Sunday, 3 April 2016

Bertha Centre African Investing for Impact Barometer Internship 2016

The African Investing for Impact (AIFI) Barometer is an annual publication produced by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It strives to objectively depict the spectrum of investments in Africa, which seek to combine financial returns and positive impact on society and the environment.

Position summary

This role is an opportunity for a talented graduate student interested in responsible and impact investment on the African continent. The candidate must be professional, able to work independently and driven. It is essential to have excellent research, writing and organisational skills.

The successful applicant should have previous knowledge of the investment management industry. Previous knowledge of responsible investment and impact investment would also be an advantage. This internship is for two days per week and a stipend will be disbursed.

Main duties and responsibilities

The intern is required to support the lead researcher (Mr. Xolisa Dhlamini) and the head of the publication, (associate professor Stephanie Giamporcaro) in the following ways:
  • Assisting with research on investing for impact in Africa
  • Assisting with identifying fund managers, contacting them and organising the data collected
  • Assisting with analysing the data collected and drafting research findings
  • Own computer
  • Proficient with use of MS suite, particularly Excel
  • Attention to detail in data gathering, analysis and reporting
  • Understanding of investment/fund management principles
  • Ability to gather and analyse large amounts of data

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • A team player who can work independently
Please send a brief CV and one-page cover letter explaining why you meet the criteria to:, stating "Barometer Research Intern" in the subject line.

Location: Cape Town

Applications will close on 6 April 2016. No late applications will be accepted. 

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