• Career Opportunities at Sima Funds - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 25 January, 2017 Deadline: 31 January, 2017
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  • We are a new investment manager whose partners are one of the longest serving fund managers in impact investment industry and have over 50 years’ collective experience in social impact investment in microfinance investment funds, and community development finance institutions. We also have advised a major rating agency on development of a social performance assessment for microfinance institutions. www.simafunds.com

    Investment Officer

     

    Investment Officer Job Responsibilities

    • Supporting the firm in all deal-related tasks, including on site due-diligence in emerging markets, financial and credit analysis, and deal structuring
    • Assist in the Sourcing new deals for the pipeline, developing relationships with industry participants, attending industry events
    • Assisting in developing new fund concepts and designing fund structures
    • Developing and vetting potential opportunities, writing investment memos and presenting findings to the Investment Committee
    • Understand the fundamentals of the target companies, their business models, markets and macroeconomic environment
    • Conduct primary and secondary market research related to financial and clean energy access in Africa, Asia and other emerging markets.
    • Collaborate with team of experienced investors seeking to optimize financial, social and environmental outcomes while scaling up international investment in clean energy in the developing world
    • Coordinator with fund servicer to help produce financial statements
    • Creating reports for investors.
    • Maintain a well-controlled operating environment.

    Qualifications for the Investment Officer Job

    • An MBA or BBA from a leading university.
    • Strong quantitative skills, a high degree of proficiency with Excel and applied financial modeling experience
    • Track record of producing results and managing multiple projects and assignments concurrently
    • At least 2 years’ experience in financial analysis, commercial lending, investment banking, emerging market investing, strategy consulting or impact investing
    • Strong financial modelling skills
    • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as a high degree of efficiency and thoroughness
    • A high level of passion, entrepreneurial energy, personal initiative and responsibility
    • Strong cultural understanding and skills to communicate effectively across multiple geographies
    • Strong negotiating and team-working skills
    • Willingness to travel globally, including to rural areas
    • Background in international development preferred

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    Investment Vice President

     

    Responsibilities for the Investment Vice President Job

    • Participate and assist in the overall management of the firm including strategy, business development, relationship development and investment management
    • Generate and participate in development of new business ideas, structure funds around these ideas, fundraise and invest the same collaboratively with the team.
    • Develop financial model for structured financings and Funds.
    • Lead and support deal-related tasks, including due-diligence, financial analysis and deal structuring
    • Sourcing new deals for the pipeline through active engagement in the targeted industry
    • Developing and vetting potential opportunities, writing investment memos and presenting findings to the Investment Committee
    • Meet target company representatives and understand the fundamentals of the target companies, their business models and macroeconomic environment
    • Conduct primary and secondary market research related to impact investing including, financial inclusion and clean energy access, education, etc. in the developing world.
    • Collaborate with team of experienced investors seeking to optimize financial, social and environmental outcomes while scaling up international investment in impact investing. including clean energy, microfinance, education, etc. in the developing world
    • Supervise and help create reports to investors
    • Maintain a well-controlled operation environment.

    Investment Vice President Job Qualifications

    • An MBA/Masters are desirable.
    • Strong quantitative skills, a high degree of proficiency with Excel and applied financial modeling experience
    • Track record of producing results and managing multiple projects and assignments concurrently
    • At least 5 years’ experience in commercial lending, investment banking, emerging market investing, or impact investing
    • Strong financial modelling skills
    • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as a high degree of efficiency and thoroughness
    • A high level of passion, entrepreneurial energy, personal initiative and responsibility
    • Strong cultural understanding and skills to communicate effectively across multiple geographies
    • Diplomacy, negotiating skills and team-working skills
    • Willingness to travel globally, including to rural areas
    • Background in international development or clean energy preferred

    Method of Application

    Please send your application and resume to Malaki@simafunds.com and Asad@simafunds.com by January 31, 2017. The title of your email should be “SIMA Investment Officer” or “SIMA Vice President”. 

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