Investment Manager, Latin America & the Caribbean
- Portland, OR
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Kiva (Kiva.org) is an innovative non-profit focused on connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty and create opportunity. We run a global marketplace platform for crowdfunded microloans that serves the financially excluded. Our company combines the culture and technological passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of a non-profit to address poverty at global scale. In just 13 years, we have raised more than $1.1 billion in loan capital for 2.9 million borrowers in 84 countries. Our lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month and Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level. With offices in San Francisco, Nairobi, New York, Bangkok, and Portland, Kiva’s team has 100+ employees and 400+ volunteers worldwide.
Kiva’s Impact Investments team works with partners and borrowers from all over the world, who post profiles for fundraising onto the Kiva website. The team is responsible for sourcing, monitoring and managing relationships with these partners and borrowers, onboarding and training new partners, and ensuring that all funding relationships are compliant with Kiva’s policies and are aligned with Kiva’s social mission and strategic focus. The Impact Investments team includes staff based in the US, Kenya, and Thailand, who manage Kiva’s investment relationships in every region of the world. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated professional to join our team in Portland, OR.
This Investment Manager role will be responsible for sourcing, developing, and supporting Kiva’s partnership based impact investments, with a focus on countries in Latin America & the Caribbean. In addition to prospecting and due diligence of new investments, this role onboards, trains, and facilitates support for partners to ensure compliance with Kiva’s policies and the effective and efficient use of Kiva’s systems. The ideal candidate is a flexible and positive team player who is passionate about Kiva’s mission and is able to design creative solutions to challenging problems.
Relationship Management — Monitor assigned Investments (both remotely and in-person), including repayments, financial performance, and social performance.
Investment Monitoring — In collaboration with team members, monitor assigned Investments for compliance with Kiva policies and covenants, and adjust access to Kiva funding as necessary.
Business Development — Develop a network to source and recruit new impact investments, with an emphasis on achieving impact at scale. Screen potential investments and review applications.
Due Diligence — Conduct desk and on-site due diligence of potential Investments to assess prospects’ financial and social performance, and mission fit with Kiva. Present potential Investments for approval by Investment Committee.
Deal Structuring — Participate in negotiations on Investment terms and conditions with the goal of maximizing impact at scale.
Technical Support — Assist in onboarding newly Invested Partners, act as liaison, communicate Kiva policy to these Partners and update Kiva stakeholders on new developments and/or issues. Resolve issues faced by the Partners, such as trouble accessing tools provided by Kiva.
Manage Volunteers — Oversee field-based Kiva Fellows, by assisting with training, and by providing direction, supervision and support throughout the Fellow’s placement.
Country/Region Expertise — Provide Kiva with expert guidance on local market conditions in key markets where Kiva manages significant Investment volume.
Strategic Partnerships — Manage active relationships with other funders of assigned Investment Partners; seek out co-investment opportunities where possible.
Documentation — Support drafting and review of transaction documentation of new Investments with legal department.
Technical experience with lending/investing in private companies.
5+ years of work experience in Investment Management, Finance, International Business, Economic Development, or related role.
Full professional fluency in Spanish required; secondary consideration for French & Portuguese.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
Flexible and willing to adjust schedule in order to work across varying time zones.
Able to travel 20% of the time and to adapt to the various work environments travel presents.
Effective while working remotely.
Strong communication skills, including the ability to tailor communications to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders, across multiple cultures.
Ability to network extensively and manage relationships effectively.
Ability to manage time well and prioritize across competing tasks.
Experience investing in, or working professionally in, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Tech savvy. Proficient in office software and adept at learning and using technology platforms.
What we offer:
An amazing mission: Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty across the globe.
An opportunity to join the team of the world\’s first online personal micro lending platform to improve real lives, solve hard problems, and change the world.
Friendly, supportive, and adventurous environment with a team of engaged colleagues.
A comprehensive, industry-leading benefits package.
Opportunities to connect with and learn from colleagues and partners around the world.
Tons of “psychic income” for doing good in the world – priceless!
A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Kiva\’s culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!