Impact Investing Manager

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Website Save the Children Global Ventures

About the job

I. OVERVIEW

Save the Children Global Ventures (SCGV) is Save the Children’s new impact investing and innovative finance platform, established in 2022 to mobilise high-impact capital and leverage Save the Children’s global delivery platform to solve some of the most critical problems facing children. To do so, our team oversees a portfolio of impact investment funds and utilises other innovative structures to catalyse private funders into deep-impact investment opportunities.

SCGV currently advises two commercially-structured Save the Children Impact Funds (Fund I and Fund II) established by Save the Children Australia, each focus on early-stage enterprises in healthcare, education and child protection. Based in Southeast Asia, the Impact Investing Manager will support the growth and oversight of Save the Children’s impact investing activities in Asia Pacific by way of Fund I and II, with a special focus on health and companies whose products and services result in deep impact for children.

A core part of a new and innovative team, this role will be instrumental in building Save the Children’s visibility and networks in the impact investing ecosystem, identifying investment opportunities specifically in the health, education and climate sectors, conducting due diligence, and overseeing a robust investment portfolio.

The Investment Manager will lead investment opportunities across healthcare in the Asia Pacific region that may suit the Australian-based Fund or other emerging financing vehicles that are established in the coming years. They will work closely with the Head of Impact Investing, an existing Impact Investing Manager and relevant investment committees on potential investments and their ongoing performance, to achieve both social impact for children and financial returns for investors.

 

II. KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Responsibilities

  • With a focus on sourcing private debt and equity transactions in the education, healthcare, safety and climate sectors, you will manage all aspects of an end-to-end transaction process, including opportunity identification, transaction origination, due diligence, structuring, documentation, investment committee approval and closing the transaction.
  • Lead technical due diligence on companies offering primary care access, medical tech and device innovations, AI-based, digital diagnostics, medical supply chain and infrastructure.
  • Carry out commercial and operational due diligence and financial analysis and valuation studies on prospective private equity and debt investments.
  • Develop partnerships and relationships with external parties such as accelerators, co-investors and entrepreneurs, specifically but not limited to the health sector, and provide support and advice in all aspects of the transaction process.
  • Prepare reporting and related materials for approval at Investment Committee and Board meetings for the Australian-based Fund.
  • Oversee and support the portfolio of investments to develop and grow their business/ventures, measure and report on impact, and connect companies with the vast resources that the Save the Children network is able to offer to create business value for early-stage companies.
  • Lead portfolio reviews and continuously improve the portfolio management process.
  • Build and leverage a network in the impact investing space, representing Save the Children at key events and building our presence.

Health, safety, security and risk management

  • Priorities safety and security, complying with workplace safety policies and reporting incidents, injuries, and potential hazards promptly.
  • Identify and manage risks associated with team programs and workplaces, implementing appropriate risk mitigation measures.

Child protection and safeguarding requirements

  • Maintain a child safe work environment and safeguard children’s rights, acting in the best interests of children at all times.
  • Comply with child safeguarding and protection policies and standards.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children in your private and professional life.
  • Never abuse the position of trust that comes with being a part of the Save the Children family.
  • Maintain a safe and positive relationship at all times when working with children and young people.
  • Respond to any concerns for the safety or wellbeing of a child in a program in accordance with internal reporting processes.
  • Ensure staff have completed background checks and are trained in child safeguarding in line with organisational and program requirements.

 

III. PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Essential knowledge or experience

  • Experience working in a private equity, venture capital, investment banking or related role.
  • A strong network in the social enterprise and investment sector, with a good understanding how to build a strong pipeline, the right questions to be asking, and the best people to go to for opinions.
  • Deep experience in using financial models, valuing early stage companies, interpreting company financial statements.
  • Experience in writing due diligence reports and investment committee memos.
  • Strong written communication skills; clear, concise and articulate.

Desirable knowledge or experience

  • Deep expertise in health-sector investing, and past exposure to some or all of areas such as primary care access, medical tech and device innovations, AI-based, digital diagnostics, medical supply chain and infrastructure with a proven track record of successful deal sourcing and management.
  • Experience in impact investing in education, climate and understanding of the community development sector in Southeast Asia.
  • Familiar with scaling social innovation.
  • Experience working in one or more Asian innovation hubs (e.g., Singapore).

Essential characteristics

  • Passion for impact, new technologies, start-ups and entrepreneurship.
  • Enthusiasm to meet, build relationships and debate views with the team, founders, other investors and experts and to learn from subject matter experts.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to understand new markets/products and quickly identify features and potential benefits.
  • Thirst for learning, personal and organisational growth and drive to achieve outcomes.
  • Comfort working in a dynamic start-up setting alongside remote colleagues all over the world.

 

Required qualifications and/or accreditations

  • Under-graduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.

 

IV. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Any offer of employment at Save the Children Global Ventures will be subject to a satisfactory criminal record check and, where required, a Working with Children Check.
Employees must sign on to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
Ongoing performance and employment will be measured against KPIs, values and demonstrated behaviours outlined above.
Save the Children Global Ventures is an inclusive organisation and welcomes applications from under-represented and intersectional groups including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are seeking people who represent different backgrounds, cultures, ages and identities, to provide a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights into the strategy, policies, culture and ambitions of our global team.

 

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