Join us in the paddy field
Shape the future of Myanmar farming
We see dozens of opportunities to make a real impact on the lives of Myanmar’s rural families, and we need talented, motivated individuals to move them beyond ideas and towards real action.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to make a difference in Myanmar, have the determination and skills to make things happen, and you like rice, then get to know us a little better below. We’d love to hear from you.
Why work with us?
Make your markEveryone plays a role in the impact we create for rural farmers. Our flat structure allows team members from all levels of the organization to make decisions and share ideas that drive us forward.
Thoughtful spaceWe transformed an old hot pot restaurant into a vibrant Yangon headquarters. Bright and airy with an open floor plan, our space is designed for collaboration, comfort and community.
Grow togetherFrom mentoring to our in-house training, there are lots of ways to grow. Our team members have the autonomy and support to try new things and get out of their comfort zone.
Adventure is out thereGet out of the office and into the village. There are tons of opportunities to get to know and serve our customers across rural Myanmar.
TransparentYou'll know what's going on. We share our financials, strategy and decision-making widely. We're an open book.
Great colleaguesWe hire smart, talented and nice people from Myanmar and around the globe. And we do lots of stuff together, from team lunches to after-work sports, water festival shenanigans and more.
Myanmar through and through
You can find us in our Yangon office, the design lab, in the rice field, at the village restaurant, under the gourd trellis. Wherever and whatever it takes to fully understand a problem. In the process, we get to know our customers, and each other, pretty well.
Not your average 9-5
Proximity has grown rapidly over the last few years, but our workplace vision has always remained the same – to be a creative, collaborative working environment ripe for innovation.
Skills for the next generation of talent
Staying ahead of the game, and making sure we’re always equipped to tackle the tough stuff, means investing in our skills and creating opportunities to learn new ones. We do this, in part, through Proximity School, our in-house professional development program providing hard and soft skills training to all staff at every level of the organization.
We offer approximately ten unique courses a year ranging from communication skills to building a growth mindset to data analysis. Each Proximity team member receives an average of nine hours of training per month. The learning happens in Proximity School’s designated campus space in our Yangon headquarters and also takes place in our branch offices throughout the country. The emphasis is on gaining practical, relevant knowledge, that will have a tangible impact on their work. Classes are delivered with a twist – creativity, colorful post-its, teamwork and brainstorming are the order of the day.
Beyond the School curriculum, we’re supportive of international training opportunities at INSEAD, Stanford, Harvard, Autodesk University and other leading institutions worldwide. The School helps empower a workforce that takes ownership within the organization, and drives us forward.
Product and Experience
Financial Services Designer
Join the Proximity labs team and convert your deep understanding of the finance and banking sector into financial products that will transform the lives of rural farmers.Yangon
Senior Service Designer
As a Senior Service Designer with Proximity Labs, you will lead fast-paced design projects that result in services that impact thousands of farm families, all while you coach and mentor talented local designers.Yangon
Product Associate, Proximity Finance
As a Product Associate, you will be working across strategic initiatives such as business process optimization, new product development such as creating Individual Loan as well as Asset Financing, etc.Yangon
Data Evaluation and Analysis
Social Impact Lead
As Social Impact Lead you will oversee the effective evaluation of Proximity’s impact on rural customers, ensuring our products and services are creating significant income gains and increase in productivity. If you are eager to act more as an in-house management consultant working with teams to synthesize business needs into key questions central to strategic decision-making, this could be the role for you.Yangon
As the Analytics Manager you will play a key role in driving the growth of Farm Advisory Services (FAS) delivering new high-impact services, expanding into new crops and regions and scaling our offerings to hundreds of thousands of new farmers across the country. This role is critical to better serving our customers and creating even greater impact on their lives.Yangon
Head of Human Resources, Proximity Finance
Inspired to shape Myanmar's emerging leaders and help grow our pool of talented employees who serve Myanmar's rural families? This role is for you.Yangon
Senior Recruitment Specialist
As Senior Recruitment Specialist, you will join our People Operations team to drive talent acquisition across teams, levels and skillsets. We assess candidates on much more than technical skills, so you will be a shepherd of our company culture by ensuring we find high quality talent that aligns with our values.Yangon
People Operations Associate, Proximity Finance
As a People Operations Associate, you will coordinate the performance management cycle with front-line staff and develop new team members to enhance our nationwide operations and bring the organization forward. This is a great opportunity for a new professional seeking experience in human resources, motivated to work in an organization that impacts hundreds of thousands of farm families.Yangon
Marketing and Communications
Digital Marketing Lead
As the Digital Marketing Lead you will be driving our efforts as we test, learn and develop a social media and digital marketing approach that truly makes a difference in the lives of Myanmar’s farmers.Yangon
As Marketing Manager, you’ll be managing marketing projects for our customer-facing brand, Yetagon. It’s a position that combines management and planning with execution and delivery.Yangon
As Marketing Associate, you’ll support a range of projects for our customer-facing brand, Yetagon. It’s a crucial role with significant room for growth, combining on-the-ground execution with strategic thinking, while gaining exposure to many functions of communications.Yangon
Finance and Legal
Government Affairs Manager
As the Government Affairs Manager, you are the one who keeps the legal and ethical integrity of the organization intact, through policy enforcement and facilitating government correspondence. If you are someone with expertise in that field and want to use it to help Myanmar farmers, join us!Yangon
The objective of this role is to assist in Proximity's expansion by making sure that we grow responsibly and that proper risk management policies and procedures are in place. If you’re passionate about applying your accounting skills in a meaningful field, join us at this exciting moment in the development of our social enterprise.Yangon
Investment and Strategy
Investment Manager, Proximity Finance
This role will be responsible for managing a portfolio of investment relationships and developing new relationships for debt and grant investment. You will work in the Investment Team of Proximity Finance to help double the current reach to reach a million smallholder farmers over the next five years.Yangon
Product Manager, Proximity Finance
An exciting new position in Proximity Finance, that is ready to be shaped by an ambitious financial products professional. If you are ready to take your experience of the local micro-finance or retail banking sector into a leadership role, we want to hear from you.Yangon