Analyst, Debt Conversions

Employer Name The Nature Conservancy   Address 4245 North Fairfax Drive
Job Type Full-time, Permanent   Address 2
Experience 2 - 5 Years   City Arlington
Education Bachelors Degree   State Virginia
  Zip Code 22203

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Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Analyst will maintain, track, and report on key data related to the scope and priorities of program activities. They will develop advanced knowledge of deal transactions in order to provide financial modeling, programmatic support and coordination related to each project. They will adapt processes and implement recommended practices in order to improve effectiveness. They will create program materials, perform financial analysis and research related to program activities, and provide recommendations based on that research and analysis. They will provide project management support, coordinate with stakeholders for program success, and may serve as contact person with financial institutions and other partners. The Analyst will communicate with staff in various programs across The Nature Conservancy. They will keep up-to-date on market trends and best practices in conservation finance and impact investment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Support multiple members of the Debt Conversions team on meeting strategic priorities by working across multiple tasks and workstreams, including, but not limited to: financial modelling, due diligence, risk assessment, project coordination, market research, and development of internal and external written and presentation materials and tools;
Manage the financial model and tailoring the model to country deals; prepare concept briefs and presentations for country governments, and draft and coordinate the development of deal approval documents (including Board papers).
Manage workstreams and deliverables with several variables - set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, and ensure accountability;
Some travel, less than 20% of time, will be required;
Act independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems;
Ensure programmatic work is collaborative and well-integrated across the organization, including NatureVest, global and regional teams;
Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
Ensure programmatic compliance of TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements;
Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.

Required Skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience doing financial analysis;
Experience using and developing complex financial models;
Experience coordinating projects;
Experience generating reports and analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data;
Experience working with cross-functional teams; and
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working in debt capital markets, sovereign debt, and/or development/conservation finance;
Experience with blended and/or structured finance projects, particularly requiring credit enhancement;
Multi-lingual skills (French, Portuguese, or Spanish) and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated;
Team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across a global organization and with The Nature Conservancy partners;
Experience working with governments, multi-lateral, and/or bi-lateral institutions, particularly in finance;
Ability to implement complex processes;
International work experience desirable;
Experience coordinating complex time-bound projects;
Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks;
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
The Nature Conservancy is committed to diversity and encourages candidates with diverse and nontraditional backgrounds to apply.

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