access to peer learning networks, knowledge, co-investment platforms, partnership and training opportunities, and innovative investment tools. The 2X Collaborative is designed to serve investors making their first gender-focused investment equally as well as investors at the leading edge of the field. Core partner of the 2X Collaborative is GenderSmart – together we act as a one-stop-shop for gender lens investing.


Internship Opportunity: Gender Lens Investing Fellow


Internship period: 6 months (with option to extend)
Start date: as soon as possible
Hours of work: part-time, ca. 20 hours per week
Place of work: remote (good internet connection required)
Compensation: equivalent to USD 2,185 per month on a full time basis (i.e. USD 1.165 per month for a part-time internship of 20 hours per week)
Application: Please submit your application including Motivation Letter and CV to
Jessica Espinoza, CEO, 2X Collaborative, jessica.espinoza@2xcollaborative.org


Roles & Responsibilities


The 2X Collaborative is looking for a highly motivated MBA student or young professional with
comparable experience to provide hands-on support in its first year of operations. The intern’s task
include:
Primarily:
+ Support the 2XC’s leadership in the development and organization of the 2XC’s annual/quarterly programming
+ Support the 2XC’s communities of practice (new ones to come) in the organization and delivery of online peer learning sessions, workshops, trainings and events; this includes in particular project management and administrative tasks (scheduling and planning logistics of meetings, taking notes, following up with action items, making recordings available on the 2XC’s digital platform, etc.)
+ Contribute to the development and curation of the 2XC’s digital members‘ platform featuring toolkits and resources hubs, training and event materials, a co-investment and deal-sharing
platform, and other digital collaboration tools


Additionally (as time allows):
+ Support the 2XC CEO on business development, member acquisition and retention, and fundraising
+ Support internal and external communication as well as the development and execution of the 2XC’s social media plan and activities
+ Conduct research on specific themes related to gender lens investing and relevant for the solutions developed by the 2XC’s communities of practice and the 2X Innovation Lab


Profile:
+ A good understanding of impact investing in general and gender lens investing in particular
+ Knowledge of financial and investment products and asset classes
+ Knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues
+ Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse
international stakeholders and move projects forward
+ Highly service-oriented, hands-on problem solver and team player
+ Good fit with working in a fast-paced startup environment
+ A strong interest in and commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment
+ Excellent analytical skills, interpersonal and communication skills, writing skills
+ Excellent project management and multitasking skills (target-group specific email
communication, scheduling meetings and events with multiple stakeholders, taking notes,
effective follow-ups etc.)
+ Able to learn and adapt quickly

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