Affordable Housing Institute
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jun 26

Position description

Reporting to one of AHI’s principals, and collaborating closely with AHI’s Project Managers and CEO, the Analyst will give support to the organization’s research and consulting activities in a variety of ways. It is an excellent growth opportunity for a candidate with passion for and background in urban development, while expanding their knowledge of housing ecosystems around the world. AHI will provide a rich environment for professional development.

This position will have a particular focus on helping US affordable housing entities to adapt and grow to meet new and pressing challenges within the sector.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support Principals in developing maintaining, templates for proposals and library of input information
  • Assist in proposal development
  • Support consulting projects and Thought Leadership activities through research, analysis, and writing/structuring of content
  • Support organizational planning
  • Help develop and strengthen business leads, academic links, and strategic relationships through research and other tasks as directed

Candidates are not expected to have all of the below specific skills, but as in many things in life, more is better.

  • Analytical experience, both with qualitative models and quantitative research methodologies
  • Ability to design and pursue efficient information-gathering and analysis
  • Ability to absorb and analyze volumes of information from multiple sources via multiple media
  • Knowledge of affordable housing delivery and policy environments
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • High level of responsibility and accountability for all tasks
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree or equivalent capacity/ knowledge/ experience

As with the previous set, the more the better.

  • Intellectual curiosity and strong desire to learn. 
  • Analytical rigor.
  • A personality is highly recommended.
  • Passion for housing, shelter, urban, and anti-poverty issues.
  • Experience working or living in global-south urban environments (describe).
  • Experience with, or interest in, international affairs, particularly housing policy.
  • Experience with, or interest in, housing systems in both the US and internationally. 
  • Housing finance experience in an academic, entrepreneurial, or institutional context.
  • Comfortable with a variety of workplace relationships/structures: working collaboratively in teams, taking direction from others, being self-directed. 
  • Fluency in a language additional to English.

About AHI 

AHI is a non-profit impact consultancy and thought leadership firm specializing in global affordable housing policy and finance. Our mission is to help pro-poor innovators build healthy housing ecosystems worldwide. Though a small organization, AHI has global impact by providing expertise on housing delivery, finance, and policy to pro-poor entities, public and private, non-profit and for-profit. AHI believes that access to better housing is key to improving communities, cities, and regions. 

In addition to our Boston headquarters, AHI has regional offices in France, Netherlands, UK, and Morocco.

Our clients include key actors in housing, such as governments, lenders, developers, development finance institutions, philanthropies, and community organizations.

AHI has worked in over 40 countries, including: Argentina, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, DR Congo, Congo Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, UK, US, and Vietnam. More on AHI can be found at

For eligible employees, AHI provides health and dental insurance, annual paid vacation based on time in grade, and an employer-matched retirement plan.  

Application instructions

Submit original cover letter, resume or CV, and two writing samples to Dave White, [email protected]

Deadline for applications is July 15, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as early applications will receive priority review, and AHI may fill the position at any time.

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