Venture Developer, Barcelona

About PDI

Peace Dividend Initiative (PDI) is a Swiss-based not-for-profit foundation dedicated to harnessing market forces for peace by enhancing economic dialogues and fostering new businesses in conflict-affected areas.

Working with leading mediators, we provide the link between peace negotiations and economic development through our Peace Impact Venture Builder. We aim to have a deep impact in the field with strong local knowledge and by providing direct investment, expertise, networking, and empowering local leadership teams to turn business ideas into reality.

You can learn more about us on our website.

About the role

At PDI we are looking for a Venture Developer to join our Peace Impact Venture Builder. The Venture Developer plays a key role in supporting both the Admissions and Venture Development coordinators in screening new candidates and supporting on-going projects to succeed in their missions. We are looking for someone Barcelona-based for a full-time position.

📌 Please read the Job Description carefully and if you fall in love with it, we’ll be willing to get your application. You will find the application instructions at the bottom.

Your responsibilities

  • Identify and screen potential businesses for the Incubation program together with the Venture Admissions Coordinator.
  • Support the initial assessment phase to pre-select businesses for next stages of the admission process.
  • Support the due-diligence process of pre-selected businesses, including the preparation of business plans and analysis of economic viability.
  • Developing project plans outlining objectives, timelines, milestones, and resource allocation.
  • Creating project budgets and managing expenses together with the Venture Development Coordinator.
  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of the assigned incubated projects. Deploying technical support to portfolio businesses and reporting.
  • Tracking the progress of participating projects against predefined metrics and milestones and preparing reports and presentations summarising key achievements, challenges, and outcomes.
  • Developing strategies for transitioning projects out of the incubation program to become self-sustainable and into the broader marketplace.
  • Cultivating relationships with external partners such as investors, corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions to identify potential collaborations, new project pipeline or donors.

What are we looking for?

  • Barcelona-based.
  • Fluent Spanish and English (additional languages will be a plus).
  • Background in business/economics or similar field (entrepreneurial experience will be a plus).
  • Deep analytical skills, critical thinking and entrepreneurial/business mindset.
  • Good financial modelling skills.
  • Growth mindset and hands-on attitude.
  • Interest in harnessing the power of business to achieve peace and social impact.
  • Availability to travel to countries of operation.
  • Previous internship or work experience is a plus.

What can we offer?

  • Opportunity to work in impact-driven projects to foster peace in conflict-affected countries.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Growth opportunities in a young and fast-growing organisation.
  • International environment with a good work life balance.
  • Experienced business-oriented team to learn and grow professionally and personally.
  • Flexible and hybrid work environment.
  • Seaside offices in Barcelona.

Want to apply?

Please send an email to including your CV and a quick brief why you’d be the ideal candidate for this position.

We will reply back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for you interest!