Short-Term Associate (YSB India)

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YSB Fund Bengaluru is looking for an enthusiastic and driven Short-Term Associate to support the operations of the Fund. You will be reporting to the Principal of the Fund.

General Conditions

  • Expected start date: 9 September 2019

  • Base location: Bangalore, India

  • Contract duration: 3 months, full-time

  • Work permit for India & willingness to travel to rural areas in India

Your Responsibilities

You will have an exciting set of responsibilities, including the following:

  • Carrying out due diligence processes for social businesses in YSB Fund Bengaluru’s pipeline including validation of the business and financial model, determination of financing structure (equity and debt).

  • Prepare, present and maintain detailed and compelling investment documentation for the Investment Committee.

  • Ensuring monthly, quarterly and annual reporting is performed by the social businesses in the portfolio, ensuring due escalation of any issues (lack of reporting, underperformance, mission drift).

  • Continuously improving on the portfolio management processes, including reporting and tracking tools to monitor and evaluate the social and financial impact, as well as the processes that ensure that adequate resources are matched to the needs of the entrepreneurs.

  • Any other activities dealing with the day-to-day or long-term business continuity and serving the purpose of advancing YSB Fund Bengaluru.

We have

  • A great opportunity to use your talent, business skills and enthusiasm to help create social businesses and long-term impact in India

  • An exciting work environment with a great scope for taking on significant responsibilities within projects and within the entire organization

  • A friendly and international team

You Have

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital or Impact Investing

  • Strong financial modelling and business analysis skills, as demonstrated by prior experience

  • Ability to work in India

  • Fluency in English

  • Undergraduate in Finance / Accounting / Commerce

  • Master’s Degree preferred

  • CFA Institute Qualification (Levels I, II, III) preferred  

In addition to the qualifications, we’re looking for someone with following traits:

  • Understanding of early stage business, through operational and management support to companies is a plus, particularly in the social impact space

  • Solid problem solving and project management skills, including the ability to work and deliver projects independently, proactively and under pressure

  • Numeracy, critical thinking, evidence-based analysis, efficiency and thoroughness, demonstrated by excellent academic qualifications

  • Exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills: courtesy, tact, patience and strong team orientation

  • Self-starter, positive approach with excellent communication and written skills

  • Willingness to travel to rural areas in India

How to Apply

You are invited to apply until August 15, 2019 to (subject line: “Application Short-Term Associate”). Start date will be Monday 9 September, 2019. Please send us the following documents in English:

  • cover letter

  • resume

Tell us about how you match up to the characteristics we’re looking for and why you’d be a great addition to our team. If this job isn’t for you, but you know someone who might be a perfect fit, please send them the link to this page.

We hope for your understanding that, due to the many applications we receive, we can only contact shortlisted applicants. Thank you.