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Marketing and Fundraising Officer

at SIMA Funds in Remote (from India, Pakistan, or sub-Saharan Africa)

About the Job

You will work with the marketing and fundraising team to pursue an annual fundraising portfolio, made up of investors from across the public, institutional, and individual segments. We are fortunate to work with some of the world’s most innovative global funding partners, including AXA, MetLife, Church Pension Group, FMO, DFC, USAID, Shell Foundation, and Heifer Foundation to name a few. You will be asked to collaborate across our investment, marketing, and fundraising teams to support our dynamic portfolio of new and existing projects.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Research and build a pipeline of fundraising opportunities, from institutions, corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals across the globe.
  • Maintain existing investor relationships.
  • Proposal and report writing: Work with team to design compelling grant and funding proposals and reports.
  • Investor meetings and presentations.
  • Design and execute marketing initiatives on LinkedIn, Google Ads, and email campaigns

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible

Job Location
Remote from Pakistan, India, or Kenya.

Compensation
Commensurate with location and experience

Benefits
Health insurance

Qualifications

We are looking for someone with 2+ years of relevant background in fundraising, marketing, investor relations, or business development. You should be able to demonstrate a track record of business development or marketing success and speak the language of finance, business and impact investment.

Candidate should have strong investor prospecting and researching skills.

Candidate should have strong writing skills, and the proven ability to communicate complicated ideas in a clear, simple, and inspiring way.

Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Likely hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, communications, business, marketing, or international development.
  • Experience managing a CRM system.
  • Experience creating marketing campaigns from scratch with a polished eye.
  • Write and Speak fluent English.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite and graphic design a major plus
  • Track record of fundraising with a team a major plus

To apply

Send a 2-3 paragraph Cover Letter and Resume to Erin@simafunds.com with cc to ramsha@simafunds.com. Applications without a cover letter outlining suitability with the position will not be considered.

SIMA Funds

Social Investment Managers and Advisors LLC (SIMA) seeks a Partner to support the expansion of our company focused on investment opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid with commercial returns and clear social benefits. Our company believes in transparency, inclusive decision-making and innovative thinking in some of the poorest countries in the world – namely sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The firm’s Managing Partners are among the longest serving social investment fund managers and actively contributed to the development of the social impact investment industry.

We have three business lines including fund management, advisory, and social businesses.

In fund management, SIMA is a pioneer in the off-grid solar sector and closed one of the largest funds of its kind, a $90 million fund with premier impact investors including Met Life, AXA, Church Pension Group, Portico, OPIC, USAID, FMO, BIO, OeEB and others. The Fund is also listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. In terms of impact, the fund reduces CO2 emissions, provides clean energy 1+ million people, and promulgates a code of responsible conduct in the emerging off-grid solar sector.

We are launching an innovative exchange-traded and rated 5Bn rupee investment fund on the Pakistan Stock Exchange to raise money for microfinance from local capital markets and indigenous sources. We also are launching a pilot fund to lend to smaller, locally owned off-grid solar distributors in emerging markets.

In advisory services, we have completed mandates for asset management, valuation, strategic planning and services with Mercy Corps, the UN Foundation, the Pontifical Mission Society (Catholic Church), Fred Hallows Foundation, and others.

Our portfolio companies are opening up new markets by using innovations in microfinance, technology, mobile payment platforms and clean energy to meet the needs of low-income customers. These companies have solid risk/return profiles and growth rates, presenting an important opportunity for impact investors. Over time, we also have ambitions to work in other sectors serving low-income customers, such as in healthcare, sanitation and education.