Investment & Portfolio Manager

Your Role & Tasks

As an Investment & Portfolio Manager (m/f/d), you will be part of YSB's mission to harness the power of business to end poverty. You will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of the investment process and in some aspects of portfolio management. Your main responsibilities are to maintain a strong pipeline of businesses and prepare them to become investible deals. Major focus would be to build up a pipeline of strong deals (min 5), especially in the agribusiness sector and preparing the social businesses to become investment-ready. You will collaborate with the Portfolio Manager and Co-Investment Manager at various stages of the investment process.

Your tasks include but are not limited to the following:


Performing due diligence processes for social businesses in our pipeline, including validation of the business and financial model, preparation of Review /Investment Committee meetings, determination of financing structure (equity and debt), preparation and negotiation of term sheets and contracts

Improving the due diligence and investment process

Sourcing and Preparing Business to Become Investible

Developing the Social Business pipeline, including sourcing new Social Business opportunities and initial screening of business plans

Developing and implementing the investment-readiness programs, including adaptation of the architecture of the program to the local context, organization of the workshops and the coaching/mentoring of selected entrepreneurs, linking the entrepreneurs to mentors, experts and markets or investors during the program

Continuously improving the investment-readiness program

Portfolio Management

Working closely with Social Business entrepreneurs in the portfolio in order to understand their needs and provide them with on-going support to develop and grow their social businesses

Ensuring monthly, quarterly and annual reporting is performed by the social businesses in the portfolio, ensuring due escalation of any issues (lack of reporting, underperformance, mission drift)

Preparation of monthly local and quarterly international portfolio reviews

Continuous improvement of the portfolio management processes, including reporting and tracking tools to monitor and evaluate the social and financial impact, as well as the processes that ensure that adequate resources are matched to the needs of the entrepreneurs

Other Topics

Building up, structuring and managing the set-up of joint venture initiatives and projects with multinational companies in close cooperation with the Managing Director and counter-part at YSB Global Initiatives (Germany) and subsequent managing of consultant team working on joint venture projects

Participating in global workstreams on a variety of topics contributing to the development of YSB globally i.e. working with team members in YSB Global Initiatives and other country teams to support on a diverse range of topics including: development of new tools, processes and products, impact assessment, research etc.

Collaborating closely with the international Investment and Portfolio team (based in Germany) on Fund-related topics

Any other activities dealing with the day-to-day or long-term business continuity and serving the purpose of advancing Yunus Social Business

What you bring to the table

Solid experience with and a proven track record in Impact Investing, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration

Relevant work experience in Africa; East Africa experience is a plus

Analytical approach

Entrepreneurial mindset, self-driven and can-do mentality

You have a passion for social business and the ventures we invest in

Independent work style and a quick learner

A high level of personal integrity and teamwork spirit

Able and willing to travel outside of Kampala for up to 30% of your time

About Yunus Social Business

Yunus Social Business (YSB) is a philanthropic fund for social businesses and venture builder for corporate social businesses. Co-founded in 2011 by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, our mission is to promote social business as a sustainable alternative to long-term aid, bridging the gap between business and philanthropy.

YSB is headquartered in Berlin, with on-the-ground presence in Brazil, Colombia, India, Kenya and Uganda. Today, our social businesses already serve over 13 million people in emerging and developing countries.

We are currently a global team of 50+ people with experience in entrepreneurship, consulting, venture capital, business incubation, finance and international development. We also work with an amazing community of freelance impact and business consultants, design thinking experts, startup catalysts and mentors for our projects

How to apply

Please apply by 14 November, 2021 sending (as PDF)

  • Your English Resume (max. 2 pages, without a photo)
  • A meaningful cover letter, mentioning where you’ve heard of this opportunity, explaining your motivation for the job, your enthusiasm for the role and, most importantly, what makes you a good fit for the position
  • Your earliest starting date and your salary expectations

Contact Person: Eliane Knobbe

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis. We look forward to hearing from you!