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Investment Director (Public Sector) July 15, 2019 Job iconsJob icons

Applications are invited for the role of Investment Director (Public Sector) at GIF. The Investment Director (Public Sector) will be involved in finding, evaluating, executing and managing funding opportunities that align with GIF’s goal of scaling promising social innovations through the public and non-profit sectors. The postholder will be an integral part of a small team of Investment Directors and will complement the work of other Investment Directors involved in risk capital investment deals, as well assisting in increasing the effectiveness of GIF’s investment process. The Investment Director (Public Sector) will report to a senior investment team member who will oversee his or her work. View the full job description via 'Apply'.

Duties and responsibilities:

Finding and vetting funding opportunities to make significant improvements in the lives and opportunities of millions of people living in the developing world.

Screening proposals and applications submitted through GIF’s open application platform, including conducting due diligence on the proposed innovation’s evidence base, cost-effectiveness, management quality, and ability to scale. 

Sourcing and developing funding opportunities to pilot, test or scale promising social innovations, including from NGOs, researchers, social enterprises, and developing country governments.

Conducting due diligence, research and cost-effectiveness analysis, and making funding recommendations. 

Engaging with and building relationships with external partners and applicants during the investment process to optimise impact.

Negotiating grant terms and preparing investment memoranda for the most promising grant applications. 

Providing or helping obtain technical assistance for GIF’s grantees. 

Directing grantees’ reporting to GIF on both financial and social metrics. 

Identifying opportunities for follow-on funding for GIF’s most successful innovators, including from public sector partners, international organisations, donors, developing country governments and implementing organisations. 

Help GIF contribute more effectively to developing the capacity of its investees and thereby enhance the quality of its portfolio management activities.

Supporting other deal leads in evaluating proposals and managing deals in the portfolio.

Assisting in improving the investment process and other operational activities of GIF.

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