Investment Associate – Global Innovation Fund

 

Investment Associate – Global Innovation Fund

  • Remuneration: £40k – £55k
  • Location: London

JOB DESCRIPTION

GIF seeks to hire an Associate. The Associate will be involved in assisting the investment team members in building a pipeline of applications, their evaluation, management of deals in the portfolio, and managing correspondence and relationships with investees and external partners. The Associate will report to Senior Partners who will oversee his or her work. The Associate will be required to assist in both investments and grants.

Requirements

  • Work experience in a developing country context with local company, investment firm or start-up is strongly preferred
  • Work experience in making grants or investments and/or field experience in developing countries would be a plus
  • Education in areas like economics, engineering, agronomy and/or work experience in the areas like technology applications, data analytics, machine learning, agriculture a strong plus
  • Must have strong attention to detail, accuracy and outstanding organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills and decision-making skills
  • Self-initiator with the ability to collect information, coordinate with others and resolve routine problems
  • A strong commitment to international development and social innovation
  • Ability to interact effectively and harmoniously with others
  • A commitment and passion to learn and develop
  • Resilience, grit and determination to succeed
  • Passion, humility, integrity, team player, and a spirited sense of humour
  • Financial analysis and/or cost-benefit analysis (desired)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting the investment team in sourcing applications through different channels, building a deals pipeline, their prioritization, and all the processes and documentation involved in them;

Supporting the deal lead in the evaluation of proposals, applications and business plans submitted to GIF. This will include attending meetings with external participants and taking notes, research support as required, assisting in the preparation of various investment process documents, updating and management of the deal records, corresponding with applicants, external reviewers etc;

Supporting the deal lead in all activities related to the management of deals in the portfolio. This will include keeping track of portfolio deals and their important milestones, analysis of deal reports, assistance of various portfolio support activities etc;

Assisting the investment team in corresponding with potential investees, as well as managing those relationships;

Data management and analysis in relation to GIF applications/applicants, internal processes and social media

GIF is a dynamic and rapidly growing organization; the Associate will be expected to adapt quickly to the needs of the organization and could have a range of other duties as assigned.

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