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Field Associate (Summer Internship)

at Samasource in San Francisco, CA   —   Mar 30, 2014   |  
To be immediately considered for this internship please apply directly through our website:

The Company:
Samasource is an award-winning social enterprise with a huge vision—to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to work using technology. Samasource combines the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up with the social mission and idealism of a non-profit. We like to move quickly and get things done—if you join us, you will be part of a dynamic team that is passionate about making an impact.

Samasource was founded in 2008 and is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including MasterCard, Google, eBay, Cisco, Rockefeller, Ford and the State Department. Headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission District, Samasource has 30+ employees and gives work to thousands of people worldwide.

The Internship:
The Field Team needs a proactive, organized Field Associate to play a significant role in crafting the process Samasource uses in identifying, engaging and managing recruiting partners. This is a full-time 10-week internship located in our Nairobi, Kenya SamaLab during summer 2013.

This is an exciting position to help Samasource scale. As a Field Associate, you will have the opportunity to work with the Field Team's Managing Director and Field Manager to develop a comprehensive strategy to identify, vet and manage potential recruiting partners. Recruiting partners work hand-in-hand with Samasource to help place potential workers in Samasource Delivery Centers. Through speaking with current recruiting partners, the Field Associate will gain a clear understanding of how Samasource can best work with outside partners already working with Samasource's target group and create an end-to-end process to support scale. Once the process is complete, we expect the Field Associate to identify organizations in East Africa, India and other locations worldwide that meet the new criteria.
Analyze and leverage prior learnings from Samasource's work with recruiting partners to identify/document best practices
Meet with local Delivery Centers to understand their hiring needs and how Samasource’s recruiting partner program can support these needs
Use findings to create a framework and process for scaling recruiting partners across geographies
Create process to identify, vet, onboard and manage future recruiting partners
Identify at least 30 possible recruiting organizations in East Africa, India, and potentially other geographies
Document current recruitment partner processes for recruitment, impact assessment, ICT training, soft skills and worker placement
Research and draft procedural and supporting documentation for current and future recruitment partnerships
Build, update and manage a comprehensive recruitment partner repository
Create a report around recruitment challenges faced by both our DCs and recruitment partners and propose solutions to these challenges
MBA candidate
Proficiency in MS Word and Excel, with strong written and verbal skills
Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Strong analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail
Excellent time-management and self-governance skills; ability to take initiative and be proactive
Management consulting experience preferred
Outgoing personality and great sense of humor
Passionate about our mission to alleviate poverty by connecting people to digital work
MBA candidate
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