Company: Fast Forward
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Tech Nonprofit Jobs & Internship Positions Job Description
Kiva (kiva.org) is an international nonprofit with a mission to
expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. We
run a global marketplace platform to crowdfund microloans for
financially excluded entrepreneurs, farmers and students around the
world. Our organization combines the culture and technological
passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of
a non-profit to create impact and opportunity at global scale.
Since 2005, we have raised more than $1.4 billion in loan capital
for 3.6 million borrowers in 95 countries. Our lenders fund over
$13 million in loans every month. With offices in San Francisco,
Portland, New York, Nairobi, and Bangkok, Kiva's team includes 100+
employees and 400+ volunteers worldwide. Our team is growing as we
pursue exciting new opportunities to create a financially inclusive
world. Kiva's Impact Investments team works with partners and
borrowers from all over the world, who post profiles for
fundraising onto the Kiva website. The team is responsible for
sourcing, monitoring and managing relationships with these partners
and borrowers, onboarding and training new partners, and ensuring
that all funding relationships are compliant with Kiva's policies
and are aligned with Kiva's social mission and strategic focus. The
Impact Investments team includes staff based in the US, Colombia,
Kenya, and Thailand, who manage Kiva's investment relationships in
every region of the world. We are looking for a talented and highly
motivated professional to join our team. This Investment Manager
role will be responsible for sourcing, developing, and supporting
Kiva's partnership-based impact investments, with a focus on
countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to prospecting and due
diligence of new investments, this role onboards, trains, and
facilitates support for partners to ensure compliance with Kiva's
policies and the effective and efficient use of Kiva's systems. The
ideal candidate is a flexible and positive team player who is
passionate about Kiva's mission and is able to design creative
solutions to challenging problems. This role will be based in
Nairobi, Kenya or Kigali, Rwanda. Primary Responsibilities:
Relationship Management - Monitor assigned Investments (both
remotely and in-person), including repayments, financial
performance, and social performance.
Investment Monitoring - In collaboration with team members, monitor
assigned Investments for compliance with Kiva policies and
covenants, and adjust access to Kiva funding as necessary.
Business Development - Develop a network to source and recruit new
impact investments, with an emphasis on achieving impact at scale.
Screen potential investments and review applications.
Due Diligence - Conduct desk and on-site due diligence of potential
Investments to assess prospects' financial and social performance,
and mission fit with Kiva. Present potential Investments for
approval by the Investment Committee.
Deal Structuring - Participate in negotiations on Investment terms
and conditions with the goal of maximizing impact at scale while
ensuring Kiva remains efficient and sustainable.
Technical and Operational Support - Assist in onboarding newly
Invested Partners, act as liaison, communicate Kiva policy to these
Partners and update Kiva stakeholders on new developments and/or
issues. Resolve issues faced by the Partners, such as trouble
accessing tools provided by Kiva.
Manage Volunteers - Oversee field-based Kiva Fellows, by assisting
with training, and by providing direction, supervision and support
throughout the Fellow's placement.
Country/Region Expertise - Provide Kiva with expert guidance on
local market conditions in key markets where Kiva manages
significant Investment volume.
Strategic Partnerships - Manage active relationships with other
funders of assigned Investment Partners; seek out co-investment
opportunities where possible.
Documentation - Support drafting and review of transaction
documentation of new Investments with the legal department.
Technical experience with lending/investing in private
4+ years of work experience in Investment Management, Finance,
International Business, Economic Development, or related role.
Full professional fluency in French required; Portuguese a big
Experience investing in, or working professionally in, countries in
Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
Flexible and willing to adjust schedules in order to work across
varying time zones.
Able to travel 20% of the time and to adapt to the various work
environments travel presents.
Effective while working remotely.
Strong communication skills, including the ability to tailor
communications to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders,
across multiple cultures.
Ability to network extensively and manage relationships
Ability to manage time well and prioritize across competing
Tech savvy. Proficient in office software and adept at learning and
using technology platforms.
What we offer:
An opportunity to improve real lives, solve hard problems, and
change the world
Friendly, supportive, and adventurous environment with a team of
A comprehensive, industry-leading benefits package
Opportunities to connect with and learn from colleagues and
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