P4G Asia Regional Investment Manager

  • Jakarta
  • World Resources Institute
Program Overview P4G - Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 - contributes to green and inclusive growth in low- and middle-income countries by helping early-stage climate businesses become investment ready and supporting national climate platform connections in food, water and energy systems. Hosted by World Resources Institute and funded by Denmark, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea, P4G partner countries include Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam.P4G provides grants and technical assistance to early-stage climate businesses within a broader partnership in order to improve their investor readiness. All partnerships are aligned to national priorities as defined in the NDCs and coordinated by each of P4G’s nine government-led P4G National Platforms. The partnerships and the National Platforms engage together on sector specific policy and regulatory changes to enable business growth. P4G captures and mobilizes knowledge around these public-private pathways in order to increase the flow of global climate finance to local climate businesses. Job HighlightReporting to P4G’s Executive Director, the Asia Regional Manager will be P4G’s senior representative in Asia, working across stakeholders at the government, industry, finance and NGO communities at a high level and managing a team of staff and portfolio of investees across the region. As the Regional Investment Manager for Asia, you will lead regional engagement with National Platforms at a senior level with two primary targeted outcomes: engagement between the NPs and the startup partnerships around given policy dialogues, and the engagement of the NPs at both a national and a global level at major P4G activities and events. In partnership with these stakeholders you will originate and accelerate climate entrepreneurs in the region, while concurrently working on the market systems to enable the overall growth of the sector.Key roles will be to: (1) Lead the start-up partnerships portfolio: including (a) lead the origination, acceleration and graduation of P4G early stage locally led climate businesses across Asia, managing a portfolio of over a dozen start-up partnerships with selection rounds of 2-3 investees per country on a six-monthly basis; and (b) participate on the P4G Investment Team to lead and prepare initial due diligence and business and financial evaluation of applicant start ups and represent the Asia portfolio to the Independent Grants Committee and prospective investors; and (2) Lead P4G at a regional level, including: (a) develop strategies for work with the P4G National Platforms to advance the enabling policy and regulatory reform as related to the portfolio of companies and their sub-sector areas, including supervision of staff in each country who are responsible for day to day relations and oversight; and (b) advance the state of knowledge related to how to enable greater flows of global climate capital to local climate businesses, including serving as a senior contributor and also as a senior level representative of P4G at national, regional and global events. You will directly manage the Asia regional team of P4G National Platform Liaisons, and be supported by cross-cutting P4G team members in other regions. What You Will DoPartnership origination, acceleration and graduation (70%)Responsible for the origination process across Asia to source innovative early-stage climate ventures. Leads the analysis and due diligence to determine if the climate business has the potential to scale from seed to early growth level. Leads financial due diligence process and evaluation of commercial viability and competitiveness for P4G business model for new P4G partnership applications implementing in Indonesia and Vietnam including reviewing business plan and financial forecasts, and investment risk and mitigation. Prepare the Committee Due Diligence documents to present to the Independent Grants Committee for final award decisions.Conducts market research to support the development of investment strategies and identify transaction opportunities for P4G partnerships implementing in P4G’s country partners in Asia. Facilitate investment and blended finance solutions for P4G partnerships through technical support to their business model and commercial readiness from origination to acceleration. Provides mentor/advisor services to P4G climate businesses. Identify and maintain a network of regional investment and development financing institutions and climate financing facilities to enable transaction deals for P4G funded partnerships. Arrange for value chain B2B matchmaking and investor matchmaking. Leverage network of investor relationships, manage the deal flow of P4G funded partnerships, and assist them in realizing blended financing and financial closure. Lead, engage, and advance P4G knowledge and strategy in Asia (30%)Works with P4G’s in country staff, P4G’s National Platforms, and with other partners in the ecosystem (. accelerators, tech hubs and early stage venture funds) across Asia to build the P4G network. Work with the P4G National Platform Liaisons in the region to ensure coordination between government ministriesand other relevant stakeholders in the private sector and civil societies regarding P4G partnerships, key dialogues, and matters of coordination on behalf of P4G’s overall implementation, strategy and knowledge mobilization.Directly responsible for implementing P4G’s theory of change on the Asian continent. Coordinates directly with the P4G leadership team which includes the other regional investment managers and the operations and knowledge teams. Supervises P4G National Platform Liaisons and Partnership Investment Management staff in the region. Represents P4G at high level discussions within partner Ministries and companies, building relationships at that level both within the P4G National Platform and a broader network.Manages investor relationships with relevant commercial and climate financing agencies to raise investor awareness and understanding of the P4G business model and innovative business models of funded partnerships. Works with the P4G leadership team on fundraising for P4G and for investment in partnerships from donor countries, impact investors, foundations and financial institutions. Travels to other P4G countries primarily in Asia, but also to global meetings and events.What You Will NeedMaster’s or Advanced degree in business or finance or a relevant technical field. Minimum of 10 years of experience in investment, commercial and strategic financial management functions. Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.Technical competency and significant experience in managing financial deal/transactions for innovative projects or enterprises, and/or commercialization of start-up companies, preferably in supporting investment deals for market-based green ventures.Analytical skills and deep knowledge in business planning, financial due diligence, reviewing and negotiating deal documentation. Experience with reviewing investment memorandum, project financing, venture financing, financial modeling and financial structuring (debt, equity, blended, guarantees .Familiarity with regional investment and development financing schemes for innovative green growth projects and on applications of global and regional climate fund facilities.Understanding of investment framework of private equity, development financial institutions and institutional investors. Experience engaging with government officials and in multi-stakeholder engagements and public and private cross-sectoral coordination around green growth and climate themes/SDGs/NDCs. Demonstrated knowledge or expertise in one or more of P4G’s technical sectors is desired. These include the areas of climate, food and agriculture, clean energy, and water.Fluency in English in written and oral communications required. Fluency in one or more national languages a plus.Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, global environment and multilateral institutions.Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and to assess complex situations with strong attention to details to make effective recommendations.Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with others and with the highest standards of integrity.Excellent communications and organizational skills required. Commitment to P4G Partnership’s mission, values, and approach regarding climate and sustainability.Work authorization in Indonesia.Contract Arrangement Full-time with fixed-term employment agreement for up to 31 December 2023 year period with 3 (three) months of consultancy contract apply before the fixed-term employment agreement started.What we offerSalary that is commensurate with experience and skillsCompetitive and comprehensive benefit packageAccess to the WRI global network Opportunity to join and/or get involved in different working groupsA workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our workA chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organizationMust have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.