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Senior Vice President (SVP)

Job Category: Investments
Job Type: Consultant
Job Location: EQ
Minimum Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Introduction

Enabling Qapital Ltd. (EQ) is a leading Impact Investment Advisory Company dedicated to a world where investments provide a financial and social return. Following the objective to have a positive economic, social, and environmental impact.

EQ currently advises USD 500m in Assets within the EMF Microfinance and the Spark+ Africa Fund (in cooperation with the Clean Cooking Alliance from the UN Foundation).

EQ has roughly 50 Team Members based in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Kenya, Pakistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Canada, Mexico, and Ecuador to provide its services globally.

Role Summary

The Senior Vice President (SVP) will be responsible of a specific thematic fund. The SVP reports directly to Senior Management. The SVP must have a thorough understanding of financial markets, impact investment trends, business environments and the specific fund theme. The SVP must have experience in private equity, fund and transaction structuring as well as fundraising experience.

The SVP will be responsible for overall management of fund design, fundraising, and implementation of the thematic fund and subsequently for the day-to-day management of the fund investment strategy.

The SVP must possess leadership and management skills and must acquire thorough knowledge of EQ’s business model and processes and experience in applying its methodology. The SVP is responsible for supervising and enforcing the adequate implementation of EQ’s tools and methodology among its team.

He/she is expected to manage his/her team members and perform quality control of business processes and outputs, identify weaknesses, and determine and implement corrective actions.

The SVP will be required to undertake frequent travels, to both developed and emerging countries. EQ is a decentralized company, as such, the SVP position does not require a specific location; the SPV in any case will need to deal with time differences among EQ’s geographical footprint: i.e., Asia, Europe/ME&A, and LatAm.

Key Responsibilities

1. Fund Design

  • Perform research and monitor financial markets, collect, and report information on market trends and target investees.
  • Refine the thematic fund investment model.
  • Develop the investment strategy and the impact strategy of the thematic fund.
  • Design the fund structure.
  • Prepare the thematic fund’s marketing documentation.

2. Implementation and closing

  • Be among the list of primary contacts and relationship for prospect investors.
  • Ability to bring new relationships to fruition with relevant third parties (e.g., investors, prospects, and other stakeholders).
  • Lead fundraising activities with investors, research and identify potential new investors, submit applications, build relationships, and provide procurement and administrative support during final funding negotiations.
  • Develop legal documentation for the fund.
  • Define fund processes, policies, and procedures in line with EQ’s existing ones.
  • Finalize fund closing.

3. Management of Investment Process

  • Identify new business opportunities and build pipelines.
  • Lead the investment selection process of investees.
  • Participate in negotiations with potential investees to define investment terms.
  • Participate in on-site Due Diligence of the current or prospective investees, collect, organize, analyze, and report information and findings obtained during the DD trips to the Investment Team.
  • Prepare or assist other Investment Team members with the preparation of investment proposals to be submitted to the Investment Committee.
  • Present investment proposals in the internal or external Investment Committee meetings.
  • Support and assist preparing transaction documentation, negotiating and closing the loan deals.
  • Collaborate with the operations department in deal closing disbursement.
  • Assist drafting legal documentation.
  • Support the Investment Team on monitoring of existing investments as required.

4. Portfolio and Funds Management

  • Support in the creation of portfolio analysis reports required by the Portfolio Management Team, Senior Management Team and/or investors.

5. Management

  • Create a business plan of operations for the thematic fund, managing a budget.
  • Organize and manage business processes and operations for the thematic fund.
  • Ensure meeting business objectives and targets set for the thematic fund.
  • Manage a team, provide leadership and guidance, assign tasks, monitor, and control implementation of the business plan and pipeline of each team member.
  • Monitor travel schedules for the team.
  • Manage the team’s workload and HR requirements.
  • When necessary, perform recruitment duties.

6. Communication

  • Initiate and maintain communication with current and prospect investors and investees.
  • Participate, represent, and present at conferences and to investors.
  • Supervise work of junior team members including proofreading/evaluation of analytical work.
  • Support senior management in personnel management, human resource development and training.
  • Work with senior management team in the presentation and reporting of the thematic fund’s activities.
  • Participate in investor calls and presentations.

7. Technical Development

  • Collaborate in the development of internal tools and procedures.
  • Participate in technical task forces and support management teams.
  • Contribute to new product development.
  • Participate in the development of new funds, either regional or global ones in liaison with the SDGs.

Competences Required

  • Demonstrated interest in the impact investment industry.
  • Strong and proven financial analysis and modeling skills.
  • Fund structuring and fundraising skills.
  • Proven ability to structure complex private equity and private debt transactions.
  • Networking abilities.
  • Management of local SPV/Companies.
  • Excellent investment judgement and “sense of the deal”
  • Leadership skills and personnel management skills, with previous experience.
  • Training and mentoring experience and skills, ability to recognize and promote talented professionals.
  • Aptitude to work in a multinational and multicultural environment. Result-driven, able to work in a fast-paced environment, flexible with “hands-on” approach.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in a professional manner.
  • Public speaking experience and skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with advanced skills in Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in finance, economics, or related field; master studies preferably.
  • Relevant leadership and management experience.
  • At least 15 years of working experience in private equity and/or investment banking.
  • Required previous experience in raising funds.
  • Previous experience in sourcing, executing and completing successful private equity transactions. Successful track record of exits. Experience with secondary transactions will be considered a plus.
  • Demonstrate interest in impact investing, emerging markets development, SDG’s initiatives, green energy, or energy transition projects.

Personal Profile

  • Proactive, result-driven, and willing to perform both technical and administrative tasks.
  • Effectively work in small teams and in highly challenging/rapid changing working environments.
  • Ability to work with multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Advanced personal organization and planning skills.
  • Ability to lead teams of skilled professionals in highly challenging work environments and conditions, flexibility in approach and capability and willingness to assist other team members with their tasks.
  • Flexibility and openness to assist other team members.
  • Ability to assume a high degree of responsibility and accountability.
  • Self-starter with good work habits and positive energy.
  • Ability to frequently undertake work related travel in both developed and emerging countries.

Application

  • Deadline application: August 31st 2022
  • To apply visit the link: https://enablingqapital.bamboohr.com/jobs/
  • Make sure to include application documents, salary expectations and possible starting date.
  • Application, CV and cover letter to be submitted in English
  • Thanks for your interest but ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Enabling Qapital Ltd. (EQ) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, tribe, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and staff development.

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