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Analyst, Impact Investing

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Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : New South Wales (2000)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Unique opportunity to apply your knowledge to a values-driven organisation
  • Exposure to engaging work addressing disadvantage in Australia
  • Full-time with flexible-working options, Sydney based

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive. We influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change. SVA has talented and highly committed people from business, government and the social purpose sector with the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to alleviating disadvantage.
SVA is a leader in the Australian impacting investing market and was awarded Impact Investing Asset Manager of the Year at the 2018 Impact Investing Summit Conference. The team’s mandate is domestic and covers unlisted debt, private equity, real assets and infrastructure investments. SVA has a broad and established investor base, ranging from high net worth’s, trusts and foundations and large superannuation funds.  SVA launched Australia’s first social impact bond in 2013 and now manages five social impact bonds. In addition to the development of social impact bonds and funds management, SVA offers structuring and advisory services to its clients in order to develop and bring impact investment products to the market.
The position
We have an exciting full-time opportunity for an Analyst to play an important role in our Impact Investing team in an exciting growth phase of the business. Working collaboratively with the Impact Investing team’s Directors and Managers, the primary purpose of this newly created role is to identify and evaluate transactions including, market and sector analysis, building financial models, undertaking due diligence and assisting with documenting transactions. This role will have a particular focus on supporting SVA’s Social Impact Bonds (SIB) and outcomes contracting practice. In this capacity, the Analyst will develop a deep understanding of SVA’s existing SIBs and our partners, including service delivery organisations, governments and investors. In addition, the Analyst will support the development of new projects, including the development of appropriate measurement and payment structures and other commercial terms. With exposure to a wide variety of opportunities and industries, this role is a unique opportunity to join a market leading team that is shaping the social impact investing landscape.
Who you are
This stimulating opportunity will best suit a self-motivated individual with a proven ability to ensure key tasks and requirements are taken through to completion. We are seeking some previous experience working in financial services, accounting or law combined with a base of knowledge funds management processes and an understanding of the legal framework for transactions. To be successful in this role you will have strong developed credit and financial analysis skills, be capable of prioritising and meeting deadlines and a willing learner able to work across a breadth of activity. This unique role provides exposure to how Impact Investing can generate both a financial and demonstrable social returns for investors.
If you have the knowledge and experience we are looking for and are excited to join our dynamic organisation, please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the position requirements by midnight AEST 23 October 2019.

SVA values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply

Please quote in application: Analyst, Impact Investing via Pro Bono Australia.



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