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Managing Director, FINCA Ventures

at FINCA International in Washington, DC

About the Job

The candidate will have primary responsibility for business development and should have extended experience in equity investments and have a deep understanding of blended finance and emerging markets investing. S/he is expected to have strong relationships in the African markets to increase the pipeline of viable investments. The ideal candidate brings a passion for impact investing as well as entrepreneurial spirit, and an investment track record. The candidate will also have a good track record of influencing people and creating multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Create and implement FINCA‚Äôs global strategy for impact investing for the next ten years
  • Develop fund strategy and lead the capital raise of the FINCA Ventures impact investment fund
  • Manage origination and structure of new investments in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Monitor industry and market trends and build global business relationships important to the success of FINCA Ventures
  • Present on new investments, existing portfolio performance to the FINCA Ventures Investment Committee and the FINCA International Board of Directors
  • Contribute to internal and external thought leadership to support business development for FINCA and market development in the sector
  • Mentor and manage a team of 2-3 individuals


  • Demonstrated expertise and significant experience (15+ years) in direct investing, investment banking or corporate finance with some experience in emerging markets
  • Fluency in fund structuring and fundraising with experience working with Development Finance Institutions, Foundations, Donor Advised Fund sponsors and Registered Investment Advisors
  • Strong transaction experience in business development, origination, structuring, and portfolio management
  • Analytical skills and good business judgment to identify issues and suggest creative and practical solutions
  • Familiarity with multiple financial products including blended finance, quasi-equity and straight equity
  • Capacity to manage multiple priorities and deliver high quality work on schedule and work with multicultural teams and across boundaries
  • Strong business networks and ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively internationally
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a broad network of stakeholders to deliver outcomes

To apply

FINCA International

Founded in 1984, FINCA International (FINCA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Washington, DC and registered in the State of New York. FINCA is the founder and majority shareholder of FINCA Impact Finance (FIF), one of the largest global networks of community-based microfinance institutions and banks that operates across 20 countries, provides services to more 2.3 million low-income customers annually.