Investment Analyst

Organization
Nexus for Development
Location
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Job Type
Contract, full time
Deadline for Applications
08/15/2023
How to Apply
To apply please submit your application here. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until August 15, 2023. We encourage all qualified applicants – local and international – to apply.
Where to Apply
https://nexusfordevelopment.org/about/careers/
Tags
Contract, Full-time

ABOUT NEXUS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Nexus provides innovative and affordable financing solutions to local SMEs and social enterprises that provide renewable energy, clean water, improved waste and sustainable agriculture solutions to low-income households and underserved communities across Southeast Asia. We are based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and collaborate with partners in the region and around the world to create and deploy innovative financing tools to scale locally driven solutions.

Since our founding in 2009 by an alliance of development organizations, our expertise has evolved to offer a range of technical and financial services that support the growth and impact of our partners. We offer a niche suite of professional services including carbon finance, fund management, innovative finance, and capacity-building. As an employer, we offer continuous learning and professional development.

To achieve our mission, Nexus engages with several international actors including:

Development practitioners (social enterprises, NGOs)

Private sectors companies and corporates, investors and donors

Researchers, policy makers and international standards and associations

For more information, visit http://www.nexusfordevelopment.org/

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Through debt financing vehicles, Nexus aims to scale locally appropriate technologies that have both climate-positive impacts and social benefits. The diverse enterprises we work with deliver everything from solar mini-grids to clean cooking devices to regenerative farming technologies that improve the lives of their customers. We support these early to growth stage social enterprises by providing affordable, flexible and unsecured debt in the “missing middle”, typically inaccessible to SMEs in emerging markets.

Nexus seeks a dynamic and driven Investment Analyst to support the fund management activities of the Pioneer Facility and the Kiva loan fund. The Investment Analyst will be a key contributor throughout the deal cycle with the following core responsibilities: 1) financial modelling, 2) sourcing and origination, 3) due diligence, 4) support on loan documentation review and negotiations, and 4) support on portfolio monitoring activities. The Investment Analyst will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of deals that are at varying stages.

This position reports to the Head of Funds and will also work closely with the operations team on post-investment monitoring and reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Investment Analyst opportunity is open to individuals who have at least 3 years of relevant work experience in investment analysis, SME lending or international development finance. Corporate finance, investment banking and consulting candidates are also welcome to apply. We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills

Financial modelling skills and strong command of MS Excel – able to build and stress-test models, and explain key results

Developed knowledge of reading and interpreting financial statements

Experience in investment analysis and corporate finance in emerging or frontier markets is preferred

Ability to take deals through the investment cycle with experience in preparing credit or investment memos; portfolio management experience a plus

Strong interest in impact investing and up-to-date knowledge of available financing mechanisms and current trends in development finance and start-up investing

Demonstrated experience in project management. Detail-oriented with high standard of performance

Self-motivated, driven, and able to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy in a lean, start-up environment. Adaptability and perseverance are key!

Excellent interpersonal communication skills – able to confidently work with a multi-disciplinary team and liaise with investees and co-investors

Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping businesses to grow

Fluent in English, both verbal and written. Knowledge of other regional languages (e.g. Khmer or other Southeast Asian languages) a plus

THE OPPORTUNITY OFFERS

Wide ranging experience in a flexible and dynamic environment

Exposure to impactful enterprises, VCs and other early stage and/or impact investors, and development partners in Asia

Opportunity to deep dive into the workings of an impact fund and help promising early-stage enterprises from exciting sectors to navigate through start-up financing

POSITION SUMMARY

Role Title:

Investment Analyst

Location:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Reporting to:

Head of Funds

Term:

Unspecified duration, contract under Cambodian law.

Salary:

1,600 – 2,000 USD per month depending on profile and experience (subject to approximately 10-15% taxation; benefiting from local competitive cost of living)

Additional benefits:

Flexible work environment

Training allowance

40 days of annual leave including public holidays

Annual flight home for international staff

Visa, group personal accident insurance, health insurance and travel insurance provided