As Senior Portfolio Associate, you will play a key role in the success, development and impact of the fund’s portfolio in Latin America, with an initial focus on Colombia, Peru and Central America and the agribusiness, education and access to energy sectors.
As part of your core function, you will provide management support to existing portfolio companies by building relationships, identifying key challenges and mobilizing resources;
and grow our portfolio by identifying and developing a strong pipeline of investment opportunities. In addition, you will play a critical role shaping the portfolio strategy, management process, team and influence in Latam related to the fund.
More specifically, you will :
Identify, cultivate and execute an attractive pipeline of investment opportunities that impact low income communities
Identify pipeline : Build an exhaustive network of relationships (including corporate, entrepreneur, NGO, academic, investor, advisory) to identify new pipeline opportunities for the fund;
Conduct Investment Processes : Develop attractive opportunities by building relationships with promoters; conducting evaluations and analyses;
thorough due diligence; and structure and execute investments;
Investment Documentation : Prepare, present, and maintain detailed and compelling investment documentation for the Investment Committee.
Develop and implement a post-investment management strategy to add significant value to investee companies
Design and implement post-investment management activities;
Serve in a senior relationship capacity for the fund, developing close contact with portfolio company promoters, including representing the fund as a Director on Boards;
Design and evaluate key metrics to measure the social and financial returns on investments;
Develop long-term relationships with external stakeholders including funders, investors, co-investors, advisors, thought leaders, sector and functional experts to provide business development and strategic post-investment management across the Latam Portfolio.
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree is required; MBA preferable;
Fluency in writing and speaking English and Spanish is required;
Strong financial, modeling and business analysis skills as demonstrated by prior experience is required;
Ideally be familiar with the impact investing / social enterprise sector;
Ideal candidates will bring either :
5-7 years of principal investing experience, including financial and operational due diligence of private companies. Understanding of early stage businesses and entrepreneurs is a plus; OR
5-7 years of management consulting or operational experience with a proven track record of delivering operational and management support to companies or internal units.
Solid operational skills including problem solving and project management skills, including ability to work and deliver projects independently, proactively and under pressure;
Strong communication skills and ability to be a "storyteller" of our work;
Candidates with strong connections to Central America region are encouraged to apply
Additional characteristics we are looking for :
Commitment to and enthusiasm for the organization’s mission to change the way the world tackles poverty, and respect for our core values : generosity , accountability , humility , audacity , listening , leadership , integrity and respect
Ability to thrive when there is ambiguity, remain cool-headed when there are curve balls, and withstand the tests of a rapidly changing environment with resilience and resolve
Exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills : courtesy, tact, patience and strong team orientation; effectively collaborates with and across teams
Entrepreneurial spirit with an ability to work in small teams and roll up their sleeves;
A sense of humor (really)
This position will be based in Bogota, Colombia and will require extensive travel throughout the region.
The deadline for this position is December 2, 2019. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.