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Investment Analyst

Position Overview

Title: Investment Analyst
Reports to: Senior Investment Associate
Classification: Full-time
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: Immediate

Position Summary

WWB Asset Management (WAM) is seeking a highly motivated Investment Analyst with strong analytical skills to join its private equity impact investment team. The Investment Analyst will conduct financial analysis on portfolio companies and prospective investments, as well as perform sector and market research and support the investment team as needed. This is a fixed term role for up to one year.

About Women’s World Banking Asset Management (WAM)

WAM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Women’s World Banking, is the first and largest gender lens investor in financial inclusion worldwide. It manages the Women’s World Banking impact investment program with a goal to make equity investments in high-performing, women-focused, inclusive and transformative finance institutions. WAM has invested in 20+ companies globally and currently manages two emerging markets funds with AUM of over $150M. WAM’s highly energetic and entrepreneurial team is spread across the U.S., Asia and Africa.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support investment team in analyzing business plans and financial statements, conducting desktop due diligence, researching markets and sectors; undertaking risk assessments, and preparing valuation analyses and investment proposals;
  • Build and analyze financial models, including IRR analyses, business model projections and fund performance models;
  • Support portfolio management and reporting on private investments held in WAM-managed emerging markets funds;
  • Support in preparing quarterly monitoring reports and financial statements, as well as annual financial and social performance reports for presentation to the investment committee;
  • Assist in record-keeping and reconciliation of financial statements for accountant and auditors, and provide other administrative support.
  • Participate in and provide support for the ongoing management of each investment.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in private equity, investment banking, transaction advisory or similar, full-time or internship;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economic or related major;
  • Excellent financial modeling capabilities and the ability to support multiple projects with a keen attention to detail;
  • Multi-lingual – English required, French or Spanish a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal form, and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, analytical and troubleshooting skills;
  • Self-motivated, self-directed with a positive attitude;
  • Strong work ethic appropriate for a small, fast-paced, team-oriented organization;
  • Passion for inclusive finance and women’s empowerment;
  • Familiarity with operation and regulation of financial institutions a plus;

Measure of Success

Within the first 75 days:

  • Embrace our core values and desired behaviors;
  • Develop familiarity with Women’s World Banking and WWB Asset Management organization, policies and procedures.
  • Lead analysis of new pipeline opportunities, including projections modeling and support drafting of first stage proposals
  • Support team in investment proposals, reporting, record-keeping, and investment monitoring responsibilities.

We offer comprehensive benefits including:

  • Competitive salary & top tier benefits
  • 15+ paid time off days in addition to paid sick days and holidays
  • Company closes for two paid Mental Health and Rejuvenation Weeks per year (July & December)
  • 401(k) with employer match / pension contributions where applicable
  • Company paid professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work options available, including work from home options (outside of fieldwork)

About Women's World Banking

We believe in being a force for the greater good, devoted to accelerating and growing the financial inclusion of women. With rapidly changing markets, influenced by technology and social behavioral expectations, we are embarking on a new chapter to transform the way we design and implement solutions.

For over 40 years, Women’s World Banking has partnered with financial institutions, showing them the benefit of investing in women as customers. We equip these institutions with in-depth research and data driven insights to develop financial products and educational programs. While our clients are financial service providers, our mission is to engage consumers – women who are marginalized by financial systems.

Women’s World Banking and WWB Asset Management is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.