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Investment Associate – FINCA Ventures

Job Details

FINCA is hiring a full-time Investment Associate with a focus on fintech and / or agriculture, reporting to the Managing Director. In joining this team, you will have an instrumental role in supporting the scale-up of FINCA Ventures’ investment activity and fund development.

About the Role

1. Support the investment process, including pipeline sourcing, screening investment opportunities, assisting with
business and legal due diligence, and writing investment memorandum.

2. Conduct deep-dive research on fintech verticals of interest and target markets.

3. Develop and monitor key impact metrics to evaluate and manage the social return on investment of portfolio
companies.

4. Facilitate technical assistance and other comprehensive post-investment support provided to portfolio
companies.

5. Contribute to drafts of case studies, articles, and blog posts to further FINCA Ventures’ thought leadership in
fintech investing.

6. Maintain a detailed landscape analysis of potential strategic partners and develop engagement strategies.

7. Coordinate the development of funding and partnership proposals in collaboration with FINCA’s Business
Development team.

8. Support the investment process for FINCA Ventures’ other priority sectors, including agriculture and health, as
needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate should possess:

1. Masters level degree in business.

2. Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, or a related subject (Master’s preferred).

3. Two or more years of relevant work experience, including some combination of principal investing (i.e., VC, PE,
impact investing), management consulting, investment banking, and startup experience.

4. Strong grasp of relevant fintech and / or agriculture trends, with experience living and working in emerging
markets is a plus

5. Superior analytical, quantitative, and business writing skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate
investment themes, perform business analysis, and market assessments.

6. Strong project management skills, particularly the ability to work and deliver projects on-time while operating
independently and under pressure.
7. Self-initiator with entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, startup environment
with limited oversight.

8. Cultural sensitivity with ability to interact effectively with colleagues and external partners from diverse
backgrounds and multi-cultural environments.

9. Genuine commitment to work with early stage and growth companies to build scalable and sustainable social
enterprises.

10. Intellectual curiosity, tenacity, sense of humor, and creativity / independent thought.
COMPENSATION
FINCA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Availability to travel up to 25% of the time from home location; Position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Application
For those interested in applying, please send a CV to Melissa. Tickle@finca.org.
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Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Investment Associate

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: Africa

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