Investor Relations Intern at One Acre

One Acre

 Kenya
Last Seen: 7th May 2021

Company NameOne Acre

Job TypeInternship


One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. About The Role

One Acre Fund relies on grant funding to support our operational deficit, but also takes on debt to finance working capital needs. You will join the Investor Relations team at One Acre Fund, which manages our debt needs, identifies and grows relationships with lenders, and does financial modeling to inform borrowing decisions

The Investor Relations team is a team of 3 people, based in NY, and part of the larger Finance Division. You will report to the Investor Relations manager, and work with other members of the Finance Department across the USA and East Africa. The internship is remote-friendly.

Responsibilities
  • Lender Relationship Management Support and Due Diligence: You will prepare materials for lenders to support due diligence and proposals submissions. Materials will include financial information and summaries of One Acre Fund’s operations.
  • Reporting: You will help prepare our quarterly lender report, including the analyses of One Acre Fund’s performance against budget. You will also assist the Investor Relations team with other loan compliance tasks (monitoring questionnaires, interest payments)
  • Financial Modeling: You will support financial modeling projects (forecasts, FX risk) in collaboration with the larger Finance Division

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to summarize information in writing and verbally; to help lenders understand One Acre Fund’s operations
  • Experience in corporate finance and financial statement analysis
  • Knowledge of Excel (google sheets a plus), including pivot tables, complex formulas (e.g. Index, Match, Lookups), ability to manage large datasets
  • Familiarity with and interest in impact investing and socially responsible investing
  • Leadership experience at work, school clubs, or volunteer organizations
  • Exceptional recent college graduates or young professionals with Bachelor’s degrees in Finance; you are encouraged to apply if you are pursuing a Graduate degree in Business, Policy or International Relations
  • Language: English

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