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Jobs: Acumen Fund India, Legal and Portfolio Associates

Acumen Fund Logo - WhiteAcumen Fund’s India Office is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for the positions of Portfolio Associate and Legal Associate.

Location: Hyderabad, India

Organization: Acumen Fund is a global non-profit venture capital fund serving the four billion people living on less than $4 a day. Its objective is to create a blueprint for building financially sustainable and scalable organizations that deliver affordable, critical goods and services that elevate the lives of the poor. Acumen Fund invests debt and equity in enterprises delivering critical goods and services to the poor in South Asia and East Africa.

Position descriptions:

India Legal Associate: The legal associate at Acumen Fund’s country office in India will provide a wide range of support to the investment, fundraising, operations and finance teams. Reporting to the country business manager, but working closely with the NY-based General Counsel and Legal Counsel and the entire portfolio team, the legal associate will function as a corporate and commercial generalist. He/she will work closely with the New York legal team on a project to develop term sheets and standard legal templates for all Acumen investments as well as training in respect of same. He/she will coordinate outside legal involvement in the transactions and the activities of Acumen Fund’s office in India, in consultation with the General Counsel. The Legal Counsel will advise on general organizational and commercial matters including intellectual property, contract, immigration, employment and governance matters.

India Portfolio Associate: Acumen Fund has four portfolios: health, water, housing and energy. Each portfolio seeks to provide the poor with access to critical goods and services by investing in sustainable and scaleable social enterprises. The India country portfolio associate plays an integral role across portfolios by helping the India country manager identify prospective investments, conduct due diligence, prepare investment memos and term, sheets and provide on going management and technical assistance for the existing active investments. The portfolio associate also works to provide support to core investment processes, like maintenance of the portfolio database, coordination with the finance and legal teams, and recruitment of interns and pro-bono projects. The portfolio associate will report to the India country director. In addition to supporting the portfolio, the associate has an overall responsibility to contribute to the objectives of Acumen Fund by participating in marketing, fundraising and communications activities.

Application Deadline for both positions is April 15, 2008.

To download full position descriptions, qualifications, and information about how to apply, please visit the Acumen Fund Opportunities website.

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