Associate (Strategic Planning) (Water included)
IIX is a global organization dedicated to building a more inclusive world by changing financial systems and innovating solutions for women empowerment, climate action, and community resilience. Over the past decade, we have built the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for impact investing (Impact Partners), created innovative financial products such as the Women’s Livelihood Bond, operated award-winning enterprise technical assistance programs such as IIX ACTS, and established an Impact Institute for training and education. To date, our work has spanned 46 countries, unlocked US$127 million of private sector capital to support 150+ enterprises, avoided over a million tons of carbon and impacted over 77 million direct and household lives. The foundation of IIX’s work is its proprietary Impact Assessment which effectively measures the social and environmental impact of the investment and gives value to the voices of the underserved. IIX has received numerous awards for its work including the Oslo Business for Peace Award, the ‘Nobel Prize for Business’.
For more information about IIX, please visit www.iixglobal.com.
About a career with IIX:
You will join a highly effective team that provides you with an un-paralleled hands-on exposure to the Impact Investing and Social Finance space.
When you join IIX, you embark on a rewarding career of doing good for the world where we also heavily invest in your professional development as we will build on your strengths and help you gain new skills with training, coaching, encouragement and guiding you in the right direction.
You WANT to instigate change.
As a successful team member, you should be:
- Mission driven: Commitment to sustainable development and innovative finance as a path to unlock society’s potential to effect social change is essential for a happy and successful tenure at IIX.
- Results oriented: At IIX, we manage toward impact maximization and produce measurable returns. These results strengthen the ecosystem and transform existing realities by helping impact enterprises magnify their impact and scale.
- Resourceful: While IIX is a seasoned stakeholder in the impact enterprise and impact investing space in Asia, we pride ourselves on creating opportunities. Being resourceful and skilled at mobilizing human, financial and political resources to achieve IIX’s mission is a key part of the role.
Some of our clients include foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Foundation, corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank and KKR, international non-profits such as Oxfam and World Vision, multilateral institutions such as the Asian Development Bank, UN Agencies such as UNDP, and government agencies such as USAID (US gov’t) ,Sida (Swedish gov’t), and DFAT (Australian gov’t).
About the role:
We are looking to expand our team and bring on board dynamic individuals who are excellent communicators, critical thinkers and effective doers who naturally builds relationships that lead to results.
We are looking for a communicator, a thinker and a doer who naturally builds relationships that lead to results. You will be able to transition seamlessly from thinking strategically about new business relationships (with donors/clients/investors/INGOs) to managing the relationships and executing new pilot initiatives. We have a small and energetic team, and this is a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of role. We want someone who first and foremost has a positive attitude. In addition, you are creative, a problem solver, who knows how to push the envelope, and is an incredibly fast learner.
Business Development/Advisory Services
- Grow and develop strategic initiatives and get involved in organization-wide operational efforts such as partnerships development
- Support the Founder and Managing Director in developing proposals for product development and advisory assignments
- Lead and assist in fund raising efforts for advisory projects
- Able to work with a variety of stakeholders including MNCs, INGOs, DFIs and governmental bodies
- Oversee and manage the delivery of advisory assignments for clients
- Cultivate and close relationships with individual partners to enhance IIX’s visibility, access, and influence, while developing a broader platform for further pipeline building
- Create and direct new business opportunities
- Develop an understanding of IIX’s strategy and preferred approach for partnerships and program fundraising
- Contribute to the overall development of IIX by collaborating with other strategic initiatives and organization-wide operational efforts.
To be a successful Associate with IIX, you should have:
- At least 4+ years of relevant work experience.
- International development experience: Experience working in management consulting, financial institutions or with an internationally focused foundation, corporate foundation, non-profit, or bilateral or multilateral donor is preferred.
- Operational experience: Experience working in or with growth-stage enterprises, ideally as an entrepreneur.
- Bachelors/Masters in any relevant liberal arts subjects, Business Administration or Public Policy.
- Demonstrated technical expertise and professional experience working in one of IIX’s five priority sectors: energy, agriculture, water, health, and education.
- Experience in fund-raising and winning advisory assignments
- Field level development work experience, preferably in Asia and the Pacific.
- Positive, proactive and self-motivated attitude with a willingness to learn.
- Excellent proficiency working in Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
- Singaporeans and Singapore PR candidates preferred, although we can consider candidates based in South and South East Asia.
- Availability for travel.
- Start date – Immediate
Please submit a resume, cover letter, your college/university transcripts and a one-page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates will be considered and contacted by a member of the IIX team for an interview to discuss your skills, interest and experiences. You will also be requested to complete a writing exercise. IIX is an equal opportunity employer. Only candidates who are excellent writers, critical thinkers and energetic team players will be successful at IIX.