Rare

  • Financial Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Job ID
    2019-1350
    Employment Type
    Employee (Full-Time)
  • Position Overview

    Rare is currently seeking a Financial Analyst for its Blended Finance Initiative working from its headquarters in Arlington, VA.

     

    Under the Blended Finance Initiative, Rare is developing a pathway to finance community-led conservation at scale by blending philanthropy, public funding, bilateral/multilateral finance and private capital. This position will be a key addition to a growing team. S/he will help provide the financial analysis, models and research to help design and scale blended finance solutions in countries that Rare operates in.

     

    The ideal candidate is dynamic, resourceful, detail-oriented and high-energy, with the ability to produce high quality outputs and problem solve under high pressure environments. S/he is creative, analytical and well organized, and a strong communicator.

     

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Create financial models in support of blended finance products, that aim to mobilize private and public sector capital.
    • Provide support on all the Blended Finance Initiative’s investment and advisory operations, including problem solving on complex issues of implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Produce reports, lessons learned, case studies, and examples.
    • Research and analyze blended finance products and green bonds issuances, including environmental and social issues.
    • Conduct ESG research and analysis on sovereign and supranational institutions, as well as on public and private financial institutions.
    • Coordinate the research and development of key reports for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Contribute to the development of an internal ESG and green bonds methodology.

     

    Experience & Education:

    • Minimum 3 years of experience in finance, responsible investment and/or financial analysis, ideally in an investment banking role.
    • Strong finance background and financial modeling skills, especially fixed income products.
    • Advanced technology skills, including Excel and other modeling and statistical packages
    • Good knowledge investment products and fixed income issues and trends.
    • Understanding and interest in ESG and green finance issues.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate complex information in a user-friendly way, including outstanding skills in writing, editing and presenting.
    • Creative and entrepreneurial streak with proven ability to find new solutions and influence the thinking of others.
    • Ability to travel internationally at least 20% of the time.
    • A genuine passion for delivering significant social and environmental impact.
    • Prior experience in an international, multi-cultural work environment is essential, with willingness to work flexible hours on an as-needed basis to serve the needs of a global organization with diverse time zones.
    • Understanding of natural capital and ecosystem services valuation preferred.
    • Knowledge of Islamic finance a plus.
    • BS/BA required; MBA or relevant Master’s degree preferred.
    • Proficiency in other languages is a plus, especially Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese or Bahasa Indonesia

     

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