We are looking for
An experienced and dedicated professional who will be responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships with portfolio companies in some countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus, developing a pipeline of potential investments, traveling to and performing on site due diligence on these companies, analyzing credit risk, understanding their debt funding needs, and monitoring their financial and operational performance during the investment's life.
The position is based in our Head Office in Geneva with reporting line to the Regional Manager.
Conduct on-site due diligence of financial institutions in Eastern Europe and Caucasus
Write credit risk appraisals, investment advisory reports and social performance evaluations
Monitor global situation, opportunities and risks in financial markets of the above mentioned region
Develop a pipeline of investable targets in specific financial markets, including micro, leasing, and SME financing institutions
Maintain and monitor a portfolio of 15 companies, including monthly financial reporting
Support the development of new business opportunities in the region
Skills / qualifications / experience :
We are looking for a dynamic and autonomous person, able to work in fast growing and challenging environment and demonstrating a strong attention to detail.
More specifically, we have the following requirements :
University degree or equivalent, preferably in a finance related field
Strong analytical skills with previous experience (minimum 2 years) in credit analysis, financial analysis or investment management
Professional experience or strong knowledge of Eastern Europe and / or Caucasus
Good knowledge of the development finance or impact investing industry
Proven interest for emerging and frontier markets and sustainable development
Fluent in English; good knowledge of Russian
Willingness and readiness to travel (up to 30%)
Valid work permit for Switzerland
What makes us different?
The chance to contribute to improving the lives of people in emerging and frontier countries, to work towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
A flexible work environment with colleagues from 34 countries
The opportunity to become part of a growing business that pushes you to excel every day while having a positive impact on others