Accion International

  • Program Coordinator

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/22/2019 1:31 PM)
    Job ID
    2009
    Company
    Accion - location negotiable
  • Overview

    About Accion:

     

    Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by –  the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 110 partners in 50 countries. More at http://www.accion.org. 

     

    About Accion Global Investments

     

    Accion Global Investments invests in established financial services providers (FSPs) that support underserved micro entrepreneurs, families, and individuals in emerging markets. We work closely with Accion’s digital advisory services group, Global Advisory Solutions, and Accion’s regional teams to provide strategic and operational support to our portfolio companies, with the goal of developing commercially sustainable businesses that realize social and financial returns. Over more than twenty years, we have founded, invested in, and helped operate some of the world’s leading microfinance institutions and innovative financial service providers, building demonstration models for the market and catalyzing the capital markets to transform financial services for the underserved.

     

     

    Position Summary 

     

    Accion is currently recruiting a Program Coordinator, to be an integral member of the Accion Global Investments team, providing operational, analytical and administrative support to keep the high-performing team running effectively. The role will provide exposure to all aspects of the investment team’s work, including pipeline development, portfolio monitoring and analytics, market and sector analysis, organizational development and support of the wider impact investing industry – all with a focus on microfinance and innovation in financial inclusion. The position is full-time in a dynamic, hard-working team, with opportunity for growth for high achievers.

     

    Responsibilities

    Transaction and Portfolio Management Support

    • Conduct country research and market intelligence to support Investment Officers;
    • Support Investment Officers on transactions including due diligence, company analysis, and development of investment proposals;
    • Support Portfolio Manager with fund and portfolio level metric collection and analysis, generate reports for internal and external reporting;
    • Support Portfolio Manager on the annual audit process and coordinate audit materials with other Accion departments;
    • Develop knowledge on investment management software (efront) to support Portfolio Manager.

    Business Development, Marketing & Outreach Support

    • Assist in the development of presentations, fundraising documents and investment committee memos;
    • Support Accion Global Investments´ internal/external marketing and foster industry recognition, including liaising with Accion’s Communications team, development of blogs, articles, and presentations, among others;
    • Inform the team of upcoming conferences and coordinate registration and attendance.

    General Administration and Knowledge Management

    • Provide general administrative support to the CIO, Deputy CIO and the team as needed including, but not limited to, scheduling and coordinating travel and meetings, and coordinating visa applications;
    • Schedule, develop agenda, and produce minutes for team meetings;
    • Maintain orderly (electronic and paper) filing systems and process documents;
    • Assist hiring processes for the team;
    • Prepare and approve timesheets and expense reports.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Economics, Finance or a related field;
    • Up to three years of experience;
    • Excellent English communication skills; Proficiency in Spanish is a plus;
    • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite;
    • Knowledge of financial analysis, financial inclusion, and/or impact investing industry is a plus;
    • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize workload, track assignments and provide organizational support to colleagues;
    • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to follow through;
    • Solutions oriented approach with ability to multi-task and troubleshoot;
    • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, and demonstrated ability to build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds;
    • Ability to work independently while working with a global team.
    • Interested in our mission and working globally.
    • Willingness to embody our values of excellence, respect and passion for social change.
      • Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
      • Respect: Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
      • Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others. 

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