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Investment & Portfolio Manager – Yunus Social Business

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General Conditions

  • Organization: Yunus Negócios Sociais Brasil
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil; hybrid model
  • Contract Format: Full-time as independent business consultant
  • Applications by: February 27th, 2022; start as soon as possible

About Yunus Social Business

At Yunus Social Business, we fiercely believe in the power of business to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. Co-founded and chaired by Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, we develop market-based solutions for social or environmental issues. While Yunus Funds is our philanthropic venture fund that finances and supports social entrepreneurs, YSB Corporate works with leading companies to turn them into a force for good.
YSB has offices in Sao Paulo, Bogota, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kampala, Nairobi, and Berlin. Today, our social business portfolio already serves over 13 million people in emerging and developing countries.
We are currently a global team of 50+ people with experience in entrepreneurship, consulting, venture capital, business incubation, finance, and international development. We also work with a fantastic community of freelance impact and business consultants, design thinking experts, startup catalysts, and mentors for our projects.
In our Brazilian Investments Unit, Yunus Social Business’ investment structure is comprised of a Multimarket Investment Fund (Yunus Negócios Sociais Fundo de Investimento Multimercado) and a Receivables Investment Fund (Yunus Negócios Sociais Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios).
Operating in Brazil since 2018, through its Funds, the Investment Unit of YSB has already invested around BRL 15 million through more than 30 loans to 12 social businesses from several sectors such as child education, professional skilling, waste management, livelihood, and reforestation.
Combined with the financial support, YSB also offers non-financial support to the invested social business, through a network of mentors and connections with mature players of the Brazilian and international markets.
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Your Role & Tasks

As an Investment & Portfolio Manager (m/f/d), you will be part of YSB’s mission to harness the power of business to end poverty. You will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of the investment process and in some aspects of portfolio management. Your main responsibilities are to maintain a strong pipeline of businesses and convert them into portfolio companies of YSB Brazil. You will work directly with the Investment Director and support the company to reach a scalable level of impact investing locally.
Your tasks include but are not limited to the following:
Investment Management
  • Sourcing and pipeline management of social businesses
  • Develop relationships with players in the impact ecosystem (accelerators, funds, capacity builders) to generate new leads for the pipeline
  • Conduct field visits and assess investment opportunities
  • Perform due diligence processes, including validation of the business and financial model, preparation of memos to present for the Investment Committee meetings
  • Coordinate and work closely with third-party providers on legal and financial diligence and contract negotiation of potential investments.
Portfolio Management
  • Working closely with social business entrepreneurs in the portfolio in order to understand their needs and provide them with ongoing support to develop and grow their businesses
  • Ensuring monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting is performed by the social businesses in the portfolio
  • Preparation of monthly local and quarterly portfolio reviews
  • Structure and implement a dedicated technical assistance facility to the portfolio companies, including mentoring, networking and training
  • Assess new opportunities in the portfolio to offer follow-on loans to solid companies.

What you bring to the table

  • Strong work experience with a proven track record leading investment deals (equity or debt), including due diligence, contract negotiation, and loan management (must)
  • Solid financial modelling skills and deep understanding of debt structures (must)
  • Experience in Brazilian market (must)
  • Strategic mindset to understand complex business and produce solid investment memos
  • Strong communication skills to present investment deals to the Investment Committee
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, self-driven and can-do mentality
  • Excellent relationship builder with an independent work style
  • Passion for social business and the ventures we invest in, experience in developing markets preferred
  • A high level of personal integrity and teamwork spirit
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese (both a must)
  • Valid consultancy permit for Brazil

What we have to offer

You will be able to work in a flexible and high-performing environment with team members from all around the world. We fiercely believe our passion overrides the distance between us and gives us opportunities to build and scale impactful businesses.
We are a network organization, and we work with partners and freelancers to build scalable solutions to the biggest problems of our times. You will have the chance to tap this network and work at the forefront of impact-driven business projects.
We are an outcome-driven organization with flat hierarchies, focused on creating impact while maintaining a healthy focus on the well-being of our colleagues. We are looking for committed, teamwork-oriented people to join us. You will receive a comprehensive introduction to our team and processes while providing the space to develop your own solutions.
You will have the opportunity to work in a global organization and at the same time provide capital and support to social businesses that are solving social and environmental problems at the local level.
We believe in equal opportunities. We cherish diversity and try our best to build an inclusive team.

How to apply

Please apply in English by February 27th, 2022 via our job board here.
Contact Person: Eliane Knobbe
Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis. We look forward to hearing from you!

A charity dollar has one life, a Social Business dollar can be invested over and over again” – Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Your application will be processed in compliance with § 26 No. 1 BDSG (German General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR). By applying, you agree to the processing of your personal data (contact information, CV, references and qualifications) by members of the management, the HR department and relevant respective departments of YSB Brazil Ltda. (recruiting entity), Yunus Social Business Funds gGmbH (participating entity) and Yunus Social Business GmbH (participating entity). Your data will be stored for a period of six months after the recruitment is finished. Please see our GDPR-guidelines at for more information about your rights of information, correction or deletion of your personal data.
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Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Portfolio Manager

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: South America