Associate Investment

Report to: Principal Investment
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Application deadline for the position is February 1, 2022


About Us

Guided by the Karandaaz Vision, we believe that every Pakistani deserves to be Financially Included and Economically Empowered. Our Mission at Karandaaz is to foster economic growth and create jobs through financial inclusion of unbanked individuals and unserved enterprises.

Karandaaz Pakistan is a Non-profit organization, based in Islamabad, registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017. We are supported by Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Karandaaz is governed by an eminent board who set the strategy of the organization and steer it towards achievement of its objectives.

Position Summary

Karandaaz Pakistan is seeking an Associate for the Equity team. The incumbent will be responsible for undertaking deal origination and developing the pipeline for KRN’s equity investments, analyzing and structuring transactions, executing transactions and portfolio management. As part of the aforementioned activities, the incumbent will be responsible for regular interaction with the sponsors of investee companies, participating in the governance of the investee company, ensuring that the business plans and KPIs are being met, highlighting any challenges or opportunities for the attention of the team. In addition to the above, the incumbent will also be responsible for preparing documentation for the Investment Committee.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Deal Origination

  • Support deal origination and pipeline development by identifying and evaluating potential private equity investments in a wide variety of sectors
  • Track and manage pipeline of potential private equity investments

Investment Evaluation & Execution

  • Prepare detailed financial models and projections incorporating potential business cases and scenarios to enable and support investment decision making
  • Manage legal, financial and tax due diligence streams for investment opportunities, including thorough review of industry and company details, evaluating the overall merits, risks, valuation and return profiles of companies across sectors
  • Communicate analysis of private equity investment opportunities, results, and recommendations via reports and presentations, including preparing qualitative and quantitative assessments, memoranda, and spreadsheets
  • Prepare high quality submissions for the Investment Committee
  • Review and participate in the negotiation and finalization of transaction documentation
  • Assist in execution of transaction documentation and closing action items

Portfolio Management

  • Actively engage with the management of investee companies and monitor the performance against the KPIs
  • Monitor, track and report portfolio performance and generate impact reports
  • Work alongside CIO and deal teams on strategic initiatives related to portfolio companies
  • Collaborate with Finance and Monitoring & Evaluation to track, monitor and evaluate portfolio performance and generate impact assessment reports
  • Prepare documentation for Karandaaz’s internal processes including creating and maintaining annual work plans and support in internal and external audits
  • Any other task as may be required

Candidate Profile

  • 5 years of experience in principal investing, impact investing, investment banking, corporate finance, management consulting or M&A group of a reputable corporation
  • Strong grounding and prior professional experience in financial valuation and business analysis
  • Experience in analysis, structuring, execution, and post execution monitoring of principal investments, and/or M&A advisory transactions would be strongly preferred
  • Bachelors Level Degree preferably in business, economics, accounting or related discipline from a reputable international or Pakistani institution
  • Professional exposure to working in investments business in Pakistan
  • Strong command of oral and written English and Urdu

Culture & Values at Karandaaz

Karandaaz Culture is guided by our values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Equity (ICARE). These values shape our choices on what we do and how we do it, both with colleagues internally and partners externally. We also believe that we are all responsible for creating a great place to work and are constantly looking to hire individuals who bring the same level of passion and commitment to the purpose of the organization.

If you believe in the Karandaaz Vision & Values and feel excited about the work we are offering, please send us your application for this position to, clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line. We will be accepting submissions till 1st February, 2022.

Karandaaz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and differently-abled individuals are encouraged to apply.

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