About the Role
We are in the process of rebuilding the Acumen Pakistan team. Acumen’s team in Pakistan is small, fun and committed and the Portfolio Associate will play a key role in the success, development and impact of Acumen’s portfolio in Pakistan.
The Associate will source and evaluate new investment opportunities, conduct due diligence on high potential opportunities, and assist with structuring deal terms.
The Associate will also be responsible to provide post investment support to our existing portfolio in Pakistan.
Specific responsibilities include :
Identifying investment opportunities and due diligence
Identifying, cultivating, and reviewing a pipeline of early-stage investment opportunities that serve the poor in our portfolio sectors : Healthcare, Education, Agriculture and Energy.
Conducting due diligence and investment analysis, including financial modelling, valuation review and structuring
Preparing and presenting investment documentation for review to the Portfolio team before presenting it to Acumen Pakistan Investment Committee
Impact Assessments and Portfolio operations
Working along with the Portfolio team in maintaining core portfolio processes, including the Annual Review, scheduling Investment Committee meetings, updating of data on eFront, preparing Closing Sets;
Work with the Acumen Pakistan team to : (i) Analyze and document data-driven explanations for portfolio decisions; (ii) Extract and document investment-specific and general insights;
iii) Analyze metrics data to identify patterns; and (iv) Channel that data to outputs for marketing and fundraising efforts.
Post Investment Support and Metric Evaluation
Assess portfolio company needs related to post-investment support; design and implement post-investment interventions in coordination with the Portfolio team.
Support the Portfolio team to design and evaluate key metrics to measure the social and financial returns on investments.
Support the Portfolio team to develop a network of advisors including funders, thought leaders, sector and functional experts to help with post investment support.
Qualifications & Skills
3 - 5 years of experience in, investment management, venture capital, private equity or consulting Bonus if experience with financial and operational due diligence of early-stage businesses
Strong financial, modeling and business analysis skills; demonstrated by prior experience.
Familiarity with the social enterprise and impact investing sectors; demonstrated commitment to serving the poor is preferred.
Strong ability to take initiative with research and analysis and produce valuable results in conditions of uncertainty.
Excellent operational skills including problem solving and project management skills, including ability to work and deliver projects independently, proactively and under pressure.
Excellent relationship and interpersonal skills courtesy, tact, patience
Self-reflective and aligned with Acumen values
Authorization to work in Pakistan on a permanent basis.