| May 31, 2024

Investment Advisor – Impact Investing Jobs at CrossBoundary Group (Ukraine)

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Website CrossBoundary Group

About the Firm

Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a substantial return while creating a lasting difference in frontier markets. We take a transaction-centered approach to frontier markets. CrossBoundary provides investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in fragile and frontier markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Learn more at www.crossboundary.com.

 

Job Description

CrossBoundary (CB) is currently hiring a qualified Ukraine Investment Advisor (UIA) to source and execute significant investments into the Ukrainian market in partnership with the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The Ukraine Investment Advisor will be located in Kyiv, Ukraine, or alternatively, in another location within Ukraine if mutually agreed.

 

Primary Responsibilities

1. Investment Analysis:

  • Conduct comprehensive analyses of new loan and political risk insurance proposals for the government.
  • Evaluate financial, technical, economic, legal, marketing, and political feasibility.
  • Provide recommendations to DFC staff on the viability of proposals for further consideration.
  • Perform in-depth analyses of proposed business ventures, financial statements, macroeconomic and microeconomic risks, contractual obligations, sponsor eligibility, and related factors.
  • Collaborate with sponsors to modify financial projections, ensuring logical model construction and business case assumptions for DFC financing and/or insurance are adequate.
  • Create financial models and conduct sensitivity analyses as part of the due diligence process.

2. Negotiation:

  • Support DFC negotiations on loan terms, collateral security, completion support, and policy requirements with key stakeholders.
  • Assist in coordinating project financial plans and co-creditor or re/insurance arrangements with other creditors.
  • Consult with industry experts on technical aspects of proposed projects through field visits and communication with relevant stakeholders.

3. Policy Engagement:

  • Work with Credit Policy and Development Policy to support negotiations on financing terms and policy requirements.
    Assist in the preparation of recommendations, papers, and correspondence for DFC approval committees.
    Collaborate with DFC deal teams on contract reviews, agency clearances, and investor signatures.

4. Transaction Tracking:

  • Support DFC staff in tracking the pipeline of transactions in Ukraine.
  • Prepare outcome reports for internal and external audiences.

5. Representation & Engagement:

  • Serve as a senior point of contact for DFC in Ukraine when designated.
  • Assist in program development and management for specific regions or sectors.
  • Represent DFC in the execution of new and unique project financings aligned with DFC program and strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with internal and external parties, including DFC’s Ukraine team and U.S. Government inter-agency participants.
  • Network with counterparts in other development finance institutions to promote DFC objectives.
  • Support DFC externally at conferences and participate in interdepartmental activities.
  • Advise representatives of private U.S. firms on DFC’s credit and risk mitigation products, financing programs, and initiatives.

6. Feasibility Assessment:

  • Collaborate with internal and external parties to assess the feasibility of projects and initiatives.
  • Prepare materials for review by Corporation approving authorities, committees, and boards.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of a master’s degree in international business/studies, international relations, finance, business, economics, political science, or a related field.

Experience

The ideal candidate should have following skills and qualifications:

  • Approximately 10 years of full-time relevant work experience, defined as a minimum of five (5) years of full-time employment within the last fifteen (15) years working in investment banking, financial advisory, insurance underwriting, project development, development finance, project finance, financial services or development finance-related consulting, or private equity. Of these years, a target of two years significantly relating to Ukraine or comparable markets.
  • US citizenship or green card.
  • Broad and comprehensive knowledge of international business practices.
  • Evaluating or responding to requests for financial support from entrepreneurs or businesses.
  • Working, often independently or with minimal supervision, on simultaneous projects, in a complex environment, and under deadlines.
  • Excellent English speaking, reading, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce written materials that are clear and succinct.
  • Experience with financial modeling and financial statement analysis.
  • International work experience, especially in Ukraine and/or other countries that have undergone market transition in Europe or Eurasia.
  • Experience evaluating and responding to requests for financial support from entrepreneurs or businesses undertaking business activities in emerging market countries.
  • Experience evaluating and responding to requests to a development finance institution for financial support.
  • Broad and comprehensive understanding of development finance and the work of development finance institutions.
  • Experience in fragile markets and regions in active or post-conflict environments is a plus.

 

Additional Advantages

  • Existing and extensive network of professional contacts in Ukraine

 

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To apply for this job please visit crossboundary.applytojob.com.