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Director, Mobilization and Blended Finance

Posting Date: May 12, 2022, 5:01:27 PM

Primary Location: Quebec-Montreal 

Job Type: Permanent 

Schedule: Full-time 

   

Overview
FinDev Canada, Canada’s bilateral development finance institution, was established in January 2018. Headquartered in Montreal, FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s export credit agency.  

FinDev Canada’s mandate is to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental progress of emerging markets and developing countries by supporting development through the private sector in a manner consistent with Canada’s international assistance priorities. FinDev Canada provides financing and investment, including blended finance solutions, along with technical assistance and knowledge to support private enterprises and mobilize private capital, both domestic and international, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement commitments. We are driven by three strategic impact goals: women’s economic empowerment, climate action, and market development.  

For more information about FinDev Canada, please visit http://www.findevcanada.ca/

Team & Job Overview

FinDev Canada is seeking an experienced Director for a new team that will be part of the Investments team and focused on building the Mobilization and Blended Finance book of business.  With regards to Mobilization, the Director and his/her team would be responsible for identifying and managing partner relationships across various segments (commercial, institutional, etc.) that would assist the organization in meeting its mobilization goals.  The Director and his/her team would also be responsible for the Blended Finance activities of the organization, which include sourcing and managing concessional finance, structuring and managing blended finance transactions. 

As the Director, Mobilization and Blended Finance, the candidate will need to hire, coach and develop a team that will work together with colleagues in Investments and across the organization in understanding the needs of financing partners (mobilization) as well as structuring/managing solutions which address those needs, including using blended finance.  As part of a new organization, the successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in the evolution and continuous improvement of FinDev Canada’s practices and processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver an annual volume of blended finance transactions as well as an annual volume of funds mobilized
  • Develop and manage relationships with a varied set of partners in order to grow a robust and diverse opportunity set of mobilization possibilities
  • Lead FinDev Canada’s blended finance activities, which include: managing existing sources of concessional capital, obtaining new sources of concessional capital, chair the blended finance transaction committee, and together with his/her team: structure blended finance transactions together with the rest of the Investment team. 
  • Manage all calculations and reporting for mobilization and blended finance
  • Develop and/or implement the strategy for mobilization and blended finance
  • Hire, motivate, train, coach and develop an effective team to help deliver on both mobilization and blended finance targets
  • Oversee and enforce high standards of blended finance transaction underwriting.  In addition to high standards for transaction documentation, expert judgment must be applied to ensure FinDev Canada’s concessionality principles are followed in the structuring process. 

Screening Criteria  

  • Minimum 12-15 years of experience in originating, structuring and managing blended finance transaction or mobilization activities in a development finance institution or a multilateral development bank, which would include relevant leadership and management experience.
  • Strong experience in banking, legal and credit and in-depth knowledge of investment banking products including term loans, revolving loans, trade facilities, syndicated loans, equities, funds, bonds, grants, parallel loans and guarantees.
  • Advanced knowledge of structuring/restructuring in commercial lending and equity investments and/or loan portfolio management in developing markets
  • Networking and relationship management skills
  • Excellent problem solving, people and conflict management, communication and presentation skills.
  • Master’s Degree with a specialization in Business / Finance / Accounting, or equivalent
  • Fluent in one official language (French and English), with a strong preference for fluency in both official languages and Spanish. 

Assets

  • Experience working in the field of corporate finance or private sector development finance, in particular a DFI or an MDB. 
  • Experience working in developing countries. 
  • Understanding and experience with economic and development issues in developing countries.
  • Experience in developing markets in one or more of the following sectors: Renewable energy and Climate Finance, Infrastructure, Agri-food supply chain

Location

  • The position is based in Montreal and will involve travel internationally. 

Salary Range

  • $171,500 to $257,100

Please note that FinDev Canada will be following a mandatory vaccination policy.

 

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Application deadline on www.edc.ca/careers : May 27, 2022, 11:59:00 PM EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation. Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.
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Director, Sustainable Infrastructure & Corporates

Posting Date: May 10, 2022, 4:28:50 PM

Primary Location: Quebec-Montreal 

Job Type: Permanent 

Schedule: Full-time 

 
OverviewFinDev Canada, Canada’s bilateral development finance institution, was established in January 2018. Headquartered in Montreal, FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s export credit agency.  

FinDev Canada’s mandate is to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental progress of emerging markets and developing countries by supporting development through the private sector in a manner consistent with Canada’s international assistance priorities. FinDev Canada provides loans and equity investments, including blended finance solutions, along with technical assistance and knowledge to support private enterprises and mobilize private capital, both domestic and international, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement commitments. We are driven by three strategic impact goals: women’s economic empowerment, climate action, and market development.  
For more information about FinDev Canada, please visit http://www.findevcanada.ca/

Team & Job Overview

FinDev Canada is seeking an experienced Director for a team that will be primarily focused on expanding the Sustainable Infrastructure book of business, which includes debt investments in the Sustainable Energy, Transport and Water subsectors.  The Director will also be responsible for the emerging Corporates business, which includes agribusiness, manufacturing and other general corporate financings.  The Director, and his/her team, would be responsible for originating, structuring, and managing tailored financial solutions for private sector companies in these sectors and contributing to the sustainable development of developing countries. 

As the Director, Sustainable Infrastructure & Corporates, the candidate will need to hire, coach and develop a team that will work together with colleagues in Investments and across the organization in understanding the customer’s needs, structuring solutions which address those needs, assessing credit risk and recommending risk mitigation strategies, as appropriate. The Director and his/her team are expected to maintain and develop excellent client and partner relationships in order to build a robust pipeline of bankable transactions.  As part of a new organization, the successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in the evolution and continuous improvement of FinDev Canada’s practices and processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver an annual volume of bankable and impactful transactions.
  • Develop and manage relationships with partners and potential clients in emerging markets in order to grow a robust and diverse pipeline of impactful and bankable transactions.
  • Develop/implement a strategy for the Sustainable Instructure sector. 
  • Hire, motivate, train, manage and develop an effective team to grow the Sustainable Infrastructure and Corporates part of FinDev Canada’s portfolio. 
  • Work closely with internal subject matter experts, such as legal, risk management, environmental and social, development impact, and others, to maintain a wholistic view of each investment while effectively leading and managing the client relationship.
  • Maintain and enforce high standards of transaction underwriting.  Ensure same high standards are applied to transaction documentation to ensure workability and the accuracy of all financial details and compliance with the FinDev Canada’s policies and procedures.  Apply judgement and interpretation to lead the internal approval process.

Screening Criteria  

  • Minimum 12-15 years of experience in originating, structuring, and managing a portfolio of investments in a development finance institution or a multilateral development bank, which would include relevant leadership and management experience.
  • Strong experience in banking, legal and credit and in-depth knowledge of investment banking products including project finance, term loans, revolving loans, trade facilities, syndicated loans, equities, funds, bonds, grants, parallel loans and guarantees.
  • Advanced knowledge of structuring/restructuring in commercial lending and equity investments and/or loan portfolio management in developing markets.
  • Networking and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent problem solving, people and conflict management, communication and presentation skills.
  • Master’s Degree with a specialization in Business / Finance / Accounting, or equivalent.
  • Fluent in one official language (French and English), with a strong preference for fluency in both official languages and Spanish.

Assets

  • Experience working in the field of corporate finance or private sector development finance, in particular a DFI or an MDB. 
  • Experience working in developing countries. 
  • Understanding and experience with economic and development issues in developing countries.
  • Experience in developing markets in one or more of the following sectors: renewable energy, climate finance, infrastructure, transport, water/sanitation, agribusiness, manufacturing and/or supply chain finance.

Location

  • The position is based in Montreal and will involve travel internationally. 

Salary Range

  • $171,500- $257,100, plus performance-based incentive

Please note that FinDev Canada will be following a mandatory vaccination policy.

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Application deadline on www.edc.ca/careers : May 27, 2022, 11:59:00 PM EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation. Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.
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Investment Officer / Lead Investment Officer

Posting Date: Feb 21, 2022, 11:03:12 AM

Primary Location: Quebec-Montreal 

Job Type: Permanent 

Schedule: Full-time 

 

Canada’s development finance institution (“DFI”), operating as FinDev Canada, was established in January 2018. Headquartered in Montreal, FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export Development Canada (“EDC”), Canada’s export credit agency.  FinDev Canada’s mandate is to provide a range of financing solutions, including debt, equity and guarantees, to achieve clear development objectives by supporting private sector companies in developing market countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The private sector plays a key role as a driver of economic growth and development, and DFIs are critical instruments to facilitate and optimize the contribution of private investment to economic and social development. While remaining financially self-sustaining, DFIs respond to the specific challenges faced by companies operating in developing countries to access to the finance necessary to grow their businesses. 

FinDev Canada aspires to contribute to the field of private sector development finance with an innovative, collaborative and business-minded approach. Through its actions, it seeks to generate positive impacts in terms of job creation, climate change mitigation and women’s economic empowerment, in a manner consistent with Canada’s international development mandate.

This is a unique opportunity to join a small, but growing, team of highly talented professionals whose mission is to help build FinDev Canada into a successful, ground-breaking organization whose activities will contribute to changing people’s lives in developing countries.

The position is located in Montreal and will involve travel to Ottawa.

 

Team & Job Overview

FinDev Canada is seeking an experienced Investment Officer and a Lead Investment Officer to join our new team and contribute to the successful operation of FinDev Canada. The Lead Investment Officer will work as an integral part of a team of professionals that will source, assess and manage financial transactions. 

The successful candidates will originate, structure and deliver tailored financial solutions to private sector companies and projects that contribute to the sustainable development of developing countries and to FinDev Canada's strategic objectives of job creation, women economic empowerment and climate change mitigation. 

We are looking to identify a candidate with experience in development finance, commercial credit analysis, structuring, documentation and transaction management who is committed to the principles of sustainable development.  The candidate will be relied upon to understand the customer’s needs, structure solutions which address those needs, assess the credit risk and recommend risk mitigation strategies as appropriate to achieve the optimal balance between development impact and FinDev Canada’s business requirements.  The role will work closely with Development Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance specialists to ensure that transactions achieve FinDev Canada’s objectives.

As part of a new organization, the successful candidate will play a role in the evolution and continuous improvement of FinDev Canada’s practices and processes.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifies, creates and develops new business opportunities with both current and potential clients and partners
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with clients, banking and DFI/multilateral partners to develop high quality, specific business opportunities
  • Independently leads/or advises on proportionate share of complex transactions / customer portfolios
  • Assesses / mitigates transaction risks
  • Determines financial eligibility of customers, borrowers and other counter parties and drafts and/or reviews documents to deliver products
  • Formulates pricing/term strategy reflective of risk and market conditions and contributes to the negotiation strategy
  • Recommends and/or approves transactions within specified parameters, policies and guidelines
  • Guides customer engagement and negotiation strategy
  • Actively manages a portfolio of customers / transactions; maintains effective relationships with clients and partners; monitors risks; recommends options for the mitigation of risks and for the optimal support to customers.

Screening Criteria  

  • Minimum 7 years of experience (Investment Officer) 12 years of experience (Lead Investment Officer) in financial services
  • Recent experience structuring/restructuring in commercial lending and equity investments and/or loan portfolio management in developing markets, preferably in the field of corporate finance or private sector development finance, in a DFI a Multilateral Development Bank, or other similar development-focused financial institution
  • Networking and relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to sustainable development
  • Master’s Degree with a specialization in Business / Finance / Accounting, or equivalent
  • Bilingualism in both official languages (French and English). However, in the event a qualified bilingual candidate is not found, a qualified unilingual candidate will be considered. Both bilingual and unilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Assets

  • Experience working in developing countries, preferably in Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Understanding and experience with economic and development issues in developing countries
  • Experience in one or more of the following sectors: Renewable energy and Climate Finance, Infrastructure, Agri-food supply chain, Financial Intermediaries in developing markets
  • Fluent Spanish

Salary ranges

  • Investment Officer: $124,800 - $187,300, plus performance-based incentive
  • Lead Investment Officer: $146,500 - $219,700, plus performance-based incentive

Location

  • The position is based in Montreal and will involve travel to Ottawa and internationally.  

We intend to use this candidate pool to fill openings in 2022.

Please note that EDC will be following a mandatory vaccination policy.

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Application deadline on www.edc.ca/careers : June 3, 2022, 12:59:00 AM EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation. Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.
 
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Principal / Senior Advisor, Compliance Risk Management Compliance Lead, FinDev Canada

Posting Date: May 4, 2022, 2:47:42 PM

Primary Location: Ontario-Ottawa 

Job Type: Permanent 

Schedule: Full-time 

EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering information, knowledge and innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. We take on risk so Canadian businesses can take on the world.

When you join our team, you’ll be helping Canadian companies bring their vision, passion and innovation to the global marketplace. Your knowledge and expertise will support more than 25,000 Canadian companies and their customers in as many as 200 markets worldwide. You’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with the best and brightest in an inclusive, collaborative environment that fosters professional development and success. And you’ll know that you’re making a difference every day—for companies, for Canada and for the people you work with.

Year after year, EDC has been recognized as a Top 100 and Top Family-Friendly Employer.    #LI-Hybrid

Export Development Canada (EDC) is seeking a seasoned compliance risk professional to join the Compliance & Ethics team as Principal or Senior Advisor, Compliance Risk Management (CRM). In this senior role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the enhancement of CRM at EDC while assisting to develop a specific CRM program for FinDev Canada. 

FinDev Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDC, was established in 2018 as Canada’s development finance institution. FinDev Canada’s mandate is to provide financial solutions to the private sector and mobilize private investment in developing countries in order to empower women, mitigate and adapt to climate change, and develop markets in a manner consistent with Canada’s international development priorities.

As a member of the EDC group, FinDev Canada benefits from a ‘shared service’ environment, which includes the provision of CRM services from EDC. As FinDev Canada enters an exciting phase of growth and maturity as an organization, a specific compliance resource to address the management and mitigation of compliance risks for FinDev Canada critical. 

To that end, in this new senior role, you will be responsible for continuing development of the identification, risk-assessment, monitoring and testing and management of key compliance risks for FinDev Canada in alignment with the EDC CRM program. This includes oversight over the identification and management of compliance risks and controls as they relate to legal and other compliance obligations of FinDev Canada. You will also develop training and awareness initiatives to enhance leader and employee knowledge of compliance requirements and risks.  
In addition to your responsibilities with FinDev Canada, you will also be part of EDC’s growing compliance team and, as required, may provide expert guidance to other EDC business units to ensure that risks are being effectively monitored and controlled in accordance with EDC’s risk appetite.  
Discipline Summary

  • Applies a risk-based approach for identifying, risk-assessing, communicating, managing and mitigating compliance risks
  • Designs, develops, implements and promotes awareness of the organization’s CRM mandate and policies
  • Coordinates and conducts the assessment of internal controls to ensure compliance with applicable legal obligations and adopted industry standards
  • Develops and/or oversees the development of safeguards to ensure the effectiveness of the organization’s internal controls

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining a Compliance Risk Management program, including policies, standards, guidelines, processes and procedures, as applicable, in support of EDC’s responsibility to provide compliance risk management to FinDev Canada
  • Working with key EDC and FinDev Canada stakeholders, establishes, maintains, and conducts ongoing mapping and optimization of a compliance universe
  • Collaborates closely with FinDev Canada Legal Services and other subject matters experts with respect to legal and compliance obligations (including new and evolving complex legal and compliance obligations)
  • Conducts risk assessments and develop risk-based methodologies to independently monitor, test and constructively challenge the operating effectiveness of compliance controls
  • Oversees issues management processes and methodologies, to identify, assess, track and, as appropriate, escalates compliance issues
  • Responsible for the design, content and production of compliance reporting (including the development of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs), and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Develops training to educate FinDev Canada employees, leaders, Executive and the Board of Directors on compliance risk
  • Provides expert advice and guidance to stakeholders across the organization on the day-to-day management of compliance risks
  • Supports complex projects and initiatives in collaboration with business and technology partners
  • Creates and prepares memos and reports communicating regulatory updates of compliance issues for distribution internally, to Senior Management and the Board of Directors; or to various committees in a concise and professional manner
  • As required, performs similar responsibilities in support of the EDC CRM program

Screening Criteria

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Law or in a related field
  • Minimum 7 years (Sr. Advisor) or 10 years (Principal) of experience in compliance, legal, regulatory or related experience in the financial services industry 
  • Deep understanding of compliance risk management frameworks, policies, methodology and best practices
  • Knowledge of governing legislation and regulatory guidelines
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of financial institution standards relating to compliance risk management
  • Experience with international financial transactions and managing financial crime risk
  • Experience marrying legislative and/or supervisory requirements applicable to financial institutions
  • Excellent relationship and influence management skills with the ability to build productive relationships across teams and levels of seniority
  • Results-oriented, highly motivated with a great ability to influence others
  • Great attention to detail, proactive and responsive to short deadlines
  • Autonomy, initiative and capacity for peer and self-learning
  • Experience and proven abilities in preparing and drafting reports for management
  • Bilingual in both official languages (French and English)*
  • * In the event a qualified bilingual candidate is not found, a qualified unilingual candidate will be considered. Both bilingual and unilingual candidates are encouraged to apply

Assets 

  • Experience in working in a financial Crown Corporation, developmental or other international financial institution or comparable environment 
  • License to practice law

Salary ranges

  • Principal: $106,500 - $159, 700, plus performance-based incentive
  • Senior Advisor: $89, 000 - $133,600, plus performance-based incentive

*Please note that we will consider candidates at the Principal level and Senior Advisor level depending on the incumbent’s qualifications*.
Location

  • It is preferred that this role be performed, with a hybrid work arrangement, at the EDC Head Office in Ottawa or the FinDev Canada Head Office in Montreal. Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates. For qualified candidates, a remote work arrangement may be considered from any city within Canada. 

Please note that EDC will be following a mandatory vaccination policy.

 

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Application deadline on www.edc.ca/careers : May 20, 2022, 11:59:00 PM EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation. Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.
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Senior Impact Officer

Posting Date: May 11, 2022, 5:20:57 PM

Primary Location: Quebec-Montreal 

Job Type: Permanent 

Schedule: Full-time 

 

Overview
FinDev Canada, established in January 2018 as a subsidiary of Export Development Canada (“EDC”), Canada’s export credit agency, is Canada’s new development finance institution (“DFI”). Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, FinDev Canada’s mandate is to contribute to the economic and social development of developing countries by providing financial solutions to local private sector companies. 

The private sector has a key role to play in development as it is a fundamental driver of economic growth, and DFIs are critical instruments to facilitate and optimize the contribution of private investment to development. They respond to the specific challenges faced by companies in developing countries in getting access to the finance necessary to grow their business and they do so while remaining financially self-sustaining.

FinDev Canada aspires to contribute to the field of development finance with an innovative, collaborative and business-minded approach. Through its action it will seek to generate positive impacts in terms of women’s economic empowerment, job creation, and climate change mitigation, in a manner consistent with Canada’s international development mandate. 

FinDev Canada is currently looking for a Senior Impact Officer, to support the implementation of FinDev Canada’s Development Impact Framework and support the work of the Investment team, fulfilling a variety of tasks critical to the success of the organization. The role reports to the Manager, Impact and Climate.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing team of highly talented and committed professionals whose mission is build a successful, ground-breaking organization whose activities will contribute to changing people’s lives in developing countries by supporting successful and impactful businesses.

 

Team Overview
Our purpose is to help entrepreneurs build a sustainable future for their businesses, which in turn will better support their communities. Our development impact goals focus on market development, women’s economic empowerment, and climate mitigation and adaptation, and FinDev Canada’s Development Impact Framework, Gender Equality Strategy and Climate Change Strategy outline how the organization plans to effectively assess, monitor, and report on projected and actual development impacts throughout the lifecycle of our investments. 

 

Discipline Summary
Working closely with other team members, including from the Investment team, Risk Management team, and Strategy team and our clients, the role ensures that FinDev Canada’s transaction processes and portfolio management are aligned with our corporate development impact objectives. The successful candidate will contribute to the implementation and continuous improvement of FinDev Canada’s tools, practices and processes in the area of development impact to optimize the organization’s performance in these areas.

Key Responsibilities
As a member of the Impact Enablement team, the Senior Impact Officer implements FinDev Canada’s Development Impact Framework and is responsible for the optimization and application of FinDev Canada’s approach and practices related to development impact. This may include, inter alia:

  • Conduct transaction screening, due diligence and annual review using our impact assessment tools to provide clear and compelling development impact analyses for transaction documentation.
  • Engage with FinDev Canada clients, in collaboration with the Investment team, to understand clients’ impact objectives and the support they require to maximize developmental impacts and their business success.
  • Support investment portfolio management by conducting advanced analyses on our impact at both client and portfolio levels.
  • Conduct research on strategic development impact topics using advanced quantitative and qualitative methods and use the results to produce compelling reports, briefing notes and presentations for various audiences.
  • Support the technical assistance facility in providing capacity building and advisory services to FinDev Canada clients, particularly as it relates to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, impactful data, and climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • Be a lead contributor to the continuous improvement of our impact assessment, management and reporting strategies, tools, practices and processes, ensuring there are in line with leading approaches and latest evidence in the field.
  • Develop and deliver trainings on development impact for other staff members, clients and other stakeholders.
  • Provide advice on development impact to senior management and the Board of Directors.
  • Manage relationships with leading industry organizations and professionals working in development impact management to ensure continued relevance of approaches.
  • Contribute to communications and thought leadership including the annual report, social media content, and blog on topics related to development impacts of FinDev Canada clients / portfolio, particularly as it relates to development impact.

Screening Criteria  

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field, with a specialization in economics, development studies, international affairs or other relevant disciplines; postgraduate studies (e.g. master) would be a strong asset.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant practical experience working on development impact issues in development finance, impact or responsible investment, private sector development in emerging markets or another relevant sector.
  • English proficiency: bilingual in both official languages (French and English) preferred.
  • Strong communication skills in Spanish is strongly preferred.

Assets

  • Being a solution-orientated self-starter, with the ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience engaging directly with private companies in developing countries, preferably in Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or Sub-Saharan Africa.   
  • Experience in one or more of the following sectors: Sustainable infrastructure (e.g. renewable energy), agri-business value chains, financial intermediaries in developing markets.
  • Strong understanding of FinDev Canada’s three development impact goals, i.e. women’s economic empowerment, climate mitigation and adaptation and local market development.
  • Knowledge of impact measurement, monitoring & evaluation practices.
  • Knowledge of specialized technologies, data systems that relate to management information systems of financial sector entities.
  • Capacity in macro-economic modelling.
  • Strong business communications skills, including writing, presentation and facilitation skills; ability to convey complex concepts simply.
  • Demonstrated innovation skills and personal agility, acquired in such contexts as: direct involvement in new product development and launch, leadership responsibilities in a startup or high growth organization.

Salary ranges

  • Sr. Impact Officer, Level  4: $89,000 - $133,000, plus performance based incentive. 

Location

  • The position is based in Montreal and will involve travel within Canada and internationally (approximately 20%).

Please note that EDC will be following a mandatory vaccination policy.

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Application deadline on www.edc.ca/careers : May 27, 2022, 11:59:00 PM EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation. Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.
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Senior Partnership Specialist

Posting Date: May 11, 2022, 10:55:25 AM

Primary Location: Quebec-Montreal 

Job Type: Permanent 

Schedule: Full-time 

 

Overview:

FinDev Canada, Canada’s bilateral development finance institution, was established in January 2018. Headquartered in Montreal, FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s export credit agency.  

FinDev Canada’s mandate is to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental progress of emerging markets and developing countries by supporting inclusive and sustainable development through the private sector in a manner consistent with Canada’s international assistance priorities. FinDev Canada provides financing and investment, including blended finance solutions, along with technical assistance and knowledge, to support private enterprises and mobilize private capital, both domestic and international, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement commitments. We are driven by three strategic impact goals: women’s economic empowerment, climate action, and market development.  

For more information about FinDev Canada, please visit http://www.findevcanada.ca/

FinDev Canada is seeking a Senior Partnerships Specialist who aspires to work with a dynamic team to leverage external partnerships to support development through the private sector in emerging markets and developing countries. 

Responsibilities:

As part of the Impact Enablement Team, the Senior Partnership Specialist will drive the acceleration of FinDev Canada’s performance and reputation through the design, development, implementation, and management of strategic partnerships. 

  • Contributes to the development of the overall partnership engagement strategy and implementation plans, including identification and management of new strategic partnerships, initiatives, engagements, and events, in alignment with FinDev Canada’s strategy and corporate plan.
  • Engages in relationship management with external constituencies and stakeholders, including philanthropy (private donors), think tanks/academia (e.g. IDRC, IISD, Brookings, universities), civil society organizations/NGOs (e.g. WWF), the UN system, and with private-sector led initiatives aligned with FinDev Canada’s three impact goals.
  • Engages with DFI and MDB partners, and with G20 and G7 in coordination with the Government Relations team in Strategy & Innovation. 
  • Engages with private investors and financiers in coordination with the Investments team.
  • Manages FinDev Canada’s Advisory Council, established to provide informal advice to FinDev Canada senior leadership, including content and programming for Advisory Council meetings held four times each year. 
  • Contributes to the conceptualization, development, and implementation of a thought leadership/knowledge agenda that is aligned with FinDev Canada’s strategy and for which strategic partners could add value.
  • Carries out fundraising with private donors and coordinates with the Mobilization & Blended Finance team in Investments. 
  • Collaborates with Government Relations team in Strategy & Innovation on fundraising vis-à-vis the Government of Canada. 
  • Contributes to the development and update of FinDev Canada’s overall strategy and corporate plan.
  • Contributes to the design, development, and implementation of blended finance solutions with the Investments team.

Screening Criteria:

  • Graduate degree in business administration, commerce, international relations, international development, economics, or other relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in a development finance institution (DFI) or multilateral development bank (MDB) focused on mobilizing private investment in emerging markets and developing countries or investment experience with a development lens (gender, E&S, climate) in the private sector.
  • Solid understanding of the international development ecosystem, including the roles of DFIs, MDBs, and other partners and stakeholders in supporting private investment in emerging markets and developing countries.
  • Project management experience.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent networking, partner engagement, and partnership management skills with demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external constituencies and stakeholders at all organizational levels. 
  • Client-centric and practical ensuring the design, development, and implementation of partnerships, knowledge, and other solutions are relevant and impactful to FinDev Canada’s clients, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent ability to take initiative and work independently while at the same time maintaining team members and senior leaders up-to-date and seek guidance when necessary.
  • Strong conceptualization and research/analytical skills, with the ability to think creatively and strategically and to analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into effective strategic documents and briefs.
  • Excellent capacity to distill written documents and other complex topics into compelling and appealing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, engage in a strategic dialogue with key stakeholders, and speak persuasively.
  • Superb time management with track record of delivering high-quality work and meet deadlines with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and interests, demonstrating flexibility, ability to problem-solve, learn quickly, and anticipate and respond to emerging priorities.
  • Energetic team player, strong spirit of collaboration, results-focused, confident, highly motivated.

Assets:

  • Management of external councils, stakeholder groups, or similar.
  • Understanding of how to leverage marketing and communications, and knowledge/thought leadership functions within an organization.
  • Interest in or experience working in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Bilingualism (French & English) *

*Preference will be given to bilingual candidates

Salary:

  • $89,000 - $133,600 + performance based incentive

Location of work:

  • This position is located in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Please note that EDC will be following a mandatory vaccination policy.

 

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Application deadline on www.edc.ca/careers : May 27, 2022, 11:59:00 PM EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation. Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.
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