Shared Interest values a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging, respect and integrity, cultural sensitivity, and global innovation. 


We strive to hire people who are extraordinary at what they do.

Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.   


Position Title: Program Lead

Location: U.S (Northeast region preferred) 

Work-place type: Hybrid

Reports to: Executive Director

The Program Lead will join our team at an exciting new stage in our 28-year history – helping lead, manage, and scale the impact of our loan guarantee investment fund that catalyzes local financing to Southern African black-owned small and growing business, agricultural organizations, and smallholder farmers.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Lead will oversee the issuance of loan guarantees to black borrowers serving disenfranchised communities in Southern Africa, manage the guarantee portfolio to mitigate risk, measure the impact, assist in communicating our story to stakeholders, and provide leadership in the areas of finance, operations, and strategy for the organization.  Importantly, the Program Lead will oversee the successful implementation of the new Shared Interest business model by leading a high-performing team of program consultants and staff in South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. On an ongoing basis, the Program Lead will review SI’s programs, products, and services and develop new offerings as needs emerge. She or he will be responsible for all activities pertaining to program implementation, including staffing, budget, and contracts. The Program Lead will inform the Executive Director, and ultimately the board of directors, of all program issues and accomplishments

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Amye Jameson, Senior Director of Operations at