Senior Associate, Strategic Equity Investments

Islamabad (PK)
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Oct 24, 2021

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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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake detailed investment analysis, including building valuation models and undertaking industry research
  • Collect and interpret company data and monitor the key performance indicators and make recommendations
  • Lead and assist in origination, evaluation, documentation of projects such as setting up of new financial institutions focusing on the financial inclusion of SMEs in Pakistan and on anchor investments in core sectors including Healthcare, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Green Finance.
  • Prepare documentation and reporting
  • Monitor, track and report portfolio performance and generate impact reports
  • Confirm completion of time-sensitive work and supporting documentation
  • Prepare and maintain dashboard to reflect financial performance of the business on a regular basis
  • Prepare performance presentation for international committees and the Board
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the related industries happenings and current events
  • Any other task as may be required for delivering the CIC work plan

Education and Experience

  • 7-9 years of experience in principal investing, impact investing, investment banking, corporate finance, management consulting or M&A group of a recognized multinational corporation
  • Professional Qualification CIMA
  • Preference will be given to candidates working in managerial positions in financial institutions and have experience of Board and corporate governance matters.
  • 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
  • Masters level degree preferably in business, economics, accounting or related discipline from a reputable international or Pakistani institution
  • Strong analytical skills and financial modeling skill preferred

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong command of oral and written English
  • Board and governance experience
  • Excellent excel skills in general and financial modeling skills in particular
  • Transaction structuring, negotiations, and documentation
  • In-depth understanding of corporate reporting and presentation
  • Participation in internal committees will be an added advantage
  • Professional exposure of working in Pakistan


Karandaaz Pakistan, a Section 42 company established in August 2014, promotes access to finance for small businesses through a commercially directed investment platform, and financial inclusion for individuals by employing technology enabled digital solutions. The Company has financial and institutional support from leading international development finance institutions; principally the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

The Company has four verticals:

  • Karandaaz Capital provides wholesale structured credit and equity-linked direct growth capital investments in micro, small and mid-size enterprises (MSMEs) with compelling prospects for sustainable growth and employment generation in Pakistan
  • Karandaaz Digital focuses on expanding the poor’s access to digital financial services in Pakistan by working across the ecosystem with all stakeholders including regulators, policy-makers, government departments, businesses and researchers and academics with activities arranged in four key work areas–Policy and Regulation, Seeding Innovation, Experimentation and Solutions Development, and Scale and Outreach.
  • Karandaaz Innovation manages the Innovation Challenge Fund, providing risk capital and grants to partners with an aim to generate innovative solutions to complex problems in areas of financial inclusion and entrepreneurship.
  • Knowledge Management and Communications supports the company's core financial inclusion goal by developing and disseminating evidence based insights and solutions to influence markets and the financial ecosystem.
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