Partnership Advisor for Impact Investing

Abt Associates - Investing in Women
  • Location
    Makati, Philippines
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 02

Position description

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We work with our clients to implement bold, innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors, contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Abt Associates is an organisation that has a personal commitment to its staff and as such we value the long-term relationships that we build with the people who work for us.


Investing in Women

Investing in Women (IW) is a multi-country Australian Government initiative in Southeast Asia that seeks to improve women’s economic participation as employees and as entrepreneurs and influence the enabling environment to promote Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). It commenced in April 2016 with operations in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar and is due to run through to June 2023.  It is managed out of the Gender Equality Branch (GEB) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra. The Program is supporting the following outcomes:

  • More businesses achieve improved gender equality in their workplaces
  • Intentional impact investments in women’s small and medium enterprises (WSMEs) increase
  • Positive shifts in gender norms related to workplace gender equality

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The Opportunity

Within the Market Building sub-component of P2, the Partnership Advisor – Impact Investing will oversee a portfolio of industry networks and intermediaries in impact investing and gender lens investing. The role will be responsible for:

  • Managing engagement between IW and a range of strategic industry partners
  • Implementing the P2’s investor engagement strategy
  • Contributing to IW learnings agenda on private sector partnership to promote women’s economic empowerment


Key Duties

  • Support the implementation and refinement of a well- targeted P2 Investment Plan (2019 – 2023), specifically around investor engagement and working with industry champions to build the business case for impact investors to take an intentional gender lens

Portfolio Management

  • Provide technical inputs to the industry partnerships, including performance incentives and clear vision for results
  • Lead appropriate due diligence assessments of new partners and monitor investment compliance, performance, and impact
  • Manage a portfolio of industry partnerships (global, regional, and Australia)

Investor Engagement

  • Oversee development and implementation of the P2 investor engagement strategy to move more Asian capital into impact investing and gender lens investing for the Target Countries
  • Support the refinement of the business case for impact investors to take an intentional gender lens
  • Actively promote P2’s agenda at related industry forums and conferences

IW Program Coordination

  • Provide technical inputs on MEL findings to help build the business case for investments in women’s SMEs
  • Contribute to P2 inputs for IW reporting (including Annual Plans), MEL reviews, and related communications material, such as brochures, website content, and social media outlets
  • Submit travel reports and claims for reimbursements in a timely manner

Further information regarding other key duties is included in the Information for Applicants in the ‘View Position Description’.


Key Requirements

  • Understanding of global fields of gender lens investing and impact investing, as well as opportunities created by Asian capital providers
  • Ability to proactively engage, influence, and build relationships within regional and global impact investing industry, and with experts in gender lens investing
  • Technical capability in investment and finance; knowledge building and investor relations; and/or quantitative analysis
  • Ability to (a) deliver concise, intuitive communication material and (b) develop compelling knowledge products to engage the investor community
  • Familiarity with, knowledge of, and/or experience working in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment issues, especially in South East Asia
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Application instructions

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