About the Job
The Impact Investing MovementA paradigm shift is underway. A unique collaboration between pioneering investors, philanthropists, civil society organisations, businesses, governments and entrepreneurs is delivering new tools designed to tackle the complex, global problems we all face today. The era of impact has arrived.
The world faces increasing inequality and the spread of social issues worldwide, from a lack of access to basic education and healthcare to climate change and the refugee crisis. These and other challenges can be addressed by unleashing the twin powers of impact capital and entrepreneurship, complementing the purposeful action and scale brought by global efforts such as the UN’s SDGs and COP.
Impact investment- investing for a measurable financial and social or environmental return- can help tackle these challenges in a way that adds up for everyone, delivering sustainable funding for service providers; financial returns and impact for investors and entrepreneurs; and, breakthrough ideas that lead to lasting improvement for the world.
The Role and Responsibilities
These are 2 new roles reporting to the Market Development Director.
- NAB development – Account development (~50%):
- This is the primary responsibility of the role: develop and nurture relationships with key ecosystem players from the 5 building blocks (as defined by GSG), develop an understanding of the national market, including key barriers and leverage points, identify and galvanise leaders who will convene and lead the set-up of a NAB, provide ongoing guidance and advisory, share best practices and success stories from other countries and existing NABs.
NAB Support – Account services (~30%): Work with existing NABs in your region to co-develop and implement a relevant and market specific support plan, tapping into the assets of the GSG, other NABs and GSG’s strategic partners. This will include:
- Market development: As part of supporting individual NABs or as part of a regional multi-country approach, you will be required to co-design and project manage specific market development initiatives, that will have a significant catalytic effect (e.g.: events, supranational policy guidance, research, catalysation of impact funds, etc)
- Regional partnership development and management: to ensure that all possible resources and assets are leveraged to achieve all of the above and accelerate the creation of measurable positive impact for people and the planet in the region you are responsible for, mutually beneficial partnerships and collaboration are crucial. You will need to identify the best partners on a regional level (if not already partners of GSG), and work closely with them to create synergies, coordinate work and ensure that existing and future NABs benefit from such partnerships.
- Knowledge, policy and communications development: As part of your role, it will be essential to develop, capture, document, disseminate learning, success stories, policies, and any knowledge that will be useful to other countries, in relevant and impactful formats, and in a timely manner.
- Other contributions to GSG core activities including Donor management and reporting: most of the GSG’s core operations are donor funded. It will be therefore essential to dedicate time to M&E and reporting activities.
The GSG is a UK charity with a London head office. The GSG is an equal opportunities employer.
The GSG is not able to sponsor work visas and therefore applicants must be able to work in the relevant geography.
Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.
Essential experience and skills
- Impact focused: Excited by GSG’s mission and with professional knowledge of social enterprise and impact investment sector, coupled ideally with an experience of consulting and/or policy related work.
- Networker by nature: able to draw on others for support in the role; Enjoys meeting, connecting with people, naturally follows up, excels at building long lasting relationships and managing them (incl. database, CRM, etc)
- Facilitator as well as “doer”: enjoys acting as catalyst and having others do joint problem solving
- Communicator: Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills; Exceptional influencing and interpersonal skills; able to adapt to different audiences (e.g. investors, investees, peers, partners, government officials, etc.)
- Team player: Strong team spirit with an ability to contribute to and be part of a high performing team working across geographies in a fast-paced environment
- Flexible: Ability to work in a non-profit environment with limited resources, Self-motivated, Able to work independently and demonstrate initiative and tenacity in seeing tasks or projects through to conclusion;
- Strong on execution: Result oriented overachiever excited by ambitious goals, highly organised, able to prioritise work towards clear goals and performance targets;
- Strategic multitasker with attention to detail: Ability to think at system level and comfortable with abstract thinking—but balanced by ability to implement quickly and with attention to detail, and keep multiple balls in the air at once
- Fluent in English & excellent at MS office suite
- Ability and willingness to travel in the region and internationally
- Min. 7 years of professional experience in relevant fields e.g. Social Enterprise, Impact Investment, Consultancy, Finance, Development Finance. Experience in reporting to Donor Agencies would be ideal.
The GSG will accept applications on a rolling basis until the two positions are filled. Due to the high number of applications usually received the GSG is unable to get back to candidates who are not retained for an interview.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter to: email@example.com.
The Global Steering Group for Impact Investing (GSG) is dedicated to catalysing a global impact investment market. The GSG presently represents 22 member countries plus the EU, through their National Advisory Boards (NABs), and collaborates with global organisations such as UNDP, OECD and others to educate on the impact investing market and its benefit towards achievement of the SDGs. Chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, the GSG brings together leaders from the worlds of finance, business and philanthropy across the globe. Its mission is to embed measurable impact as a deliberate driver of all investment decisions.
The GSG was established in August 2015 as the successor to the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. It is incorporated as a UK Charity.