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About IIX:

IIX brings +8 years of experience in building the impact investment ecosystem with a mission to impact 400 million lives by connecting the backstreet to the Wallstreet. IIX has a thematic focus on women empowerment, climate action and community resilience. To date, IIX has mobilized US$75 million in impact investment capital for +35 Impact Enterprises (IEs) across the social capital markets value chain. IIX has a network of +1000 impact investors with US$1 billion assets under management and +30,000 ecosystem partners from private, public and nonprofit sectors. In recognition of its work to build inclusive markets and drive the global sustainable development agenda, IIX has won multiple awards: Oslo Business for Peace Award 2017, G20 Summit Market Builder of the Year Award 2017, Asia Game Changer Award 2016, among others.

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About a career with IIX:

You will join a highly effective team that provides you with an un-paralleled hands-on exposure to the Impact Investing and Social Finance space. You thrive in tackling development issues and excel in creating solutions using structured strategies and unprecedented programs that address and solve the world’s most pressing problems, from food security to inclusive finance to clean energy. You aim to become a global development leader who has a passion for international development and to get involved in work that makes a difference.

When you join IIX as an Analyst or Associate, you embark on a rewarding career where we are heavily invested in your professional development, as we will build on your strengths and help you gain new skills with training, coaching, encouragement and guiding you in the right direction. It is a value addition to advance your career, providing you invaluable exposure to the rapidly growing impact investing space.

You WANT to instigate change.

As a successful team member, you should be:

  • Mission driven: Commitment to social finance and impact investing as a path to unlock society’s potential to effect social change is essential for a happy and successful tenure at IIX.
  • Results oriented: At IIX, we manage toward impact maximization and produce measurable returns. These results strengthen the ecosystem and transform existing realities by helping impact enterprises magnify their impact and scale.
  • Resourceful: While IIX is a seasoned stakeholder in the impact enterprise and impact investing space in Asia, we pride ourselves on creating opportunities. Being resourceful and skilled at mobilizing human, financial and political resources to achieve IIX’s mission is a key part of the role. 

Some of our clients include foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Foundation, corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank and KKR, international non-profits such as Oxfam and World Vision, multilateral institutions such as the Asian Development Bank, UN Agencies such as UNDP, and government agencies such as USAID and Sida.

Duties & Responsibilities:

We are looking to expand our corporate finance team and bring on board dynamic individuals who are number-oriented while being excellent communicators, critical thinkers and effective doers who naturally builds relationships that lead to results.

We have a small and energetic team, and this is a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of role. You should be a resourceful problem solver who knows how to push the envelope and embrace new challenges. As a member of our dynamic team, you will be knowledgeable about corporate finance related tasks to fund-raise for Impact Enterprises (IEs), as well as liaise with donors, manage short-term projects, expand/gain field experiences, and cultivate stakeholder relationships. Candidates must combine knowledge of financial markets and transaction, with experience in development and close affinity to the developing markets in which IIX operates, ideally through hands on experience.

Corporate Finance

  • You will source and evaluate IEs to build a healthy pipeline in the key sectors and geographies, and in screening IEs on investment readiness criteria
  • You will provide technical assistance to selected IEs to get them investment-ready. This includes examining financial reports, building financial models, drafting business plans and structuring capital needs
  • You will provide crucial support to the team on Investor outreach to expand its investor database

Business Development

Support the Corporate Finance team in developing proposals for product development and technical assistance assignments, with support from the Business Development team

Cultivate and close relationships with individual partners to enhance IIX’s visibility, access, and influence, while developing a broader platform for further pipeline building

Contribute to the overall development of IIX and its not-for-profit sister entity, Impact Investment Shujog, by collaborating with other strategic initiatives and organization-wide operational efforts.

Required Qualifications:

For Associates, a minimum of 3 years of combined experience in corporate finance, business development, management consulting or similar experience

Cultural sensitivity towards working in South and Southeast Asia

Excellent interpersonal skills; very strong leadership ability

Outstanding presentation and communication skills, Experienced and comfortable working in Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

Highly entrepreneurial mindset; self-starter comfortable working in a dynamic environment

Desire to work in a collaborative, high-performing team environment, building relationships with other team members and managing a range of responsibilities.

Must be a team player, with a passion for entrepreneurship and market-based solutions to poverty, and an understanding of the challenges of investing in the markets we serve.

Positive and self-motivated attitude.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in development or financial economics, business administration, or quantitative or technical discipline

Background in investor relations, institutional sales, or business development

Academic or professional experience with IIX sector specializations (including renewable energy, inclusive finance, technology access, rural healthcare services, education, water and waste management)

Experience of living or extensive travel in developing countries. Field experience in the region working with social enterprises, startups, or INGOs will be an advantage

Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with a diverse group of stakeholders, from public bodies and policy makers to social entrepreneurs to large, international private corporations.

You should be highly motivated to work in a collaborative, high-performing team environment, building relationships with other team members and managing a range of responsibilities and take ownership of the tasks assigned to you.

Start Date: Immediate

Submission: Please submit a resume, cover letter, your college/university transcripts and a one-page writing sample to Qualified candidates will be considered and contacted by a member of the IIX team for an interview to discuss your skills, interest and experiences. You will also be requested to complete a writing exercise. IIX is an equal opportunity employer. Only candidates who are excellent writers, critical thinkers and energetic team players will be successful at IIX.

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