Senior Associate Strategic Equity Investments

Report to: Chief Investments Officer
Location: Lahore/Karachi/Islamabad (Based on the location of the most suitable candidate)
Application deadline for the position is November 16, 2022


About Us

Karandaaz (KRN) believes 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 not-for-profit organization, based out of 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.

Karandaaz Capital aims to support the development of a market for MSME financing by deepening access to growth capital for MSMEs that will result in the generation of broad-based employment in Pakistan and financial returns for Karandaaz. Karandaaz makes investments that are categorized into four buckets: Direct Investments, Wholesale Investments, Strategic Investments, and Green Investments. These investments by Karandaaz help develop pilot investment models and identify new investment avenues and generate learning for commercial capital providers.

 Position Summary

Karandaaz Pakistan is seeking a Senior Associate for Strategic Investments. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the performance and future challenges of KRN investments in financial sector such as Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC), InfraZamin Pakistan (IZP) and Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC). Other than that, the responsibilities will include origination, structuring, negotiations, documentation, regulators interaction and post deal management.

Job Description

  • Undertake detailed investment analysis, including building valuation models and undertaking industry research.
  • Collect and interpret company data, monitor the key performance indicators and make recommendations.
  • Provide direct support to the CIO in governance and technical matters related to strategic investments in the financial sector
  • Work with team leads responsible for Equity Investments, Lending Portfolio and Green Investments to analyze and recommend matters relating to various Board Committees of strategic investee companies as well as regular equity investments.
  • Monitor, track and report portfolio performance and generate impact reports
  • Prepare and maintain dashboard to reflect financial performance of the business on regular basis
  • Prepare performance presentation for international committees and the Board
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the related industries developments and current events
  • Any other task as may be required for delivering the investment team’s annual work plan


Education & Experience

  • Masters level degree preferably in business, economics, accounting or related discipline from a reputable international or Pakistani institution or CFA with strong analytical skills and modeling.
  • Minimum 07 years of experience of working in a recognized Financial institution.
  • Preference will be given to candidates working in Managerial, Audit, Financial Analysis positions in Financial institutions and have experience of Board and Corporate Governance matters.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Understanding of a not-for-profit organization
  • Strong grounding and prior professional experience in financial valuation and business analysis
  • Strong understanding of Audit Committee matters in financial institutions
  • In-depth understanding of corporate financial reporting
  • Strong command of oral and written English
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • Time management skills
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Customer-centricity
  • Relationship management
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work with a diverse team of people
  • Professional exposure of working in Pakistan

Culture and 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 Karandaaz vision and values and feel excited about the work we are offering, please send us your resume for this position to clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line. 

Karandaaz is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications by all population groups

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