| June 5, 2024

South Asia Director, Impact Investing and Regional Development

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Website AVPN

About AVPN

AVPN is a unique funders’ network committed to building a vibrant and high-impact social investment community across Asia. AVPN’s mission is to catalyse the movement toward a more strategic, collaborative, and outcome-focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.

 

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as the South Asia Director of Impact Investing. This is an exciting opportunity for a mission-driven, results-oriented leader to develop AVPN’s burgeoning impact investing practice, especially in the fast-growing South Asian markets.

The role will be instrumental in driving impact investing initiatives and activities across two important regions : South Asia and West Asia, and among and in collaboration with AVPN stakeholders, to bring meaning, purpose, and value to impact investing in Asia, and to facilitate efforts to increase accessibility between impact enterprises and global/Fortune 500 companies that seek reliable and Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) compliant suppliers and partners, and push the importance of impact enterprises and investors in efforts to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The South Asia Director of Impact Investing reports directly to the Chief of Impact Investing.

 

Responsibilities 

 Represent and support the impact investing work in South Asia, help develop and guide strategies and identify opportunities for innovation and growth.

 Manage and oversee work, including strategy implementation, partner and member development, and operations-related to the new line of business in South Asia.

 Help with business development in West Asia, AVPN’s newest market, which has strong synergies with AVPN’s work in South Asia given the historical context and business ties.

 Provide leadership and insight to help AVPN members advance their goals and commitments, and to add meaning and value to their impact related initiatives and/or investment portfolios.

 Raise awareness of the importance and value of impact investing, particularly in the context of ESG standards and meeting SDGs.

 Work with private equity/venture capital firms, foundations, family offices, and individuals on the full spectrum of impact investing, including education, strategy development, deal sourcing, due diligence, deal structuring, and monitoring.

 Maintain resource and knowledge base/hub of trends, facts, and developments related to impact investing that affect AVPN stakeholders.

 

Qualifications

 Master’s Degree in finance, business, economics, sustainability and/or related fields

 At least 10 years of experience in finance, investment, and/or business strategy

 At least 5 years of experience in working with impact investment space. Solid knowledge about the impact investing landscape in South Asia. Knowledge about West Asia preferred

 Business acumen, program management and multi-cultural work experience required

 Solid strategic planning and business management skills; able to:

o Provide clear direction by fostering common vision, setting priorities, and clarifying roles and responsibilities.

o Develop and execute strategic plans and effectively manage project budgets

o Manage negotiations, presentations and product development.

o Coordinate among diverse opinions and engage colleagues across disciplines.

 Strong relationship management and communication skills:

o Solicits advice, support, championship, sponsorship and commitment to develop a smooth transition and the development of mutually acceptable solutions.

o Works collegially and diplomatically across organizations and audience groups; able to problem-solve and resolve conflict/challenges among multiple parties.

o Coaches and develops others, including people that are not direct subordinates.

o Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to engage multiple stakeholders to ensure strategic and impact outcomes are achieved.

o Effectively communicate with management, staff, members, and partners, able to articulate clearly and effectively convey messages, both verbally and written.

 Professional who enjoys team-oriented collaboration and problem solving in a values-driven culture and dynamic work environment.

 Learning orientation, mission-driven and with a high level of integrity.

 

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