World Resource Institute is hiring a
This position is a limited-term position through December 2022 and can be based out of DC or Toronto. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission for the country office designated. WRI is not able to sponsor work authorization for this position.
P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – accelerates pioneering market-based partnerships to build sustainable and resilient economies. We invest in impact to deliver inclusive and tangible solutions to build back better and greener to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
WRI intends to award a consultant a 5-month contract with the possibility of an extension or conversion to full-time role to be located either in Washington DC, USA or Toronto, Canada. The overall goal of the position holder is to maximize impact of P4G’s support and eco-system on delivering solutions that partnerships are pursuing and contribute to executing strategies developed to support partnerships achieving financial sustainability In this position, you will support the P4G Director of Investments in designing and structuring the Climate Action Investment Fund (CAIF) leading to financial closure of the fund. You will also lead multi-disciplinary discussions with professionals including transaction advisor over the next six months. You will build and expand strategic relationship with potential investors. You will be a dynamic member of a small team of staff and consultants. You will have experience in financial modeling and business planning for venture capital fund or private equity fund, developing investment and risk management tools including early-stage investment.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Developing investment and risk management tools including early - stage investment valuation Prepare and maintain financial models and valuation analysis for the proposed fund. Assess partnership business plans, financial projections and review risks at various staged of partnership life cycle to progressively build portfolio of partnerships ready for investment. Research on the investment framework for target investors/financial institutions and innovative financial structures, including blended finance structure. Prepare business plan for investment fund. Review business environment, policy and regulatory framework, and perform stakeholder mapping of geographies and sectors in which the partnerships are operating. Build and maintain strong relationships with partnerships’ key team members, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials. Take a proactive approach to planning, collaboration and continuous improvement across the P4G team and network. Commitment to P4G Partnership’s mission, values, and approach regarding climate issues.
Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business or finance or CPA.
Experience: At least 8 – 10 years of professional experience in structuring and closing investments
Background in financial modelling and business planning for venture capital fund and/or private equity fund.
Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends, experience in emerging markets a plus
Experienced with financial modeling for venture capital or structured financing
Familiarity with the complexities of operating business and delivering solutions in emerging economies and least developed countries Strong financial, credit and risk assessment skills; demonstrated understanding about a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity, blended investments)
Excellent data analysis, writing, editing, and oral communication skills
Skilled at working in a multi-stakeholder environment and bridging diverging views among stakeholders
Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with others and with the highest standards of integrity
**Potential Salary:**Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply:
Please submit cover letter and resume on the career portal to be considered for this position.
What we offer:
About Us: Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
Our culture: WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.
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