Global Communities

Senior Investment Manager

Development Finance
Posted Date
Silver Spring


Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. 


Global Communities is seeking a Senior Investment Manager to join the Development Finance team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or in San Diego, California. This role will lead the development of new investment opportunities, lead prospective investments through our investment process, and manage a portfolio of companies’ post-investment in line with Vitas Ventures’ strategy and investment thesis. This is a highly entrepreneurial role in emerging market venture investing and fintech innovation, suitable for an investment professional based in the Middle East or Africa. The role will also support investor relations, board/investment committee reporting, and other strategic work at the HQ level.



As an organization working to advance public health, Global Communities has an obligation to model best practices and to do all we can to protect each other, our partners and the communities where we work.  To ensure the continuity and effectiveness of our business operations, Global Communities is adopting a policy to safeguard the health of our visitors, employees, families, and the larger global community from COVID-19.  Effective January 3, 2022, all U.S.-based Global Communities employees are required to provide proof of having received full dosage of COVID-19 vaccine that is FDA approved, approved for emergency use authorization, or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with Global Communities, as a condition of employment.


  • Lead the development of the investment portfolio by building a strong pipeline of investment opportunities in local markets across the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan region
  • Lead all aspects of the investment cycle from origination, initial eligibility screening, on-site due diligence to investment proposal drafting, presentation to senior management and independent investment committee, deal structuring, and portfolio company monitoring
  • Lead legal and structuring discussions with potential investees, from formulating initial terms and conditions, to support in drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements
  • Build and actively manage portfolio of investments, including potentially representing Vitas Ventures on Boards and/or in a strategic advisory role
  • Interface closely with HQ Vitas Group and Vitas Ventures staff, providing key inputs for Ventures eminence and marketing and internal communications to Vitas Group Senior Management, Board, and Investment Committee.
  • Build and manage relationships with global and regional investors, entrepreneurs, service providers
  • Support in high level strategic discussions including funding and fund structuring, and in representing Vitas Ventures at conferences, events, and other relevant events

Position Special Responsibilities 

  • Willingness to travel 30% or more (will be altered based on the status of pandemic-induced travel restrictions).
  • Promote a culture of excellence, inclusion, learning, support, diversity and innovation

Travel Requirements

  • Willingness to travel 30% or more (will be altered based on the status of pandemic-induced travel restriction).


  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline and a minimum of six years of related work experience or a minimum of ten years of related work experience. MBA or similar advanced degree is a significant plus.
  • Significant experience in early-stage investing, preferably in equity or quasi equity products, financial services, technology, management consulting, investment banking, and/or marketing – opportunity provides responsibilities scaled to experience.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for entrepreneurship and tech-enabled solutions to poverty and financial inclusion.
  • Experience working in or with startups or growth-stage enterprises in emerging markets, ideally as an entrepreneur, manager and/or principal investor.
  • Experience working and/or living in Middle East or Africa.
  • Exceptional written, communication and presentation skills in English and Arabic
  • Must have U.S. work authorization.

The salary range for this position is $89,806 to $134,709. Salary determinations are made based on several factors including experience, qualifications, location, internal equity, and budget.


Global Communities holds strict safeguarding principles and has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. In the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment, Global Communities will conduct robust reference and background screening checks, including international vetting as a signature of the Global Misconduct Disclosure Scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded, and abuse is prevented.  The incumbent is required to carry out their duties in accordance with Global Communities Safeguarding policy and the Standards of Conduct.


Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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