MEDA is an international economic development organization that creates business solutions to poverty. They work in agri-food market systems, focusing primarily on women and youth in rural communities in the Global South for decent job creation. MEDA recently celebrated 70 remarkable years of investing in entrepreneurs; harnessing the power of business to create sustainable and lasting solutions to poverty for entrepreneurs around the globe.
MEDA is a recognized global leader in impact investing, blended finance and market-based programs that assist millions of people around the world to realize their economic and social aspirations.
About the role
The Director Investment Finance leads the back-office management of MEDA’s impact investments and funds across its entire portfolio. The Director will manage, evaluate, execute, and report on MEDA’s current investment portfolio as well as review and analyze investment opportunities to ensure they align with MEDA’s impact goals, strategic plan and the regulatory environment(s). The Director Investment Finance will support the structuring of new investment vehicles as required.
The Director Investment Finance will be an integral part of the Finance, Information Technology Services & Legal team and will report to MEDA’s CFIO.
Key skills and requirements
Education: CFA preferred. Exceptional candidates with a business, economics, or finance background will be considered; investment and risk management designations are an asset
Technical: Familiarity with offering documents for private and public investment offerings and ability to efficiently evaluate the merits of funds and direct investments across diverse asset classes and end markets
Experience: 7-10 years of combined work experience in development banking or impact investing preferred. Experience in emerging markets and social businesses, investment management, private equity, investment banking, consulting, or a socially focused enterprise. Leadership level experience in finance, accounting and/or impact investment management.
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