Job: Associate Consultant, 2020-21 Fellowship

Focus: System design, data systems, development-sector consulting, impact measurement, cloud and mobile technology, Force.com platform

Supervisor: Senior Consultant

Location: Cape Town, Mumbai, or São Paulo

Start Date: August 2020

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 300 organizations in over 55 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 65 full-time staff based in offices in Cape Town, Geneva, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Washington DC. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, and Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.

Position Overview

As a Fellow, you’ll work with a diverse global team dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that transform the ability of social sector organizations to collect, manage, and use their data. You’ll be a key member of our consulting teams, designing, configuring, and implementing customized systems that speak to the unique needs of Vera’s clients. Fellows play key roles across all aspects of the project cycle - from determining the needs of the client and translating those needs into technical specifications, building customized data systems, integrating products, testing systems, and training users. Fellows join as part of a cohort, which allows you a support network to ensure accelerated growth in this role. You will benefit from ongoing learning opportunities, leadership development, and mentorship from leaders within Vera. Along with all new Fellows, you will attend a weeklong training program in August that will mix intensive sessions on the project lifecycle and Salesforce, with team-building and professional skills development activities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to research new technologies, support directors in the sales process, and build relationships with our clients. All consultants on our team may travel to the field on short-term assignments to gather client requirements or conduct trainings on newly-implemented systems. As a consultant with Vera, you’ll gain valuable experience with Salesforce, the world’s leading cloud-computing platform, currently used by more than 150,000 for-profit and 30,000 non-profit and higher education organizations worldwide. You will gain first-hand experience implementing program monitoring, management, and evaluation systems in health, education, human rights, and other development sectors, while working in a global marketplace. 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.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree — what you studied isn’t critical; what you’re passionate about is
  • 3+ years professional experience, especially in consulting, international development, or technology (most fellows have 1-10 years of work experience)
  • 1+ years experience working with Salesforce and the Force.com platform, or other cloud-based relational databases
  • 1+ years experience in consulting/professional services
  • Curiosity and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional work ethic – eager to hit the ground running and contribute to team’s success
  • Ability to work remotely (from the office and/or clients at times)
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of trust and self discipline
  • Strong aptitude for technology and data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (English) and relational skills
  • Demonstrated interest in the social sector
  • Collaborative spirit – excited to work on diverse teams

Desirable

  • Working fluency in other languages in which Vera operates, including French, Portuguese, or Spanish
  • Project management professional certifications
  • Salesforce Certifications
  • Project management experience
  • Advanced degree in relevant area

Onboarding & Training

In previous years, we have gathered all Fellows for a week of in-person, intensive training to lay a foundational understanding of the company and of basic technical concepts. Due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to proceed with remote onboarding and training this year. You will attend remote training and onboarding as a cohort in mid-August as we all make the best of a hard situation. The training will mix dynamic sessions on the project lifecycle and Salesforce platform, with team-building and professional skills development activities.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time position. Vera Solutions offers compensation commensurate with experience and cost of living. Fellows have access to all company benefits.

To apply, complete an online application (attaching CV).

The deadline for submission is July 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. For additional information, please contact jobs@verasolutions.org

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Vera we celebrate diversity; not only do we value the diversity of our workforce, we rely on it. Employees with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences inform our approach to our work, driving us to ask questions and challenge assumptions, solve problems creatively, and foster strong relationships with each other and our clients. We are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in which all of our staff feel safe and thrive.

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