This partnership between government, business and community is developing and delivering innovative new technology that will help make the Fiji economy more financially inclusive, especially for women vendors. Through a digital wallet that is able to accept payment from both local customers and international visitors, this platform is a market-level solution to bring small businesses to the digital economy that will transform the lives of individuals across the Pacific country. The technology has been locally-led in its design, development and delivery. Read More.

ygap was one of three primary implementing partners working with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to deliver a capacity building program for 31 incubators and accelerators across Asia Pacific. The scope of work included one-on-one mentorship, training delivery and resource development, including the creation and delivery of a gender and Power thematic.

ygap partnered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s ‘Scaling Frontier Innovation‘ initiative to deliver an integrated support and training program for entrepreneurs and entrepreneur support organisations across the Pacific Islands. The program included technical assistance, mentoring, relationship building and funding disbursement, and was tailored to the specific needs of each organisation to build a context-specific COVID-19 response.

ygap partnered with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation to develop an interactive and comprehensive toolkit to guide accelerators and incubators  through the process of applying a gender lens across their operations and programs. The toolkit provides practical strategies and frameworks for entrepreneur support organisations to increase equity, accessibility and inclusivity for all genders at every level of their work.

ygap was commissioned by an independent agency to compile a research report addressing the barriers faced by refugee entrepreneurs in accessing support networks and resources to grow their businesses in Victoria, Australia. The process included interviews with the refugee entrepreneur community, the facilitation of co-design sessions and the delivery of a paper underlining the challenges and barriers faced, and a suite of recommendations for further action by entrepreneur support organisations to better service this group.

ygap coordinated a series of rapid-response activities in the Pacific Islands, Australia, Bangladesh, Kenya and South Africa to support impact entrepreneurs in responding to the effects of  COVID-19. This included comprehensive ecosystem surveys, developing a suite of resiliency toolkits, and deployment of a series of ‘Re-Accelerator’ programs to support existing businesses through the pandemic.

Campaign Partnerships Manager

About the Role:

The Partnerships Manager will be instrumental in bringing the Polished Man campaign to life. The position will require someone with strong campaign, fundraising and partnerships experience. A natural relationship builder, you will excel at developing strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships. You will need to come loaded with your little black book of contacts and networks for both partnership opportunities and pro bono suppliers/agencies. You will be a data driven fundraiser who uses insights to guide strategy and thinking. You will need to be prepared to come in and hit the ground running!

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter addressing the Key Competencies together with a current CV to hello@polishedman.com. Please include in the subject line of the email “Partnerships Manager – Application”. Applications will be processed and candidates interviewed as applications are received and we encourage you to apply early.